Paracelsus: Essential Readings

Paracelsus: Essential Readings

by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke
     
 
Regarded today as the father of modern medicine, Paracelsus (1493-1541) was in fact much more besides. Natural scientist, philosopher, alchemist, with a deep distrust of orthodoxy and rational thought, he intermixed Christian theology with the Qabalah, believing that magic reveals the invisible influences behind things, bringing heavenly forces down to earth.

Overview

Regarded today as the father of modern medicine, Paracelsus (1493-1541) was in fact much more besides. Natural scientist, philosopher, alchemist, with a deep distrust of orthodoxy and rational thought, he intermixed Christian theology with the Qabalah, believing that magic reveals the invisible influences behind things, bringing heavenly forces down to earth.

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From the Publisher
"[This] volume is of particular value to the historian of ideas in making the contribution of Parcelsus available to the general reader and enabling us to see the contemporary relevance of his world-view and the seminal nature of his contributions to the intellectual debates of his time."
- David Lorimer, The Scientific and Medical Network Newsletter

"This new collection will serve a useful purpose for those who wish to introduce Paracelsus in their course on Renaissance and Early Modern science and medicine."
- Allen G. Debus, The University of Chicago, Ambix.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556433160
Publisher:
North Atlantic Books
Publication date:
10/20/1999
Series:
Western Esoteric Masters Series
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.47(h) x 0.51(d)

Meet the Author

Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke was educated at Lancing College and the University of Bristol. He gained his Doctorate of Philosophy at Oxford for a thesis in German history, subsequently published as The Occult Roots of Nazism. He is Series Editor of the Essential Readings.

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