Consider the remedies under the rubric:
MIND - DELUSIONS - superiority, of ...
astat. aur. aur-m. aur-s. bar-br. bar-i. bar-met. bism-sn. caes-met. cinnb. crot-c. germ-met. granit-m. hafn-met. irid-met. Kola lanth-met. merc. merc-d. musca-d. osm-met. Plat. plb. plb-m. plb-p. polon-met. polys. rhen-met. tant-met. thal-met. tung-met.
Notice how many from the list can be mapped onto Row Six, of the periodic table - the Gold Series.
- Cs: caes-met.
- Ba: bar-br. bar-i. bar-met.
- La: lanth-met.
- Hf: hafn-met.
- Ta: tant-met.
- W: tung-met.
- Re: rhen-met.
- Os: osm-met.
- Ir: irid-met.
- Pt: Plat.
- Au: aur. aur-m. aur-s.
- Hg: merc. merc-d.
- Th: thal-met.
- Pb: plb. plb-m. plb-p.
- Bi: bism-sn.
- Po: polon-met.
- At: astat.
- Rn: Radon.
We all try to face the world, to assert ourselves and take on some sort of responsibility. The Gold Series, in Homeopathy is associated with the Brow Chakra, and the Universal Consciousness of the vMeme, which implies maturity, power and influence in the world.
The stages to the left side of the Periodic Table, as everyone knows have an incomplete outer orbital. This can be condisered a deficiency. The elements at the middle stages of the series are relatively stable, and the elements at the extreem right have excessive energy in the outer shell.
This is reflected in the behaviour of the Homeopathic Remedies in this series - they are all into responsibility in some way - afraid of it (Baryata), demanding it (Aurum), abusing it (Merc), or loosing it (Plumbum)!
Interesting to note however, that the same group of people can be found under the rubrics for fear of being murdered (and anthrophobia) . Perhaps those who persue responsibility and power keenly fear its erosion?
In terms of Karen Horney's coping strateges the Gold Series may represent a neurotic striving for power (which can have elements of anxiety and inferiority) ... they need to be right all the time, to be recognised and admired, and ultimately to exploit or control others. The tendency to move against people is stronger than the need to move towards people.
Refs: Synthesis. Homeopathy and the Elements.