Psyche and Substance: Essays on Homeopathy in the Light of Jungian Psychology by EDWARD C. WHITMONT, MD
Written by the former chairman on the N.Y. Jungian Training Center and a homeopath with over 50 years of clinical practice, this book sysnthesizes homeopathy, Jungian psychology, alchemy, and new physics. Dr. Whitmont describes about a dozen key medicines and their archetypal personalities.
FROM THE BACKCOVER:
“The mind is an epiphenomenon of the body, and the body is an epiphenomenon of the mind. We operate as body-minds. The body is the visibility of the soul, and the soul is the life of the body. You cannot deal with everything by sheer will power or mental approaches. We are embodied in a physical cosmos, and we have our bill to pay to physical existence. And that includes our relationship to the physical aspect of the earth; it means to plants, stones, and animals.”
-Edward C. Whitmont, MD
“Drawing upon the works of Paracelsus, Goethe, Planck, and Jung, these essays by Edward Whitmont spanning the past 25 years indicate a profound grasp of the issues fundamental to the current transitional period of modern medicine. Through the essays is an emphasis upon the dynamic interplay between allopathy and homeopathy, psyche and soma, inner and outer ecology which are resolved in the wisdom of the eternal tao. Above all else, Whitmont’s life-affirming philosophy places these archetypal patterns in a historic context extending from medieval alchemists to molecular biologists and restores a sense of balance to the dynamic which is life itself.”
-Kenneth R. Pelletier, Ph.D., Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Langley Porter Neuropsychiatric Institute, University of California, San Francisco.
“Every page of this book questions our basic assumptions as to the nature of mind and matter, and challenges us to take a fresh look at old, familiar concepts. No serious student of homeopathy can afford to neglect thoughtful study of these writings.”
-Maesimund Panos, M.D., former President, National Center for Homeopathy.
“As in his remarkable work The Symbolic Quest, Dr. Whitmont demonstrates his ability to penetrate through what is visible and tangible to grasp underlying truths by the symbolic method. This volume will be of value not only to those with a specific interest in homeopathy, but also to readers with a psychological orientation and to those simply interested in the connectedness of mind and nature.”
-R. James Yandell, M.D., Ph.D., C.G. Jung Institute, San Francisco