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Angiospermae

Introduction
The Angiospermae are the main plants in the world. They reflect the evolution of humankind, giving us a humananitarian aspect. The Gymnospermae were abundant in the time of the Reptiles and the Dinosaurs. The Angiospermae became domineering in the time after the dinosaurs, in the time of the birds and mammals. The mammals and birds are the warm blooded animals. This reflects the extra warmth they have for their offspring, the extra care and in the case of mammals the giving of milk.
The Gold series effect of the Angiospermae is subtle to see as it so pervading. It makes persons less hard, as survival is not the only issue anymore.
For practical purposes in homeopathy it is best to consider in principle the Angiospermae first. Only when the problem is very basic, in a way primitive, it is indicated to look as the earlier Phyla.

Comments

Angiospearmae
The explanation about Angiospermae and their relationship with the Gold Series / Lanthanides is so short, in this page, that seems to me quite cryptic, difficult to catch, and to understand. In order to help the students or new arrived to the Plant System, to understand the true meaning of Angiospermae, I think that in this page / intro to this big group, it will be good, to broadening the concept about their meaning considering the Lanthanide aspect. It seems that plant-lanthanides characteristic will be only on the groups 660.00 or 666.00./ In my practice, clinical cases of the group 644, for example, has a strong lanthanide characteristics, that when the group or family is described, it doesn't appear, or is more secondary. My proposal is to strength the explanation and the presence of the first "6" on Angiospermae. That could helpt to assure the good "number" diagnosis, and place the right aspects of the patient on the right family. If not, when the patient shows a strong lanthanide characteristic, the prescriber will go straight to the 660 or the 666 groups.
Angiosperms & Gold/Lanthanide Series
I absolutely agree with Dr.Mateu's comment; as he correctly points out, there are 2 separate issues with the plant classification relating to the periods, or series, contained in the remedy code, that may need some further clarification. First, there is the question whether the '6' denotes 'Lanthanide' or the 'literal' Gold-Series. Jan Scholten, in some other place on Qjure, answered to a similar question to the effect that in plants the Lanthanide aspect (6a, or 6', if you will) dominates, yet there may at least some Gold-Series traits in some plant families, e.g. some of the Lamiids or Asterids, if I recall it correctly. Second, an issue that in my view also lacks a more thorough explanation, even though it's being discussed regularly, is the question of the relative significance of the '6a' (i.e. Lanthanide aspect) in the plant remedy code with regard to its (i.e. the 6a's) position of either phylum, class or subclass. As Dr.Mateu emphasizes, there usually is a Lanthanide 'streak' in a case, regardless whether the 6a be pinned down as 6xx, 66x or 666, yet the respective emphasis (or appearance) in the patient should be different in those 3 instances. As I understand from Jan Scholtens teaching, going from 666 to 6xx (or from right to left), the Lanthanide presentation changes from 'realization' (i.e. what I am actually doing in life; subclass) via 'aspiration' (i.e. what I plan or wish to do in life; class) to 'perception' (i.e. what I might be doing in life; phylum) - that is to say, it becomes less conspicuous from right to left, and likely tends more towards a 'wishful concept', once we arrive at the phylum. Thus, I regard the phylum predominantly as 'perception', the class and subclass as 'aspiration' and 'realization', respectively - but of course, if it's a 666-code, there is a 'lanthanide-action' related to all of the 6's (as there is a 'lanthanide-perception related to all of them), albeit with a difference in emphasis, as laid out above. Any digit in the remedy code obviously does have an element of 'doing' (action) as well as 'feeling' (sensation) - this appears to be the overarching principle that needs refinement, though, once we come down to the '666-problem'.