The question to ask the reader here, is who can separate the normal (health) from the abnormal (disease) disposition in these descriptions? Who would like to see if they can approximate these spictures’ to the actual provings in pharmacography? Which is fact, an which is fiction? which belong to the realm of philosophy, and which to mediicne?
Scholten has become so immersed in his own fancy, as to have lost any connection to what it is a physician is supposed to deal with.
J.Scholten Homœopathy and Minerals
The most important characteristic of Kali people is that they are very conscientious. They are people with strong principles, they have their rules and norms and they stick to them: ‘a man of his word’. They are therefore very reliable, correct, stable and self assured. They have a great sense of duty, are serious and responsible. In the course of time, however, this can go too far and the negative side might start to come up: being rigid, dogmatic, moralistic, conservative, stoic.
In order to live according to their principles, they have to control the other aspects of their life, such as emotions. They prefer routine to new and unexpected things. Playful and artistic traits are hardly acknowledged. That is why they seem to be materialistic, but they are more pragmatic and down to earth than egoistic.
This control is expressed physically in the form of constipation or difficult labours. They hold on to things, are closed and reserved.
In spite of, or perhaps because of, this control there are many fears, but these are often only felt physically in the form of stomach problems. They can also be quite ‘jumpy’, as unexpected things are not under their control. Connected to this is their great sensitivity to being tickled. Tickling makes you laugh, you have to surrender to your emotions, and their control does not allow this.
They are closed and do not easily share their inner feelings. But they are not melancholic, like the Natrums. One could sooner call them optimistic. They achieve what they want to achieve, through perseverance and hard work.
Their sense of duty is expressed in their work, their tasks. Perhaps ‘task’ is an even better theme for the Kali’s than ‘duty’. They are very task-conscious. They are very hard workers, able people, the builders of society. They are practical and pragmatic. They work hard and steadily, although they don’t overdo it. They are not real workaholics.
They have a sort of fatherly aura. Professions in which they thrive are e.g. manager, policeman, judge, translator, bookkeeper.
They are, on the whole, very family orientated. The family is very important to them and they work hard to support them.