The Repertory of the Elements shows the information form the books of Jan Scholten "Homeopathy and Minerals" and "Homeopathy and the Elements", combined with numerous additions from later discoveries. It's a very valuable source of information to find the information in these books. Furthermore it's a good tool to learn the way of thinking of the "Element Theory". It helps you to differentiate between the stages and series by showing the different nuances of them.
This repertory has some special features. Most of the entries are families instead of remedies. For instance the rubric "Homesick" has "the phosphoricums" as an entry instead of "phos". It helps you to think in families, which gives you a wider range of applying homeopathy. The second is the arrangement of the rubrics. It's done on the most informative concept, for instance "mother" instead of "delusion".
Included are some articles on the theoretical background of repertories and suymptoms. The concept of Basic Symptoms makes makes the structure of symptoms clear and understandabkle. And the retrievel of symptoms more efficient.
"A repertory is a list of symptoms connected to remedies"
This repertory has been in preparation for a long time. At first it wasn't my intention to write a repertory.
There are good repertories in use. And the structure of "Homeopathy and Minerals" and""Homeopathy and the Elements" is such that a repertory wasn't needed, I thought.
So why a new repertory then? The first reason is that many homeopaths are working with repertories
as their basic tool. Some homeopaths even think and speak in "repertory language, for example "
Delusion, confusion, others will see". The presentation of the information in the form of a repertory
makes easily it more accessible. The information in""Homeopathy and Minerals" and""Homeopathy and
the Elements" is more available and can be used in repertorisations.
Another reason is that there