Materia Poetica, Dr. Sylvia Chatroux’s
first book, is homeopathy in verse. Materia Poetica is
a collection of 101 original poems on the homeopathic remedies. Many
of the verses in the book are illustrated with antique woodcuts of the
plants that are the sources of homeopathic remedies.
With a combination of humor, imaginationa and careful
research, Sylvia has taken a poetic snapshot of each remedy incorporating
its indications and effects. Homeopathy is the essence of a healing
nothing captures the essence of that art more elegantly that Sylvia Chatroux’s
unique volume of poetry, Materia Poetica.
Poetica is available in a small, elegant volume
bound in green
cloth with gold leaf lettering, and it includes a ribbon bookmark.
Click here to see some sample
poems from Materia Poetica, or read on to see
some comments from reviewers:
Materia Poetica takes
the highlights and small points of homeopathic remedies and turns them
into unforgettable portraits that beg to be read out loud.
--Deborah Gordon, M.D., Homeopathic
Physician and teacher at Hahnemann College.
Materia Poetica is engagingly
instructive, a fun way to grasp the intricacies of homeopathic medicine.
--Gloria Schwartz, N.D., Naturopathic
and Homeopathic physician.
The poems are lively fun, unpretentious
and full of humor, just like Sylvia.
--Willa Esterson, C.C.H., homeopathic
physician and instructor, Santa Cruz, Calif.,
Sylvia has managed to include
most of the major keynotes of each remedy while the poems read with
a lively zest and humor that is thoroughly charming.
--Nancy Herrick, M.A., P.A., homeopathic
physician and co-founder of Hahnemann College of Homeopathy and Hahnemann