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The Alchemical Homunculus

By |2020-05-30T20:54:58+03:00May 30th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , |

A homunculus is a representation of a small human being. Popularized in sixteenth-century alchemy and nineteenth-century fiction, it has historically referred to the creation of a miniature, fully formed human. The concept has roots in preformationism as well as earlier folklore and alchemic traditions. Alchemy [...]

The Legendary Unicorn Horn

By |2020-05-17T13:31:35+03:00May 17th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A unicorn horn, also known as an alicorn, is a legendary object whose reality was accepted in Europe and Asia from the earliest recorded times. The unicorn horn comes from the imaginary creature known as a unicorn, also known in the Hebrew Bible as a [...]

The Book of Healing

By |2020-03-20T00:48:08+03:00March 20th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Book of Healing is a scientific and philosophical encyclopedia written by Abu Ali ibn Sina from medieval Persia, near Bukhara in Maverounnahr. Also called The Cure it is intended to "cure" or "heal" ignorance of the soul. Despite its title, it is not concerned with [...]

Aurora Consurgens – An Alchemical Treatise of the 15th Century

By |2020-01-28T22:44:34+03:00January 28th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

The Aurora consurgens is an alchemical treatise of the 15th century famous for the rich illuminations that accompany it in some manuscripts. While in the last century, the text has been more commonly referred to as "Pseudo-Aquinas", there are as well arguments in favor of [...]

Elemental: A Mythic Being in Occult and Alchemical Works

By |2019-11-07T20:13:02+03:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |

An elemental is a mythic being that is described in occult and alchemical works from around the time of the European Renaissance and particularly elaborated in the 16th-century works of Paracelsus. According to Paracelsus and his subsequent followers, there are four categories of elementals, which [...]

A Brief History of the Elixir of Life

By |2019-11-06T01:04:14+03:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

The elixir of life, also known as the elixir of immortality and sometimes equated with the name philosopher's stone, is a potion that supposedly grants the drinker eternal life and/or eternal youth. The elixir of life was also said to cure all diseases. Alchemists in [...]

Top 12 Jakob Böhme Quotes

By |2020-07-02T01:13:45+03:00September 14th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Jakob Böhme was a German philosopher, Christian mystic, and Lutheran Protestant theologian. Jakob Böhme was considered an original thinker by many of his contemporaries within the Lutheran tradition, and his first book, commonly known as Aurora, caused a great scandal. Böhme was born on 24 [...]

The History of Wine

By |2019-07-29T03:57:55+03:00July 29th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The altered consciousness produced by wine has been considered religious since its origin. The ancient Greeks worshiped Dionysus or Bacchus and the Ancient Romans carried on his cult. Consumption of ritual wine was part of Jewish practice since Biblical times and, as part of the [...]

Astral Plane and Astral Experience

By |2019-07-20T03:00:47+03:00July 20th, 2019|Categories: Consciousness, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The astral plane, also called the astral world, is a plane of existence postulated by classical, medieval, oriental, and esoteric philosophies and religions. It is the world of the celestial spheres, crossed by the soul in its astral body on the way to being born [...]

10 Roger Bacon Quotes on Sciences

By |2020-07-09T02:27:56+03:00May 12th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Roger Bacon was a medieval English philosopher and Franciscan friar who placed considerable emphasis on the study of nature through empiricism. In the early modern era, he was regarded as a wizard and particularly famed for the story of his mechanical or necromantic brazen head. [...]