Understanding the Roots of Disease
In 1987 Dr. Jeff Levy started the
homeopathic treatment of a cat diagnosed with feline leukemia. Five years later, after
several intense crisis periods, the cat tested negative for the disease.
"If I hadnt understood the nature of
miasms," Dr. Levy told us in a recent interview, "I wouldnt have
understood why the cat kept going into these crises. But when you understand how deeply
ingrained miasms are, then its not surprising."
What are miasms? According to Samuel Hahnemann, the father
of homeopathy, they are an "infectious principal" (Dictionary of Homeopathic
Medical Terminology) which expresses itself in the specific diseases we see in people
and animals. Another definition, according to Dr. Levy, is "chronic disease hat is
inheritable." Species, families, and cat breeds can pass miasmatic tendencies across
generations, though it is important not to confuse this with genetically passed
Miasms can also be created through the use of suppressive
medicine or other environmental factors.
Miasms are an energetic understanding of disease that
transcends our commonly held assumption that all illness is explicable in purely physical
terms. "The virus doesnt cause the disease," Dr. Levy told us, "The
disease belongs to the cat. Thats a hard thing for people to understand until they
learn to think homeopathically."
George Vitoulkas, the author of The Science of
Homeopathy, states that "disease is a result of a morbific stimulus which
resonates with a particular level of susceptibility of the organism." In other words,
the disease and the creature are vibrationally linked. A miasm, in light of this
definition, is a weakness in the creatures Vital Force which allows an opening to
form, letting in the morbific stimulus. "The miasm is part of the being," Dr.
Levy told us.
There are three basic miasms described by Hahnemann. The
psoric miasm is the most fundamental level, The Mother of All Chronic Diseases. Hahnemann
maintained that all psoric disease could be traced back to a simple skin itch. On a
mental/emotional level fear is a major part of this miasm. Susceptibility to any other
miasm depends on the presence of psora. The second miasm, the sycotic, is characterized by
warts and tumorous growths. The third miasm, the syphilitic, is not often seen in animals,
but a fourth miasm, the tubercular, is associated with the wasting away and can be seen in
the symptoms of feline leukemia and similar diseases.
"In order to understand feline miasms," Dr. Levy
told us, "you need to understand the differences between cats and people on a very
"Cats have a lot of energy at a high level,
theyre very psychic and seem to be able to communicate directly on the level of
thought. This ethereal quality and sensitivity is in a sense a purer energy, and on a
physical level this is expressed in their claws which can be used with surgical precision.
They make a living by hunting with speed and precision.
"But at the same time they have energy on a very base
level, a very grounded level. These surgically precise claws are used to hunt for food.
Cats are carnivorous, pure predator.
"Where I see miasmatic problems arising is when the
unity of the higher and lower energies is separated. It creates an opening, a tear in the
middle, for disorder and disease to come in. Right now, my understanding of this process
is on a philosophic level and it is difficult for me to express it in terms of
We asked Dr. Levy if he felt this split in the cats
soul came about through domestication.
"No, its not because of domestication, its
because of the vaccinations, the poor quality food, the toxins in their environment.
Its what weve done to them, including all the inbreeding associated with pure
bred cats. These breeding practices tend to amplify the miasmatic elements that are
One of the major disease issues for cats arises out of
their sensitivity to toxins. According to Dr. Levy, "this relates back to the purity
of energy cats need to maintain. One place you see this a lot is in the kidneys which are
cleansing organs and which are overtaxed on a physical and energetic level."
Another major area of disease for cats is the entire
digestive tract, seen in everything from gum disease to hepatitis to inflammatory bowel
disease. This is where the nutrients are absorbed and the elimination of toxins occurs.
But it is with feline leukemia that we see the obvious
creation of a miasm from suppressive medical interference.
"I believe that feline leukemia," Dr. Levy told
us, "evolved because of vaccination for panleukopenia. And then with vaccination for
feline leukemia the cat just came up with a different disease, F.I.V. (also known as
feline AIDS). You can see this in cats who are vaccinated and later turn up with the
symptoms of feline leukemia but still test negative.
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