Author:
Jan Scholten
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Thallium

Essence: trying to hold on to the power that is being taken away from them.

Withdrawing to the old position of power
They try to hold on to their power at any cost. This means they have to hold on to the ways they rule their country, because they worked very well in the past. They are very meticulous and precise in their leadership. Being a perfectionist is the best way to rule a country according to their point of view.

Outdated organisations
They know that their organisation is a bit outdated and power is slipping away from them. Their methods are no longer relevant to the present situation, because time hasn’t stood still and new developments have taken place. They feel that their position of power is being eroded day by day.

Nostalgia to the old days of power
The feel nostalgic for the old days, when everything was going well and they were still at the centre of all decision making.

Falling back on old ideas and ways of leading: dogmatic
They are extremely stubborn and won’t believe that their advisers have the best intentions when they want to discuss some alternative ways of running the organisation. They are very suspicious because towards newcomers because before you know it they will have ousted you from your position of power. Or even worse, they suspect that their ministers are proposing some useless plans on purpose, to bring the country to ruin so they can take over. The only way to prevent this is to insist on strict enforcement of the old rules.

A suspicious leader
As said before, they are very suspicious and feel they can’t rust anyone. They are inclined to get rid of their opposition before they cause too much trouble. Getting rid of them in the most literal sense of the word in the form of killing them seems to be the best solution.

Withdrawing from power
Eventually they start to withdraw into themselves. They can no longer trust anyone so they have to make sure that noone can threaten them. The way to do this is to see to it that nothing can be changed and that all recent changes are reversed. Every newcomer is a potential enemy and needs to be put out of action.
They cannot delegate and, ironically, when they do delegate it is usually to the wrong person, someone whose intentions are not totally honest.

Disbelief in their own leadership qualities
They have lost faith in themselves. Whatever they have achieved in the past is now about to be taken away from them. And they can see no way of adapting to the new situation, they don’t think they are flexible enough to learn a new way of doing things. Their is no way they can deviate from the well trodden path, and they restrict themselves to a limited range of possible solutions. They usually don’t struggle against the opposition because they feel overwhelmed and can’t cope with the powerful force of innovation taking place.
Withdrawing when they are criticised on their leadership
Because everybody has turned into an enemy they are quite alone in their position of power. And this position is not going to last much longer. Their conservative attitude only hastens the take over bid. And thus it turns into a case of the self fulfilling prophesy. The enemies do arrive and they are ousted from their country. They don’t understand how it could have happened, how they could have been manipulated to such an extent that they are totally powerless. It is a very painful experience. The physical pains they may feel are equally unbearable. They are shooting, violent, unbearable pains which come and go suddenly. It can be so extreme that they scream with pain, it may drive them to commit suicide in the end.

Failure through dogmatic leadership
It is the dogmatic quality of the leadership that is the cause of their failure. They hang on to the old ideas out of sheer nostalgia and don’t take responsibility to keep up with the times. When they are finally abandoned and the whole business grinds to a halt they feel a complete failure as a leader.
A typical example of Thallium is Shakespeare’s King Lear. King Lear wants to hand over the reign of his kingdom to his daughters but he only trusts one of them. So he hands over his power to her, but she happens to be the only one out of the three who could not be trusted. So eventually the kingdom falls apart and although his court jester is always trying to make him see sense, King Lear thinks he is just a silly old fool.

Expressions
Fears: heights, falling, murder, being murdered, death, suicide, heart disease, stroke, insanity, people, crowds, religion, devil, God.
Dreams: heights, falling.
Delusions: superior, alone, rats, surrounded by enemies; mania.
Irritability: < offended.
Mood: haughty, persevering, over sensitive, restless, nervous, hysterical, excited, impatient, discontented, suspicious, complaining, gloomy, suicidal, crying.
Mental: absent minded, confused, lack of concentration, rigid, insane.
Religion: ->, <-, nostalgic, dogmatic.
Professions: king, leader, director, manager, president, chairman, captain, mayor, bishop, top sportsman or woman.
Causes: disaster, hurt, humiliation, accidents !!, beaten, robbed, attacked in their position of power.

Generals
Type: male, dark hair, overweight, thin, face drawn.
Locality: right.
Perspiration: < night, < sleep.
Weather: cold; > open air; < cloudy; < dry.
Time: < 1,3 am and 7 pm periodical, daily; suddenly.
Desires: alcohol, drugs, bread, sweet, meat, cold water.
Aversion: meat, eating.
Food: < drugs, > eating, < fasting.
Menses: absent, profuse, black; < menses, < pregnancy, < during and after giving birth.
Sleep: sleeplessness !!.
Physical: < rest, < sitting, < lying, > walking, > motion, < dark, > pressure, > rubbing, < touch, <<< accidents, < pressure, -> and < motion.

Complaints
Weakness, nervousness and restlessness.
Pains: violent, unbearable, shooting, electric, boring. Neuralgia, trigeminus neuralgia, Horton.
Sensations: swollen, blown up, heavy, full.
Paralysis: painful, atrophy, heightened reflexes; legs; Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis. Ataxia.
Epilepsy, clonic, tonic, tetanic. No feeling.
Cancer.
Numbness: numb and tingling.
Hypersensitivity: itching, tingling, formication.
Headache. Occiput.
Face swollen. Trembling < anger.
Eye complaints: inflammations, iritis, poor vision, blindness, retrobulbar neuritis. Near sighted.
Aphthae and salivation. Bitter taste. Toothache.
Hyperthyroidism, goitre.
Heart complaints: high blood pressure, infarction, failure, pain.
Congestion of blood. Cerebral haemorrhage; anaemia.
Pulse: too fast, too slow, full, weak, irregular.
Stomach pains, pains as if an iron rod is pushed through umbilicus.
Constipation. Diabetes.
Problems with testes and ovaries: inflammations, cancer, cryptorchism, sterility, amenorrhoea, metrorragia. Trypanosoma infections.
Kidney infection, urine containing blood or sugar. Enurisis.
Back pains, sciatica, radiating to inside of thighs and feet.
Neuralgia of face, arms and legs with urge to move, and < motion.
Affections of bones: necrosis, inflammation. Rheumatism, Lupus erthematodes.
White spots on nails, ribbed laterally.
Hairloss, particularly on the lateral side of eyebrows.
DD: Gold series, Stage 13.
DD Mercurius: feels he can hold on to his power if he does his best, even if he has to use some unconventional methods, i.e. liquidating his enemies. Thallium feels he cannot hold out any longer, he doesn’t believe he can mange total power anymore, so he decides to withdraw to a smaller territory.