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Hahnemann's Discovery of Homeopathy

Where Hahnemann got his ideas from.
He mentions no-one from the medical past except Albrecht von Haller (1708-77), and strangest of all he never even mentions Paracelsus (1493-1541), who is most widely regarded as the originator of a form of homoeopathy ie. a system of medicine based almost exclusively upon the law of similars and small doses............................................. ....

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The idea of similar cures similar has been around for a couple of thousand years, but Hahnemann invented potentization.

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. . . strangest of all, he never even mentions Paracelsus (1493-1541), who is most widely regarded as the originator of a form of homoeopathy, i.e., a system of medicine almost exclusively based upon the Law of Similars and small doses.
No, dear, that’s not true. Paracelsus was a quack. His function in the world was to integrate the disparate secret schools of the day, not to reform medicine. He only incidentally did that, but he didn’t do a good job of it because everything he said about medicine was a bunch of gobbledygoop. Moreover, he never actually wrote anything. He was this sort of charismatic, super-star brain of the day with a following of students and the Church, state and allopathic physicians constantly looking to kill him, which they eventually did by hiring an assassin to throw him off a cliff. Typical of follower-mentality types, they hung on every word and wrote them down, but he had nothing to say about medicine worth reading. His main thing was the so-called “doctrine of signatures.” Get this. He reasoned that if some root looked like something, it must be good for that illness. What? Better, ah . . . Ruff! He was quite a ridiculous guy whenever he said anything about medicine, and I mean in the extreme, so it’s a very bad idea to invoke him as the predecessor of Hahnemann. I know that lots of people do that, but (chuckling) you should remember this and note that they’re not worth reading. Most of them are low-potency British pseudo homeopaths, so you should already know that, anyway. If some of the GVs (Vithoulkas school of thought) have taken that nonsense and run with it, that should also tell you stuff. Ah . . . Ruff! I’d stick my arm down my throat before I ever said anything like that. Newsman Bob would go: “Man sticks his arm down his throat to keep himself shut up. Clever guy. How do we teach other people that kind of stuff?”

The previous homeopaths were called spagyric physicians. They arose from the previous form of it to them, called Hermetic medicine. Its history is as old as ancient Egypt, and they clearly came from somewhere else already civilized because the ancient Egyptians don’t have a period of progress but instead appear on the historical scene already civilized. Isn’t that interesting? Homeopathy also existed in the ancient Rama Empire, and that throws it back quite a bit farther, and we also see in them that they appeared on the historical scene already civilized. Isn’t that even more interesting? I don’t remember what spagyric means, but nobody else online has it right or knows that it was homeopathy in the Way Back Machine. They called Paracelsus a “braggart and quack.” Wanna hear more?

The passage from Hahnemann she only partially quoted is in Article 108 of the ORGANON OF MEDICINE (link: Hahnemann's Organon). We strongly favor noting that she quoted the Kunzli et al. translation from The Hahnemann Foundation, the only one in English worth reading. Good girl! 10 stars and a big smoochie!

Like Paracelsus (Scribe of the Rosicrucian Brotherhood), von Haller was another reformer of allopathic medicine in its Empiricist spectrum, and I believe he was contemporaneous to Hahnemann as a child but died before Samuel Hahnemann grew up. Hahnemann was clearly influenced by him, but it’s absolutely fascinating that he invoked the spagyric physicians only once, and that was near the beginning of homeopathy in paragraph 43 of his formal presentation of homeopathy called ESSAY ON A NEW PRINCIPLE (long subtitle) [link: The Lesser Writings of Samuel Hahnemann - Google Book Search]. Wanna hear more?
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