Reviews & Comments
journals and readers
Links, international homeopathic journal,
Germany. June 2010; review by Kaare
Troelsen, homeopath, Denmark.
"This book is a true pearl, a welcome pleasure in the heap
of poorly researched books on homeopathy that are published.
The language is beautiful, the layout and images are exquisite
and the way the subject is explored, analysed and presented
is truly inspiring and insightful....
could, in the hands of some, easily become messy, overwhelming
and disorganized or meaningless, but Jo Evans makes it clear
and useful without it ever becoming too factual and dry only
or too ungrounded and speculative. The whole book is a product
of a renaissance-like mind that without fear unfolds various
fields of knowledge and relates them to reveal new and surprising
Jane Lindsay Lic.WSH, RSHom MAHA
AROH, in Similia, Australian journal of Homoeopathic
Medicine, June 2010
"This sea remedy book is much more
than a materia medica or reference book; it is a wonderful read
in its own right, utilising symbolism and mythology to help
the reader to appreciate the individual remedies and key themes.
The exploration of the [evolution of the] senses offer the reader
a unique opportunity to appreciate who we are and where we have
come from; the synchronicity and correspondences we find not
only within the sea but also within our own lives, and within
our practice of this wonderful, healing art and science
review of what Helios homeopathic pharmacy says about the book
"This is a book to ravish all five of your senses and,
as a user-friendly desk reference, will enable you to perceive
your patient's remedy through the vivid language of his/her
own expressive senses."
Francis Treuherz FSHom, in The
Homeopath, journal of the Society of Homeopaths UK.
"This is a superlative book
in every way; the sensual medium is the message, not only for
look and feel but for quality and integration of the information
about the medicines. I have never seen a materia medica with
so many sources and so much integration of philosophy with useful
material. I have a habit of reading an article from a journal
or a remedy from material medica in bed most nights. This one
is taking me longer as it is so rich and I look forward to more
early nights. Buy it for yourself or ask someone dear to you
to give it for your next birthday." full
MD, Austria. Editor
of Documenta Homoeopathica, Homoeopathic Physician.
Jan Scholten, homeopathic doctor,
author, researcher and international teacher, Utrecht, NL
"This book offers an invitation: a subtle and simply irresistible
one. From myth to neuroscience, from provings to cases, it offers
the reader every possible approach. Diving for our antecedents
in evolution, we rediscover senses that we have long forgotten.
Emerging from the depths of this work, sea remedies cease to
be just remedies. Future homeopathic books will be measured
against this one."
"This book is very well done. The themes allow an easy understanding
of the remedies and the beautiful pictures bring the whole to
life. It gives a good overview and deep understanding of groups
such as the Cnidarians [jellyfish and sea anemones]. Very much
RSHom(NA), CCH, Homeopath,
international teacher and author of Dreams, Symbols and
Homeopathy, publ. North Atlantic books, USA
"A beautifully illustrated and meticulously researched
book on the sea remedies that stands to become a classic. Sea
Remedies, Evolution of the Senses expands one's understanding
of these valuable remedies by providing a vast amount of empirical
data on provings and medical application, as well as stimulating
the imagination through an intimate understanding of the substance
and its role in mythology."
Andreas N. Bjørndal,
MNHL, Homeopath and Principal
of the Norwegian Academy of Natural Medicine, Oslo
"This book is the most extensive collection of remedies
from the realm of the oceans, and takes homeopathic materia
medica to a deeper level of understanding. The author's sensitivity
of perception and ability to extract the vital information from
natural science, qualitative science, literature and the homeopathic
knowledge-base, comes together in a coherent presentation of
sensations and functions, valuable polarities, and common themes
of groups and sub-groups. The beautiful design and pictures
bring you, like a dive, face to face with the colourful sea
realm and its remedies."
C Gray, MSc, RSHom, practitioner
of homeopathic Medicine, Educator and Trainer in Homeopathic,
Natural and Integrative Medicine, Australia, New Zealand and
internationally. Author of many
provings. including sea remedy provings
"Quality homeopathic source books are fundamental to our
accuracy as prescribers. Coordinating, compiling, researching
and participating in some of the provings that have contributed
to this work has been an all consuming labour of love for many
years. To see them so beautifully incorporated into this great
body of work by Jo Evans is so personally and professionally
satisfying. She has done a fantastic job of bringing these new
medicines to life, and to important practical use within the
Italiano MD, Lecturer in Classical
Homeopathy at the WHO Collaborating Centre for Traditional Medicine,
Centre for Research in Medical Bioclimatology, Biotechnologies
and Natural Medicines, State University of Milan. Scientific
Director of Dulcamara, accredited teaching centre of the Faculty
of Homeopaths (UK), in Genoa, Italy.
"This is a beautiful and phenomenologically meaningful
book. It focuses on the ways in which the senses create our
idea of reality. Our senses guide us in the most basic challenges
we face, just as with the early animals such as the sponge or
starfish, of exploring our environment and interacting with
all life forms. The author invites us to experience the sea
remedies by means of the senses. This is a journey into the
depth of our innermost experience: the origins of life and of
our emotions. The information in this book offers exceptional
opportunities for both homeopathic patients and prescribers.
It offers an opportunity to step back to the early stages of
life, in order to live harmoniously in the present and to create
a positive future."
Sian Thomas, homeopath,
"Jo Evans' book has arrived
and it is quite the most beautiful homeopathy book I've ever
owned - there is a lovely picture of an octopus holding a scallop
shell in a tentacle like a fan (it may have been about to use
it as an offensive weapon, but looks as if it is walking along
the sea floor on its way to a dance...) The information is accessible
and well set out and it's SO interesting."
Reviews of other work by Jo Evans
Women and Psychiatric Treatment,
Routledge, 2006, edited by consultant psychiatrists at the Maudsley
Hospital, London. Claire Henderson, Catherine Smith, Shubulade
Smith and Angela Stevens, ISBN 0-41521-394-0
Part IV, Ch. 22, 'Complementary Therapies',
by Jo Evans pp.304-318.
"There a few highlights
[in this book] -
the chapter on complementary therapies and how they work is
probably the clearest information I have ever seen. It is also
the only chapter that acknowledges the value of 'grey' research
produced by service users and community organisations."
Mental Health Today, October 2007, reviewed by Fiona Hill.
more reviews from journals
on the red arrow, to the left for a review from Simila,
Australian journal of homeopathy. Article starts at the bottom
right of the pdf.
on the red arrow, to the left for
a review from Dynamis, Norwegian journal of Homeopathy (in Norwegian
on the red arrow to the left to
download a review of the book published in The Homeopath,
Journal of The Society of Homeopaths UK, Spring 2010, (28:4).
on the red arrow to the left to
download a review of the book published in Similia,
The Australian Journal of Homoeopathic Medicine, June 2010,
Vol 22, Number 1