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1753 - Paracelsian Medicine w/ Mummy, Magnets and Natural Sympathy

1753 - Paracelsian Medicine w/ Mummy, Magnets and Natural Sympathy


Andreas Tentzel was a physician, scholar and alchemist who flourished around 1625 and wrote several works in a Paracelsan vein. He was the town physician of Nordhausen and the personal physician of Count von Schwartzburg, whose grandfather, Günther XL, was known as “Günther with the fat mouth.” This volume contains Tentzel’s ‘abstraction’ and elucidation of Paracelsus’ Medicina Diastatica, which explains how a ‘sympathetic mummy’ is the key to many mysterious and hidden secrets in philosophy and physics and can even be helpful for menstrual problems. Tenzel also writes on the magnetic cure of diseases at a distance. He explains how the ape and snake (natural enemies) can be reconciled and provides various magical recipes for healing. The volume concludes with Tentzel’s treatise on both love magic and hate magic(!). It’s a wonderful example of 17th century Paracelsan philosophy and alchemy applied to various practical problems. Plus, it contains a magical sigil.


1753 Andreae Tenzelii. Medicinisch-philosophisch- Und Sympathetische Schriften (Medical-Philosophical and Sympathetic Writings). Leipzig: German language. Published by Johann Gottlieb Bierling. Fully bound in speckled hard paper boards. Tight binding and solid boards. Moderate shelf wear. Intriguing antique marginal notes on pp. 22-3, 183. Sigil illustration on p. 187. Bumping to corners. Scuffing to boards. Chipping, loss to spine. Toning to page edges. Mostly clean, unmarked pages. Minor toning.

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