Author: Jan Scholten
Homeopathy and the Elements
Bromium is a well known remedy.
The name comes from the Greek word ‘bromos’, which means ‘nasty smell’. it was discovered in 1826.
It is a brownish red, acrid and smoking fluid. Some methods of water purification, disinfection, bleaching and the production of tear gas make use of its corrosive properties. Silver bromide gets used in photographic processing. Other Bromium compounds are used to increase flame resistance in artificial materials. Bromides also get used in engines to reduce knocking.
Bromium is widely used in chemical processes because it easily interchangeable between different compounds.
Stage 17 Iron series
Exit End Task Work Duty
Letting go Craft Use
Holding on Ability Perfection
Demanding Routine Order Rules
Climax Control Exams
Condemned Observed Criticised
Exiled Failure Guilt Crime
Escaping Pursued Tried
Work has come to an end.
Holding on to work: wringing hands.
Letting go of work: pension.
Condemned to work: forced labour.
Outsider with regard to work.
Letting go of duty: guilty.
Letting go of control: instincts, sex, adultery.
Letting go of control: psychotic.
Letting go of control: sleep, sleepless, sleepwalking.
Feeling condemned and persecuted.
Demanding because he is guilty anyway.
Escaping after failure.
Letting go of the village: fleeing.
Banned from the village: anti-social.
Picture of Bromium
Essence: work has come to an end.
Work has come to an end
They have to let go of their work. This can be various reasons why this is happening. Either they can’t carry on because of illness, or their age doesn’t allow them to go on any longer. Or they lose their job because they are sacked. They have difficulty coming to terms with the fact that they might never work again.
Letting go of work
A typical situation that often causes the onset of their problems is when they have reached the age of retirement. They would rather have carried on working and find it hard to sit at home and do nothing. They want to have something to do and when they can’t find anything their hands and fingers get restless, they’ll bite their nails, pick at the skin around the nails, wring their hands etc.
Condemned to work: forced labour
A variation on this theme is that they are not allowed to let go of work, i.e. they are condemned to work. The classical example of such a situation is that of forced labour in the old days.
Letting go of duty: guilt
They also feel that they are guilty because they aren’t doing their job. The theme of guilt finds its expression in words like ‘naughty’ or ‘wrong’. Children especially tend to use the word naughty a lot. It is as if they have been caught ‘red handed’, giving rise to compulsive fumbling movements with their hands.
Letting go of control: instincts, sex, adultery
These people have very strong passions, it is as if they have let go of control over their instincts. They are intense and passionate in everything they undertake. They may be very sexual, or very emotional, or aggressive or selfish. This passion however can create problems. They know how strongly they are being led by their instincts and they fear that they will harm other people because of it. This in turn makes them feel guilty again.
Feeling condemned and persecuted
They feel disapproved of, condemned and persecuted. They can’t bear being looked at. This is expressed in ‘delusion someone is looking over his shoulder’. They feel that whatever they try, they will always be found guilty. And if they are guilty anyway, they might as well become, or remain, a criminal. They can get very aggressive and take whatever they think they might need. After all, others have taken everything away from them, so why not?
Escaping after failure
They are inclined to want to escape. They think that they are being persecuted, either by people or by ghosts. So they escape, preferably to the sea, far away from their village where everyone knows what they have done wrong.
Letting go of control: psychotic
In the most extreme case they could get psychotic. They have lost all control, mainly because they feel so terribly guilty They sit silently, staring into space or wringing their hands and fiddling with their fingers or nails. Their guilt is often related to religion. They may have delusions that God wants to punish them, that they are guilty because they have been masturbating etc.
Fears: failure, criticism, opposition, anticipation, alone, stroke, dark, ghosts, water.
Dreams: unsuccessful efforts, paralysis, anger, death, heights, fights, dead people, funeral, travel.
Delusions: someone looking over their shoulder, pursued, fasting, going insane, travelling, ghosts, things jumping up and down on the floor in front of them.
Irritability: quarrelsome, angry, shouting.
Mental: deja vu, confused, forgetful, imbecile.
Mood: sensitive, dynamic, gloomy, indifferent.
Type: blue eyed, blond; overweight, pale, grey.
Weather: warm, > fresh air, > sea (3), < draught.
Time: < summer.
Aversion: milk, onion.
Food: eating, cold.
Menses: pain before menses.
Sleep: sleeplessness, somnambulism.
Physical: violent motion.
Acrid and watery discharges.
Chorea and epilepsy.
Cancer. Swollen glands, hard, painless or painful.
fever without sweat.
Colds with watery, acrid discharge, hoarseness. Air feels cold, Mumps.
Thyroid enlarged, hypo- or hyperthyroidism.
Allergic asthma with flapping of alae nasi, constriction in throat pit. Whooping cough.
Palpitations. Anaemia (3).
Stomach complaints. Diabetes.
Swelling, inflammation and cancer of testes and ovaries.
Skin: acne, cobweb sensation on face.
Dirty wounds with green, foul smelling discharge.
DD: Iron series, Stage 17, Badagia, Chocolate, Hepar sulphuricum, Lyssinum, Medorrhinum, Spongia, Stramonium, Tuberculinum.
DD Selenium: is still reminiscing about his work, enjoys fantasising about how it used to be. They still have a role in society, even if it is a minor one. Bromium has to escape, he has been banned from society because he is guilty, his work proved to be of a criminal nature.