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Sample Description from Verspoor/Smith's work

(from Autism: The Journey Back -- Recovering the Self Through Heilkunst)


See below: Morrison reports Sankaran's recounting of Vithoulkas' Tubercular Miasm personality.

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Tuberculosis Miasm

Dr. Hahnemann may have realized later in his life that there was another miasm hidden in Psora. His followers called it “pseudo-Psora” because it had elements of Psora, but also of syphilis. This was the term used by homeopaths until later in the 19th Century when tuberculosis emerged as a full-fledged illness in Europe.

The creation of a nosode by J. Compton Burnett in England from the morbid secretion of a tubercular patient (which he named Bacillinum), plus the later allopathic discovery of the same infectious agent by Koch, led to Tuberculosis being more closely associated with this newer miasmic discovery. Nebel and Vannier in Europe did more work in identifying the characteristics of Tuberculosis as a chronic miasm.

Tuberculosis is familiar to most of us in its manifestations and appears to have elements of both Psora and Syphilis. One of the keynotes of Tuberculosis is an internal restlessness and degree of consciously-directed destruction.

The person with tuberculosis in the family history has a great desire for change, and it can manifest at any level. They will travel, if possible, to new locales. They may change jobs, change houses, and if those more expensive outlets are not open to them they will change the furniture placement in the house, or paint the walls, or hand new curtains. They cannot even drive to work in the same way every day, because they need the change of route and scenery.

From Morrison’s Desktop Guide: Adenopathy. Alcoholism. Allergy. Alopecia. Amenorrhea. Arthritis. Asthma. Astigmatism. Autism. Behavior disorder. Bronchitis. Bruxism. Colds. Compulsive disorder. Connective Tissue disease. Croup. Enuresis. Flushes. Headache. Hodgkin’s disease. Hyperactivity. Lymphoma. Malignancy. Meningitis. Menopause. Mental retardation. Osteomyelitis. Pneumonia. Respiratory infection. Rheumatoid arthritis. Scoliosis. Sexual disorders. Systemic or discoid lupups. Tinea. Upper respiratory infection. (among other conditions)

The Tubercular Child

-- Difficulty in comprehension, poor concentration, averse to mental activity, memory weakness

-- Fears of strangers, new situations, dogs, cats, being alone

-- Restlessness, intense energy all day, restless sleep

-- Grind teeth, toss about in bed

-- Love to run, spin and jump

-- Strike others

-- Worse on waking

-- Violent with anger, hitting, biting, throwing fits, striking the head on the ground

-- Contrary

-- Break things that others value

-- Selfish and uncaring about others, property

-- Teasing, impish (devil/angel child)


The feeling of the miasm relates to the ever encroaching and eventually fatally suffocating infection. The patient rebels, struggles, longs for freedom from his condition. He hurries to live his life even as he intuits that it is burning away from him. He feels the walls closing in upon him. His loved ones cannot be trusted. He suffers from respiratory conditions, persecution complex, deformative arthritis.  -- Morrison's recounting of Sankaran's description


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