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York weekend

The group met in York, at the end of January, for a residential weekend of a case conference and hands on art work. We wanted to explore the patients’ processes and also see what we ourselves would produce. We were guided by a group member, Wendy, who has been working with this method successfully for some time. A few shots show some of what we were up to.

These images show the clay moulding we did from the clay balls we had made. The idea was to show transformation from one thing to another, in this case light and dark.

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music is universal

Just after the blog about music and homeopathy, comes this article about how music was actually affecting people from all over the world and the effects can be recorded!

Once again homeopathy is ahead of the curve. Our provings showed this all along.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/from-pygmies-to-hipsters-scientists-find-music-really-is-universal-9963434.html

Open meeting in December in London

We had our latest meeting in The Studio in Bloomsbury on December 12th with 5 new people attending. The 2 hour meeting was very lively and  featured 2 cases, music and homeopathy and great contribtions from  new and existing group members.

There was a new picture from Terry Duffy for all to wonder at and gain inspiring ideas.  This image is over 2 metres high!

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We  also had with us Maria Jevtec author of From cave to computer and a classical musician. Sue Young FSHom, who is our homeopathic historian came along and talked about her research on John James Garth Wilkinson,

http://sueyounghistories.com/archives/2008/03/20/james-john-garth-wilkinson-and-homeopathy/

Sue also introduced me later to a paper about Tarentism, as we were discussing the role of music in homeopathy in general and Tarentula, the remedy, in particular

https://curiouscongress.wordpress.com/2014/01/08/chiara-ambrosio/ . This linked to an earlier post on Homeopathy 4everyone which had an article on Tarentula and showed a great video of a song from Diana Navarro about the spider which describes the materia medica!

http://hpathy.com/materia-medica/tarentula-materia-medica-music-homeopathic-entertainment/

We also had with us Angie Zajac, who did a proving of Millennium eclipse in 2000. This had us talking about provings of imponderables and we remembered Sankaran’s A Proving of Music in his book The Substance of Homeopathy. This had a CD of Raga, the healing music which can tune to the emotional state of a patient and act in a healing way. So already homeopathy can be art!

Our next meeting is in York at the end of January, which is for the members of the group and will be a whole weekend of  art, homeopathy and music. Probably we will do a proving of an art work and we will do a proving using art as the medium of recording.

Immersion in art as case taking

The idea of case taking in an artist’s studio is one of the exciting new ways of taking the case we are exploring at Art and Homeopathy.

There is a sense in modern life that immersion in a real or virtual world is common. Game playing is an example. Mindcraft and other games are where millions of people engage in and immerse themselves in a virtual world. But this immersion is not just in games. Art is moving into this way of being. The Tate is launching a way in which viewers of art can literally step into a painting. An item on BBC Radio’s Today programme (21/11/14) explored this:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/b04pc6kt

go to 2:47 secs into the programme to hear on radio player

One way we can quickly open people out in case taking is have them engage with their feelings, delusions, sensations. We should encourage our patients to be in that place by giving an environment which does that. Modern life is much more about immersion than it was, people are comforable with it.

As homeopaths it helps to have as many ways into a case as possible – art is one of them and the Tate initiative is all about this.

Peter Raba – artist and homeopath

The latest issue of Hpathy, the on line journal, has a fascinating interview with Peter Raba the German artist, homeopath, teacher and author on a view of how dreams and images are so important in homeopathy.

http://hpathy.com/homeopathy-interviews/peter-raba/

The images created by Peter are linked to many aspects of homeopathy. This one is from an idea called Panoptics and is from a book about signatures of remedies.

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PAN-OPTIC: Tigerlady (© Peter Raba)

This one is about dreams and he has written a book on homeopathy and dreams.

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On the conveyor of life (© Peter Raba)