Homeopathy Tips for 2/03/09 Kingdoms

      When we listen to a case, everything a person says, every gesture they make including what they wear will be an expression of the vital force. If we are unprejudiced observers we can then see the language of a persons dis-ease. This language will many times tell us quickly from which kingdom their dis-ease resides. We can sometimes quickly discern whether the best remedy will be from the animal kingdom, the plant kingdom or the mineral kingdom. If we are clear about seeing the metaphor of the dis-ease within the appropriate kingdom, we can often make our remedy selection much easier by eliminating the kingdoms that the dis-ease does not belong to.

      There are some general guidelines for understanding the kingdoms. I will give a few here but really each kingdom needs a book on it’s own. I will give a brief overview of each and a more in depth look into them in later newsletters.

  • The animal kingdom is all about survival. Animals are either killing or being killed. It is the threat of being hurt or the hurting of another that is the root basis for most animal behaviors. When a person speaks their story and they need an animal remedy, they will often speak to the energy of the animal and it’s natural behaviors. They will tell of particular stories that correlate to themes that the animal naturally expresses. We have remedies from mammals, reptiles, insects, birds and creatures from the sea. Each has it’s own story to tell. But something that is common to all of them is comparison to another and competition with a struggle for survival. If you find this theme in any of your cases, you should really consider the animal remedies.
  • The plant kingdom is about sensitivity. This can be expressed in many ways; lack of sensitivity or expression, overreaction, hypersensitivity or reactivity. Plants cannot move so their experience is one of being sensitive to their external environment. Because of this, they need to adapt ways to survive. Considering the natural history or botanical information about plants helps us understand their ways of adapting. As an example, plants that thrive in the desert have the ability to hold water. In the absence of water they shrivel and contract. In the presence of water they expand. This would lead to the sensation of expansion or contraction. I have found that Vermuellen’s Prisma Materia Medica has excellent information about  natural history and has been very helpful in learning about the substance of the remedy.
  • Minerals are dictated by physics and chemistry and are defined by the period table of elements. All minerals are made up of one or a combination of the elements. As a consequence the mineral kingdom is about structure. Either the creation of structure or the loss of structure.  So a person needing a mineral remedy will tell a story of their dis-ease in relation to the structure in their life and the need to create it, maintain it or about it’s loss. This often appears within relationships, either familial, intimate or occupationally. It can be at the level of personal, familial, community or in a bigger world view. The periodic table is a map of all of the elements. It is the relationship of all of these elements that make up the physical structure of all things on earth.  It is also about the beginning to end of time and physical matter. It also correlates to the structure of our life from beginning to end. By understanding the rows of the table and the different positions across the rows we can understand the themes and individual placements of each element and how that is representative of the human life condition.  Jan Scholten’s book Homeopathy and the Elements is an excellent work in regards to understanding the mineral kingdom.

      Each of the kingdoms has it’s own story to tell just as each person has their own story to tell. By understanding the kingdoms better we can understand Materia Medica better and be better prescribers.  There is order in the physical universe. It has been described in many ways in each of the kingdoms. The beauty of homeopathy is that we can use this order and extract the vital energetic essence of many different substances to inspire healing when they are of a similar vibrational essence.  Understanding each kingdom will help to narrow our focus on remedies in a fairly quick way when we truely understand what is asking to be healed in the individual.

13 comments so far

  1. Yulia Cherniakov on

    I like this approch very much and use it a lot. The problem that I see is when you get the picture of the remedy that is not in Meteria Medica. What are you doing then?

    Hello Yulia,
    You may have to find the source and have a remedy made from it. Or use intention to create a remedy and try this methos. I find that it can be done but rarely has the holding power of a manufactured remedy. Look in the previous newsletters for the article titled – Homeopathy Tips for 10/07/08 No Remedy? Now What? There are a few ideas in the article.
    Good luck,
    Robert Field

  2. dr.pankaj on

    it is very good.I want to be acknowledged by pic,remedy.

  3. ginni on

    Thank you Robert, really appreciate your answer I want to go deeper with this?

  4. Kimberly Monroe on

    As a student learning by case taking only with little bits and pieces of information given at a time makes the task of learning much more difficult. The tips on the Kingdoms will be used with enthusiam and with more understanding for each case observed. Thank you.

  5. K. Rajagopala Kurup. on

    no comments, please.

  6. bharati on

    excellent would like to learn more from u

  7. Monina Vazquez on

    Hi Robert, I think this explanation of the kingdoms is great, Thanks!

  8. Dr naseer on

    respect docyor

    The Most important for students and doctors.

    every doctors specially knowleghe of nosode. Nosode

    are deep acting remedy and not repeated frequently.

    homoeopathic 6 kimd of sources vegtable animal Minineral nosode sacodes impoderablia ( medicine of Lunna
    moonlight the topic very interesting knowledgble and
    learn more. I greatly appreciated for your work for
    Homoeopathic system. we learn more and great knowledge of
    homoeoapthic tip. thanks

    with best wishes

  9. Dr.Sarfaraz on

    It is very interesting,however a little difficult for a beginner

  10. Ray on


    The primary source of imformation about using kingdom in remedy selection is from Rajan Sankaran.

    Since about 2006, Dr Sankaran has emphasized that during the consultation, a case can manifest all three kingdoms, and many miasms, too. It is only when the person is speaking from level 5, or 6, can this data be used reliably. Please refer to Dr. Sankaran’s materials regarding this.

    Neglecting this vital point will easily lead to confusion about which remedy is correct.

    Best wishes,

    Hi Ray, Thanks for the information. I am aware of Dr Sankarans work. During the early 1990’s, my teacher Vega Rozenberg was speaking about this in nearly every case he used for teaching purposes. This is not a new idea. I appreciate Sankaran’s efforts and understand his system. It is best learned through real cases and not through brief compositions like this. At Resonance School of Homeopathy all learning comes through live cases and follow-ups. I do not teach Sankarans “methods” but in another way the systems are the same. If it comes from pure Hahnemannian understanding, there is never a conflict. Thanks again,
    Robert Field
    Resonance School of Homeopathy

  11. Dr.Shankar Chawla on

    For more about knowing plant, minerals and animal kingdom those interested may refer a recent book by Dr.Rajan Sankaran on The Other Song.

  12. Dr.Sarfaraz on

    Thank you very much,
    I have very much impressed by your this lecture.I have forwarded to some of my homeopath friends for their benefits.
    Thnks again.

  13. puja namdeo sali on

    actually i learnt about this method & i hav belive on that.this is a wonderfull method,i am eager to learn about it as whole.best of luck.

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