Book: The Hermetic and Alchemical Writings of Paracelsus
Author: Paracelsus





The Hermetic and Alchemical Writings of Paracelsus By Paracelsus

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Pages (PDF): 413
Publication Date: This edition, edited by A. E. Waite, 1894

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The full title of this book is 'The Hermetic And Alchemical Writings Of Aureolus Philippus Theophrastus Bombast of Hohenheim, called Paracelsus the Great'. This is Volume 1 of 2 Volumes, this first Volume being called 'Hermetic Chemistry". From the Preface: "The work, as it stands, consists of (a) the large body of literature, entire and unabridged, attributed to Paracelsus, and treating directly of alchemy, and the transcendental doctrines and physics of the Magnum Opus ; {b) The whole Paracelsian literature of the Great Elixir and the Universal Medicine ; {c) So much of the Hermetic philosophy and cosmogony of Paracelsus as has been judged necessary to illustrate his alchemical teachings ; (d) One important treatise illustrating the application by Paracelsus of metallic and mineral substances to the treatment of diseases ; (e) An exhaustive collection of alchemical references scattered through the chirurgical works of Paracelsus. Thus, the present edition is practically inclusive of everything except the exoteric medicine of Paracelsus, which, it is thought, is of inferior importance to the modern student."