A long time ago in South Africa, two of the cornerstone books in classical homeopathy literally fell off a small pharmacy’s shelf and into my hands. They were Samuel Hahnemann’s Organon of Medicine and James Tyler Kent’s Lectures on Homoeopathic Philosophy. Obscure to me at
the time, these two books however became the start of a remarkable global journey of discovery.
As the Roman poet Horace (65BC – 8BC) once famously said, aude sapere, so I too dared to know.
After a series of remarkable synchronicities, I went on to study the Hahnemannian principles of homeopathy with Misha Norland at the School of Homeopathy in Devon, England, and graduated in 1985. During these years of hard study I encountered many remarkable and renowned
teachers of homeopathy from around the world – but the most outstanding influence was George Vithoulkas and the unique perception of classical homeopathy that he first introduced to the international homeopathic community in the 1970s and 1980s. I remember many of our well-known contemporary homeopaths and homeopathy teachers at the time were deeply influenced by George Vithoulkas and enthusiastically flocked to either London, one of the European cities, or even far-off Alonissos in Greece to observe his exceptional and very effectual translation and practise of classical homeopathy. Later on, even Rajan Sankaran wrote: “I would like to stress that Vithoulkas is one of my most important initiators to homeopathy. I have had many other teachers, but in seeing his cases I witnessed very impressive imaginative skills and these cases inspired me and many others enormously” – European Journal of Classical Homeopathy Spring-Summer 1996, Vol II, No 5-6.
For nearly thirty years I’ve been practicing classical homeopathy around the world and, having seen remarkable achievements with this quantum form of medicine, am also promoting the practice of, and training in, classical homeopathy through social media, books and articles.
The ‘Homeopathy for …’ series of books () are easy-to-use practical guides for beginners, or newcomers to homeopathy for self-prescribing homeopathic remedies for the common symptoms of disease in otherwise healthy children or adults. However, although homeopathy is safe and non-toxic, these books do not discourage essential treatment for conditions or complications for which medical supervision should be sought.
For those who want to learn how to practise homeopathy really well, either as a medical specialisation or CPD, Professor George Vithoulkas’ E-Learning Program of Classical Homeopathy from the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy in Alonissos, Greece comes highly recommended. This is an excellent two-year academic course, further details of which you can either read here or here:
Literally thousands of medical professionals, including doctors, psychiatrists, pharmacists, and naturopaths, have learnt on-line through the
E-Learning Program or enjoy a week or more of experienced tuition on Alonissos in the Aegean.
The success rate of homeopathy is why generations of European royalty and celebrities, and even members of the medical profession, either see homeopaths or use homeopathy. In my experience, homeopathic remedies function best when they are prescribed according to the simple yet effective classical method.
So why not dare to know – aude sapere – and find out yourself about how to practice good homeopathy.
Ann Sorrell BA(Hons)1st,DSH, FARH