2The elegant translucent web of the spider has, for millennia, represented the concept of interconnectedness. We speak of the web of life.
3Chief Seattle, chief of the Suquamish Indians wrote in a letter to the American government when they wanted to purchase land from him:
4“This we know: the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.”
5Indra’s Net “Imagine a multidimensional spider’s web in the early morning covered with dew drops. And every dew dropcontains the reflection of all the other dew drops. Andin each reflected dew drop, the reflections of all the otherdew drops in that reflection. And so ad infinitum. Thatis the Buddhist conception of the universe in an image.”Alan Watts.
6Grandmother SpiderShe who weaves the world with her web
8An Ancient Remedy Hemostatic Wound dressing Intermittent fevers Asthma and tubercular cough
9Homeopathic Uses Remedy for sleeplessness (physical dose) “produced a calm and delightful state of feeling, followed by a disposition to sleep." "The most delicious tranquillity, resembling the action of opium, and followed by no bad effects.” Clarke
10Anshutz from a paper published by Dr. S. A Anshutz from a paper published by Dr. S.A. Jones in for intermittant fevers, spasms, & asthma (physical substance)
11BoerickeCardiac sleeplessness, increased muscular energy. Excitement and nervous agitation in febrile states. Dry asthma, harassing coughs; periodic headaches with EXTREME NERVOUS ERETHISM. OBSTINATE INTERMITTENTS. Acts immediately on arterial system, pulse full, strong, compressible. Lowers pulse rate frequency. Masked periodical diseases, hectic, broken down patients. Symptoms come on SUDDENLY with cool, CLAMMY skin. Numbness of hands and legs when at rest. CONTINUED CHILLINESS.
12Christopher Sowton Proving 2002 ThemesGetting sick, heat, foggyFrigid, spaced out, catching cold, fluNot Welcomed, wanting to be included, teenagerFeeling left behind, like an intruder,awkward, wanting to be part ofthe group
13Tela Themes (Sowton proving) Desperate living conditions, end of the worldLost on a desert island, lost in a big city, dark existence,rations, nuclear war.Biting, stabbingKnives, vampires, fear of being bittenRestaurantsHaving a bad experience in a restaurant.
14Tela themes (Sowton proving) Unable to communicateSeparate from others, no one answered the phone, negativecommunications, unable to verbalize, clairsentient but notverbal, watching from the periphery.Disconnection of upper/lower, awkwardDizzy as if disconnected, top and bottom half of bodydisconnected, cannot connect with legs, feel lonely, cold,and disconnected.
15Sowton’s evaluation for prescribing Incipient head coldsFoggy, flushed feeling in headSensation of disconnection between upper and lower partsof the body.Feeling of not being included or rejection from a social gathering.(including sensitivity to seating arrangements)Difficulty communicating or speaking.Bad experience in a restaurant.
16Spiderweb silkContains 42% Glycine and 25 % Alanine depending on speciesGlycine improves sleep when taken at night.Glycine is an inhibitory neurotransmitter and plays an important role in synaptic plasticity - the ability of the connection, or synapse, to change in response to use or disuse of transmission over synaptic pathways.
17Tela Theme Connection/Disconnection Interconnectedness Making New ConnectionsRecent protests and downfall of Mukbarak in Egypt on 2/11/11