Next, Weeks shows that the Paracelsian
imagination is associated with the thinking intellect, being the spiritual spark ("the star," i.
Critique: Comprised of eleven erudite and seminal articles of impressive scholarship, "Bridging Traditions: Alchemy, Chemistry, and Paracelsian
Practices in the Early Modern Era " is enhanced with the inclusion of numerous illustrations, a succinctly informative Introduction, a three page list of Contributors, and a thirty-one page Index.
For a fuller medical analysis of the fatal phallic power of woman's tongue as it is used by Lady Macbeth and the witches, see my recently published article, "The Pathogenic Female Tongue: A Galenic and Paracelsian
Diagnosis of Macbeth," Humanitas Taiwanica 78 (2013): 209-37.
In fact, a "chemist" was originally a physician who decided to follow the Paracelsian
path, as opposed to Roman (Galenic) medicine (3, 4).
Moments: Science, Medicine, and Astrology in Early Modern Europe.
Van Helmont, a 17th century Belgian alchemist, worked from the Paracelsian
model of sulfur, salt, and mercury in his pioneering research that "discovered" the properties of various gases, or geists (spirits).
Moshe Idel also notes that it is the "current view" among Jewish scholars that "the Jewish concept of the Golem contributed to the emergence of the Paracelsian
view of the homunculus," although he disagrees with this view (185).
Were they a chiliastic call for reform, stemming from a radical Paracelsian
30) In addition, he assumes a Paracelsian
character, in that "Paracelsus transferred to the plane of natural philosophy or natural magic the mystic's direct, inward vision of God.
47) Jorden named too little menstruation as one cause of suffocation of the mother, whereby "the matrix is drawne upwards or sidewards" and even in Hester's collection of Paracelsian
remedies, a large number mention the danger of retained menses.
The topics include Paracelsian
uroscopy and German chemiatric medicine in the Medicina Pensylvania of George de Benneville, the patients view of therapeutic pluralism and conflicting medical opinion, and the transmission of medical and pharmaceutical knowledge to colonial North America.
the Cervandone area with its rare, often arsenic-bearing minerals such as cafarsite, gasparite-(Ce), tilasite, chernovite-(Y), cervandonite-(Ce), asbecasite, and paraniite-(Y); the Simplon tunnel; the Pestarena gold mine (one of the main sources of gold in Western Europe at the beginning of the 20th century); the Brosso and Traversella mines; the Candoglia quarries, source of the marble used to build the famous Milan cathedral and type locality of paracelsian
, taramellite and wenkite; the pyrope-coesite-quartzite outcrops of Dora-Maira massif, source of six IMA-approved new species; and the eclogitized manganese deposit of Prabornaz (Praborna), type locality for braunite, piemontite, romeite, strontiomelane, and manganiandrosite-(Ce).
Paracelsianism--a slippery term that defies rigid definition--flourished, as is evident in Oswald Croll's important compilation of Paracelsian
remedies, and the widespread patronage of Paracelsian
physicians who served at the courts of Holy Roman Emperors and French and Spanish kings.
In the early seventeenth century, the Paracelsian
alchemist and physician J.
In that year, Jacques Grevin, a prominent member of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Paris, linked Loys de Launay, an advocate of the medical uses of antimony, to the work of Paracelsus, Ironically, Launay was actually a follower of the Dioscorides commentator Pietro Mattioli, and not a Paracelsian