David Little – when this name comes to my mind, I do recollect my first few communications with him when I was working on ‘The Phoenix Repertory’ with Dr. JPS Bakshi and David Warkentin nearly 20 years before. During my MD course also, I had couples of emails from him.
I followed his all enlightening and long, ultra-long prolific scholarly replies on homeopathic list. David Little remained active and verbose with his masterly explanations of even a smaller concept with precise quotes there.
And, now this is being reflected in his mega compendium on homeopathy – The Homoeopathic Compendium by David Little – this truly reflects his concise but detailed information about a particular subject.
I had an opportunity to meet David Jr. and Adam during this year in January and look into his scholarly work – on first sight I said awesome. Nice box with 6 books on 3 themes with two volumes on each with great collection of enormous topics.
The Homoeopathic Compendium is a significant new publication in the field of homoeopathic education and a valuable resource for every homoeopathic library. It is the longest and most complete commentary of its kind.
The Homoeopathic Compendium offers an extensive study of classical and modern approaches to homoeopathy which provides an excellent foundation for medical practice. The series covers a wide range of subjects, described in detail and with a deep insight into homeopathic principles. This innovative work restores important lost teachings and explains unusual aspects of the healing arts with a wealth of rare information.
The homoeopathic healing arts require many years of study and experience. Whether you are a student or an advanced practitioner, The Homoeopathic Compendium will open up exciting new possibilities and greatly enrich your understanding and practice of Homoeopathy.
The text reflects David Little’s experience and scholarship as it integrates historical material, helpful commentary and practical guidance. In addition, the volumes are a source of valuable reference material with numerous materia medica studies, presentations of mental and regional symptoms and remedy rubrics for a wide variety of conditions.
The six volumes in the series cover all the important aspects of the practice of Homoeopathy. The work is an attempt to fill in the lacunas in our present day understanding of Hahnemann’s teachings and is designed to bring the material up to date for the 21st century.
The Homoeopathic Compendium comprises three sets of companion volumes each linked by a common theme.
Theme 1: Based on Organon of Medicine
Volume I : History and Philosophy and
Volume II : Repertory and Case Management
The first two volumes are inspired by the teachings found in the aphorisms of the Organon. The commentary clarifies all the philosophy and cardinal principles of Homœopathy and explains how to apply the methods of the healing art in a clinical environment.
Theme 2: Based on Chronic Diseases
Volume III : Psora and Anti-Psoric Treatment and
Volume IV : Chronic Miasms and Cancer
These works present a two-part study based on Hahnemann’s Chronic Diseases. They describe a series of eight chronic miasms from psora to AIDS and the cancer diathesis, with studies of leading anti-miasmic remedies. This brings Hahnemann’s work up to date for our times.
Theme 3: Based on holistic nature of the mind-body relationship
Volume V : Constitution, Temperament and Maps of Consciousness and
Volume VI : Materia Medica of Psyche and Soma
The theme in these volumes is the constitutional and psychological approach to Homoeopathy. The studies in both books emphasize the holistic nature of the mind-body relationship. This view leads to a deeper understanding of individual patients and provides an insight into our unique homoeopathic remedies.
I’ll write more on these volumes, this was just a summary on 6 volumes of David Little. Tomorrow is Hahnemann’s Day – enjoy this day with reading such intellectual, literary works on homeopathy like The Homoeopathic Compendium by David Little.