Workshop 3: Kent
Kent – Will & Understanding, Mirror & Magnet With David Mundy FSHom
Kent’s book, ‘Lectures on Homeopathic Philosophy,’ was David's first introduction to homeopathy. At the time (over 45 years ago) he was practicing as an acupuncturist and the book was a gift from a colleague. After reading the first chapter David was ‘hooked’ and so began his long journey of discovery.
Kent’s ideas differed in many respects to Hahnemann and were greatly influenced by the Christian mystic, Emanual Swedenborg. These ideas influenced the development of homeopathy. The schism that occurred between schools of homeopathy was due, in no small measure, to Swedenborg’s influence.
Kent was a product of his age and David believes that in rejecting his approach outright we may be throwing the baby out with bath water! Can so-called Kentian homeopathy and practical homeopathy ever meet?
In this presentation, using case examples, David will talk about Kent’s philosophy, his influence on him and how he eventually came to develop the idea of ‘The Mirror and the Magnet.’