Resonance: the Homeopathic Point of View
By Richard Moskowitz, M. D.
372 pp., with Foreword, Epilogue, and Appendix
Xlibris, Philadelphia, 2001 Clothbound $33.00, Softcover $23.00
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Homeopathic books come in three basic varieties: texts on theory and philosophy, explaining the basis of homeopathy; texts describing remedies in detail; and therapeutic guides for diseases conditions with remedies and how to differentiate them. Resonance is a little of all three, with cases to illustrate. Every homeopath will find something new or forgotten here. It is filled with insight, philosophical musings, practical tips, and maybe the clearest overview of remedies ever written. It is geared to a literate and intelligent public, but with much information for students and practitioners as well. It is the one book you should give to family and friends to explain homeopathy in its depth and beauty.
-- Roger Morrison, M. D., Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy
Many books on complementary medicine offer useful information, but few are as elegantly written and readable. Although targeted to the educated consumer, it is also ideal for health professionals who want to know more. It is not a Òhow-toÓ book, but a thoughtful explanation of how homeopaths approach health and disease and reads like a well-told story. Principles are discussed with a rare depth of reflection that draws on the history of the vitalist tradition in medicine. His remedy descriptions are fluid, elegant, and based on multiple dimensions of understanding. The therapeutic applications to specific disease states rely on case histories and personal experience rather than trying to prove that homeopathy works. If I had to choose one book to give to an intelligent consumer or health professional on the subject, this would be it.
-- David Riley, M. D., Alternative Therapies
This is a book from the heart and the head, for the gentle reader and the enquiring mind. I wish I had written it myself. It encapsulates how a mature homeopath feels and thinks. It is THE book for your friends and family who wonder what you do, for your GP who thinks you mad or dangerous, for your patients and their friends. It should become a classic. Moskowitz writes from personal experience of how he became a homeopath, of some heroic cases, of the meaning of placebo and the sort of people who have been to see him and survived to tell the tale. He does not inflate his experience to become a guru, or assume that homeopathy helps all his patients, or that homeopathy is the only system they need. Rather he writes as a wise and trustworthy person in whom one may confide. His book is a shining light to all of us, a book of optimism, hope, and humanity. Buy it, read it, and send it to your friends.
-- Francis Treuherz, M. A., RSHom., The Homeopath (UK)