The Power of Vision – Life of Samuel Hahnemann
by Coulter, Catherine
3 in stock
A lively inspiring narrative, written for young adults, about the founder of homeopathy, his family life, and his revolutionary discovery of the basic principles of homeopathic medicineâ, how it works and why. This book will also appeal to parents and help them explain homeopathy to their children.” My intent is to spread the Hahnemann legend beyond the confines of a small circle of homeopathic devotees.
The Power of Vision was written to make his life and thought accessible to a wider circle, to bring the legend out into the larger world, and ultimately to help give Hahnemann his rightful due in the history of science and in our world culture.” – Catherine Coulter Quite unlike any previous biography of Hahnemann, this one explores his childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood as a unique vantage point, from which his maturity and old age actually make a new kind of sense. What I found most refreshing about this emphasis on his early life is its invitation to the reader to regard Hahnemann first and foremost as a man, rather than merely an icon or object of worship; and indeed, most emblematically, as a youth and a young man, long before he became famous â€” a time when his greatness was clearly foreshadowed by predilections, habits, and inclinations already pre-eminent in the boy… The theme of intellectual prowess developed by persistent application is then retold at various stages of his life, until it becomes a recurrent leitmotiv that provides meaning and context for everything that follows. Reframing his long and immensely productive life as an epic of struggle and high adventure thus gets it exactly right. As always with Coulterâ’s work, these virtues are wonderfully enhanced by the beauty and elegance and the power of her writing â€” and doubly so in this case by the purity and simplicity of her language, almost like that of a fable suitable for being read to even younger children… I have no doubt this book will likewise delight and enlighten their parents and grandparents, and might then spill over into the culture at large â€” as I very much hope it will… – Excerpts from Dick Moskowitzâ’s review.