In other words:
The salts of life. Get healthy and stay healthy with Dr Schüßler’s mineral salts.
The famous natural medicine doctor, Dr Schüßler, was of the opinion that many illnesses can be traced back to a disturbance in the mineral, or cell salt content in our bodies. With the homeopathic preparation of certain minerals the natural healing abilities of the body can be boosted.
Herr Heepen will introduce the gentle and effective healing qualities of the mineral cell salts described by Dr Schüßler and will inform on their use in every day health problems.
Petö related the different salts to astrological signs of the zodiac and the astrological qualities attributed to people born under these signs.
Petö often stated who he was quoting at the beginning of a chapter, but as well he often mentioned people in the middle of paragraphs, and at other times he wrote whole chapters before mentioning anyone. And some chapters are so full of names that it is difficult to follow the gist of the matter!
I have tried to write a list and index of all the people mentioned. I pick out a few of them now and then to google. I like to try to get some idea of some of the influences on original “Petö Thought”!
A few of those with a mention are:
Dr Rudolf Vischow -
(13 October 1821 – 5 September 1902) He was a German doctor, anthrolpologist, public health activist, pathologist, biologist, and politician. Referred to as the Father of Pathology” and founded the field of social medicine.
Clara Schlaffhorst and Hedwig Andersen –
Both born in the 1860s. In 1897, they translated Leo Kofler's book The Art of Breathing, and developed a holistic approach from it :
Verbal and also non-verbal communication are governed by posture, mobility, wakefulness etc. These terms describe not only the external but also the internal characteristics of a person. Thus every enhancement of external physical features also influences the state of mind and therefore the development of the personality.
Quoted by Petö as saying that the health of the soul and of the body have more connections with each other than society in general would like to believe!
He was mentioned in the chapter with the title “Man must be treated in his entirity”. Kneipp is still a very popular “cure” in Germany. All sorts of preparations are available and many clinics and spa towns offer “Kneipp rehabilitation”.
There in this one chapter Petö mentions at least a dozen other names on one page, including:
He was the Hungarian inventor of Iridology.
The Wikipedia translation of this is so funny that I have printed it here as it appears:
Dr Francis Robicsek -
My favourite find of all is Dr Robicsek. He is mentioned in relation to breathing and fighting sleeplessness. Petö actually described exercises that Robicsek suggested to encourage sleep.
This paper is about the Mayan ritual of extracting the heart of animals and humans in acts of worship.
Clara Schlaffhorst- HedwigAndersen -
Sebastian Kneipp –