Author: Jan Scholten
Homeopathy and the Elements
Lanthanum is a new remedy.
The name is derived from the Greek word ‘lanthanein’, meaning: lying hidden. It was discovered in 1839. Its chemical symbol is La.
It is highly reactive and easily oxidises when exposed to the air. It is used in very expensive camera lenses because of its special refraction properties.
The lanthanides are used as: semiconductors, masers, lasers, superconductors, magnetic cooling elements, and heatproof and pliable alloys.
Stage 3 Gold series
Investigating Leadership Management
Discerning Comparing Organisation Structure
Hesitating Serious Heavy
Changeable Unstable King
Underestimating Power Dictatorial
Discouraged Dignified Haughty
Unofficial Uncommitted Alone Isolation
Confusion Failure Hurt
Ripe old age
Hesitating whether to take on the leadership.
Giving up the throne on the slightest opposition.
Doubt about their leadership qualities.
Trying to get inspiration.
Comparing power structures.
Discouraged by criticism.
Isolation through uncommitted leadership.
Discouraged through looking.
Picture of Lanthanum metallicum
Essence: hesitating whether to take on the leadership.
Hesitating whether to take on he leadership
The want to take on the leadership, to direct and organise other people. But they doubt whether they will be able to do it. They take on a small managerial position here and there to try out what it feels like, they volunteer as chairman of the local fishing club and similar sorts of posts. By trying out these different roles they get a taste of what leadership is all about, because they want to become familiar with the different power structures.
Giving up the throne on the slightest opposition
As soon as there is any form of opposition they immediately give up. The slightest criticism is enough to make them hand over the chairmanship. They tend to be very noncommittal about their leadership task. They like the challenge and they may shout about their greatness, but as soon as someone shouts a bit louder they run a mile.
Fears: heights, falling, murder, being murdered, death, suicide, heart disease, stroke, people, crowds, religion, devil, God.
Dreams: heights, falling.
Delusions: superior, alone; mania.
Irritability: < offended.
Mental: absent minded, confused, rigid, insane.
Professions: king, leader, director, manager, president, chairman, captain, mayor.
bishop, top sportsman or woman.
Causes: disasters, hurt, humiliation.
Type: male, dark hair, overweight.
Weather: cold; > open air; < gloomy; < dry.
Time: < night.
Desires: alcohol, drugs, bread, sweet, meat, cold water.
Aversion: meat, eating.
Food: < drugs, > eating, < fasting.
Menses: < menses, < pregnancy, < giving birth.
Sleep: sleeplessness (3).
Physical: < rest, < sitting, < lying, > walking, > motion, < dark, > pressure, > rubbing, < touch.
Weakness, nervousness and restlessness.
Pains: boring, contracting.
Sensations: swollen, blown up, heavy, full.
Glands: swollen, inflamed, indurated. Abscesses, necrosis.
Paralysis, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis. Epilepsy.
Headache. Face swollen. Trembling < anger.
Eye complaints: inflammations, visual disturbances, pterygium.
Heart complaints: high blood pressure, infarction, failure.
Pulse: too fast, too slow, fill, weak, irregular.
Congestion of blood. Cerebral haemorrhage.
Problems with testes and ovaries: inflammations, cancer, cryptorchism, sterility, amenorrhoea, metrorragia.
Affections of bones: necrosis, inflammation.
DD: Gold series, Stage 3, Calcium.
DD Barium: considers himself so small and powerless that he doesn’t even consider taking the lead, although he would secretly like to. Lanthanum is beginning to like being a leader. He is having a little taste of it now and then, although he withdraws into his shell as soon as things threaten to go wrong even slightly.