Paracelsus


Born
in Einsiedeln, Old Swiss Confederacy, Switzerland
October 15, 1493

Died
August 25, 1541

Genre

Influences


Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, who published under the name Paracelsus ("greater than Celsus," a reference to the first-century Roman encyclopedist Aulus Cornelius Celsus) was a Renaissance physician, botanist, alchemist, astrologer, and occultist. He pioneered the use of chemicals and minerals in medicine, and was among the first to credibly suggest that illness was the result of the body being attacked by outside agents, rather than an imbalance of the four Hippocratic humours. However, he is today remembered more for his contributions to alchemy and his magical theories, which stood in contrast to those of Cornelius Agrippa and Nicolas Flamel.

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Paracelsus: Selected Writings

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Alchemy (Lovecraft's Librar...

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The Archidoxes of Magic

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The Hermetic And Alchemical...

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Four Treatises of Theophras...

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Botanica oculta. las planta...

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The Hermetic and Alchemical...

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Occult Philosophy

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Hermetic Philosophy

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Libro de las Ninfas, los Si...

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“All things are poisons, for there is nothing without poisonous qualities. It is only the dose which makes a thing poison.”
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“He who knows nothing, loves nothing. He who can do nothing understands nothing. He who understands nothing is worthless. But he who understands also
loves, notices, sees … The more knowledge is inherent in a thing, the greater the love.… Anyone who imagines that all fruits ripen at the same time as the strawberries knows nothing about grapes.”
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“Be not another, if you can be yourself. ”
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