Author: Jan Scholten
Homeopathy and the Elements
The picture of Niccolum has now been extended to include two sides, a friendly side, which we knew already, and an aggressive side which is new. Both are based on the same underlying feeling.
The name Niccolum is derived from nickel. ‘Nikkel’ is the German word for little gnome, mountain spirit or little devil. Coppernickel is a deceptive looking ore that contains only nickel and no copper. In English we have ‘nick names’ (not the real name), the ‘nick’ (prison), ‘in good nick’, ‘in the nick of time’.
The metal was discovered in 1751. Combined with steel it reduces corrosion and expansion during heat. It is very scratch resistant, hence its use in coins, measuring instruments, pots and pans, cutlery, milk containers etc. Nickel silver is the most well known alloy, used in cutlery, consisting of 18% nickel, 60% copper and 22 % zinc.
Nitinol is an alloy of titanium and nickel, particularly useful because it remembers its shape. When it has been bent it will return to its original (Titanium) shape (Iron series, Niccolum) as soon as it is heated.
Stage 10 Iron series
Summit Centre Task Work Duty
Success Shining Craft Use
Self-evident Ability Perfection
Independent Noble Routine Order Rules
Self confident Haughty Control Exams
Balance Observed Criticism
Rigidity Failure Guilt Crime
Successful at work.
A noble task: haughty.
The epitome of control: respectable.
A balanced adult.
Stable routines: controlled.
Master of order and control.
Success through strict order.
Punctilious in performing your task.
The ultimate perfectionist.
Stability avoids mistakes.
Picture of Niccolum metallicum
Essence: must be on top and have everything under control.
Successful at work
They want to be successful in their task, which is usually no problem. They shine at the top, often having followed in their fathers footsteps. They are ambitious and work hard, sometimes a bit too hard, which can lead to exhaustion.
Noble task: haughty
They feel they are doing a noble task and they are happy to do it. As long as they are willing and kind and helpful and at their best behaviour they will be liked by everyone. But they mustn't get jealous or moody or annoyed or interested in sex, because then they lose control. They should never let themselves go or show any strong emotion: others won’t like them if they are emotional. ‘Quarrelling people are not nice’. Their childhood was ruled by the principle: maintain the harmony, at any price.
Because the harmony had to be maintained at all times they became very good at suppressing their emotions. Feelings were not allowed so it was better not to even notice them. It is better to avoid conflict and fend off serious matters with a little joke. Eventually they no longer know what they feel or what is going on with them. The emotions are still there, but they don’t know where they come from or what they mean. They dream of having their fingers or head cut off, a symbolic portrayal of the cut off emotions.
A balanced adult: finding solutions
Something is not quite right deep inside, but they don’t know what it is. This creates a feeling of unrest and pressure. They must solve it, they must know what it is. They can’t afford to have this side of themselves leading its own life, out of their control. Otherwise they might suddenly be faced with a nasty surprise. This is why they like to talk things through until they are at the root of the problem, both for themselves as well as for others or at work. Once they know what is all about they can relax and they start to feel better.
Stable routines: controlled
They want everything to be done in an orderly fashion, so they like to follow the rules. It gives them a feeling of balance, a structure in which they can be successful. They can be very strict and to the point, just like their parents.
Relationships have to follow the same rules, which means they are usually not very close. They often feel as if they are living in isolation, as if surrounded by a glass barrier.
Stability prevents mistakes
The other side of ambition is lack of self-worth and a feeling of not being able to manage. They are very precise and when they make a mistake they want to rewrite or remake their whole project. They haven’t got the courage to stand up for themselves, hence their dreams of teeth falling out. When they don’t succeed in a task they start to doubt themselves. They often feel as if they aren’t properly grounded. They may even feel persecuted as if they have done something wrong.
Instability during exams or evaluations
They hate being checked on their work because they have worked terribly hard and done all they could. Exams are a nightmare, they may have black-outs.
They want to escape the bureaucracy with all its rules and regulations, it has all been too much. They want to be free, ride a motorbike into the big wide world, or escape into a fantasy world where there are no rules.
Fears: exams, anticipatory, failure, criticism, alone, opposition, observed, accidents, car wheels.
Dreams: unsuccessful efforts, paralysis, cutting off fingers or head, death, devil, falling, graves, accidents, water, erotic, being bitten, drowning, funeral, murder, quarrels, teeth falling out, exams, falling in the water and not finding the surface, church, cross, red, blue, silver, flattened by a large ball and being pushed from the top of a flat (Peters, personal comment).
Delusions: everything becoming large and small.
Mood: cheerful, dull, flat, quite, no passion, gloomy.
Irritability: quarrelsome, contradictory, cruel, malicious, surly, < contra-diction, < being interrupted.
Mental: sluggish, confused, numb.
Contacts: shy, friendly, withdrawn, <- talking, company.
Professions: lawyer, judge, military, vicar, teacher, civil servant, writing professions.
Causes: final exams, fright.
Type: small, thin, fat.
Weather: cold; cold feet (2).
Time: < 1, 5 pm; < winter.
Desires: asparagus (3), liquorice, sweet, tomatoes, alcohol, tobacco, raw food, spices.
Aversion: meat, milk, coffee, boiled vegetables.
Food: < brandy, coffee.
Sleep: difficulty falling asleep.
Physical: > rubbing.
Cancer. Paralysis. vertigo. Congenital diseases.
Period headaches, holding head.
Inflammation of tonsils, right sided, stitching pains > swallowing, radiating to ear; earache > pressure. Inflammation of gums.
Swollen glands, fear of suffocation.
Cough, has to put hands on thighs. Tough white mucus.
Lung complaints, infections, asthma, cancer (Dreisbach).
Palpitations. Anaemia (3).
Stomach pains, sensation as if a ball in stomach, > rubbing, > eating, nausea.
Affections of pancreas, stones in pancreas like a green pea with white threads of fungus. Mucoviscoidosis. Diabetes. Liver problems. Diarrhoea.
Eczema, on wrists, lower arms, cracks << stretching, exuding sticky fluid. Dandruff.
DD: Iron series, Stage 10, Calcium sulphuricum, Carcinosin, Lycopodium, Magnesiums, Plumbum, Staphysagria.
DD Cobaltum: they are much more nervous, feel as if they are at the dress rehearsal, or the day before the exam. Niccolum can either be very quiet and composed during the exam, or get into a panic and forget everything he has learned.
DD Plumbum: doesn’t feel any emotions at all, neither his own nor other people’s.