Homeopathic Remedy Pictures

Homeopathic Remedy Pictures

  • Alexander Gothe
  • Julia Drinnenberg


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Studying with Cartoons


Not only do the cartoons brilliantly capture the essence of each remedy; the text and photos contribute significantly to this being an indispensable aid in seating oneís knowledge of materia medica more firmly in one's brain.

204 pp pb
ISBN 978-90-807103-4-4


The object of this book is to help understand homeopathic remedies more readily, and to help keep them in mind for a longer period of time. The book describes fifty remedy pictures.

Each description is broken into three sections.

Initially a catchy connection is made between the character of the original substance, and the way the symptoms or the character of the remedy presents in a human being.

The text that follows presents an overview of the remedy picture. It gives shape to the particular pathology by describing the causes, the course, or the phase in development.

Subsequently several expressive drawings illustrate symptoms, characteristics or mental specifics. These drawings are often connected to the text but may sometimes also highlight individual symptoms or issues.

From the Book

Harry van der Zee, author and publisher writes:

During one of the breaks at the LIGA congress in Lucerne in October 2006 I picked up 'Homöopathische Leit-Bilder' by Alexander Gothe and Julia Drinnenberg at the booth of Haug Verlag. Leafing through the many pages with cartoons I couldn't resist laughing out loud regularly. This, I realized, is how learning should be. Fun!

Becoming a homeopath is usually a call coming from the heart, based on a genuine desire that we share with Hahnemann as he expressed it in ß1 of his Organon, namely to heal the sick. That homeopathy offers the possibility, as his next paragraph suggests, to realize the highest ideal of cure through a rapid, gentle and permanent restoration of health, is enough for many to arouse serious interest.

During the training and practice of homeopathy, though, the mind turns out to be an important instrument in making Hahnemannís promise come true. Memorizing, analyzing, repertorising, theorizing, philosophizing - our art of healing is full of it, and rightfully so.

But sometimes the balance between heart and mind is skewed a bit. A good shaking of the belly is 'just what the doctor ordered'. The ability to laugh about each other, and ourselves, about our role as homeopaths or patients, is healing in itself. And Alexander and Julia have offered this very remedy to us with this marvelous book.

Cartoons exaggerate: that is both their strength and their weakness.

By enlarging an aspect to the extreme it makes for easy memorizing; the shadow side is that patients will usually not match the caricature. But isnít that true of all knowledge, that true wisdom is rather based on the ability to forget? After feeding the mind with knowledge, further development is only possible if what has been learned is let go of again to be able to welcome newer and deeper knowledge.

Having said that, I wish all those who will pick up this book a joyous learning experience.


How this book came to be

Aconitum napellus - Monkshood
Aethusa cynapium - Fool's parsley
Apis mellifica - Honeybee
Argentum Nitricum - Nitrate of silver
Arnica Montana - Leopard's bane
Arsenicum album - White arsenic
Aurum metallicum - Gold
Baryta carbonica - Barium carbonate
Belladonna - Deadly nightshade
Bryonia alba - Wild hops
Calcarea carbonica - Lime from the middle layer of the oyster shell
Calcarea phosphorica - Phosphate of lime
Cantharis - Spanish fly
Carcinosinum - Nosode made from tissue from cancer of the mammae
Causticum - Hahnemann's tinctura acris sine Kali
Chamomilla matricaria - Wild chamomile
Chelidonium majus - Celandine
Cimicifuga - Black cohosh
Conium maculatum - Hemlock poison
Ferrum metallicum - Iron
Gelsemium - Yellow Jasmine
Hyoscyamus - Henbane
Ignatia - St. Ignatius Bean
Kali carbonicum - Potassium carbonate
Lachesis muta - Bushmaster snake
Lycopodium clavatum - Club moss
Magnesia carbonica - Carbonate of Magnesia
Magnesia muriatica - Chloride of Magnesia
Medorrhinum - Nosode made from gonorrhoeal secretion
Mercurius solubilis - Quicksilver, Mercury
Natrum carbonicum - Carbonate of soda
Natrum muriaticum - Ordinary salt
Natrum sulphuricum - Sodium sulphate, Glauber's salt
Nux vomica - Poison nut
Opium - Dried sap of the poppy
Phosphorus - Phosphorus
Phosphoric acid - Glacial phosphoric acid
Platinum metallicum - Platinum
Psorinum - Nosode made from the contents of a scabies vesicle
Pulsatilla - Anemone
Rhus toxicodendron - Poison oak
Sepia - The dried contents of the cuttlefish's ink sac
Silica - Pure Silica
Staphysagria -Stavesacre
Stramonium - Thorn apple
Sulphur - Brimstone
Thuja occidentalis - Tree of life
Tuberculinum - Nosode prepared from a tuberculous abscess
Veratrum album - White hellebore
Zincum metallicum - Zinc