Author: Jan Scholten
663.14.01 Selenicereus grandiflorus, Cactus grandiflorus
Names: Cereus glandifloris, Cactus selenicereus, Selenicereus grandiflorus.
English: Night-blooming cereus, Large-flowered Torch Thistle.
Botany: big flower blossoms in one night; in the morning, only remnants of its beauty are left; it does not get involved in the reproductive process of the plant: this is done through a huge complicated process.
Culture: wants its flower to be its masterpiece but dawn reveals that it is only born of darkness, that it is sterile, not holding any truth.
Source: Murphy, Mary luc Fayeton, France.
Company: aversion, - > solitude, < consolation, averse being disturbed. Desire company.
Sensitive, oversensitive, to pain, screaming from pain.
Fear: death, heart disease, something bad.
Anxiety. Easily frightened.
Sad, melancholy, ill humoured; self-pity.
Disease: fear, despair of recovery, being injured feigning, takes many medicines, suspicious, to doctor.
Delusions: being smaller, things are smaller.
Delusions: caught in wires; imprisoned bird; sensation in heart like bird’s wings.
Ailments from disappointed love.
Acts either impulsively or deliberately; wavers about his decisions.
Autism; silent, averse talking.
Talking nonsense in sleep, disconnectedly.
Slept fully clothed and undressed at dawn.
Dreams: frightful, lascivious, erotic; falling.
Sensation: constriction, caged, each wire being twisted tighter and tighter.
Type: sanguine, plethoric.
Weather: < heat, < damp, < sun, > open air.
Time: < 11 am, < 11 pm, < night; periodical.
Aversion: meat, food.
Food: < eating, < fasting, < tobacco, < narcotics, < drugs.
Physical: < lying on left side; < walking, < exertion, < going upstairs, < noise.
Head: headache, congestive, compressive, pulsating, periodical, threatening a stroke, weight on vertex, compressed in a vice, < missing a meal, < seeing opera, < noise, < light.
Eyes: blood shot; vision less, obscured, < on a distance; exophthalmic goitre.
Face: red, pale, bloated, emaciated; pain, constricting, right.
Chest: pain, constricting, cramping, weight, stitches, sternum, < cold air, rattling of mucus.
Lungs: difficult, oppressed, hindered, suffocation + fainting, < going upstairs; cyanosis; bronchitis, chronic; cough spasmodic, convulsive with rattling of mucus; expectoration copious, viscid, blood.
Heart: constricting, contracting, clutched, stitching; iron-band, wires drawn tight; pain in apex, shooting down left arm; flying to pieces on holding breath; turning over; angina pectoris; endocarditis; pericarditis, tamponade; mitral insufficiency; murmurs; enlarged ventricle; hypotension; hypertrophy; aneurysm; arteriosclerosis; pulse irritable, intermittent, irregular; feeble, quick, < lying on left side, < before menses, < walking, < holding the breath, + vertigo, + dyspnoea, + flatulence.
Chest: pain, << plaster; breast pain, contracting, << breast reduction.
Abdomen: colic, burning, sharp shooting, diaphragm into chest; pain and bearing-down, low; diaphragm inflammation, as if a cord tied tighter and tighter around attachment of diaphragm; liver engorgement.
Rectum: weight in anus; stool loose.
Urinary: bladder inflammation, < just married women; constriction of neck of bladder; urine suppressed, bloody, profuse, straw colour, red sand; urination in drops, burning.
Male: prostatic affections; painful erections, seminal loss.
Female: menses early, dark, pitch-like, lumpy, black frequent, cease on lying; painful, extorting loud cries; < menopause; uterus constriction, pulsating; vaginismus.
Limbs: pains, rheumatic in shoulders, upper and lower arms, in hips down to feet, < in rest, < motion.