Author: Jan Scholten
Homeopathy and the Elements
Barium is available in many different combinations. But Barium metallicum is a new remedy which has not been potentised yet because of its high reactivity.
The name Barium is derived from the word ‘baros’, meaning heavy. It was discovered in 1809 and its chemical symbol is Ba.
It is a soft, silver coloured metal that oxidises quickly and that is a good conductor of electricity.
The ‘defencelessness’ of Barium is also expressed in its physical properties: it is used as a cathode in televisions because it gives off electrons very easily, it doesn’t offer any resistance so to speak. But this property causes it to oxidise very quickly. In order to protect the t.v. cathode from oxidisation they cover the inside of the tube with a very thin layer of Barium which will catch any small amount of oxygen that might accidentally go through in the tube. This covering layer is coloured white, but when the tube breaks and oxygen enters the system it will immediately turn black, the oxidisation process is extremely fast. And because there is no resistance, there is also no energy released in the process. This is in sharp contrast to the oxidisation of Magnesium where a flame is needed to get the process started and where a tremendously bright flash of light is consequently emitted.
The ease with which Barium lets go of its electrons also shows in its general character: the give whatever is being asked of them, they yield to anyone who happens to be passing by.
Barium nitrate is a substance that is used in fireworks to create a green colour.
Stage 2 Gold series
Observing Leadership Management
Appreciating Organisation Structure
Shy Uncertain Serious Heavy
Joining in King
Finding ones place Power Dictatorial
Adapting Yielding Dignified Haughty
Passively observing Alone Isolation
Covering up Failure Offence
Ripe old age
Criticised on their leadership.
A timid leader.
A passive leader: powerless.
A timid manager: small.
Yielding to criticism on his leadership.
Yielding so as not to lose the leadership.
Observed as being someone who has no power: imbecile.
Seeing others as more powerful.
Yielding to power: defenceless.
Powerless to be dignified: ridiculed.
Putting the leaders in their place: the Jester.
Excluded from power.
Picture of Barium metallicum
Essence: powerless in leadership.
A hidden leader: timid
They feel as if they have a lot of power and they think they should take the lead. But on the other hand they feel totally incapable of asserting themselves. They are so unsure of themselves that they dare not take on any task or exert any power. The merest glance from an observer is enough to make them feel criticised and they turn away quickly to avoid any further looks. Their power is completely hidden.
A powerless leader: small
They feel very small amongst the big leaders. They tend to give in at the slightest hint of criticism, hoping to hang on to the little bit of power they have got. But they don’t realise that giving in is in itself a token that they have handed over their power to someone else.
Yielding to power: defenceless
Having seen that other people are more powerful than they are they immediately surrender to this power. They are as defenceless as a little child. They are always yielding to their superiors. I could be compared to the strategy of a baby who evokes the compassion of his parents by his vulnerability.
Observed as a powerless figure: imbecile
In extreme cases they can feel so weak that they almost look retarded. They don’t even want to take responsibility for the simplest day of day activities.
Powerless to be dignified: ridiculed
The contrast between wanting to be powerful and dignified but feeling defenceless and passive is so extreme that it appears quite ridiculous to the casual onlooker. It is like a king who behaves like a baby. They are aware that they must appear ridiculous, that is why they are so sensitive to be laughed at. They feel that the strong people in this world are always laughing at them. This ends in a vicious circle where they shy away from power and at the same time feel excluded by power.
They tend to hide themselves to avoid being observed by others. Deep inside they know that they do possess power and dignity, but they don’t have the push to let it come out. To them being visible is tantamount to being powerful, and this is what they are unable to manifest. In childhood they will hide behind their mothers skirts or behind the furniture. In later life they tend to blush easily.
A good example of the situation described above is that of Claudius, emperor of Rome. He was lame and he had a stammer and thus became the object of ridicule in his family. He was able to observe what was going on, but he made no attempt to participate in the power games that were going on. His predecessor was Caligula, who was so suspicious that he killed almost his entire family. But in he eyes of Caligula Claudius did not pose the slightest threat to his power. When Caligula got murdered there was nobody to take his place except that ‘idiot’ Claudius. And so Claudius became emperor of Rome, whether he liked it or not. He had the particular talent to act so ridiculously that he slipped through the net of the usurper every time.
Fears: heights, falling, murder, being murdered, death, suicide, heart disease, stroke, insanity, people, crowds, religion, devil, God.
Dreams: heights, falling.
Delusions: superior, alone; mania.
Irritability: < offended.
Mental: absent minded, confused, rigid, insane.
Professions: king, leader, director, manager, president, chairman, captain, mayor, bishop, top sportsman or woman.
Type: male, dark hair, overweight.
Weather: cold; > open air; < gloomy; < dry.
Time: < night.
Desires: alcohol, drugs, bread, sweet, meat, cold water.
Aversion: meat, eating.
Food: eating, < fasting.
Menses: < menses, < pregnancy, < giving birth.
Sleep: sleeplessness (3).
Physical: < rest, < sitting, walking, > motion, pressure, > rubbing, < touch.
Weakness, nervousness and restlessness.
Pains: boring, contracting.
Sensations: swollen, blown up, heavy, full.
Glands: swollen, inflamed, indurated. Abscesses, necrosis.
Paralysis, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis. Epilepsy, tonic, clonic, tetanic.
Lack of feeling.
Headache. Face swollen. Trembling < anger.
Eye complaints: inflammations, visual disturbances.
Heart complaints: high blood pressure, infarction, failure.
Pulse: too fast, too slow, fill, weak, irregular.
Congestion of blood. Cerebral haemorrhage. Anaemia.
Problems with testes and ovaries: inflammations, cancer, cryptorchism, sterility, amenorrhoea, metrorragia.
Affections of bones: necrosis, inflammation.
DD: Gold series, Stage 2.
DD Caesium: Caesium simply follows his own impulses on how to be a leader. He doesn’t stop to think and he doesn’t make plans as to how he is going to use his power. Barium considers himself to be a leader but knows that other people think he is powerless and incapable.