Nicholas Culpeper

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Nicholas Culpeper, MD

England 1616 – 1654

Comments: Medical astrologer and plant alchemist, early Wicca focus; accused of witchcraft and the Society of Apothecaries during the English Civil Wars ; believed medicine was a public asset rather than a commercial secret; wished only to wear the clothes of the country in which he lived and heal the sick for free, like a good Rosicrucians;

Teachers: Dr. John Dee; Democritus; jokingly referred to DR. REASON and DR. EXPERIENCE; William Langham, author of The Garden of Health, 1578; A. T. (unknown) , practitioner in physicke, author of A Rich Storehouse, or Treasurie for the Diseased,, 1607; Simeon Partlicius, author of A New Method of Physick: or, A short view of Paracelsus and Galen's Practice, etc, 1654; Galen; Paracelsus; Bald of Bald's Leechbook aka Medicinale Anglicum; Johannes Hartlieb;

Students: Frederick Hockley; Henri Gamache;Johann Wolfgang Goethe; Ebenezer Sibly; John Tradescant the Younger; Elias Ashmole; Peter Davidson; Peter Caddy of FINDHORN; BoneBlossom; Terence McKenna; Cat yronwode; Scott Cunningham; Sybil Leek; William Lilly, astrologer; Rudyard Kipling; George W. Post, author of The Cottage Physician for Individual and Family Use: Prevention, Symptoms and Treatment. Best Known Methods in all Diseases, Accidents and Emergencies at the Home, Prepared by the Best Physicians and Surgeons of Modern Practice. Allopathy, Homeopathy, etc. Springfield, MASS, America, 1895; Eric Frederick William Powell, of Kythymic Physical Culture; Elizabeth Grey of A Choice Manual of Rare and Select Secrets in Physick and Chyrurgery, 1653; Edward Bullman, author of The Family Physician, 1789; William Salmon, translater and editer of Bates’ Dispensatory, 1694 ; Saul Millis, MD; Shep Nuland, MD; S, Jack Landau, MD; Alan Landau, MD; Joanne Landau, RN (RIP, Little Fagalah); Chuck Landau, MPH; Julian Walker; Dr. Hans Burch Gram ; Alexander Wilder aka Alick, author of New Platonism and Alchemy;


Author: The English Physician aka The English Physitian (1652); the Complete Herbal (1653); Astrological Judgement of Diseases from the Decumbiture of the Sick (1655); 'A Prophesy of the White King' with William Lilly; A Physical Directory, or a Translation of the London Directory (1649,)translation of the Pharmacopoeia Londonesis of the Royal College of Physicians; Directory for Midwives (1651); Semeiotics Uranica, or (An Astrological Judgement of Diseases) (1651); Catastrophe Magnatum or (The Fall of Monarchy) (1652); A Treatise on Aurum Potabile (1656); A New Method of Physick: or, A short view of Paracelsus and Galen's practice; in 3 Treatises - I. Opening the nature of physick and alchymy II. Shewing what things are requisite to a physitian and alchymist III. Containing an harmonical systeme of physick. Written in Latin by Simeon Partlicius, phylosopher, and physitian in Germany. Translated into English by Nicholas Culpeper, Gent. student in physick and astrologie, 1654 aka Medici systematis harmonici; . Mr. Culpepper's Treatise of aurum potabile : Being a description of the three-fold world, viz. elementary celestial intellectual containing the knowledge necessary to the study of hermetick philosophy. Faithfully written by him in his life-time, and since his death, published by his wife;

Resources:; read the Complete Herbal here:, others also available, see wikipedia entry ; for William Lilly, see ; ;