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The Alchemists: Paracelsus… Stuart France

Phillipus Aureolus Theophratus Bombastus von Hohenheim 1493 -1541 * ‘The sun comes out and many reptiles spawn.’ Percy Bysshe Shelley * Many to whom the name of Paracelsus is familiar are wont to regard him as a singularly successful ‘quack’ … Continue reading

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The Alchemists: Isaac Newton… Stuart France

Portrait of Isaac Newton aged forty-six years by Godfrey Kneller. * ‘Newton was not the first of the age of reason. He was the last of the Sumerians… The last great mind which looked out on the visible world with … Continue reading

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