This book is an effort to bring live description of cases in seminars worldwide to all
our readers and make them aware of the miracles these masters have done with
homeopathy. With a keen inclination towards understanding the depth of
homeopathy this collection of seminars will definitely be a guiding light and open
the aspects of practical edges of classical homeopathy. All the video cases have
been included with explanations on essence of case taking, management and
Dr Bill Gray, M.D. was born on October 13, 1942 in Norfolk,
Virginia and is a Stanford Medical School graduate. He has
been practicing and teaching homeopathy for 27 years in
California. Bill Gray is considered one of the leading
homeopaths in North America and the world having lectured
throughout the U.S., Canada, Norway, Netherlands,
Germany, England, Finland, and New Zealand. He
underwent his first training in homeopathy at the National
Center for Homeopathy, and then he had a personal training with George
Vithoulkas of Athens, Greece. Later he co-founded International Foundation of
Homeopathy. He was principal instructor for IFH across U.S. In 1985, co-founded
and was core faculty member of Hahnemann College of Homeopathy in East Bay.
I have had a practice in Homoeopathy since 1971, in the United
States. studied medicine, but at the end of my studies I didn't
really know if patients got better or worse by allopathic drugs.
In 1970 a study showed that sixty per cent of the hospital cases
were due to allopathic drugs or patients recovering from operation
(in the States). In chronic diseases I noticed a debilitation and
a degeneration, ruining life. Allopathic drugs had no real lasting
result in chronic diseases. I looked for other therapies, but I didn't
find any other scientific therapy; I discovered no real system be-
hind them. I only found less toxic therapies. Acupuncture had solid
principles, but there was hardly any education in acupuncture in
the United States, in those days.
On a congress I met someone who told me about Homoeopathy.
Homoeopathy did have laws of curing! The level of education in
homoeopathy was low in the States, in those days. I started to
practice homoeopathy and in the beginning I had pretty good
results, but as I continued had less success.
I heard about Vithoulkas: that was inspiring! So I called him up
and said: "Can 1 come and study with you for a month?" "Sure!" he
said. Before that day, Vithoulkas had never had anybody outside
of Greece come and do that. In those days Vithoulkas used to go
around from room to room and his doctors would take the case. In
the end he had a presentation from the doctor, asked a few question
and then prescribed. And he translated it for me. So I had a
golden opportunity of following him around, case after case.
But the knowledge I gained in a month was minuscule compared
to what I needed to learn. I said: "Okay, I will take up a
month again next year," so! did a second month. By the end of
that I was convinced that I had so much further to go than I had
ever imagined, that there was nothing to do but to close up my
practice until I got it: basic, confident knowledge. So that is what
did. I studied with Vithoulkas for two years in the seventies and
became a confident homoeopath. In return for the knowledge and
as part of my training, I translated "Science of Homoeopathy" into
Since then the results in my practice have been much more
profound and deep and Vithoulkas’ teaching enabled me to treat
deeper and deeper chronic diseases successfully; but it was the
mentality that I learned during the training with Vithoulkas, the
way of thinking. So I could learn more, starting from the base Vi-
thoulkas gave me. The way of thinking in Homoeopathy, the mentality
the way you can apply your knowledge tumed out to be very
important. Your own experience becomes the base of your knowledge,
and how you can apply it after that. Based on the foundation
Vithoulkas gave me, I could go on then on my own to practice.
I owe a great gratitude to Vithoulkas.
All I shall say during the seminar, the seed of it, comes from
him. What I have from my own experience is real, because it is my
own experience, but it comes from his mentality, too. I will try to
transmit that way of thinking to you.
Studying from the repertory and materia medica, boggles the
mind. Trying to study from the repertory is like reading a telephone
book and trying to get some meaning out of it. We are overwhelmed
by the information of the materia medica and what we do is try to
overcome this problem by trying to memorize as much as we can.
And we go in the books that have keynotes and take three or four
particular points and then we think we can take that information to
that patient, who has for instance a terrible anguish. With all those
pieces of information and some remedies you have memorized by
your mental and physical efforts, you think you will be able to cure
the patient. It doesn’t work that way, but in your own experience it
does work that way. To know any symptom, or to have a photo-
graphic memory doesn’t make you succeed. It can be true, but only
for some remedies you grasped.
Twenty remedies are real polychrests and it is possible to get a
cure of eighty to ninety per cent of the chronic cases with these.
Try to understand these remedies in depth, not just the data. You
can learn polychrests, the data. but you won’t get the kind of re-
sults you can get, eighty to ninety per cent (slow results - not fast in
chronic diseases). The essence is: how do you see the remedy in
the patient and after that, how do you fit the data. During this seminar
will discuss how to approach understanding the remedies
when you study them.
The big problem comes a few months after prescribing the (right)
remedy: the second prescription, a relapse and so on. The timing of
the remedies is very important. Discriminate between a cure, a Sup-
pression and a disruption. You have to know whether you did it
right or wrong. You have to be able to recognize what happens
when it happens and to know what to do about it. It is a critical
aspect in classical homoeopathy. Without that knowledge, all the
knowledge of the remedies - I don’t care how in-depth that is - is
irrelevant. You have to know how to apply the knowledge.
The first thing we should never forget when we sit in front of
the patient is that dealing with a patient is a total mystery. We
never know the total patient. In fact we have no idea what the
remedies actually do. We don’t know what we are doing. Wnen we
talk about high potencies that means the remedy has been potentiated
beyond Avogadro's number, there is no molecule left. We can
talk about theories and have all kinds of speculations, but does
anybody know what these little things do?
When I was a kid, we used to have a doctor kit and we played
being a doctor. At the end, after looking in the throat and so on
gave a remedy, a sugar pellet. Now lam forty-five-years old (1988)
and 1am still doing the same thing and it does work!
Don’t ask why homoeopathy acts, we know it does, it is testable.
However, don’t ever forget, fundamentally it is mysterious.
We are never sure what is going to happen until it actually does.
You test it according to the principles. In fact it is ridiculous what
we do, we give these little things with nothing in them ... But there
are principles. We don’t know why they are so, but we do know
that they are so. If things go wrong, you see it go against the laws.
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