RESULTS OF MOLDAVITE GROUP PROVING
Group proving of eight provers over one week period.
Method: water immersion and or potentised remedy up to 10M
The provers were encouraged to follow their individual intuition regarding potency and frequency of dosing. Meditation was also encouraged.
Moldavite was already proved in 1994 and the remedy is described in Colin Griffith’s New Materia Medica. However, none of the provers had looked into this information and some provers had no information at all on moldavite as a stone either.
Revealing hidden secrets
Getting things done
Burning: sensation of burning in the soles of the feet was a common symptom. The sensation extended to the sense of smell (smelling burnt, like something left on the stove for too long) and sense of taste (burnt taste in the mouth, bitter).
Ears: ringing in ears
Feeling energy all over the body, in a swirling motion
Restlessness at night when the remedy was taken in the evening. Provers who normally have restless sleep, however, reported sleeping very deeply after taking it.
One prover reported mouth ulcers
Calm, steady energy
Desire to be outside, even in extreme weather conditions
Interest in Star Wars and galactic themes
One prover had a dream about tombs being opened, other provers had dreams about dead people. The theme of the dreams was uncovering secrets, hidden truths, shifting of identities.
COMPARISON WITH MOLDAVITE DESCRIBED IN COLIN GRIFFITH’S NEW MATERIA MEDICA
Moldavite was proved in 1994 in the 30c potency.
Brings up hidden truths that have laid buried for fear of ever coming to light
Unresolved emotional trauma.
Colin Griffith explains how this is a very syphilitic remedy and it is best prescribed whenever there is some block to the patient’s progress, provided the patient is grounded enough emotionally.
It is interesting to note how one of the provers in our group felt very jittery and agitated in the physical presence of the stone: like there was too much energy and she could not take it, however, the potentised remedy had a positive effect on her.
The emotional symptom of irritability is not present in the New Materia Medica. This may be due to the fact that we proved higher potencies than 30c, which may have caused aggravation.
Sleeping issues are also not mentioned in the NMM: we all found that Moldavite was best taken in the morning, in order to avoid restless sleep in those who normally have good sleep.
The NMM mentions Cantharis and Causticum as complementary to Moldavite in the treatment of burns from any source and especially from radiation. Particularly when the affected part turns black. This could perhaps be taken into consideration when treating patients with side effects from chemotherapy.
Grief: unresolved trauma from grief. Our group had many dreams involving dead people, sense of unresolved trauma.
Stone of protection: in the NMM moldavite is described as the “stone of protection” in esoteric therapeutics. This characteristic has been experienced in the group as setting stronger boundaries, taking decisions without worrying about other people’s opinions, feeling decisive and confident.
The NMM lists the effects of Moldavite on the different chakra, however, we felt the remedy has a great affinity with the heart chakra. The NMM mentions how grief and trauma may have propelled the patient onto a path that is not their true path, which contributed to illness. This concept of not being true to oneself came up in our group proving through a particular dream, where the prover saw a person with multiple faces, interchanging and shifting.
This is definitely not a remedy to be prescribed as case-opener and it is probably a good idea to start with 30c to begin with. As this remedy brings up past unresolved issues in quite a forceful way, it is necessary for the homeopath to assess whether the patient is ready to receive such information, without destabilizing the healing process. The provers who increased the potency up to 10M experienced extreme fatigue and drowsiness. At 1M there was energy but also irritability, snappy behaviour and mean words that usually kept in check.