Author: Jan Scholten
Essence: holding on to an outdated form of art.
Withdrawing into the arts: curator
They are people who feel they know it all, especially as far as art is concerned. This is the only thing that they find worthwhile, and care should be taken that it gets well preserved. This feeling is often expressed in a desire to collect old artefacts, paintings, antiques etc. They make very good curators, who like to show the public how well things were done in the past, compared to the inferior type of art that is being produced nowadays.
Nostalgia for the old arts
The hankering for everything that is old can also be expressed in a love for classical music. It is almost a sort of melancholy, a nostalgia for the beauty of the old days.
Withdrawing into the old ideas: dogmatic
They have seen it all and heard it all and they are not interested in the opinions of others, as there is nothing new to add to what they know already.
This is probably quite true because their perfectionistic mentality has made them an expert in their field! But it makes them a bit dogmatic and stubborn, never giving others a chance to have their say.
Lagging behind in science
It is a waste of time to try and convince them of the value of the new ideas in their field. They do everything they can to keep these developments at bay, saying they have no use for such newfangled ideas.
Lack of faith in inspiration
Their lack of faith in anything that is new goes hand in hand with the lack of faith in their own possibilities. They don’t believe they will be able to produce anything new anymore. Every possibility has been tried and exhausted and there is nothing left to create that is worthwhile. It is the lack of faith in the future of their own creative career that makes them want to hold on to the old with such tenacity.
They can no longer admire other people’s work, because they have seen it all before. Perhaps very occasionally an old piece of art will come to light that will temporarily rekindle their enthusiasm, but on the whole they have lost interest. ‘There is nothing new under the sun’. Modern art is something that leaves them cold.
Withdrawing when their talents is being criticised
They withdraw into their ivory tower. Nobody understands nowadays what art is all about, so why should they bother to try and explain it. Those who are really interested will probably know where to find them and for the rest they will be happier to pass the time undisturbed by stupid people.
Failure through dogmatic ideas
They are involved in forms of art that are really outdated and that don’t mean much to other people. They try to keep the production going, and they get quite upset when other people, or the government, try to restrict their activities or cut their grant. How dare these ignorant people who don’t know what real art is all about try to take their livelihood away from them! They stare in disbelief at the crazy new artists who manage to convince the public of their wonderful new ideas and manage to get the backing of new sponsors.
It hurts them to see the classical arts go to ruin.
The sportsman who is past the top
The career of the sportsman is in decline. At the big events he gets no higher than 4th or 5th place if he is lucky. He still holds the hope of a win at one of the smaller tournaments, but that is about all he can manage now.
Fears: heights, narrow spaces, shows, performances, speeches.
Dreams: heights, falling, travelling in a foreign country; lost in mountains or woods; pursued by mad bulls; falling in love; failed coition, lascivious, strait-jacket, futile efforts to escape, futile efforts to run.
Irritability: < humiliation; contradictory.
Mood: dry, serious, haughty, excited, restless, indifferent, sentimental, gloomy, crying.
Mental: dull, absent minded, lack of concentration, exhausted, numbed.
Work: <-, <.
Professions: artist, painter, writer, singer, musician, teacher, scientist, doctor, priest, vicar, bishop, shaman, governor, secretary, representative, advertising agent, public relations officer, top sports man, - woman.
Causes: disasters, humiliation, hurt.
Weather: < heat, > cold bath, < inside, > outside; < cold, cold hands and feet.
Perspiration: on hands and feet.
Time: < 1 pm.
Food: < bread, tea; > eating.
Physical: < lying on left side, > lying on stomach or back; -> deep breathing, > continued movement; < coition.
Weakness. Bruised pains, itching.
Headache in forehead, temples and vertex.
Headache with nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, sleeplessness and tiredness: < constipation, > stools, > vomiting, > dry weather, > sleep, < chewing, > jerking, > eating, < fasting, < stooping. From forehead radiating to the temples. With vertigo and fainting, < sitting. Sensation as if the top of the head will fly off. Red face.
Eye complaints: inflammations, visual disturbances, pain; sees yellow colours in front of eyes.
Colds with thin, watery, yellow-greenish mucus.
Voice problems: hoarseness, loss of voice, stammering. Sore throat, stitching pains with tough mucus.
Lung complaints. Lung injuries (Dreisbach), fibrosis.
Abdominal pains around liver and navel, < sneezing and laughing. Constipation !!.
Problems of genitalia, testes, ovaries. Pain in testes and spermatic cord; nightly seminal emissions causing weakness.
urine smell bad. Trembling during stools.
Pain in left scapula with stiffness, radiating to neck and shoulders, and on through the arm and elbow.
DD: Silver series, Stage 13, Lycopodium, Natriums.