‘Pleomorphism’, which literally translates to mean ‘many forms’ is the antidote to the misguided medical approach that was born along with the ‘germ theory’. As Wilhelm Reich would say, “I am trying to convince the serious reader that principles of thought do not represent a philosophical luxury, but that on the contrary they decide questions of life and death, health and disease for humanity”. So, what is wrong with the germ theory, and how is it ‘fixed’ by pleomorphism?
Without going deeply into the technical details, I’d like to start simply by presenting the key concepts which can be taken from this historical debate. The basic idea of the germ theory is that when pathogenic germs which are outside of us manage to get past our immune defences, then we have become “infected”. Furthermore, that when studying a given germ, it always remains the same in terms of its identity and structure.
The much more carefully conducted observations of pleomorphic scientists observed something radically different : that a given germ which is inside of us, will change its structure and identity in response to changes in our inner environment. In other words, if we go from a happy state to a stressed state, a harmless germ inside of us may adapt by becoming pathogenic.
The big shift in thinking around pleomorphism, essentially puts the locus of health within the responsibility of the individual, and what they do for their physical and emotional health to keep their inner terrain in an optimal condition. This is very different from the philosophy of conventional medicine which focusses almost exclusively on a war-like mode of attacking any potential “foreign” invader from getting inside of you, or worse, if it has got inside, then your body becomes the battle ground for the chemical warfare of pharmaceutical drugs, and suffers much “collateral damage” in the process.
To be clear, there are extreme life-and-death situations where a suppressive medical approach, including the use of antibiotics, for example, is temporarily necessary to make sure the life and limb are preserved. But this situation occurs much less often than you would think by the number of prescriptions written for antibiotics.
Likewise, the philosophy of vaccination works on the same premise — that a strong effort must be poured into building up specific immunity, in an attempt to keep certain infections from ever breaching the borders of our immune system. The problem with the method of vaccination (but not its concept) is that it creates an incredible weakening of the general immune system, which is precisely what you need to help keep you healthy in the face of any pathogen, and not just the handful that you’ve been vaccinated for.
The suppressive effect of antibiotics, given the understanding that pathogens change form to match the condition of their host environment, actually prevents your body from using its own inner defences, and creates a state of toxic build up, and pathogenic forms which lay latent in your system, rather than coming to their own cycle of resolution through the natural pleomorphic stages which lead back to a healthy form.
Mix all of these concepts together with the base Heilkunst concept of disease, which understands the unique “state of mind” for each, and then this pleomorphic understanding of germs becomes even clearer, in terms of understanding how a given pathogenic cycle is governed by this given state of mind. Also, the resolution of the pleomorphic germ cycle is brought to completion when the correct remedy or remedies are given to the patient.