Author: Britta Dau0308hnrich
Introductory remarks on mosses
Jan Scholten ́s new book „Wonderful Plants“ and a trituration proving in November 2013 with my colleague Christine Fordinal-Frey, gave me the idea to start trituration provings along the plant tree of Jan Scholten, beginning with the most simple plants to the most developed ones, to get a better understanding of Jan Scholten ́s new plant theory and also to make experiences with plants which have not been proved until now.
I decided to begin with the mosses, as with algae we have already this wonderful proving of Chara intermedia by Heidi Brand and Norbert Groeger, which gives already an idea of the algae.
Up to now there is only little knowledge about mosses. While I was
engaged in mosses, I realized that they are widely spread with more than 16000 species but are very easily „overlooked“, even in homeopathy.
During the proving the enormous will to survive in spite of unfortunate circumstances became clear.
When I started to take a personal interest in mosses by studying some literature about them, I noticed that nearly every article about mosses used to begin with phrases like 'they tend to be ignored', or 'actually, they do not deserve to be not seen like that'. Interestingly, several provers had the symptom to be ignored when proving Brachythecium rutabulum.
This is an attempt to start to understand mosses.
Mosses are the first embryophyta having developed from green algae 400 to 450 million years ago.
This originality can become visible when analysing macro-photographical shots of mosses, as if the viewer is approached from an ancient world inhabited by elves and dwarfs.
When proving Brachythecium rutabulum, one big issue was the change of sense of time (time appeared to be too long or too short), what could be an indication of preconscious conditions.
Childlike innocence was another big issue, the provers seemed to be located in a condition of a one- to three-year-old child, many child songs appeared to be heard during the proving, what could be an indication of mosses to be applied to early childlike conditions.
Limited/restricted states of mind were prominent during triturating Brachythecium rutabulum (for instance C1: dumb, dull, silly) which means that mosses could be helpful with mental illnesses/disabilities.
When proving Polytrichastrum formosum, traumatic experiences (rape, hold ups) and drifting off into a fairy tale world were prominent, which could be an indication of mosses could be linked to a dissociative condition after traumatic experiences.
Mosses can populate extreme habitats, they are pioneering plants when it comes to growing habitats like loamy soil, rocky grounds, or burnt soil.
As a result of provings, issues like indestructible, fighting to the very end, simple, unbeatable.
The smell of Brachythecium rutabulum reminds of the smell of the sea, it seems as if a bridge between sea and land has been built by mosses.
Maybe an analogy can be made such as mosses to symbolise the first step out of the unconscious (sea) onto the conscious (land), thus representing preconscious states of mind.
Normally, mosses need a lot of moisture and shade, and can store a lot of water (sense proving: 'There is still a lot of water, of flowing water').
Mosses cover a lot of land areas on our planet earth, and contribute an enormous portion of photosynthesis.
They serve the earth in a silent, unrecognised manner (C3 Brachythecium rutabulum: 'I am protecting the earth'). A participant said after the proving of Brachythecium rutabulum: 'From now on, I will not again recklessly trample on mosses in forests!'
There is, however, another aspect which seems to refuse to be seen (C3 Brachythecium rutabulum: 'you can keep on stirring another year, I will by no means divulge anything)
As in the proving of Brachythecium rutabulum as in the proving of Polytrichastrum there were moments where a secret did not want to be revealed. Very closed up, by no means to be opened.
It also seems to have something to do with a state of mind which normally is not accessible (C2 Polytrichastrum: somehow inaccessible, like another world which must not be entered).
But there were moments, too, when vulnerability and softness were revealed (Brachythecium rutabulum C3: please, do not hurt me; soft and open; Polytrichastrum: soft delicate child, delicate lady with long hair).
Maybe this shows that the very soft and delicate world of a child ( somehow aetheric world )is a big issue of the mosses, and that, if this world is hurt , the extreme closedness is a result of it.
Copyright Britta Dähnrich, Bochum