The Hermetic and Alchemical Writings of Paracelsus
- Book ID:
- The Hermetic and Alchemical Writings of Paracelsus
- 'Paracelsus', 'Waite, Arthur Edward'
- Publisher name:
- Vintage Readers. Originally James Elliott and Co.
- Place of publication:
- Originally London
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- First edition date:
- Volume I, 416; Volume II, 420
- Dewey decimal number:
- 135.45 VAR
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- Volume number:
- 1 and 2 of 2
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The first English translation of these works, by Golden Dawn member Arthur Edward Waite.
This is a photographic reproduction of the first edition of this translation.
Paracelsus (aka Theophrastus von Hohenheim) was an important figure in the German Renaissance. Born in Switzerland, 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).
2 volumes as 2 separate files. File names cu31924092287113 and cu31924092287121; also hermeticalchemic00para and hermeticandalch00paragoog (duplicates).