Author: Jan Scholten
Homeopathy and the Elements
3.2.3 Magnesium silicatum
‘A brave image’
It has proved to be very useful for teenagers who try to keep up a brave front by playing the tough guy.
Uncertain relationships Image
Aggression Relations, family
Home At home
The aggressive, tough image.
The image of the pacifist.
Angry about separation.
Quarrels at home.
Quarrels with father.
Excluded from the family.
Pacifism and timidity.
Aggressive and sharp.
Picture of Magnesium silicatum
Essence: The image of the aggressive, tough boy.
The aggressive, tough boy
They like to present an image of being tough. They want to be a leader and impress people with their bravery. They love to show the world how aggressive and daring they are. So they do all sorts of dangerous things, like driving too fast, daring stunts on skateboards, taunting their teachers, stealing from shops. All with an air of; ’this is nothing, wait until you see the rest’. Their weak side remains carefully hidden; nobody is allowed to see this.
The image of the pacifist
Another variation is the image of the lover of peace. They like to be known as the peace maker. They can’t bear aggression, they can’t watch violence on TV for instance. They don’t want to know about their own aggressive side either. So they like to be known as a peace lover, but not somebody who is afraid of violence.
This kind of attitude may be formed in someone who is brought up in a family where nobody ever quarrelled,’ because it was not the done thing’.
Quarrels at home
The situation at home is often one of frequent quarrels between the parents or between the parents and the children. This atmosphere makes them feel very insecure, to the extent where they start worrying about everything that is being said, in case it results in another row, or even worse, in divorce. They get so upset and angry about all this that they will do anything to try and stop it. They often vent their anger on outsiders, especially outsiders who cause strife and unrest within the family.
Quarrels with the father
Sometimes the father is the person with whom they have a particular quarrel. This makes them feel uneasy because they feel as if they have lost their solid base in life.
Or they may have a very good relationship with their father, but they feel they have to show their tough side to the outside world, because nobody except their father is allowed to see their warmer and vulnerable side, as it wouldn’t be good for their image.
Aggressive and sharp
So we sometimes only see their aggressive side, together with their sharp tongue, as they notice every tiny detail and won’t fail to comment on it. They hate contradiction and are quite capable of teasing and taunting. They show off their bravery to the point of being arrogant.
Pacifism and timidity
The other side is the timid pacifist who wants to create a gentle atmosphere at home. They are easy going and friendly, refined and delicate, aristocratic and artistic.
Fears: aggression, criticism, abandoned, disease and death of loved ones, needles, injections, AIDS, death, poison, trifles, narrow spaces, not waking up from sleep, failure, exams.
Dreams: crystals, ice, mirrors, clairvoyant, cobwebs, needles, friends, school friends, family, falling, dead relatives, marriage, parties, exhausting, abandoned.
Mood: refined, delicate, aristocratic, artistic, obsessive, nail biting, suppressing emotions.
Mental: forgetful << exams, absorbed by activities and reading, monomania < trifles, precise, punctual, mathematical, perfectionists.
Contacts: sympathetic, clairvoyant, clairsentient.
Desires: stars on clothes and earrings.
Causes: loss of parents, family, friends.
Build: thin, tall, fragile, old looking.
Weather: cold (3), blue with cold, purple/blue nails << cold, < cold water, < undressing, warmth; < draught (3), < outside.
Perspiration: profuse, stinking foot sweat (3!); sweating at night, stains the linen.
Time: < 7 and 11 am (2), periodical complaints; < full moon; < winter, December.
Desires: meat, fruit, refreshing and raw food, fried food, sweet, vegetables, egg, salt, cold food, fruit, milk.
Aversion: milk (2), mothers milk (2), salt, meat, broccoli, alcohol, cooked food, vegetables, chicory.
Food: < fat, chocolate, mayonnaise, milk (3), broccoli, alcohol, fasting, sweet, fat.
Menses: < night; dark blood; stains the linen.
Sleep: light, tossing around; wakes up unrefreshed; grinding teeth.
Physical: << massage, magnetising; < coitus; pressure, > bending double, < touch.
Pains: stitching, as from needles or splinters. Sensation as of a hair in different places.
Discharges: thick, yellow, smelling of old cheese, difficult to dislodge.
Epilepsy, petit mal. delirium tremens.
Spasms, cramps, colic, neuralgias.
Inflammations: chronic, stubborn, hard; abscesses.
Headache from the occiput spreading to forehead.
Ear infections. Pustules inside the nose.
Colds, sinusitis. Swelling of glands, allergies.
Teeth: caries, crooked, large incisors; < dentition.
Vascular complaints. Vascular spasms, Raynaud’s.
Liver and gallbladder problems (3).
Constipation with hard stools which slip back.
Arthritis. Back problems, scoliosis.
Bones brittle, not elastic; rickets; exostoses.
Complaints in muscles, teeth, nails.
Wounds heal slowly, leaving scars or keloids.
Boils and acne.
Eczema, itching, scaling, red, dry; on occiput.
Hair thin, brittle, grey, forelock pronounced.
Nails brittle, crumbling, fungus, yellow, brown or black, ingrowing, white spots.
Skin thin, delicate, sensitive, fissured; fingertips; gangrene, necrosis, emphysema; fever.
DD Silicon series, Stage 2 and 10, Ammonium carbonicum, Anacardium, Lycopodium, Staphysagria.
DD Ammonium carbonicum: is also a good remedy for teenagers, but is much more concerned with idealism and revenge.
DD Anacardium: feels more hurt or slighted. Feels he is not worth anything and therefore gets aggressive. Magnesium silicatum is aggressive to show how daring and brave he is.