Of the Supreme Mysteries of Nature
- Book ID:
- Of the Supreme Mysteries of Nature
- Of the Spirits of the Planets; Of Occult Philosophy; The Magical, Sympathetical, and Antipathetical Cure of Wounds and Diseases; The Mysteries of the Twelve Signs of the Zodiac
- 'Paracelsus', 'Turner, Robert'
- Publisher name:
- Vintage Readers. Original publishers N. Brook and J. Harison
- Book type:
- First edition date:
- 1656 (1st thus)
- Dewey decimal number:
- 135.45 VAR
- Dust jacket:
Photographic reproduction of a 17th century book - Robert Turner's 1656 translation of some important occult writings by Paracelsus. It includes a very interesting section on healing talismans.
Paracelsus (aka Theophrastus von Hohenheim) was an important figure in the German Renaissance. Born in Switzerland in 1493, he trained as a physician in Italy, and then travelled widely across Europe, Russia and the Middle East. Like the great earlier physician Dioscorides, Paracelsus was drawn to the knowledge of practitioners of traditional folk medicine, which led him to reject the then prevailing theory that health was related to the four humours. Instead, he became a very influential champion of the experimental method and the study of nature. See the Science Museum's website, http://broughttolife.sciencemuseum.org.uk/broughttolife/people/paracelsus
On the CD The Emerald Tablets of Thoth and Other Books on Alchemy, Hermeticism, Rosicrucianism and Magic (135.45 VAR 8389).
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