Author: Jan Scholten
Essence: bankrupt of the ruling powers.
Loss of power
They are losing and really have to say farewell to power. They have to end their career as a director, to abdicate as a king. It may be that their whole organi-sation has become superfluous. It may also be that their successors are throwing them out. They may even be robbed of all their medals and all their dignity.
Refusing to abdicate
Sometimes they won’t go without protest. They become dictatorial and fight the powers that are trying to take over. They are easily angered and feel offended by the slightest remarks. But it is no use, it is inevitable that they eventually have to surrender. The actual take over may be accompanied by bloodshed, murder or poisoning.
Power is poisonous, it corrupts
They may see that the takeover of power is inevitable so they set the thing in motion themselves. They have developed an aversion to power and all the corruption, arrogance and dictatorial tendencies that go with it.
Alone in isolation
The most well known feeling of Bismuth is the feeling of being alone. They feel alone as king and it is made worse by the fact that the reign is being taken away from them. The desire for human warmth and contact becomes even stronger. When they are little they want their mother to be near all the time. They will hold on to her hand all day if they get a chance. It is the situation of ‘My God, my God, why hast thou abandoned me’.
Preferring death rather than loss of honour
A typical them is probably ’harakiri’, the ritual suicide that is practised in Japan. The high powered person who hasn’t been able to live up to his responsibilities will at least retain his honour if he commits suicide. He stabs his sword into his stomach and pushes it up to his heart.
Fears: heights, falling, murder, death !!, suicide, heart disease, stroke, insanity, alone !!, people, crowds, religion, devil, God.
Dreams: heights, falling, erotic, lascivious, water reaching up to their lips.
Delusions: superior, alone, falling.
Irritability: obstinate < offended.
Mood: haughty, changeable, indecisive, restless, indifferent, hard, immoral, complaining, gloomy, suicidal.
Mental: dull, absent minded, confused, lack of concentration, rigid, insane.
Contacts: < alone !!, have to hold on to mothers hand !!, closed, reserved.
Professions: king, leader, director, manager, president, chairman, captain, mayor, bishop, top sportsman or woman.
Causes: disaster, hurt, humiliation, in vitro fertilisation.
Type: male, dark hair, overweight.
Weather: cold; > open air; < cloudy; < dry.
Time: < 11 pm, < night.
Desires: alcohol, drugs, bread, sweet, meat, cold water !!.
Aversion: raw meat, meat, eating.
Food: < drugs, cheese, > eating, < fasting.
Menses: absent, profuse, black; < menses, < pregnancy, < birth.
Sleep: sleeplessness !!, crying, grinding teeth.
Physical: < rest, < sitting, < lying, > walking, > motion, < dark, > pressure, > rubbing, < touch.
Weakness, nervousness and restlessness.
Pains: boring, contracting.
Sensations: swollen, blown up, heavy, full.
Glands, swollen, inflamed, indurated. Necrosis, abscesses.
Paralysis: Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis.
Epilepsy, clonic, tonic, tetanic. No feeling. Encephalopathy, Creutzfeldt-Jacob, dementia, myoclonus.
Headache. Face swollen. Trembling < anger.
Eye complaints: inflammations, visula disturbances.
Heart complaints: high blood pressure, infarction, failure, pain.
Congestion of blood. Cerebral haemorrhage; anaemia.
Pulse: too fast, too slow, full, weak, irregular.
Stomach complaints: cramp, burning pain; vomiting << immediately after drinking!, cancer. Infection with Helicobacter bacteria.
Abdominal pains with diarrhoea. piles.
Problems with testes and ovaries: inflammations, cancer, cryptorchism, sterility, amenorrhoea, metrorragia.
Affections of bones: necrosis, inflammation.
Molluscs. Peeling skin in palms of hands. Eczema, small red spots.
DD: Gold series, Stage 15.
DD Plumbum: still has some power, even if it is only a formal power. Bismuth is really losing all power, can’t even keep the pretence up any more.