Repertory of the Elements

Language
English
Type
Hardback
Publisher
Alonnissos
Author(s) 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
More Information
ISBN9789074817158
AuthorJan Scholten
TypeHardback
LanguageEnglish
Publication date2004-07
Pages352
PublisherAlonnissos
Review

This book review is reprinted from Volume 10, 2004 Edition of The American Homeopath with permission from The American Homeopath.

Reviewed by Melanie Grimes, RSHom (NA), CCH

This new repertory contains a wealth of information, not only the list of 40,000 entries and 15,000 rubrics, but also suggests a whole new way of perceiving remedies. The book is meant as an addition and reference to the material in Scholten's previous works, Homeopathy and Minerals and Homeopathy and the Elements; however, this book provides much more than reference material. It explains and details a whole new way of thinking.

Upon first opening the hardback inside front cover of the book, the reader is presented with a detailed and descriptive periodic table of the elements, which continues in a fold-out on the inside back cover. This graph describes each "stage" in a few succinct words, such as Stage 1, Initiate: One, Single, Simple, Sole, Start, Begin, Impulsive, Instinctive, etc. The final element in that column is Caesium, for which the graph lists "Don Quichotte, Pioneer." Studying this graph alone will shed light into many old and new remedy pictures.

The introduction to the repertory is a very complete overview of Scholten's previous work on the elements, with many new additions. He includes his new ideas on naming of remedies, as well as the history and structure of repertories, explaining his decisions about the manner in which he has organized the data. His arrangement of rubrics is divided into three parts: Subject, Thematic, and Dynamic. The Dynamic aspect is the modality. The Thematic is the "verb," or sensation (Bonninghausen), or phenomena (Reper-torium Universale).

Reading through the rubrics themselves sheds light and understanding on remedy pictures, as the rubrics are arranged with the noun first, for instance, Family, Brother, Abandoned (one remedy 6-carb-p.) Which leads to the next new concept in this book, the naming of remedies.

What is 6-carb-p? In a list of remedy names that takes up nearly 80 pages, Scholten renames every remedy in our repertory. 6carb-p is Carbonseries phosphoricum. (OK, I'm a little bit lost, too, but intrigued.) Scholten also includes a very extensive, 25-page list of Families, demonstrating fascinating remedy relationships.

Scholten presents some very compelling reasons to change remedy names, such as suggesting that all animal remedies mention the species first, then the body part, so that Lac humanum would become Homo sapiens lac, and suggesting that acids be listed with anions before catons, making Fluoric acid into Acidum fluor. He also suggests that mineral remedies start with 3-letter abbreviations, leaving plants and animals to start with four. This solves some of the current confusion on this topic, creating Rho for Rhodium, and leaving Rhod for Rhododendron. I think this makes a lot of sense, but I have to admit a sentimental attachment to some of our old remedy names, such as dear old Calcarea, which becomes cal-c., but I think this concept holds a lot of promise for simplification and clarification.

This book is a valuable addition not only to our repertories, but also to our thought process. Scholten has challenged us all to rethink and expand our minds to greater understanding of our remedies.

Those familiar with Scholten's previous work will find this book to be a valuable resource. Those unfamiliar, will welcome the detailed information Scholten shares of his insights into the mineral materia medica.

Review

This book review is reprinted from Volume 10, 2004 Edition of The American Homeopath with permission from The American Homeopath.

Reviewed by Melanie Grimes, RSHom (NA), CCH

This new repertory contains a wealth of information, not only the list of 40,000 entries and 15,000 rubrics, but also suggests a whole new way of perceiving remedies. The book is meant as an addition and reference to the material in Scholten's previous works, Homeopathy and Minerals and Homeopathy and the Elements; however, this book provides much more than reference material. It explains and details a whole new way of thinking.

Upon first opening the hardback inside front cover of the book, the reader is presented with a detailed and descriptive periodic table of the elements, which continues in a fold-out on the inside back cover. This graph describes each "stage" in a few succinct words, such as Stage 1, Initiate: One, Single, Simple, Sole, Start, Begin, Impulsive, Instinctive, etc. The final element in that column is Caesium, for which the graph lists "Don Quichotte, Pioneer." Studying this graph alone will shed light into many old and new remedy pictures.

The introduction to the repertory is a very complete overview of Scholten's previous work on the elements, with many new additions. He includes his new ideas on naming of remedies, as well as the history and structure of repertories, explaining his decisions about the manner in which he has organized the data. His arrangement of rubrics is divided into three parts: Subject, Thematic, and Dynamic. The Dynamic aspect is the modality. The Thematic is the "verb," or sensation (Bonninghausen), or phenomena (Reper-torium Universale).

Reading through the rubrics themselves sheds light and understanding on remedy pictures, as the rubrics are arranged with the noun first, for instance, Family, Brother, Abandoned (one remedy 6-carb-p.) Which leads to the next new concept in this book, the naming of remedies.

What is 6-carb-p? In a list of remedy names that takes up nearly 80 pages, Scholten renames every remedy in our repertory. 6carb-p is Carbonseries phosphoricum. (OK, I'm a little bit lost, too, but intrigued.) Scholten also includes a very extensive, 25-page list of Families, demonstrating fascinating remedy relationships.

Scholten presents some very compelling reasons to change remedy names, such as suggesting that all animal remedies mention the species first, then the body part, so that Lac humanum would become Homo sapiens lac, and suggesting that acids be listed with anions before catons, making Fluoric acid into Acidum fluor. He also suggests that mineral remedies start with 3-letter abbreviations, leaving plants and animals to start with four. This solves some of the current confusion on this topic, creating Rho for Rhodium, and leaving Rhod for Rhododendron. I think this makes a lot of sense, but I have to admit a sentimental attachment to some of our old remedy names, such as dear old Calcarea, which becomes cal-c., but I think this concept holds a lot of promise for simplification and clarification.

This book is a valuable addition not only to our repertories, but also to our thought process. Scholten has challenged us all to rethink and expand our minds to greater understanding of our remedies.

Those familiar with Scholten's previous work will find this book to be a valuable resource. Those unfamiliar, will welcome the detailed information Scholten shares of his insights into the mineral materia medica.