My 10 year old Windows XP computer had recently retired. When fishing for some of my 'antique' homeopathic notes, I discovered this valuable piece I think worthy of sharing to my dear homeopathic colleagues. I still remember the days I spent hours on the firstname.lastname@example.org learning the wisdom from the great teachers. Julian Winston, though not a clinician, I consider him the most important homeopathic historian & educator of our time. Here is his final words posted to this mail list before he 'shuffled off to another plane of existence'.
In fond memory of Julian Winstion (http://www.julianwinston.com/).
From: Julian Winston <jwinston></jwinston>
Subject: [H] TO EVERY SEASON
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 19:54:23 +0000
To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
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hello lists. a difficult one to write to you.
I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1998. I've been working with it since. no lectures about therapies please. I've done almost all of them.
In the last month I've had a bit of a "slide." My energy is low, I'm sleeping a lot, I have pain to be managed. Essentially, I'm getting ready (albeit slowly) to shuffle off to another plane of existence. When? who knows!
clotho weaves the string, Lachesis measures it, and Atropos cuts it. I'm working on tying up loose ends-- trying to get my library database up on my web site.
I am extremely saddened that there are few out there who have no interest in where we came from. Everyone is looking for the remedy. A poor place to go. Homeopathy is about the PROCESS. Forget the modern gurus. Go back to the basics. Read the old books.Learn who these people were.Develop a fondness for Dunham and Farrington. Revere the work Hahnemann did. do not listen to false prophets . Homeopathy is simple. Stick to it.
Learn to research on your own. I will not be around for ever to hand feed you answers. The answers exist-- but they are buried in the books you do not look at because you are looking for remedies and not reasons. You use the books poorly-- you look for answers. READ the books-- just don't use reference works or EH to suck out an answer that has no meaning in context.
Do the hard slog that Kent told you about. Homeopathy rewards those who work at it.
I'll be here for as long as I can manage. After that, It's up to you. Don't fall into the trap of "new is better"