Speech of Prof. George Vithoulkas after his nomination as Doctor Honoris Causa in Dr. Viktor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Timisoara (Romania) - 12.10.2012
Respected Rector, Respected Vice Rectors, Respected Members of the Senate, ladies and gentlemen,
Today is an important day not only for me personally but for homeopathy as well.
An important day for me personally because you are honoring me nominating Doctor Honoris Causa and therefore I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all members of the Senate who took the decision of this nomination.
I feel that today the whole world is in turmoil and in the brink of a global catastrophe. The mentality of the western people, mostly of scientists and politicians, seem to be in a state of confusion.
I have hardly found anybody today that denies this fact. My question is why we arrived at such a state of animosity between nations, why so much selfishness and greed has manifested in our behavior that brought upon us so much insecurity, anxiety, depression and unhappiness instead of feelings of peace and brotherhood ?
It is my experience – in examining thousands of cases in the last fifty years- that the general state of health, especially the mental condition, of those who had access to the best possible medical care, has been gradually deteriorating.
But why is it that those who had such a good medical care with vaccinations, antibiotics and hormones have been «altered» in their mental and emotional states as to create a generation so hardhearted and primarily a mind which is so selfish and greedy?
Is the natural evolution of human beings to become more and more selfish and materialistic, nurturing hatred and divisions or is it to become more and more spiritual, serene, happy and joyful, caring for each other ?
I know from personal experience and observations that all humans have the potential of experiencing elated states of happiness and bliss if they manage to get rid of their selfishness. I have seen this happening in the most healthy of them. If an individual is in such a state of happiness, there is not the least possibility of doing harm to others. The question is why such individuals are so few today in the western world as not to be able to form a critical mass to resist the negative aspects developing more and more every day.
Why then, it is that the western world, that is considered to be the leaders of the whole world today are promoting all these negative qualities of hatred and divisions, nations against nations, races against one another, religious sects preaching hatred and divisionism against each other and all this situation threatens to annihilate the human race from the face of the earth?
Could the minds of those politicians, financiers and scientists who are making global decisions be sane and healthy?
What we know from our homeopathic experience is that our daily decisions and actions many times are influenced and sometimes even dictated by our mental-emotional pathology. This is not a theoretical aspect anymore, today we know that it is a fact.
If the above assumptions are correct, then obviously something has gone terribly wrong concerning the health of the general population of the western countries.
The question is: Why?
Without ignoring the contribution of several environmental factors that affect health, without ignoring the influence of the modern competitive societies in creating anxieties, fears, insecurities and aggression, Ι estimate that the greatest contribution in the creation of the mental state of contemporary people, lies with an unwise overuse of conventional chemical drugs, hormones and vaccinations, that have affected deeply the human organism and also the function of the brain.
According to a research that was carried out in our Academy for more than thirty years, the outcome was published in a leading medical journal with the title «The Continuum of a Unified Theory of Diseases», which shows the role of chemical drugs in suppressing diseases towards the very central part of the human organism which is the brain.
What was amazing for me was to observe that any chemical drug designed to combat a particular pathology, after been inserted into the organism, did not have a somewhat «vague» side effect but followed a determined pathway in the organism, many times triggering the inherent predisposition -the weak points- of the patient for manifesting chronic diseases.
If we assume that the above assumptions are close to the truth, then we have to admit that the present state of the global politics and global finances are the outcome of sick minds, that cannot see anymore the essential and the obvious -which is the promotion of happiness and joy for all people- but on the contrary they seek devious ways for managing the masses in order to exploit them. Then we have to accept that we have a difficult medical problem to solve and for this purpose, all of us who are concerned with the health of the general population, have to sit together with a critical mind to find the best solutions.
I do not believe that conventional medicine so far has been able to give reliable answers to the main medical problems, especially in chronic diseases. Neither homeopathy has all the answers but I am sure that academic medicine will be benefited by the impregnation of new ideas and perceptions coming from a system with totally different point of view, which is Homeopathy.
I hope that this meeting will be the beginning of a dialogue that can end into the emergence of a new paradigm in medicine, less harmful and more humane.
Perhaps in the near future we may envision that New Schools of Medicine will emerge where students will be taught not only the technological medicine but also will be inspired by their teachers as to bring out the best qualities of a healer which is an inner state of love and wisdom, for the benefit of their patients.[Source]