Dream Chapter in Synthesis repertory – A comparative study

Dr Jubin   BHMS,MD(Hom)
Calicut. Kerala  

Repertorium Homoeopathicum syntheticum was edited by Frederick Schroyens.It was based on 6th edition of Kent’s Repertory. Its first edition was RADAR in the year 1987. RADAR was first developed as research project at University of Namur, Belgium under supervision of Jean Fichefet who is a professor of Maths. His sympathetic reaction after the homoeopathic cure of his son was the beginning of everything. The repertory contained 3712 medicines, from 390 sources. The addition of information in successive version of Synthesis has been stepwise.

This chapter includes the Dreams in Sleep .According to Dr. Farokh. J. Master’s Homoeopathic Dictionary of Dreams they are one of nature’s miracles and not the result of a wandering mind in sleep. Dream is an interface between the process of life and our conscious personality.

They can be 

  1. Expression of what is happening in the physical body.
  2. Way of balancing the physiological and psychological activities in us.
  3. Enormously original source of insight and information in us (Scanning information and new ideas).
  4. Expression of human super senses.
  5. Meaning of solving problems, not only in our personal life, but also in relationship and work.
  6. A way of reaching known world of experience and presenting intimation from unknown.

Single 3 mark medicines and rubrics in the Dreams chapter of Synthesis
1. PRUDE, being : Tub. 

Clinically Relevant Rubrics in The Dreams Chapter
ABSURD (Strange; Mind-Foolish) : Glon., Sulph. 
ACCIDENTS (Disaster; Explosion; Misfortune) : Ars., Graph.
AMOROUS (Coition; Mind-Amorous) : Am-m., Ant-c., Canth., Con., Graph., Hyos., Ign., Lach., Nat-c., Nux-v., Olnd., Op., Ph-ac., Phos., Plat., Puls., Sabad., Sep., Sil., Staph., Thuj., Viol-t.
ANXIOUS (Frightful; Nightmares; Unpleasant; Mind) : Acon., Alum., Am-c., Am-m., Arn., Ars., Bar-c,., Calc., Carbn-s., Cocc., Graph.,. Kali-c., Lyc., Mag-c., Nat-c., Nat-m., Nat-sil., Nit-ac., Nux-v., Phos., Puls., Rhus-t., Sil., Spong., Sulph., Thuj.
BUSINESS : Nux-v., Rhus-t
– day, of the : Bry., Lach., Mag-c., Nux-v., Puls., Rhus-t., Sil.
CALLING out : kali-c., thuj.
– help; for : kali-c., lil-s.
– someone is calling : ant-c., merc., sep.
DEAD; of the : Ars., Mag-c., Thuj.
DEAD bodies (Coffins-unknown; Skeletons) : Anac.
FALLING : Bell.,Thuj.
height, from a : Thuj. 
FRIGHTFUL (Anxious; Grimaces) : Am-m., Ars., Aur., Borx., Calc., Calc-ar., Carb-v., Con., Cina., Cocc., Crot-c., Graph., Kali-ar., Kali-br., Kali-c., Lyc., Nat-m., Nicc., Puls., Sil. 
– waking him : Lyc.
JOYOUS(Comical; Ludicrous; Pleasant) : Op.
MISFORTUNE (Accidents; Disaster; Events-unfortunate; Loss) : Graph., Lyc, Nux-v., Puls., Thuj.
NIGHTMARES (Anxious; Unsuccessful- shriek; Mind-Weeping-Nightmare: Sleep- Anxious) : Paeon., Sulph.
PLEASANT ( Joyous; Peaceful; Quiet; Wonderful) : Calc., Nat-c., Op., Puls., Sep., Staph., Viol-t.
ROBBERS : Alum., Mag-c., Nat-m. 
SNAKES : Arg-n., Lac-c., Ran-b., Ran-s.
STRIVING (Exertion; Vexatious: Work) : Rhus-t. 
VIVID (Wild) : Anac., Aur., Carb-v., Graph., Luna., Lyc., Nat-m., Nat-sil., Phos., Rhus-t., Sil., Sulph. 

Rubrics and Subrubrics Not Found In Kent’s Repertory
1. ACCIDENTS (Kent ) :
– fatal accident : Graph.
– struck by lightning, being : Arn. 
2. DISEASE (Kent) :
– AIDS : bamb-a.
3. EVENTS : aster., crot-t., plan.
– during weeks and months; as if events transpired in dreams were : sang.
– forgotten, long : Sil.
– future, of : Acon.
– read : Bry., Calc-phos. 
. previously heard, read, talked or thought about : Ant-t., Rhus-t. 
– height; from a : haliae-lc.
. landing easily; and : marb-w.
– leaps; great : apis.
. air; like abird through the : apis.
– water :
. he is jumping into : Tarent.
. men jumping into : mag-s.

Meanings of Words 
Absurd : Foolish.
Abuse : Insult.
Abyss : Bottomless chasm (A deep cleft).
Accidents boat foundering (sink completely).
Accuse : Represent as responsible for crime or fault.
Acquaintances : A slight knowledge, a person one knows slightly (Make aware of)
Acrobat : Performer of acrobatics (Involving spectacular gymnastic feats)
Amputation : Cut off by surgical operation.
Annoy : Cause slight anger to.
Applaud : Express approval especially by clapping.
Armor : Protective metal covering especially that worn in battle.
Arrest ; Legal seizure of an offender.
Aspire : Have a hope or ambition.
Astray : Away from the proper path.
Asylum : Protection (Mental institution)
Autopsy : Post- mortem
Baffle : Too difficult for.
Banquet : An elaborate ceremonial meal.
Baseball : A team game in which the batter has to hit ball and run round a circuit.
Betray : Be disloyal to hand over to an enemy
Boar : Wild pig.(Male)
Boast : Talk with pride about one’s achievements or possessions.
Bully : A person who hurts or intimidated others who are weaker.
Cannonading : A Continuous gunfire.
Cannon : A large gun.
Carousing : Drink and to be merry.
Cauterise : Burn to destroy infection or stop bleeding.
Chase : Go quickly after in order to capture.
Coffin : A box in which a corpse is placed for burial or cremation.
Comical : Causing amusement.
Conciliation : Male less hostile or angry.
Conflagration : A great fire.
Conspiracy : A secret plan made by a group.
Contempt : Despising or being despised.
Continual : Constantly or frequently recurring.
Contraband : Smuggled.
Contradict : Say that a statement is untrue or a person is wrong.
Coronation : The ceremony of crowning a monarch or consort.
Crazy : Insane, very foolish.
Cross road : A place where roads intersect.
Cylinder : An object with straight sides and circular ends.
Declivities : Downward slope.
Defamation : Attack the good reputation of .
Deliberate : Slow and careful.
Departure : Setting out on a new course of action.
Descending escalator : Descending and moving staircase.
Desert : Abadon.
Disgust : A feeling that something is offensive or unpleasant.
Dominoes : A small oblong piece marked with 0-6 pipes used in the game of dominoes where the aim is to match pieces with the same value.
Duels : A fight or contest between 2 persons or sides.
Duvets : A thick soft bed quilt,.
Electrocute : Kill by electric shock.
Embarrass : Cause to feel awkward or ashamed.
Exasperation : Annoy greatly.
Excelling : Be very good at something.
Excrements : Faeces.
Excrescence : An outgrowth on an animal or plant.
Flay : Strip off the skin or hide of or cricticize severely.
Flee : Run or hurry away from.
Forms grotesque : Very odd or ugly. A comically distorted figure, a design using fantastic forms.
Fragment : A piece broken off something.
Funeral : A ceremony of burial or cremation.
Genealogy : A line of descent, study of family pedigrees.
Glorify : Praise highly.
God repudiating : Reject, disown (Hyper)
Graceful : Move elegantly.
Humiliation : Cause to feel ashamed and foolish.
Incest : Sexual intercourse between very closely related people
Indecent : Offending against standards of decency, improper, inappropriate.
Insurrection : A rebellion.
Intimidating : Influence by frightening.
Intrigues : Arouse curiosity of or a secret love affair.
Knell : Sound of a bell tolled after death.
Laborious : Needing or showing much effort.
Loathsome : Unwilling.
Llama : A South American animal related to the camel.
Lucid : Clearly expressed.
Ludicrous : Ridiculous.
Lurid : In glairing colors, vividly shocking or sensational.
Meadow : A field of grass.
Mow : Cut down or kill or destroy by a moving force.
Monstrous : Outrageous , shocking, huge, ugly and frightening.
Mutilate : Injure or disfigure by cutting off a part.
Mortification : Humiliation.
Mule : Offspring of a horse and donkey, stubborn person.
Noah’s ark : Ship built by Naoh to escape the flood.
Pinch : Squeeze between 2 surfaces especially between the fingers and thumb.
Precipice : Very steep face of a cliff or rock.
Procession : A number of people or vehicles going along in an orderly line.
Prude : A person who is too easily shocked especially by references to sex.
Reconciliation : Make friendly after an estrangement. Induce to tolerate something unwelcome, make compatible.
Reproach: Express diaapproval to a person for a fault or offence.
Remorse : Deep regret for one’s own wrong doing.
Resurrection : Rising from the dead, revival after disuse.
Roam : Wander.
Rouse : Wake.
Rowdy : Noisy and disorderly.
Running vainly : Unsuccessfully.
Shriek : Shrill cry or scream.
Skate : Boot with a blade or wheel attached for gliding over ice or a hard surface.
Sleigh : A sledge drawn by horses or reindeer.
Smear : Spread with greasy or dirty substance.
Smelling tinder : Dry substance that catches fire.
Solemnities : Serious, not smiling, formal and dignified.
Somersaults : A leap or roll turning one’s body upside down and over.
Somnolence : Sleepy.
Splendour : Splendid appearance.
Stag : Full grown male deer.
Strangle : Kill by squeezing the throat.
Strive : Struggle or make great efforts.
Terrapin : Fresh water turtle.
Treason : Treachery towards one’s own country.
Triumph : A great victory or achievement.
Unify : Unite.
Vampire : A ghost or reanimated body believed to suck blood from living humans.
Venegance : Retaliation or revenge.
Wade : Walk through waste or mud.
Whip : A cord or strip of leather or a handle used for striking a person or animal.


Dreams chapter :
1. Dreaming, general :

  • Asleep on falling : Kali-c., Nat-m., Sil., Spong., Staph., Thuj. 
  • Awake, dreams while : Acon., Bell., Fl-ac., Ign., Nux-v., Op., Ph-ac., Phos., Sil., Sulph.
  • Closing eyes on : Sep.
  • Continued, waking after : Chin., Lyc., Nat-m., Psor.
  • Continuous dreams : Phos. 
  • Daytime, periodically during : Cann-i.

Sleep during : Nux-v.

  • Emotional causes from : Acon., Alf., Ambr., Cann-i., Cimic., Coff., Gels, Hyos., Ign., Kali-br., Nux-v., Op., Sep., Stram. 
  • Fever during : Nux-v., Puls., Spig.
  • Menses during : Nux-m.
  • Perspiration with : Ars., Phos., Sep.

Sleep chapter is with subsections. Last is Dreams.

  • Dreams in general, Anxious, of animals, of battle, of the dead, of difficulties, of falling, of fire, of ghosts, of bad luck, of quarrels, of shooting, of thieves, of thunder, of water.
  • Confused.
  • Continued – after waking, continuation of former ideas.
  • Historical with indifference, indifferent in day’s business.
  • Of mental effort, of excelling in mental work.
  • Pleasant of dancing, of fantastic, of festivities, of gold.
  • Intellectual full of imaginations, journeys, joyful, of love.
  • Unremembered.
  • Vexatious, disgusting, with humiliation, of illusion of hope, of sick people, with strivings, of vermin.
  • Vivid.
  • Waking.

3. Boenninghausen’s Characteristics and Repertory By C.M.Boger.
Dreams is in chapter Sleep as last subsection.
In general, followed by dreams in alphabetical order and in the end Aggravation.

Bibliography :

  1. Repertorium Homoeopathicum Syntheticum 8.1 Version.
  2. Boenninghausen’s Therapeutic Pocket Book.
  3. Boenninghausen’s Characteristics and Repertory by Dr. C. M. Boger
  4. Homoeopathic Medical Repertory by Robin Murphy.
  5. Repertory of Homoeopathic Materia Medica by Dr.James Tylor Kent.
  6.  Homoeopathic Dictionary of Dreams by Dr.Farokh.J.Master.

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