Francis Treuherz MA RSHom FSHom, Registered Homeopath, Homeopathic Private Practitioner, London and Letchworth, UK
At last, the first comprehensive modern homeopathy textbook in English since Herbert Roberts in 1936 and George Vithoulkas in 1978, and it surpasses them both. Despite being a textbook it is exciting and innovative with time and space for reflection and personal growth. The inspired choice of authors for some of the chapters (Sherr, Norland and Curtin, for example) crosses boundaries and enlivens the discussions. Read this and your practical understanding of the theories of homeopathy will grow. It is equally suitable for experienced medical and professional homeopaths, and for students on all qualification courses.
John Saxton BVet Med VetFFHom Cert. IAVH, MRCVS President, Faculty of Homeopathy, Homeopathic teacher, author and veterinary homeopathic referral practitioner, UK
A tour de force, from basic homeopathy, through practical application to the more esoteric boundaries of holistic thought. Something for everyone. David Owen's style of interactive teaching is reflected in this comprehensive work - if you want to be both educated and challenged to broaden your horizons, then read this book.
Dr Nick Goodman MbBS MFHom FACNEM, General Practitioner and registered homeopath, Sydney, Australia
One of the confusing aspects of homeopathic practice has been the apparently random focus of different prescribers on varying aspects of a particular case. David Owen presents a theoretical background from within which to understand and work with this phenomenon. From the outset he makes it clear that this book should bring the reader to ask and meditate on questions, as much as it may provide some answers. This is not another study of materia medica. It is primarily a study into the concepts that lie behind, and the process of case analysis, developed in a way and to a degree that I have not met before. It will be a very useful textbook for students, and offer experienced practitioners a source for reflection and further development of their understanding of and competency with their work. Starting from a study of different models of health, the book takes us through the themes involved in simpler case presentations on to those in difficult cases. Whilst being primarily a theoretical discussion, case examples are frequently used for illustration and avenues provided to assist with the many obstacles in the way of the homeopath.
Dr Philip Bailey MBBS MFHom, Private Practitioner and author of Homeopathic Psychology (North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, California), Fremantle, West Australia
This is the most comprehensive book there is on the principles and practice of homeopathy. The beauty of this book is that its breadth is matched in equal measure by its depth. No aspect of homeopathy is neglected, from local prescribing to Sankaran's sensations and miasms. The style is at once practical and profound, and honours the many different ways that homeopathy is practised. I am particularly impressed by Dr Owen's numerous insights into the psychodymamics of the homeopathic history, and his emphasis on the homeopath's own personal evolution. In his own words, by reading this book the student's work is transformed 'from being a necessary task to being an opportunity for growth'.
Professor David Peters, School of Integrated Health, University of Westminster, London, UK
This book drips holism and there is wisdom here aplenty. Speaking as someone who has wrestled with homeopathy for 30 years, David's book touches on concerns and connections that any serious practitioner will share. I predict it will become a classic.
David Reilly, Consultant, Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital, Researcher and Teacher, Glasgow Homeopathic Academic Centre
This exceptional book gathers, reflects on, and deeply enquires into, the evolving principles of homeopathy in a way that encourages any practitioner to develop themselves, their understanding and their art. Written with an approach that invites reflective pause, the reader is supported, encouraged and challenged to review issues of health, self, illness, caring and treatment. This weave is practical and accessible, rooted in clinical practice and examples, yet tackles at the same time the profound issues and questions which homeopathic practice and training raises. This is an important step forward in homeopathic textbooks that I would recommend whatever your current level of practice.