Alchemical Medicine for the 21st Century: Spagyrics for Detox, Healing, and Longevity
Healing Arts Press
Publication date: June 2010
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)
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ALTERNATIVE HEALTH / ALCHEMY ""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 Services ""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 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. 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.