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Paracelsus : Selected Writings - Paracelsus


Selected Writings

By: Paracelsus, Jolande Jacobi (Editor), Norbert Guterman (Translator)

Paperback Published: 8th October 1995
ISBN: 9780691018768
Number Of Pages: 368

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The enigmatic sixteenth-century Swiss physician and natural philosopher Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, called Paracelsus, is known for the almost superhuman energy with which he produced his innumerable writings, for his remarkable achievements in the development of science, and for his reputation as a visionary (not to mention sorcerer) and alchemist. Little is known of his biography beyond his legendary achievements, and the details of his life have been filled in over the centuries by his admirers. This richly illustrated anthology presents in modernized language a selection of the moral thought of a man who was not only a self-willed genius charged with the dynamism of an impetuous and turbulent age but also in many ways a humble seeker after truth, who deeply influenced C. G. Jung and his followers.

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"The importance of Paracelsus lies in the link which he provides between medieval and scientific thought. Believing in and practicing alchemy, magic, astrology and various divinatory techniques, he was also 'the first modern scientist,' and the 'precursor of microchemistry, antisepsis, modern wound surgery, homeopathy and a number of ultra-modern achievements.' In this readable anthology a full picture of the man and his thought is presented... in the form of a cleverly constructed mosaic of direct quotations from the fifteen volumes of his collected works."--The Times Literary Supplement

List of Illustrations
Foreword to the English Edition
Note on the Section Ornaments
Paracelsus: His Life and His Work
Credop. 3
Man and the Created Worldp. 11
Man and His Bodyp. 47
Man and Worksp. 99
Man and Ethicsp. 157
Man and Spiritp. 179
Man and Fatep. 201
God, the Eternal Lightp. 227
Key to Sourcesp. 235
Glossaryp. 245
Bibliographyp. 267
Indexesp. 281
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ISBN: 9780691018768
ISBN-10: 0691018766
Series: Bollingen Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 8th October 1995
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 2