Have You Lost Your Inner Value? A Vignette on Aurum Metallicum Discussing an Excerpt From Our Book-in-Progress on Staphysagria

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Jeff Korentayer
Why, hello, Allyson McQuinn!

Allyson McQuinn
Well, hello, Jeffrey Korentayer! How are you?

Jeff Korentayer
I’m doing very well. Thank you so much. So the reason we are here today in this format is we want to talk about actually something that you recently wrote. You wrote a nice piece on the homeopathic remedy “Aurum Metallicum”. But to give that an even greater context, you were writing as a piece in the book in progress that we are both working on together on the remedy “Staphysagria”. That’s been a big project. But yeah, you’ve been very graciously stepping in and putting some of these pieces together. And why do we even want to do that? What if we’re writing a book about Staphysagria? Why are you writing about Aurum? Well, the main theme of Staphysagria is on the theme of dignity and honor and anger, victimization – things like that. And we wanted to take a range of some other homeopathic remedies, which can be used as comparisons for other aspects of anger and similar themes to the Staphysagria. So that’s the bigger context here today. But Allyson, do you want to talk a little bit about your article or at least the first point in your article where we’re starting with Aurum?

Allyson McQuinn
Yeah, with pleasure. And I think it came up because we were discussing over dinner the other night how Aurum is a remedy for this particular time that we find ourselves in. And I’ve been doing a lot of studying around Aurum as the remedy being derived from gold. And in Heilkunst and homeopathic studies, we always look at something called the doctrine of signatures, which means, really, How does gold feature historically and time.

Why this is important for our time is because a lot of people that have suddenly found themselves at home without their work, minimized with regards to being able to go out or access the things that they normally have access to, can actually really minimize our inner value. And this can cause an enormous amount of rage. And rightly so if we feel that our capacities or our generative power is being minimized, and especially if that’s not from our own choice. So just to lead off with what I had written in the chapter for Staphysagria about Aurum…

Jeff Korentayer
I’m just going to bring your document up on screen if that’s where you’re going to look at. And also, just if I could take one moment more here. I will ask anyone who is watching, you can type if you have any questions or even comments. And if you’re watching on Facebook or you’re watching on YouTube right now, feel free to type your comment or your question into the comment box and we will be able to address that live. We’ll just time it according to (if we’re in the middle of saying something, we’ll, of course, wait till the end of that before we bring your comment in). But yeah, we do appreciate all of that. And as I say, that’s open for you to enter down below. And I will turn it back over to Allyson in two shakes of a lamb’s tail. There you go, hon. So yeah, you’ve got your document and back to our regularly scheduled talk.

Allyson McQuinn
Awesome. Thank you. So Aurum is a homeopathic remedy, as I mentioned, derived from gold. And it’s interesting to note that prior to the federal reserve, a private company that was set up by the Rockefeller family, bank notes (and a lot of people don’t know this) are actually just a representation of the gold that you would have had in your bank account. So let’s say, you and I, Jeff, we had a business transaction and you wanted to buy a quarter of my cow so that you could have meat for the winter. On the basis of the gold that was in your bank account, because it was really heavy and to bring that gold bar out and bite off a chunk to give me in trade for the side of beef, that was gonna be really awkward. So these temporary or, really, representation and it’s funny that we call bills, you know, notes while they’re bills of sale. They’re bank notes. They’re notes, based on the gold that we use to hold in reserve within our bank accounts. Now it’s interesting to know that the federal reserve in modern times, actually is not related to any federal organization. It was started by the Rockefellers. And the interesting thing is that at any moment, the Rockefellers have the right to pull all those bank notes back in. And we’re like, “Oh my gosh, that’s my value in my wallet. That’s representative of the generative work that I’ve done.” And what we’re learning through this whole process is that, “Wow, my inner gold or self worth is actually hinged on an illusion.” Right? That’s why, right now, the crypto currencies are going wild. And people like Jeff Berwick is saying buy gold guys. Buy gold, because it is an opportunity to reclaim our worth.

Jeff Korentayer
And a couple of interesting things I want to comment on what you just said there, you we’re using that example of me buying a quarter of your cow. The interesting stat I saw recently, as far as the value of gold, it’s stayed quite steady over time. And the statistic I saw (I forgot the exact timeframe that was being compared), but basically, the value of one ounce of gold today will buy just about one whole cow. And that has remained a constant over the years. I forgot the timeframe they were using, but when they went back X number of years, the same constant was true – that one ounce of gold for one cow. So yeah, this whole idea you’re saying, Allyson, of when somebody else now comes in and they substitute the gold and it now becomes something you can manipulate, you’re right. It gets right into the theme of Aurum which is now somebody else can manipulate your value and you can’t express and manifest who you are and your value in the world, in that sense.

Allyson McQuinn
Yeah, well said. And I think, as I was studying and researching for writing this piece, I unearthed other interesting stories about people – men that have worked on Wall Street. And when the crash occurred in the 1930s, two of them (not as many as we were led to believe), walked just to the edge of the windows and jumped. And this is kind of a very Aurum rubric that we find in our literature a lot is that the individual, when they lose their value, it is an outer manifestation. If the stock market crashes, the idea is that my value should remain intact under the dominion of God or whatever creator gave me life. That state of mind is one that cannot be torn asunder, right? Or I’m in a state of Aurum.

What often has happened is that the thumbprint of a parent has told that child from early on. And I served a patient years ago where his father was the owner of seven multinational companies. And he gave him like a little piece of business to take care of underneath that umbrella of the seven month multinational companies. And just paraded the sun and made him feel awful. And he was out for a ski one day, and his father kept calling and saying, “You’re lousy,” “You’re useless,” “You have no value,” “You suck at this. I can’t trust you one bit.” I mean, it’s horrible and abusive. But this young man (this son), had never known anything other because he had never had it intrinsically embedded in him that his worth was sound.

So you can imagine, as practitioners, working with this patient. Or other practitioners in our field, working with individuals who have had their complete value, we wrote it. And really, then it becomes like an external decision by a false authority to define your value. And I think a lot, again, just going back, this has happened in this modern time that we’re in that were like, holy crap. I didn’t realize how much I could be puppeted by external forces of false authority. And erode my value now that I’m, maybe, home without a job, trapped with my kids who are really grappling with their own value because school has been their false authority. They’ve lost, really, the intrinsic or inherent knowledge of who they are with regards to learning and pursuit of happiness and liberty. So all of this is coming up for a lot of people right now.

Jeff Korentayer
And yeah, you’re right. It’s a very relevant remedy in the current situation for all the reasons you just said. And you reminded me as well, just now, of when we’re doing this comparison between the remedy Aurum and the remedy Staphysagria, they have a lot in common – with a lot of dots we can join between the two of them. But as you’re saying here, the Aurum is related to this inner value. And as far as our creative capacity or productive capacity in the world, the obvious examples of having a job and going to a job and feeling that sense of purpose every day, that’s the Aurum. That’s the Aurum meaning, that’s that sense. Where in Staphysagria – the sense of anger, the sense of dignity, all these other things – are coming from a different place. And in the Staphysagria remedy, the main remedy of this book, you can say it’s a dignity or it’s a sense of identity, which gets more to the general human dignity or the broader sense of who our human identity is. So that’s where we have all the things like human rights, and of course, all the change in our society over the last number of decades between equalization of rights, between races, and between genders and all these things. That’s getting more to the Staphysagria sense of that human dignity or human identity. Whereas the Aurum, as you were just describing it, Allyson, has more that sense of our productive or creative capacity, how we are expressing ourselves in the world as far as those those abilities or capacities. So you’re just reminding me of that, Allyson. I wanted to mention that.

And for anyone, by the way, if anyone has been following our progress on the Staphysagria book, you can go to this page, on our website, arcanum.ca/staphysagria. And if you scroll down, you can enter your name and email. And we don’t send very many emails at all to this. That’s just for sending out news of when the book will be ready to be published. But yes, if you’re interested in what we’re talking about here, boy, wait till you see the book. It’s gonna be full of all kinds of fun stuff like this.

Allyson McQuinn
Yeah, I find it interesting that you make that comparison between Staphysagria and Aurum. And it became very profound for me when I was writing this section on Aurum. Staphysagria, if they have something in their hand and they become incited by rage, they’ll pitch it, right? But Aurum, due to the lack or the loss of dignity, will pitch themselves. They don’t even think about their value at that moment when the Wall Street crashed and became this great depression. They didn’t even think about it. They walked to the edge and jump. They don’t even have any premeditated thoughts around it. It’s just a done deal. And that’s the thing that I really want to bring up. Because right now people are feeling bereft and they have, in many cases, lost their inner value because of this whole pandemic thing. And so the concerning factor is that, and I’m writing this, I’m thinking, “Oh my gosh. We have to tell people that there is a way, really, to get their value back, to help them find new meaning in a different way and actually craft their world.” So that it’s not based on how many paychecks they get from an outside provider. That they have a way through their own creativity. I know because I’ve been connected to the world schoolers for so long. These are people that live all over the world, put a backdrop down and teach English as a second language to children in Japan and China. There are always creative ways to solve these problems. And if you’re not suffering from the Aurum state of mind, it makes it a whole heck of a lot easier to access that creative generative power within us.

Jeff Korentayer
Totally. Yes. Now, you have right in front of your screen here. This story you wrote of an Aurum picture that you experienced (you witnessed) in your own life. Do you want to read that or do you want to contextualize it first?

Allyson McQuinn
No, I can read that. So while I was at university (just apologize for the sirens in the background), I was invited to a roommate’s sister’s house for supper with their family. And the husband, still wearing his suit over supper, spoke about nothing but the goings on in his office. Not one individual present seemed to be paying attention, including his wife (and my friend’s sister). I could tell by looking in her eyes that this was a daily occurrence. And then two months passed, and I was invited back again, as I never said no to free food at that time in my life, because University was lean times. When we arrived, the house was really quiet. And it turned out the husband had been let go of his job. And he was beyond devastated. He was distraught. And I was alarmed at appearance because he looked like a street person. Like an alcoholic down on his luck. He’d lost an incredible amount of weight. At the time, he was nursing a scotch and his eyes were really red rimmed. Clearly, he had been crying. And it seemed that all that vitality had been sucked right from his very being in a most distressing way. And so I decided to sit with him and find out what he was feeling. And as he began to talk, he really started to choke up and he couldn’t actually continue. And his wife came to comfort him by putting her hand on his back. And he was really a shell of his former self, and I wondered if he had the capacity to transcend this profound insult to himself in his psyche.

Jeff Korentayer
Yeah, I think those are some of the most helpful when we have a personal experience, a personal story, like that. For one, like for yourself, for ourselves, it really can cement such an image in our minds really coming to understand a remedy. But likewise, it’s almost as good when you tell that story. It now becomes a teaching story for anyone listening. So I think, as I’m saying, those real life images (those real life stories) are just so full of all of the characteristics that we’re really looking for to understand a given remedy. Right? It’s not just, you know, this is I think… Actually, just yesterday I was doing a video on another topic, but this is what is reminding me of here is when you have a false approach to diagnosis, you just get these generalized abstract labels, “Oh, somebody has depression,” “Somebody has feeling suicidal,” “They have this,” “They have that,” just kind of a generic list of symptoms. But when you give this really vivid, living story, you can really feel the energy of that remedy is. So, I thank you for bringing this in and your great storytelling around that.

Allyson McQuinn
With pleasure. And just to go back to that other fellow that I served many, many years back. As his father was yelling at him on the ski hill, he kept having to take his glove off. And when he got down to the bottom, he realized that both his hand and his ear, that it had exposed from his had to listen to his father screaming at them, were both frostbitten. And the interesting thing about Aurum, really, is that there’s another aspect or another remedy that we study in relationship a lot of the time called Agaricus. And we’re going to write another bit on that today. That’s my project today. And Agaricus is the chief remedy for being suppressed by false authority. But it’s also one of our chief remedies for frostbite.

Jeff Korentayer
Mm hmm. Totally. Yeah. Now, that’s an interesting case for having both the Aurum and the Agaricus part to it. But, anyways, that will take us a little bit further away from our main point. But, yeah, that is a good story.

Allyson McQuinn
Talk about, Jeff, if you will, something you mentioned over our shake this morning, about dignity. The difference between dignity and Staphysagria and in Aurum, if you will. You’re talking about the upper man and the lower man, I was really fascinated by what you were saying.

Jeff Korentayer
Yeah, it is. Thank you for reminding me. Yeah, that is definitely a key theme, or an idea, between the two remedies. The idea of dignity and now, what is different, like what is the Staphysagria dignity versus the Aurum dignity. And as I mentioned a couple of minutes ago, the Staphysagria, their dignity is based on the generic sense of human dignity. “How dare you talk to me that way?” or “How dare you assume I’m…?” Like, “Don’t treat me like a stereotype. But treat me like an individual,” kind of thing. That’s the Staphysagria dignity. Whereas the Aurum, their dignity is coming more from their productive creative power. Now, the question you just asked there, where do we ground that? Well, in the broader understanding of Heilkunst medicine, we look at our whole physiology in terms of their being two beings (two human beings). When here, we are looking at Allyson and Jeff on the screen. When you understand human physiology, there’s actually four people. There’s upper Jeff, there’s lower Jeff; there’s upper Allyson, there’s lower Allyson. So there’s actually four of us doing a broadcast right now. Now to put that into our context of Staphysagria and Aurum, when that dignity is contradicted or frustrated, in Staphysagria you’re getting much more of an expression of the upper being, being frustrated. And in the case of the Aurum remedy, it’s the nether being. So, what that means is in Staphysagria you’ll get what we call anger (the word ‘anger’) and in Aurum I think we’d be much more correct to call that rage instead of anger. And if you’ve ever wondered, “Well, is there a difference between anger and rage?” Well, a good start to that is the anger comes from the upper being and the rage comes from the nether being. In a way, I always think of rage, if you think of that old (I guess, maybe it’s been revised now) that old TV show (it’s a new movie now) The Incredible Hulk. Well, that was an artistic portrayal of rage. When this whole other big green guy kind of pops out, and he can throw cars and do all these things. That’s the activity of rage. Or let’s put it in a positive light. When you hear those stories of just like a baby gets trapped under a car or something like that. The mother, not even knowing what she’s doing, she’s operating from a completely different state of mind. She can come and she can lift up the front end of that car and rescue the baby. Where in a normal waking state, she couldn’t lift something like that. Like we don’t normally think we have that kind of strength. But when you tap into that nether being (which is where the rage comes from, which is also where these tremendous heroic acts can come from as well), that’s that nether being shining right through and really taking over the situation. So that’s to back it up to this difference between the Staphysagria anger and the Aurum rage. That’s really this physiology that we’re looking at – the upper being, the nether being. They both have two very different ways of being in the world, basically.

Allyson McQuinn
Yeah. Well said. So do you want to take a look at what you’d pulled up from Morrison?

Jeff Korentayer
Sure, let me just switch screens here. Oh, yeah, there we are. So Roger Morrison is one of our favorite homeopathic Materia Medica as it’s a very quick reference. And I just have his pages here. And a lot of the things we’ve talked about – the depressive tendency of Aurum, the suicidal tendency – you find that in any Materia Medica. Those are pretty standard features of Aurum. But one of the sides of Aurum, Allyson, you’ve done a really good job portraying the whole state of mind about losing your job. And that story you told of the man who almost looked like a homeless man in his own home. He was so disheveled and all the rest of it. That’s a very clear picture of Aurum. But I like what he has here in the Morrison book. He has another side, almost like a hidden side, of Aurum where you wouldn’t see someone as, you know, you wouldn’t call them depressed or suicidal, they wouldn’t even call themselves that. It’s not a thought they have about themselves. But there’s a certain kind of, let’s say, intensity or focus, when they latch on, especially if things of a spiritual nature. They may latch on to a spiritual practice or meditation practice or any number of things like that. And they will do it with such an intensity. It’s kind of coming from this more of this Aurum compensation. They’re trying to grasp on to some kind of thread of meaning in their world. And it’s interesting the way I just said that, the grasping on to meaning. Because I believe you said earlier today, Allyson, (I can’t remember if I just remembered you writing this earlier or me reading it) but the Aurum is related back to the syphilitic miasm. And the syphilitic miasm, again, that’s where the hopelessness, the suicidal feelings, the despair in Aurum comes from because syphilis has all of that in spades. And this whole idea of, as I said, just grasping onto something with this intensity (grasping on for something that’s going to give them their life meaning), and as I say, they don’t even think of themselves as depressed or suicidal or anything like that. But it’s coming out of this syphilitic miasm where that’s the whole essence of syphilis is the very basis of life is destroyed – there is no sense of meaning, there is no sense of hope. We’re just kind of putting one foot in front of the other going through our life, going through our days. But yeah, syphilis, that of course, can lead to the depression and the suicidal thoughts and all the rest of it. But even before then, we have this much more generalized sense of erosion – the whole sense of meaning of life is just kind of whittled away. And if you look at our modern world (our modern society), we very much live in a syphilitic world, right? Again, we have great material abundance by and large, obviously, in our North American lifestyles than many other parts of the world. But yet, there’s a great shadow to that. There can be an incredible spiritual emptiness where more and more people don’t have any idea of what gives life meaning other than “Okay, we’ve booked the next holiday (the next vacation),” this and that. Of course, our topic today on Aurum and all the job losses and other losses that are happening through the current pandemic lockdowns. But regardless of that, let’s say, we weren’t in such a situation, we still find ourselves living in this very syphilitic world. And therefore, this is why we see this very strong overlay of Aurum in our modern world. I’m sorry, so to bring bring it back full circle to the point I started with. So, when we’re in the Morrison and we see this other side that he portrays (this deep intensity or seriousness that someone will latch on to some form of spiritual pursuit – as I said, whether that’s meditation, yoga practice or all the different variations on that – there’s nothing wrong with those things), but other than when we detect that there’s this kind of Aurum drive or an intensity to it, there’s another meaning that’s going on here. And that’s, as I say, that’s what I’m calling the hidden side of Aurum where people don’t realize how their drives are working that matter.

Allyson McQuinn
Yeah. And, I’ve seen it a lot of recent because of the events of recent in women as well – women who have had their purpose stolen from them. And that’s how they perceive that. They can run multiple businesses at home. They can have a thriving yoga practice or be yoga instructors. They can be also meditators – people who are very hyper religious. And it’s all, again, this outside in, really, sense of one’s value – as long as they’re doing all of the things that society says is productive. They’ve derived their wealth or sense of their self very much from these external definitions. So, again, it’s not just business men and women that can suffer an Aurum state. It also can be homeschoolers. And I’ve seen that to people – women that educate their kids at home. At 10 o’clock they do their yoga and then they have their oils business and then they pray or meditate. It’s very regimented, but they’ve forgotten in all of this. And it’s very much a product of our intellectual age that we live in. And again, it’s this definition from the outside in, as opposed to really knowing that as a human with breath in my lungs, I’m enough. With the creative thought in my mind, “I’m enough.” Or “I’m being in an Aurum state,” will rip that knowledge away from the individual. And then the rage just comes over and over. It’s like, “Well, I did this thing. How come God’s not looking after me?” or, “I prayed and I did this business thing. Why isn’t it yielding?” or, “My kids and I are constantly fighting because I want them to do these things.” And again, we’re just imparting the same Aurum state of mind. That’s why I wrote the book about schooling, which is Self-education for Excellence, because I want parents to know that they can actually create a different paradigm for their children, which is that you’re enough. And that you get the opportunity (really, that God-given opportunity), to self-invoke out of volition, who it is you want to be as a result of that inner value intact.

Jeff Korentayer
Very excellent. Yeah. And that’s the key point right there it is. It does come from the inside, and not from the outside. And that’s precisely the challenge or the struggle in the Aurum disease state of mind, that when it’s either literally lost like losing a job or losing that external validation. But yes, that’s the true lesson and the true meaning that comes from that Aurum remedy. Now, we’re probably gonna wrap up shortly. But certainly, we’re so happy to take any of your questions. You can just type them into the question box below. Or, conversely, if you like coming on camera, that’s an option, too. I got a link where you can come and join us.

Allyson McQuinn
We can pipe people in?

Jeff Korentayer
Pipe people in, yeah. Like the news at six o’clock. You know, professional studio.

Allyson McQuinn
Yeah, not the fake news.

Jeff Korentayer
Not the fake news. Real news, real good news.

Allyson McQuinn
Put out the link again, honey, for the book. If you will.

Jeff Korentayer
Oh, of course. Yeah. And if you would like to get news on as we progress through the writing of this Staphysagria book, you can go ahead to our website here, and you can just enter your name and email. We barely ever email to that list. That’s, as I say, just for sending out news when the book is ready to go to print and all the rest of that. But yeah, otherwise, if you don’t have any questions, we’ll wait for another minute or so. I know there’s a delay between our talking and when it goes back and forth from where you’re watching us. So we’re doing a little bit of time traveling here. We’re about one minute in the future from where you guys are coming from. So I’ll keep it open for a moment if someone is still typing. Yeah, we are getting some nice thank you’s and things like that. So, you’re very welcome. We appreciate your attention and sharing the time with us today.

Allyson McQuinn
Just to mention the timeline in the book, hon. We’ve written multiple books published. I have about 20 of them out on to Amazon. But it’s not an easy thing. Think about it as the gestation of an elephant, especially these big heady research pieces there. It takes a lot to pull this together and also have full practice answering acutes on a regular basis when we’re not in front of our patients a few days a week. So, just thank you so much for your patience. We’re going just as fast as our little legs can carry us. This time has actually helped us a little bit because we are also sequestered where we are in the world. And so, yeah, we still have to get up and move and walk around a bit and take a hike and get some groceries. So like you, I feel that it always takes longer than you ever think.

Jeff Korentayer
Mm hmm. What’s the thing? Take your estimate and multiply it by 10? And then, (inaudible)? Yeah.

Allyson McQuinn
All right. Well, Jeff, thank you so much for taking time out. I know Fridays are really busy for you in many regards. So thank you for sharing this space with me and just doing this work with me and discussing and living it with me.

Jeff Korentayer
Well, it’s my pleasure. Yeah, when you suggested this, I jumped right all over it. I’m just excited for this, too.

Allyson McQuinn
Awesome.

Jeff Korentayer
Okay. Well, thank you all again. And we will see you whenever we next see you.

Allyson McQuinn
Bye for now.

Jeff Korentayer
Bye for now.

True diagnosis, or false condition label?

Video Transcription

Jeff Korentayer

Hello, welcome to today’s video. And our topic today is actually part of our series called “How Heilkunst Diagnosis Works”. And just a moment, I’m returning to my slideshow. But just to remind you that you can type your question into the comment box below at any time. And at the end I will come back around and I will address all the questions. Or, likewise, if you are watching this as a replay later, you can do the same. Put your question into the comment box and I will address it in a future video. So let me just turn to my slideshow here.

Okay, today’s topic is called “True Diagnosis Or False Condition Label?” And this obviously is an exploration of what does make for a true diagnosis and what are we considering a faulty diagnosis. So this is a bit of a continuation of my previous video when I outlined the three jurisdictions.

“Trio” by Dako Huang
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If you recall, I borrowed this slide from that previous presentation. We have the jurisdiction of “regimen”, that of “medicine”, and that of “education”. Now, in the broadest sense, when we use the word “diagnosis”, it applies to all three of these jurisdictions. Just think of the way we generally use that word even in common everyday language of a way of identifying a problem. “I’m going to diagnose what’s making the sound in my car engine,” or something like that. It’s a word we use generally. And likewise, in the whole system of Heilkunst medicine, we have of all the three jurisdictions. We will be able to apply diagnosis at each of those levels. But for the purposes of today’s video, we’re just going to zero in on the middle jurisdiction – Therapeutic Medicine. So when we are talking about diagnosis today, that’s the specific context we’re talking about. In other words, that’s the realm of actual disease and how we apply the law of similars to address a particular disease. Or I should speak a little more accurately and say to cure a specific disease. That is the law of cure, after all.

So is something a true disease, or is it a false condition label? And to start to orient our thinking a little bit: a “false condition label” is an abstract description. It’s a grouping of common symptoms and it is non-individualized.

“Stress Symptoms Checklist On A Notepad”
by Forth With Life
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So I have here this image I pulled up. You can see it says, “Stress Symptoms: sleeping problems, mood swings, headaches, nausea, depression.” Okay, well, it’s a little bit abstract and general. And it’s not really zeroing in on the nuance details of any given case. As I also say here, the false condition label lends itself to ‘palliative’ or ‘suppressive’ approaches (rather than a curative approach). And if you remember in another previous video, where I outlined the three possible outcomes of treatment, something can either be curative, suppressive or palliative. So that’s what I’m making reference to there. And the “true disease diagnosis”, as I say in this last point here, usually refers to a mix of elements from the three jurisdictions. In other words, a mix of imbalance, disease, and ignorance.

So we’re kind of swimming in false condition labels even in the natural healthcare field. It just fills the vocabulary of how people talk about health, and the kinds of solutions they’re looking for, and so on.

So, this is one of those questions I’ve heard probably a few hundred thousand times. Maybe that’s an exaggeration, but we’ll stick with it. “Do you have a remedy for (fill in the blank)?” And almost always, when somebody asks that question, they fill in the blank with a false condition label. So I just have a few examples here. Arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraine, hypertension, anxiety, toothache – on and on and on. You can fill in all your favorite false condition labels here. And we will have the same answer which is “No, we don’t have a remedy for x, y or z.” You know, those false condition labels. Not in the generic sense, but only when we conduct a proper diagnosis on the basis of all three jurisdictions.

So to delve a little bit into that last example on the list (toothache), let’s go beyond the false condition label. And let’s just take a little peek at what a more individualized (more exact diagnosis) would look like. So in the case of a toothache, there are many homeopathic remedies that we could call on (we could consider). But just for this example, I’ve just pulled out three just to show you a quick little differentiation.

So the homeopathic remedy “Chamomilla” could be a toothache remedy. And some of the characteristic symptoms are that the toothache, the person, is worse at night in bed, particularly under the warmth of the covers; there’s redness on the cheek near the side with the toothache; and the whole mental emotional state, they’re really beside themselves. The pain is just driving them out of their mind. They don’t know what they want. They may ask for something, “Bring me a glass of water'” or “Bring me this,” “Bring me that.” But as soon as you bring it, they shove it aside, they don’t want that anymore. So it’s a kind of a pain where, as I say, the person is besides themselves, and they don’t even know what they want anymore.

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The second state of toothache, “Pulsatilla”, is characterized by sharp shooting pain, as if the nerves were tightened, and then that alternates with some relaxation. And there can be an annoying pain, which extends to the ears and eyes. And any of these kinds of toothaches under pulsatilla will be aggravated by the use of a toothpick. The overall mental emotional disposition can be actually quite mild and pleasant, which is a little bit surprising if you think of someone with a toothache. But the pulsatilla personality characteristic is that they’re very mild and pleasing, and they don’t want to offend anyone. So, as I say, it’s a bit of an unexpected twist. But that’s one of the big clues for that pulsatilla style of toothache.

And the third example here, “Nux Vomica”, the toothache is generally worse in the early hours of the morning. It’s also aggravated if they’re trying to think about anything or make any mental effort. It’s aggravated by cold water; the opposite, they feel better from drinking warm water or tea or soup or things like that. And it also can have a lot of (sorry, I have a spelling error here that should be an) abscess or swelling of the gums. The mental emotional disposition is they can be highly irritable, bossy, and otherwise just pain in the neck to be around. The main point I wanted to make of this slide, as I say, these aren’t the only three dental remedies from homeopathic pharmacy. But I just wanted to give us this as an example of how we start to get into more of a true diagnosis where you get into the real exact details – the time of day, the qualities of the pain, even the qualities of the personality and the disposition. All these things will give us a very accurate picture that will lead us to the correct diagnosis and the correct remedy.

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One note I wanted to make as well, what’s interesting (as we’re doing, we’re comparing the whole world of false condition labels with true diagnosis), there is one area where the allopathic approach to medicine and the Heilkunst approach have a distinct overlap. And that’s in the area of pathogenic disease. In other words, when you’re talking about germs and infectious agents, viruses, and all these kinds of things (in what we’re calling this whole realm of pathogenic diseases), at least when it comes to the diagnosis or the naming, that’s where allopathic medicine and Heilkunst medicine actually agree. One of the few points where the two systems actually agree and will come to the same answer or the same conclusion. So whether we’re talking about scarlet fever, influenza, chickenpox, any kind of contagious disease like that, we’re going to use the same name. Now, although the diagnosis is the same, what’s quite noticeable in both systems of medicine, the treatment is actually quite different. So, as I say, although we come together on this point of the diagnosis, we very quickly diverge as far as how the treatment goes after that. But I did want to point this out. This is one (I think the only) area where a diagnosis in both systems actually coincides. But as everywhere else, you’re going to get completely different approaches to how we diagnose.

Now to spell it out a little bit with a little more detail of true disease is, as I sort of mentioned at the beginning, we’re just zeroing in on the second jurisdiction of the three. And it, as I say, can be diagnosed and treated within the second jurisdiction of Heilkunst (that is therapeutic medicine, or that is as we base on the law of similars). And I do want to point out something very important.

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The concept of disease, a true disease is different from the concept of (you probably have seen this word here and there) was people spell it out like that – “DIS-ease”. In other words, somebody is not in a state of ease. They’re feeling off kilter or out of ease, out of their comfort zone, or something like that. That concept (“DIS- ease”) is a different concept. And if we want to be really accurate, we would say that this ease belongs to the first jurisdiction, which is the realm of imbalances. And if you haven’t seen that other video on the three jurisdictions, it may come in handy for you to further unpack what the jurisdictions I’m talking about. I think you can come to a reasonable understanding, but that other view will help you as well. So yeah, that first jurisdiction relates to imbalance where someone may feel “DIS-ease”. And this is very different from what we’re talking about. A true disease (no hyphen, just the full word), is an entity on its own. And this is the final point I make here. The German word that Hahnemann used is “wesen” (or in English what we would call an ‘entity’). And in this sense, an entity or a true disease is something which penetrates into the human organism. So not an imbalance, but something which penetrates. And again, think of the pathogenic jurisdiction where we have germs and viruses and things penetrating in past the boundaries of someone’s immune system that creates a certain kind of pathogenic disease, or really any disease has this kind of penetrative action, right? So whether we’re talking even about like a mental or emotional disease, such as an unresolved grief, that’s something that penetrates into someone to the degree that it changes something qualitative about them.

It’s not just a mere imbalance like we would see in the first jurisdiction. Or where we were saying before, where someone might say “Dis-ease” with the hyphen in the word. It’s not that. It’s something; it’s its own standalone entity which qualitatively change what’s happening in the human organism. So the examples I used here are like an infection (like the example I just gave. Or also think of what’s happening when someone gets pregnant. Right? That’s not just a matter of an imbalance in the sense of, “Oh, let’s just shift some cells around and make a new baby.” But something different has penetrated into that person. And now a whole new being, a whole new person, is going to come out of that. So that’s more of a qualitative change rather than a quantitative change. That’s a good way of thinking of this difference between these first two jurisdictions.

Another definition I want to give (so we’re getting somewhat of a more clear definition now of the disease at this very specific entity which penetrates and creates a qualitative change). Now, in some cases (fortunately, this doesn’t happen too often; but it happens often enough; we see it as far as when we go through our timeline treatment), when two or more distinct diseases of similar strength meet in human organism at the same time, they create a “compound disease”.

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And I just mentioned the timeline. So that’s the area where we see this most often. That’s where someone has had a specific set of shocks or traumas that were simultaneous. And therefore, when we go to give the proper treatment for that timeline event, we don’t just give one single remedy, but we give one remedy for each unique component of that compound disease. So my example here is, in a surgery, will have all the specific remedies for the surgery PLUS the emotion that the person felt. Let’s say they had a tremendous amount of fear about going under the knife, and that there was also anesthetic used, there was oxygen mask used. So all these simultaneous things, each one of them gets their own remedy as a formula, an intelligent formulation of remedies. Not just haphazardly, but each one matches a very specific disease that’s part of this compound disease. So I just wanted to point that out. As I say, that happens a lot. We see it a lot on the timeline. But just while we’re in this whole definition of disease and treatment, I thought this would be important to know as well.

So this last point here, this big point about (and I’ve kind of alluded to it when we were talking about the false condition labels), but this whole endeavor of finding the right name for a disease, it’s pretty important. As I said at the top, we are dealing here with the second jurisdiction of medicine, based on the law of similars.

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And when we identify that the… Based through the law of similars, through our diagnosis, we see that the homeopathic remedy “Belladonna” is a very, very highly similar match to the disease that the person is suffering. If we want it to be really nitpicky and accurate, we would say, “Oh, this person is suffering from a Belladonna-like disease.” So the remedy, Belladonna treats a Belladonna-like disease. That’s quite an elegant kind of naming system. You know what you’re dealing with and you know what remedy goes with it. You know that there’s a match on the law of similars and you know that’s going to be curative. And the other way I say this, at the bottom here, “the diagnosis IS the prescription, and you always know it will work”. Assuming, of course, that you’ve made a correct diagnosis. So once you diagnose that somebody is in a Belladonna state of mind or Belladonna symptom picture, as far as their physical condition, you know automatically that Belladonna will be the prescription. You don’t have to… This is what we often see in the allopathic textbooks. You can look up any number of different diseases or so-called diseases, I should say false condition labels. And so often you will see “no known treatment”, right? You don’t get that in Heilkunst. Once you know the name of the disease that the person has, then you know the name of the remedy. There’s automatically a treatment for it because that’s where the diagnosis came from. Our knowledge of the remedies or knowledge of these disease states is what gives us the map to find our way through the diagnosis in the first place.

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So that’s the end of the formal presentation. I will come back on screen. Let me just switch my screen again. Okay, there I am. And, yeah, please feel free. If you have any questions, I’d be happy to take them up now. Or as I said earlier, if you’re watching this as a video replay, I will likewise take any questions into a future video. I’m happy to do that as well. And I will just leave the screen up for a moment. I know there’s a delay between my talking and when things come back from the other end. So, just in case anyone is typing right now, I will leave the screen up. But otherwise, I will formally say thank you and goodbye at this moment. But I will just stare, in a happily way, at the camera for the moment.

What Are the “Three Jurisdictions” of Heilkunst Healthcare?

Video Transcription

Jeff Korentayer

Hello, thank you for joining me today. And we’re going to be looking at a topic which comes from our video series on “How Heilkunst Diagnosis Works”. And the topic today is on the very big concept in Heilkunst, and that’s on “The Three Therapeutic Jurisdictions”.

So let me switch over to my slides. Before I forget, if you are watching live, please go ahead and type any of your questions into the comments box below. If you’re watching it after the fact, I’ll come back around and I’ll create a separate video just to address any follow up questions that come today. But again, if you are with me live, please feel free to type your questions into that comment box below. (So let me just switch over to my screen here.)

Okay. So as I mentioned, we’re looking at the three therapeutic jurisdictions within Heilkunst medicine. And we’ll see more and more clearly as we go through. This is actually the foundational concept for how the whole system of Heilkunst works. As I say, at the bottom (excuse me) of this slide, we have a whole broader question around how diagnosis work in Heilkunst. And this is a big part of it. This is a really big orientation of how we assess what’s going on in a case and how we apply a given modality or a given remedy, a given piece of advice. How does it fit into the bigger picture?

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So before we get into the specifics of the three jurisdictions, what’s really behind those three jurisdictions is the master principle in Heilkunst, which is the principle of “resonance”. Now, I will be doing a separate video, if not a whole series, on the concept of resonance. It’s a concept that just keeps revealing more and more parts to it the more you examine it. But for our purposes today, when we’re looking at the three jurisdictions, we’re going to see that this master principle of resonance really unfolds itself into how it’s applied in these three different jurisdictions.

So to give you the broad outline here, the three jurisdictions are “therapeutic regimen”, “therapeutic medicine”, and finally, “therapeutic education”. And I’ll go into more of the details of all of these. But just so we have the more fundamental concept here, you can’t mix and match the jurisdictions. Like when something belongs to one jurisdiction, you can’t apply a modality that would come from another jurisdiction. It’s not going to work. Or even worse, it’s gonna cause a regression in the case.

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The other main point I want to make here is that when I’m talking about these three jurisdictions, this is not just something that applies to Heilkunst. But in fact, anything that you do in the whole realm of health – even if you’re doing your nutrition at home for yourself or you’re applying other natural remedies to yourself or whichever practitioner you’re seeing (whether an MD, a specialist, a massage therapist, chiropractor), whatever the different modality is – we have to understand exactly what is happening is fitting in to these three jurisdictions. And to say that it’s fitting in a very unique way to a given case, right? It’s not just that every time somebody does a given modality, it’s always one of the jurisdictions. But it will be uniquely fitting into one of the three based on the case of that individual person. And as I say, here, this is the important, the master rule here: “Apply the correct jurisdiction at the correct time OR there will be consequences!”

Now, if we start to get into a little bit of the details now, of the three, we have the first jurisdiction of “Regimen.” And the master goal there is the “goal of balance or ‘homeostasis'”. And the law of nature that would be applied here is the law of opposite resonance. And in regimen, the problem to solve is “imbalance”. When we look at the second jurisdiction, “Therapeutic Medicine”, we have the “goal of function” or the fancy word we could use is “palingenesis” that’s kind of the opposite of homeostasis. And when you understand how our systems work in the state of health, we’re in a constant state of re-creation. We’re constantly re-creating ourselves. If you know how long a blood cell lasts, I believe, if I’m remembering the right number, that’s 120 days. Or if you look at the whole physical body, that has kind of an annual recycling. So that’s why we go to the MD for our annual physical, we want to see what’s changed over the year.

But at all these different levels, our body, our cells, our minds, all of our healthy functions are in a constant state of recreation. So that’s the meaning of this fancy word here, “palingenesis“. And when we’re in this realm of medicine, we’re applying the law of similar resonance. And the problem to be solved is the problem of “disease”. So this is not an imbalance; now we’re talking about a disease. That’s a different health issue and it takes a different principle to solve that. And the final of the three jurisdictions is “Therapeutic Education” which has the “goal of a healthy mind” or being illuminated. And here we’re applying neither the law of opposites or the law of similars. But we would call this the law of truth, the expression of resonance (back to our our master principle of resonance here). And the problem to be solved in this jurisdiction is ignorance, illusion, or belief.

So let’s now go a little more detail into each of the three jurisdictions.

In Therapeutic Regimen, as we’ve said, that’s based on the law of opposite resonance. Whatever the health issue is, we are going to apply the opposite as the solution. Or the other way of saying that is from our fairy tales, we can call that the “baby bear” principle. In other words, we want something to be not too hot, not too cold, but just right. So the examples (excuse me), would be your body shivering to warm itself up or sweating to cool itself down when it’s in an environment that’s not the optimal temperature.

Another example would be taking a vitamin supplement to overcome a deficiency, such as when we take vitamin C if we have a case of scurvy. And the final point about regimen that I wanted to include here was that regimen serves to support the innate healing power. And actually we’ll see this in the later slide. But whatever is out of balance, as far as what needs to be addressed with regimen, is going to form a blockage to the next jurisdictions as we go up. So when we get into the medicine jurisdiction (the homeopathic medicines) or we get to the third jurisdiction of therapeutic education, to the degree that there are things that are not imbalanced, that could be put into better balance through therapeutic regimen, we’re going to get some degree, or other of those next jurisdictions, not being able to be fully activated as far as their healing principles.

So let’s move up the chain now. We go to Therapeutic Medicine. And here we have the principle of the law of similar resonance. And here is the “realm of disease”. I said just a moment ago, these are not inbound; these are actual diseases. And here we are applying the “law of cure” or “like cures like”. The general principle of how that’s done is when you look at the symptoms that are produced by a medicine in a healthy person, those are the same symptoms or same disease picture that will be cured when given to someone with a very similar disease in their system. And here we apply the law of similars (l.o.s.) based on either on a symptom picture (a pathic disease), or based on the original causation (which we call a tonic disease). So this is the fundamental basis, if you’ve been going through your Sequential Timeline Treatment, where each shock or trauma that someone has experienced in their life will create a specific disease in the cellular memory. This includes simple pathogenic disease, as well as emotional shocks and traumas, amongst some other examples of first aid and other things which impinge on our system.

And finally, to move up to our third jurisdiction, we come into Therapeutic Education. And the master goal here, when it comes to the patient’s health and really getting to the higher goals of health, has to do with unfolding our highest expression of resonance. Or another way of saying that, we’re getting into the law of truth. Previously, in the lower jurisdictions, we were looking at the law of opposites or the law of similars. Well, here, we have the law of truth. And I know that may sound a little funny when you hear that at first. You think, “Well, what does that have to do with medicine and therapy? Isn’t that the realm of a philosophy classroom (or something like that)?” But the deeper we go into this, the deeper we understand that. We realize (excuse me), it’s really the basis of health at the deepest level. And when you look at the origin of diseases, the origin of some of the genetic factors that have come through our family tree, we more and more understand that a blockage to truth or an ignorance (even if it’s come several generations back), you’ll see that filtered down into the individual’s health and what were some of the issues in the therapeutic regimen (the therapeutic medicine), those ultimately stem from issues that have come from a blockage to truth.

So, another way we could say that is the old famous saying of “Know thyself”. Of course, not just the cliche version of this statement. But a really deep, deliberate unfolding of what that means. And as I was just saying a moment ago, “ignorance” is the ultimate source of disease. And this is where (again, when we get into our third jurisdiction here), these are the kinds of issues we’re thinking about, and the kind of map we’re trying to draw for the patient’s process through their treatment.

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So, two general therapeutic activities we can talk about: either we’re going to be attempting to directly confront a given illusion or belief in the patient (something that they may be completely unconscious about and you need a little bit of a confrontational approach to raise that up into their awareness and innocence; agitate what that issue is so that they they start to wake up to what that even is in themselves), or the other side of the coin could be presenting something that is a truth. The patient may not have grasped it yet. And we’re creating the conditions, planting the seed where that can unfold or blossom within the patient over time.

And I’ll make a little footnote on that. When we understand the real roots of the word “education” (of course, we think of going to school and reading textbooks and things like that, but), the ultimate meaning of the word “education” comes from the root of the word “educe” which was really is about drawing something out of something. So ultimately, we do contain all of the truths within ourselves, all of the universal truths, but for various reasons of ignorance and things I’ve said here above, those have been buried or blocked deeper within ourselves. And the role of education in that meaning is to kind of remove all the blockages so that deeper connection that we have to these different universal truths can actually start to come more up to our conscious mind or conscious awareness. So that’s the meaning of education or educe is you’re drawing things out that the person already has within themselves. But as I say, they’ve lost contact with that at some point.

To go slightly further into really illuminating what’s going on in therapeutic education, as I say, here, it’s a “multi-faceted area of therapeutics”. And this includes the ultimate health goal of establishing a state of health in the patient based on a dynamic interplay between psyche and soma. Or another way of saying that is, every human being that we look at, that you know, that you meet, is really made up of two distinct beings. We’re not just one human being, individually. We’re actually two human beings who have a relationship to each other. The other way of saying this, addressing the roots of psychosomatic illness. So, diseases and other kinds of imbalances and blockages which have come from a false belief. If somebody, let’s say, has excessive anxiety over something which is disproportionate to the situation, over time, that false belief (that anxiety) will actually start to create a somatic disease (or something that expresses through bodily symptoms).

Another aspect of this could be “false personas”, which can be rooted both in the mind (the ego) or the body (which we call armoring). So that’s when someone has reactions to the world based on unconscious attachments or illusions. Also, this includes common cultural beliefs, which we collectively may share a variety of these beliefs together. And that reinforces it because we don’t see the belief as wrong in ourselves. We don’t see it wrong in our neighbor. We just think everyone is thinking the same thing because it’s correct, but actually that’s where the problem magnifies. So, as I say here, common cultural beliefs, such as “materialism”, which says that the world is made only of small physical particles. Now, this is a very brief introduction to the third jurisdiction. We’re barely scratching the surface here. But I’m hoping, at least you’ll be getting sense of what kinds of things we’re talking about as we get up to this highest or third jurisdiction.

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Now, a final point I want to make about a couple of things related to both diagnosis and treatment. When it comes to “treatment”, generally speaking, it’s an upward direction. Meaning, we start from the lowest level of diagnosis – start with the therapeutic regimen, start with the imbalances there. And we build the foundation of health from the bottom and we build it up. So we build it all the way up through regimen, we work through medicine, and finally, on this very strong foundation, now we can can do the best, most direct work through the therapeutic education. And the other direction (we’re talking about “diagnosis”), that generally flows from the top down.

So the biggest picture of diagnosis is really looking at the whole human being or their whole medical case. And we’re looking at the biggest picture of who they are, what they are as an individual, where the diseases and blockages are – but we’re taking that bigger approach. And from the big picture, we’re looking down into the small details. So again, treatment starts at the bottom and works up; where diagnosis, in the ultimate sense, starts at the top and works down. So, of course, those two directions meet each other in terms of the whole treatment plan. But just so you understand that there’s duality of movement (or approach) to what we’re looking at from the bottom up, and what we’re looking at from the top down in order to make sense of what’s going on in someone’s treatment plan.

So as I said at the beginning, if you have any questions, I’m happy to answer them right now. Let me just turn back to my main screen here. And, how do I get myself back on screen? Yeah, there. There’s me. Let me… Whoops, that’s not what I want. I wanted this variation. So yes, as I say, I will be happy to answer any questions here. Or I’ll work them into a future video depending on what the topics are about. And I’ll just wait for a moment, just in case someone is typing a question as we speak. But otherwise, that brings us to the end of our presentation. And thank you again for joining me today. And I’ll see you in the next video.