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My Name is Jennifer Cunningham, C.Hom., M.C., C.T.Hom., Ph.D., D.D.

I am writing this testimonial as an eyewitness, for posterity. As a former Kent Homeopathic Associates (KHA) also assistant to David Warkentin at the very beginning of the homeopathic computer program mac-repertory. I was there and I have my story to tell.

Because I belief This story is important and it is a Historical fact filled with important information for all people concerning homeopathy as well as Vega's and David's work. Vega Rozenberg helped tens of thousands of cases and students and this story must be told together with the great number of people he has positively impacted.

Vega has never been given the proper credit for his original and Gigantic contribution and idea of grouping remedies into families or his contributions to these features in MacRepertory and Reference-Works. Vega had a set of Boxes which he taught for many years at his school. He generously allowed David to include this material for the programs. But that is but one fraction of the story.

David once told me, he didn't know to judge Vega's homeopathy, but "it is always Vega Rozenbergs students who end up finding the correct remedies

[at different international conferences]."

It was no coincidence that David (mis)placed Vega's material into the Families feature because it was, in fact, Vega who introduced the concept of remedy families to David. All this happened Many years before remedy families became a hot topic at seminars and a big feature in the two separate computer programs.

Vega who came to teach in San-Fransisco at the time, then sat down together with David Warkentin and gave him the first original idea of grouping the remedies into their respective families. Vegas Ideas which David worked on contain over six thousand remedies used in the libraries for these programs. It took David years to assign, group and organize remedies into their respective families as well as figure out how a family "method" could be developed into a “feature” that would help find the similimum. Today, the family concept of remedies is so commonplace in these programs and in homeopathic studies, that it seems as if they were always there.

But they weren't always there and it wasn't until Vega Rozenberg dared to face the resistance in the community and he shared the idea with David that this well known and well used concept was fully integrated and used in all features of MacRepertory and ReferenceWorks. Vega was grouping remedies into his “Vega Boxes” long before remedy families became a hot topic at homeopathic lectures, seminars and program features. He was grouping remedy families into various boxes whose names encapsulated their pathology and spiritual essences, and he was teaching to thousands the concepts of families and grouping in various ways from plants to animals and more. This was not always met with a welcome but he was rather considered to have broken tradition and even though some people bad mouthed him and tried to push him aside he continued to spread kmpwedge.

In order to get a perspective, It is important to understand that only Twenty years ago, most homeopathic schools and seminars in the United States focused on materia medica and finding the similimum. Selecting the correct potency was an off the cuff topic and case management wasn't even a subject for school and homeopaths simply used whatever personal preference they desired in their office. Vega was already teaching these methods and had an effective system all set and clear as to what needs to be done.

As time went on and based on my experience I came to recognize Vega's clarity to see the spiritual totality of what needs to be cured and his ability to relate and group remedies within spiritual perspective and Vega's perception of cases and remedies were light years ahead of our materia medica and philosophy books. Vega's mastery is powerfully revealed as he is able to relate it to those who stay around to listen long enough. I learned a lot from Vega but it was only after attending about 30 days of full seminars that I started understanding that I must be patient and that a quick fix system is not what works in order to accomplish lasting results in homeopathy..

My unique history and experience in homeopathy gives me a different perspective and position from the majority of homeopaths. During these modern day homeopathic movement, I saw what happened behind the scenes, I refereed disagreements, negotiated contracts and smoothed over many relationships. I I was privy to all that was business in homeopathy. Along the way, I also sat as an eager student to all teachers and cherished their wisdom.

I will tell here my story as I saw it unfold and to where it had lead me today.

With many thanks to Laurie Froula, I began studying homeopathy in 1992 and in that same year, I met and worked with David Warkentin, PA, CCH (1951-2010), the creator of MacRepertory and ReferenceWorks, two of the world's most widely used homeopathic software programs. Until 1999, I worked closely with David at KHA as his Development Manager, Programmer Manager, Dealer Coordinator, Technical Support Manager, Seminar Teacher, Sales Representative and overall right hand person. I remember during my job interview, him asking me "Where do you find stuttering in the repertory?" Of course, what followed was a great discussion about whether to list stammering in the mind or mouth sections of the repertory. We agreed it ought to be listed in both sections but with different remedies (as it is in Boger's Synoptic Key Repertory). On my very first day of work, I began rewriting the MacRepertory manual which was released with version 3.9. For several years, I was in the unique position of being the only homeopath in the Company office besides David so at first before it became greater and bigger we shared the responsibility of visiting all the homeopathic schools in the United States to train students on how to best use the programs to find the similimum.

David was a die-hard Macintosh user and wanted nothing to do with IBM or the Windows platform (hence the name MacRepertory and not WinRepertory). At the time, Windows was in its infancy stage, version 3.0 was recently released and we were still using DOS for MacRepertory. ReferenceWorks wasn't even available for our IBM users. To invest in re-engineering ReferenceWorks for DOS or Windows was something David was not interested in; ReferenceWorks was his baby and his baby was going to stay only on Macintosh. I was proficient in both Macintosh and IBM and was tasked with developing an equivalent program for our IBM users. So at the time I helped create the original reference works for IBM called “Zizia”, which had the same extensive materia medica library as ReferenceWorks but with Much greater searching capabilities. I also made sure to add and include the Homeopathic Philosophy Collection in the library since it would be the first time we had Samuel Hahnemann's "Organon of Medicine" (along with three other philosophy books) in a searchable program. Eventually, ReferenceWorks was programmed to run on Windows as was MacRepertory and Zizia was discontinued.

One of my responsibilities and joys of those seven years with Kent Homeopathic Associates was my responsibility to attend homeopathic conferences and seminars worldwide. Not only was I able to study with all the best teachers of the time, I was specifically assigned the job of learning their method of homeopathy so it could be included in the programs. After the seminars, I would discuss with David and the programmers how we could make these teachings into a feature for our users. Traveling around the world to attend the lectures of the leaders of homeopathy was a dream job for me. I loved it. I met the best people in the business and the homeopathic field and I helped develop the best tools for homeopathy which are still the very tools that are being used today at major Homeopathic computer tools and companies. I was Thankful to be at that time in the exceptional position of being altogether a teacher an expert Guide to most of my colleagues and a student so that I may collect New information.

I studied two years with Jeremy Sherr, FS Hom (1992-1994), two years with Dr. Rajan Sankaran (1993-1995), four years with Dr. Massimo Mangialavori (1996-1999) all while graduating from the Pacific Academy of Homeopathic Medicine (1992-1995) and Lou Klein's North American Homeopathic Master Clinician Course (1995-1997). From 1992-1999, I was in the homeopathic software business where I met and learned from nearly all the homeopathic leaders at the time and after six years, I began to hear the same teaching material being pushed around again and again, just in different ways. So by 1997, I lost interest in attending seminars and certainly had no wish to enroll in another homeopathic school.

In fact, it took effort for my friend (and respected teacher), Lou Klein, to convince me to go to Vega's seminar in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Over the years I had heard of Vega, yet never met him. David, Lou and Jeremy all knew him and like other teachers, spoke very highly of him. However, none of them could give me any insight to his teachings, so I wasn't really interested.

Lou Klein, FS Hom., once asked me, with all of my years of studies and skill, why wasn't I treating people. I remember very well, him encouraging me At the time to start also working as a homeopath, I did not even know why but at the time I thought and felt I was missing something. I only knew what I was taught and I knew, it wasn't enough to just find the right remedy. At The time I Was wondering, Where were the lectures on the spirit of homeopathy (not the philosophy), the spiritual essences of remedies (not remedy pictures), and how to choose the right potency, the right frequency, what to do in a follow up assessment and managing a case? I searched but could not find..

After attending Vega's 1997 Vancouver seminar, I was thrilled to find there was more out there for me to learn. Unfortunately the seminar and format seemed at the time not tangible enough to learn in a few seminars so that I could have turned into a feature or compliment any existing feature in our programs.

It was only later as time went on that David and me understood how big and encompassing were Vega's ideas.

Because of my background and position I was the rare and unusual student who knew many different methods from many different teachers. I would use any method in my tool box to find the remedy. What I did not realize at the time was, my choice of method had to come from the case, not from my tool box. Vega taught me since every case is different, no one 'method' can be used and each case needs it's 'method' for that case uniquely and specifically. This is the same concept all true masters have.

Vega was the first teacher whose 'method' I could not bring to David because it was not just a linear computer concept. So I continued to attend Vega's seminars in the hopes that just a few more seminars would reveal his method so that we may put it in the repertory system.. Little did I know; it would take me another few years and a total of six years before I understood enough and I did finally also received a Graduating diploma from Vega. So far in 2016 there are only about 55 Homeopaths who received a real Diploma from Vega. However thousands others have a certificate of attendance.

In April 1998, I attended the North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH) conference in New York City because Vega was teaching there. He allowed me and my friends the unusual position of standing behind him while he taught, since the back of the room was already so full all that was left was 'standing room only in the back'. I was able to see people's faces as they listened to his lecture and what I saw shocked me. The many many faces and many different looks. Some of astonishment, some anger, some joy, defensiveness, confusion, disbelief, understanding, etc. it ran the whole spectrum gamut. I asked Vega afterwards did he always have such looks from people when he taught. He just smiled and said nothing. I had no idea those were the true faces of each listener's process of self evolution or self denial.

It wasn't a conscience decision to become a student of Vega's school, the Evolution of Self School of Homeopathy (ESSH); it just sort of happened because I kept going back for more. Every visit to his school brought me closer to what I wanted and needed to know about homeopathy. I had in my head years of materia medica and homeopathic philosophy teachings from all over the world; yet, what was still missing was the most important thing to know in every case: what needs to be cured in the vital force (not what needs to be cured in the body, mind or dreams). Along with everything else, Vega taught Hahnemann's spiritual totality.

At those times, Vega was unconventional because he did not look for symptoms from the case to match the materia medica of a remedy like we all did (in fact, according to the organon Vega teaches that the homeopath must not "look" for anything since that would prejudice the case). Instead, Vega allowed the case to reveal itself and what was seen, if one had clarity, one was to see the whole spiritual totality of the case. However, in order to obtain this level of clarity, one must be freed of all prejudice. It is only with this clarity of Hahnemann’s spiritual totality can we find the similimum and once you reach this level of clarity, the science of homeopathy becomes an applied art.

Throughout the many years of being a student of the Evolution of Self School of Homeopathy (ESSH) I learned that The word essh means Fire in Hebrew.

Vega teaches his students how to remove their individual prejudices so they can ultimately see cases with spiritual clarity. Hahnemann writes about spiritual clarity in the Organon of Medicine. Yes, it is difficult to evolve personally and yes it was difficult being at the receiving end of Vega's commando style teaching. Vega forced the advanced students to deal with their own issues in class and this was difficult but brought those who did not escape to a much higher state of clarity. He would even act out different characters to see which of the students got hooked and which continued on and grew to become clear and balanced..some thought he was crazy or egomaniac because they did not understand the process. But knowing Vega on a working basis you could see he was never stuck on his Ego or confused in anyway. He always quickly apologizing for any mistakes and easily admits when not knowing something. Sometimes he was tired but always crisp clear and ego free .. he would smile and say “well: this took them for a ride, Until they don't overcome, they will never be clear enough to see the cases”. He would just smile and continue on his way as if nothing happened. He made us study subjects and world issues which seemed at first unrelated to homeopathy and only later we saw that it was this knowledge that made us clear wise and able Homeopaths!. EVERY DAY OF STUDY WE SAW LIVE NEW CASES ALL THE WAY FROM THE FIRST DAY OF STUDY, THIS MADE US GREAT CAPABLE HOMEOPATHS.

Yet, when one recognizes mastery, one does resist it or worse, he escapes from it.

With Vega's teachings and emphasis on self evolution, his students gained the clarity essential to seeing the spiritual totality, thus applying the science of spiritual homeopathy. For me all those years ago, The missing pieces were exactly Vega's teachings. He was the first teacher to apply Hahnemann's spiritual totality to what needs to be cured, He was the first teacher to teach me the science of homeopathy. He explained which potency to give and why. He explained how often to give that potency and why. He taught why the science of diluted remedies are spiritual. He taught how to assess a case in a follow up session and taught case management. There is a science to all of this. one must be free of prejudice and remain clear in order to see what needs to be cured. The case will reveal which method is necessary once you know what needs to be cured. It is not about using every method out there in every case or memorizing all the materia medica. It is rather about knowing what needs to be cured in the case and this is what leads one to the similimum with all our knowledge of materia medica. It is ultimately how to combine it all into a mighty tool of harmony.

Even and although we succeeded to put some of vega's ideas into the repertory. Homeopathic software programs can graph out the symptoms of a case from every angle of every 'method', what needs to be cured will never be a featured since what needs to be cured is never a named disease or set of physical symptoms it is never one linear system and therefore it must always be discovered from the beginning. what needs to be the path in each case separately. What needs to be cured is different for every individual, even when it is the same indicated remedy. Ultimately, it would have been impossible for me to come back from a Vega seminar with anything concrete enough for David computers, except Vega's Boxes and the families concept.

In those early years of studying with Vega, there were some who "warned" me about Vega and others who tried to convince me not to study with him. The resistance I experienced when I mentioned his name was astounding. After two years of commuting a far away distance and a flight every month so that I may attend ESSH, I realized the road to growth was in ESSH school so I eventually decided and left KHA so I may study full time with Vega.

Historically, when a master introduces a new concept to the norm, how well have they been embraced? Think of Galileo Galilei, Sir Isaac Newton, Samuel Hahnemann, Amedeo Avogadro and Nikola Tesla to name just a few. This is what I saw happen in my early years of studying with Vega. He introduce Hahnemann's spiritual homeopathy to the norm and they wouldn't have it it was too unconventional and out of the box. I personally knew and felt myself the frustrations of coming away from his lectures without an easy quick fix formula. So whether it was because people did not understand the spiritual aspects or because it was not a formula they could emulate quickly, is wholly irrelevant.

Because his system is revolutionary and scientific it can be emulated and it is precise. What was lost to most homeopaths was his genius.

It is amazing to see that some of his concepts of Families and groups which we eventually succeeded to add to the repertory and which today many may follow in his path but his name is not held as the pioneer of the system because it was too shocking to the multitudes at that time so they chose to forget.

The Evolution of Self School of Homeopathy has its mission in its name. Before one can see the spiritual totality in a case or the spiritual essence of a remedy, one must evolve (past one's own prejudices and issues). One must evolve the self to the level of clarity. Hahnemann so describes as the physicians high and only mission. This is Vega's 'method' if it can be called that. He helps his students reach that level of clarity in order to discern what needs to be cured. Using the laws of the universe and human nature. Vega teaches that if you get offended or hurt and if you get stuck there inside yourself your vision will always be veiled and clarity with escape from you. Vega shows what is health and what is illness so the homeopath can perceive the difference in every case. However, for some people accepting these laws might be upsetting because it differs from what makes their life and habits comfortable. Resisting these universal laws brings about prejudice (for whatever reasons these laws may upset you) and prevents the homeopath from seeing the case clearly.

Vega thought us that The true homeopathic master applies homeopathy in daily life and can therefore see the world through homeopathic glasses.

I was the unconventional student with many different teachers and viewpoints. I used methods from my tool box to find remedies. What I missed then was, my choice of method had to come from the case, not from my tool box. Vega taught me since every case is different, no one 'method' can be used and each case needs it's 'method' for that specific case. This is the same concept all masters have. Bruce Lee's philosophy of "the style of no style" teaches that a fixed style of martial arts is inherently limited by its own parameters; so one must master the art of dynamic change. Just as any one 'method' of homeopathy (or many, as in my case) limits the homeopath,

Vega thought us to be like Leonardo da Vinci to think big and encompassing.

A little history might awaken some peoples memory. Those were the beginning days of Mac-repertory it was the days that the few big foreign teachers we knew in America were George Vithoulkas and Candegabe or French homeopaths brought by

Boiron Pharmacuticals Institute. It was when the first Macintosh computer was Gigantic and got stuck every few minutes, and students used to go to the Big Villa of Dr Ellen Gunter to hear Vega Give lectures in San-Fransisco and all of the beautiful San-fransisco area was laid in-front of the students as a view. It was also then that Vega pushed for a Homeopathic school to be created in San Fransisco. This school was called the Pacific academy and he gave people like Latifa Tabachnick, Andy, Tanya Kell, Kia Pond and other the know how and his founding strength to do it. He encouraged them and was the first teacher in the pacific academy school at the timeIt was still an early time for the newer homeopathy in America and people like Jeremy Sher and Rajan Sankaran have not yet come to teach us.

It was only later when Vega convinced people at the Atlantic Academy to bring Jeremy Sher a fellow Israeli to teach in New York, that a new trend of teachers came about.. This all seems so long ago but it is really just a short time in the past. In addition The Original idea of the Atlantic Academy was created by Vega Rozenberg and by Robert Stewart and later Others have joined and Vega left to Open His own school ESSH.

Well, Vega's Boxes somehow got buried in the mac repertory (or as its called today synergy.) amongst all the "Families" “feature” but it was Vega who gave the tone to all we have done for grouping and families in those homeopathic computer programs and as a student of many teachers and amongst them Vega, I knew immediately that Vega's material was not being used in the manner by which it was taught nor to its full extent. So at that time I took it upon myself to at lease create Vega's Repertory consisting of his Boxes. Only when we got calls from all of Vega's students wanting to use this repertory did David finally agree to sell it as its own independent repertory.

I am now working on a new project about Vega Rozenberg new revolutionary contributions to homeopathy so that I can soon bring to you some of the best there is available in homeopathy.

The book about how the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster impacted and is impacting everyday homeopathic cases world wide and what you can do to overcome it. Is going to be soon available.

Jennifer Cunningham, C.Hom., M.C., C.T.Hom., Ph.D., D.D.

February, 2016