Stage 3: A Deep Dive into Literature
File 2 represents the third stage of my research journey. As I mentioned earlier, this particular repository is replete with my hand-drawn notes, musings, and original thoughts. The predominant focus of this file was the meticulous review of existing literature.
File 1: The Genesis of the Thesis
File 1 stands as a testament to the inception phases—aptly labelled as stage 1 and stage 2—of my research journey. As mentioned before, this file is a treasure trove of hand-written notes that encapsulate my initial thoughts, ideas, and concepts, capturing the raw energy of my early academic endeavours.
In my initial post, I bared my soul about my voyage with the term ‘Repertory’ which began in 1988. Later, I invited you into the labyrinth of my thoughts by revealing the cover pages of resource files of my 2003 thesis. This was followed by a gesture of heartfelt gratitude, a public display of appreciation for the luminaries who illuminated the pathway of my research.
In the inaugural entry of the ‘Behind the Pages’ section for “Boger’s Legacy & Augmenting the Synoptic Key’s Repertory”, I delved into a deeply introspective journey. This introspection wasn’t merely a recollection, but an emotional expedition that transcended the boundaries of time. It began in 1988, during the concluding year of my BHMS studies. As a young and ambitious student, I was introduced to the intricate and profound world of the ‘Repertory’. It was then that I experienced my first in-depth interaction with the subject, a moment that would spark a lifelong passion.
In my previous post, dated 2nd September 2023, I talked about my experiences with ‘Repertory’. I began this journey back in 1988 and continued until 2023. That means I’ve been involved with it for an entire span of 35 years.
Back in 2004, once I finished my postgraduate studies in homeopathy, I took all the papers and documents I had used during my research. I organized and put them all together to create my thesis. This was the final version that I then submitted to Jaipur University for them to evaluate and grade.
The Beginning of a Journey into Repertory
The year was 1988. Picture a bustling campus of the prestigious Nehru Homeopathic Medical College & Hospital (NHMC), New Delhi, where young aspiring homeopaths tread with dreams in their eyes. It was here, during my final year of homeopathic graduation, that I truly embarked on my journey into the world of repertory. Regular classes were the norm, but there was something more. Something special.