The Hermetic And Alchemical Writings Of Paracelsus [2-in-1]

The Hermetic And Alchemical Writings Of Paracelsus [2-in-1]

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  • Title: The Hermetic And Alchemical Writings Of Paracelsus [2-in-1]
  • Author: Paracelsus Arthur Edward Waite
  • ISBN: 9781425454272
  • Page: 498
  • Format: Paperback
  • Hermetic and Alchemical Writings of Paracelsus Part 1 and Hermetic and Alchemical Writings of Paracelsus Part 2.

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    This is a good translation. Alchemical traditions split with Paracelsus. There are those that follow him and those that do not. The writing collected here are the key texts that address his system of alchemy.I have mixed feelings about Paracelsus. With his work, alchemy makes the turn to become more physical/chemical/scientific and less spiritual. On the other hand, there is clearly tremendous spiritual wisdom in his texts.

    best part is the homunculus recipe: That the sperm of a man be putrefied by itself in a sealed cucurbit for forty days with the highest degree of putrefaction in a horse’s womb, or at least so long that it comes to life and moves itself, and stirs, which is easily observed. After this time, it will look somewhat like a man, but transparent, without a body. If, after this, it be fed wisely with the Arcanum of human blood, and be nourished for up to forty weeks, and be kept in the even heat of t [...]

    This translation was very readable and I found the book itself quite fascinating. I think Paracelsus is one of the more accessible Alchemists. I feel as if I have a more intuitive grasp of his writing than I do of other alchemical texts.

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