Alchemical Medicine for the 21st Century

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  • Copyright: 2010-06-08
  • Publisher: Healing Arts Pr
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Spagyrics is a branch of medicinal alchemy that enhances the healing properties already existing in plants. Developed by Paracelsus, the magus and alchemist of the early 16th century, spagyrics is a holistic therapy that promotes healing at all levels of the human being-body, soul, and spirit.

Author Biography

Clare Goodrick-Clarke is a homeopath and honorary fellow of the University of Exeter, where she lectures on the esoteric body and the history of alchemy. She studied with Manfred M. Junius, author of Spagyrics, and she is the author of The Hermetic Art of Alchemy and coauthor (with Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke) of G.R.S. Mead and the Gnostic Quest. She lives in Devon, England.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Healing Art of Spagyric Medicinep. 1
Theoria: Alchemical Philosophy and Pioneers of Spagyrics
Alchemical Philosophyp. 8
Paracelsusp. 32
Paracelsian Philosophy and Spagyric Alchemyp. 47
The Vital Force: Samuel Hahnemann and Homeopathyp. 60
Neo-Paracelsian Spagyricsp. 78
Making Spagyric Essencesp. 96
Plant Profiles and Therapeuticsp. 108
Achillea millefoliump. 108
Calendula officinalisp. 111
Carduus marianusp. 115
Ceanothus americanusp. 118
Chamomilap. 121
Crataegus oxyacanthoidesp. 125
Equisetum arvensep. 128
Foeniculum vulgarep. 131
Galium asparinep. 134
Hypericum perforatump. 137
Iris Versicolorp. 141
Melissa officinalisp. 144
Rosmarinus officinalisp. 147
Salvia officinalisp. 150
Sambucus nigrap. 153
Taraxacum officinalep. 157
Urtica dioicap. 160
Notesp. 165
Bibliographyp. 173
Resourcesp. 177
Indexp. 178
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