The title of this book Gentle Medicine – The Healing Art in the Age of Aquarius may sound a bit over the top at first and I willingly admit that. The healing art of an entire age! That’s at least 2,160 years! But let’s leave that for the time being. In any case, you should read and study the entirety of this book keeping this in mind and only then form your own opinion. Maybe you’ll arrive at a similar result and decide that the subtitle doesn’t sound so outlandish anymore. Or maybe not.
In my opinion, this title is in no way over-the-top; rather, it corresponds to the reality and experiences of a seasoned practitioner. I will go even one step further, claiming that the medicine presented in this book is so in tune with nature and its laws that it can hardly be surpassed or replaced by another. However, I’m not in a position to judge whether this is really the case. This will have to be done by future generations of medi-cal historians when there are enough therapists practicing and implementing this gentle art of healing, i.e. when enough comprehensive practical experience has been gained in this area.
This book is based on the practice of homeopathy, a practice that is primarily dedicated to the eradication of chronic conditions, and is intended for those who are interested in the basic correlations of health, disease, and treatment. It is designed to be easy to un-derstand and written with captivating clarity. It is targeted both to young parents and to older generations, as well as medical laypersons, people with medical education, and practitioners. Everybody should read it once because it affects all of us, more than some people are inclined to believe! It is essentially about the common thread that permeates everything as mainly verified by a variety of chronic diseases in our day and age and the wealth of relevant, sometimes very detailed case studies from the practice of homeopa-thy. So I won’t be presenting any theses and hypotheses nor evangelizing any articles of faith. Rather, this book is about natural laws and their application for the benefit of the individual, for the benefit of everyone. This book is about things that we really should have been aware of from an early age or which should have already been taught in school.
If we are able to live healthily again, with health having a certain claim to being abso-lute, and live in harmony with nature, we will have a great opportunity to stay healthy for generations to come as well as to grow and mature spiritually. This also includes a clear expansion of our consciousness, which is especially to be expected as we enter the Age of Aquarius. We are thereby making a significant contribution to the survival of all humankind. Over the years, we will change our planet positively for the long term and learn to love, protect, and eventually make the blue planet entrusted to us habitable again. That means living “in harmony with nature,” as my two-volume standard work Classical Homeopathy for the Young Family already made clear. It’s no longer just about the single individual on this planet: it’s about all of humanity now… It’s about physical and mental freedom and claiming our voices and power! And medicine is the central theme of all of it. “Mens sana in corpore sano”: “a sound mind lives in a sound body” or “a sensible mind in a healthy body” (Juvenal, Roman poet).
Inspired by Helmut Pilhar from the internet, I would like to finally make the following, well-intentioned personal invitation: “Study Gentle Medicine and the topics of health and disease as long as you are still reasonably healthy! Once you become chronically ill, you will no longer have the time because you’ll be panicking and already caught in a vi-cious circle. A drowning person can hardly be taught how to swim.”
In this spirit, I would like to quote the Roman poet Horace who said “sapere aude” (dare to know). Ludwig Marcuse (1894-1971) translated this demand to use your own brain as follows: “Have the courage to use your eyes and ears, your mind, your reason, your thinking, and all your other capabilities and experiences.” This is what Samuel Hahnemann meant when he added “aude sapere” to the second edition of the so-called bible of homeopathy Organon of the Healing Art (1819), the main work to detail the laws of homeopathy and the resulting approach to treatment. “Dare to be wise” or “dare to know” or, “as Hahnemann briefly and aptly translated it into German: ‘Have the heart to have insight.’” (Dr. Richard Haehl in his preface to the sixth edition of the Organon, 1921). I hope you enjoy reading this book and putting what you learn into practice.