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Promethium muriaticum Remedy Overview
The essence of Promethium muriaticum is
captured in the Myth of Prometheus (See Myth of
Prometheus). Basically, Prometheus decides to
defy the Gods who have kept the use of fire for
themselves, and deliver fire to the humans. As a
penalty for this magnanimous act, Prometheus is
chained to a rock and his liver is eaten by an eagle
Within this remedy you find both humility and
superiority. The superiority of one who has the power to assist others combined with the humility of knowing they must only act for good and not for evil. In the end, their motivation will be for others, often finding themselves giving too much of themselves (as with Prometheus and his liver) in service to others. You can wrap this into the themes of the Gold series, in which Lanthanides are considered a part of, but with Promethium muriaticum it goes further than just responsibility. It goes to an inherent choice that each of us have whether to walk towards the light or remain hidden in the dark. And for them to walk into the light, they can only do this if they are bringing others into the light as well. To find healing in this area, they need to find a balance between giving and receiving, and to learn to make their own journey without the responsibility for others on their shoulders.
This core dilemma is often represented by a battle. For them, this is a battle between good and evil or between the light and the dark. In their mind the evil side is very dark and very evil. It represents injustice as well as harm to innocent victims. Archetypically this darkness is represented by most of the villains in the movies; villains who threaten to kill innocent bystanders in order to get their way. This archetypal tale is re-told again and again in hero sagas; Star Wars, Superman, Batman, The Lord of the Rings…For Promethium, in this battle between the good and the dark forces, the dark forces represent the hidden potential, atomic power, within themselves.
For them, they know they have a large potential inside of them, they are just unsure if they will succeed in their lofty aspirations. As far as acting, they know they will have to, this is inevitable for them. If they hold back or hide, the energy within them builds up wanting to be released. There was a dream of an immature eagle, representing the noble aspirations of the eagle in an immature, unrealized state.
Another key aspect in this remedy is the desire for “Fore-thought” This aspect is also captured in the myth, Some call this column in the Periodic Table “control freaks.” From the point of view of this remedy, they view it as “information gathering.” In their mind, the repercussions of making a mistake are dire. They will wait until they can see the decision clearly before they act. Here they can be stalled indefinitely waiting to “know.” This information gathering can become anticipatory anxiety and a mind full of cares and worries. They can become doubtful and confused. Inside, they know, but the world around them makes them confused and they will fail to act. For them, clarity is very important. They will desire at upmost to see things clearly.
Promethium is a radioactive element. Therefore, we see a deep issue with instability. To compensate for this they will “contain” their power or energy in the hopes that it will not escape and become too large or too difficult to manage. This is similar to the idea of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice, who thinks he can manage this magical energy, but it soon gets out of hand once it is unleashed. It might be similar to Carcinosin trying to control the chaos. For Promethium the chaos is really about disintegration. To prevent this they need to hold tightly to things. This is another nod to the idea of “control freaks.” While they can be carefree in a way, spontaneous things that might involve performance are not a good idea. This can translate into a desire for order. With this internal chaos, they can easily feel overwhelmed. When this happens, they will get irritable and want to be left alone. The solution for this is to just have one task taken off their list, then they will calm down. Another downfall of this situation is the fear of actually being too powerful. This is another inherent aspect that holds them back from being all that they can be.
Most lanthanides will have an aspect of hiding, and Promethium has this as well. Because this mineral is found deep underground, this “deep” aspect is seen in the remedy. They are concerned with “deeper” issues, superficial topics don’t interest them as much. There can also be “deep grief” associated, which does not come to the surface easily. They can also experience the sensation of “Heaviness” – similar to what you might find in other heavy metals.
In they desire for clarity, they try to detach from situations so they can see more clearly. Being detached and distant is a difficulty for them as they also crave “deep” human interaction. In this detached state, they can be relatively calm in a situation that might otherwise be stressful. It is as if they are rising above and not engaged in the minutia of everyday life. They have this interesting perspective that life is a bit of a game. It’s as if they have inside information/knowledge. They are watching people and their earthly sagas with a bit of detachment, They will be absent-minded and easily distracted. They can become easily unmotivated, complaisant and procrastinating. It is just sometimes too monumental for them to act. At other times they can be very industrious and creative when they are motivated.
They can be extremely self-critical. They will feel guilty and reproach themselves very easily. You won’t see this expressed as much. They can often avoid conflicts for fear of making a mistake or making someone angry.
In the end for them it is an issue of self-realization, of being your full potential. There are dreams of moving up levels, or being unable to move up levels. This is an individual issue and they value their autonomy and independence within this context. For them, self-realization comes back to a simple choice that they can make for themselves.
In children, they will be good kids, perhaps too good, who may easily get bullied. The issue will be whether to stand up against the bully or not. The remedy may help them to stand up in their own defense.
The muriaticum element brings in a fear of betrayal and connection to mothering. They can feel forsaken and can brood about disappointments, keeping all the thoughts inside, They have both a desire for connection as well as a desire of independence. They like to be independent workers but for them rewards and motivation are only possible if there are others involved.
Physical Summary Promethium should be considered a headache, migraine, remedy.
Remedy Summary by Dave Johnson  (Independent of Proving) Gold (and by extension, the gold series) is symbolic for perfection, the highest, the ultimate, the supreme. In the material world, this ideal is embodied by the element of gold itself. Gold also represents spirituality and the fullest expression of spirit. And for the alchemists, perfection was characterized as transforming one’s base instincts (lead) into gold.
In the material world, gold carries an extreme polarity—the wealth gold brings can used for the highest good for the whole, or it can be used for funding wars of misguided and more limited visions of a perfect world. This polarity can also be found in the spiritual realm, as one who is seeking the highest vision can experience an equally strong resistance to that realization.
In homeopathy, the gold series remedies are matched with individuals who seem themselves as carrying a weight of responsibility to themselves and others, and if they don’t meet the standard they expect of themselves, they can engage in self-reproach which is not so amenable to positive input from others. This can feel heavy, and the gold series remedies can experience heavy depression.
The lanthanides, which are part of the gold series and sit both at the 3rd column (the first step into autonomy) and a second position matched with the sequence of elements in the series above, there’s a sense of inner potential, light, horsepower, gifts, capacity, etc., which is not able to be fully expressed. One may feel there’s a birth needing to happen, but it hasn’t happened yet.
In the following symptoms, it’s not surprising provers experienced a battle between good and evil forces, reflective of the gold polarity in the spiritual realm. And with promethium, sitting at column 7*, there’s a need for control over a scenario that’s big and daunting, and where one would ideally elicit advice and experience from others before proceeding. In the same way, the resistance may be felt as a group which works in concert for its own end purposes. So it’s also not surprising that with promethium we see an element of doubt about whether the battle will end in victory.
And finally, given that promethium as with all other lanthanides also occupies a position at the 3rd column, we see a sense of one’s inner light, voice, capacity, strength, gifts, etc., experiencing a dilemma relative to full expression in the outer world.
Keeping in mind that promethium is a radioactive element, and at column 7 one is trying to exert as much control over the situation to avoid failure, we can see how one could also experience a strong desire to “hold things together” (control) so things don’t fall apart (radioactivity).
Muriaticum (the element chloride) is the only anion promethium bonds with. As one of the halogens, which don’t bond tightly with other elements, muriaticum can experience some kind of imbalance or challenge related to connection, support, mothering, nurturing and care. For example, the person gives more than is being returned, in an effort to maintain (what seems to be) tenuous bonds with others, or one cares for one’s own or others’ children with a desire that the children don’t experience the same neglect or loneliness felt in one’s own childhood. One can either cling tightly to connections, or alternately, accept the idea that bonds are not tight and one is bound to be disappointed by others’ leaving.
 Dave Johnson is a faculty member at the Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy in Minneapolis Minnesota. He has been practicing for 15 years and currently resides near Madison Wisconsin. Dave has done extensive work with the Periodic Table remedies especially the Lanthanides.
Promethium muriaticum Mental Themes Selfless, To be the hero “I am full of gratitude that I can dance for these people who cannot or will not dance for themselves.” “I see as image of a planet, and here is Superman, and here is the blackness, he will defend and keep blackness from taking over, Superman is strong and selfless” “The impossible situation or problem is only solved by the right person who can beat it. I want to, or need to be that smart one” The essence of Promethium muriaticum is captured in the Myth of Prometheus (See Myth of Prometheus). Basically, Prometheus decides to defy the Gods who have kept the use of fire for themselves, and deliver fire to the humans. As a penalty for this magnanimous act, Prometheus is chained to a rock and his liver is eaten by an eagle every day.
Within this remedy you find both humility and superiority. The superiority of one who has the power to assist others combined with the humility of knowing they must only act for good and not for evil. This archetypal story is re-told in many stories, Star Wars, Superman, Batman, The Lord of the Rings… In the end, their motivation will be for others, often finding themselves giving too much of themselves (as with Prometheus and his liver) in service to others. You can wrap this into the themes of the Gold series, in which Lanthanides are considered a part of, but with Promethium muriaticum it goes further than just responsibility. It goes to an inherent choice that each of us have whether to walk towards the light or remain hidden in the dark. And for them to walk into the light, they can only do this if they are bringing others into the light as well. To find healing in this area, they need to find a balance between giving and receiving, and to learn to make their own journey without the responsibility for others on their shoulders.
Selfless, “Superman will defend, he is strong and selfless” I felt light, and happy that I was helping people by doing the proving. (16) Image of a planet, and here is Superman, and here is the blackness, he will defend and keep blackness from taking over,Superman is strong and selfless. They would give completely, to their detriment. I think Superman does die. They could die… (7) It is like a huge game that everyone must play, but not everyone wants to play. Some have to learn how to fight, otherwise they get bullied. You just can't get bullied. You have to stand up, stand up in the light. (14) I was more interested in the individual women, recognizing their value to me and our sisterhood. (4) We received a call for help and were happy to be able to get out and assist my son & daughter-inlaw again with some cleaning & painting. (10) I thought of Finite and Infinite Games, "Infinite games do not have a knowable beginning or ending.