Birds: Seeking the Freedom of the Sky
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The author reviews forty different remedies from what is becoming one of the most important families in homeopathic practice.
Simply the most comprehensive summary of the Birds available in one volume, with comparisons and references to proving material. Individuating characteristics of each bird remedy are drawn directly from the provings.
211 pp, pb
In less than 30 years, homeopathy has gone from four bird remedies to dozens, and many homeopaths are finding this family to be indispensible in practice. In this concise summary of the Birds, Fraser considers the provings of forty different avians and their various families, from diving Birds to raptors, from nighttime hunters to daytime scavengers, from flightless domestic fowl to tiny hovercraft.
As in the other Transformation Between the Realms volumes, the author introduces the subject with the common characteristics of the group. Breaking down the avian realm into its various families, he introduces each with a discussion of what sets that family apart from the rest.
Individuating characteristics of each bird remedy are drawn directly from the provings. Nowhere else can the homeopath get such a broad overview in so compact a volume.
The Transformation Between the Realms series includes Spiders, Snakes, Birds and Insects.
From the Book
Transformation Between the Realms
There are two types of symptom in any case. Most symptoms make up what can be seen as the background of the case. These are stable and distinctive and they will lead the prescriber to a group of remedies. Examples of the background are the Miasms, the Botanical and Zoological Families, the Periodic Table, the Realms and the Kingdoms.
It is sometimes possible to find the indicated remedy by cross referencing the various background features of the case. This approach has great appeal as it appears to be ordered and systematic and does not require a detailed knowledge of the remedies.
In fact a completely unknown remedy can be prescribed purely on its relationship to other known remedies. However, this approach is not as easy to work with as it seems as the slightest misunderstanding in classifying the case will invariably lead to the wrong remedy.
The background in the case will usually lead to a group of remedies and it is differentiating within the group and finding the specific group member indicated in the case that is the most difficult part of remedy selection.
Although other backgrounds do differentiate somewhat, there is usually a correspondence between different backgrounds. Many remedies that are of the Sea Realm are also Phlegmatic in nature and so knowing that a case is both of the Sea and Phlegmatic is not very helpful.
The foreground is the place in a case where there is dynamic energy and movement. It is the place where the patient becomes animated and where the symptoms are changing and contradictory.
This is the place that restricts, that prevents the patient from moving on and growing but it is also the place through which they will move and grow.
This is perhaps the most distinctive feature of the foreground of the case; it is as positive as it is negative and it is as healing as it is destructive.
ContentsAcknowledgement -- 1
Transformation Between the Realms -- 2
Birds - Seeking the Freedom of the Sky -- 5
Birds in General -- 18
The Bird Family Tree -- 36
Families -- 37
Repertorizing -- 38
GALLOANSERAE -- 39
ANSERIFORMES -- 40
Anas plalyrhynchos; Mallard -- 41
Cairina moschata, Anas barbariae (Oscillococcinum);
Barbary or Muscovy Duck -- 44
Anser anser; Greylag Goose -- 46
Branta canadensis; Canada Goose -- 49
Cygnus cygnus; Whooper Swan -- 54
Cygnus bewickii; Bewick's Swan -- 59
Cygnus olor; Mute Swan -- 63
GALLIFORMES -- 65
Bonasa umbellus; Ruffed Grouse -- 65
Pavo cristatus; Peacock -- 68
Gallus gallus domesticus; Domestic Fowl -- 73
Meleagris gallopavo; Wild Turkey -- 79
NEOAVES -- 81
PELECANIFORMES -- 82
Pelecanus occidentalis; Brown Pelican -- 82
CICONIIFORMES -- 87
Threskiornis aethiopicus; Sacred Ibis -- 87
Ardea herodias; Great Blue Heron -- 91
CHARADRIIFORMES, -- 96
Larus argentatus; Herring Gull -- 96
FALCONIFORMES -- 99
Falco peregrinus; Peregrine Falcon -- 99
Falco cherrug; Saker Falcon -- 109
Buteo jamaicensis; Red-tailed Hawk -- 112
Haliaeetus leucocephalus; Bald Eagle -- 117
NEW WORLD VULTURES -- 125
Vultur gryphus; Andean Condor -- 125
Cathartes aura; Turkey Vulture -- 129
PROCELLARIFORMES -- 134
Diomedea exulans; Wandering Albatross -- 134
GAVIFORMES -- 137
Gavia immer; Common Loon -- 137
SPHENICIFORMES -- 143
Spheniscus humboldti; Humboldt Penguin -- 143
STRIGIFORMES -- 146
Bubo virginianus; Great Horned Owl -- 147
Tyto alba; Bam Owl -- 149
APODIFORMES -- 154
Aerodramus fuciphagus, Nidus edulis; Edible-nest Swiftlet -- 154
Calypte anna; Anna's Hummingbird -- 156
COLUMBIFORMES -- 161
Columba palumbus; Wood Pigeon (Dove) -- 161
Columba livia; Rock Pigeon -- 165
PSITTACIFORMES -- 169
Ara macao; Scarlet Macaw -- 169
CUCULIFORMES -- 173
Geococcyx californianus; Greater Roadrunner -- 173
TROGONIFORMES -- 178
Pharomachrus mocinno; Resplendent Quetzal -- 178
PASSERIFORMES -- 181
CORVIDS -- 181
Corvus splendens; House Crow -- 182
Corvus corax; Raven -- 186
SONGBIRDS -- 191
Erithacus rubecula; European Robin -- 191
Gracula religiosa; Java Hill Mynah -- 194
Passer domesticus; Sparrow -- 197
Guano australis; Bird Droppings -- 202
Tuberculinum aviare; Bird TB -- 203
BIBLIOGRAPHY -- 204
Bird Remedies -- 205
Specific Birds and Bird Remedies -- 206
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