Author: Jan Scholten
Homeopathy and Minerals
'Any communication is better than no communication'.
Phosphorus has been so extensively described in all the homoeopathic literature that we will not spend too much time on it. The great openness of Phos and the easy communication are well known. It is typical of a Phos to lean towards you during a consultation.
All or nothing Communication
No integration Friends, acquaintances, neighbours
Curiosity and travel
Restlessness and fears
There is however one side of Phos which is the complete opposite of this openness. We see this in the delusion that he is alone and isolated on a little island. There is a total absence of contact. He is as isolated as Robinson Crusoe. Here we find the 'all or nothing' aspect of the single remedies again. We have also seen this with Graph, Chlor, and Sulph.
One could imagine the original situation of Phosphorus to be one in which a person is suddenly transferred to a society and a culture that is completely unknown to him. For example, a person who is shipwrecked and lands on a strange island. He ultimately has two choices: either he withdraws and hides, or he tries to get adopted into the new society. In that case he has to try and make contact with these new people as soon as possible. In order to become one of them, he has to learn to think, feel and act like they do. So he has to learn many new things, like using new tools or a new language. He has to be very curious and be open to everything. He also has to be open to these people, to adopt their way of thinking, their way of feeling, their norms and values. He has to learn to feel exactly the way they feel. He also has to make many friends, in order to feel secure in that society.
The slogan of Phosphorus could be described as 'any communication is better than no communication'.