We all pass through various stages in our lives. From unborn child, infant, child, adult, elderly person to our death. “The circle of life” as the Buddhist call it.

While passing through all those stages and having to deal with various issues, each of us has a specific state of mind that accompanies us our whole life. We are born with it and die with it. This state of mind has to do with where we get stuck.

When we look at our lives, we’ll see that both in our childhood and adult lives there are always specific themes we constantly stumble on. Every time the same blockade, in a different form indeed, yet every time the same uncertainties, or the same sensitivity for a certain something, or every time the same things that make us angry. It is the central theme in your life.

You could say that these recurring issues are our “programme”.

The discovery Sankaran made, is that this programme corresponds to and is a manifestation of the world of a “substance” that we live. A specific plant, animal, mineral, nosode, sarcode or imponderable. In short, of something else of life here on earth.

You will find the manifestation of that profound programme everywhere. In the symptoms, modalities, emotional life, mind, vital issues, sensations and energy. It will manifest itself everywhere.

If we succeed in finding exactly the right programme of a person that matches with exactly the right homoeopathic remedy, then we will be able to see profound healing with our patients.

Those are the wonder cases in which someone’s symptoms and vital matters truly heal.

A way to find precisely the right homoeopathic remedy is the evolutionary point.

At which point in “the circle of life” has someone got stuck?

Which evolutionary point of mankind goes together with the vital issues and problems of this person?

Each programme has an evolutionary point. This is best seen in the mineral kingdom. That is where Jan Scholten has initiated this perception with his pioneering work on the periodic system. The periodic system is the blueprint of our existence on earth.


When we require a mineral for our patient, the main theme will always be a DEFICIENCY.

Somewhere something is missing, there is a need for something.

Subsequently, the art is to discover where exactly we can find this deficiency, this lack, this need. Which row from the periodic system? And which stage in that row?

In short:

Period 1:

We haven’t been incarnated in the matteryet,we still experience life in full connection with the all, Hydrogenium.

Period 2:

Conception occurs, Lithium.

We grow in the womb in complete dependency, Beryllium, Boron, Carbon.

We are born and have to pass the narrow birth canal, Nitrogenium.

We take our first breath, Oxygenium.

The umbilical cord is cut, Fluor.

Period 3:

We’re going to discover our own identity, form our personality, make our own choices. And are, at the same time, still very dependent on the love and care of our mothers and fathers, or we try to break free from them.

Period 4:

We go to school, learn to take care of ourselves, earn a living, work, create a home, start a family. We learn right from wrong, learn to perform, the superego is prominent.

Period 5:

We learn new things, are creative, discover, share, teach and coach other people. We want to shine, bring the world something beautiful.

Period 6:

And eventually we are going to take the profound responsibility for ourselves and the world.

Period 7:

Then we mature and die.

This is the process we all pass through in our lives.

In an anamnesis it is the art to see where our patient got stuck, what his state of mind is.

In doing so, we do not consider the current state of life, but the inner state of mind. An artist doesn’t, by definition, need a homoeopathic remedy from the silver series, the most profound state of mind can also be a medicine from the lithium series.

Thanks to the work of Yakir we now can make a classification in stages of development in the plant kingdom similar to the one in the mineral kingdom.


The classification Yakir has used, deals with the dicotyledons, plants with two seed lobes, to which 95% of the plants known to us in the homoeopathy belong. In addition she has also made a classification for the monocotyledons, plants with one seed lobe. These I won’t discuss in this article.

Whereas the periodic system is a generally established unit in chemistry, there are many different classifications used to classify plants. Yakir uses the system of Cronquist, which starts from the plant’s appearance, its phenomenology. And the classification in subclasses runs from externally little developed plants to more complex plants.

For me it is a logical step to use the plant’s phenomenology because, precisely in homoeopathy, we use the study of the phenomenon that takes place before our eyes. Yakir has discovered that the classification of little developed plants to more complex ones goes hand in hand with where the sensitivity is of the plants concerned.

So we don’t look at the structure problems that correspond with the point of evolution, but we look at the sensitivity problems belonging to that point of evolution.

Also Jan Scholten does pioneering work in mapping the plant kingdom. He uses the APG system, which classifies plants through their DNA-code. His classification considers the capability of the various plant families, thus, a more mineral approach of the plants, based on the periodic system.

Both classifications of plants are complementary and increase our knowledge of the plant kingdom.

Personally, I find it easier to find the similimum in the plant kingdom through the Yakir system.

Let us learn more about few subclasses with case examples in the further articles..


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