167 mind maps, differential charts and introductory page of various plant remedies. Each mind map illustrates the unfolding picture of the remedy in a natural and concise flow, generally using the Sensation method of Rajan Sankaran as the basis. The remedies are arranged according to the plant family they belong to. In some cases the remedy is misplaced because it more appropriately works in with another family but this is made clear on the mind map. All the pertinent information is available on one page making it very simple to find and to understand. The final section is devoted to Tree remedies and includes some very useful lists of the various trees and tree products that are available as remedies. This is a beautifully produced book full of useful, interesting and sometimes funny additional information as well as lovely photographs. A must have.
As the practice of homeopathy evolves the methods of case-taking, research, and analysis become simultaneously more simplified and increasingly more sophisticated. Homeopaths need new ways of viewing the remedies, a linear model is no longer solely sufficient and an additional new integrated model is now imperative. Mind maps are a multi-dimensional concept, which allow the homeopath to view the remedy in a holistic and visual form. Alicia Lee has created her mind maps using the key group analysis concepts of Rajan Sankaran and Jan Scholten in a unique structure allowing the picture to unfold in an intuitive, logical and natural manner. This gives us an alternative to the previous form of definition, with the old familiar pictures to which we are accustomed, and allows for key concepts to be highlighted and primary symptoms to arise from a central scaffold and unfold in a cascade. This form also allows a full view to be seen at a glance and the relationship of symptoms to emerge in an engaging and easily assimilated way. Images also assist us to give texture, tone, emotion, sensation and energy to the remedy picture and photographs are a simple and effective way of achieving this. The Images on these mind maps are vibrant and powerful and assist in bringing the mind maps to life. Presented in four volumes – Remedies of the Animal Kingdom, Remedies of the Mineral Kingdom, Avian Realm – Birds and Remedies of the Plant Kingdom – ‘Homeopathic Mind Maps’ are an inspired and valuable new resource for homeopaths to use in their everyday practice.