The System of Homeopathy (English Edition)

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This book is illustrative of Dr.Rajan Sankaran's method of case taking, case analysis and follow up. It includes thirty-five detailed cases and a number of short cases through which emerges a System of Homoeopathy. Also hints and guidelines about understanding the mental state, eliciting the mind and body connection, central delusion, what to do and what not to do with dreams etc., and a further understanding of miasms and sub-kingdoms.

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Dr. Rajan Sankaran is internationally renowned as a clear thinker and is best known for his path breaking concepts, especially his understanding of disease as a delusion, his use of mind symptoms and dreams, his classification of remedy states into kingdoms and his additions to the existing miasms. His recent work on the plant kingdom and the seven levels is fast gaining in popularity and promises to revolutionize Homoeopathy. More and more Homoeopaths are incorporating his ideas into practice, with the most promising results.His lucid style and simplicity makes him very popular as a teacher amongst Homoeopaths worldwide. His seminars and teaching courses have been widely attended in India and abroad. He has lectured in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, England, France, Germany, Holland, Israel, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, South Africa ,Switzerland and U.S.A. Along with his colleagues he founded The Homoeopathic Research and Charities, which is an Institution involved in various teaching courses. He has been awarded a Fellowship of the Society of Homeopaths ( U.K.).He has authored The Spirit of Homoeopathy, The Substance of Homoeopathy, The Soul of Remedies, Provings, The System in Homoeopathy, An Insight into Plants, and recently The Sensation in Homoeopathy which is a milestone by itself, and above all, he has also created a Homoeopathic case taking and analysis software Vital Quest . Dr. Rajan Sankaran lives and practices in Juhu area of Mumbai, India. He has two sons, Soham and Sahaj. Through his writings and lectures, Dr. Sankaran has had a profound influence on many modern homeopaths' methods of practice.He is particularly well-known for developing a highly structured view of the Materia Medica. He has also developed a case-analysis software program called Vital Quest. Dr. Rajan Sankaran has been practicing Homeopathy since 1981. He is internationally renowned as a clear and original thinker and is best known for his path breaking concepts in Homoeopathy. His original ideas and lucid style make him very popular as a teacher amongst homoeopaths worldwide. His seminars and teaching courses have been widely attended in India, Australia, Austria, Germany, U.S.A, England, Switzerland, France, Spain, Canada, Holland, Norway, New Zealand, Russia, Israel ,South Africa, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Korea and Japan. He has authored several books namely The Spirit of Homoeopathy, The Substance of Homoeopathy, The Soul of Remedies, Provings, The System of Homoeopathy, An Insight into Plants , The Sensation in Homeopathy, Sankaran s Schema and the software VitalQuest. Many of the books are considered modern texts in Homeopathy and have been translated in several languages.

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How about the Summary of Homoeopathy? The synopsis of Homoeopathy? The Slightly Short on Substance of Homoeopathy? This is a rather harsh if facetious, comment on what is in many ways a fine book Firstly, and in contrast to many homoeopathy books, it is beautifully produced, with good quality paper, lovely clear text, and the best editing and layout I have seen for a long time. There is an accurate index of remedies, excellent cross- referencing, and only a few typos (no doubt left in as proof against the Carcinosin miasm.) This is a book you can really enjoy reading, with its fluent story telling and painstaking explanations. The structure of the book (and it is very 'mineral kingdom') is that of a sandwich. Dr Sankaran briefly introduces his first twenty-five case histories, then there are approximately fifty pages outlining his 'system', followed by another ten cases. There is an appendix in which he clarifies his thoughts on miasm and kingdom classification, and a final summary has been written by Dr Bill Gray. The case histories are truly admirable, Real conversations have been transcribed and annotated to allow either a find the remedy yourself ' approach, or by following the footnotes, to understand the thought processes used buy Dr.Sankaran and his team to find the correct remedy. The cases are mostly written out at length, giving the reader a chance to perceive the whole case and not just exclaim puzzled, at the denouement. If you like me have ever thought, 'How come other people's patients speak in rubrics and mine don't?' then here is the answer. With careful analysis and explanation, we see that the skilled homoeopath can hear the rubrics, which are not always spoken aloud. The real gift which Sankaran appears to have is to make hard data fit together with soft data in order to prescribe for the patient's whole state of being. He is adamant that no theorising or speculating must enter into case analysis and yet he sees intangible patterns in speech dreams and life events which assume such solidity of form that they become irrefutable hard data leading to successful prescriptions. He really does tie up Kent's world of causes to the world of ultimates in an accessible and effective way. Some readers will feel that this is enough: others may feel short-changed by the disproportionate number of case histories compared to the extent of the exposition of his ' system'. Look at it as an indication of your state of being! If you are in a sycotic state, you'II love the exuberant multiplicity of cases. If you're in a psoric state of struggle, you'II hope for enlightenment and understanding. If you're tubercular, you can race through this book very easily and still be gasping for more. If you're feeling syphilitic, tear it up! For further insights on Sankaran's proposed miasms of typhoid, ringworm, malaria and leprosy, you II have to read the book. Most encouraging of all an a way, is the fact that Sankaran, despite his need to 'systematize and standardize knowledge and experience', is continuing to explore, refine and change his thinking, so we may all feel justified in agreeing or disagreeing with some of his conclusions. I certainly look forward to reading Dr. Sankaran's next work - The Success of Homoeopathy? --The Homeopath,Number 79,Autumn 2000- Reviewed by Fiona Heubeck

When I came to read the System of Homeopathy by Dr. Rajan Sankaran, I had mixed expectations. Dr. Sankaran is a very famous teacher and practitioner who has inspired many with his brilliant work, yet some of his recent work has received mixed reviews. He has mainly been criticized for making speculative statements, unsubstantiated by philosophy or clinical work. However, in his latest book he has addressed this criticism, and we find his method illustrated with no less than 35 detailed case studies. This means we need not onl --Simillimum, Fall 2001

When I came to read the System of Homeopathy by Dr. Rajan Sankaran, I had mixed expectations. Dr. Sankaran is a very famous teacher and practitioner who has inspired many with his brilliant work, yet some of his recent work has received mixed reviews. He has mainly been criticized for making speculative statements, unsubstantiated by philosophy or clinical work. However, in his latest book he has addressed this criticism, and we find his method illustrated with no less than 35 detailed case studies. This means we need not only read his theories; we can read examples of his theories in practice. The book begins with a basic overview of one of Dr. Sankaran's most famous concepts-the "central delusion." For those unfamiliar with this idea, essentially Dr. Sankaran suggests that disease is a reaction to a situation that does not exist, to a false perception of reality. Homeopathy can be used to correct this problem by treating it with a remedy that shares the same central delusion. The next idea presented in the introduction is "compensation" and how a patient's compensations cover up elements of the case, which makes casetaking difficult. One example of the compensated state is that of an Aurum metallicum patient who may not appear to be in the state brought about by the proving of Aurum metallicum, that of great depression, suicidal tendency and hopelessness. In fact, because the Aurum metallicum patient is compensating by overachieving and conscientious behavior, the classic proving picture would never be seen. Dr. Sankaran explains that this is why the picture of a remedy brought out through clinical experience can often differ from the proving. These are extremely interesting theories that many students of Jeremy Sherr will also have been familiar with for some time. Dr. Sankaran takes his theories even further by linking them with states of miasmatic susceptibility, studying miasms in terms of feelings and reactions, and suggesting the addition of new miasms: acute, typhoid or subacute, ringworm, malaria, cancer, and leprosy. This departs dramatically from Hahnemann's traditional three miasms (or combinations of the three) and from most established texts on the subject. Many would argue that what Sankaran terms a "new miasm" is merely a combination of factors of the original trio. Students of Chaim Rosenthal will be familiar with the "kingdom classifications," the theory that patients present a series of characteristics that distinguish whether they need an animal, plant, mineral or nosode remedy. For example, those needing a mineral remedy would express themes of structure, relationships and performance. Dr. Sankaran uses kingdom analysis in some of his case studies, and at the end of the book gives us some of his further thoughts on some subgroups such as plant families. Many of us will be aware of this exciting new trend in Homeopathy, where themes between different plant families or animal types are studied to further our understanding of materia medica. After the introduction, the book mainly comprises of case examples. One aspect of this which I found particularly helpful were Dr. Sankaran's footnotes to the cases where he comments on themes that are developing throughout the appointment. Much of this shows great insight and understanding of the case, making the analysis very easy to comprehend. I was generally very impressed by the clarity of understanding, case-taking and repertorization. His chosen rubrics made great sense with relation to the case, and overall, the cases chosen were excellent learning examples. --Simillimum, Fall 2001

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