Author: Jan Scholten
The Plant theory uses a plant classification to describe the effects of plant remedies on living beings. The Apg classification was used as a starting point. This classification has been adapted in details to fit the information known from the healing qualities of plants.
The classification is using the classes that can be found in the Periodic system of Elements. The concept are established mostly already before in the Element theory. There are 7 rows in the Periodic system, which are called series. Each series has a basic them of life. For instance the second series, called Carbon series after its most prominent member, has the theme of childhood and development of the ego and personality.
There are 18 Columns in the Periodic system. The Element theory has discovered that they represent a stage of development. For this reason the Columns are referred to as Stages.
The third element are the 8 columns of the second and third row, Carbons series and Silicon series respectively. the se are named Phases.
The Plant theory uses these classes to describe the differences between Phyla, Classes, Subclasses, Orders, Families and Genera.