Tuesday, October 10, 2006

river on friend: Greater than Celsus.

“Alterius non sit, qui suus esse potest”

Theophrastus Philippus Aureolus Bombastus von Hohenheim “Paracelsus”.

Legendary alchemist, medicine man and philosopher, who was born in Einsiedeln, Switzerland on the year of 1493. He also mastered precious knowledge in matters such as astrology, magic and toxicology.

He earned the medical degree from the university of Vienna in 1510. After this, Paracelsus seemed to reject traditional medicine and education, he was the first homeopathic Dr. in occident “what makes a man ill, also cures him” and he decided to travel in search of alchemical information. He visited Egypt, Arabia, Jerusalem and Constantinople. During this journey he learned sacred teachings of different occult masters.

“He who is born in imagination discovers the latent forces of Nature. ”

Un ojo a los astros que danzan, el otro los laberintos orgánicos de la magia, la planta y el talisman.

Creator of the Alphabet of the Magi.

He is considered the father of toxicology.

"All things are poison and nothing is without poison; only the dose makes that a thing is no poison."

He use to read antique manuscripts and write new ones, he completed a process of refreshing sacred knowledge’s interpretations.

His writing legacy is composed by:

“Coelum Philosophorum”
“The book concerning the tincture of the philosophers”
“The treasure of treasures for alchemists”
“The aurora of the philosophers”
“Alchemical Catechism”

“Man is not body. The heart, the spirit, is man.
And this spirit is an entire star, out of which,
he is built. If therefore a man is perfect in his
heart, nothing in the whole light of Nature is
hidden from him.”

"We see in Paracelsus not only a pioneer in the domains of chemical medicine, but also in those of an empirical psychological healing science."

C.G. Jung

"The knowledge of the primary causes and of the ultimate essence of every element, of its lives, their functions, properties, and conditions of change - constitutes the basis of magic. Paracelsus was, perhaps, the only Occultist in Europe, during the last centuries since the Christian era, who was versed in this mystery. Had not a criminal hand put an end to his life, years before the time allotted him by Nature, physiological Magic would have fewer secrets for the civilized world than it now has." –

H. P. Blavatsky: The Secret Doctrine I, 263

“Paracelsus” (1943)

Film by Georg Wilhelm Pabst.

"Paracelso y la rosa"

Short story by Jorge Luis Borges.


His ancient rapture. Thus He dwells in all,
From life's minute beginnings, up at last
To man - the consummation of this scheme
Of being, the completion of this sphere
Of life; whose attributes had here and there
Been scattered o'er the visible world before,
Asking to be combined, dim fragments meant
To be united in some wondrous whole,
Imperfect qualities throughout creation,
Suggesting some one creature yet to make,
Some point where all these scattered rays should meet
Convergent in the faculties of man. . . .
When all the race is perfected alike
As man, that is; all tended to mankind,
And, man produced, all has its end thus far;
But in completed man begins anew
A tendency to God. Prognostics told
Man's near approach; so in man's self arise
August anticipations, symbols, types
Of a dim splendor ever on before
In that eternal circle life pursues.
For men begin to pass their nature's bound,
And find new hopes and cares which fast supplant
Their proper joys and griefs; they grow too great
For narrow creeds of right and wrong, which fade
Before the unmeasured thirst for good; while peace
Rises within them ever more and more.
Such men are even now upon the earth,
Serene amid the half-formed creatures round.

Robert Browning

“Besides the stars that are established, there is yet another imagination that begets a new star and a new heaven.”

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