Soul and Survival
Printed in Australia, paper back, 400 pages.ISBN9780646495293
Size165 x 245mm
Everyone has a soul and an instinct to survive. Our soul is immortal, rational and conscious, while our survival instinct ensures our material needs are met. The combination of our soul and survival instinct gives us our personality and character. By understanding these two separate aspects of ourselves, we gain a deeper appreciation of who we are as a whole.
Our survival instinct is responsible for immunity, nervous response, emotions and facial structure. Our face is vital for social survival because it conveys to others what we feel and the needs we require. Our face is designed for others to see, not for us to see. Soul & Survival links facial features to instinctive character traits.
Life themes and survival strategies
Every person comes into their life with a number of survival strategies in place. Some instincts are for physical survival, such as natural drives to breathe and eat, while others are for our social survival. Social survival skills are what we employ to secure our position within the group. Nature survives through diversity. It is not beneficial for all human beings to contribute to the group in exactly the same way. As a result, a number of effective yet different strategies have evolved to socially secure us. These different strategies are represented by seven different groups.
Each of the seven groups has been given a colour for easy recognition. Each colour group has up to thirty identifiable survival strategies and qualities. Soul & Survival details all these qualities together with a comprehensive explanation as to why we have these characteristics, when we use them and how they can trap us in an endless cycle of repetition and reaction.
Individuals cannot survive as well by themselves as they can in a group. As a result our survival instinct helps protect us, by providing qualities needed or desired by the group. These qualities give us personal value and we instinctively revert to them for protection under stress. Regardless of whether an individual is extroverted or introverted, academic, technical, physical or creative, social survival skills are the topics and emotions around which individual behaviour revolves.
About the Author
Grant Bentley is the principal and senior lecturer of the Victorian College of Classical Homeopathy (VCCH). Since 1999 Grant has researched the genetic link between Hahnemann's miasm theory (1828) and facial structure. He has written three books.
Appearance and Circumstance (2003)
Homeopathic Facial Analysis (2006)
Soul & Survival (2008)
His research and development resulted in a new clinical method called Homeopathic Facial Analysis (HFA). Soul & Survival presents clinical observations in relation to the social behaviour within each miasm (the survival instinct) and facial analysis. Grant Bentley has trained all the HFA practitioners in Melbourne. Soul & Survival is written specifically for patients with no homeopathic jargon to help them better understand homeopathic principles. It is intended to bring more patients to our clinics by explaining the universal principles that link energy to miasms (our survival instinct) and personal behaviour.
Grant has lectured in Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, USA and Europe. His first two books have been translated into Russian.