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Causticum Mystery

Publié : 19 déc. 2013, 22:20
par vbouan
Cher Ayfon, merci pour votre présence aujourd'hui parmi nous.
Vous avez posez pendant, le cours du Dr Laborier, une question sur Causticum.
Bien que mon esprit non scientifique ne puisse aborder cette question, je me permets de copier ici, ce que Franz Vermeulen écrit dans PRISMA à propos de Causticum: je pense qu'il pose la même question, n'est-ce pas ?

Ceci est en anglais et je demande à tous pardon pour ce long post en anglais.

Excerpt from PRISMA - Franz Vermeulen

Tinctura acris. Caustic substance.


....(fin du paragraphe)....In 1989 Grimm, who, like Leeser, claimes to have followed the exact procedure originally employed and documented by Hahnemann, undertook a new attempt. His anlysis revealed that Causticum contains, "beyond doubt", potassium ions. Analysis of the speciens of Causticum mother tincture produced by three German homeopathic manufacturers revealed that all of them contained ammoniq, but no potassium. Grimm concludes taht the results raise much doubt about the reliability of producing homeopathic remedies at industrial scale. 5***

MYSTERY : "I have not found as yet a satisfactory answer to why Hahnemann went to so much touble to make this remedy. What were his intentions ? If the goal was to make potassium hydroxide this method is not very efficient and apparently unnecessary....Andreas Grimm, who reproduced the orgininal method exactly, speculates that Hahnemann was trying to isolate and distil the "caustic principle"i.e. the OH- ion which is, unknown to him, and a fruitless task using this crude method. Perhaps we will never know the truth but the combination of so many alchemical elements seriously leans towards an experiment with another dimension. The use of the great transfroming fire, the meeting of the two principles masculine [acid] amd feminine [base] in equal measure, the hermetically sealed unit and the final distillation in the alembic are all well known alchemical processes. ...According to the formulas the thickish mixture in the flask contains only three components: potassium hydroxide, calcium sulphate and water. There are actually no volatile gases or products which would pass over during distillation except water. Potassium hydroxide dissolves in water but remains behind as the water boils off. Calcium sulphate is insoluble and remains behind as weak solution. Grimm also suggests that bumping may also occur, which is common with alklaa white hard mass. So how is the final product alkaline at all? For many years it was thought that the alkalinity was due to ammonia which is created when elemental calcium metal reacts with nitrogen, and the resulting calcium nitride reacts with water to form ammonia gas. This gas then forms ammonium hydroxide, sometimes called ammonium causticum, when it contacts water. ....however reactive elemental calcium metal is not present in our process and calcium oxide, which is, does not form this liaison with nitrogen and thus ammonia is not formed. It is possible for ammonia to be formed if potassium hydroxide comes into contact with the protein of the pigs bladder but this is very remote. So how is the potassium hydroxide present in Causticum? Grimm gives, what I believe, is the most likely explanation. At 350-400degreesC,temperatures, created by the charcoal fire, potassium hydroxide sublimates without decomposing. Sublimation means that the solid vaporises into the condenser and is carried over into the receiving vessel by water vapour thus resulting in a weak solution.Grimm also suggests that bumping may also occur, which is common with alkalis, creating a spitting effect up the tube. Thus Causticum is a weak solution of potassium hydroxide by these effects. ... However there is also another subtle dimension which must also be remembered. the starting point was an impure marble which could have had trace elements of many different elements. Ornamental marble gains its colour from the presence of impurities such as iron creating red, chlorites the greens and graphites the blues. Quartz [silica] is also found as an impurity in marble, so there are still many possible trace elements which are unknownand may be present. ...Putting the three elements together - [potassium, oxygen, hydrogen] - shows the true polychrest nature of Causticum. Kali bringing the will which is linked to the syphilitic miasm and the search for truth; Oxygen brings the emotional element linked to the sycotic miasm and the search for love; Hydrogen represents the mental element linked to the psoric miasm and the serach for wisdom"". 6***
5*** Grimm, Causticum: Atzstoff oder Phantasieprodukt? Zaeitschrift fur Klass. Hom, 1989 Heft 2
6*** Morgan, The Mystery of Causticum. The Homeopath, Spring 1998

Vous connaissez surement tout cela, car le titre ""Mystery"" montre bien que personne n'a encore trouvé la réponse !

Re: Causticum Mystery

Publié : 27 déc. 2013, 21:05
par Afyon
Très cher Vbouan,
Je suis heureux de voir un jeune reprendre ce "Mystère de Causticum".
Je n'ai pas décortiqué l'aspect chimique de l'exposé en anglais qui nécessite une connaissance scientifique qui m'est un peu lointaine, à mon âge.
Par contre, le côté de recherche alchimique est passionnant.
Le fond, Kali, sur miasme syphilitique et sa recherche de Vérité.
L'élément Oxygène, émotionnel et sycotique, à la recherche d'Amour.
Enfin, l'élément Hydrogène, aspect mental, à la recherche de la Sagesse.
Il y a d'ailleurs dans Causticum, un don à partager tous les misères d'autrui et une infinie Compassion.
Sans doute, Hahnemann a voulu nous donner un polychreste pour aider à guérir nos malades.
Connaitrons nous un jour toute la profondeur de ce Génie ?