Author: Jan Scholten
Homeopathy and the Elements
Boron has until now only been known in the form of Natrium boratum (NaBO3) or Borax. We also know a little bit about Boric acid, (HBO3), but nothing is known about its homoeopathic properties in metallic form. It now appears that some of the key symptoms of Borax, namely the sensitivity to noise and the aggravation from downward motion, are in fact properties of the metal itself.
The name Boron is derived from Borax, the mineral that contains Boron in large quantities. Boron is a component of the gem stone tourmaline.
Boron looks more like carbon than like aluminium. Boron is the only element that can bond with another element into a structure of twenty equal-size planes, for instance in B12 H12. This structure of 20 planes is linked to the 5 equal-side plane structures and Boron is the 5th element in the periodic table. Like Carbon and Silicium it has a tendency to form long chains.
When Boron is mixed with steel it increases the tensile strength of the steel. Boroncarbide, BC, is very hard (9.9). Borax was often used in soap and water softeners.
In agriculture it is used in fertilisers and pesticides. Boron deficiency will cause hardening and dry rot in vegetables such as beetroot, and pitting in fruit such as apples.
Stages 3-9 Carbon series
Investigating Exploring Individual Person I
Comparing Discerning Value Meaning Self-worth
Trying Ethics: Good and Bad
Hesitating Body Life Lust
Changeable Unstable Possessions
Discouraged I weakness
Unofficial Non committal Magic Myths
Confused about self.
A person who is easily discouraged.
Doubting the Self: sympathetic.
Confused about self-worth.
Indecisive about personal issues.
Doubts about life; jumpy and fearful.
Hesitating over what they will take.
A person who doesn’t commit himself: falling.
Confusion about identity: no sense of self yet.
Confusion about identities: multiple personality.
I don’t commit myself.
Not quite a fully developed personality.
Picture of Boron
Essence: Confusion and doubt about identity.
Confusion about who they are
They feel that they don’t know who they are. They know by now that there is a Self somewhere, but they don’t know which part it really is. Is it this part of themselves or that part ? Have they seen it at all yet? Are they seeing everything in its proper perspective? They keep comparing everything in order to find out what is good and what is bad inside themselves. They have to find out whether they are a good or a bad person, but they can’t do this until they know which part is their real Self.
They don’t know themselves and hence they don’t know what they really want. They often don’t even know what they are thinking. Sometimes it feels as if their thoughts are outside themselves. This makes them confused and irritable.
They may project the confusion about themselves on to other people with questions like: ‘Who are you really?’ This shows that they know that people do have a personality, but they don’t know where the real person is inside that personality.
A person who is easily discouraged
They are unsure about what they should be doing and when something goes wrong they immediately feel discouraged. They tend to be rather nervous and they think their own wishes are not important. This tendency is not as strong as in Beryllium but it is still there. Their self doubt makes them rather unstable too. Emotions are difficult to handle and even more difficult to put into words.
Doubt about the Self: sympathetic
Because they have so many doubts about who they are it is relatively easy for them to imagine how things feel for another person. They can sympathise with the self doubts of this other person. They know only too well what this internal struggle feels like and they suffer with them. They suffer with the pain of drug addicts, animals, the whole world. They may find it very difficult to take what they deserve because they feel the needs of others so acutely. So they may appear very soft, like an angel.
Confused about self-worth
Their doubt about their self-worth makes them want to stay in the background. They doubt whether they are allowed to stand up for themselves and they dare not say ‘no’.
Doubt about values
They are not sure about the conclusions they have reached about the meaning of life. They definitely have their own ideas, but because they doubt the validity of these they tend to push them aside when someone else has a different idea. They prefer to avoid confrontation. So they would rather avoid places such as school for instance, where others might try to impose different values and ideas.
Doubt about life: jumpy and fearful
They feel that the world itself is not reliable enough for them to put their trust in it. So they tend to be rather jumpy, a strong keynote of Boron. They are extremely sensitive to noise, to sudden loud noises like motorbikes, planes, fireworks. This makes them beside themselves (literally) with fear. Especially the sound of a plane flying overhead may make them fear it’ll crash down on top of them any moment. But soft noises such as someone eating an apple in their vicinity may make them very irritable too.
A person who doesn’t commit himself: falling
They are not standing on firm ground, there is no solid base. This is because they are so non-committal in their own values, as if they’ll never know who they really are. This makes them feel as if they’ll fall any minute, that they have no grip on themselves. This is the second keynote: aggravation from downward motion. Children don’t dare to walk downstairs. They hate to be in a lift going down. Babies start crying when they are being put into their cot. Toddlers are afraid to climb down from a chair. Other more subtle forms of the same phenomenon are travel sickness or sea sickness, or aggravations when they are at the fair, on the roundabout or the roller coaster.
The hero preparing himself
This is the phase where the hero has decided that he will take on the challenge, only... he needs time to prepare himself. He looks around for outside help to assist him in his task. In our myths this help often comes in the form of magic potions or magic wands. These are in fact parts of their own personality that are personified in the form of outside helpers.
A confused child
They are childish and dependent and this is how they feel too. It is as if they can’t quite grasp how things work, it all looks a bit hazy to them. They are often absent minded and hazy themselves.
They are late in their development, late learning to talk, walk and coordinate their movements. They are sexually underdeveloped too, both physically and mentally. Sometimes women have an aversion to breast feeding.
Confusion of identity: multiple personalities
The most extreme form of Boron is the state of having multiple personalities. They are so confused that they never stop thinking about all the different parts of themselves. Eventually every individual part will assume its own identity. In particular the so-called bad part, their shadow side, will start to lead a life of its own.
Fear: vague (2!), unknown (!), life, strangers, future, travelling, flying, crowds, streets, failure, disease, operations, cancer, death, sounds, noise (!), lifts, planes, fairs, roundabouts, slides, roller coaster, seesaw, going down stairs, infections, contagion, going down (3!).
Delusions: voices that tell them who they are and what they should do.
Mood: timid, unsure, nervous, restless, indecisive, -> support, listless, meaningless, gloomy, suicidal.
Mental: obsessive, confused, slow, dissociated, orientation problems, lack of concentration, forgetful, dementia, psychosis << stress, delirium.
Religion: magic, obsessive.
Causes: neglect, abuse, incest, parents absent, addicted or weak, loss of parents and protectors.
Weather: < cold, < damp, < thunder.
Perspiration: head < crying?
Time: < 8 am.
Desires: apples (2), pears, potatoes, sweet, cheese, bread.
Aversion: lettuce, fruit, meat, vegetables.
Food: < fruit, pears, bananas, wine, coffee, sour, salt, coffee.
menses: frequent, profuse, with stomach and back pains.
Sleep: long; talking during sleep, after sleep.
Physical: < sounds (3!), sudden, loud, irritating like somebody chewing apples, planes, motor bikes, trains, fireworks; < downward motion, going down stairs, lift, slide, seesaw, fats, roundabouts, roller coaster; stools and urination, > crying.
Retarded development, late walking, late talking, late being potty trained; sexually immature.
Taste and smell of fungus.
Dizziness with feeling of falling backwards or sliding down, as if in a lift.
Conjunctivitis; inverted eyelids (2!).
Ear infections. Cods, watery, sometimes green discharge. Face pale, tip of nose red.
Infections in mouth, aphthae, thrush. Salivation <.
Fissured tongue, red and bleeding. Fungus taste.
Bronchitis, cough hard, stitching in chest. Lungs feel as if pressed in.
Inflammations of the stomach (2), acidity, nausea on exertion, vomiting. Liver. Car sickness.
Diarrhoea, stools soft with mucus. Constipation.
Low oestrogen and testosterone levels. Sterility. Clitoris painful and swollen, eczema. Atrophy of testes.
Leucorrhoea white, sticky and stringy, like egg-white. Inflammation of breasts, pain on the opposite side from the one the baby is suckling from. Late birth, child prefers the right breast.
Inflammations of bladder, spasms; urine contains blood and protein. Crying before urination.
Osteoporosis (3). Joint pains. Pain at tip of thumb, soles and ball of feet.
Cobweb sensation on skin. Eczema around mouth, on cheeks, fingers and toes, herpes on lips. Hair tangled. Nails drop off.
DD: Carbon series, Stage 3, Aluminiums, Asarum europeum.
DD plants containing Boron: Avocado, Brassica, Citrus, dates, Juglans regia, Lactuca sativa, Leguminosae, Malus, Medicago, Opium, Pyrus, Prunus, Rutaceae, Spinicia leracea, Vitis vinfera.
Complementary: Calcium’s, Vitamin D.
DD: Beryllium: wonders whether he can be a real person, doesn’t dare to stand up for himself and thinks he is only allowed to be somebody if he adapts.
Boron knows he is somebody, but he doesn’t know who. He doesn’t know which part of him is his real self.
DD: Alumina: is also very confused about his identity. The difference is that Alumina is more confused about his own identity in relation to other people’s. Did he do this thing or did another family member do it?
The confusion in Boron is even more fundamental: they don’t know who they are, which part of themselves is their real self. Sometimes they don’t even know whether they exist at all.
DD: Phosphorus: is sympathetic but not unsure of himself.