Author: Jan Scholten
Homeopathy and Minerals
Small, futile Sympathetic
Retarded Friends, acquaintances, neighbours
Language and learning
Curiosity and travel
Restlessness and fears
In Baryta phosphorica the feeling of being ridiculed is focused on the area of learning and communication. As a child they are very afraid of not being able to learn well. They only manage to do their schoolwork with difficulty and they feel very unsure about it. They may try to hide this, but they may also start to ask for help. They go to the teacher for every little question they can think of, asking all the time if they did it right. If all attempts to keep up fail, they prefer to leave school and stay at home.
The group analysis shows us another variation on the theme as well: the fear that people will laugh at them because of their brother or their friends. If they have a mentally retarded brother or sister, for instance, they will soon notice that the outside world reacts to this in a negative way. People might laugh at his brother who won’t be able to defend himself. This makes them extremely sensitive to such mocking and disrespectful behaviour. They will try very hard to include their brother in their group of friends. If the situation gets worse and they notice that they are being ridiculed themselves for having such a brother, they will start to hide this fact. They might even start to avoid meeting other people, in case they discover this fact.
Yet another variation on the theme can be that they are very sensitive to any contact where someone is the victim of ridicule. They can’t tolerate any bossy or contemptuous behaviour, either towards themselves or to their friends. They simply cannot cope with it. If other people express themselves forcefully they are completely dumbfounded. They will not be able to utter a word in reply. They feel that contact between people should be soft and gentle. Because they are so sympathetic they can’t bear it if they see others being belittled or laughed at. They always support the underdog. They will try to include the victim in the group again. This sort of behaviour will attract friends who are 'social underdogs'. They will often make friendships with mentally or physically handicapped people.
Idea that they are insignificant and small in the area of learning or communication.
They feel very inferior in their contact with other people. They let themselves be bullied, because they don’t know how to answer back. People just walk over them. This is their weak point. They can’t bear it when people are hard and matter-of-fact with each other, instead of soft and gentle. They are very sympathetic themselves. They have a special soft spot for the 'black sheep', the underdog, the person who gets excluded by society.
They know very well themselves how it feels to be excluded. They may have experienced a similar situation with a friend or a brother who is physically or mentally handicapped. They feel the pain of their friend or brother when people laugh at them. Because of their sympathetic attitude, taking up the defence of the underdog, they will gather friends around them who are retarded or in one way or another excluded from society.
They often have learning difficulties themselves. They feel that they do everything wrong at school. They feel insecure and helpless and may ask the teacher for support with every little trifle. Or they may feel so stupid that they don’t want to go to school at all.
Location: right sided.
Temperature: cold, < cold, < damp.
Desire: sweet. Thirst (2).
Pressing pains. Weakness. Emaciation. Haemorrhages.
Dementia. Idiocy. Retarded development. Dwarfishness.
Swollen glands and cancer of the glands.
Tonsils swollen and inflamed.