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Life of Paracelsus
Franz Hartmann MD

Paracelsus (1493-1541)

THE LIFE OF

PHILIPPUS THEOPHRASTUS BOMBAST

OF HOHENHEIM

KNOWN BY THE NAME OF

PARACELSUS

AND

THE SUBSTANCE OF HIS TEACHINGS

CONCERNING COSMOLOGY, ANTHROPOLOGY, PNEUMATOLOGY, MAGIC AND SORCERY, MEDICINE, ALCHEMY AND ASTROLOGY, PHILOSOPHY AND THEOSOPHY

EXTRACTED AND TRANSLATED FROM HIS RARE AND EXTENSIVE WORKS AND FROM SOME UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPTS

by

FRANZ HARTMANN, M.D.

AUTHOR OF "MAGIC", ETC.

SECOND EDITION, REVISED AND ENLARGED

(THIRD IMPRESSION)

"The beginning of wisdom is the beginning of supernatural power." - Paracelsus

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Contents:

 
 
Page
 
Preface
v
I.
The Life of Paracelsus
1
Ia.
The Writings of Paracelsus
23
II.
Explanations of Terms
29
III.
Cosmology
44
IV.
Anthropology
63
V.
Pneumatology
103
VI.
Magic and Sorcery
128
VII.
Medicine
165
VIII.
Alchemy and Astrology
238
IX.
Philosophy and Theosophy
266
 
Appendix
287
 
[INDEX is omitted]
[305]

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