About the book

Hahnemann’s discovery was a revolutionary concept in medicine. Rather than suppressing the symptoms of disease, one could use a substance that mimicked the disease and actually cured it. Hahnemann’s method was so successful that it was adopted by thousands of doctors around the world.

Before long, Homeopathy was in demand at every level of society, from working class people to the most affluent – even to kings and queens! Today this healing art is the second most popular form of healing in the world and is practiced by hundreds of thousands of board certified physicians.

At Hpathy.com we realized that something was missing and we asked the homeopathy community to help fill this gap. On Oct 17th, 2012 we announced the first ever International Homeopathy Short Story Contest. Scores of homeopaths and enthusiasts from around the world responded. A team of judges selected sixteen stories from the many we received.

The result was The Fireside Book of Homeopathy Tales. These stories introduce adventure and danger, romance, mystery, mysticism and inspiration. Some stories take place in the present, others are historical and still others are post-apocalyptic. They will take you to exotic faraway places, and places inside you. For all those people who practice homeopathy, for the millions of devotees and for anyone who is fascinated by it, this book will be a joy to read. This anthology is a beginning. We hope there will be many more.

Pages: 425, soft bound

ISBN: 978-81-927265-1-9

Book Details


  • Introduction – Alan V. Schmukler
  • Introduction – Dr. Manish Bhatia


  • The Passing Hour – Darcy Coates
  • Life and Times – Dimple Kirpalani
  • Love, Life and … Homeopathy – Harleen Kaur
  • The Promise – Rubén Fernández
  • The Snake Dance – Vatsala Sperling
  • Into the After – Lorri Anderson
  • Let There Be Light – Amit Karkare
  • The Girl Who Laughed – B. Lane
  • Resonant Kinship – Allyson McQuinn
  • As If the Weight of the World – Vinton McCabe
  • The Eighth Cup – Kate Lincoln
  • People Who Read Obituaries – Alison Bastien
  • Wide Asleep – Elizabeth Van Gulick
  • The Shaman and the Shambhalist – Nigel Brown
  • The Year of the Snake – Glenis Paulette
  • The Fontainebleau – Jyoti Wind
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About the author

Dr. Manish Bhatia is the Founder Director of Hpathy.com, the world’s leading homeopathy portal. Hpathy.com is today the most exhaustive and respected resource for homeopathy on the Internet and serves homeopathy to more than half a million people every month.

Dr. Bhatia runs a consultation office at Jaipur (Asha Homeopathy) and is one of the most well-known clinicians in India. He works as a Lecturer of Organon of Medicine and Homeopathy Philosophy, writes for various journals, runs homeopathy courses, is involved in clinical research and gives educational and corporate seminars on health and homeopathy. More than 20000 students have already enrolled for his online introductory courses in homeopathy.

He is an Editor of Homeopathy 4 Everyone, the world’s leading homeopathy e-journal with more than 60,000 subscribers in 100+ countries. He is also a member of the advisory board of the journal Homeopathic Links. He is the author of Lectures on Organon of Medicine vol 1-3. He is a contributing author to the book “Homeopathy and Mental Health Care: Integrative Practice, Principles and Research.”

About the author

Alan V. Schmukler is currently Chief Editor of Homeopathy 4 Everyone at Hpathy.com, the world’s most widely read homeopathy website and e-journal respectively. He also writes a column called Tips & Secrets, produces homeopathy crossword puzzles and has created many homeopathy cartoons (see “useful links”).

Alan taught homeopathy at Temple University and has been writing, lecturing and consulting on the subject for the last twenty five years. He founded the Homeopathic Study Group of Metropolitan Philadelphia and was Editor of the newsletter, Homeopathy News and Views. He is a Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa and President’s Scholar graduate from Temple University.

Alan learned homeopathy and other cutting edge healing techniques from Dr. Luelle Hamilton, Dr. Robin Murphy, Dr. Henry Williams, Beth Rotondo, Dr. Lance Wright, Dr. Bernie Havilland, and many other esteemed homeopaths.

Earlier in his life, Alan spent three years working at Einstein Hospital doing respiratory therapy. From that experience he was moved to explore other avenues of healing. Alan has been helping adults, children and animals for many years.

Alan V. Schmukler