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Understanding Rubrics of Mind

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Author : Dr. Anoop Kumar Srivastava, BHMS (Gold Medalist), MD(Hom), Director www.homeorizon.com, Consultant, Homeopathic Hospital, Government of U.P. (India)
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Article Updated: Oct 18, 2009

Rubrics of Mind Chapter have always been an intriguing and controversial discussion for students of Homeopathy. With the development of different Schools of Understanding the subject became more confusing. So, we are starting a series of Discussions aimed at comprehending the Rubrics of Mind. For a starter we are using Rubrics from Kent's Repertory. We invite queries and discussions from all our readers.

The First Rubric in the Series is:


Understanding origin of word:

Abandonment (noun): The act of giving something up.

Abandons (verb): Give up with the intent of never claiming again.

Abandoned (Adj): Forsaken by owner or inhabitants.

Cross References: Forsaken, Deserted, Isolation, Loneliness, Desolated.


Forsaken (verb): To Leave someone who needs or counts on you;  leave in the lurch.


Deserted (Adj): Forsaken by owner or inhabitants

Desert (verb): Leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch.


          A feeling of being disliked and being alone.


          Sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned.

Understanding Meaning of Rubric:

The amplitude of all these rubrics revolves around the core feeling of being left alone, all by himself by people whom he counted upon, maybe his family, friends, loved ones. Deep inside the person may have the feeling of worthlessness, of self-depreciation, of being unfit for relationship. If neglected this worthlessness can lead to depression, melancholy or even the Suicidal mania of Aurum-met.

Interpretation: A Feeling as if one has been given up by his near and dear ones.

Example: The patient during the course of telling about his complains says that nobody cares about him and he is all alone in the world, all by himself.

Chief medicines: There are many medicines in the list among which we have Aurum, Psorinum, Pulsatilla in the first grade.

Aurum-met: Aurum is very conscious about his duty, he has an anxiety that he has not done what he should have done, that he did not do his duty as well as he should have done. They suffer from "persecution-complex" and blame themselves for any suffering or pain, even in inter-personal relationship. He feels depressed when he sees that people do not have confidence in him. This forsaken, abandoned feeling drive him to despondency and loathing of life.

Psorinum: For a Psorinum the cause of despair is his persistent thoughts about "Lacking and Loosing". It may be loosing in business, lacking strength, lacking money and so on. So the feeling of Being Forsaken or Abandoned may be relative for him. He feels he is not being loved more or is not getting enough affection as he should have been given. No joy or realization benefit his sense of neglect and poverty and he feels dejected and depressed.

Pulsatilla: The tearful, malleable Puls needs affection and support of people around her. She needs a steady anchoring force in her life and moulds herself to the demands of others. Also she needs repeated assurances that she is being loved and cared. Being so sensitive she often feels lost and forsaken if she does not get enough love and affection.

(When you care or like each of them, an Aurum will not believe you for he feels his suffering is because he is not able to perform what is expected of him. Psorinum will always crave more, being dissatisfied with whatever you do for him while Pulsatilla will show a temporary betterment as long as you keep loving her without complaining.) 

Subrubric: Sensation of Isolation:

Understanding Meaning: A state of separation between persons or groups; The act of isolating something; setting something apart from others.

Interpretation: Now, isolation is a hairline different from forsaken feeling. A person may be isolated by choice it does not necessarily mean that he is depressed or sad about being lonely.

Chief Medicines: Under this subrubric we have two remedies Anacardium and Argentum-nit in second grade and medicines like Platina, Stramonium in third grade.

Platina: Platina has a Narcisstic personality she has a hyperinflated idea of her being. She has contempt for others, a 'mere mortal being' sense, she feels no one is capable enough to be close to her. So she isolates herself.

Anacardium: The two willed Anacardium also has this sensation, but it is more because of his irresoluteness. He cannot decide between the two options, being in dilemma about which way to choose. He weighs the pros and cons, goods and evils of the situation over and over again and so is not able to decide. And, then the situation passes and he has nothing in hand. Thus his sensation of isolation is of his own making.

Argentum-nit: The nervous, anxiety-prone Argentum-nit has the Feeling of Isolation. He is tormented by the inflowing of persistent troublesome thoughts, all sort of hallucinations, illusions, delusions are perceived. He has impulse to jump from the bridge, to dive and he cannot discuss these with others. He realizes his foolishness and is engulfed by a sense of isolation.

2.        ABRUPT (Adj)

Understanding origin of word:

Abruptness (noun): An abrupt discourteous manner or The quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning.

Abruptly (Adv): Quickly and without warning.

Abrupt (verb): Surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner or Marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions.

Compare from:

Interpretation: Characterized by or producing the effect of a sharp or sudden unexpected ending.

Example: The patient is observed to be rough in nature, he will enter the chamber without waiting for his turn, he would sit or stand so suddenly as to start you, would answer suddenly or stop all of a sudden; he is also the person who can ask you that how your questions are related with his complaints.

Chief Medicines: Nat-mur, Tarent

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Very interesting article to understand the Rubrics of Mind with the remedies.
  Comment by: Dr.paul murugan, India.    on Dec 11, 2014 0 Agree  |  0 Disagree       Report Abuse

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