Author: Jan Scholten
622.54.12 Camphora officinalis
Names: Cinnamomum camphora.
English: Laurel Camphor, Gum Camphor.
Botany: China, Japan, East Asia.
In Camphora the theme of being alone in the world without protection is expressed as being alone, in the cold, freezing to death. It feels like a child left alone after birth in the cold. Or an astronaut freezing to death in space.
The first case is that of a baby left in the cold and almost died.
The case of Collins shows the absent parents, father not being the real one, no contact with daughter, family, no lasting relationships; she had the image of being alone in an icy cave.
The theme of isolation, being lost is strong.
Typical for Camphora is the coldness; it is the icy coldness of being in the empty space of the universe, like an astronaut gone astray.
Feels distance, cold, isolation, lonely, alienated left out in the cold, alone, alone in the great universe, the last of everything, the final and solitary fragment of the whole creation, a spirit of evil in a world forsaken of God; being dead.
Monomania, horrible visions, torturing thoughts, religion.
Nihilistic, negative, hopeless, endless damnation, feels cut-off, cold-hearted.
Cries for help, takes hold of others, does not want to be left alone.
Vulnerable, insecurity, sensitive.
Fear, rage, mania, aggression, insensibility and deep forgetfulness, desire to kill.
Mania, delirium; self-willed. alienation.
Dread of being pulled upward; thought he was higher than the houses and suffered at the thought of the disadvantages of his height; felt better by striking himself on the head.
Mentally weak; stimulates the intellectual centres.
Sad, crying, indescribable wretchedness.
Anxious and restless.
Quarrelsome, irritable, combative, disputing, contrary, rage; scratching, biting, spitting, scolding, tearing.
Hysteria, nervous, excitability, weeping and laughing alternately.
Mistakes, directions reversed, north seems south, east seems west.
Delusion: brain is balanced on a slight point, to be turned over at any moment.
Dreams: confused; ghastly, anxious, frightful, terrible, nightmare; ghosts, spectres; impressive; meditation; exhausting; stealing, theft; visionary.
Dreams: amorous, lewd, lascivious, voluptuous, + erections, + priapism, + ejaculations; jealousy.
Dreams: anxious; business, projects; projected occupations; busy; excelling in mental work.
Dream: death; dying.
Weather: coldness, icy; < cold air; sunstroke.
Physical: < injury; < covering; < slightest touch; < = narcotic drugs.
Energy: weakness, prostration; collapse.
Fever: congestive, severe, long lasting chill; pernicious, intermittent; measles; scarlatina.
Nervous: paralysis agitans; convulsions, in children; increasing paralysis; neuralgia.
Nose: pale, cold, blue, pointed, hippocratic; colds, chills.
Face: pale, blue lips livid.
Mouth: tongue cold, flabby, trembling.
Lungs: weak; pneumonia, pneumococcus; bronchitis; cold breath.
Heart: blood pressure high, low; failure; pulse fast, weak, externally small, scarcely perceptible.
Stomach: attacks of vomiting.
Rectum: typhoid diarrhoea; cholera in children, asiatica.
Genital: irritation of the sexual organs.
Male: nightly emissions; painful erections.
Female: milk suppressed.
Limbs: rheumatism, sprains; pain, > thinking of it; muscle jerking.
Skin: blue, cold.