Blue triangle butterfly

 

PROVING PROCESS AND NOTATION

Making the remedy

The freshly laid egg of the Blue Triangle butterfly (Graphium sarpedon choredon) was collected at Rosebank, N.S.W, Australia, on 24 February 2005, around midday.

The egg hatched on 1st March 2005, and the larva was fed with Camphor Laurel (Cinnamonum camphora).  It pupated on 23 March 2005 and emerged from its pupa as a butterfly on 16 April 2005, around 8.30am.  The remedy was made with the live butterfly, using a radionics box, 6c, on 17 April 2005, before freeing it into the rainforest.

 

Proving process

Though starting off with equal numbers of male and female provers, the final lineup of people that actually went through with the proving were mainly female (maybe it is more a female psyche remedy?).

It was decided to do a mixture of potencies as follows:

 

Prover

Potency

Sex

Age

Start Date

Doses Taken

1

6c

F

44

24/4/ 05

4

2

6c

F

55

9/5/ 05

5

3

200

F

41

15/5/05

4

4

200

M

56

23/5/05

6

6

1M

M

31

10/5/05

3

8

30

F

59

12/5/ 05

3

9

30

M

47

27/5/ 05

2

10

30

F

51

8/5/ 05

6

11

30

F

61

8/5/ 05

 

 

Six doses were to be taken over two days, stopping as soon as symptoms occurred.  Instructions were given as from Jeremy Sherr’s methodology.  Supervisors were allocated to each prover.  A preliminary case was taken of each, and the prover was asked to begin taking notes and to refrain from other substances for approximately one week before the proving.

A meeting was held on Monday 9th May to inform provers of note-taking and the process involved.  The group then ran up the remedy by hand from the 6c to the 30c.  The remedies were distributed, and each prover was to start on a suitable day for them and to let the supervisor know when they started.

All provers (except for prover 06, see notes below) did not know what they were proving until the final proving meeting in November 2005.

Supervisors kept in contact with provers daily while symptoms were strong, and less frequently afterwards, for a period of at least a month.  Extractions were done when each prover finished, with supervisor pulling out symptoms that were relevant only to the proving and leaving out old or irrelevant symptoms.

 

Notes on the proving and provers.

Prover 06 was the only prover to know what the remedy was while taking it, as he looked after the butterfly from egg through to hatching.  He has been a passionate butterfly lover, chaser, and collector all of his life, so it had to be a good remedy for him!   It should also be noted that he commonly dreams of butterflies, so these dreams should not be taken as something special.

After the second dose of the remedy on the first day, Prover 06 vomited and gagged continuously through the night, until eventually he was given an Ars alb 30, which relieved the symptoms and put him to sleep.  The proving ended with this event.  However, he continued to keep a diary, and it would seem that the butterfly still had an effect on him as he began experiencing new states.  These symptoms were not included in the final proving extraction notes unless they were totally new and re-experienced when he recommenced the proving.  No more remedies were taken for a three week period, after which, he began the proving again.  For this reason, symptoms experienced after these first two doses and in the three week interim have been noted with (first time) next to them. 

Prover 09 also experienced nightly gagging and vomiting.  His proving ended on day 02 when he took antacids and no further proving symptoms were noted or experienced.

Prover 10 took a few drops of Sage tincture on day 06 of the proving after intensification of her hot flushes.  It is hard to distinguish the effects of this.  Although she has had Sage tincture before that helped her hot flushes, they had never completely disappeared before.  She also continued to experience different symptoms that were new to her, so it has been assumed that the Sage didn’t interrupt too much with the proving, although still should be noted.

 

Proving notation

“Prover number, potency, day:hours:minutes after first dose”.

For example:

01, 6c, 00:05:00 means: 01 is prover number 1, 6c is potency taken, 00:05:00 means the symptom occurred five hours after the initial dose on the first day (day 0) of the proving.

Some provers experienced symptoms immediately after taking a second or third dose.  This has been noted, when it seemed relevant, as time after taking the dose, with the day since the proving began in brackets.  Eg.  00:00:05 (day 3), meaning that the symptoms occurred five minutes after taking the dose on the fourth day (Day 0 is the first day) of the proving.

 

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