By Michela Pereira (auth.), Piyo Rattansi, Antonio Clericuzio (eds.)
The current quantity owes its ongm to a Colloquium on "Alchemy and Chemistry within the 16th and 17th Centuries", held on the Warburg Institute on twenty sixth and twenty seventh July 1989. The Colloquium fascinated with a few chosen subject matters in the course of a heavily outlined chronological period: at the relation of alchemy and chemistry to medication, philosophy, faith, and to the corpuscular philosophy, within the 16th and 17th centuries. The family among Medicina and alchemy within the Lullian treatises have been tested within the commencing paper by way of Michela Pereira, in line with researches on unpublished manuscript resources within the interval among the 14th and seventeenth centuries. it's a number of many years because the researches of R.F. Multhauf gave a well-liked position to Johannes de Rupescissa in linking medication and alchemy in the course of the idea of a quinta essentia. Michela Pereira explores the importance of the Lullian culture during this improvement and attracts awareness to the truth that the early Paracelsians had themselves famous a relatives resemblance among the works of Paracelsus and Roger Bacon's scientia experimentalis and, certainly, a continuity with the Lullian tradition.
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78 If a general analogy of forms and uniformity of phenomena is observed throughout the cosmos, from the stars to the earth, in Paracelsus's view this is explained by the fact that the same incorporeal essences are everywhere at work, and these are differentiated only by the diverse material substrata to which they adhere. According to Paracelsus, these essences have a sidereal character and are none other than the very stars of the firmament, which are incorporated in matter in the lower sphere of the cosmos.
4. Paragranum (Vorrede und erste beide Bucher), W I, 8, p. 79: "nieht das aus mercurio und sulphure die metallen wachsen, wie sie sagen .... wie die arzte die vier humores erdaeht haben, durch die die ganze medicin betrogen ist worden, also durch mercurium und sulphur die philosophei gefelscht"; Paragranum (letzte Bearbeitung), W I, 8, pp. 147-48: "sie sagen nach der alten philosophischen ler, aus mereurio und sulphure wachsen aile metall, item vom reinen erdrieh weehst kein stein. nun seeht was liigen!
177: "von dem nun, das unsichtbar ist, sol der arzt reden .... der ist ein arzt, der das unsichtbare weiS". 9. Paragranum (Vorrede und erste beide Bucher), W I, 8, p. 74: "das sichtig maeht ein arzt, das unsichtig maeht keinen; das sichtig gibt die warheit, das unsichtig nichts". 10. Opus paramirum, W I, 9, p. 44: "allein wir komen in die arznei selbst, das ist in die natur, sunst werden wir nit arzet sein. dan wil ieh das der grunt bestand und herflieSe, so muS ieh nieht von unsichtigliehen, sonder von sichtigliehen sagen und reden"; see also Von den tartarischen Krankheiten, W I, II, p.
Alchemy and Chemistry in the 16th and 17th Centuries by Michela Pereira (auth.), Piyo Rattansi, Antonio Clericuzio (eds.)