The Spagyric medicines, Electro-homeopathy and Homeopathy
As far as SPAGYRIC ESSENCE is concerned, the term “essence” must be understood in terms of essence, that is to say, the full therapeutic potential of the plant, and should not be confused with the word signifying essence essential oil. The method of processing depends as called “COHOBATION” on the work of the Swiss physician Paracelsus (1493-1541) and further development made by Theodore Krauss and the German physician Carl Friedrich Zimpel (1801-1897), Dr.Zimpel method recognized by the German Pharmacopoeia, paragraphs 25 and 26, and before Zimple, late in the mid 19th century Ceaser Mattei adopted the Paracelsus SPAGYRISM, and later the disciple of Mattei, Theodore Krauss worked with pharmacist Johannes Sonntag established “JSO Komplex Heilweise” Germany, for Electro-Homeopathic development used the SPAGYRIC essence in combination form. It has been seen in these days that after success of original Electro-Homeopathic Spagyric essence, the term Spagyric has become popular in European countries and there are hundreds of pharmas claiming to sell SPAYGYRIC plant extracts either in a single vegetable medicinal plants or in combination. Well, the story goes back into medieval times from Paracelsus and historically Paracelsus took this method from vedic times work of Indian alchemists who were claimed to be the origins of alchemy (Sources: The archaeological excavations at Mohenjodaro and Harappa in the Indus valley). Mankind has been on a quest for longevity and immortality since evolution. In India, the beginnings of such endeavours can be seen in the Rigveda wherein Somarasa was extolled as an exhilarating divine elixir. Rasayana shastra is the most ancient system of medicine preparations. Alchemy or Spagyrism in India goes back into 3000 B.C. historically i.e. in Mahabharata times. It has been said that there were Magha Bheshaja and Purohit (Magha Spagyric Ayurvedic practitioners and Priets) who are said to have cured the leprosy of Prince Samba, the son of Yogeswar Krishna. Magha physicians used to travel from one country to another to spread their knowledge. They are said to be originally from SAKYADWIPA (Probably Scythia). In those times Iran was called as Madra and Greece was called as Ayoana which later became Yavan in sanskrit and Ion in persia. These Maghas become astronomers and physicians in Pre-Zorastrian times in Persia and were called Maga or Mada in persia. It is possible that Maghas travelled to Greece and settled there, These Maghas used to cure the disease promptly with help of herbs and metals probably using the method of spgyrism. The word Magha became Magus in greek and Magis in Latin, and turned into the word MAGIC in old brythonic english. This is the unknown history of Alchemy. Most of historians think on modern etimological roots of alchemy derived from arabic, persian and egyptian or greek from Kimiya, Khemeiya, Keme on gold and transmutation. They forget that in the root word of sanskrit KIM means to transform. Well, in these days, worldwide demand and popularity of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is increasing. This sector of medicine comprises a significant number of therapies and schools employing Spagyric medicinal products, and combination. Market research conducted within the European Union countries indicates that a significant part of the population uses these medicines or has an agreeable attitude to treatment with such methods [Lewith, Aldridge 1991, European Commission ‘1971]. In these times, when patients are increasingly aware and concerned of medicinal risks and side effects, the use of so called Spagyric homeopathic medicines has gained ever increasing significance. The pharmaceutical quality is governed by (official) homeopathic pharmacopoeias such as the European Pharmacopoeia, BHP2, HAB3, HPUS4, and the PhF5. 1(Commission Report to the European Parliament and Council on the Application of Dir. 92/73 and 92/74, BHP: BRITISH HOMEOPATHIC PHARMACOPOEIA, HAB: Homeopathic advisory Board, Amtliches Deutsches Homِopathisches Arzneibuch, HPUS: Homeopathic Pharmacopœia of the United States, PhF: PHARMACOPةE FRANاAISE).
The history of homeopathy begins with the discoveries of its founder Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), a German physician. Hahnemann first coined the word “homeopathy” (“homoios” in Greek means similar, “pathos” means suffering) to refer to the pharmacological principle, the law of similar that is its basis. Actually, the law of similar was previously described by Hippocrates and Paracelsus and was utilized by many cultures, including the Mayans, Chinese, Greeks, Native American Indians, and Asian Indians, but it was Hahnemann who codified the law of similar into a systematic medical science, on the contrary the word homeo in Electro-Homeopathy derives from Homeostasis (Balance) not meaning the similar that the most important factor to be noted as far as the difference between the basic principles of these two therapeutic sciences are concerned.
Homeopathy is a system of medical practiclaiming at methodologically improving the level of health of an organism by the administration of potentised medicine, which are selected in accordance with the Law of Similar and strictly single remedy. Since Hahnemann and Mattei it seems that number of therapeutics evolved in European countries and took shelter of Homeopathy and Electro-Homeopathy varying from classical, unicist and pluralistic schools of homeopathy, to other schools of therapy, encompassing clinical homeopathy, combination product homeopathy, antihomotoxic therapy, anthroposophic medicine, biochemistry according to Dr. Schüssler, Spagyric therapy, etc. These therapeutic schools differ from one another primarily in their conceptual framework of illness, and the criteria employed in the selection of the appropriate medication.
Homeopathy is based on single medicine Similia Similibus Curentur (like cures like), while Electro-Homeopathy is the combinations of many medicines, based on Complex Complexis Curentur (Complex medicines cures the complexity of disease), And accordingly Electro-Homeopathy is a system of medical practiclaiming at methodologically improving the level of health of an organism by the administration of diluted Spagyric medicine, which are combined in accordance in the group of medicines acting as a purifier of lymph and blood with the Law of polarity and the combination remedies are used.
In classical homeopathy, medications are chosen in strict, accordance with the Law of Similar, formulated as the basis of homeopathy by Hahnemann in 1796. The Law of Similar is applied by comparing the symptom complex of each medication with the symptom complex of the diseased individual. Selection of the correct homeopathic remedy, i.e. that which achieves the greatest possible similarity between the symptom picture of the medication and the symptoms of the patient, is essential for therapeutic success [Hahnemann (Publisher: Hochstetter, 1989)]. The therapeutic profile of each homeopathic medication is based on the homeopathic drug proving, which is conducted on healthy subjects and constitutes the first fundamental rule of classical homeopathy. The therapeutic profile of each homeopathic medication is based on the homeopathic drug proving, which is conducted on healthy subjects and constitutes the first fundamental rule of classical homeopathy. During a homeopathic drug proving, the medicinally active substance is administered to healthy subjects for a pre determined period of time. The symptoms which occur in all subjects are recorded and systematically compiled. These data form the basis of the so called “proving” (drug picture). The second fundamental rule of classical homeopathy calls for a precise determination of the unique constellation of symptoms presented by each individual patient. A detailed case history must take into consideration all physical, mental, and emotional symptoms. For this purpose, the physician lists meticulously the patient’s individual, peculiar and unusual symptoms and develops a constitutional picture of the patient. The objective of this procedure which focuses on the human person as a whole is to reach not only a precise clinical diagnosis, but also the selection of the correct medication in compliance with the Law of Similar (the third fundamental rule of classical homeopathy). In classical homeopathy, therefore, only single constituent homeopathic remedies are employed, which have been selected in accordance with the Law of Similar [Wünstel 1987, Kِhler 1994]. Medicines are prepared from Herbs, primarily lower animals such as insects or parts of animals, or secretions are used. SARCODES i.e. healthy organs, tissues and metabolic factors of animals (as a rule, bovine cattle, sheep, or swine) collected under veterinary controlled hygienic conditions are used in the manufacture of sarcodes. The collected material is processed either immediately after slaughter, or from a freeze dried state. NOSODES, a nosode is a homeopathic preparation of organic material derived from inactivated disease products or cultures of microorganisms (e.g. bacteria, fungi and viruses) or parasites or infected or pathologically changed material or decomposition products from animals or humans, rendered safe during the homeopathic manufacturing process. The pharmacopoeias require sterilization of either the source material or the first attenuation, and meeting sterility requirements prior to further processing.
In Spagyric Electro-Homeopathy, medicines are chosen in complex form according to the constitution and organopathy and law of polarity that is formulated as the basis of Ceaser Mattei’s Electro-Homeopathy. Dating from the times of Paracelsus, the terms Spagyric and spagyrism are derived from the Greek verbs “spao” (to separate) and “ageirein” (to unify). They designate the art of creating medications of enhanced efficacy by performing the two fundamental alchemical operations. The valuable portions (Electro-Bio-dynamic elements) are first separated from those which are crude, processed and subsequently reunited to yield an improved medicinal form. The source materials of Spagyric medicines are exclusively from botanical origin. These two concepts form the foundation of every genuine alchemical work.
The alchemical work always takes place in three stages:
It refers to the separation, processing, purifying of various components and then recombination of the plants. This is done in order to extract the plants full therapeutic strength. The point of separating and recombining the plant is to eliminate the residue, which is the energy that the plant has absorbed from the soil and light. This is done in order to isolate the active ingredients. The alchemists used this method to separate gold from the plants. In the spagyrist view, these actions lead to an increase and a release of certain curative powers in the initial species.
Spagyric is the application of alchemical working methods to production of medicaments. When we learn that the famous Physician ‘Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim’ better known as Paracelsus, prepared a large part of his famous medicine according to Spagyric methods, we must thereby understand a very high level of the hermetic art. The latter has little in common with vulgar alchemy, which is often disparagingly called the art of gold making. The methods of preparation of Spagyric tinctures and essences are varied, although the fundamental principles are always the same. All Spagyric preparations are vehicles of curative powers of the plants from which they are prepared. Spagyric tinctures and essences are manufactured both as single remedies (simplex) from one plant in each, and as complex remedies (compound) from plant mixtures as in Electro-Homoeopathy. The Italian noble Count Cesare Mattei discovered these remedies in the later part of the 1800’s in Bologna, Italy. Under the influence of the Philosopher Paolo Costa, Count Mattei was inspired to devote his time and wealth to the service of humanity. He acquainted himself with the researches all systems of medicine and learned the human polarity. Even today Count Cesare Mattei system of medicines remains a secret. As we know that Mattei developed his SPAGYRIC THERPEUTIC system on the same principles that all other healing systems follow but I add that it is a more sophisticated homeopathy, Spagyric medicines acting on the diseased person’s vital force to combat the morbidity. Of course in the history of Spagyric manufacturing now a days we find many like Alexander Von Bernus Method, Conrad Johann Gluckseling Method, Ulrich Jurgen Heinz Method, Thomas Bonschen Method, Achim Stockhardt Method, Peter Beyersdorff Method, Theodore Krauss and Carl Friedrich Zimpel Method. Among them few are registered in the official book of pharmacopoeia that is in HAB, no doubt that Mattei inspired and produced numerous experts like Theodore Krauss, Zimple, Sauter, Muller, and so on, who recreated Spagyric medicine with their own techniques. Theodor Krauss was the only genuine true follower of Mattei during his time and later expanded Mattei’s system of Electro-Homeopathy in Electro-complex-homeopathy by adding his 22 new complex remedies with the help of Mattei’s old remedies. He advanced devotedly the system to that level which was expected by Mattei and even in the lifetime of Mattei he advanced it supplying the medicines worldwide. While it is true that today the homeopathic community knows KRAUSS REMEDIES as part of homeopathy but we must distinguish that SPAGYRIC medicine is a separate method than regular homeopathy ones. That’s why rather than adding them in HOMEOPATHIC PHARMACOPOEIA it should have its own PHARMACOPOEIA as SPAGYRIC PHARMACOPOEIA. It is true that in Germany and Europe Theodor Krauss received acclaim on his own Spagyric medicines, but we should not forget that it was actually Count Cesare Mattei who was the originator, the founder of these remedies though some of them were later added by Thodore Krauss, and clearly the world ought to accept this unique system of medicines as Mattei’s victory rather than that of his follower Krauss alone this is a wish of every Electro-Homeopath practicing all over the world. Especially thanks to Dr.Vinodkumar, WEHO, UK who is trying to reestablish the lost identity of SPAGYRIC ELECTROHOMEOPATHY with its true history in Europe and all around the world.
The Spagyric medications are administered in dilutions. The clinical properties of the active medicinal substances within each preparation help determine the selection of the appropriate medication. In the Krauss’ school of Spagyric therapy, pathological processes are not viewed simply as isolated instances of dysfunction in individual organs or within the mind. Therefore, the objective is to detect and treat the course of disease in the interactions with all body processes. In order to adequately cover the multi level interconnections of an illness, this type of therapy employs complex medications consisting of a combination of numerous single ingredient Spagyric remedies. Selection of the appropriate Spagyric agents to be included within a complex is based on the physiological and anatomical relationships existing among individual body functions, organs, and organ groups. The single ingredient agents are combined in such a manner to influence a group of organs closely, associated with one another in either a physiological or anatomic histological manner. Contained within one medication are single ingredient agents with similar fields of action as well as those that influence the pathological condition from a variety of aspects. The constituents are combined to target the illness synergistically while mutually supplementing their effects. Thus they selectively direct their effects within the diseased organism at multiple levels, each in correspondence with its individual range of action, thereby collectively creating stimulation of the body’s intrinsic defensive and regenerative powers [Bruch 1939, Krauss 1989]. Finally Spagyric essence is the heart and lungs of Electro-Homeopathic medications as both of these organs directly or indirectly cleanse, nourishes and gives the energy to every cells of the body and removes the toxins from the body acting on lymph and blood. That means the herbs that MATTEI selected are acting in three level, Particular, General and Unique way.
- Acting on INDIVIDUAL organ (Paricular) and group of ORGANS to stimulate the vital force for correction of its local pathology.
- Acting on the whole organism (General-Like we see in Homeopathic drug picture).
- Specifically (in a UNIQUE way) on the blood and lymph channels.