This podcast is an excerpt from a Homeopathy lecture given by Dr. Robin Murphy, ND in India in 2004 at the Centre for Advanced Study in Homeopathy. Here he talks about three things he'd like have returned to modern Homeopathy.
So, three things I want to bring back to homeopathy, the humanness of it, which machines take away, okay? A symptom has a person behind it. I tell the joke, they say, “Sir, do you treat cancer?” I say, “Cancer?” I said, to this day, no cancer has ever walked into my office and you'd have to visualize a little tumor with little legs walking into my office. It’s an impossibility. We treat people with cancer, okay?
Now, another thing I want to bring back into homeopathy. You might be shocked what I say. It’s the vital force. I challenge any of you to name one book in Homeopathy on the vital force outside the Organon. 200 years and the homeopaths have closed the door on the vital force. You get an introductory lecture about the vital force and then it's never spoken of again. It's not spoken of when we take cases. It's not spoken of when we analyze cases. It's not spoken of when we study materia medica. It's just this mystical, mysterious energy that Hahnemann based his whole Organon, the whole system of medicine on. The vital force is the object of our art. We are here, we are treating the vital force. Then the vital force treats the body and the organs and the psychology and the mind. It's so strange to me what's being taught today. We're taught mental, emotional, physical. Show me in the Organon where Hahnemann says mental, emotional, physical. Nowhere! Mental, emotional, and physical are all dead. That's not who we are. Hahnemann has three other things in the Organon. He has spirit, vital energy, and vitality. That's inner homeopathy. You can't get more classical than Hahnemann. Okay? And we have failed. And I hope, of course I want to write books on this. I criticized Kent's Repertory, and one of my students said, “Well, why don't you write your own?” So, I watch how I criticize things now. So, five years of my life I had to meet that challenge, okay? I said this book is horrible, the structure is archaic, it has no use. They said, “Well, write your own.” I said, “oh, I guess I have to.” And the same thing with the vital force. How come we're not teaching it? You name one college that has a department of the vital force. It is the object of our art, okay? Paragraph 246 of Hahnemann. He says clearly that for any other reason the true healing artist will prescribe in this way to avoid aggravations of repeated doses and et cetera, et cetera. Now we have this, which, as you will see, in the next PowerPoint, we have this unbelievable blind fascination, admiration for modern science, as if it's some holy religion or something. Well, I'm going to show you the statistics of modern science and allopathic medicines, okay? And hopefully lessen our blind admiration for it. We want to prove homeopathy through allopathic type research. No, we want to have a new way of doing research, a new path, more humanistic research and that. So, we’ve got to bring the vital force back in. All the ancient systems of medicine, Ayurveda, Siddha, Chinese medicine, yoga, all these things, this is a primary thing with them, but we have the direct access with our remedies.
The third thing that I feel is lacking in homeopathy is hygiene and health. Hahnemann clearly says we must perceive the obstacles to the cure, and a true physician must perceive what preserves health, and we feel it's not part of homeopathy. Now, I felt the same way and for ten years, I taught this type of homeopathy, and then I had a dream one night, and I’ll just share quickly that dream, and we’ll get into the ways of prescribing. I'm walking down the beach and there's a big sign. All the medical beaches are this road. I said, oh, medical beaches. I'm going to go visit the medical beaches. There's a big old sign allopathic medicine. And down on the beach, there are all the different ways of doing allopathic medicine. Now, when you look out on the ocean, and there's all these people drowning from diseases and pain and suffering, and all the doctors are there with their tools and these tools are supposed to rescue the people. So basically, I go up and I asked the allopathic doctor, “Well, what are you offering these drowning people?” He says, “We can offer three things. We have three things to offer. We can cut them, we can burn them, or we can poison them.” That's perceiving reality. Cutting is called surgery, which I have the total respect for and surgery belongs to all systems and medicine. We can burn them, radiation treatment, and we can poison them. This is what the three tools that allopathic medicine offers all their patients. And you're guaranteed to get one of them or two of them or all three of them. Okay? And you can pay someone for the opportunity and the privilege. You can measure the picolitres of rads and radiation that's given to a patient, and you're paying someone your house, your home, your children's college education, everything you worked for, and you give it all to allopathic doctors for the privilege of standing an equivalent to one mile away from a nuclear blast. And we call this scientific modern medicine. Okay? People, I tell you, 100 years from now will look back at this as the dark ages of medicine. And we think we're in the enlightened stage of medicine. To think that we can lose our hair, emaciate, and poison, someone with radiation, and that this is for the good, because the tumor strung by one or two centimeters, the whole human being is gone. The goal was to shrink the tumor. And the expense of it. Okay?
So, all these concepts, just to show you how I think, I like to look through things and that, I'm from the streets. I was born in a poor community, around gangs, and drugs, half the people in my high school are dead or in prison right now. We learned to survive, to cut through all the bull and see what this person is trying to sell us. That's what allopathic medicine has to offer. And I'm not saying it's all bad, but like Oliver Wendell Holmes says in a beautiful quote that all homeopaths should promote, this quote, “If 90% of allopathy fell in the ocean, humanity would be the better for it.” Okay? And this whole next two days, we’re going to be talking about allopathy. Now there's a saying we have, an old wise saying that, you can curse the darkness or you can light a light. So, I hopefully, you know, I cursed it a little but the next couple days, I'm going to show you how to use their toxic, poisonous drugs as homeopathic remedies and get good results, ok, without prejudice. They have good drugs and side effects and all that, the toxicology reports prove it.