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Repertory of the Elements

by Jan Scholten

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The Repertory of the Elements shows the information form the books of Jan Scholten Homeopathy and Minerals and Homeopathy and the Elements, combined with numerous additions from later discoveries. Its a very valuable source of information to find the information in these books. Furthermore its a good tool to learn the way of thinking of the Element Theory. It helps you to differentiate between the stages and series by showing the different nuances of them.

Families
This repertory has some special features. Most of the entries are families instead of remedies. For instance the rubric Homesick has the phosphoricums as an entry instead of phos. It helps you to think in families, which gives you a wider range of applying homeopathy. The second is the arrangement of the rubrics. Its done on the most informative concept, for instance mother instead of delusion.

Theory
Included are some articles on the theoretical background of repertories and suymptoms. The concept of Basic Symptoms makes makes the structure of symptoms clear and understandabkle. And the retrievel of symptoms more efficient.


Introduction
A repertory is a list of symptoms connected to remedies
This repertory has been in preparation for a long time. At first it wasnt my intention to write a repertory.
There are good repertories in use. And the structure of Homeopathy and Minerals andHomeopathy and the Elements is such that a repertory wasnt needed, I thought.

New repertory
So why a new repertory then? The first reason is that many homeopaths are working with repertories
as their basic tool. Some homeopaths even think and speak in repertory language, for example
Delusion, confusion, others will see. The presentation of the information in the form of a repertory
makes easily it more accessible. The information inHomeopathy and Minerals andHomeopathy and
the Elements is more available and can be used in repertorisations.

New Rubrics
Another reason is that there are many new rubrics in this repertory. They are new in the sense that
theyre not found in existing repertories. A great amount of rubrics in this repertory is new. The new
information is predominantly actions from the stages, family members and professions.
Families
New in this repertory is that most entries are families instead of single remedies. This is the
consequence of group analysis, classification of remedies. Many symptoms are common for a group, a series, stage or an element of the periodic table. In those cases is easier to see the family as an entry instead of having the whole list of them. For the computer versions of this repertory the families will be replaced by the single remedies, in order to have a working version.
For most of the known remedies the names and abbreviations are unchanged. For new ones I've systematised them. Expalnations about names and abbreviataions of remedies and families can be found in the chapterRemedies and Nomenclature at page 11.

Considerations
In preparing and constructing this repertory some ideas and concepts have been formed. A crucial concept is that of the 'basic symptom'. An explanation of it can be found in the chapter Basic symptoms at page 7. This concept also influenced the arrangement of the symptoms. Other considerations about the arrangement can be found in the chapter Arrangement at page 9. Hints for better use of the repertory cab be found in the in the chapter Use at page 13. The Colorpreferences are only indicated by codes and despcriptions. For the color tables one has to look in 'Colors in Homeopathy' by Ulrich Welte.

Conclusion
This repertory is far from finished or complete. All knowledge is in progress. But I have the impression that this repertory can have its place in the homeopathic literature. I foresee that it will help many homeopaths to become more familiar with the way of thinking in my books. The repertory can even be used as a study of Materia Medica, especially in the form of differential diagnosis. I hope you, as a reader will enjoy it.


Introductions
2 Colofon
4 Acknowledgements
5 Table of contents
6 Introduction
7 Basic symptoms
9 Arrangement
11 Remedies and nomenclature
13 Use
14 Development
15 A model for a new repertory

Mind
21 Mind: Action, Thematic
21 Action
81 Character
96 Emotion
98 Mood
102 Quality
114 Profession
119 Preposition
120 Mind: Subject, Setting
120 Abstract
129 Mind
130 Family
173 Person
185 Animal
185 Nature
187 Body
188 Thing
192 Region

General
195 General: Object, Dynamic
195 Time day
197 Weather
199 Food
205 Motion
207 Body: Action, Thematic
207 Build
209 Sensation
211 Disease

Body
213 Body: Subject, Setting
213 Tissue
215 Head
217 Nerves
219 Eye
221 Face
223 Nose
225 Mouth
227 Arm
229 Neck
231 Chest
233 Stomach
235 Breast
237 Genital
239 Genital female
241 Rectum
243 Leg
245 Skin
247 Acupoints

Families, Relationships
251 Families

Names, Abbreviations
279 Names
Repertory of the Elements
ISBN 9789074817158
Language English
Author Jan Scholten
Pages 352
Publication Date 2004-07
Type Hardback
Printed in The Netherlands
Publisher Alonnissos

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