Survival - The Mollusc
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OverviewKeeping with his usual style of presenting his ideas and backing them up with cases, Sankaran adds the stunning presentation of full color pages to make this a beautiful addition to your Sensation Method library.
454 pp pb
Dr. Rajan Sankaran is at the forefront of the evolution of the 'Kingdom approach' in Homeopathy. This is a new way of case taking with an emphasis on going to the sensation level in the patient where one can hear the language of the source.
Concurrently, a parallel approach evolved to study the homeopathic Materia Medica in terms of kingdoms and then to see how each individual remedy reflects the qualities of its natural order. All this has resulted in an exponential expansion of the homeopathic horizon.
Used increasingly by practitioners, this new approach called for a body of work that could be referred to once the patient has expressed his deepest sensation.
Needed were the books that presented the Materia Medica with the kingdom approach i.e. a look at the various natural orders, their common qualities in nature, the sub-divisions, the recognition of the alert or the source words of each order and then how to differentiate further. Dr. Sankaran has already presented the profession with his 'An Instight Into Plants' (3 Volumes) and then his experiences with the mineral kingdom in the two volumes of 'Structure'.
The exploration of the animal kingdom will be laid out in several volumes of the Survival series. This series is co-authored by Dr. Sudhir Baldota, assisted by many editors, and has contributions from several homeopaths experienced in the 'Sensation method'.
'Mollusca' is the first of this series. Within are described the qualities of Mollusca in nature, three of its sub-divisions - Bivalvia (oysters, clams), Gastropoda (limpets, snails) and Cephalopoda (octopuses, cuttle fish) and expressions in the human being. Each of these is described with source words, proving information and clinical cases so as to see the whole map and thus make it easy to recognize it in clinical practice.
ContentsForeword -- 5
About the Authors -- 7
Contributors -- 9
Acknowledgements -- 11
1. Introduction -- 15-51
a. The Scheme of this Book -- 15
b. The Approach to Case Taking -- 17
c. The Importance of Classification -- 22
d. Recognising the Animal Song -- 24
e. An Introduction to Mollusca -- 32
2. Bivalvia -- 52
a. An Introduction to Bivalvia -- 52
b. The Oyster -- 69
c. The Pearl -- 101
d. The Mussel -- 113
e. The Clam -- 123
f. The Scallop -- 161
g. A Summary of Bivalvia -- 171
3. Gastropoda -- 176
a. An Introduction to Gastropoda -- 176
b. The Cowry -- 203
c. The Muricid -- 233
d. The Land Snail -- 255
e. A Summary of Gastropoda -- 271
4. Cephaloda -- 280
a. An Introduction to Cephalopoda -- 280
b. The Nautilus -- 293
c. The Cuttlefish -- 313
d. The Squid -- 367
e. The Octopus -- 385
f. A Summary of Cephalopoda -- 403
5. A Summary of Mollusca -- 415
6. Appendix -- 429
a. A Glossary of Mollusca terms -- 429
b. A Categorised List of Species Described in this Book -- 441
c. Index of Scientific Names -- 443
d. Index of Common Names -- 445
Your cooperation with Sudhir has resulted in a wonderful book. It's the best of your ideas presented with clarity and thoroughness. It is so well organized, and this extends to details such as lay out, illustrations, and use of language.
I have only highest praise for it: it is a beautiful piece of work which does justice to these amazing creatures and brings them onto the therapeutic stage in all their colours. It is so useful.
— Misha Norland