Author: Jan Scholten
Homeopathy and the Elements
Selenium is a relatively well known remedy. Julian has done a proving in 1979.
The name has been derived from the Greek word ‘Selene’, the name of a Goddess of the moon. It was discovered in 1817.
There is a metallic and a non-metallic form of Selenium. Its electrical conductivity varies depending on the amount of light it receives. Hence its use in electric eyes and light meters. In electric photocopiers it is the amount of light falling on the Selenium drum that determines the amount of toner that gets attracted to the drum.
Selenium is also used in solar cells (Cadmiumselenide, CdSe), semiconductors, diodes, t.v. cameras, and as a catalyst in a.o. the manufacture of benzene.
When added to glass in small doses it makes the glass colourless, when added in large doses (25% ) it gives the glass a ruby red colour.
Stage 16 Iron series
Lost Out of date Task Work Duty
Used up Craft Use
Expecting Ability Perfection
Tempting Routine Order rules
Decomposing Control Exam
Remembering Observed Criticism
Imagination Fantasy failure Guilt crime
Reconciliation Pursued tried
Neglecting Lazy Village
Indifferent towards your task.
Sense of duty has been lost.
Neglecting the order.
Expecting you won’t make mistakes.
Fantasising over what you’ll do.
Remembering everything you have done.
Expecting to get your diploma just like that.
Picture of Selenium
Essence: indifferent towards your task.
Indifferent towards your task
They feel indifferent towards their task. They feel they have seen it all and it doesn’t matter anymore. Why should they bother about their study? Their sense of duty has gone because they feel it is no use. They are always behind with their work but they always have an excuse ready.
They tend to work in short spurts, just enough to tide them over for the next few months. They often end up doing seasonal work.
Neglecting the order
They are very slack and let things go until it is a complete chaos. They keep hoping that everything will turn out all right in the end, that their old abilities will get them out of this mess. They think they won’t make that many mistakes and if they do people will probably forgive them. They tend to think that others will provide work for them at the right time. Or that their diploma will be handed out to them even though they haven’t done much work. And even if they don’t get their diploma, they will make it in this world somehow or other.
Fantasising about their work
They tend to fantasise a lot about their work, about how things would have been if they had chosen another profession or another job. Or they keep reminiscing about their previous job, how it was and how many things they achieved. They can be quite boastful about it to other people and make it look as if it was easy. It can also be an escape, something they would never have achieved in reality but which they can at least enjoy in their imagination.
Criticism is something they tend to ignore. They don’t understand what they could have done wrong and they simply don’t acknowledge the fact that they might make mistakes. They get suspicious of people who criticise them and will probably treat them with a certain degree of cynicism. But their usual response is not to bother, because it is no use anyway.
Fears: failure, falling, paralysis, criticism, opposition, observed, anticipation, work, heights, disease, Parkinson’s, cerebral haemorrhage, crowds, people.
Dreams: failure, falling, futile efforts, helpless, clumsy, paralysis, work, calculations, chaotic, irrational, repeating, water, drowning, past, historic, travelling, acquaintances, erotic, accident, fire, cruelty, murder, thieves, quarrels, excreta, dirt, loss of sight.
Mental: dull, absent minded, confused, forgetful, mistakes; imbecile; during sleep.
Irritability: < coition.
Mood: quiet, everything is relative, gloomy < coition, crying, suicidal.
Sex: much desire, fantasies, adultery.
Religious: fanatic, melancholic, eccentric.
Perspiration: profuse < exertion; at night; sweaty feet.
Time: < 5 am.
Desires: alcohol, asparagus, garlic, refined food, Nouvelle cuisine (3), meat (3), fish, spices.
Aversion: tea, milk, meat.
Food: cold drinks.
Menses: < before menses.
Sleep: awake early, at 5 o’clock; talking; << lack of sleep.
Physical: lying down.
Paralysis, Multiple sclerosis.
Hair sensitive to touch.
Pfeiffer, high fever.
Caries of teeth.
Bronchitis. Breath smells of garlic; stomach and intestinal complaints, nervous (Dreisbach)
Affection of heart muscles, keshan. Anaemia (3).
Stomach problems. Diabetes.
Diarrhoea, abdominal cramps.
Sterility. Prostate problems. lack of frenulum.
Chondrodystrophy, Kaschin-Beck. Dandruff.
DD: Iron series, Stage 16, Allium cepa, Oxygen.
DD Plants containing Selenium: Asparagus.
DD Metabolism connected with Selenium: Glutathion.
DD Arsenicum: is panicking because he is about to lose his job. Selenium has reached the stage of indifference. he is not bothered anymore, at least he won’t have to work so hard anymore. They reminisce a little about how it used to be, and occasionally boast to others about it.