Homeopathy Tips for 7/12/11 Levels of Perception

How the homeopath perceives the case before him will ultimately influence the prescription. If our perception is wrong,  even with all of the tools available to us with the repertory and materia medica, our prescription will fail. I find at the very most fundamental level even a prescription made from well selected remedies of a good repertization is rarely good enough to prescribe the best remedy in the most elegant manner. For this we need different levels of perception to really see what is asking to be healed.

During case receiving it is good to keep these ideas about what we are seeing and experiencing in the front of our minds. By this I do not mean actively thinking about them but willing and ready to perceive them as they unfold in the case. These levels will all be occurring simultaneously and if we come to the case with a crowded mind then we will surely miss them. Let the different levels of perception paint a picture for us and we can then translate the story of our client into a clear picture of the energy of the remedy needed. This combined with good rubrics and knowledge of materia medic will lead to brilliant prescriptions.

  • The first level of perception about the case is usually the diagnosis. This is the primary reason the client has come and usually it comes with a disease name that the client has learned from the allopathic medical doctor. They have usually read up on their disease and know more about it than you do. We can learn much about them through their disease name and information but it will ultimately not reveal the remedy.
  • The second level of perception are the facts of the case. These facts tell the story of the client. It is through these facts that we can understand when the disease started, modalities and the beginnings of the sensations they are experiencing. Pay particularly close attention to the sensations at this time since they will be unsolicited.
  • The next level of perceptions have to do with the level of emotions surrounding their story. It is through these emotions that they are relating to their dis-ease and the world around them. Emotions are energy in motion. It will tell much about their basic perspective they have on their life.
  • The next level of perception begins those levels of perceptions that are more difficult to perceive and  requires great clarity of the homeopath. This level has to do with the delusions the person may have. This will influence their basic perceptions of their world. A delusion is a false view of their world or a fixed perspective that limits a larger or more healthy viewpoint. Many times the person will not explain themselves in terms of a delusion but in terms that make perfect sense to them. It can even make perfect sense to the homeopath but if it is the basis through which the disease operates then we must see this limiting view for what it is. We must cast aside our own prejudice and perceive the case from a larger perspective.
  • The next level will be revealed through the clients story but can be very difficult to hear unless you have trained and practiced this art. It is the art of hearing the key words that describe the sensations they experience in all of life. These will be revealed through their story but need to be heard as a bigger whole. It may be a word that gets repeated often or a theme of the story that will reveal the deeper sensation that the client experiences. Often it comes about as the more descriptive verbs that the client will use.
  • Gesture and body language need to be perceived at all times. These can be very elaborate or subtle in their expression. These can sometimes tell the unspoken energy of dis-ease that the person is really suffering from. These gestures can paint the picture in very graphic terms if we are present enough to see them and not just take it for granted that it is the persons way of expressing. It is all an expression of the vital force.
  • The next level of perception is the level of the source of the remedy. Each of the kingdoms present a particular quality. The plant kingdom is about sensitivities. They have botanical qualities and the person may speak of roots, growth or about seeds. The Animal remedies have more active expressions and will speak of properties of the particular genus or species. It is very behavior oriented. The mineral kingdom will be more structure related. The client may speak of bonding, as in chemical reactions or catalysis. It is a more static state. Sometimes the person may actually tell you the very substance from which the remedy comes from. Do not discount these aspects of their story.
  • The last level of perception is that of energy. This is the unspoken and subtly revealed energy the person is carrying. This can sometimes be perceived psychically or intuitively. Other times it may be subtle or quite pronounced and be that loudest part of the case. When this happens it is important to be very clear about what you are actually perceiving. This perception usually comes as a feeling in the homeopath. Always recognize these feelings inside of yourself but be very wary of them. You must have great clarity. If you are wrong then the entire basis for the remedy may be wrong. I use the feeling part to support all other perceptions.

When you are able to use all of these perceptions and form very good rubrics that reflect them, you will be a very good prescriber when they are combined with knowledge of the source of the remedy.  Always consider the source. In all of creation the collection of molecules or organization of atoms carries with it incredible information. When we potentize the remedy we are revealing the source energy of that substance. When it interacts with a life force it reveals itself. When a remedy is offered, and it is homeopathic, then the persons vital force will respond. It is this response that is their healing. Without being able to perceive the case we will have a very hard time coming to that perfect remedy. Use these levels of perception to paint the picture of their dis-ease as well as the remedy.

28 comments so far

  1. Syed Husain on

    Received the tips (article) after a gap of about one month. Today I have sent you an email about the matter hope you might have received the same. The present article is full of knowledge about the perceptions, if indeed, above suggestion taken into consideration,success is certain in prescription but it requires too much memory otherwise useless. On the whole a very informative article.

  2. AZaad on

    Hope Persons are believe that HOLY ANGELS are living in SKY ,and here and there.Please belive they are in the form of HOMEOPATHY MEDICINES also.

  3. Muhammad Siddique on

    With Thanks
    This is very informative article and lesson for hard workers

  4. Mahjbeen on

    thanks, this useful information

  5. Philip Joseph on

    Dear Dr Robert: Thank you for this wonderful article and advice and the underlying theme to let the patient’s words, appearance, behaviour, gestures, unseen and unspoken perception and sensation offer ideas to the Homeopathic interviewer. These should only be initial ideas and not conclusions because if a hard conclusion is made at the beginning of the interview, then the prescriber is probably already headed down a one-way street but in the wrong direction of the similimmum remedy. Your advice is very timely and it supports the thoughts of the Sensation School of Sankaran. For imponderable remedies – electricity, magnets, sunlight, moonlight, x-ray, even music – how does one use the remedy source to correlate to the patient. Would a patient needing electricity as a remedy (milk of sugar that electric current is passed through & potensized) actually feel sensations of current (even Alumina has something like this in the repertory), or feel as if hair standing on end or a feeling of dread before a thunderstorm, The materia medica’s are relatively brief on the proving symptoms of imponderable remedy sensations. With potensized music remedy, it is a little clearer – marching music for a person who is martially minded or war minded, soothing music for a sensitive peaceful person and so on. I have never tried or used imponderable remedies so my experience on these are just academic and not real life. Have you used such remedies and can you give us some insight. I do recall one of your classes/cases involved a person who was prescribed LUNA (moonlight). Thanks in advance…..Philip

    • Robert Field on

      The levels of perception are to increase our awareness. This is not about remedy investigation but about being less prejudice observer and having more ability to see the case before us. The imponderables are still needing more provings. This is how we are able to understand the energy of anything; by how they are brought to life through a vital force. You can still learn a lot about the imponderables by understanding the nature of them. The real information though comes out in provings.

  6. kpv on

    The article is very informative. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  7. Bob Bennett on

    From the perspective of a client / former client it is very difficult to attribute the healing and flowing of energy to Homeopathy, yet it is uncanny how the remedies just happened to coincide with significant growth – which continue months after discontinuing the remedy. Thank you Dr. Field

  8. dr sushma on

    thank you sir

  9. Kimberly Monroe on

    The wonderful place of the “Levels” in which Dr. Rajan Sankaran has taken homeopathy is astounding. I have just completed a 2.5 year course with followers of this method of case taking. It is a beautiful way to see the TOTALITY of what is asking to be healed. I would warn however that this method takes a long while to see and understand each of the levels and where does the patient live their daily life (at what level) and are you able to drop them down into the next levels to experience the sensation and the energy of what they experience. It takes the guidance of those who “really” understand this map that leads us to the remedy. Skill of listening, unprejudice observing, and the gestures are your key and knowing the kingdoms intimately.

    If each of us as homeopaths would seek this method, know this method the world of homeopathy will change course. We will become more accurate in our prescribing and the world inside for our patients will change and we will see that healing place emerge for them.

    • Robert Field on

      The levels I am referring to here in this article are NOT the same levels as Sankaran is referring to. There is no questioning of the client to develop these new levels of perception. Actually they are not new, it is just that we sometimes do not bring them forward in awareness. Sankaran is offering a system of interrogation. This is a reminder to be aware. When we carry this awareness we do not need to lead the client into answering questions. We simply are more able to really hear what the client is saying and doing. It is very much different.

  10. Trish on

    I am so gratified to read your wholistic letters. To blend what we naturally know and to also know what we have learned through years of study- to bring these together with confidence and wisdom is the art of homeopathy. In fact awareness, discipline, and wisdom are essential for meaning and purpose in life. Homeopathic teaching has been so focused on the “book learning” and has forgotten the person who is doing the learning. I thank you for your attention to the truest parts of us. Your letters are a balm and an encouragement to grow, live life, and be aware in every moment of the Oneness.

    • Robert Field on

      Hi Trish,
      You are welcome. I agree that the Book Learning is not what is most important in learning to be a homeopath. It is the personal development. We are the tool of perception that can only see the case. We need to be clear and sharp, without prejudice, to do the high, medical art.
      Thanks for your comment.

  11. Lucinda on

    To me, “unprejudiced observation” by definition means there is no “method” for taking a case. The only “method’ is to be unprejudiced in regard to both really hearing every aspect of the client’s story and to our own views as to how to go about analyzing the case. All options are then open to the Homeopath for inspiration and insight.The client tells the Homeopath what he/she needs, always. The adherence to a method means the Homeopath has become prejudiced. He/she has a fixed idea as to how the case should be analyzed, a perspective from which the case is to be seen. Grasping “what’s asking to be healed” is an art that is best learned through experience and best practiced by true unprejudiced listening.

  12. Lucinda on

    To me, “unprejudiced observation” by definition means there is no “method” for taking a case. The only “method’ is to be unprejudiced in regard to both really hearing every aspect of the client’s story and to our own views as to how to go about analyzing the case. All options are then open to the Homeopath for inspiration and insight.The client tells the Homeopath what he/she needs, always. The adherence to a method means the Homeopath has become prejudiced. He/she has a fixed idea as to how the case should be analyzed, a perspective from which the case is to be seen. Grasping “what’s asking to be healed” is an art that is best learned through experience and best practiced by true unprejudiced listening.

    PS Great article Robert! Thanks!

  13. Dr.Kh.Mahbubur Rahman on

    Respected Dr.Robert Field,

    You are making Homeopathy harder & harder day by day and compeling
    us about to quit this forum.Your above article is super excellent and have
    shown a new direction to the Homeopaths to think very deeply before
    selection of a medicine.So far my knowledge go I did not come across
    such writtings & way of thinking about Homeopathic prescribing.This is wonderful.At the begining the method may take much time to see a
    patient but when accustomed it can be followed easily with littla time.
    I think the method is a new one & none of our predecessors had ever
    mentioned it.So,it’s no doubt a great development in the art of
    prescribing.We’ll have to meditate over this coception deeply & again
    and again.
    Thank you Robert.

    Mahbubur Rahman

  14. ASGHAR ALI on

    Thanks for directions.
    Asghar Ali

  15. gattoo kaul on

    This will make me a confident homeopath.I always see my Guru in your work.God bless you

  16. shanti kumar jain on

    very enlightening article . Like many laymen who learn bythemselves through well suggested books I also used to feel uncertain as to the correct diagnosis and used to find the end result of treatment some times hits bulls eye and some times ineffective . The article gives a new direction in understanding the dis-ease .

  17. Surya Prakash C N on

    Respected Dr.Robert Sir,

    I just say, Thanks for the wonderfull information.

    Surya Prakash C N




  19. Dr. A.M Howlader,Dhaka,bangladesh on

    I think a homoeopath should have much patience in case taking and all the methods or level of perception deliberately shown should be undertaken by a good homoeopath while prescribing for a patient.What we see some homoeopath start prescribing on having two or three words from the patient.sometimes this do well and in many cases the patient come back with the same symptoms.So we should follow Dr. Robert instructions
    while case taking and there lies the success.Thank you Dr.Robert for your valuable and informative instructions on perceptions.A.M Howlader, Dhaka.

  20. Dr Sanjaya Vikram on

    Respected Dr Robert sir
    This article is very informative.Case taking matters a lot in reaching to right prescription, thereby helping a patient in quick recovery.Thanks a lot for this valuable information.Dr. Sanjaya Vikram India

  21. Dr M Azizur Rahman on

    Thanks and informative article for the practitioners. Dr Rahman

  22. Karen on

    I loved this! Thank you again for a superb blog!

  23. Dr. Archana on

    gud article

  24. Dr.Subhash Chandar on

    It’s nice,informative and guiding

  25. Dr. Ghulam Mustafa on

    It’s nice,informative and guiding
    dr. ghulam mustafa

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