The Living Force
I hope this inspires some people to look more into this healing system. Like I said, I find it absolutely fascinating and am really enjoying learning about it!
I'm definitely curious to learn more about it dugdeep, so thanks for sharing your own passion for it.
If I was to go about learning about homeopathy's history and the medical developments within that system of healing, maybe talking also about offshoots and innovations/adulterations, what history would you recommend?
And that's the other issue. Because the system has been around for around 200 years, there have been a lot of off-shoots and different styles of using the system. There are a lot of different practitioners out there calling themselves homeopaths who aren't, strictly speaking, practicing homeopathy (this isn't a judgement on the effectiveness of what they're practicing, mind you). I think the important thing to keep in mind is that classical homeopathy is a science based on sound principles that have remained mostly unchanged over the course of homeopathy's history. Innovations are often shortcuts, added frills, or speculative methods that aren't based on long-tested practices.
In addition to the Organon 6th Edition, what resources on the topic of homeopathy, looking back, have been the most useful to you? Or is that by and large the be-all, end-all? I've also seen a book called Medica Materia around. How does that fit into the bigger picture and history of homeopathy?
I can only guess there must be developments in treatment know-how by the field of classical homeopathy. Would a homeopath in training (a self-described student like yourself) train under a homeopath to acquire case studies to learn better formulations? Are there professional societies of classical homeopaths that share and network about this kind of information, and is that information publicly available?
No practitioner is perfect, whatever the healing modality. In your own experience (I don't know how many homeopaths you've worked with), what types of mistakes in healing tend to be the most common for homeopathic professionals to make? I know you mentioned a plethora of "newfangled-itis" among the innovators/adulterators of the modality, but setting them aside for now, what about the classical old-school homeopaths?
I was looking into homeopathy after hearing some were able to write mask exemptions, and this one in my area looked quite legit. She had a book for sale for $99 and a comment about grinding a material with milk sugar while tapping into the collective consciousness. So I though, "hmm, maybe I should do my own homework more intelligently before I start looking for practitioners since at the moment I'm not even sure what to look for in a good practitioner." (Aside from having a long and detailed intake interview).
Thanks for the suggestions and resources provided @SevenFeathers and @Channa.