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LACHESIS (The Surucucu) as a Teacher, Through they Eyes of those
Comments From Her Students:
I’ll tell you, Mrs. Surucucu is one of the smartest teachers I have, but there’s just no pleasing
to get my braces adjusted. She knows I do that once a month. Still, she accused me of
skipping her class. She was so angry I couldn’t even reason with her. She’s suspicious of
all of us. She always thinks we’re up to no good.
At lunch in the cafeteria we were joking among ourselves. We were talking about a movie
gossiping. She’s just hyper-sensitive.
I hate it when she gets overheated. She opens all the windows in the classroom. We’re
everything, and the arteries in her neck and temples pulse visibly. Looks like she’s going to
keel over when she’s like that. I get worried she’s going to have a heart attack or
something. I don’t want to have to be the one to give her CPR.
Sometimes I can hardly keep up with her. She talks so fast and gets so excited about the
up or we ask her to repeat herself. Its almost as if she is going so fast that she can’t even
remember what she says!
of the more sensitive students crying when she gives them a tongue-lashing. It’s like she
knows exactly the right thing to say to hurt their feelings. I really don’t like her very much.
always do my work. I really think she did it because she thought I was talking about her in
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the cafeteria. She wanted to know the next day if I had had any “interesting” conversations
talking on break about his pet snake and showed us a picture of it, and she overheard us. I
thought she was going to faint right then and there. She went pale and had to leave the
cafeteria after she saw the picture. I never thought she would be afraid of anything – she’s
so mean at times that I think snakes should be afraid of her!
stylish. I really wish I could wear clothes like that. Her husband is a hunk. But I think she
thinks he’s fooling around on her alI the time. She doesn’t always talk very nice about him.
Comments From Her Colleagues:
maybe. She seems to be really sensitive at times, and really explosive at others. I tend to
tiptoe around her – I’m never really sure whether she will fly off the handle, accuse me of
sleeping with her husband, or take me into her confidence to gossip about someone else.
She seems like a really jealous type, or something like that. Its almost as though she feels
the need to make sure she is seen in a good light and to do that, she has to put others
married – well – can’t tell you how I would like that chase. Those clothes she wears don’t
help. Not really revealing per se, but…well, enticing is a good word. Loose at the neck,
flowing and wispy at the waist – almost a tease to imagine what she has underneath. She’s
not the best looking woman, but she’s lithe and there’s just something…well…stirring about
her…in a dangerous sort of way, I guess. Its intriguing to a guy like me.
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She’s very bright. Very smart. Knows a lot. In fact, I am amazed at how much she knows,
given she isn’t that old and for all intents and purposes has an average education – not like
a PhD or anything. But she’s got it together intellectually. Sometimes maybe a little absent-
minded, but usually very quick, on her toes – hard to keep up with her sometimes.
old, but she seems to suffer a lot with her health. I really thought her husband was beating
her for all the bruises she gets –they sometimes argue a lot. She insists that she just
bruises easily and deeply and that he’s never laid a mean hand on her. The bruises are so
dark and purple; it seems to me that they are just too big to be accidental. When she has
the headaches or the bruises, just a light touch causes her the greatest pain. She says
when she hurts that much, she may as well just give up because she feels like she’s already
dead. She has a lot of ‘girl’ problems, if you know what I mean. She gets really awful sore
lot. She rubs her eyes a lot and tries not to look at the light. She keeps half the lights off in
her classroom, come to think of it…the students are always talking about “the cave” they
have to study in. I thinks she must have eye trouble, because sometimes it looks like she’s
to understand. She talks lightning fast, changes topics all the time, and she sometimes
mumbles under her breath, like she’s talking to herself or something. And once in a while
she just stops, right in the middle of a sentence – as though her train of thought simply
Comments From Her Supervisor:
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Muta is a bright teacher and very dedicated to her work. She is very intense at times,
though, and on a few occasions I’ve had to speak to her privately about some challenges I
think she should work on. She’s a bit of a pessimist and sometimes gets a little too personal
with her comments in staff meetings and with the students. Most of the time she is very
positive and upbeat. But sometimes she just seems to lash out –some days she is very
sensitive. Her students all seem to do well under her guidance, but I’m not sure its so much
because she is an inspirational teacher as it is that she is a fearsome one!
something has snatched my thoughts away. I have trouble concentrating when this
happens, and I get easily confused.
husband bought her a new car, and I was beside myself. I have a nice car, I have no
reason to feel this way. I should be happy for her, and instead I’m jealous and secretly feel
spiteful about it.
I always feel better as soon as my menses start. Up to that point, I get horrible headaches,
going to happen, or I know ahead of time that something will happen. I also have horrible
nightmares sometimes. They’re awful.
much crime. It is simply too oppressive for me. Sometimes people can be so evil to one
really pissed off at someone at work after they said something to me. Before I even knew it,
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I literally destroyed her with my words. I felt like striking out, I couldn’t seem to help myself.
This patient is already suffering some of the pathology that Lachesis treatment can help:
neck and waist, sore throats, and of course some of the key affections of the mind: jealousy,
gossiping, suspicion of her students, loquacity, loss of thought, and what seems to her students
and peers as unwarranted attacks and what they describe as “meanness.” Reactions to her will
differ, of course, depending on the constitutional types of her students and the staff of the
school (and her husband, of course!), but there seems to be a general consensus that she is
Without treatment, we can expect her condition to deepen gradually, and perhaps shift
discharges. She will likely develop heart and circulatory problems, difficulty breathing, and a
worsening of her eye problems. Lachesis has a strong affect on the blood and circulation, and
as this occurs, the headaches will become more and more violent with the disturbances in her
blood. She may describe sensations in her chest of constriction, oppression, and a feeling “as if
the heart is suspended by a string.” This may be accompanied by irregular heartbeat,
palpitations, and a heavy heartbeat that is felt throughout the body as a pulsing sensation.
Clothing about the neck and abdomen already appear to trouble her, and this will also
stool, and ultimately develop bleeding hemorrhoids. Wounds will bleed easily and freely, but
with a dark, old looking blood. These will likely heal with difficulty and may even threaten to go
septic. She is likely to develop varicosities as well.
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and inability to find the right words. Her state of mind will increasingly move towards anxiety,
imagined fears and suspicions, and increasing sensitivity to all the senses (noise and touch in
particular). She may become more introverted, suppressing her emotions and sexuality as she
succumbs to deeper symptoms– which will simply cause more and more aggravation of her
condition. Left-sided symptoms may move to the right as they worsen.
She could begin to suffer (if she isn’t already) from violent, dangerous, or frightening
and her sense of well-being. Symptoms of the mind (such as suspicion, jealousy, anger, fear,
difficult memory, religious affections, and so forth) will deepen and can lead to insanity or fear of
insanity. As her life progresses, we can expect to see her condition worsen with situations
promoting “ailments from” in Lach patients: loss of loved ones, mortification, anger,
disappointment, and discord (which, as she worsens, is apt to happen more often in her
relations with others).
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School of Homeopathy
Student ID: H6973Y/N
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DELUSIONS, thinks he is away from
DELUSION, that his mother is dead*
DELUSION, that heart is too large*
JEALOUSY, as foolish as it is irresistible*
DELERIUM, changes subjects rapidly*
DELERIUM, from fatigue, study, etc*
DELERIUM, from mental exertion*
INDUSTRIOUS, in the evening*
MANIA, after mental exertion*
MEMORY Active, from suppressing sexual
UNCONSCIOUSNESS, on looking
FEAR, of insanity
WEEPING, at soothing poetry*
FORGETFUL of everything that had
occurred for six years*
HURRY, as night*
FEAR, in the evening
DELUSIONS, that it is always afternoon
FEAR, of death
DELUSIONS, that he himself is dead
DELUSIONS, that time has come to die
Insanity, crawls on the floor*
DELUSIONS, that body is lighter than air
DELUSIONS, sensation of flying
FEAR, when riding in a carriage
DELUSIONS, thinks that he is on a
DELUSIONS, converses with absent
DELUSIONS, house is full of people
DELUSIONS, of being double
DELUSIONS, errors of personal identity
DELUSIONS, errors of personal identity,
thinks that she is someone else
DELUSIONS, sees devils
DELUSION, thinks medicine is poison*
FEAR, after eating
DELUSIONS, that is about to receive an
DELUSIONS, has suffered wrong
DELUSIONS, thought he was pursued by
DELUSIONS, is being injured
FEAR, of misfortune
FEAR, of impending disease
FEAR, of apoplexy
FEAR, of heart disease
FEAR, of infection
DELUSIONS, snakes in and around him
DELUSIONS, sees thieves in house
FEAR, of robbers
FEAR, that someone is behind him
FEAR, or people
DELUSIONS, sees people, that someone
is behind him
DELUSIONS, is being injured by his
DELUSIONS, sees visions
DELUSIONS, beautiful, landscapes
DELUSIONS, sees beautiful visions
DELUSION, visions, clouds of colors*
DELUSIONS, sees visions on closing the
DELUSIONS, illusions of fancy
DELUSIONS, sees images, phantoms,
DELUSIONS, sees fantastic visions
DELUSIONS, sees wonderful visions
DELUSIONS, hears voices
DELUSIONS, fancies he hears music
DELUSIONS, fancies he hears music,
DELUSIONS, hears sweetest and
FEAR, of thunderstorms
AILMENTS, bad news
AILMENTS, death of loved ones
AILMENTS, death of a child
AILMENTS, discords between chief and
AILMENTS, discords with one’s friends
AILMENTS, discords with one’s parents
AILMENTS, emotional excitement
AILMENTS, fright, during menses
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