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The Homoeopathic Compendium by David Little (6 Volumes, 4500 pages)
The Homoeopathic Compendium is a significant new publication in the field of homoeopathic education and a valuable resource for every homoeopathic library. It is the longest and most complete commentary of its kind. The six volumes in the series cover all the important aspects of the practice of Homoeopathy. The work is an attempt to fill in the lacunas in our present day understanding of Hahnemann’s teachings and is designed to bring the material up to date for the 21st century.
The homoeopathic healing arts require many years of study and experience. Whether you are a student or an advanced practitioner, The Homoeopathic Compendium will open up exciting new possibilities and greatly enrich your understanding and practice of Homoeopathy.
“I’m very happy and pleased to put a few words aout the long awaited titanic work of my admired friend and master David. My only thought now is, what remains to publish in homoeopathy? So complete is his masterpiece. I’m not afraid to say that I have read all our classical books, and as teacher and author myself I feel authorized to warn the reader that they have in their hands the most complete book ever written about Homoeopathy.
One cannot call himself a homoeopath as long as he / she hasn’t deeply studied the basics, ie, the Organon, and fully mastered the development of our art by our Master. Full knowledge of our history is part of this great picture too. Only with this understanding, deeply rooted into every cell one can then study the art of prescribing, and the materia medica. All these topics are brilliantly covered by David. Thank you so much for offering to the community this life work. With love, Ed”
“I am so impressed!!! I immediately sat down and started reading. It was hard to pull myself away. Every book is so beautifully and clearly written. The compendium is now my most treasured go-to source for homeopathic information of every kind.
Thank you for your many years of work in bringing this huge project to fruition.”
“What a monumental work! And not just by the sheer space it occupies on the shelf. We have here a simple and clear but also as complete as possible distillation of the history, philosophy, major notions and techniques of homeopathy as developed by Hahnemann, his students and his followers. It encompasses only the notions that have been experimented with and used for generations, leaving aside hypotheses and variations that might or might not become mainstream when better understood.
This compendium is the foundation of the correct practice of homeopathy. It should become the basis for each and every student in each and every college, no questions asked. One problem: it is addictive!”
Selected as an one of the official textbooks for our program at the Ottawa College of Homeopathy.
My name is Mokhtar Akbari, I am a homeopath, teacher and school administrator at the Ottawa College of Homeopathy in Canada. In the last few years I have been revisiting the foundations of Homeopathy and I happened to fall upon a little gem. The book is a 6 volume work called The Homeopathic Compendium by David Little. During my studies as a homeopath, one of the things I found the most difficult is to get an understanding of the wide array of homeopathic practice and teachings. There have been so many great old masters each with their works and it boggles the mind to try to make sense of where to start and who to read. Also, many of the older philosophy books are written in older English which makes them inaccessible to read for some. What is unique about this textbook is that it has a very good summary of the progression and history of homeopathy and homeopathic philosophy throughout Hahnemann’s Life and also throughout the life of many of the old masters of homeopathy. These are the pioneers that established the guidelines upon which our practice is based today. The book gives an accurate description of the philosophy contributions of all of the older master like Lippe, Hering, Roberts, Kent, Boger, Boenninghausen, and many others. It also explains their methods of practice and how they agree or differ from one another. The level of academia in these books is truly remarkable. David Little studied all of the case books of Hahnemann in depth and helped me for the first time to understand Hahnemann’s teachings in a deeper way. And this in turn helped me to better understand some of the more contemporary methods in homeopathy.
No book is perfect and the textbook is maybe too detailed in some sections, but overall, I have found it to the the best textbook out there to rigorously teach students the basics of homeopathic practice. It comes with a Materia Medica and I have also find it to be logical and inclusive of most homeopathic methods. In any case, what matters truly is that no matter which particular “school” or “method” of homeopathy we prefer, I think we all recognize that it is crucial for homeopaths to have a solid understanding of the basics of homeopathy. This is the foundation of everything else we build for the improvement of this science. This book lifted a cloud from my head in terms of much of the confusion surrounding different aspects of homeopathic practice such as miasms, different types of repertories and repertorization techniques, case management, the differences between the 5th and 6th Organon and how this impacts practice today, and many other subjects.
I cannot say that i agree with all of the ideas and teachings contained in this book as its scope is immense, and I will tend to disagree with some part or the other of any homeopathy textbook which I read. But overall, when you look at the totality of the textbook, it is a true gem and I hope it will reach the entirety of the worldwide homeopathic community. We have adopted it as one of our official textbooks for our program at the Ottawa College of Homeopathy and I believe that it will become a standard textbook in the teaching of homeopathy in the future. All homeopathy students and most homeopaths will find within its pages new items of learning that will help to advance their understanding and practice of the science of homeopathy.
Sincerely, Mokhtar Akbari, Homeopath
Ottawa College of Homeopathy, Ottawa, Canada