Author: Sally Williams
Impurity versus Outcast: A Discussion of the Liliales and Orchidales.
Sally Williams RSHom(NA), CCH
524 Rhode Island Street
Buffalo, NY 14222
Abstract: In this article I will discuss the difference between phase 6 and phase 7 of the Lilianae class of plants. Liliales versus Orchidales.
Key Words: Liliales, Orchidales, Streptopus amplexifolius, Cypripedium, Plant Theory, sexual abuse, purity, deception, OCD, depression.
Two large plant orders within the class of Liliidae - often not well differentiated, are the Liliales 633.60.00 and the Orchidales 633.70.00. Both have very similar states, but the sense of belonging is very different. It is helpful to understand the basic difference between phase 6 and phase 7. In phase 6 the individual feels half out of the group, unappreciated, used, abused, with an imbalance surrounding giving and taking. Typical characteristics include unfairness, unjustness, corruption, compromise, bitterness, boredom, laziness, and passivity (2). In phase 7 the individual feels as an outsider, an outcast, rejected, unwanted, ﬁred, asocial, hard, cold, deceptive, betrayed, illegal, destructive, extreme, aggressive (2). This article will elucidate the significant differences between these two important and useful families.
The Liliidae class of plants fit very well into the 633 classification of the Plant Theory. There is a strong emphasis on the Silicon series representing the age of puberty, the teenage years when it is important to have friends, a boyfriend or girlfriend. The age when they venture away from home exploring new relationships, not quite knowing how to relate or whether a relationship will work out.
In phase 6 of the Liliidae we find the Liliales. The phase 6 quality is quite clear in the feeling of “Am I pure or am I not” which can be found throughout this plant order. The conflict is centered on sex and religion, moral right and wrong. Also clearly evident are the strong themes of Oxygen and Sulphur in the perception of being dirty, used, abused, unappreciated and disrespected. These individuals often have problems with giving and taking, feeling as if they do not get their fair share. Hence, they can tend to use others, and take more.
In phase 7 we find the Orchidales. Throughout my provings of Orchids, man’s inhumanity to man emerged as a persistent and prominent theme. I was confused at first by the global nature of this idea considering the strong silica nature in the 633 classification. Over time I discovered that while man’s inhumanity to man may be a worldwide occurrence, it is specifically a problem of the silica series. It is basic, instinctual and naive. There is a strong fear of rejection and a desire for power and control. You can see the influence of stage 17 and Fluoride, the feeling of the rejected child and a desire to belong. To achieve this, they do their best to live a life exciting and glamourous, with parties, sex, drugs and music, but it is unfulfilling because their relationships are superficial. They have a deceptive quality that seduces people into relationships, but their nature is not to commit and eventually they can find themselves alone again. Phase 7 can also have aggression and destruction, wars, rape, murder, genocide. It is in these extreme states we see man’s inhumanity to man.
Both of these orders have difficulty navigating relationships in common during their late teen years when one is nearly an adult. They struggle to fit in with a group outside of their family, to be socially accepted. Often, they were ill-treated or abused in their childhood making it difficult to understand healthy, “normal” social expectations.
Both the Liliales and Orchidales feel as if they do not belong. The Liliales have the impression of somewhat belonging but being mistreated while the Orchidales feel complete rejection. They both tend to use sex to their advantage in attempting to belong. The Liliales however end up feeling as if they were taken advantage of, abused or question if they are dirty or damaged. The Orchidales because of dishonesty and unfaithfulness (theirs or their partner’s) often find themselves once again rejected and alone. The Liliales can feel diminished, they acutely feel the loss of either social position or their position in the family. They create the illusion of status to validate themselves, while Orchids must convey a different impression of who they are to be accepted, because the feeling is they will not survive without masking their true selves.
The following two cases, one of a Liliales and one of an Orchidales, will illustrate the strategies and differences of these two orders.
These two cases clearly illustrate the differences between the Liliales, phase 6 and the Orchidales, phase 7. In both cases neither patient felt as if they belonged, but one more extreme than the other.
In the case of Streptopus amplexifolius, the patient wore designer clothes in order to gain status to fit in. She felt abused by her classmates and to some degree by her mother. She felt impure because of her sexual curiosity as a child and felt as if she was perverted. She also experienced physical symptoms of phase 6 with digestive complaints of cramping, diarrhea and constipation.
In the case of Cypripedium, the feeling of not belonging was more extreme. She too felt abused, but she felt outcast. “I am still the little girl sitting on the porch not allowed to come in the house.” She also loved to wear fine clothing and go to parties, but it was not to gain status to fit in, it was to connect in a superficial way, like Fluoride or phase 7, the illusion of fitting in.
Both orders have similarities of the Liliidae. The desire for friends and a partner. The desire to belong and fit in but lacking the skill to engage and maintain relationships. They also manage the problem in a similar way, using sex and material pursuits to fit in. But the difference is clear; the Liliales feel impure, phase 6 and the Orchidales feel cast out, phase 7.
1. Klein, Louis (2014); Orchids in Homeopathy. Narayana Verlag
2. Scholten, Jan (2013); Wonderful Plants. Stichting Alonnissos
3. Streptopus amplexifolius proving; www.greatlakesprovings.com