Paracelsus

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Paracelsus AKA Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim AKA Theophrastus "Paracelsus", means "equal to or greater than Celsus", refers to the Roman encyclopedist Aulus Cornelius Celsus from the 1st century, known for his tract on medicine. AKA The German Trismegistus AKA Theophrastia Valentiniana ; Philippus Aureolus Paracelsus AKA Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim AKA the German Hermes


German-Swiss 1493 – 1541 or 1547

Comments: Sympathetic magick ;motto was "Alterius non sit qui suus esse potest" which means "Let no man belong to another that can belong to himself." Freemason; Magician ; Medical doctor; Alchemy; Everything in Nature was created for some Good (so he studied fungi, urine, etc}; Nature contains "signatures", so some medicinal leaves are shaped like the organs of the body they strengthen or heal;


Teachers: King Solomon; Johannes Trithemius; Marsilio Ficino; Giovanni Pico della Mirandola; Dr. Isaac of Holland AKA Isaac Hollandus, not sure if it was Father or Son; Salomon Trismosin, author of Splendor Solis, may be a corruption of Hermes Trismegistus and Solomon; embellished Aristotle ; Abbot Trithemius of Sponheim; Sir George Ripley; Artephius AKA Aesculapius; Alphonso, King of Castile; William de Loris ; Jean de Meung; Arnoldus de Villa Nova; Pietro d'Abano AKA Peter d'Apona; Albertus Magnus; St. Thomas Aquinas; Raymond Lull; John Cremer, Abbot of Westminster; Nicolas Flamel; Michael Maier; Sigismund Fugger; Elias Artista aka Elias the Artist; Thomas Norton; Alexander Seton ;Siegmund von Fugger of Schwatz, Chemistry teacher; Cornelius Agrippa; Gerber aka Jābir ibn Hayyān ; Dr. Johann Isaac Hollandus;


Students: Comte de Saint-Germain; Henry Cornelius Agrippa;Franz Hartmann; Josephus Quercetanus; Philipp Homagius; Georg Zimmerman; Heinrich Nollius, mathmatician and leader of The Keepers of the Celestial Wheel; Jan Symonsz van der Beck; René Descartes; Johann Faulhaber, mathematician; Johannes Valentinus Andreae AKA Christian Rozenkrantz; Lorenz Lutz of Meran, last assistant; Alexander von Suchten; Abraham von Franckenberg; Jakob Bohme; Karl Widemann; Gottfried Arnold; Jolande Jacobi; Manly P. Hall; Jean Baptista van Helmont AKA Jan Baptist van Helmont; W P Swainson ; Denys Zachare; Abbe N. de Montfaucon De Villars; Antoine Court de Gébelin AKA Antoine Court aka Antoine, Comte d' Gebelin; Bernard Palissy; Fulcanelli; Prof. C. A. Burland, of the the British Museum Department of Ethnography, author of The Arts of the Alchemists; Allen G. Debus; D. R. Olroyd,; Walter Pagel; J.R.Patrington; Julius Ruska; Lynn Thorndike; F. Sherwood Taylor; H.J. Sheppard; Allen G. Debus; Jackson P. Hershbell; D. Geoghegan; Hiro Hirai; Nicholas Clulee; Michael T. Walton; Graham Rees; C.H. Josten; B. T. Moran; P.M. Rattansi. Author of "Paracelsus and the Puritan Revolution"; Benedictus Figulus; Alexander Von Suchten, MD; Henry M. Pachter; A.E. Waite, editor of The Hermetic and Alchemical Writings of Paracelsus (aka Aureolus Philippus Theophrastus Bombast of Hohenheim, Called Paracelsus the Great); Anna M. Stoddart, author of The Life of Paracelsus. Theophrastus Von Hohenheim 1493-1541; W. P. Swainson, author of Theophrastus Paracelsus, Mediæval Alchemist; Martinus Rulandus aka Ruland, author of A Lexicon of Alchemy. Or Alchemical Dictionary containing a Full and Plain Explanation of all Obscure Words, Hermetic Subjects, and Arcane Phrases of Paracelsus, edited by A.E. Waite; Jacques Sadoul & Olga Sieveking, author and translator of "Alchemists and Gold: The Story of Alchemy through the Ages"; C. J. S. Thompson, author of "The Lure and Romance of Alchemy"; Johann Friedrich Vieweg, 1771; Heinrich Nolle aka Henry Noll aka Nollius, author of "Theoria philosophi hermetic"; Charles Webster, 1982; Thomas Lieber Erastus, author of Dispensation on New Medicine aka Diputationum de Medicina Nove, 1572; Obicius, author of On the Nobility of Medicine against it’s Detractors aka De Nonilitate Medici contra Illius Obtreratores, 1619; Dr. Rene Allendy; J. Kohn, 1992; Jolande Jacobi,1979; Norbert Guterman; Elias Corvinus; Augerius du Busbeq; Urban von Trenbach; Peter Vok of the Rozmberks, 1539-1611; Vilem aka William Vok of the Rozmberks, 1535-1592; Jacopo Strada, 1507 — 1588; Octavio Strada, 1550-1606; Leonhard Thurneysser aka Leonard Thurneisser zum Thurn, author of Magna alchymia : dass ist ein Lehr vnd Vnterweisung von den offenbaren vnd verborgenlichen Naturen, Arten vnd Eigenschafften, allerhandt wunderlicher Erdtgewechssen, als Ertzen, Metallen, Mineren, Erdsäfften, Schwefeln, Mercurien, Saltzen vnd Gesteinen ... - jtem Onomasticum vnd Interpretatio oder aussführliche Erklerung, etliche frembde vnd (bey vielen hochgelarten, die der lateinischen und griechischen Sprach erfahren) vnbekante Nomina, Verba, Prouerbia, Dicta, Sylben, Caracter, vnd sonst Reden, deren nicht allein in des theuren Philosophi vnnd Medici Aurelij, Theophrasti Paracelsi von Hohenheim, sondern auch in anderer Authorum Schrifften, hin vnd wider weitleufftig gedacht, welche hie zusammen nach dem Alphabet verzeichnet, 1587; Oswald Croll, @ 1560-1609, author of Philosophy reformed & improved in four profound tractates : the I. discovering the great and deep mysteries of nature, 1657; Steven Blankaart, author of Collectanea medico-physica, oft, Hollands jaar-register der genees- en natuur-kundige aanmerkingen van gantsch Europa, 1680 ; Peter Severinus of Denmark; John Winthrop the Younger;



Friends: Count Albrecht Laski (1536-1603), Patron; Sigismund Fugger; Erasmus ; Ecolampidus;

Enemies: Thomas Eratus; Galen; Cornelius von Lichtenfels, 1528;


Author: The Hermetic and Alchemical Writings of Aureolus Philippus Theophrastus Bombast of Hohenheim, Called Paracelsus the Great, trans. by A.E. Waite, 2 vol. (1894, reprinted 1976), Franz Hartmann, The Life of Philippus Theophrastus Bombast of Hohenheim, Known by the Name of Paracelsus, and the Substance of His Teachings (1887, reprinted in The Prophecies of Paracelsus, 1973), several books on Surgery; Coelum Philosophorum (see http://www.alchemylab.com/coelum_philosophorum.htm);De l'alchimie / Paracelse; The Book of the Revelations of Hermes Concerning the Supreme Secret of the World (see http://www.alchemylab.com/concerning_the_supreme_secret_of.htm); Great Philosophies AKA Philosophia Magnea , 1567; De secretis secretorum theologiae aka On the Religious Speculation of the Most Secret of Secrets, 1531; Liber Mineralibus, written 1540, published 1588; The Treasure Of Treasures For Alchemists ; The Coelum Philosophorum Or Book Of Vexations ; The Book Concerning The Tincture Of The Philosophers ; Alchemical Medicine; Alchemy - The Third Column of Medicine; The Aurora of the Philosophers; Hermetic Astronomy; Paracelsus' Alchemical Catechism; Archidoxis of Magic ; Liber de Tinctura Physicorum aka Book of Physical Tinctures; Practica D. Theophtasti Paracelsi, astrological predictions for 1530-34; A Golden and Blessed Casket of Nature's Marvels. Concerning the Blessed Mystery Of the Philosopher's Stone ; Archidoxia Magica, @ 1500 , may include "Liber de Nymphis, sylphis ... et ceteris spiritibus" and "Paramirum", etc; Philosophia Mystica, 1618, included Theologia Cabalistica de Perfeto Homine in Christo Jesus, et Contra de Perdito Animale Homine in Adam qui Lunaticus dicitur; Gulden Fleiss aka The Golden Fleece, published 1716;


Organizations: the Teutonic Order; University of Basle;

Quotes; “God reveals lesser things, but the most important thing is still wrapped in Darkness, until the coming of Elias Artista” (aka Elijah);


Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paracelsus; Writings- http://books.google.com/books?id=_Q0MAAAAIAAJ; http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/442424/Paracelsus; http://www.angelfire.com/ga2/splitskull2/index.html; The Invisible History of the Rosicrucians: the world's most mysterious secret society by Tobias Churton, 2009 ;http://darkbooks.org/collection/Paracelsus.html ; http://www.levity.com/alchemy/sendi.html; read some here - http://www.esotericarchives.com/solomon/archidox.htm ; http://newtopiamagazine.wordpress.com/2012/10/15/the-intelligencers-and-the-fifth-moon-of-jupiter-alchemy-in-the-american-colonies/ ; http://books.google.com/books?id=Lsg5AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA29&source=gbs_toc_r&cad=4#v=onepage&q&f=false ; http://dla.library.upenn.edu/dla/franklin/record.html?filter.subject_facet.val=Alchemy%20Early%20works%20to%201800&start=25&q=alchemy&id=FRANKLIN_2985934& ; https://archive.org/details/magnaalchymiadas00thur; https://archive.org/details/melitsatkaiherme00thur ; https://archive.org/details/quintaessentiada00thur ; https://archive.org/details/occvltaphilosoph00herm ; https://archive.org/details/collectaneamedic00blan ;