Homœopathic Links 2017; 30(01): 018-023
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1598178
Materia Medica & Cases
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Genius and Madness: A Blessing and a Curse

Peter Josef Schmitz
1   Germany
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Publication Date:
23 March 2017 (online)


This is a report based on my personal experience with the remedy Carcinosin. In accordance with a mind-symptoms–oriented way of practising homeopathy, I will present in this article an in-depth discussion of relevant mind symptoms. I will attempt to interpret the nature of this remedy with the aid of psychotherapeutic and literary parallels. I will also incorporate the experiences of other homeopaths who are friends of mine: the brothers Sanjay and Yogesh Sehgal from New Delhi and Ekkehard von Seckendorff from Berlin.

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