There have been so many requests for a list of the books that I study from…”What’s in Sue Meyer’s Library!” Too Funny!
At first, I thought, no big deal. Just start listing them. But oddly enough, when I sat down to start going through my library, it became very personal!
I love to chit chat and have conversation with good folks, but my personal life is my personal life. Books? Oddly enough, I take them very personal. I didn’t know I did, but I do. I’ve spent so many hours, weeks, years, studying, and carrying them around wherever I go that I suppose, they are like my little children!
So, when asked for a list?
Well, I thought…ok. I’ll put together a list of my all time favorites! The books that I feel are my ultimate…Can’t Live Without books.
These are the books that I built my “Classical” foundation from and am so thankful for. These books can and will give anyone all the understanding of Homeopathy that is needed to truly understand the workings and goings on of Homeopathy.
Every other style of homeopathy comes from the basics and principles taught in this list.
I say style because every great homeopath has a style, a way of case taking and perceiving that which is not balanced within the body. Every style has its merits…but all great homeopathy has a solid foundation. And that solid foundation can be found and taught from these books.
So, here is my short list of recommended reading:
- Organon of Medicine, Samuel Hahnneman – for obvious reasons!
- Gould’s Medical Dictionary (Fifth Edition or older)- I consider this a foundational book for disease and terminology. Just like in the old Detective movies, they would say: “The names and places have been changed to protect the innocent.” Well, I say, “Today, in these modern times of pharmaceutical monopoly, the names of disease have been changed to confuse the innocent!”
So, I believe the study of disease in imperative.
- Grays Anatomy-Essential to anyone needing the physical terminology in old homeopathic journals and books. For my Naturopath studies as well, this book was key. I already had a solid foundation of anatomy, but I needed more in-depth knowledge.
- Lectures on Homeopathic Philosophy, James Tyler Kent – A Must Have.
- Lectures on Homeopathic Materia Medica, James Tyler Kent – A Must Have.
- Repertory of the Homeopathic Materia Media, James Tyler Kent – Again, A Must have for the serious student. This is the official Materia Medica used in CHC testing and is very effective for use to follow rubrics.
- Homeopathic Cell Salt Remedies, Nigey Lennon and Lionel Rolfe -One of the best books on Cell Salts that I’ve found to date.
- Homeopathy in Diseases of the Teeth & Gums, Dr. Y. R. A -An excellent book that teaches the pathways of relation between tooth and organ. Excellent reference to have.
- Desktop Guide, Roger Morrison – This book is imperative for any student, as all the Keynotes from this book are the “Must Know” Keynotes for the CHC Test.
- The Prescriber, John H. Clarke – An awesome little book for looking up an illness or disease to prescribe for. (Of course any good homeopath knows that it is a rare chronic case that is cured by a set protocol…so this book is excellent for basic, acute [sudden onset] disease)
- Dictionary of Practical Materia Media, J.H. Clarke.- My first Materia Medica, and still one of my favorites and includes the most popular and most used remedies, even today.
- Constitutional Medicine, John H. Clarke – Again, a favorite that I’ve read and re-read. Here is where I learned of Compton Burnett, and Von Grauvogel’s studies. I love this deep physiological look into homeopathy.
- Miasms and Nosodes, Louis Klein – This is an excellent book for the advanced student who desires a deeper understanding of the relationship between the Miasm and the Nosodes most often used within that disease state. Like I said, this is quite advanced and I do not recommend it until after a solid understanding of All the above books is met.
I hope that you are able to add some of these wonderful books to your own library. May God bless you in your study of homeopathy.
God bless you and yours,