Amy Lansky

My first true experience of its healing power was when my son Max was cured of autism!

That process began over 20 years ago, in January 2005. Max was pretty much fully recovered by the time he was 9 or 10. He is now 24 and doing great; he graduated from USC’s top film school and currently lives in Los Angeles working as an animator on a TV show.

My experience with Max was so powerful that it eventually propelled me to leave a successful career as a researcher in computer science, study homeopathy, and eventually write Impossible Cure, so that other people could learn about the wonders of homeopathy too. Of course, my family and many friends have experienced many more homeopathic miracles since that time.

Contrary to what some people think, Impossible Cure is not a book about autism; it is a comprehensive general introduction homeopathic history, philosophy, and science, including important information for patients. Of course, it includes a chapter about my family’s experience, but it includes dozens of other stories of healing too, contributed by people from around the world, for a variety of physical and emotional ailments. Impossible Cure is used as a first-year text by many schools and as a patient education books worldwide. It has been translated into several languages (so far: German, Greek, Arabic, Czech, and Korean), and has become popular especially for languages that don’t have too much information about homeopathy available.

Many people think I am a practicing homeopath, but I’m not. I studied for several years — through Misha Norland’s Devon School of Homeopathy program, and also with teachers like Simon Taffler, Louis Klein, Sadhna Thakkar, and seminars with many of the greats. However, after practicing part-time for a couple of years, I realized that my true calling is not as a practitioner but as an educator to the general public, and especially as a valued online “advisor” to parents who write to me about their children. However, I do not get paid for any of this activity. I do not treat anyone. Mostly, I give referrals and do some “hand-holding”. I view this as “giving back” to the universe for the healing of my son Max.

Over the years, I have tried to serve homeopathy in other ways too. I helped to co-edit a journal for a couple of years (The American Homeopath); I helped to pass California’s Health Freedom law (in 2002), which made the practice of homeopathy legal; and I served on the board of the National Center for Homeopathy for 7 years.

It is hard to say who has made the most impact on me as a homeopath. Of course, as for most homeopaths, the inspiration of Hahnemann was the most transformational. However, I think that one of my strengths, as a former academic in computer science, is my ability to listen to the techniques and ideas of all the current lights of homeopathy, understand their strengths and contributions, and not take “sides” but rather love and value them all. My somewhat unique position as a figure in the homeopathic world, but not primarily as a practitioner, has enabled me to remain a perhaps more objective “insider” and “outsider”, who, as a result, is embraced by nearly all “factions”.

Of course, I would love to see homeopathy become a dominant medicine in the Western world, but I have my doubts this will ever be the case. In any case, I don’t think it could happen until humanity makes a shift in consciousness toward a more spiritual or esoteric view of reality. (By the way, my second book, Active Consciousness, bridges my interest in homeopathy with my interest in these more esoteric views.) My hope is that, at the very least, homeopathy will become more and more freely available, persecution will end, and it will become increasingly valued and known by those who seek true health. I believe that the inevitable coming collapse of allopathy may eventually contribute to this outcome.

One of my current hopes for homeopathy right now is that homeopaths act more respectfully toward one another (I think this is beginning to happen) and that they learn to take better care of their own health. That means, that homeopaths too must see a homeopath (not treat themselves!), listen to their homeopath’s advice, and find a way to make their practices more manageable and less stressful. If for no other reason, they must do this to ensure the future of homeopathy!

Amy Lansky was a NASA researcher in artificial intelligence when her life was transformed by the miraculous homeopathic cure of her son’s autism. In 2003, she published Impossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy, now one of the best-selling introductory books on homeopathy worldwide. Since then, Lansky has broadened her investigations to include ancient and modern teachings about consciousness, synchronicity, meditation, and our collective power to evolve and transform our world. The result is her second book, Active Consciousness:
Awakening the Power Within, published in 2011 .
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