The Hermetic and Alchemical Writings of Paracelsus

Book ID:
8399
Title:
The Hermetic and Alchemical Writings of Paracelsus
Author:
'Paracelsus', 'Waite, Arthur Edward'
Publisher name:
Vintage Readers. Originally James Elliott and Co.
Book type:
CD
First edition date:
1894
Pages:
Volume I, 416; Volume II, 420
Dewey decimal number:
135.45 VAR
Dust jacket:
No
Volume number:
1 and 2 of 2
Language:
English
Photographs:
No
Illustrations:
No
Bibliography:
No
Notes:

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).