Snakes: Drawing Power from the Underworld
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Seventeen different Snakes at your fingertips! This concise guide breaks down the Snakes by family and highlights distinguishing characteristics.
Peter Fraser draws from the provings to highlight the differentiating qualities of each remedy in a volume that is easily scanned in the practice room.
Until recently, Lachesis and its Crotalidae cousins represented more symptoms in our repertories than all other Snakes combined.
But a wealth of new proving and case information from around the world is expanding our knowledge of the serpents and improving our prescribing.
In this concise desktop guide, Fraser examines seventeen different snake remedies, from boas and pythons to sea snakes and rare vipers.
The author draws from the provings to highlight the important characteristics and differentiating qualities of each remedy in a volume that is easily scanned in the practice room.
As in all of the Transformation Between the Realms books, Fraser spends his introductory pages describing the taxonomy of the family in question and discussing the traits common to most of its members, helpful information for those getting started in homeopathic family analysis.
The Transformation Between the Realms series includes the volumes Spiders, Snakes, Birds and Insects.
From the BookBoa Constrictor
The Boa constrictor is a constricting snake that is found throughout South and Central America and parts of the Caribbean. The Boidae are more primitive in their development than the venomous snakes used in homeopathy.
They have spurs that are vestigial legs and have the remnants of the pelvis in their skeleton. They do not have a venom but kill their prey by coiling around it and tightening until the heart and lungs can no longer function.
The boas and pythons have very well developed senses. Like the pit vipers they have infrared detecting organs between the nostrils and the eyes and can see a heat picture of their prey. They are therefore particularly adapted to hunting at night when they will wait, often on a branch, and ambush suitable prey as it passes by.
The Boa has some control over its body temperature and is not as dependent on basking in the warmth as most reptiles are. Constrictors can take bigger prey than similar venomous snakes and take longer to digest, as many venoms contain elements that begin the digestive process.
There is a good proving of the Boa constrictor; that it has no respiratory symptoms for example is surprising.
In terms of Kentian thought, the Boidae, the constrictors, are about the Intellect, the processes of discrimination and integration, whereas the venomous snakes are more connected to the Will, the processes of acting and expressing.
Thus the pathologies of the venomous snakes are to do with the heart, the blood and the generative organs and the pathologies of the constrictors are found in the digestive tract (especially Boa) and the respiratory organs (especially Python).
ContentsIntroduction -- 2
Snakes - Drawing Power from the Underworld -- 5
Snake Remedies in General -- 12
Taxonomy -- 20
Repertorizing -- 23
The Snake Family Tree -- 24
Families -- 25
Boa constrictor -- 27
Python regius -- 30
Bungarus fasciatus -- 32
Dendroaspis polylepis -- 33
Elaps corallinus (Micrurus corallinus) -- 36
Naja tripiudians (Naja naja) -- 37
Hydrophis cyanocinctus -- 40
Toxicophus pugnax (Agkistrodon piscivorous) -- 41
Cenchris contortrix (Agkistrodon contortrix) --.42
Bothrops lanceolatus -- 45
Lachesis muta -- 46
Crotalus horridus -- 49
Crotalus cascavella (Crotalus durissus cascavella) -- 51
Bitis arietens -- 53
Cerastes cerastes -- 55
Vipera berus -- 57
Vipera aspis -- 59
Reviews"Peterís series of books has been a revelation. This discrimination between insects and birds is so succinct it is hard to believe it is so true. I can think of no homeopathic books available which give so much wisdom for such a small cost! They have inspired my practice, and benefited my patients."
— Geoff Johnson