DISBAND THE HOMEOPATHIC ACTION TRUST

LONDON- A song about vaccination was performed at a meeting of homeopaths, gathered together to discuss the proper marketing of homeopathy.

The Vaccination Song was videotaped during a dinner of the Homeopathic Action Trust (HAT)on September 17th at  the Refectory at the School of Pharmacy, Brunswick Square,, and just this last week put up on Youtube  . . and then almost immediately withdrawn, reportedly because of opposition to it.

This is why homeopathy is treated as it is. It is because of organizations like HAT

HAT SHOULD BE DISBANDED!

Instead of presenting homeopathic medicine for what it is, curative medicine, superior to allopathic, their puerile stupidity, cowardice and self-serving antics are rubbing off on the rest of us and preventing the progress of real medicine.

Maybe HAT didn’t hear, maybe they aren’t aware of it, but a great number of very vocal people have been calling them frauds for YEARS now, and HAT doesn’t seem to even know.

They certainly haven’t done anything about it.

They claim they fund projects. When I went to their webpage to see what the projects were, all it was, was a blank map of Britain, with red push pins in it !!

And one in what looks like Tanganyika . .

When I went to their research section, they simply linked to the Malik bibliography, and linked to another website with that same damn picture from Clues of the Murdered Homeopath mystery, a spilled bottle of no. 35 pellets strewn amongst cut daisies.

Every phony website on homeopathy has the same damn picture in it. It just shows how careless some people are, knocking things over!

The website in turn was asking for £5000 each for several projects, one which promised to look into the physico chemical processes of high dilutes. At this point what can they say that hasn’t already been said?

Top material scientists have concluded that, like magnetic tape, water stores its “memory” though its hydrogen bonded network (Chaplin).

And wait a minute, isn’t this the same topic I was talking about at the Cavendish?

Yes, and I . . I invited HAT!

And they want £5000  to THINK about what I was offering to explain to them a year ago, just a few miles down the road on the same day they were camped out in Cambridge?

By the way, the hydrogen bond theory for homeopathy has been around since the sixties (Barnard)

Hell, I gave everybody the answer FOR FREE!

Meanwhile, you have angry comedians off on a jihad against homeopathy. Funnyman Dara O’Briain’s fatwah against homeopaths says they should be hunted down by mobs, put in sacks,, and beaten with sticks . .  like they used to do with witches.

Can you imagine the doing that to Peter Fisher?

“What the heck, throw in Luc Montagnier, too! Anif we push, I think we can stuff Josepshon in there too!”

Everyone laughs! “OMG that’s funny. Please please, turn of the laughing gas, I’m suffocating here!”

“It’s only water,” he says, and everybody screams. “Stop stop, call 911! I’m having an OBE!”

Standing before large audiences in a navy blue jacket,  James “the Amazing” Randi struts back and forth on a high stage in front of a large audience. He is very serious. He profoundly  says homeopaths are criminals, frauds, their practice a scam.

Name one homeopath beside George Vithoulkas and me who has stood up to this prevaricating  bully.

Does anyone see what I’m saying? Instead of producing videos that they immediately yank from Youtube, why haven’t these homeopathy organizations throughout the world orchestrated a solicitation of malice law suit against his organition, the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF?)

Why hasn’t an organization like HAT organized a  defamation law suit against JREF?

What hasn’t HAT  filed a tortious interference law suit against JREF, and similar organizations and their supporters long ago?

If you let them say things like that without publicly challenging them, then it looks like you accept it to be true.

It’s time to stop rolling over an go after these people who are trying to ruin us. Make them stop, shut them up.

Richard Adams, the wealthy founder of the Internet backbone, UUNET, and for years the treasurer of JREF, according to Randi put up one million dollars to taunt homeopaths with a challenge to prove homeopathy to Randi.

It is a phony offer. There is no million to prove homeopathy. It doesn’t matter if there is a million dollars in Guatemalan negotiable bonds hidden somewhere in a mayonaise jar, there no intent to give it to anyone to prove homeopathy. yet thi phony offer is what they use to actively defame us with.

It is more like a jelly bean guessing contest, managed only by Randi himself, in which he, like Boris Karloff in some medical horror epic,  is the sole arbiter.

Now why isn’t HAT going after something so transparent as that?  Why aren’t they shutting down an shutting up Adams, Randi, JREF and their chin-chuntering supporters with charges of malicious interference of trade?

WHy aren’t they asking the obvious questions, such as what connections does JREF have with the pharmaceutical industry?

How much have the pharmaceutical racketeers, who have been convicted in US court, put directly or indirectly into Adams and Randi’s pants?

The answer? In homeopathic jargon, “Mind, delusion, raptio, Stockholm syndrome, believes his captors.”

Homeopaths have come to sie with their accusers. At the first whiff of an indictment, their necks go stiff as their eyes glaze over.  In their heads, the curse of Hanuman, the Indian legend of the monkey who was hypnotized into forgetting his powers, is at work. It turns in their brains like a worm in its husk.

What a weird coincidence. Hanuman, the monkey who forgot how capable he was, had practically the same odd name as Hahnemann, the man who founded homeopathy eons later.

And how apropos.

Homeopaths, the world’s best physicians, the best workers of internal medicine and quantum psychiatry, these practitioners . . not of other- symptom-producing-allopathy, but real medicine,  curative medicine, quantum medicine designed not to extract money from its victims, but medicine designed to heal.

At every turn, at every allowance, homeopaths, individually and collectively, should at least be demanding why, from every skeptic who opens his mouth about it, why, if it’s so obviously criminal, why haven’t settlements been made in court?

WHY?

Randi says “so sue me.” A better question is why hasn’t he sued us? If homeopathy is as flawed in the way he describes it, in his numerous lectures, jack-in-the-box epiphanies and videos made throughout the last decade, then where is the mass class action suit against homeopathy?

Why is he, the Skeptic’s Christ, and all the truth seekers at the James Randi Educational Foundation not leading the charge?

Why instead is he holding out his mendicant hand to the piddling, niggling crowd, bilking them of .50 worth of courage for 100 times the cost, and a subscription to his toilet paper, when he could be reaping millions in a lawsuit against the Evil Placeboists and their rattling panaceas?

Am I asking a question I can’t answer? Am I? Or is it obvious?

Can you find the key, hidden in the picture?

And me too. When I was in England last year they were meeting in Cambridge the same day I was lecturing there on the Supramolecular Chemistry of the Homeopathic Remedy at the Cavendish Laboratory, answering the questions of science with science before the crowned heads of physics at the world’s most prestigious science facility, where were they?

Was one of them there? No, of course not! They were outside the lecture hall with the skeptics picketing my lecture for having destroyed the placebo hypothesis!

I not only humbly invited them in, to attend the Cavendish, at my expense, with full security to protect them from hurled garbage, but I volunteered to go to them and give my lecture there . .

But “nope, sorry, we hate you Benneth.”

“How dare you,” one screamed at me. “Are you trying to make us go to work everyday and like the wogs, make our patients wait for treatment in long lines, without being able to blame our mistakes on figments of the imagination? If you manage to prove that these substances are real medicines with biological action, we’ll have to buy malpractice insurance and go to school to learn CPR!”

“If Benneth proves homeopathy is real, I may have to run that malaria clinic down in Uganda,” said another. “What will the Royal Family do?”

They were too busy dancing on the lawn, rwwing pictures on white boards on whiteboards and making videos with the sound muted . .

“Mind, delusion, thinks whiteboards are better than Power Point presentations.”

HAT has been taking their orders from the enemies of mankind because it suits them just fine.

well, tt’s time for them to go to work for humanity or stop and get out of the business.

HAT should be getting multi million dollar research grants instead of the chicken or fish at the banquet.

HAT should be supporting with hard cold cash the efforts of homeopath Carol Boyce’s videos of malaria clinics in Africa and leptospirosis epidemics in Cuba.

HAT should be laying out hard cold cash for the Homeopathy Works for Me video series, probably the greatest campaign ever mounted for homeopathy.

HAT should be on the front lines in the General Assemblies of the Occupation Movement, chiming in with chants of

“Mr. OBAMA, TEAR DOWN THIS WALL STREET!

“Mr. OBAMA, TEAR DOWN THIS PREDATORY HEALTH SCARE SYSTEM!”

And to the homeopathic community they should be saying:

Help us:

“HELP US PUT A HOMEOPATH IN EVERY OCCUPATION ENCAMPMENT.”

“HELP US PUT A HOMOEOPATH IN EVERY HOSPITAL.”

DON’T VACCINATE, INOCULATE, WITH HOMEOPATHY!

Mr. Treddinick, tear down this Homeopathic Action Trust!

Blessings, good health to the craft, and so mote it be,

John Benneth, Homeopath

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Salvia

SALVIA DIVNORUM, “The Diviner’s Sage.”

Did Salvia play a part in the Tucson murders? 

According to ABC News Radio school friend of Loughner’s named Zach Osler claimed Loughner was big into drinking and drugs in his teenage years. One of his drugs of choice was the legal hallucinogen, salvia.

“He would say he was using it and he would talk about it and say what [it] would do to him and I was like, ‘Dude, that’s screwed up,’ ” Osler told ABC News Radio.

Youtube videos show young men under the influence of salvia in trance like states, completely unresponsive to questions, with diminished physical coordination

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYxkp62veWE

Salvia divinorum is also known as the Seer’s or Diviner’s Sage. It is a psychoactive plant which can induce dissociation, visions and hallucinations.

Homeopaths often take a particular interest in the characteristics of a remedy’s crude source. From that they infer similar characteristics with their subject.  Salvia comes from an isolated cloud forest in Mexico, preferring cloudy and moist locations. It has hollow square stems, white flowers with violet calyx, and reproduces vegetatively, without viable seed, suggesting that it is a cultigen.

Cultivated without viable seed.

Salvia divinorum is traditionally used by Mazatec shamans to facilitate altered states of consciousness and produce visions during spiritual healing sessions. The plant is believed to be an incarnation of the Goddess, the Virgin Mary. It’s ritual use also invoking that relationship. The active psychoactive constituent is structurally unique, a diterpenoid called salvinorin,  a potent k-opioid and D2 receptor agonist.  It has low toxicity,  and as anopioid a low addictive potential.

Here are the symptoms of Salvia divinorum intoxication. Some symptoms appear to match or are similar to those known to be shown by Loughner.

  • Loss of physical coordination
  • Uncontrollable laughter
  • Visual alterations or visions
  • Experiencing multiple realities
  • A contemplative sense of peace
  • Sense of profound understanding
  • Dream-like veneer over the world
  • Sense of total confusion or madness
  • Seeing or becoming part of a tunnel
  • Loss of sense of awareness as an individual
  • Experiencing a “non-Euclidean” geometry
  • Sense of flying, floating, twisting, or turning
  • Feeling of being immersed in an energy field
  • Feeling of being connected to a larger “whole”
  • Feeling of being underground or underwater
  • Appearing to travel to other places and/or times
  • Becoming inanimate objects (a wall, stairs, a couch, etc.)
  • Viewing patterns or shapes that are tube-like, snake-like, or worm-like

It can easily be seen how smoking Salvia divinorum — which federal drug officials warn can closely mimic psychosis — matches Loughner’s symptoms, how he saw the world, spending most of his waking hours in a dream world that he claimed he had learned to control.

Mind, fear, self-control, losing: Arg-n. Gels. Staph.
Mind, thoughts, repetition, of: Stramonium

I find no evidence that Saliva divinorum has been proven or even potentized. However, as an opiodid the characteristics of Salvia are similar to Opium, which has been potentized and matches closely some of Loughner’s suggested symptoms, such as delusions of flying and murder, somnambulism, shamelessness and lewd, the desire to kill, all indicators of potentized Opium as the remedy.

However, one thing stands out l clear. For all the speculations I may have about one  remedy or the other, the one remedy that in cross referencing now is indicated more than any other for Jared Loughner is Hyoscyamus.

BOERICKE on Hyoscyamus: “Disturbs the nervous system profoundly. It is as if some diabolical force took possession of the brain and prevented its functions. It causes a perfect picture of mania of a quarrelsome and obscene character. Inclined to be unseemly and immodest in acts, gestures and expressions. Very talkative, and persists in stripping herself, or uncovering genitals. Is jealous, afraid of being poisoned, etc. Its symptoms also point to weakness and nervous agitation; hence typhoid and other infections with coma vigil. Tremulous weakness and twitching of tendons. Subsultus tendinum. Muscular twitchings, spasmodic affections, generally with delirium. Non-inflammatory cerebral activity. Toxic gastritis.”

So without regard to intuition, (to which I will defer) the first remedy I for Jared Loughner, without dint of further  repertorization, is Hyoscamus.

So if we decide this to be the key remedy, then where is it placed. What kind of relationships does it have to other remedies that may have been explored already?

  BOERICKE: Relationships  Antidotes: Bell; Camph. Compare: Bellad; Stram; Agaric; Gels. Hyosc hydrobrom.–Scopolamine hydrobromide

(Paralysis agitans); tremors of disseminated sclerosis

Dose.–Sixth, to 200th potency.

Boericke, Hyoscyamus:

Sleeplessness and nervous agitation. Dry cough in phthisis. Similar in its effects to alcohol, both recent and remote. Corresponds to the effects of strong poisons introduced into or generated within the body. Symptoms of uræmia and acute nervous exhaustion. A remedy for shock. Third and fourth dec trituration. In physiological dosage (1-200 gr) mania and chorea; insomnia. Scopola (Japanese Belladonna)-chemically identical with Hyoscine (Joyous delirium, licking of lips and smacking of mouth; sleepless; tries to get out of bed; sees cats, picks imaginary hairs, warms hands before imaginary fire, etc).

Relations.Antidoted by: Vinegar, Citric acid, Bell., Chi., Stram. It antidotes: Ether, Bell., Stram., Merc. Is followed well by: Bell., Puls., Stram., Ver., Phos. Follows well: Bell., Nux, Op., Rhus. Compare: Suppression of lochia, Nux, Secal., Con., Col., Pul.; loquacity, Stram., Lach., Op., Cup., Ver.; gossiping, babbling, Ver. (religious subjects, Ver.); difficult swallowing of liquids, Hydrob., Bell., Caus., Con., Ign., Lach., Lyc., Pho. Convulsions from fright or worms, Cin. Every muscle of the body twitching, Nux (but Nux retains consciousness, Hyo. has unconsciousness); cough < lying down, Dros.; (> lying down, Mang., Fer.); cough < at night, after eating, drinking, talking, singing, Dros., Phos.; hæmoptysis of drunkards, Nux, Op.; meningitis, Bell. (Bell. has < from shaking head; from sitting with head bent forward; Hyo. has > from both); tickling cough > in warm air, Rumex; convulsions, spasms, twitchings, Cic. v.; chorea, Stram., Ver., Agar; jealousy, Apis, Ign.; waves through head, Act. r.; mania, Stram. (Stram. has desire for light and company, Hyo. aversion to both; Stram. uncovers whole body, Hyo. especially the genitals; sexual mania, Grat., Calc. ph.; Stram. sees objectsmice, dogs, &c.rise from every corner and come towards him); sees ghosts and demons, Plat., Kali bro.; fears being poisoned, Glo., Rhus, Kali bro., Bapt.; hiccough, Ign. (Ign. after emotions, Hyo. after abdominal operations); spasms, twitchings, Ign., Tarent.; levitation, Phos. ac., Sticta pul., Hyp.; fits of ungovernable rage, Staph. Teste puts Hyo. in the Mur. ac. group with Viol. od. He also puts it in the Bell. group.

Causation.

  Jealousy. Lochia, suppressed. Milk, suppressed.” 

We have seen indicators in this case for Stramonium, Opium, Belladonna and Phosphorus, all top remedies for Jared. In Clarke we find a better plan by which to administer these remedies and some intersting distinctions between Hyoscyamus and Stramonium. Stram. has desire for light and company, Hyo. aversion to both. Here Clarke suggests the most relationships to Hyoscyamus a beginning, middle and end to the posology for the case.

First dose: Belladonna

Second dose: Hyoscamus

Third dose: Stramonium

KAVIRAJ SPEAKS

Medorrhinum and the Modern World,  The Homeopathic Repertorization of  Jared Lee Loughner

Kaviraj wasn’t in his flat in London. He had gone to Canada to work on agrohomeopathy with a group up there. I tracked him down and called him up on Skype.

Vaikunthanath das Kaviraj is one of the world’s great homeopaths, learning homeopathy under the tutelage of an Indian doctor, eventually inheriting his clinic and treating countless people in both individual and epidemics. He is the world’s leading authrotiy on agrohomeoapthy, the use of homeoapthic remeddies on plants.

“What do you think about the Loughner case?” I said. “You got any ideas on it?”

He inhaled deeply. “Yeah, actually I do,“ he said. “This guy gets brain damaged after childhood vaccination. He must have had some learning difficulty, probably ADHD. So in the brain damage, the vaccine causes an ecephalitis-like imflammation, which damages the pituitary and also the limbic system, that regulates the personality, and extends to the brainstem – pineal or ego, as we brothers have been taught.”

“The myelination is damaged and can regrow in uncoordinated manner, connecting right side to right brain and vice versa.

“So then the personality develops, and is sycotic already. Then comes the clap, and the military – would not surprise me he just barely made it. Here the personality gets distorted into us/them mentality. Xenophobia extended to Americans of a different party. So at some point, this killing machine is let loose and he becomes a Beckian, a follower of Glenn Beck, and this – plus Palin’s crosshair poster – suddenly sets it off. Mercury damage to the nerves and brain is already there, so he is both destructive of others – sycosis – and self-destructive – syphilis. Nothing right in the left brain and nothing left in the right brain. You understand?

He started doing something with his hands on the desk below the range of the camera. I couldn’t see what it was..

“Sounds good,” I said. “I don’t think he made it into the military, and I don’t know about what vaccines he may have gotten, if he listened to that maniac Beck, or if he saw that narcissist’s poster, but he did appear to have a libertarian orientation, he smoked pot, salvia, kept his liquor and drugs in a safe, probably so his mom wouldn’t throw them out. But let me ask you a question. In what way does gonorrhea complicate things?”

From the little sounds of crinkling paper and the movement of his shoulders, it looked like he was rolling a cigarette.

“Gonorrhea is also sycosis,” he said. “It gets suppressed by a shot of antibiotics, and then they say you’re cured, but the guy remains a lifelong carrier, and that sycosis goes also in the mind, it’s destructive of others, that is sycosis, excess, excessive reaction, so which way does it go? It goes outward. Just like cancer, it is an outward growth of the tissues. So what happens, with him, with his mentality, he spreads it outwards . . ‘these are the bad guys, I’m going to kill them,’ that is what he says.”

He finished rolling the cigarette and held it up, looking at it admiringly.

“So he goes there, with his gun in his hand and then starts a shooting spree, and once he gets going he goes completely wild,” he said, tasting it, and then looking at it again absent mindedly.

“So he kills people who have nothing to do with it, like a nine year old girl, and the judge, and so many others. And so that is what happens, sycosis goes excessive, it pushes itself outward, it’s overwhelming, and it cannot be controlled by the average individual, especially not after vaccination, this whole encephalitic sheath that is inflamed by the mercury in the vaccine and causes myelination damage everywhere.”

Kaviraj paused a moment and looked down, trying to find a match. “All of these vaccinated kids, nearly all of them, have food allergies,” he said. “Why? Because the vegas nerve, which regulates everything, all the organs practically, the signals and so forth, the myelin gets damaged, and so the wrong signal goes to the stomach, there goes the wrong signal to the thyroid, there goes the wrong signal to the thymus, there goes the wrong signal to the heart.”

With his hand palm up he counted them off on his fingers, two of which held the cigarette, and his thumb. “This is where all these diseases develop from later on, heart disease, thryoid problems, thymus problems, stomach problems, sexual problems.”

He had to use the thumb on his other hand for the last one.

He put the cigarette in his mouth and lit it. He took a long drag, an exhaled blue smoke.

“This is the kind of people that visit porn sites because they are incapable of maintaining a decent relationship, because everything is excessive,” he said. “And then of course the syphilitic part comes from the mercury because mercury was used as a cure for syphilis, there are very similar symptoms. The syphilitc is self destructive, and there he goes, hoping that the cops will shoot him. What happens instead is somebody grabs the gun, has a fight with the guy, and they down him and the police come and arrest him, and that is not what he expected. He expected the cops to come there blazing saddles, bang bang bang, gone. So now he will have to live with it.”

I told Kaviraj that I had to go as with my lousy typing it would take me the rest of the afternoon to transcribe what he said.

“Well, make sure you use the spell check,” he said, his nostrils flaring, his mouth blowing smoke like a dragon. “I don’t want to look like a fool!”

“Who do you think I am, your priest?” I said. “You think I’m here to punch your tough shit card? You want a PR man, go hire G. Gordon Liddy to do this transcription, it‘ll take him the rest of your life.”

I clicked off and opened up my email, fished out an email that had just come in, copy and pasted it in below.

“Despite mounting scientific evidence worldwide confirming the presence of serious bowel disease in some children diagnosed with autism and evidence of a causal association with vaccines, health officials and medical professionals internationally continue to spin, deny and suppress the evidence,” said National Autism Association’s president Wendy Fournier.

I can state that the certainty of the science supporting mercury as a major cause of autism is probably more overpowering than the science behind any other disease
process that I studied, dating back to medical school.
– Dr. David Ayoub

Dr. Andrew Wakefield says about the thimerosal, “It should never have been there in the first place. Despite how they try to sell it, there is evidence that there is an association between mercury in vaccines and childhood disorders. Mercury was taken out of animal vaccinations 20 years ago because it was too toxic. Why on earth have we still been putting it in jabs for our children?”

Then this.

“Now if you still have doubts that the media and health officials are honest or know what they are talking about, take a trip to Homefirst Health Services in metropolitan Chicago where thousands of children are being cared for. The doctors there have two things in common with thousands of Amish children in rural Lancaster: They have never been vaccinated. And they don’t have autism.”

“We have a fairly large practice. We have about 30,000 or 35,000 children that we’ve taken care of over the years, and I don¹t think we have a single case of autism in children delivered by us who never received vaccines,” said Dr. Mayer Eisenstein, Homefirst¹s medical director who founded the practice in 1973. Homefirst doctors have delivered more than 15,000 babies at home and most of them have never been vaccinated.

“We do have enough of a sample,” Eisenstein said. “The numbers are too large to not see it. We would absolutely know. We’re all family doctors. If I have a child with autism come in, there¹s no communication. It’s frightening. You can’t touch them. It’s not something that anyone would miss. The few autistic children Homefirst sees were vaccinated before their families became patients.”

I open up the repertory on Loughner to see what criteria are met by two remedies, Thuja, which is the major remedy for vaccination trauma, and Medorhinum for gonorrhea.

LOUGHNER, MEDHORRHINUM, 4, 8
Sleeplessness, 1
Confused speech, 1
Eye, staring, 1
Delusions, insane, 1
Stresses: Excessive activity, too much indulgence in drugs, sex and excessive living. Aggressive nail biters. They push limits, feel best at night, “over the top” types, progression from suppressed discharges to rheumatoid arthritis. (Chappell)
Certainty of beliefs and convictions (Smith)
Passionate adventurer, spaced out, fear of deep water, feels better after sunset, hurriedness, forgetful, fear of insanity, breadth of character can lead the homeopath to mistake it for other types (Bailey)

LOUGHNER, THUJA 4, 6
Sensitive to music, 1
Sleeplessness, 6
Confused speech, 1
Kill, 1
Keyword: Sexual guilt. Combination of unusually positive and unusually negative characteristics in the same person. Wildness. Thuja is a passionate type, sharing with her sister type Medhorrinum a wild streak.” (Bailey)
Depression, agitation, fixed delusional ideas, feeling body is brittle, made of glass (Smith)
Persona: Need to be liked, feel unlovable, try to fit in, try to imitate chosen role model. Stresses: Vaccinations, gonnorhea or ancestral gonnorhea, dampness, secrets.. The idea that here is something alive inside of them (Chappell)

His father knew that something was wrong, saw a black bag and chased him down the street. Jared reportedly fled out into the desert with the black bag. He went to great lengths the night before to rent a motel room, buy ammunition. There is a hurried feel to the chain of events preceding the attacks.

I find it hard to reconcile this whole issue of “insanity.” If a person is really insane, you’d think that he would not have the presence of mind to play the saxophone, post a reading list that included Siddharta, Gulliver’s Travels, Mein Kampf and the Communist Manifesto, go to school, study grammar, work at jobs, post Youtube videos, and write “proetry” that definitely manifests a consistent theme. I don’t see any misspellings . . certainly not of the magnitude found in my work, and I’ve been called crazy for years.

Certainly there was something strange about him, but to say that a man who commits any crime is or isn’t insane seems to me to be a rather abstract and irrelevant distinction.

And now as I read this over, I am of just the opposite mind. Of course he was insane. insanity really has nothing to do with the disposition at this point.

The reports of Jared Lee Loughner prior to a particular point in his life don’t impress me as the type of individual who was manifesting a life long character flaw. His character reportedly changed after he broke up with his girl friend. Whether the break precipitated the change or whether a dynamic change actually precipitated the break up we’ll probably never know. But that there was a change seems to be indicative of an intervening event, an iatrogenic or self induced poisoning, or a collaboration of both.

NEXT: SALVIA

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The Math of Murder: The Homeopathic Repertorization of Jared Lee Loughner

The Math of Murder

by John Benneth, PG Hom. – London (Hons.)  

This is a part of a series of blogs on titled “The Homeopathic Repertorization of Jared Lee Loughner.” The eponym is suspected of murdering six people and wounding 18 others with a handgun in a suburban Tucson shopping mall in January 2011.

In a previous blog I suggested homeopathic remedies for the victims. In the last blog I began analyzing remedies that fit some of the reported symptoms, and continue to do so in this blog, with much greater difficulty, remedies for the suspected assailant that may have helped to avert the attack.

Of course I’m making assumptions about motive. We’re always making assumptions about motive, we can’t stop making assumptions about motive, even though it is not the primary business of the homeopathic protocol to make assumptions about motive.

The primary business of the protocol is the observation of unusual symptoms for the purpose of matching them with similar symptoms, symptoms that act as indicators to remedies. In this case the suspect presents some very unusual symptoms that demonstrate the process.

BTW, I’ve noticed that my readership has dropped off. It zoomed when I was pillaring PZ Myers. People really aren’t interested in anything more than the spectacle, the blood on the floor, are they?

Part of the mystery, I guess.

In the last blog I began repertorizing the case. In homeopathic parlance repertorization means aggregating symptoms from the materia medica, the references which list the symptoms assoicateded to various remedies. These symptoms are discovered in what are called provings, in which a specific remedy is administered to a group of healthy volunteers who record their mental and physical reactions to it.

What I’ve done then is to scour these reports looking for symptoms that are covered in the approximately 70,000 symptoms listed in various homeopathic references called materia medicas, cross indexed in what are called repertories.

I’ve taken reports of the suspect’s behavior from those who have known him to create the symptom list.

In a traditional homeopathic diagnosis this would be done in an interview with the subject, where his “remedy type” could be better assessed and the subject could state for himself his condition, and where the homeopath could make some direct observations.

Please note, however, that there is an aspect of the interview that is missing from mining the reprots as I have done in this case, and that is that outside observers can see things about the subject that the subject either doesn’t see himself or will not admit. I am also not there to skew the interview with my own observations, that is I cannot lead the interview towards some unintended goal that feeds my bias.  As a note to the practitioners, this is an interesting weakness of the homeopathic interview . . the prejudices of the inquisitor. If he thinks the subject is a real bastard, he may just try to dig a bastard remedy out of the patient. It is a challenge to the practitioner’s skill of inquisition to draw out the testimony of his client, like coaxing a shy animal from its hiding place.

The symptoms list, when combined with the indicated remedies, is done to create a matrix of 35 theoretical symptoms and 336 potential remedies . . in this case a long list of remedies from AIDS to Zingiber officinale. Remedies are graded on two qualities, the number of criteria the remedy addresses and the total value for the remedy after they are added up.

As an example, the first remedy listed alphabetically is AIDS. This remedy addresses six criteria out of the 35, 1.) repetition of thoughts, 2.) anxiety of conscience 3.) Insane delusions 4.) sleeplessness, 5.) desire to kill, and 6.) mind to kill.

What this does is to create a reversed repertory for the subject.

Every snake is a killer, and Lachesis mutata is the most prescribed snake remedy. Chappell refers to them as fascinating speakers. (It’s more likely to be radio talk show host Thom Hartmann’s remedy than Loughner’s.) It even probably fits me better than Laughner. Hypnotizers. Loquacious. All mouth. Their words can be poisonous. Words that kill. Lachesis types are usually wise as they are jealous. There is also an introverted Lachesis. They can be timid just a they can be aggressive predators.

The Bushmaster snake, from which Constantine Hering took the venom for the Lachesis remedy, was so fearsome that when the natives brought it to him, they fled before he could open the crate. It puts out more venom than any other known snake.

Hering opened the crate, and before it could strike, clonked it over the head. He then expressed the venom onto milk sugar to capture it for trituration and potentiation. In doing so he placed his thumb on the poison sack to express the venom, and woke up three days later.

Knowing what had happened, he asked his wife what his symptoms had been. “What did I say?” As they would be key observations as to the action of the remedy. From this episode Hering sustained a lifelong injury that crippled the use of his arm.  He eventually died suddenly of a heart attack, but not before he ha proved Lachesis and become the guiding light for American homeopathy.

Lachesis is a powerful remedy and we have much thanks to this student of Hahnemann for its discovery and use.

But is Lachesis Loughner’s key remedy? To see my repertorization of Lachesis for Loughner, see the previous blog. He could very well have enough of the qualities of Lachesis to indicate it’s use. For example he appears to have a primary interest in words and language, which is a trait of the remedy.

But before we jump to conclusions, let’s look at some other remedies.

Here is a remedy that is made from the Crack Willow, which coincidentally grows in Arizona in misshapen forms. In it we find seven matching symptoms.

LOUGHNER, Salix fragilis,strong>7,7

Dreams, lucid 1
Mind, anxiety of conscience, 1
Mind, delusions, flying, 1
Mind, delusions, insane, 1
Look fixed at one point staring
Mind, sadness when alone, 1
Sleeplessness, 1

Like Kali-br. close, but no desire to kill. Numbers are low, profile flat.

LOUGHNER, Arsenicum,strong> 9, 36
Made from Arsenic, the metal. Poison.

Poisoning from alcohol, 6
Mind, alone, 6
Mind, desire to kill, 2
Mind, sadness when alone, 6
Sleep, sleeplessness, 6
Violent, 1
He has to murder someone, 1
Desire to kill, 4
Kill, 4

Arsenicum has the highest values from nine criteria. Its major feature stems from physical insecurity. Arsenicum could be a good choice, although there are elements of the Ars. personality that doesn’t seem to fit Loughner, such as fastidiousness, taut sinewy body and bony facial features. Arsenicum is a common remedy and doesn’t seem to fit the act of a mass murderer. It lacks the sociopathy we’re looking for.

Now here’s an interesting remedy . .

Cladonia rangiferina, (Reindeer moss) 5,5
Themes: Survival, jealousy, money, suicidal feelings, heaviness in chest

Dreams, guns 1
Mind, anxiety of conscience 1
Look fixed on one point staring, 1
Sleep, sleeplessness, 1
Mind desire to kill, 1

Cladonia is the only remedy amongst hundreds that notes dreaming of guns. But I’m only guessing about guns. Maybe Loughner dreamt about the tooth fairy. I don’t know. It is only an assumption on my part. However, the fixed stare, sleeplessness, the issue of conscience and the desire to kill are compelling features of this remedy.

Like Stramonium, another classic violence remedy is Anarcardium

Anarcardium 7, 18
Themes: Good versus evil, alienated, hard and cruel
Speaks nonsense, 4
Shamelessness, lewd, 3
Mind, desire to kill 1
Mind, somnambulism, 2
Sleeplessness, 1
Violent, 4
Mind desire to kill, 1
Kill, 1

Although Anarcardium types have a murderous aggressiveness, they often lack the confidence to attack. According to Chappell the Anac. temperament comes from being beaten by the father at home. I had a girlfriend once who I pegged as an Anacardium. Interesting girl. There’s usually an element of hard work involved, and then if the child fails, it’s possible they then turn to picking on others and become gang leaders. Anacardium looks like a possibility for Mr. Loughner.

The next remedy has even more compelling possibilities.

Hyoscamus niger, 14, 66

Themes: Erotic psychosis
Disappointed love, 6
Alone, 6
Sadness when alone, 0
Sleeplessness, 6
Frightful fancies, 0
Shameless lewd nudity, 6
Shameless exposes the person, 6
Confused speech, 4
Speaks nonsense, 6
Look fixed on one point staring, 1
Desire to kill, 6
Somnambulism, 1
Tries to kill people, 6
Kill, 6

Hyoscyamus Niger (A. Gladstone Clarke.)

1. Acute mania ; patient, talkative, quarrelsome, gen. lascivious, exposes the person, etc. ; in the between state, suspicious depression ; fears solitude, poison, plots. Ailments from jealousy, unfortunate love, mental emotions.
2. Delirium during course of acute diseases ; temperature not markedly high ; restless, picks bedclothes, etc. ; beclouded senses ; staring eyes ; dry tongue, etc. ; involuntary urine and faeces ; stands midway between Belladonna and Stramonium, lacking cerebral congestion of former and fierce, raging mania of latter. Delirium tremens.
3. Spasmodic affections without consciousness ; every muscle twitches from eye to toes ; opisthotonos ; convulsions, of children from fright, worms ; of pregnant or parturient women.
4. Nervous coughs ; teasing, dry, spasmodic, sitting up (Drosera) ; night, using voice, eating, drinking.
5. Insomnia in irritable, excitable subjects ; from business difficulties or other nervous excitement ; drowsy yet restless ; in children, with twitchings and startings from fright.

HYOS: “Entire loss of consciousness; sees persons who are not, and have not been present; loss of sight and hearing.” (Nash)

Hyoscamus is the remedy for exhibitionists, and Loughner did something that was noted for an exhibitionist. He took a picture of himself, they say, holding a gun and wearing red underwear.

But even Hyoscamus seems to pale before the next remedy, the remedy of the terrorist.

READ MY NEXT BLOG to find out what that remedy is: A Homeopathic Remedy for Terrorists.

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Homeopathic Triage

The Homeopathic Repertorization of Jared Lee Loughner blog series
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Previous post: Hot words, hard healing and talk radio
Author: John Benneth, PG Hom. – London (Hons.)

There are homeopathic treatments that could have been given to the attacker to have prevented this tragedy. Homeopathy offers help on an emotional level, as well as physical. If homeopathic treatment had proceeded the attack, it would not have happened.

The use of homeopathic treatment to successfully prevent the attack is more than just a speculation. It is a fact made known my centuries of observing reactions to our peculiar remedies.

The only way to track homeopathic effectiveness is to compare it with patients receiving allopathic treatment or no treatment at all, and this we have done, noted by some of the world’s finest medical doctors.

This is why we are hated so much. We shame conventional medicine.

The phone rang. I took it out of my pocket and looked at the number. One of my private investigator friends calling from Hawaii.

“Hey Big Haole from town,” I said, “what’s up? Still screwin’ the natives?”

“Shut up, “ he said. “I just read on the Internet that Loughner went to the same synagogue as Giffords. He knew that little girl, too. He also knew the mother. By report they all went there.”

“What?”

“Loughner marked “Jewish” under his religion on his Myspace page. The Giffords went to the same synagogue as the Loughners”

“Have you been watching Hawaii Five O again?” I said slowly.

“Loughner’s mother is Jewish. Her maiden name is Totman,” he said.

There could be some interesting connections there. But I don’t see their relevance. From a cursory examination, it looks like Jared Lee Loughner was suffering from alcohol poisoning, complicated by some other toxicity, such as lead poisoning . . Or something else . .

Something weird . .

I hung up the phone. The stooges of the allopathic pharmaceutical companies that prey upon those in their most desperate times of need will set up a howl and try to tear and rend me, but I say let them bark. Treating the offender now would be like closing the barn door after the horse is gone. However, closing the door is indeed an acknowledgement of what should have been done, and what can be done in the future to prevent another such horror.

The case of Jared Lee Loughner provides us with an excellent opportunity for homeopathic analysis, as he has exhibited peculiar symptoms, and from these symptoms we can extract a remedy that could have quelled his violent delusions and the actions that were succeeded by them.

It works on anything.

I will get to discussing Loughner’s symptoms soons. But first I would like to offer some suggestions for specialized care of the victims who survived the attack and similar care for the survivors of those who are no longer with us, things that can be done to help the victims in their healing and the survivors in their grief. There are effective remedies within our repertoire for the physical and emotional trauma from such an experience.

I love my country and I love my countrymen. All Americans are in need of help in a time of grief, and I want to help..

This isn’t meant to diagnose any particular case or give anyone medical advice. An advanced practitioner such as myself and a second opinion from another, such as Kaviraj, should be consulted directly with the assistance of attending medical doctors.

For the confusion that comes from an injury to the head I suggest that the attending physicians investigate Natrum sulphuricum in the lowest doses, starting at 6c and ascending to higher ones, 12c, 30c, 200c and then 10m, ceasing immediately once any progress along the way has been noted; this is a basic rule in homeopathy, that once a change has been noted, once there has been improvement or an aggravation of symptoms, stop administering the homeopathic remedy.

For stupefaction resulting from the head injury there are six remedies that doctors should consider: Arn. Cic. Con. Hell. Puls. Rhus-t.

For gunshot wounds, ARN. Euphr. Hyper. Nit-ac. Plb. Puls. Ruta., Sul-ac. Sulph. Symph.

The selection of these should be according to where the gunshot was received and how the patient is reacting to it.

Stramonium for the terror, Staphysagria for the suppressed rage from the assault.
But the two remedies that stand out above all others for Gabrielle Giffords are Arnica montana for the physical injury and pain, and Natrum Sulphuricum for the confusion and brain injury.

Arnica may be said to be the traumatic par excellence. Trauma in all its varieties and effects, recent and remote, is met by Arnica as by no other single drug, and the provings bring out the appropriateness of the remedy in the symptoms it causes.” (Clarke). “Convulsions from injuries of the head.” (Kent).

For the grief, Ignatia Amara, any potency will do. Begin with the lowest first when administering more than one potency.

Aurum Metallicum for very severe cases of grief.
Aconite for acute shock of grief and loss.
Baptisia for exhaustion and all is wanted is sleep
Ignatia is the great grief remedy especially for those who are oversensitive, easily agitated when opposed and depressed. Sighs, expresses regrets with tears. Sadness is often hidden, reluctant to share or discuss pain, easily moved to laughter before becoming sad again.
Naja for acute sadness to the point of suicide, wants to die, palpitations, suffering is too much to take, tormented by inability to bring back the departed, are immediately excited by being held back or checked.
Natrum muriaticum for those who are tearful, depressed and worsened by consolation.
Natrum Sulphate for inability to cconcentrate, for those who don’t like to be spoken to and want to be left in solitude, depression is worse on waking, better towards evening..
Phosphoric

Please note and pass on.

Tucson has good homeopaths in her stay. Dr. Iris Bell, MD, at the University of Arizona in Tucson is one. Dr. Bell has provided us with two of the world’s best physical studies supporting homeopathy and the use of its remarkable albeit controversial remedies.

Now let’s get back to Jared Lee Loughner, a young white American male, approximately 22 years of age . .

NEXT: Glenn Beck, Jared Lee Loughner and the desire to kill

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The Homeopathic Repertorization of Jared Lee Loughner- Intro

It was a known fact. I had promised my next blog would be The Homeopathic Repertorization of Jared Lee Loughner, but I had left something crucial out of the “Theory for the Structure and Action of the Homeopathic Remedy.”
I had to get drunk.
I told my wife that it was time for my bi-monthly bottle.
She said go and get it.
I got in the car and drove to the liquor store.
The woman who I saw last night was there in the back room.
“I thought you said Sally would be here, “ I said.

Loughner or Beck?

She looked at me puzzled.
“When did I say that?” she said.
“Last night, at the Chinese restaurant.”
She remembered.
“Oh yeah,” she smiled coyly.
I turned my attention started looking at the vodkas. For some reason my mind goes blank when I look at booze. If I was thinking, I’d get a bottle of Whaler’s dark rum. There‘s nothing better or smoother than Whalers.
But for some reason I always get whiskey.
My mind scanned the bottles of vodka in front of me. I wanted vodka because of the experiments at the University of Cincinnati and Moscow State University that showed clathrates in vodkas affected taste.
Linus Pauling said clathrates are what get you drunk.
I wanted vodka.
The only problem with vodka is that the only time I’ve had anything close to an alcoholic blackout was on vodka. I wrote email I couldn’t remember writing.
But it was coherent and right on.
Once when drinking vodka I slammed my finger in the car door and didn’t feel it until a day later.
I also needed help getting from a young lady the beach back to the car . . or so I am told.
Amnesia it seems comes with every bottle of vodka.
It suddenly hits me. I should start a creep show franchise so these little sawed off runts, like the Amazing Randi, could have something to do other than becoming scientists.

I looked at the whiskeys. Here was familiar territory. I lived for years on Kessler’s when I was in Virginia City, Nevada.

Every day I would trundle up to the Sugar Loaf Grocery and buy a half pint from Seven Fingered Dan, the long haired fat bastard who ran the joint. Then I got it in my head to buy a big bottle to save money and give it to the woman who was living with me to hide and ration out.
That’s how I controlled my drinking habit.

I tell you, the best cure yet for drinking is to live with a raving alcoholic. The only time I could imbibe was when the drunk I had taken in, a poet, was not plastered.
In homeopathy we call that similia.
Maybe its nothing more than an inherent ability to be the designated non drinker, an inspiration to attend AA meetings blotto.

I think of all the lives I would save.

Yesterday I was on Skype with Kaviraj and John Board. Board is the man who invented the Hollywood Survival Kit. It is a packet full of homeopathic remedies to help people put up with the worthless bullshit you have to endure in such a place.
Kaviraj and Board were whining about a Canadian Broadcast Corposation (CBC) special on homeopathy that gave der party line, jawohl, sieg heil Pfizer.
My answer was to respond to it homeopathically, with similia.

“Call for a Fatwa on homeopaths, just as the Canadian Broadcasting System is calling for us to do,”  I said.

It was suggested that we go to meetings of the homeopathy haters and interrupt them, blow whistles and such.

“No, please don’t try to drown them out,” I pleaded. “That’s allopathic. Apply homeopathy. Join their cause and start acting like them, except worse, like total Fascists, become worse than them, brownshirts, slightly nuts, then totally over the top, rabid mad dogs. Rather than try to suppress the symptoms by drowning them out, or disrupting their meetings by arguing with them, do just the opposite. Apply similia! Start out repeating the same tired old crap about Avogadro’s limit; placebo; it’s just water; then slowly ramp it up, becoming oddly unreasonable about it, sinister and then downright evil. Suck them in.

Author, self portrait

“Tell people they can get paid by the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (IFPMA) to trash homeopathy. Demand that the government ban it. Call for obloquy (public disgrace) of homeopaths; burn Hahnemann in effigy; stage a book burning of the Organon. Create compelling spectacles. Put a ‘homeopath’ in the stocks, call for public executions, torture to extract confessions, firing squads, electric chairs, hangings, the gas chamber, the arrest of anyone caught using homeopathy, millions to be put on trial and given life sentences.
“TOTALLY NUTS.
“The signs you hold should also follow similia for homeopathy bashing. They should be as unreasonable as reasonably possible.
“Kill a homeopath for Simon Singh . . and Hitler.”
“HOMEOPATHY = NEW AGE MADNESS”
“I HATE HOMEOPATHY TOO”.
“ARYAN NATIONS HATES HOMEOPATHY!”
“ARYAN NATIONS SUPPORT SIR JOHN BEDDINGTON”
“HOMEOPATHY JEWISH PLOT”
“UK MDs DON’T LIKE IT, NEITHER DID MENGELE”
“HOMEOPATHY DESTROYS CAPITALISM”
“ALLOPATHS KNOW BEST”
HOMEOPATHY ROBS BIG PHARMA”
“If people hear really wild and crazy rhetoric coming from what appear to be homeopathy opponents, they’ll think maybe there’s actually something to it. Say John Beddington, Simon Singh, Edzard Ernst and the other usual miscreants encouraged you to do it. Cheer them on but do it in the insane extreme.

An interesting thing happened. They went inside. They closed up shop. John Board got up and left the room.

Kaviraj, the world’s greatest living homeopath, turned to his work, writing.

I found a bottle of “Ancient Age, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.”

The legend said, “Steeped in history and tradition, Ancient Age Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey has been branded America’s best bourbon.”
For the price.
Good enough for me.
I took it to the check out stand. There was a woman in front of me. I could see I was an object of her attention., so I began looking for a miniature bottle of that . . green stuff.
They were selling it, or they had been. I couldn’t find it.
It used to be illegal because it drove people mad. Made from wormwood. There is a homeopathic remedy made from it as a cure for the anemia suffered by virgins. The old maid’s remedy. A disease as rare in the West as the bourbon I was buying was advertised to be.
It is of interesting note to me that absence of coitus causes anemia . . or maybe it’s the other way around. Purely a scientific interest on my part as a homeopathic physician. I have no personal interest in it. I got married so I wouldn’t have to have sex anymore . . or at least any dull sex.
Then again . . maybe I do need it . .
Excuse me lest I gain some undeserved readership from those last observations, let me say I’m a flaming liberal and I hate Fox News, especially Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity.
Speaking of which, have you noticed that Jared Lee Loughner looks exactly like a Glenn Beck with his head shaved? And did you know that Glenn Beck told Loughner to do what he did?

Glenn Beck, or Jared Lee Loughner unshaven?

Here is a transcript from Glenn Beck on Fox News June 9th, 2010
Beck said “I will stand against you and so will millions of others. We believe in something. You in the media and most in Washington don’t. The radicals that you and Washington have co-opted and brought in wearing sheep’s clothing — change the pose. You will get the ends. You’ve been using them. They believe in Communism. They believe and have called for a revolution. You’re going to have to shoot them in the head. But warning, they may shoot you. They are dangerous because they believe. Karl Marx is their George Washington. You will never change their mind. And if they feel you have lied to them — they’re revolutionaries. Nancy Pelosi, those are the people you should be worried about. Here is my advice when you’re dealing with people who believe in something that strongly — you take them seriously. You listen to their words and you believe that they will follow up with what they say. Didn’t we learn that lesson from Usama bin Laden? I heard his warning in 1998. I said on the air at the time, listen to him. We didn’t listen. We didn’t listen to the revolutionaries in Germany, the revolutionaries in Russia or Venezuela or Cuba — no, no, no. They all have one thing in common. They have all called for revolution. They want to overthrow our entire system of government, and their words say it. Why won’t you believe it?”

The woman at the check stand in front of me was checking me out. I could see her glancing at me from out of the corner of my eye.

I had left out a miserable part of my last blog, the part that explained the relevant parts of Montagnier’s discoveries, the item about high dilutes becoming inert in mu metal boxes.

Isolated from the background radiation, the higher potency becomes silent in the presence of the lower potency . . or at least, so they say.
NEXT: CHAPTER TWO of “The Homeopathic Repertorization of Jared Lee Loughner.

2010 Turning Point for Homeopathy

A lot’s happened in the last year, and it’s been a particularly wild ride for me and homeopathy. 2010 was actually a big year for me and homeopathy. And well it should’ve been, for 2010 was the 200th anniversary of the publication

Kirlian photograph of homeopathic remedy by Chris Wodtke

 of Organon der rationellen Heilkunde, The Organon of the Healing Art, Samuel Hahnemann’s first treatise on homeopathy, a science that he alone begat.

It is a book that continues to rock the medical world.

I think it should be noted here, that as an orthodox physician, Hahnemann had been cutting his doses for 14 years prior to publication of the Organon. He was compelled to do so because of the harm that “heroic medicine,” then as now, was doing to the withering public.

Bloodletting by barbers and toxic chemicals administered by the totally unschooled to treat disease in 1810 graduated to more sophisticated methods of bloodletting by unnecessary surgery —  and more toxic, patented petro chemical  synthesis and “chemotherapy,” to treat disease.

“Heroic medicine” was not called that because of what the physician did, it was called that because of what the patient endured. But with homeopathy came hope, and that hope is alive today.

Hahnemann didn’t just spring out of the gate with this thing, as an idea untested all on its own, it had to first stand trial to his own incredulity and testing. The 14 year trial was that of a well-trained, travelled and read government medical doctor who, for his time, was also a first rate published chemist.

Anyone who can be fair and objective about it, who still harbors any doubts about homeopathy, should keep that in mind when banking on Avogadro’s Constant, the famous hypothesis concerning the molecular limit of gasses in combination with one another, for with all theory aside, Hahnemann, as countless others have done in following him, had to accept, without supporting theory or logic,  the evidence for the biological action of high dilutes, for seeing is believing, and practitioners for 200 years have seen that homeopathy oddly works . . as if by magic.

But homeopathy is not magic, as a growing number of material scientists have come to realize. There are now 10 different physical tests for homeopathic high dilutes, and six different types of in vitro tests, in which some published tests which have perfect ratings.

Coincidentally, 2011 marks the 200th year anniversary of publication of that theory by Avogadro, “Essay on Determining the Relative Masses of the Elementary Molecules of Bodies and the Proportions by Which They Enter

Conte Lorenzo Romano Amedeo Carlo Bernadette Avogadro di Quaregna e Cerreto, Count of Quaregna and Cerreto b. 9 August 1776, Turin, Piedmont, d. 9 July 1856)

These Combinations.” As if we didn’t know. Since the beginning theory by the numbers have dogged homeopathy as impossible,when in fact a heterogeneous molecule was never suspect. Like the skeptics’ Elvis, Avogadro has left the building.

2010 was also anniversary for something else quite notable in this affair, really the key item that distinguishes a homeopathic solution from its solvent vehicle. 200 years ago two famous English chemists, Sir Humphrey Davy, and Michael Farraday, in their study of chlorine, made note of liquid aqueous structuring, what they called hydrates, curious clatcheses of water molecules that twinkled like ice, which later came to be known as clathrates. Hold on to that last word, it is the final key to unlocking the mystery of homeopathy. 2010 was the year of the clathrate when it was indicted for causing the BP Gulf of Mexico oil well disaster and became the subject of wild speculation at the Cavendish Laboratory when it was announced it was the operative mechanism of the homeopathic remedy, the same place where a decade ago a notorious French immunologist proclaimed a new biological paradigm.  

It is the year when I began my lecture before the crowned heads of Europe by showing a power point picture of the suspect, saying, “Ladies and gentlemen, the clathrate hydrate. This concludes my lecture, other than where is

clathrate model

Josephson’s Scotch, are there any questions?” and was mobbed by silence, forced to

Scotch Josephson denied me at the Cavendish. He said my videos were socially unacceptable.

go on for an hour to explain it all, and getting nothing for it but some weak orange juice, stingily poured by Josephson.

Thanks to Dr. Shashi Sharma, president of Hahnemann College of Homeopathy in London, my efforts came to fruition in 2010 with an invitation to be the key note speaker at his conference there, where I was treated like a king, and at the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge where, by invitation of Nobel laureate, Professor Brian Josephson, I was given an opportunity to present my theory for the molecular pecularities of the homeopathic remedy.

Now you know. Until my London lectures in September and October of 2010, the polar protic water molecule eluded a popular explanation as to how it forms liquid aqueous structuring (LAS), and how LAS is relevant to a classical science explanation of the homeopathic remedy’s inner workings.

2010 marked the 100th year anniversary of Johannes Diedrik van der Waals’s award of the Nobel prize for his contributions to understanding the intermolecular forces which now bear his name, critical to understanding liquid aqueous structuring, confirming what the genius of Hahnemann presented 100 years prior,

Johannes Diderik van der Waals

that the biological effects of the homeopathic remedy are magnetic.

2010 marks the year we declared that the homeopathic remedy could be explained in the terms of supramolecular chemistry.

And I did it without the Scotch.

HOW IT BEGAN

It really began in earnest for me 10 years ago when James Randi offered me his million dollar prize to prove that the action of homeopathic remedies was something more than a psychogenic effect.

I took his challenge naively  believing the offer was genuine.

My friend and colleague, James "the Amazing" Randi

Much to the disbelief and fury of the big pharma stooges, the literature, much of it through PUBMED, provided numerous ways to show the action of homeopathic remedies outside of the human domain. I found that they not only had physical distinctions, they had action on plants and animals, too, that could be shown by a wide variety of methods. But their most prounounced action was in the most infinitesimal doses, remotely applied, on our greatest opponents, precipitating violent contractions of the jaw and vocal mechanism, and highly agitated contractions of the fingers on keyboards.  One detractor called me a murderer. Another said I was an idiot. Another said I was homeopathetic. 

But it was not enough to dissuade me from clinging to my chains. Randi ran like a rabbit.

I sent my samples to Kirlian phtographer Chris Wodtke, who made some amazing pictures of them, showing the crackling feathers coming out of the gas discharge from the thousands of electrocuting volts coursing through the drop. When it began looking like I actually had methods by which to win the million, such as by Kirlian photography, or by plants, Randi said I was a nobody and had bigger fish to fry.

The renowned immunologist, Dr. Jacques Benveniste, 1935-2004

He claimed that French immunologist Jacques Benveniste and Professor Brian

The brilliant Professor Brian Josephson of the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambrdige

The brilliant Professor Brian Josephson of the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge

Josephson of Cambridge had agreed to accept his challenge, and that he would test them first. What? I coldn’t belive it. If elt like a jilted lover. But always the hero, Josephson wrote to say that they were not interested in being “tested” by Amazing Randi, understandable after what Randi had done to Benveniste years earlier. It was a circus with clowns with rats riding on the backs of dogs, jumping through hoops of fire.  The Challenge, Jacques and Josephson said, was mine, and they sent Randi careening back to me.

Randi kept stalling. He refused to set a test date. He found some university stooge to fence with me for a while until the stooge ran off and hid under his pillow. It was doubly, triply (I’d say quadruply if it wasn’t so corny) evident that Randi wasn’t going to make good on his offer to conduct a test, so I took my case to Naomi Shapiro, Randi’s account manager at Goldman Sachs, where the loot was supposed to be hid. She wouldn’t verify anything. All Randi had as proof of the prize — reportedly put up by Richard Adams of UUNET — was an old fax with Shapiro’s name on it. It was evident that at one time the account may have held a million dollars in what may have been nothing more than junk bonds, but what was in there now could have been nothing more than stack of Rnadi'[s old Blue Boy magazines.

$1,000,000.00 CASH

When I sprung the news that Goldman Sachs was refusing to verify the account, Randi sprung into action. He accused me of “damaging the James Randi Educational Foundation,” had a heart attack and like a street corner bum started selling pens dipped in “homeopathic gold,” to pay for it.

What Randi didn’t want anyone to know was that “aurum,” homeopathic gold, is the

Chest pains . . too much GM corn syrup

Chest pains . . too much GM corn syrup

first remedy indicated by heart troubles and depression. Obviously he was taking it because he couldn’t afford the doubt.

Exposed in his ruse, Randi then claimed he wouldn’t test me because I was insane.

The only way, he said, he would continue negotiations with me for a test of homeopathy, would be for me to get a signed affidavit attesting to my mental condition from a clinical psychologist.

November 2nd, 2000 I found myself wandering the eerily quiet streets of a suburb of Tucson, close to the

Prof. Gary Schwartz, author of "The Living Universe"

University. Down to my last few bucks, I had hitched a ride from Portland, Oregon to meet with Dr. Gary Schwartz, a professor of clinical psychology and psychiatry, who had expressed an interest in my research and was looking for a physical distinction in the homeopathic remedy.

I said I could provide it.

Schwartz’ lab was called the Human Energy Systems Laboratory (HESL). It was located in a little bungalow in the university neighborhood. The garage had been converted into a workshop. Schwartz was using electronic equipment to test subtle energy effects and especially how they applied to what is thought of as the paranormal.

When I arrived on foot I saw a young man in the garage through the open door. I heard zapping sounds coming from within. I think he was electrocuting mice. The ones without intuition. Having arrived early, rather than bother the man’s animal genocide, I decided I would kill time by taking a stroll.

I was walking down the street minding my own business when suddenly a black high-rise pickup pulled up. A man with a beard and sunglasses rolled down the driver side window and, pointing up into the sky behind me, said in a nasally voice, “Look at the Sun.”

I turned around, and saw one of the oddest and most spectacular sights of my life. In a cloudless sky the Sun appeared to have split into three parts. I had never seen anything like it. It created what looked like a huge eye

El Ojo del Diablo, the Eye of the Devil

 peering down at me.

I turnedback around. The pickup was gone.

I then embarked on my own mission of evangelism. I asked passerby at the University what it was. Not one person had noticed it until I pointed it out, as had been done for me, and all but one stared increduously. Most everyone, likeme, had walking around without looking up, and no one knew. Finally a young woman said it was the Ojo del Diablo, the Eye of the Devil.

The Eye of the Devil?

I thought that sounded a bit harse. I called for damage control. And then I htought. If it could be the eye of the devil, it could also be el ojo de Dios, the Eye of God.
In any case we were being stared at from above by what looked like a huge shining eye. I went back to the HESL. I called to the young man in the garage and asked him to come outside. He did, and asked what the matter was.

I pointed up. “Have you ever seen that before?” I asked.

“No, I haven’t he said,” shading his eyes. “What is it?”

“El Ojo de Dios.” I nodded my head knowingly, as if I knew. “God is watching us.”

As it turned out, it was what is called parhelia, commonlhy known as sun dogs. The effect is caused by ice crystals in the upper atmosphere. The actual science bore out the myth. Ice crytals, as it turned out 10 years later,  were indeed the key.

After our meeting, Schwartz visited Randi in his Ft. Lauderdale office. According to Schwartz, Randi was still insisting I was crazy, slapping the desk with his hand — and John Edward, the past life medium Schwartz had been testing, a liar.

He said all of this with his pants ablaze.

Three years later, in collaboration with Professor Iris Bell, MD, Schwartz followed my suggestion to use Kirlian

Professor Iris Bell, MD, in collaboration with Prof. Gary Schwartz, created a unique test for homeopathy

photography to produce the Gas Discharge Visualization test for homeopathy, and reported, as I had found, that homeopathic remedies can indeed be distinguished from their liquid vehicles by this method.

They published their results: “The procedure generated measurable images at the two highest voltage levels. At 17 kV, the remedies exhibited overall lower image parameter values compared with solvents (significant for Pulsatilla and Lachesis), as well as differences from solvents in fluctuations over repeated images (exposures to the same voltage). At 24 kV, other patterns emerged, with individual remedies showing higher or lower image parameters compared with other remedies and the solvent controls.” (Bell)

Like every other test I had found for homeopathy, Randi had to brush this one off too. Losing his million would not only be a loss of property and face, it would threaten the entire pharmaceutical paradigm that was supporting him.

Ten years ago there was practically no references at all to homeopathy on the Web, nothing regarding pre-clinical or clinical evidence when I posted my collection of pre–clinical tests for “Proof for Homeopathy.”

The world wide web was a novelty then and very few people noticed “Proof for homeopathy,” but after I reposted that same collection as the first post of this blog, it was reposted and went viral. It became notorious and still stands

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 as the most viewed entry in the John Benneth Journal.

It seems like homeopathy took off like rocket after that. Prior to assembling Proof for Homeopathy the homeopaths I was in contact with had very little knowledge of the clinical tests for homeopathy, and none for the pre-clinical.

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The homeopaths I corresponded with didn’t seem to even have asked the question as to whether or not high dilutes could affect non human subjects, such as plants and animals. The only in vitro test popularly known for homeopathy was the one done by the brilliant immunologist Jacques Benveniste, the basophil degranulation test, but it was generally thought of as being idiopathic and the man contagious with quackery.

The fact of the matter is that the basophil degranulation test was not of Benveniste’s origin. It was first attempted in 1985 by Murrieta et al and first accomplished by Poitevin in the same year. I have now found more than two dozen replications of the basophil degranulation test for homeopathy, most notably the work by Sainte Laudy and Belon (Sainte-Laudy)

I don’t think homeopaths’ ignorance of the pre-clinical and clinical tests for homeopathy is excusable, but I think its understandable. Despite what may be said of it, the homeopathic materia medica, the reference work built on case notes that homeopath’s rely on for finding the right remedy, provides the most relevant information/evidence for the use/action of high dilutes. Compare the terms, one set for the practitioner, one for the doubter. The pre-clinical and clinical trials of homeopathy serve mostly to respond to the yet unproven accusations that homeopathy is merely a placebo. The average practitioner finds the pre-clinicals and clinical tests to be merely vituperative of homeopathy and useless in the clinical practice of homeopathy. Either way they are merely pebbles thrown against a tank. No information/evidence will ever suffice to convince the unconvincible, nor will it ever.

The most remarkable finding was something I just came across, and inevitably I think that in concordance with theory and evidence, will help to break the back of the pharma stooge‘s opposition.. That more was not made of it, to me illustrates the point of resistance, but it is profound that it appeared in this red letter year. What makes it so important I think is not what is said  (it is 40 years old and prosaic) but who is saying it.

It is a statement made by Emeritus Professor Martin Chaplin, one of the world’s leading authorities on the physics of water. It really deserves an entry all of its own here on the Journal, for it marks a turning point in the recognition

“Water does store and transmit information, concerning solutes, by means of its hydrogen-bonded network.”– Emeritus Professor Martin Chaplin, London South Bank University, world’s leading authority on water.

of homeopathy as being based on real scientific principles. Yes, I know, reading it you will see that Chaplin covers his bet, so no one can say he drank the dilute Kool Aid. But even though it is true, for a man of lesser credentials it would mean professional suicide to make such a statement.
In an article entitled The Memory of Water, posted on the London South Bank University website, (probably the best website for information about the physics and chemistry of water) Professor Chaplin says, “Water does store and transmit information, concerning solutes, by means of its hydrogen-bonded network.” (Chaplin)

The word “does” invokes the controversy that should have ended in the mid 20th century when clathrates became an issue for the oil companies, clogging up oil pipelines, and in the fifties when double Nobel laureate Linus Pauling nominated them as being the cause of inebriation, or in the sixties when Barnard frist linked  them to the homeopathic solution, or in the nineties, when Anagnostatos described their formation in the host/guest process, and then finally in 2010, when a study between US and Russian universities, clathrates were revelaed to affect the taste of vodka (Schaffer)

Note that all of these examples of clathrates are in solution with hydrocarbons such as ethanol or methane, which are capable of hydrogen bonding, a point always missed by the disbeliever. 

What have we been saying for years now? Next thing you know Chaplin will cave and admit that the biological effects are due to the crystalline piezo electric effect.

The article is prefaced with an epitaph to the late Benveniste: “Maybe I should have thrown the data away” followed by a comment by Chaplin, “but being a scientist and believing in his data he could not.”

I for one am glad that he didn’t, and I am sorry for the all the misery Maddox, Stewart and Randi put him through.

I would add something to the memorial that Benveniste wrote to me, if I could:

“Homeopathy is the devil’s piss pot.”

REFERENCES:
Bell IR, Lewis DA 2nd, Brooks AJ, Lewis SE, Schwartz GE. “Gas discharge visualization evaluation of ultramolecular doses of homeopathic medicines under blinded, controlled conditions.”
Chaplin M “Memory of Water”  lsbu(dot)ac(dot)uk/water/memory(dot)html
Murrieta M, Leynadier F, Dry J. “Degranulation of human basophils and so-called homeopathic substances” Bull Acad Natl Med. 1985 May;169(5):619-22.
Poitevin, B., Aubin, M., Benveniste, J. (1985) Effect d’Apis Mellifica sur la degranulation des basophiles humains in vitro. Homeopathie Francaise 73: 193.
Sainte-Laudy J, Belon P. Inhibition of basophil activation by histamine: a sensitive and reproducible model for the study of the biological activity of high dilutions. Homeopathy. 2009 Oct;98(4):186-97.