Available courses

A 120+ hour self paced course (in 60 2-hour sessions) consisting of streaming video, with downloadable PDF handouts & course discussion forum.

a ten session, 8.6 hour course addressing botany, medicinal phyochemicals, & the naming & classification of plants

A single 1.5 hour recorded video session in which I extend Boenninghausen's concept of the Dimensions of a Complete Symptom to Symptoms of the Mind

Consider this a Work in Progress.  I'll begin with aphorism 1 and will work my way through the text over time, likely returning to edit & add to earlier entries along the way.

I’m not wishing to sell you a 7th edition filled with my own conceits, as my doppelgänger Arthur Lutze attempted to do with his rendition of a 6th edition in 1865

Will & Lutze

… but I’ll sprinkle in my thoughts & observations along the way, trying to hew closely to Hahnemann’s intent, and in places to revisit his original German to challenge the existing English translations.

It's been my habit to continually read Hahnemann's Organon of Medicine, both when I have specific questions, and sequentially one aphorism a day, requiring ~ 1 year to get through it; discovering fresh & clarified understandings along the way even 30+ years into practice; focussing on the 6th edition in the the Jost Künzli, Alain Naude, Peter Pendleton and the Stephen Decker/Wenda Brewster O'Reilly translations, and on occasion consulting earlier editions or challenging my childhood Milwaukee-Deutsch with the original German.

In my early homeopathic training, the English-language version available was the 5th-edition translation by Robert Ellis Dudgeon; written in tortured English at best, a text which turned many of the homeopaths of my generation into Organophobes.  The Decker/O'Reilly & Künzli/Naude translations, both published in the early 1990s, improve significantly both on readability in English and on the accuracy of translation of Hahnemann's German text.

Please note the Discussion links in each section, which link to an online discussion forum; I'd like to see this used liberally.  Note it's possible to subscribe to individual discussion threads or to the forum as a whole, to have entries delivered to your email inbox.  I'm subscribed to stay on top of discussions here, which I hope we might use to cultivate our appreciation of this classic text.

Digital versions of the Organon are available; see e.g. https://www.vithoulkas.com/learning-tools/organon/organon-hahnemann/ and http://www.homeoint.org/books/hahorgan/index.htm; but I'd urge you to have a print copy available for ready reference.  When I'm asked by prospective patients how to evaluate a provider, my typical advice is to look for a worn & dog-eared copy on the provider's consulting room desk.

So's not to run afoul of copyright & the intellectual property of contemporary translators/authors, the excerpts of the Organon presented here are from the now open-sourced Dudgeon/Boericke 5th/6th edition, selecting the 6th edition text.  I'd suggest you read these along with your copy of the  Jost Künzli, Alain Naude, Peter Pendleton or Stephen Decker/Wenda Brewster O'Reilly edition.

Everyone registered as a User on this site is automatically enrolled here; I'll use this "course" for newsletter mailings & a Community Discussion Forum.

As the SARS-CoV-2 virus responsible for the recent  COVID-19 pandemic slides from pandemic to endemic transmission, "Long COVID" - a collection of post-viral sequelae - has come into focus.  We saw something very similar following the "Russian 'flu" pandemic of 1889-1894, which appears to have represented the emergence of a similar betacoronavirus, now known as HCoV-OC43, one of the endemic human coronaviruses.  We might rely on the "post-influenzal" remedies identified in that period to discern possible homeopathic remedies for "Long COVID."

One of my favorite to present, and best-received courses of all time.  6 sessions, 12 hours, exploring issues related to dose, potency, & repetition of dose in homeopathic practice.

a 4 session, 3 hour self-paced online course investigating mistakes & pitfalls in homeopathic practice; inspired by Margaret Lucy Tyler's essay of the same title:

“Dr. Kent, Dr. Gibson Miller, and others, can tell you, from long years of successful work and experience, how to do it. I feel that I am equally well qualified, from some years of poor prescribing and much failure, to tell you how not to do it.” - Margaret Lucy Tyler, 1912

(If Margaret Tyler was qualified, I fear I may be seriously overqualified).

A 6-session, 6.75 hour course addressing the pathophysiology, epidemiology, conventional & homeopathic management of measles

Seasonal allergies pose both an acute & a chronic disease management challenge to homeopathic care.

In this 3 session course, I’ll discuss the pathophysiology of atopy and of the acute allergic response; a differential of common and not-so-common homeopathic & botanical remedies in the acute allergy setting, focusing on seasonal “hay fever;” and the chronic management of atopic illness.
Originally presented as three 1-hour live interactive webinar sessions, Thursdays June 4 – June 18, 2020; now available as streaming video for self-paced participation, accompanied by downloadable handouts in .PDF format, & an instructor-mediated online discussion forum for your questions on course-related topics.

An 8-session, 10.5-hour course exploring the comparative value of symptoms in case analysis

This collection of essential articles from our homeopathic literature is open to all registered members of this site

A 2-session, 3-hour course discussing the use of the graphic organization of the Totality of a case based on the characterizing dimensions of a complete symptom as described by Boenninghausen

A 6-session, 12-hour course investigating Hippocratic 4-element / humoral concepts and applying these to case study & the study of the homeopathic materia medica

A 3 session, 5.5 hour course addressing Thuja, Sabina, & other members of the botanical order Pinales

A single 2-hour session addressing the remedy Sepia

A single 1.75-hour session addressing the remedy Sulphur

A single 2-hour session addressing the remedy Cypripedium and illustrating an approach to the study of "small" remedies

A single 1.5 hour session addressing the remedy Coffea