Alchemical Medicine for the 21st Century: Spagyrics for Detox, Healing, and Longevity (Paperback)
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Using the ancient art of spagyrics for treatment of today’s health problems
• Contains detailed indications for using alchemical preparations therapeutically
• Shows how the essences work holistically to heal the mind, body, and spirit with the energetic qualities of the plant
• Provides effective therapy for a wide range of physical and mental disorders
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.
Spagyric essences harness the dynamic life force in plants that triggers recovery from the energetic imbalance of illness. The harmonizing and balancing qualities of spagyric essences differ from other plant remedies and aromatherapy oils because they not only include the plant’s energetic information but also incorporate the salt of the plant, from which all toxic matter has been purged. The preparation of this alchemical medicine makes it possible to capture the full therapeutic spectrum of plants, including the cosmic energies they have absorbed.
Alchemical Medicine for the 21st Century contains detailed indications for using these alchemical preparations to treat both physical and mental disorders. The author shows, for example, that the tincture made from dandelion is especially potent on liver-related ailments and also raises the spirit and frees the patient from anger and bitterness. The immune system is also boosted by this essence, providing tonic effects for allergy sufferers. The author, a homeopath since 2000, also shows how these spagyric essences can be potentized homeopathically.
About the Author
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 Alchemical Medicine for the 21st Century and 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.
“Alchemy is inadequately understood and appreciated today, but Clare Goodrick-Clarke’s Alchemical Medicine for the 21st Century provides a rare and special introduction to its principles, methodology, and basic practices. Alchemy is a modern and futuristic art and science that is worthy of the attention of serious students and practitioners of deep and real healing.”
— Dana Ullman, MPH, author of The Homeopathic Revolution and president of Homeopathic Educational Serv
“Clare Goodrick-Clarke’s Alchemical Medicine for the 21st Century is a much-needed overview and explication of the relation between medicine and alchemy. Clear and masterful, the book is a dynamic balance of theory and hands-on practice and will prove invaluable to anyone interested in healing, alchemy, and alternative medicine.”
— Brian Cotnoir, author of The Weiser Concise Guide to Alchemy
"I encourage interested readers to choose Alchemical Medicine for the 21st Century over others. It is one of the best on the market to give a concise informative compilation of facts and suggestions on how to use the healing properties of plants. This isn't new information, it's ancient wisdom that is finally surfacing in the 21st century."
— Irene Watson, Reader Views, August 2010
“Alchemical Medicine for the 21st Century studies medicine from Hippocrates to Paracelsus to modern alternatives. It is a readable and informative book.”
— Helen Campbell, Scientific and Medical Network