The AIDS Miasm
One of homeopathy’s most original thinkers examines the history of miasm and proposes a miasm for the digital age that covers AIDS, Alzheimer's and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.
Fraser includes supporting evidence from modern provings.
He argues that the electronic media have brought about "an almost complete destruction of the concept of distance in both space and time..." forcing us to adapt to the new environment of a global village.
One of the UK’s most original thinkers examines the place of miasms in homeopathy and proposes a new miasm of the digital age.
Fraser argues that electronic media have brought about "an almost complete destruction of the concept of distance in both space and time," a profoundly disorienting change for the human psyche which brings with it a new class of disease.
The AIDS miasm is characterised by a loss of boundaries, by conflicts in connection and disconnection, by dispersion and instability, by feminization and vulnerability.
This thought-provoking book will enhance the understanding and practice of homeopathy in the 21st century.
Part One describes how disease has developed alongside technological advances in communication. It traces the development of miasmatic illness in parallel with the evolution of human society and shows how the recent digital revolution has resulted in a totally new miasm.
Part Two illustrates in depth how many new homśopathic remedies are true pictures of the needs of today's patients and how vital they are to treat contemporary diseases.
· Written by an experienced practitioner
· Provides an understanding of the evolution of miasms
· Links contemporary society with the AIDS miasm and modern disease states
· Provides an in depth understanding of the 'new remedies'
· Fascinating and useful for anyone with an interest in complementary medicine
From the Book
Part II - A Picture of the AIDS Miasm
An Outline of the Picture
There are a thousand ways of telling any story and each of them can be perfectly valid. I have chosen a particular story to use as the framework for discussing contemporary disease and the new remedies. It is a coherent story and one that has been of use to me in arranging themes and symptoms. However, it is just one of many possibilities. It goes something like this:
The primary effect of the dissolution of boundaries is that connection can be made without obstruction or interference.
However, without defining boundaries for ourselves and others we have no regulated way of interacting and become lost in an infinite space. Connection becomes disconnection and isolation. Without connection there is no reason to care and this leads to a feeling of indifference.
Without boundaries there is nothing to contain and define.This results in dispersion, and an emphasis on the elements of air and water which are those that will disperse if not contained.
Instability, a tendency to go to extremes and confusion are all consequences of dispersion, and of a world in which there are no boundaries.
Air and water are feminine elements and there is a tendency towards passivity and feminization to be seen in society and in symptoms.
One of the functions of boundaries is to act as a protective shell. The removal of that protective shell leads to a sense of vulnerability.
A sensitivity to infection and a lack of confidence, or even a sense of shame and self hatred, are natural consequences of feeling vulnerable and unprotected.
Finally issues around boundaries and the portals that penetrate them are of great importance.
There will always be issues and images that overlap. An example of this is the image of the child and childhood.The innocence and wonder of childhood are one manifestation of a sense of divine connection. The lack of knowledge and experience of children leads to confusion and a lack of stability that can be described as childishness.
The child is a natural corollary of maternity which is in itself an important aspect of femininity. Children also epitomize the concepts of vulnerability and of lack of confidence.The image of the child is therefore common in almost every part of the story.
ContentsAbstract -- i
Preface -- v
Acknowledgements -- vi
Part I - An Understanding of the AIDS Miasm
Introduction -- 2
Miasmatic Disease as a Reaction to Human Development -- 9
The Consequences of the Electronic Age -- 25
Using Miasmatic Theory -- 42
Using the Remedies of the AIDS Miasm -- 46
Speculating on Coming Disease States -- 49
Some of the Remedies of the AIDS Miasm -- 53
Summation -- 61
Part II - A Picture of the AIDS Miasm
Introduction -- 64
Choosing the Remedies -- 67
An Outline of the Picture -- 72
1-1 Connection -- 75
1-2 Divine Connection -- 77
1-3 Grounding -- 80
1-4 Communication -- 81
1-5 Empathy and Clairvoyance -- 86
1-6 Clarity -- 89
1-7 Nature -- 94
1-8 Youth, Beauty, Peace and Love -- 98
1-9 Benevolence -- 104
II-l Disconnection -- 109
II-2 Not Belonging -- 112
II-3 As if In A Dream -- 115
II-4 Detachment -- 117
II-5 The Observer -- 120
II-6 Drugs -- 122
II-7 The Past -- 125
II-8 Isolation -- 126
II-9 Need To Be Alone -- 129
III-l Indifference -- 133
III-2 Apathy -- 135
III-3 Anesthesia -- 137
III-4 Lack of Emotion -- 140
III-5 Selfishness -- 143
III-6 Cruelty -- 145
III-7 Despair -- 149
IV-1 Dispersion -- 151
IV-2 Air and Water -- 152
IV-3 Water -- 153
IV-4 Waves, Circles and Cycles -- 156
IV-5 Thirst and Dryness -- 158
IV-6 Clouds, Balloons and Bubbles -- 160
IV-7 Emptiness and Lack of Substance -- 161
IV-8 Floating and Flying -- 164
IV-9 Music -- 167
IV-10 Space -- 168
IV-11 Travel -- 170
IV-12 Speed and Rushing -- 171
V-l Instability -- 175
V-2 Oversensitivity -- 178
V-3 Childishness -- 181
V-4 Splitting -- 183
V-5 Chaos and Order -- 187
V-6 Structure -- 190
VI-1 Extremes -- 194
Vl-2 Tallness -- 195
Vl-3 Nobility -- 196
Vl-4 Strength and Hardness...198
VI-5 Excess -- 199
VI-6 Materialism -- 201
Vl-7 Appetite -- 204
VII Confusion -- 208
VII-2 Confusion of the Senses -- 211
VII-3 Vanishing of Thoughts -- 212
VII-4 Forgetfulness -- 213
VII-5 Confusion of Identity -- 215
VlI-6 Transgenic Confusion -- 218
VII-7 Confusion about Time -- 221
VII-8 Confusion about Position -- 223
VII-9 Confusion about Words -- 228
VIII-1 Feminization -- 233
VII1-2 Left Sidedness -- 235
VIII-3 Motherhood and Pregnancy -- 237
VIII-4 Gender Confusion -- 239
VIII-5 Sexuality -- 244
IX-1 Vulnerability -- 255
IX-2 Babies, Children and Animals -- 259
IX-3 Danger and Violence -- 263
IX-4 Rape, Child Abuse and Incest -- 268
IX-5 Anxiety, Fear and Paranoia -- 273
IX-6 Privacy and Secrecy -- 277
IX-7 Trapped – 281
X-l Infection -- 285
X-2 Flu and Non Specific Infections -- 288
X-3 Dirt -- 290
X-4 Shit and Toilets -- 292
X-5 Insects, Worms and Vermin -- 295
XI-1 Lack of confidence -- 298
XI-2 Old, Ugly and Fat -- 299
XI-3 Shame and Humiliation -- 301
XI-4 Self Hatred and Self Harm -- 305
XII-1 Boundaries and Obstruction -- 308
XII-2 Obstruction of the Senses -- 310
XII-3 Houses -- 312
XII-4 The Skin -- 315
XII-5 Touch -- 320
XII-6 Portals -- 322
XII-7 Mouth, Anus and Vagina -- 324
XII-8 Death -- 326
Appendix I - References -- 332
Appendix II - Remedies -- 334
Appendix III - Index -- 337
"This book explores the possible themes that could be attributable to an AIDS miasm, and the remedies that may address this miasm."
— Richard Pitt