Homœopathic Links 2017; 30(04): 288-289
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1604460
Book Review
Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers Private Ltd.

Fibonacci Potencies. The Famous Last Words … for Now

Reviewed by
Jay Yasgur United States
1  United States
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Publication Date:
20 December 2017 (online)

This is the latest book by Dr. nat. Joe Rozencwajg. His others, by my count, include Third Millennium Homeopathy, Elementary Nutrition for Homeopaths, Dynamic Gemmotherapy: Beyond Gemmotherapy, Organotherapy, Drainage and Detoxification and The Potency: Fibonacci Series (2007, his first book on this subject).

‘I have done it again, theoretical rambling … here is some more (p. 181)’. And that is exactly what the good doctor does in this as well as the aforementioned titles. This long ramble introduces a new preparation method for remedies. In fact, Joe, in his incessant quest for perfection, may have invented a new methodology entirely.

I was looking for a way to administer remedies that would be rooted in a law of nature the same way the Law of Similars or the Law of Gravity are natural, unchangeable laws of nature. The Law of Occurrences struck again when I read the book and saw the movie ‘The Da Vinci Code’, where a secret code is contained in a box that can only be opened safely with a secret combination, which, you guessed it, was the Fibonacci series. I had encountered that succession of numbers as it appears often in tests, but never paid much attention to it. Curious, I looked the series up and realised it was that natural law I was looking for! – p. 51.

Rozencwajg subsequently applied it to the development of a novel potency series which, despite his explanations, I do not thoroughly understand.

The Fibonacci series is a series of numbers nearly the same as the Golden Ratio (1:1.618…) and both are ubiquitous in nature ([Figs. 1] and [2]). The Fibonacci series was discovered by Leonardo Bonacci (c. 1170–c. 1250) son of Guglielmo Bonacci (Filius Bonacci, ‘F’) and so named by Edouard Lucas (1842–1891). In Rozencwajg's approach, it consists of 10 potencies of the remedy: 3C, 5C, 8C, 13C, 21C, 34C, 55C, 89C, 144C and 233C (the series is created by adding the previous two numbers to arrive at the next. Thus, 1 + 2 = 3; 2 + 3 = 5; 3 + 5 = 8; 5 + 8 = 13; 8 + 13 = 21; 13 + 21 = 34, etc.). Joe does not go higher than 233C. According to his methodology, the 233rd potency is equivalent to 61MMMM (61 trillion C) if one begins potentisation from 5C. For nosodes, one starts potentisation at 8C arriving at the 233rd (12MMMM). It is all quite complicated and the manner in which they are administered can be equally complicated.

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Fig. 1 Golden ratio in Helianthus.
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Fig. 2 Golden ratio in Aloe polyphylla.

Once the practitioner has researched the case and determined the indicated remedy, it is administered as a series (‘They become Fibonacci potencies only when they are taken as a series in the proper order’) in a progressive ascending fashion. Thus, the patient will take all the potencies in that series one after another until finished. So if the prescription is for Sulfur, the patient will not take a single dose of 8C or 21C or 144C, but the entire series to completely exhaust the potency scale (‘…each remedy has specific indications at specific levels of potentisation’) and receive the maximum benefit on all levels (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual; a ‘total cleansing of the physiology … in some cases past lives issues’). Part of his motivation was to find the perfect, ideal potency for the patient.

The rest of the book is devoted to explaining his methodology and justifying his approach by offering all sorts of photos, graphs, illustrations and, of course, his didactic. Dr. Joe finally presents several impressive cases which need more detail.

Along the way he creates new terminologies, such as human dial, silencing, threshold potency, plasma potencies, Fibonacci progressive plasma potencies, core remedy, floating situation/remedy and remnant mannerism.

Towards the end of the book, he briefly examines and offers candid opinions on the approaches of some of our colleagues, namely Sankaran, Yakir, Frei, Timmerman, Mangialavori and Scholten, before taking on Hahnemann in the penultimate chapter, ‘Is it Hahnemannian’. In this instance, he offers no negative criticism but employs the master's directive to buoy his efforts: ‘The Fibonacci Series is nothing else but a continuation of Hahnemann's research for the perfect method of administration’. – p. 280.

Joe's next book! As there is sure to be one, perhaps it will provide a synthesis of all his thought. Perhaps he will assemble his ideas on organotherapy, gemmotherapy, traditional Chinese medicine and Fibonacci potencies to create a clear, focused and encompassing view. Part I of this work could be a condensed theoretical, referenced to his more detailed writings. Part II could be devoted to solid, detailed, well-presented cases and discussions.

This quality paperback has no index, uses a sans-serif font and the bibliography is mostly a listing of his works.

To quote Joe - and those are my ‘famous last words … for now’!