Aude Sapere! Hahnemann’s motto has an element of courage inherentin its meaning, encouraging the homeopath to ‘Dare to be wise’. Both wisdomand courage include the domain of the heart, described throughout spiritualliterature for several millienia as the location or abode of God. However, thecentral importance of a spiritual perspective in modern homeopathic literatureis largely overlooked, in part due to modern misconceptions of both God andthe heart (Love).Hahnemann’s references to God appeared in all the versions of his
, as well as throughout every aspect of his life, and in personalcorrespondence with fellow Homeopaths and colleagues, including the overallpractice of Homeopathy. Yet, modern provings are most often interpretedfrom a materialistic (i.e., as if nothing exists besides that which is material)and psychological perspective, which is considered to be compatible withmodern science and modern allopathic medicine. The psychologicalperspective appears to address the aspects of mind that includes feelings,delusions, aberrations, etc. Both the materialistic and the psychologicalapproaches do have valid functions, no doubt. However, the absence of aspiritual perspective in the modern practice of Homeopathy may at times limitthe interpretation of the data from provings. Similar limiting perspectivesencompassing all of the areas of homeopathic practice may be discussed in alater paper.The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the validity of a spiritualperspective for the Homeopath according to Hahnemann and many of theearly great Homeopaths, and to demonstrate how limiting perspectives arecreated from the absence of a spiritual perspective in modern homeopathicpractice.This paper mainly addresses the spiritual history of Homeopathy and spiritualreferences that are relevant to the interpretation of modern proving data,using the proving data of Rosa spp., as a pointer to the necessity of includinga spiritual understanding as it applies to the overall practice of modernHomeopathy.