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Welcome to PureHomeopathy!

Post by Glen on Sun May 03, 2009 10:31 am

This forum is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Hahnemannian homeopathy. Enjoy!

This is a new work in progress...the reason for the change of forum platform was because the yahoogroups forum took more time and energy just to maintain it. This forum is much easier in terms of maintenance, i.e. way less work, and much more appropriate to the nature of our purpose. If you have any suggestions for the forum or new forum headings that should be added, please send me a private message by clicking on the icon of a person's bust that says "MP" to the right of this message.

I'm
not sure how familiar you are with forums, but they are incredible
powerful platforms that offer very practical conveniences. With regard
to the one being mentioned now, consider using these features:





  1. Subscribe. You can "subscribe" to any thread. If you post
    a topic, you have the option to request email notifications for every
    reply made to it so you don't have to keep checking the forum for
    replies. After you write your new post, look at the bottom and click
    on the option to be notified...this is what you'll see:
    Options
    Disable BBCode in this post
    Disable Smilies in this post
    Notify me when a reply is posted
  2. If you are following a thread (discussion), you can also subscribe
    to it, i.e. receive email notifications of all replies, by clicking on
    "Watch this topic for replies." This option is located after the last
    post, i.e. after the last reply in the thread, look to the bottom right
    hand side and click on "Watch this topic for replies." If you no
    longer want to subscribe to a thread, click, at the same place, "Stop
    watching this topic."
...by following both of these options, you don't have to
keep checking the forum see the threads that you're interested in.
They're delivered to your email. Beauty, eh?


Another option:


  1. Keep the new forum open in your internet browser. In
    addition to having your email window open, open up our new forum up
    along side of it (either in another window or another tab) so that it's
    always up. Once you've logged in and have the forum open, it takes 1
    click of a mouse to check it later by clicking on the window. No more
    effort that clicking on your email page. Once you're on the forum's
    page, look in the column, "Last Posts" to see if there are any new
    posts for you to check. Any posts that you haven't read are bolded.
    This should take you no longer than 3-5 seconds to click on the forum's
    page and quickly take a glance to see if there are any new, unread
    posts. If 3-5 seconds is too long, then consider "subscribing" to
    threads (as noted above) or consider viewing the posts at a later
    time when you have a few minutes.
Hopefully these suggestions will make accessing the forum more convenient.


These were the inconveniences that I experienced with the yahoogroups forum:



  • Information was sent out via email but there were issues with this:
    not everybody received all emails or there were problems with certain
    email addresses. I spent a lot of time getting in contact with Yahoo
    trying to sauce out the problem, several times. Sometimes there was no
    solution, only a "that's just the way it is." Very inconvenient and
    inefficient. With this new forum, there is no issue with members
    getting emails. Everything is posted instantaneously and accessible
    for all.
  • When important emails were sent out from the yahoogroup forum, some
    people did not save them in a dedicated folder where they could access
    the info later. So they would ask me for the information again.
    Sometimes it was multiple people asking for an email. Other times it
    was the same person asking for a certain email multiple times.
    I obliged any and all who asked for the info. Being a very busy person
    myself, I spent far too much time retrieving info for people that
    should've been saved in fhe first place. Very inconvenient. With the
    new forum, every post is permanently recorded, easily organized and
    searchable for all. No muss, no fuss.

This new forum is way more convenient, efficient and practical in
terms of how it functions. It's especially great because you can also
delete your posts if you're not happy with it...or, if like me, you
accidentally sent a personal message to the whole group.


No change can make every person happy and I'm sorry for that but
from a practical standpoint, this platform has a lot more to offer than
the previous one, is more convenient from a maintenance perspective and
once the learning curve is over, undeniably full of better
communication options.
The change of platform was not put to a vote. I am tyrannically
Smile taking the liberty of changing our forum's platform. I hope you
come to see and enjoy its more practical utility as much as I have...
Please feel free to jump in on the live chatbox at the top of the homepage that is available for any members who are online. Note, you must login to use the chatbox...the Log In is at the top right corner of the chatbox.

Cheers,

Glen
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Post by Shifteh on Thu May 07, 2009 11:04 am

Hi this forum is great. I like how the discussions are categorized. Glen thanks for setting us up!

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Post by Shifteh on Thu May 07, 2009 11:05 am

By the way did you take that picture at Black's?

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Re: Welcome to PureHomeopathy!

Post by Glen on Thu May 07, 2009 12:58 pm

My pleasure. Any idea who I'm imitating in the photo?
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Re: Welcome to PureHomeopathy!

Post by Shifteh on Fri May 08, 2009 4:08 pm

I thought it was the man himself, but in taking a second look, I realize it is not him at all. No idea, who.

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Re: Welcome to PureHomeopathy!

Post by Glen on Fri May 08, 2009 5:03 pm

lol...i'd be impressed if anyone figured out who he is!
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Re: Welcome to PureHomeopathy!

Post by RebeccaG on Fri May 08, 2009 5:53 pm

My guess is Lippe- def not the man himself! My first thought was Boenninghausen.

Do I win a prize? bounce

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Re: Welcome to PureHomeopathy!

Post by Glen on Fri May 08, 2009 6:17 pm

No prize for wrong answers...but good try!
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Re: Welcome to PureHomeopathy!

Post by Shifteh on Fri May 29, 2009 3:43 pm

I was searching for more information on this photo and I found this poem on Hahnemann written by Dr. William Tod Helmuth (who by the way resembles the photo you have selected, Glen).
The poem was written by James H. Mclleland and presented on June 21st 1900, at an unveiling of a monument in honour of Hahnemann at Scott Circle, Washington D.C.
Medical professionals as well as political officiates, including the Pres. of the United States were present at this ceremony. In the openinng remarks, Dr, Curtis, the presenter, states that the monument is a symbol of truth: "This Monument is erected in the hope that from it, a center, truth may be spread which will result in the lessening of suffering and the increased usefulness of mankind."

For more info you can check out: The story is quite entertaining and great pictures too.: www.homeoint.org/books4/washington/unveiling.htm
Sherry
Here is the poem:

ODE TO HAHNEMANN.

I.
Oft times in far off regions of the north,
When Autumn's glories all the woods disclose,
The sinking sun its golden rays pours forth,
Till all the scene in quivering splendor glows.
Then show-capped peaks grow rosy in the light,
And sapphire clouds are touched with points of fire,
Which, sinking slowly in the arms of night,
Watch, ling'ring still to see the day expire.

II.
And so the century in grandeur dies,
Reflecting splendor on her closing years,
Where genius-born her myriad conquests rise
'Midst hopes triumphant and 'mid seas of tears.
Arise, O Man, and let thy heart rejoice,
That thou wert born in these prolific times,
When science teaches with prophetic voice
And art in majesty her place defines.

III.
Amid the ashes of defeated hopes,
Amid the wreckage of a thousand lives,
That strew the pathways on Ambition's slopes,
The mighty genius of man survives;
And Fame, fair goddess in her proud array,
With golden trumpet pointing to the sky,
Sounds thro' the arch of Time her grandest lay,
The works of men whose names can never die.

IV.
By Darwin's thought the problem of our lives,
So long unsolved, this century proclaims
In one great song "The fittest still survives."
"Natural selection forever reigns."
And hark! along Time's avenue there peals
Resounding anthem through the trump of fame,
As Herbert Spencer to the world reveals
The science that hath glorified his name.
Now Evolution stretcheth forth her arm
To hold "the fittest" that the Earth contains;
The cold agnostic shudders in alarm;
God still is God - omnipotence remains.

V.
Five decades back our 'scutcheon, with its stars
And stripes in glory waving to the sky,
Was tarnished by the legal right that bars
Equality to men, and slavery
With all its horror, all its crime and lust,
Cast its black shadow o'er this mighty land.
Lo! then arose a fearless man and just,
And to the Nation issued his command.

VI.
And lo! the fiends of internecine war
Rose like the hideous phantoms of a dream.
But slavery was stricken to the core
And Abra'm Lincoln's will became supreme.
Oh! martyr'd President, thy native land
'As this great century is dying now,
Uplifts in majesty its grateful hand,
And lays the wreath immortal on thy brow.

VII.
The lurid lightning, flashing through the sky,
Is caught and held subservient to man's hand,
Who ladens it with thought and bids it fly
Throughout the farthest confines of the land,
O'er mountain heights, across the ocean's waste,
Past arid plains or through the trackless snow;
Revolving continents each other know.

VIII.

The undulations of the summer breeze
An interchange of thought convey,
The force of tides that swell the boundless seas,
Man's subtle intellect controls to-day.
The planets whirling in the abyss of space,
The rocks that tell us when this earth grew cold,
The glaciers age, antiquity of race,
The science of this century unfold.

IX.
And Woman, last of God's creative art,
(Thou great enigma to the creature man),
Where in the rush of progress is thy part,
Since first this century her course began.
Health, beauty and obedience were then
The chiefest characters thy sex displayed,
Adored by passion -- trifled with by men,
Honored and loved, neglected or betrayed.

X.
Look how she stands, now better understood,
The light of progress shining in her eyes
In all the glory of true womanhood
As high and holy aspirations rise
The arts and sciences stand open now,
The great professions beckon her to come
To join their ranks,-and still the marriage vow
Surrounds with sacredness the ties of home.

XI.
But we who 'neath the Æsculapian shield
Are linked together in one sacred bond,
To battle on humanity's broad field
For health and life and all that lies beyond,
Who, when the pestilence is stalking forth,
Slaying its victims with mephitic breath,
Like whirlwinds sweeping from the icy north
Draw forth the sword to battle with King Death.

XII.
What has the closing century revealed,
To aid our efforts in th' unequaled strife,
The constant battle with a cause concealed
That saps the very fountain heads of life.
What has it done? Let Anæsthesia sing,
Let Antisepsis clap her cleansed hands,
And microscopic revelations ring
With songs of progress from far distant lands.

XIII.
God sent no suff'ring to the pristine man
Till Adam ate of the forbidden tree,
Then with a laugh the demon Pain began
To tear the tendrils of humanity.
The centuries rolled on, and still the race
Was born and tortured by unceasing pain,
Mankind forever striving to efface
Its ravages with antidotes in vain.

XIV.
Then cane a time - O country mine, be proud,
For thou wert first the conqueror to find
Before whose breath the Evil Spirit bowed
Amid the thankful plaudits of mankind
The Surgeon now God's inmost temple sees,
While Anæsthesia her censer swings,
The Demon conquered from his victim flees
And Science jubilant her pæan sings.

XV.
To us, Sectarians as we ever are
(As all must be who hold a special creed),
Arose within this century a star,
To guide us in our therapeutic need.
The storm of opposition touched it not,
The shafts of ridicule pass'd harmless by,
Traditions- dogmas could obscure no jot
Of its transcendent truth and purity.

XVI.
While Anæsthesia in glory stands,
And Antisepsis o'er the world displays
The grand results minute technique demands,
To bless the Surgery of later days,
Above them both with more expansive reach,
The Star of Truth, by Meissen's sage defined,
Shines o'er the earth, humanity to teach
The splendid triumphs of the master's mind.

XVII.
No mighty truth since Time his course began
Has shown its full effulgence to the world
Till it has fought the stubborn will of man
By passion's vehemence against it hurled.
Kepler and Newton, Harvey, Jenner, knew
And felt the obloquies of error born,
And Christ himself, the perfect man and true,
Was crucified amid the cries of scorn.

XVIII.
Great is the hero, whose stupendous mind
Upon this dying age its splendor throws
Self-vanquished in his efforts for mankind,
By all the ardor perfect love bestows.
If statesmen, poets, scientists, and men
Who deal in life's affairs, could later see
Their works as written by historic pen
They 'd stand confounded by Time's alchemy.

XIX.
Could Samuel Hahnemann arise to-day
To gaze bewildered on this earnest throng,
To view this ceremonial display,
Perhaps to listen to this humble song,
Could he this monumental bronze behold,
Reared to himself, and graven with his name;
Could he by some mysterious voice be told
His name was writ upon the scroll of fame,
With streaming eyes-lost in profound amaze,
But modest still-the porcelain painter's son
Would prostrate fall in gratitude and praise
For this fruition of love's labor won.

XX.
Look down, O spirit, from thine unknown sphere,
Behold the days of persecution past;
See this assemblage of thy followers here
Proclaim the triumph of the truth at last.
Behold the once torn waters of the sea
Of Therapeutics breaking on the rocks
Of doubt and error and uncertainty,
Tearing the life-boat with incessant shocks
Now, guided by Precision's better chart,
On it the Mariner shall safely steer,
And, taught by thee, with thankfulness of heart
Shall watch the beacon and dispel his fear.

XXI.
Among the benefactors of thy race,
Who stamp their impress on the fleeting years
That grow to centuries, shall be thy place
Of honor, ceded by thy willing peers.
Among the epoch-making men whose thought
Illuminates the world, there shalt thou stand,
Thy battle for humanity well fought,
Bearing thy mottoed banner in thy hand;
Then shall the sons of Æsculapius bring
Their votive offerings of thanks to thee,
And all the nations of the earth shall sing
The grand Te Deum-Homœopathy!

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Post by Glen on Fri May 29, 2009 4:09 pm

wow...thanks for the great post, shifteh...i'm gonna read the poem tonite. never knew the prez got in on the ceremonial action.

it is, not Dr. William Tod Helmuth. i was talking with nick the other day and he pegged it off right away because he's on a bookmark of his.
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Post by Shifteh on Fri May 29, 2009 4:23 pm

Yes, pretty amazing to know how much Hahnemann was respected back at that time, and of course now. The pictures are quite amazing and give a real feel of the community and a sense of the times.
So the picture is on a bookmark of Nick's?
The search continues...
Enjoy the weekend

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Post by Glen on Fri May 29, 2009 4:24 pm

I'll give a clue...Parkhurst is in the name...have a great weekend, all.
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Post by Shifteh on Fri May 29, 2009 4:32 pm

GLen thank you for the tip, I have to get closure on this before I log off tonight Smile

Regarding characteristics symptoms, he said the following:
"Characteristic symptoms are those which individualize both the disease and the drug. That which distinguishes the individual case of disease to be treated from other members of its class is to find its resemblance among those effects of the drug that distinguish it from other drugs. This is what we mean when we say that with these the law of cure has chiefly to do. When we say 'like cures like' this is the 'like' we mean."

He was the founder of the International Hahnemannian Association.

Phineas Parkhurst Wells.

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Post by Glen on Fri May 29, 2009 5:04 pm

haha...very nice! and great quote.
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