Homeopathy Tips for 7/15/08 Heilkunst

      All of us in the English speaking world know that Hahnemann’s Organon of Medicine is the bible for the practice of homeopathy. The unfortunate thing we do not appreciate is that the Organon was written in German and has been translated to English. Much has been lost in these translations. I have a copy of Hahnemann’s Organon der Heilkunst  written in German and after a very good question posed by one of my students have investigated its true meaning.

     Heilig in German translates to “spiritual” or “holy”. Heilen translates to “healing”.  Kunst translates to “art”. So the best translation  may be  close to “spiritual or holy healing art”. It is far more than just “healing art”. Other translations I have read are “art of salvation or holiness”.

It is no accident that Hahnemann chose this for the title for his life’s work. He was very precise with his words. He understood the real meaning of health, disease and cure. Many times he uses the word spiritual in his aphorisms. Most of the time it appears that this is in relation to an animating force or vital force.  But a greater meaning may be applied.

      Some modern homeopaths have written about Heilkunst and suggest that this system of medicine is greater than Homeopathy alone. I agree if we come back to the true meaning of the Organon. Hahnemann was fluent is several languages and wrote volumnes in his time. What we are most familiar with is the Organon but much of Hahnemann’s writings are yet to be discovered or translated; he offered much more than the Organon. 

       Hahnemann understood the true nature of man and the fact that we are spiritual beings having this bodily experience. He also understood that there are laws of man and there are laws of spirit. He was definitely a man of spirit and could not adhere to man’s laws. Knowing this about him makes it easier to have a greater interpretation of his work. It became far beyond a simple science of medicine. He knew that true healing and cure came from a spiritual shift in the vital force and was recognized by many factors in a persons life, not just a physical body change. The person who was truly healing to cure changed in many ways. The first and deepest way was through their power of free choice. This is G-ds gift to humans beings; free will. As we heal we become freer to make different decisions about how we see our world and ourselves. We can find better solutions to our problems.  We can become more aware and spiritualize our life.

       Hahnemann understood that this healing of the spiritual is where the true cure is. The disturbance in the vital force is what leads to the outward expression of the disease. It all happens in the spiritual before ever becoming manifest in the physical. In reality all dis-ease is spiritual. Hahnemann’s gift to us was this brilliant holy healing art that inspires change at the source of the disturbance. No truer holy healing art exisits, aside from the power of prayer or healing touch. Unfortunately there are not too many gifted healers available to the world to wash away our sins. Sin, by the way, means to simply “miss the mark” in archery and comes from the ancient Aramaic language. It’s modern interpretation through religion has a far different meaning today.

       The next time you pick up your Organon of Medicine written in English, remember that Hahnemann had a much greater meaning behind it’s title. Maybe a good idea is to cross out the word “Medicine” and write your own title to remember this. Try “Organon of the Art of Salvation” or “Organon of the Holy Healing Art” or “Organon of the Art of Holy Healing”. It will bring your studies and work as a homeopath to a much higher vibration. You will be evoking a more spiritual approach to this Holy Healing Art we call Homeopathy.

12 comments so far


    Excellent understanding on Homoeopathy. I endorse the understanding in the above article. And I also experienced the same.

    Good wishes to the writer of the above article

  2. nittur guruprasad on

    Thanks for giving and making us to understand the – the organon of medicine- real meaning and
    its virtue. yes, it is a holy book for all of us.
    with good wishes

  3. Debasish on

    Another good article presented by Dr. Field.
    Thanks for your kind cooperation.

    Kind regards

    Debasish Bandyopadhyay

  4. Boro on

    God blessing you all! Thanks for your nice article

  5. Kimberly Monroe on

    This “holy healing art” is deep within your soul Robert and you share it with us so eloquently. May we all experience this spiritual healing journey with as much appreciation and gratitude as you have. Thank you for your diligent work.

  6. Michele on

    This was an excellent article! I think it is extremely important to have this has the basis of homeopathy and always proceed from this place. “In reality all dis-ease is spiritual. Hahnemann’s gift to us was this brilliant holy healing art that inspires change at the source of the disturbance.” Homeopathy is a true gift to humanity and I believe our salvation. Not tot get too much in an uproar, but…between the government and big pharma…if left to them we will all dearly suffer. Your articles are always so informative and a pleasure to read. Please keep them coming.


  7. adorrah on

    Hi Robert,

    thanks for the excellent article!

    This is spot on, and essential to the understanding of homepathy…in my opinion just as important as the laws of similars, law of cure, etc. Without Hahnemann’s philosophy taken to heart, we are simply practicing “heroic” medicine as most allopaths are. (The herbalist Susun Weed describes “heroic” healing very well in her book Healing Wise. Worth a look.)

  8. Monina Vazquez on

    Thank you Robert for your always so interesting news letter.
    I was wondering, in Spanish, how different or simmilar to the original is?
    I do have the Organon in Spanish,

  9. poonam on

    Yes Robert, its very true,learning a remedy means understanding the soul of it and then applying it for the individual soul. This art of finding the similimum is not exactly a mechanical work but requires a great deal of spirituality on the part of the healer. Thanks for exploring the meaning. Keep the good work.
    Best wishes.

  10. Marie on

    We are blessed with the knowledge we are given and when we are able to use this knowledge – It becomes wisdom that, hopefully, we are able to share and help others with. Thank you for sharing yours!!

  11. Anthony on

    Hi. There is no doubt in my mind that it is impossable to have a healthy body & mind (other than ageing or genetic defects) without a healthy spirit. As we discover our spirituality our thoughts & actions change. We are then more able to make better life choices which bring blessings of health & wisdom.
    Thanks Dr. Robert

  12. ginni on

    I think the have said it all this time Robert as a healer/homeopath I commend your outlook.thankyou for you.

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