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Sunday, January 31, 2010

10:32 Protest of Homeopathy

Yesterday a bunch of Skeptics tried to publicly debunk the practice of Homeopathy by ingesting 84 pills each of a homeopathic remedy Arsenicum Album. They wanted to prove that they could overdose on the pills because there is nothing in them. Homeopathical Remedies are often dispensed in small sugar pills that contain water which has been agitated with a substance but often contains no physical traces of the substance. The vital force of the substance is thought to remain in the pills because it has been shaken up inside water. The water is said to retain memory of its presence and can thus influence an individual's vital force which can perhaps promote healing. I've actually experienced this myself and have observed it in my elderly cat which at some point perhaps I'll describe.

This week's issue of New Scientist magazine celebrates the act of the Protesters with an article on their opinion page (Jan. 30, 2010 issue). More than 300 "activists" from the UK, Canada, Australia and the U.S. are said to have participated.

Website: http://www.merseysideskeptics.org.uk/.

Video of the event here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAetQT8D-8o&feature=player_embedded. Sorry, my linksee thing is permanently caput.

Kind of sad that the protesters are College Students and are therefore young. Aren't people of this age supposed to protest the Status Quo, not become monkeys who speak out for it? Just wait until they watch one of their friends die of chemotherapy poisoning the way I did... Where the Hell is Neptune when you need him? (moot point).

Homeopathy can be read about on Wikipedia and other sides on the Internet. It was first thought about in the 16th Century by Paracelsus who suggested that "what makes a man ill also cures him."

A German Doctor named Samuel Hahnemann worked with this idea when he theorized that "that which can produce a set of symptoms in a healthy individual can treat a sick individual who is manifesting a similar set of symptoms." Hahnemann was disillusioned by his practice in the Medical field when he observed that Doctors would often cause more harm than good with their patients (nothing ever changes). He began to suspect that if he used a highly distilled version of a "treatment" that he could avoid causing the physical problems associated with most medical treatments.

Hahnemann suspected that disease is caused by Miasms, or "derangement of the vital force" in a person" and that many of the Medical treatments are so harsh that they cause "derangement" to drive inward driving them farther into a person's body to the point that they attack his vital organs.

It is not said why the Activists chose the particular remedy that they did, but I find it really fun that they chose a remedy which is said to work well for those with a "constitutional type" that struggles with tenseness, ambition, pessimism, need for reassurance, hypochondria, and particular attention to detail. There was a Mercury-NN conjunction with the Capricorn Midheaven in the chart of their protest and I think this is an excellent description of how that aspect will manifest, especially through Mercury rulership of Virgo. The caduceus with his head chopped off.

So, of course I had to think that if only the Protesters had got the dosage right they would be cured of what ails them and we can hope that we will no longer hear from them. (Since they went off to the pub straight after all effects will be erased anyway.) If only they had chosen to take 84 Prozac pills, a Western treatment for the same symptoms, which has genuinely been proven to be an ineffective placebo treatment. Traceable physical elements really do exist in the Prozac pills. And the protesters would be assured of an overdose which is what they were looking for, after all, isn't it?

Homeopathy was created by a guy who didn't want his patients to OD for the very reason that such things cause death. Most drugs in Western Medicine are approved after only treating 10-100 patients in studies and that's hardly "proof" to me. No medicines are administered according to a more fictitious belief system than many of those of the Western Medical system.

Either way, the Activists performed their protest at 10:23 am on January 30, 2010 in the countries I described above. I'm using the location of the Merseyside Skeptics Society which sponsored the protest for setting up the chart. The time was selected based on the Avogadro Constant which describes "the number of atoms or molecules in one mole of a substance." This is to make fun of the fact that in most potencies of Homeopathic remedies there is no discernible molecule of the remedy present, (it has been distilled and agitated in water.) Some remedies are dispensed directly in water.

The 10:23 Protest
Jan. 30, 2010 10:23 am Liverpool, UK, Mersaysick Skeptics Society.

Sun 11 Aquarius; Moon 17 Leo; ASC 28 Aries; MC 16 Capricorn; NN 21 Capricorn Rx

Good chart for a protest. We have here the biggest Full Moon of the year which also happens to happen on a Mars Synodic Cycle Return. That's just made for having a tantrum. The Sun is conjunct Lilith and Venus in the 11th House of the chart; the Moon is conjunct Mars in the 5th House of the Chart. Whoopie! It looks like the event was really just an excuse to get together and have fun. This Skeptic Society shows a lot of interest in socializing at the local pub. Is there a Statistic to show percentages for potential long-term struggles with alcohol could develop from such social drinking?

Mars rules the Chart. In the 6th House of Health we find Saturn. Saturn squares Pluto which is a sign of a bully. Chiron and Neptune are placed in Aquarius, the sign of protest. These young people may actually be desperate to find real cures for humanity. They've just got lousy teachers. Hahnemann actually is said to have been resistant to the whole idea of homeopathy at first, it is ridiculous from a materialist point of view after all.

Samuel Hahnemann, inventor of Homeopathy
b. Apr. 10, 1755 23:59 Meissen, Saxony

Sun 21 Aries; Moon 14 Aries; ASC 18 Sagittarius; NN 30 Virgo; MC 21 Libra

How interesting to look at this Fire chart especially with respect to the type of healing modality that Homeopathy is. A Double Aries is going to be aware of "The Vital Force" more than others. He/she is going to be able to understand the idea of when "The Vital Force" is deranged. Hahnemann's natal Sun-Moon conjunction in Aries is in the 4th House of his chart which places it at the bottom of the chart, as far below the surface of things as you can go. Homeopathic healing is about coaxing a sick individual back to health without driving the disease deeper into his system through aggressive procedures and methods. 4th House isn't just about caring, it's about understanding the underlying currents that exist in nature. Hahnemann could sense that healing modalities can cause symptoms to disappear on the surface while causing the suppression of the vital force to drive deeper into the body.

Aries/Mars rules the Physical Body though the Ascendant and the 1st House, which is great for a Doctor. It also rules fevers and it also rules anything that comes first. Very interesting that the first disease that Hahnemann looked at and ultimately was able to heal was Malaria, which is a fever (Mars) caused by a bite (Mars) which leads to disabling brain problems (Mars rulership again).

Hahnemann was fluent in many languages and worked as a translator before going into Medicine. He withdrew from Medical Practice when he noticed that physicians were doing more harm than good to their patients. Common medical procedures at the time were Blood letting and purging through laxatives and enemas. This ultra awareness of not wanting to hurt others can be seen in Hahnemann's very sensitive and empathetic conjunction of Venus-Mars-Uranus in Pisces; his Neptune singleton (Fixed); and perhaps even the lack of Air in his chart. The Venus-Mars-Uranus conjunction could also indicate his openness to using unorthodox methods. His ability as a Medical Researcher is going to be connected to Pluto which is conjunct the Ascendant in his chart (from H12). Doesn't hurt for a Doctor to have a Virgo North Node either (which is 30 Virgo so on an AP).

I wanted to compare Hahnemann's chart with the chart of Jonas Salk, the medical researcher who discovered and proved the vaccination for Polio. Vaccinations are Western Medicine's version of Homeopathy and work in the same way, through the Law of Similars.

Fascinating that both men have Grand Trines in Water Houses. There was a lot of attention paid to a researcher who is said to have discovered that Water really does hold a memory of everything it comes into contact with. I don't have the references to this study, hopefully I'll get to it eventually. I think the study may not be reproducible, am not sure though.

Jonas Salk
b. Oct. 28, 1914 New York, NY

Sun 16 Scorpio (H12); Moon 5 Pisces; ASC 17 Scorpio; NN 5 Leo; MC 28 Leo

Salk has all the Scorpio Hallmark of a Medical Researcher with Rising Sign-Sun-Mars-Mercury in Scorpio. He also had a conjunction of Saturn-Pluto on the same degree of Cancer in the 8th House (Scorpio's natural house).

Just as an interesting aside it's fun to notice that Apr. 12, 1955 was celebrated as "Polio Day" because it was the day when the Polio Vaccine was announced by the U.S. Government as safe and effective. The Sun was one degree away from Hahnemann's Solar placement.

Homeopathy is used often by European Doctors, especially in the use of chronic disease for which Western Medicine is generally too harsh. In the U.S. it has been oppressed ever since Rockefeller used all his money to back Western Medical studies. (Rockefeller himself is said to have preferred homeopathy).

Georges Vithoulkas is a key practitioner who kept homeopathic practice alive. I don't know much about him but I just found a source for his birth date which Wikipedia doesn't give so I'm sort of storing it here. Can't vouch for accuracy, but multiple sources say that he's born in July 1932, and he looks Leo rather than Cancer (to me).

Georges Vithoulkas
b. July 25, 1932 Athens, Greece (Source: http://www.sodahead.com/user/profile/1794093/georgevithoulkas/

Sun 2 Leo; Moon Aries or Taurus; NN 20 Pisces Rx



Blogger BellaDonna said...

The researcher who produced the memory of water was Jacques Benveniste. After he was ridiculed and castigated by the mainstream scientific community and following his premature death, his work was duplicated many times, most recently by homeopathy skeptic Madeline Ennis

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Blogger BellaDonna said...

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Blogger Out The Comet's Ass said...

Thank you for that information Bella Donna!

(I've deleted your second post because both came through, I just have the option to preview comments before posting.)

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