Constatine Hering

Back From Mumbai - Recent Trends In Homeopathy

17 years it took for me to get back there. And, from the moment of arrival, engulfed by the fetid smells and damp heat of the city, I started to ask myself, “Why did I wait so long?” It felt like I had come home. It is said that a visitor either loves or hates India, that there is little room for an indifferent attitude. Life unfolds unadulterated in front of you; extremes of order and chaos, wealth and poverty, the sublime and the base, the attractive and the repugnant, of joy and suffering exist in a proximity to each other that is at odds with our experience. Certainly, it is not everyone’s cup of tea.

I found myself immediately enthralled, invigorated and also quite comfortable. The streets of Mumbai (formerly known as “Bombay”) - like those of most Indian cities - are teeming with life. They were a source ceaseless source of curiosity and stimulation.

Water Machine

John had sort of warned me. “Has Andrea called you about the water yet?” When I told him she hadn’t, he continued, “Well, she will. She’s really into it.” I asked for a little more clarification. “It’s some machine she got, does something to your drinking water. You’ll definitely hear about it.”

Sure enough, about a month later I got the call. Forewarned forearmed, as the proverb says. Andrea is nothing if not enthusiastic, and she has been a wonderful inspiration, source of information, let alone an entertaining conversationalist for a number of years. She is the fairy Godmother of an informal group of people, some professional healthcare providers, some laypersons, interested in non-conventional healing techniques.