Love in the Time of Corona

Greetings in this most extraordinary of times! The Constellation of the World is currently aligning itself in an unprecedented way. Amidst the uncertainty and fear, an emerging sense of solidarity, community, connection (albeit remote in many cases!) and increasingly shared purpose is also emerging. Compassion is key as we ease ourselves into our new positions in our global family.

The Not Just Any Constellation Workshop that we had planned for April, will of course, not be going ahead… as we take our place in the world’s initiatives to respond to the current circumstances. We are considering this an ‘indefinite postponement’ rather than an outright cancellation and we will keep you informed as and when the workshop will be reinstated.

The storm of media attention on the unfolding pandemic has left many people feeling traumatized, through fear of infection, transmission or by the impact of interruption of work and relationships due to the isolation measures we are adopting. Remember that homoeopathy offers much in terms of emotional support during the stress and shock of the news. It has a proven track record in the treatment of symptoms associated with flu and colds (according to statistics from the Spanish Flu of 1918, patients who were treated with homoeopathy had a 99% success rate!) . Contact me at 07528-188901 or if you have any questions.

Also, if you are still wanting to look at the Issue you were bringing to constellate in the workshop, Elaine offers online sessions, so please feel free to contact her on 07880 701032 or

We send our love and best wishes as we explore this new territory together, and please do not hesitate to contact either of us if you have any questions, comments or concerns.

Elaine and Marlow

Consolidating Change

Not just any Constellation Workshop!

Following a successful two-day event this past summer, I am delighted to announce another upcoming collaboration with Elaine R Harris and myself.

In this one-day workshop, Elaine and I will be combining our skills to create a unique and exciting opportunity to marry Constellation work with Homoeopathy in support of the constellation process.

Homoeopathic remedies offer grounding to the issue holder as they encounter new awarenesses, enabling them to consolidate their experience and take it forward in a sustainable way.

About The Event

Saturday 9th of November – 9:40am for 10am start to 5:30pm 

Be@One Wellbeing Centre 1, Audley Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4JB

Bring your Personal or Business Issues to be Constellated in a powerful workshop

with Elaine R Harris and Marlow Purves.


Sometimes we have recurring patterns in our life, either personal or professional, where nothing we do seems to make a change and we are left wondering where we are ‘going wrong?’ We feel we ‘should’ be able to fix whatever it is at issue and still the solution continues to evade us, regardless of what we try to do or how hard we ‘search’ for the answer.

The Family and Business Constellations process explores these kinds of life challenges in a different way – Using a wider, more systemic lens, it looks at the individual or business as part of a greater system of family, culture, environment and conscience, rather than seeing it as something that functions as a purely independent unit.

The Question/Issue Holder – the one who wishes to take a deeper look into their personal or organisational dilemma. There is often more than one Question Holder in each group and thus a Question Holder may also act as a Representative in another’s Constellation.

The Representatives or Resources – the ones who offer themselves in service of the Field of the Question Holder, to represent people or elements within the Question Holder’s system. Taking part in other people’s constellations as a Representative is entirely optional and you are not obliged to accept the invitation when asked. It must be noted though, that it is very common that another’s work can touch you as deeply as your own, and even just being a witness to another’s constellation can be a powerful experience…..


For more information please contact Elaine at

Question holder places are limited to 10 so if you would like your Question Constellated please book early to avoid disappointment.

Total places are limited to 12, so plenty of room if you want to come along and be a Representative – you can often get just as much out of doing that as you can from being a Question Holder.

Saturday Morning Homoeopathy with Marlow

Linton Village College


Saturday Morning Homoeopathy with Marlow
with Marlow Purves BA LCH MARH

Remedies for Power Surges and Other Eventualities of Menopause
Homoeopathic and nutritional advice for changing times…the best is yet to come!
18 May 2013

Homoeopathy for the Nursery
Common remedies for childhood ailments and practical tips for parents
25 May 2013

Vaccination – How to make an Informed Decision
DPT – HPV – MMR – BCG How much is too much?
1 June 2013

Colds and Flu
Managing Acute illnesses with homoeopathy
8 June 2013

10am to 1:30pm – each workshop costs £25

Marlow has been practicing and teaching homoeopathy for self-care for over 20 years and provides an accessible, fun environment for learning and discussion. Hand-outs are included.

Register no: 01223 891233 or e-mail
Visit our website at select Adult Education from the menu.

Plutonium, Poetry and Purple – A New Face of Homoeopathy

Arsenic for your gripe tummy? Mercury for your mouth ulcer? Belladonna for your headache? Alas, we are not slumbering. Our ailments are becoming more and more sophisticated and complex as we move into the 21st century and our cures are evolving to match them. This is the bad news.

Based on the premise that Like cures Like, homeopathy was conceived about 200 years ago in the mind of German physician Samuel Hahnemann. Homeopaths prescribe remedies not because of their ‘active ingredients’ but because the symptoms these remedies can cause in a healthy person are the same symptoms that may be cured in one who is ill. Rather than just taking an isolated body part or disease diagnosis upon which to base a prescription, the ‘symptom’ picture is a carefully collected amalgam of the WHOLE of the person’s state – a snapshot of the person at that point in time. It is with this picture in mind that the homeopath then sets to work to discover the remedy that matches the symptoms of the person in front of them. Known as the “similimum,” this remedy serves to cancel out the original symptoms in the person.

Now, this is where the controversy really heats up! Arsenic? Belladonna? Mercury? When is a poison not a poison? The answer lies not in the question of substance but rather, in the quantity of the substance. Conventional wisdom–or at least our consumer culture–would have us believe that more is better. Not so with homeopathy, where less is often enough. In fact, through trial and error Hahnemann and subsequent generations of homeopaths have discovered that not only have its remedies been repeatedly proved and cures effected, but the tenets upon which the science and art were founded have also been proven to hold true.

The ‘twist’ in terms of homoeopathic application is partly found in the preparation of the remedies. Hahnemann was all too aware of the dangers of giving crude mercury or arsenic to people (though it was a usual practice of the day). Through rigorous methodology, he contrived to experiment and see just how dilute a substance might be in order to retain its efficacy and annul the potential for poisoning. He observed unexpected and yet reliably repeatable outcomes. Not only was the efficacy and value of the remedy maintained when the raw material was diluted and shaken repeatedly (succussed) but the depth and action of the remedy was exponentially enhanced. He deduced over time and much practice that the relative strength or “potency” and value of the remedy are not based on the amount, but on matching the frequency or resonant field of the substance with the individual. The issue of medication thus became one more of quality than quantity. Homeopathy is a relational therapy based on matching the remedy with the patient rather than assuming that the medicine has an independent action of its own. This was, and to some extent is still today, a radical departure from what we like to think of as pure ‘objective science.’

Two hundred years of history and empirical evidence have not diminished the validity of the concept of Like cures like. Environmental toxicity, electro-magnetic pollution, hormones recycled into our water systems and microwave radiation emitted by the ubiquitous cell phone are all features of the new normal. The pace of life and the stress of meeting all the appetites of our modern world within tight schedules and tighter budgets are increasing. Is homoeopathy still a relevant therapeutic modality?

Ill health may be characterized by burn-out, sleep disorders, anxiety, depression, disconnection from self, auto-immune disorders, ever increasing rates of heart disease, cancers and chronic non-specific yet debilitating illnesses. There is a growing disparity between our picture perfect world and just feeling as though we can survive. People in communities, most particularly large urban centres, are suffering from a loss of sense of purpose and lack of connection to nature and natural cycles. The media and internet give us access to a wider world, beckoning us into an age of information overload and over stimulation that often alienates us from the here and now. This is the bad news.

Before we fold up our shop fronts and withdraw from all that our evolution has led us to, it’s important to remember that, within the vast expanse of our material, emotional, mental and spiritual realities, remedies already exist for our dis-eases. The last 20 years in particular have seen a remarkable resurgence in homeopathic provings–the process by which the healing potential or ‘symptom picture’ of a substance is derived. Today there are more than 6000 remedies in the homoeopathic pharmacopeia (and more are being proved or ‘discovered’ every day) made from all manner of substances. The frontiers of imagination are visited and homoeopaths are returning from these explorations with whole new tool kits to match our new reality. Not only found in the animal, mineral and vegetable kingdoms of the past; today we also have remedies garnered from more and less intangible sources including Berlin Wall, the colour Purple, and even elements such as Plutonium! Recitations of poems have been made into remedies found to ‘match’ and ‘cure’ a range of symptoms as abstract and diverse as a sense of schism or fracturing in the personality to more concrete circumstances such as infertility, ovarian problems and symptoms associated with menopause. Plutonium, normally associated with bombs and nuclear power production, finds its curative profile met in conditions such as learning disabilities, dyspraxia, leukemia, lymphomas, skin lesions and burning pains often associated in conventional terms with radiation sickness. The proving of the colour Purple yields symptoms such as heart disease and suicidal tendencies to specific ailments such as glandular dysfunctions affecting the thyroid.

The evidence of cured cases suggests that we are provided with all that we require to recognise and meet the demands of our evolving world. Homoeopathy is essentially a relational based discipline; it mediates the person with the substance in order to affect a cure. Homoeopathy, which moves us towards a more conscious engagement with our relationships to ourselves and the world around us, provides a potential stepping stone when we get stuck or blocked on our course. This is the good news.


Marlow has been a healer and homoeopath for over 20 years, during which time she has studied and incorporated many different tools into her practice, including astrology, Shamanic healing, hands-on healing, vibrational essences, guided meditation and healing  journeys.
Marlow gained a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and English Literature, a Licentiate of College of Homoeopathy, and is a  Member of the Alliance of Registered Homoeopaths and the the Guild of Homoeopaths.
Following her studies with the Guild, Marlow created and ‘proved’ two new remedies.  She has taught and practised in Canada, the UK and Russia.
The profound wisdom of the body is the keystone of Marlow’s work. She is able to hold sacred space while guiding you to recognize and act upon your own innate ‘knowingness’.
Nurturing a continuing interest in ceremony and the use of ritual, Marlow offers workshops in Creating Sacred Space to enable people to develop their own personal approach to ceremony.
Marlow currently lives in Roberts Creek, Canada and is available to consult with in person, by Skype or by telephone.