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Archidoxes of Magic

Archidoxes of Magic

The Archidoxes of Magic
by Paracelsus. Introduction by Stephen Skinner.

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This is a source work of medieval magic that gives complete sets of zodiacal lamens, characters, and planetary sigils, with full details for their manufacture and consecration, often omitted by later writers. Paracelsus is essentially concerned with the practical applications of magic, especially with regard to healing, rather than the extravagant fantasies of theorists. His sections on alchemy include details of the planetary spirits, the conjunction of the male and female principles, and each step on the path to the Tincture—one of the most complete descriptions in the whole Hermetic canon. Paracelsus outlines techniques for the exorcism of evil spirits, conjuration, and counteracting witchcraft. Stephen Skinner’s introduction provides a brief biography of Paracelsus and explains the influence of his work on the Western Mystery Tradition.

Paracelsus (Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, 1493–1541) was a Swiss physician who also gained magical knowledge from Johannes Trithemius, Agrippa’s teacher, and was acquainted with the famous alchemist, Solomon Trismosin (author of Splendor Solis). In his use of herbal remedies and principle of “signatures,” he could easily be credited as one of the fathers of modern pharmacology. His work had a major influence on John Dee, Francis Barrett, A.E. Waite, and many others.

2004.
ISBN: 0-89254-097-4
192 Pages. 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. Paperback.
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Ibis Press Authors   Adams, W. Marsham Agrippa, Cornelius Anthony, Maggy Atkins, Charles Bane, Rosanne Bartlett, Robert Allen Bedi, Ashok, M.D. Bell, Lynn Birch, Una Bloch, Douglas Bogart, Greg Bolen, Jean Shinoda Borstein, Agneta Bosman, Leonard Brahm, Laurence J. Brennan,