Author: Jan Scholten
0.9 Personality, Role and Projection
Remedies can be seen as personalities, as a kind of experiencing the world with the concomittant thoughts, beliefs, opinions, desires, aversions and feeling. The personality creates his own world and the events.
The provings in general went more easy then those on Lamu. They were more flowing and the provers came more easily to the core of the remedy, the essence of the problem. Interestingly, the different provers took on a different role of the same drama. The events was personified in different ways.
One can say that a remedy is not something static in a person but something more volatile, something that exist in a particular group, family, community or space and gets expressed by the people participating in that group. It is as if each person expresses one aspect of the remedy.
This phenomenon is also known from family constellations where a problem is something of a whole family, not just one member of the family. Curing the problem in one member of the family has as a result that the whole family is cured.
An example is the proving of Trachelospermum jasminoides. One prover feels like the daughter of a rich noble family. Another feels like a man from simple background who wants to become rich and connected to nobility and thus buys a family to marry the daughter and get higher up in society. A third is the sister who looks at this and retires in spirituality advising her sister. They are all aspects of the same theme. All three will need the same remedy.
It reminds me of a case of a woman I once had. She was very sensitive, sweet and friendly but suffered from her very jealous and brute husband. As she had no symptoms I prescribed Hyoscyamus, as if prescribing for her husband. It worked beautifully.
The persons in the different roles, the diverse aspects of a state or remedy can easily project their problem onto the other roles and persons of the same state. This happens often in reality. But it can be seen in a very nice way in provings where it happens in a controlled way and where the provers get trained to see their projections. On the one hand they have to live them, experience them and on the other hand they have to look at them in an objective way.
This quality to reflect on one’s own experiences, thoughts and feelings is a Lanthanide quality. It makes the blend between objective and subjective observable and thus it can be handled. The subjective and objective then become just to sides of the same coin, the same event.