What’s the recipe for a symptomless Menopause? What can I do if I do suffer symptoms?

[This post is from the October 2020 newsletter – click here to read it.]

What’s the recipe for a symptomless menopause? Read on and see. 

Wikipedia defines menopause as, “Menopause, also known as the climacteric, is the time in most women’s lives when menstrual periods stop permanently, and they are no longer able to bear children.[2][8] Menopause typically occurs between 49 and 52 years of age.[3] Medical professionals often define menopause as having occurred when a woman has not had any menstrual bleeding for a year.[4]”  In my opinion, this is a disgusting, dry, and brittle definition and obviously written by someone who’s never experienced this most powerful transformation in a real, healthy way.

When the energy in my body was focussed more on procreation, I followed the lunar impulse and shed the lining of my uterus as an emblem of my procreativity. It transpired every twenty-eight days so that I would be reminded rhythmically of my innate endowment. It was a beloved contract between me and the orchestrator of my biology, and delicious impulse for my animating wisdom. It was never just about producing offspring. I’d hate to see how Wiki diminishes the uterus!

I was in a state of constant creation: researching, writing books, and serving beloved patients. The cessation of my menses was never meant to be reduced to a missed opportunity as a so-called ‘breeder.’ It was never about the clinical capacity to ‘bear children’ that defined my innate capacities, but a more spiritual connectivity that gifted me with capacities ordained to the divine nature of my sex. Why do you think our wombs are heart-shaped?  So we don’t forget that we’re deeply and abidingly loved as co-creators. 

When my menses ebbed over a 2.5 year span almost 10 years ago, I knew I was receiving the clear signal, “You’ve got this. I know you won’t forget the rhythm of being a creative wisdom bearer.”  I knew that my full capacities as a bodacious, full throttle, knowledge-lover would now come to ripen fully through consciousness.

My creative forces ramped. My thoughts, crystal clear. I wrote a book about self-education and another one on natural birth. I felt more assured than ever before that my pristine voice came not from my head, but from my loins. I was fully confident in what I was ordained to be; my functional purpose was more luscious, rich, and steeped in skill and gnostic juice than ever before. 

I was creating a strand of rare pink pearls that would polish into a legacy. I was transmuting and transcending into the woman I was wholly meant to be without any trappings of youthful insecurity and none of that energy was leaking, for any other purpose but to fully be. 

And to top it all off, our sex became a spiritual communion of an order wholly otherworldly. Gone was the need for birth control. Woohoo!  Hello to an orgasmic liberty never realized prior. Over the last ten years I would never reduce what I’ve experienced as just ‘climacteric,’ and neither should you. Frankly, Wiki, you can go to hell!

https://arcanum.ca/2015/12/19/the-hormonal-imbalance-symptoms-of-menopause

https://arcanum.ca/2011/06/21/menopause-is-not-a-disease

Does Your Gut Need Some Remediation?

Have you read Dr. Gershon’s book, The Second Brain: The Groundbreaking New Understanding of Nervous Disorders of the Stomach and Intestine? Did you know that the bowel (stomach, esophagus, small intestine, and colon) are linked to your capacity for intuition and instinct? There can be 5-20 lbs of undigested matter in the gut at any time, producing parasites and unwanted bacteria.  This is why it’s important to do regular detoxes, use the principles of intermittent fasting and eat right for your blood type. Folks that we serve let go of a lot of anxiety and negative thought patterns just by addressing their gut issues.  

Here’s seven ways that your belly is trying to signal you that you need to address your gut issues: 

1) Are you feeling like a hot mess? An imbalanced microbiome can mess with your hormones that lead to mood fluctuations such as chronic irritability, premenstrual issues, and menopausal issues.

2) Trouble sleeping or often in a grumpy mood? Almost 70% of serotonin, GABA, and dopamine neurotransmitters are manufactured in your gut. When there is much inflammation in the gut, you feel inflamed with irritability too.

3) Suffering aggravating digestive issues? Constipation/diarrhea, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), Crohn’s disease, acid reflux, bloating, and excessive gas are all symptoms of deeper gut issues. 

4) Cravings for sugar, salt, coffee, junk food, or alcohol are symptoms of deeper behaviours residing in an imbalanced microbiome.

5) Repeat infections? Stress hormones such as elevated cortisol can wear down your immune function leading to a chronic imbalance in your healthy gut bacteria.  

6) Are you in constant fight, flight, or freeze?  Adrenaline can be working hard to address all those lions it perceives knocking at your door, leaving your belly bereft of healthy digestive secretions, causing peristalsis in the gut to stop absorbing nutrients from your foods in a relaxed state.  

7) Not sure what you want or need? Feeling stuck in your life is often related to your gut health.  Unblocked bacterial islets of organization in the gut can lend to changes in geography, a stagnant job, a flatlined relationship, or stale friendships.

My Cancer State of Mind and How It Related to my Son’s Autism Issues

[This post is from the September 2020 newsletter – click here to read it.]

Happy late summer!  Did you know most folks recommit to their health in September?  The late summer month is the busiest at Arcanum as folks really take the reins of their health in hand.

This month we’re focussed on the cancer state of mind and how that relates to kids who are in the spectrum.  Did you know that is how I came to Heilkunst treatment in the first place?  My son was suffering autism (free book at www.thepathtocure.com/bonus) and I wanted to sort out the root cause of his issues.  By doing that, I untangled a whole web of environmental, genetic, and unresolved emotional issues in myself.

Not what I expected, and still to this day, I can’t believe how many hundreds of moms and babes we’ve served with precisely the same goals as I once had.  At the time, I could not believe that my disease matrices could have anything to do with my son’s suffering. However, after almost two decades of serving others, my question has become, “How could it not be the case?”

This month’s articles start to draw some of the lines around my old cancer state of mind (1.5 inch breast tumour) and my son’s lack of autonomy and sense of self.  We’re all on the spectrum to a greater or lesser degree.  Perhaps this September is your month to address issues of this nature too.

https://arcanum.ca/2019/05/14/vignette-on-cancer-oh-they-were-so-nice-everybody-loved-them/

https://arcanum.ca/2015/11/30/what-is-the-meaning-of-autism-and-why-is-it-suddenly-so-prevalent/

Sequential Timeline Therapy – Its History, and How We Practice It Today

Also read: What Is Sequential Therapy?

This is Part 1 of a 3-part series.
Part 2 of 3 : How to create your timeline
Part 3 of 3 : Sequential timeline therapy – What it looks like in real life?

Video Transcription

Jeff Korentayer
Welcome to today’s live stream. And we’re going to be taking a look at the topic of “Sequential Timeline Therapy”. And I just want to remind you before we get into it, that you can type your question into the comment box below. If you’re watching live, I will try to answer live right back at you. Or if you’re watching this as a recording after the fact, I will incorporate that into a future video. So let me just switch my screen over to my slide.

“Film Reel”
by Steve Snodgrass
https://flic.kr/p/nJfVwE

As I said, we’re talking about “What is ‘Sequential Timeline Therapy’?” And this will actually be the first of three-part videos. And today is we’re going to be looking at the history and how we practice it today from that history. Next week, we’ll get into part two of the practical question of “How to write down your timeline to start your treatment”. And we will conclude the week after that with part three, “What does it look like in real life?” So looking at some case examples, some reactions, some other things that we have to consider in terms of case management.

“Onion” by Jeff Easter
https://flic.kr/p/57D9Vp

So this is certainly a very familiar concept, the idea of “peeling the onion”. And that is really the idea that disease exists in layers. And the sequence of treatments starts on the outer layer and progressively works in towards the core. So it’s not too difficult to understand of an analogy. And the way I put it here, the complexities of therapeutics can’t be done “all at once”, but must be sequenced rationally (or one step at a time).

“1598”
by Ian Sane
https://flic.kr/p/8hQyfV

Now, if we give kind of a general outline to the history of sequential therapy, the original seeds we actually find back in Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. If we really read his text closely and really understand the concept of what he was talking about, we’re going to see in just a moment that he actually would not have been against sequential therapy. He already kind of outlined the basis of it. Next, we’re going to move on to Dr. Jean Elmiger who was a French Swiss doctor and homeopath. And in the 1970s, he wrote a book called Rediscovering Real Medicine. He actually wrote it in French. I apologize, I don’t have the French title at the tip of my tongue right now. And then we will finally look at how all of the above was expanded through the work of Steven Decker, Rudi Verspoor and Patty Smith in the 1990s. And then finally, how that research has continued to expand and what that means for our practice of sequential therapy today.

So going back to Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. The main concept that we can find that is really important for our purposes in explaining sequential therapy is (and you’ll find other aspects of this I’ve talked about in a previous video, which was on the three outcomes of medicine) you’ll see that Hahnemann talks about how when you have a medicine, which is not similar to the disease being treated. But as he says, you’ll get that newer, stronger disease suspends the weaker one, and then effectively creates a sequence where now this newer disease would need to be cured first. And then what that will reveal is the older disease, kind of comes up from under the surface of that. And then that needs to be treated second or afterwards. So that’s already implicit in Hahnemann, this idea of sequence and the reason why that’s the case. So that’s really important to understand. And that’s as true as he revealed it then. And it’s true as we practice it today as we go through a patient’s timeline. That has never changed. So as I say, remember that, that is at the basis of everything that we’re going to get into in the next couple of minutes. And I’ll give you just a quick example. So very simple. If somebody has an infectious disease, and then that’s suppressed with an antibiotic, well, we’ve now created a sequence of disease where the antibiotics is now the most present disease (it’s kind of the interface, active disease). And what’s behind that, what we’re going to find underneath after we’ve cured the antibiotics disease, we’re going to find the remnants of that original infectious disease are still there under the surface. So we’ll treat the antibiotics disease now. And then what we’ll find pops up afterwards is the remnants of the antibiotics disease. So there you go, a mini timeline (a mini sequence) right there in a really, a very real life example. The other thing we can attribute to Hahnemann, and this came in the last number of years of his life. So after the bulk of his life that he had spent really revolutionising the concept of medicine and his idea of the law of similars and like cures like and how he applied the whole methodology of homeopathy, that was his first revolution. But then in the last years of his life, you can say he had a second revolution which was all about the “chronic miasms”. Now, he discovered three, let’s call it four, he was calling something “pseudo-psora”, which now we understand to be tuberculosis. He hadn’t quite gotten a name for it yet. He hadn’t quite figured out how it was different from psora. He just knew there was something different there. So he had the three miasms in his discoveries and he was kind of verging on that fourth. Something I wanted to say about Hahnemann, but it slipped my mind. Maybe it’ll come back in a moment.

Now, as I mentioned at the top, we will now go into the 1970s where we had the Swiss doctor and homeopath, Dr. Jean Elmiger. And well, this is the English translation of his book. As I’ve mentioned, I didn’t write down his French title. My French isn’t that good, I focus on English. I apologize for that. And as I say, he was an allopathic doctor. But then he was also trained in homeopathy and another other alternative modalities. And he did something very interesting, which was he used a voll machine, or it’s otherwise known as an electro-acupuncture measuring device. And he used that, basically, to detect in his patients where he was not able to make progress through the usual homeopathic methods. Using this device, he detected a number of blockages to cure in the patient, such as some very distinct iatrogenic blockages such as vaccination shocks that were in their system. He discovered other shocks, other medical shocks and other kinds of shocks. And, as well, he verified Hahnemann’s three miasms, but he extended that sequence into four primary miasms. So kind of where Hahnemann was coming to – the psora, the tuberculosis, the psychosis and the syphilis. And then, Dr. Elmiger, he added in the fifth miasm as well, where we now understand is the cancer miasm. So that as I say, it’s quite an amazing read. It’s very engaging prose and it’s quite a joy to read. If you wanted to look at his book, I know it is so available on Amazon. I believe you have to get the hardcopy. I’ve never seen a Kindle version or an e-version. So anyways, we have to do a bit of old fashioned reading with that one.

“Four Seasons – Longbridge Road”
by joiseyshowaa
https://flic.kr/p/5edEmH

And let’s now take Elmiger’s work and we’ll move it forward into the 1990s. That’s where Rudi Verspoor and Patty Smith actually translated his book from the French into the English, and brought his concepts into the English-speaking homeopathic world. [NOTE : Rudi and Patty wrote a brand new book based on Elmiger’s ideas – it was NOT a translation from the French into English.] So they brought forward his concept of the sequential timeline. But they also have expanded it more into the realm of emotional shocks and traumas. So if you are in treatment, if you’re familiar with the NSOL remedy, that’s a huge part of the whole emotional timeline. And we’ll see in the following week’s videos. Of course, we have the very distinct black and white – the physical part of someone’s timeline. If someone’s had a broken bone, or they’ve had a car accident, or some kind of physical trauma – those are very black and white in the sense that we know when they happened. Certain days, certain month, certain year, even the time. We’ll often notice like, “Oh, yeah, this happened at 3pm. And I fell off the ladder and this and this happened.” So that part of the timeline is very black and white. But when we get into the emotional timeline, it doesn’t tend (I mean, it can, but it doesn’t necessarily pinpoint) to us one specific moment in time. But it can tend to occur over a longer extended period of time – days, weeks, months years, where an emotional conflict or trauma is going on over time. So anyways, we’ll get more into that in a future week video. But just to put into context, if you’re familiar with the NSOL and the dropper bottle, that’s what we’re getting out with that remedy. More of that long term kind of trauma, which extends beyond just one point in time. The other thing with Rudi Verspoor and Patty Smith’s work, they expanded Elmiger’s five chronic miasms into the eight that we are treating today. So essentially, there are two chronic miasm per season – spring, summer, fall, winter. Each one of those as far as archetypes, has two distinct miasms. And we will probably do one, or if not a series of videos, on the chronic miasms. There’s a whole world of things we can talk about in there. But just putting this into context, that’s what comes now at the end of the timeline and how Rudi and Patty expanded that. Just as an interesting side note (and we’re going to see this also in the next slide in another form), but somewhere in these years, Rudi had submitted 10 cured cases for a certain homeopathic certification. And he submitted five which were in the classical mode – just based on treating the symptoms. And then he presented five of his cases that he presented in this new sequential mode. And what was interesting, this homeopathic organization, they rejected the five cases from the sequential mode. And the reason I’m bringing this up, what that goes to show is that the whole classical establishment, they’re much more interested in preserving their dogma rather than in revealing and expanding the principles of cure. So, you know, when dogma takes over, the actual purpose of getting results, that something’s gone askew.

“The building thinks on its own”
by sagesolar
https://flic.kr/p/SacxZh

And finally, Where are we at today? So we have, as I say, the sequential timeline that’s even rooted all the way back in Dr. Hahnemann’s work. And that remains the ‘backbone’ of how we practice today. And sort of to play on the point I just said about the dogma of classical homeopathy. Going back to Hahnemann again, we have the diseases of constant nature in opposition to the diseases of variable nature. And the dogma of classical homeopathy today is really has gotten itself stuck on the diseases of variable nature. So you’re treating on the basis of symptoms. We’ve spoken to this in previous videos. But as I say, that is a valid aspect of treatment. But as I say, here, it only accounts for perhaps, maybe up to 5% of treatment success and cures in the whole realm of our whole system of treatment. So, as I say, rooting this whole idea of the sequential timeline, and the constant diseases versus the variable disease, the very idea of the timeline is based on the idea of Hahnemann’s concept of diseases of constant nature. So if somebody is in that mode of classical prescribing, they don’t understand the sequential treatment. They, conceptually, can’t validate it. In fact, they criticize it. They fight against it. But it comes down to this concept where Hahnemann distinguished the constant diseases versus the variable diseases. That’s where we really kind of get the grounding for the sequential timeline. And finally, my last point here. Rudi Verspoor and Steven Decker’s work has further expanded (and continues to expand) into the reaches of Anthroposophy, Orgonomy, and even beyond. And with this idea of the sequential treatments still as the baseline of our whole system, we are continuing to reach further and further into how we can help our patients achieve their health goals that these higher and deeper levels of what it means to be a healthy human being. So, as I say, that in itself will be worth probably dozens of videos in the future. I just wanted to point that out here.

“/ponder“ by Hobvias Sudoneighm
https://flic.kr/p/4gxm4B

So as I said at the top, I am open to answering any questions. If you’re watching live, you can go ahead and enter them into the comment box. Otherwise, I will take up any questions into future videos. And I thank you for joining me today. And, oops, I always forget this little step. Let me just bring myself back on screen again. Say thank you for joining me. I’ll just keep the video live for a moment. I know there’s a delay between when I talk and then when you actually see my video. So if in case anyone’s typing a question, I’ll leave this open. And otherwise I will see you next week.

Part 2 of 3 : How to create your timeline
Part 3 of 3 : Sequential timeline therapy – What it looks like in real life?

Side Effect or Healing Reaction?

[This post is from the May 2020 newsletter – click here to read it.]

Do you know the difference between a drug’s side effect and a homeopathic healing reaction?  When we treat our patients, they get to wholly understand the meaning for why they engendered a disease in the first place. Often, it’s like reliving the circumstances, a karmic dance if you will. 

It’s why we meet with our patients monthly. They will speak of their re-illumination of the event we just treated on their traumatic timeline.  Often they’re feeling a little mystified why an occurrence or the revisiting of this event came up a specific way. 

Over the last twenty years, we’ve been trained to see the meaning behind these so-called re-visitations.  It’s like consciousness has to suck through its teeth all of the remaining marrow of meaning before it can move forward into a greater state of wholeness.

Every month, our patients get to suss out the meaning of their sufferings.  This is the ultimate, not just in resolving the root cause homeopathically on the law of cure like cures like, but also prevents the individual from subconsciously engaging with the same disease matrix again in future. It’s truly divine to witness their evolutionary process in this way.

https://arcanum.ca/2012/05/22/the-difference-between-side-effects-and-healing-reactions/

https://arcanum.ca/2016/09/09/the-functional-nature-of-a-healing-reaction/

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?

“Dancers” by trec_lit
https://flic.kr/p/CAoJ2

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.

“Trio” by Dako Huang
https://flic.kr/p/vpHhZt

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.

“Gazing at the View” by Michael R. P. Ragazzon
https://flic.kr/p/fqZm6Z

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.

“Arrows up down” by Counse
https://flic.kr/p/qAqszN

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.

Myths about homeopathy – exposing those who think it is “evidence-based medicine”

Video Transcription

Jeff Korentayer:
I just want to grab a few minutes, I just have a few minutes to spare right now. I became aware of this video on YouTube and I just want to play it. I want to walk through it with you because it illustrates one of the greatest myths that’s out there about homeopathy. And I hope we can use this time profitably, just to set things straight, and get our own thinking straight, about what homeopathy is and where it belongs in the grand history of medicine. So let me just go to the video. Let’s give the video a chance to talk and we will pause and make comments as we go through.

Mani Norland:
I grew up with homeopathy all around me. My father, Misha Norland, is one of the best known homeopaths in the UK. And when I was very young, I had eczema and he treated it successfully with homeopathy. He then went on to open the School of Homeopathy, which I’m now principal at. And I run that school now.

Jeff Korentayer:
Okay. So far, so good. But I’m just gonna drop a little hint here. That when he talks about his personal history and that success story he had of treating the eczema as a child, that’s all well and good. I’m not going to quibble with that. But we’ll see there’s a kind of a running theme. We’re going to notice as we get to the end of this video that he talks about homeopathy, exclusively, in the realm of treating symptoms. And as I say, we will have more to say about that in a couple of minutes.

Mani Norland:
“Homeopathy is a system of natural medicine. It’s evidence-based medicine and it works on the principles of ‘like cures like’.”

Jeff Korentayer:
Okay, I’m gonna cut him off there again. I’m gonna drop another hint. He does correctly identify as a principle of “like cures like”. But what I want to take issue with, in fact very huge issue, with him categorizing homeopathy as “evidence-based medicine”. So just tuck that behind your ear. We will come back to that point again as we get towards the conclusion of this video.

Mani Norland:
“What’s in line with the laws of nature with your immune system to bring about.”

Jeff Korentayer:
Again, I’ll make a quick little comment there. I may be splitting hairs here, but I think it’s part of the spirit of really understanding the error of this. What he’s saying in this video, when he talks about the laws of nature, “like cures like”, working with your immune system to affect the cure, the hairsplitting I would do here – that’s a very misleading way of portraying it. In other words, he’s portraying an idea that somehow, the homeopathic remedy will stimulate the person’s immune system. And that through the person’s immune system, the cure will be conducted. Where, in fact, a more precise understanding leads us to understand that it’s very directly the remedy through the law of similars or “like cures like”. The remedy meeting the disease in the person is where the cure is effected. And then it’s the healing afterwards which is the responsibility of the so-called immune system. Anyways, to say I am splitting hairs here a little bit. But I think it’s important with the point we want to get to with analyzing this video.

Mani Norland:
“Conventional medicine tends to be much more symptom-led. So you would go to see your doctor because you have a rash on your arm. And then the doctor would maybe prescribe a steroid cream that you would put on that rash. A homeopath wants to understand why you got the rash – what was the stress on the organism that caused the rash. And they would look to understand what that was, and then bring the healing about from the inside out. And thereby helping the rash from the inside.”

Jeff Korentayer:
Again, he’s saying some true things, but some things I want to point out a little bit. He does criticize allopathy for only being symptom-focused. But if you watch through this entire video from beginning to end, he only talks about homeopathy on the basis of symptoms. So again, I may be overly critical. Maybe we could find him talking about homeopathy in other ways he did. For example, even in this little blurb here, he did talk about the homeopath looking for the cause, which is a true enough sentiment. But I don’t see how he’s fleshing that out in a true way with the principles that we’re trying to unleash here. So let’s get back to the video.

Mani Norland:
“Almost anything you take to your GP you can take to a homeopath. So yes, of course, it can deal with the aches, pains, the bumps and bruises, the diarrhea, the coughs, the colds, the flu, and the small child’s diseases. But actually it works with much more serious disease as well. We don’t see so much of that here in the UK, but abroad you see a lot of that. But where homeopathy has really earned its laurels in the UK, if you like, is through mental and emotional disease. So, perhaps things that conventional medicine (modern medicine) really struggles with. But you don’t want to be put on antidepressants. Nobody does. But there’s a lot of mental and emotional disease around. And that’s where homeopathy really is good – for those types of ailments, as well as the bigger physical ailments as well.”

Jeff Korentayer:
Again, he’s touching on something that’s true enough. As far as how homeopathy is taken up with the mental and emotional diseases. But again, the running subtext here is that he’s only defining disease and defining treatment, and all the rest of it purely on the basis of symptoms. So let’s get back to it.

Mani Norland:
“In the UK, there are a handful of critics, skeptics, that seem to have made it their business to criticize homeopathy. And they are very vocal and very good at getting headlines. And homeopaths aren’t in the business of marketing and communicating and PR. Homeopaths are in the business of patient care and health. And so we have not been fantastic at responding to these criticisms. And it’s something that we have to get better at. But unfortunately, you know, it does feel like a bit of a distraction, because it’s taking you away from the important work of looking after patients. And things that we get criticized on, most of all, are the ultra dilutions in homeopathy. And these are hard to understand, because science doesn’t understand ultra dilutions. But then science doesn’t understand a lot of the natural world that we see about us. In fact …”

Jeff Korentayer:
Well, I’ll just quickly interrupt him again here. I like a lot of what he said in that little passage. Basically, the skeptics are making a lot of noise, but we’re busy. We’re basically just trying to help people and get on with business. All well and good. Now again, when he’s talking about the criticism of the ultra dilutions (the so called ultra dilutions of homeopathy), he doesn’t really come to answer to this. But again, this can be the topic of a whole separate video that I can do. But really understanding, getting really to the foundational way of understanding physics in a way that really reveals how it is – that a homeopathic medicine can work the way it does – can kind of transmit that additional information in ways that will be taking us way off course from this video. But again, I do want to applaud part of what he’s saying here. Just leave people alone, leave them to engage with their work, engage with the true things in this world. But again, this of course, is what I’m criticizing him in this video is he is off track for the true principles of homeopathy. That’s what I want to stick to in this video today. So let’s get back to him.

Mani Norland:
“…there is a chart that the British Medical Association produces every year and the most recent chart shows that 51% of drugs given out on The NHS have no known effectiveness – 51%. So, to say that we don’t fully understand homeopathy, we don’t fully understand most of the drugs that we’re using with conventional medicine. So I think there is a place to educate and to bring people up to speed with what homeopathy is and how it works. But what we do know about homeopathy is that it does work. Because we see the results, we see people getting better. And not just one or two, we see millions of people getting better around the world all the time.”

Jeff Korentayer:
Okay, again, that’s all well and good. And I applaud that as well – actually seeing the evidence, seeing the results. But the subtext underneath all of this, the main point I really want to bring out about this video and about how we really want to think about homeopathy, is that… Let me back up a bit here. So what he’s saying sounds reasonable, sounds intelligent, and all the rest of it. But when we look back at the history, the long deep history of medicine, back into the long history of philosophy, the history of science, the history of medicine… If you know a little bit of the basic branches of philosophy, the branch known as “epistemology”, that’s the part of philosophy, as well as science, which is all based on the ideas of how we come to have knowledge, what is the capacity of the human being to know certain things, or are there some things that are knowable to us and some that are not.

Anyways, there’s a very big discussion about all that. But just to give us a basic historical context here, that branch of philosophy, known as epistemology, has a major division historically between what’s called the “rational understanding” and the “empirical understanding” of where knowledge come from; or in other words, what are called the “rationalists” and “empiricists”. And this whole language, this whole concept about homeopathy, he’s placing firmly in that camp of empiricism. Well, it’s what he calls evidence-based medicine.

And that side of knowledge, that side of human knowledge, what’s called empiricism as we’re saying, by definition is based on only what we can acquire in terms of our senses – we see things, we smell things, we come to know things just by our direct experience of them. And that’s fair enough, I understand that. But to understand Hahnemann and Heilkunst and his system of medicine, it firmly sits in the rationalist stream of medicine. And what that stream says is that to understand how to, first of all, how to diagnose someone, but then which medicine to give to them. Hahnemann’s system, especially if you look at his writings from about 1790-1796, you can watch him historically make this discovery for himself that he landed firmly in this camp of rational medicine.

In other words, once you understand the principle (and this video did speak to that) that principle of “like cures like”, but in the video he did not ground that in the rationalist stream of medicine. He grounded it in the empiricists. So, in other words, what Hahnemann came to understand was once you understand that as a rational principle, that we can apply based on the workings of nature and so on, that principle of similarity, you can always have definite knowledge. You can be assured of your knowledge that when you properly identify the disease, how it expresses, and identify what that medicine is based on that rational principle, similars, that is what makes the whole the whole system of Heilkunst Medicine unique and special.

Now, I know he plays a lot of lip service. I’m kind of guessing a lot of his narrative, a lot of his thinking, it’s almost like he’s trying to justify homeopathy in terms of allopathic medicine. He’s trying to make homeopathy and Heilkunst (he doesn’t have the concept of Heilkunst), but he’s trying to make Hahnemann’s system fit in to allopathy rather than realized they are on two different streams – like two different train tracks. And they are never going to meet no matter how many trials are done, or experiments with this remedy, that remedy, whatever. You’re never going to find this fundamental thinking about science and medicine that’s going to converge in these two systems.

So anyways, that’s about the time I have for today. But I hope I made the point clear enough. And I hope you get something out of this. And I hope, as I say, you take this forward with you. Well, either in your own thinking – when you’re thinking about homeopathy, how remedies work, how different treatments work and so on. That you just bear this framework in the back of your mind, between rational realism and empiricism. And I think it will help you illuminate a lot of places where otherwise people can get confused. So I will see you in the next video. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to type them in the comments below. I will get them. I’ll get to them in a future video and I will be seeing you soon.

The “Generative Power” of Heilkunst medicine

Video Transcription

Jeff Korentayer:

This video is part of a series on the broad question of “how diagnosis works in Heilkunst medicine”. And the topic of this video is on the particular concept of the Generative Power. So I will just turn to my slideshow in just a second. And I’ll just remind you that you can type your question in the comment box below – whether directly about what I’m talking about in this video, or if it’s a question you’d like answered in a future video.

Just getting up my slideshow here. Pardon the pause, just pressing the right button here. There we go.

So as I said, this video is part of our series on the concept of how diagnosis works in Heilkunst medicine. And particularly, today, I want to focus in on Dr. Hahnemann’s very unique concept of the Generative Power. So as I say in my subtitle here, it’s “the unique insight that sets Heilkunst apart from the rest of healthcare.” So what makes Heilkunst medicine unique? Normally, people would consider that maybe it has a unique role in the world of natural medicine. But the fact that it is part of the world of natural medicine is actually not the most interesting distinction to make. The Generative Power is Hahnemann’s powerful insight, which sets it apart – both from natural healthcare, as well as conventional. So as you’ll see in a moment, the definition of the generative power is something that you’re not going to find either in the world of natural healthcare or in conventional medicine.

As you may recall from an earlier video, the whole system of Heilkunst medicine is built on all kinds of different dualities or polarities. And just a couple of examples here on this slide to get our minds back into this. The one polarity is diseases of constant nature versus diseases of variable nature. Or, another example would be the use of the intellectual mind (what’s called the “Sinn” in German) versus the emotional mind (or “Gemüt”). And also, human physiology is based on the duality of the human spirits (or the German word “Geist”) versus the instinctual pole (or the “Wesen”).

Now, within the Living Power, every human being is alive and running on the basis of this activity of the living power. And more specifically, it’s not just that. I mean, a lot of people would agree or have a sense of something like that. But what Hahnemann brings to that is a very unique duality within the living power. And that is two German words: Erhaltungskraft and Erzeugungskraft, or we translate as the Sustentive Power and the Generative Power. Now, if you’ve ever heard a homeopath refer to the “vital force” of the human being, then you know that their practice is missing this powerful duality.

So let’s give a little bit more of a definition of the Sustentive Power through some examples.

The first example, “all of the innate processes in the body which strive towards balance, such as temperature regulation” (when you shiver when you’re cold and you’re trying to generate some warmth, or when you start to sweat when you’re hot). That’s the mechanism the body uses to try to cool you down. Second example is “our hormonal rhythms which respond to the changing levels of light in summer versus winter, and which affect our basic patterns of sleep and metabolism”. And the third example of the sustentive power is “natural cravings for foods that are high in the nutrient we are lacking, such as craving citrus fruits when we are lacking in vitamin C”.

Now to give a bit of definition to the Generative Power through some examples.

First, we have “any process in the body which involves the creation of a new cell”, such as “cell division and reproduction”. For example, “the body produces 200 Billion new red blood cells every day!” So every one of those is courtesy of our generative power. Second example is “sexual procreation”. When we make a baby for example, it “isn’t a simple ‘rearrangement’ of existing cells, but the creation of a brand new human being”. And the third example I have here, “thinking a [brand] new, creative thought. The seed of ‘genius’ which everyone possesses and uses whenever we gain a fresh insight into something. [This is] the basis of artistic creation.”

Now to take this a little further, when we look at the generative power, it really helps us further clarify our definition of health. So within our definition of health, we do have a duality. Yet again, another duality. And one side of health is the more well-known term of “homeostasis”. And that’s “the concept for health of the Sustentive Power, [which is] based on the idea of balance or stability. [And] this relates to the idea of ‘Healing’, which is what our innate healing power does when properly supported, and left to its own devices.” The other side of the definition of health, getting more strictly into our concept we’re talking about today, the concept of the generative power, leads us into the idea of “palingenesis”. Now the concept for health based on on palingenesis is the idea of “rebirth” or “regeneration”. And this relates specifically to the concept of ‘Cure’, which belongs to the action of the homeopathic medicine.

So to recap this slide, we have healing which is really an innate part of our life force or healing power. And then the idea of cure, which relates more to this generative power. And that being that when we get a disease, it impregnates into our generative power. And then the homeopathic medicine also kind of reaches into that generative power and helps enact that curative activity.

Now, the difference between “imbalance” or “disease” is another key dimension of diagnosis. And again, having this this nuance between the Sustentive Power and the Generative Power, when you look at the activity of the sustentive power, it is the side of our living power which is prone to imbalance. So like those examples I gave earlier, like vitamin C imbalance or something like that (that’s an example of an imbalance). Versus the Generative Power which is susceptible to actual disease. And as I say here, a disease impregnates into the generative power. So it’s very much like the way we make a baby, you know, through our generative power. Of course, making a baby is a healthy thing, but that generative power may also be susceptible to disease. So when we have a disease in the Heilkunst sense, it’s something more like an impregnation has taken place. Now to give a counter example, I talked here about the example of the allopathic label of “rheumatoid arthritis.” And this is merely “an abstraction”. It “answers neither to identifying the underlying imbalance(s) of the substantive power, nor to the underlying disease(s) of the generative power.” It’s giving us neither of those. So “it is a false diagnosis that gives no insight into how to treat a given case.”

“Boats. Watercolour.” by Mark Bonica https://flic.kr/p/289wznt

So that’s just a very quick definition and summary of the generative power. If you have any questions, please type them in the comment box below. And if they relate to this particular question, I will answer it right away. Or I will put it into a future video.

And let me just go back to my camera. I’m sorry, I have to find the right button here. Yep, there I am. So, thank you. Thank you for for joining me on this video. And I will see you in the next one.

The Root Cause of Dental Issues

[This post is from the February 2020 newsletter – click here to read it.]

Open your mouth, real wide, wider! If these words cause you to tremble in your boots, why not engage with preventative medicine? We’re all about helping you to avoid the dentist as much as possible, with easy regimen that helps you to remineralize your teeth for a lifetime of healthy teeth and bones.

Between certain types of foods and supplementation, we want to avoid root canals as much as possible, as we know that they have further reaching implications with regards to your overall health. For example:

  • Root canals are done on dead teeth, opening a nerve highway that can become one of the worst sources of chronic bacterial toxicity in your body.
  • Dr. Weston Price spoke extensively on the dangers of root canals and how the diet of primitive cultures can help prevent/solve the need for root canals.
  • The truth is that dental pitting or cavities reflect deeper, systemic — meaning “whole body” — illness that should be addressed wholistically.
  • In partnership with your Heilkunst Physician and your Biological Dentist, you can have a more comprehensive and wholistic solution to your whole health and not just try to stick a band-aid on your teeth. 

We’ve been helping folks remineralize their teeth, address inflammation, and solve the root cause (intentional pun) of their dental issues for over 15 years –  all naturally. This month’s blog articles are designed to give you more information on how to stay out of the dentist’s chair. See more in this full article here: https://arcanum.ca/2015/12/03/how-to-avoid-having-to-get-a-root-canal-and-other-dental-work-and-why/

Summer Detox for Inner Light Metabolism!

[This post is from the July 2019 newsletter – click here to read it.]

Summer is the perfect time to do a detox. The reason for this is that the resources in your body aren’t being spent trying to keep you warm. Whatever you’re personal goals are, we can help with a safe and principled detox.

Here are just a few sound reasons to detox your liver:

  • Get bile free flowing again to aid digestion.
  • Eliminate any toxic waste harboured at the cellular level.
  • Get rid of the excess fat and sugar stored in the liver.
  • Dissolve and pass any stored up gallstones and liver flukes inhibiting proper secretion and causing inflammation.
  • Address liver parasites.
  • Regenerate the damaged or destroyed cells in the liver from excess sugar or alcohol use.

A good way to tell if you’re suffering liver toxicity and parasites is if your skin burns when you’re exposed to the sun. Did you know that an overage of sugar, parasites, and candida will make it impossible for you to easily absorb the sun?  

Let us know at your next follow-up if you’re ready to do a detoxification. It’s the same as your car maintenance; you wouldn’t think to skip an oil change every 6 months, would you?!