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The Biochemic System of Medicine

The Biochemic System of Medicine

George W. Carey

The Biochemic System Of Medicine Comprising The Theory, Pathological Action, Therapeutical Application, Materia Medica, And Repertory Of Schuessler’s Twelve Tissue Remedies.

The Chemistry of Human Life

The Chemistry of Human Life

George W. Carey

The Biochemic Statement of the Cause of Disease and the Physiological and Chemical Operation of the Inorganic Salts of the Human Organism and their Chemical Formulas.

The Consciousness of the Atom

The Consciousness of the Atom

Alice A. Bailey

Discusses the scientific relation of matter and consciousness as evolution progressively affects the atomic substance of all forms. This book talks about how the atom emerges as a miniature but complete replica of the energy structure common to all forms of life – cosmic, planetary, human and subhuman.

The Descent of Man

The Descent of Man

Charles Darwin

Fully illustrated. No book made a greater impact on the intellectual world of its first Victorian readers nor has had such an enduring influence on our thinking on science, literature, theology and philosophy. In The Descent of Man, Darwin addresses the crucial question of the origins, evolution and racial divergence of mankind…

Fathers of Biology

Charles McRae

Subjects include Hippocrates, Aristotle, Galen, Vesalius, and, Harvey. From the Preface: ‘It is hoped that the account given, in the following pages, of the lives of five great naturalists may not be found devoid of interest.’

Friar Bacon, His Discovery of the Miracles of Art, Nature, and Magick

Friar Bacon, His Discovery of the Miracles of Art, Nature, and Magick

Roger Bacon

Roger Bacon can be placed on the boundary between magic and science. This essay starts with a strong dissenting opinion on the existence of magic; but finishes by discussing how to create a ‘Philosophers Egg’. In between, Bacon writes about the use of optics, gunpowder, and petroleum in warfare. In fact, Bacon is believed…

The Great Art

The Great Art

Antoine-Joseph Pernety

A system of physics according to hermetic philosophy and theory and practice of the magisterium. From the Preface: ‘UNDER the auspices of the “Universite Libre des Hautes Etudes” of Paris, a Branch of which has recently been established in America, we publish the first volume of a series of classical works whose study constitutes the foundation of the teaching of the “Faculte des Sciences Hermetiques. It is not without reason that we…

Harmonies of the World

Harmonies of the World

Johannes Kepler

Johannes Kepler published Harmonies of the World in 1619. This was the summation of his theories about celestial correspondences, and ties together the ratios of the planetary orbits, musical theory, and the Platonic solids. Kepler’s speculations are long discredited. However, this work stands as a bridge between the Hermetic philosophy of the Renaissance, which sought systems of symbolic correspondences in the fabric of nature…

The History of Animals

The History of Animals

Aristotle

The History of Animals is one of the major texts on biology by the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle, written in the fourth century BC. Seen as a pioneering work of zoology, Aristotle frames his text by explaining that he is investigating the what (the existing facts about animals) prior to establishing the why (the causes of these…

Hypnotism, Mesmerism and the New Witchcraft

Ernest Hart

A volume of papers which originally appeared in the Nineteenth Century in the British Medical Journal. Its chief purpose is to show that ‘hypnotism, when it is not a pernicious fraud, is a mere futility, which should have no place in the life of those who have work to do in the world.’ Dr. Hart looks upon spiritualism, mesmerism, faith cure…

Lectures on Evolution

Lectures on Evolution

Thomas Henry Huxley

Illustrated. This book is comprised of three lectures that Thomas Henry Huxley gave. ‘We live in and form part of a system of things of immense diversity and perplexity, which we call Nature; and it is a matter of the deepest interest to all of us that we should form just conceptions of the constitution of that system and of its past history…

Letters on Natural Magic

Letters on Natural Magic

David Brewster

Intended as a supplement to Sir Walter Scott’s 1830 Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft, this 1832 publication seeks to explain and expose the science behind the alleged ‘magic’ of spiritualists and conjurors. David Brewster (1781–1868), a Scottish natural philosopher and historian of science, was highly regarded in his lifetime but has since faded…

The Life of Paracelsus

The Life of Paracelsus

Franz Hartmann

This book is the often-cited, comprehensive, very readable survey of the life and thought of that outstanding occultist, physician, alchemist and Rosicrucian: Paracelsus (1493-1541). Included in this work is Paracelsus’ own rare book, prophecies, occult symbols and magic figures.

Man’s Place in the Universe

Man's Place in the Universe

Alfred Russel Wallace

A study of the results of scientific research in relation to the unity or plurality of worlds. Chapters include: Early Ideas As To The Universe And Its Relation To Man; Modern Ideas As To Man’s Relation To The Universe; The New Astronomy; The Distribution Of The Stars; Distance Of The Stars—The Sun’s Motion Through Space; The Unity And Evolution Of The Star System; Are The Stars Infinite In Number?; Our Relation To The Milky Way; The Uniformity…

Mineral and Metallic Medicines

Mineral and Metallic Medicines

Quercetanus

Joseph Duchesne or du Chesne (Quercetan, Latin Josephus Quercetanus) (c.1544-1609) was a French physician. A follower of Paracelsus, he is now remembered for important if transitional alchemical theories. Excerpt: ‘Take pebbles that are as white and lucid as those which are found along the Lake of Geneva and the banks of some rivers. Pulverize them coarsely, then put sir parts of this with one part of Sun or Moon calx (oxide), made either…

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