Culpepers Complete Herbal


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Sulpher- The soul of "It". The essential oil of the plant. Its personality, that which makes it distinct from all other plants.
An alchemical symbol of Sulpher- The soul and the essence of a thing. Of “IT”. Often the essential or volatile oil of the plant. Its personality, that which makes it distinct from all other plants.
The same in the animal and mineral kingdoms. The Sulpher is that which “Individuates” a thing and distinguishes it from all other things. Its living essence.

Nicholas Culpepers Herbals have been considered classic and well respected reference books for hundreds of years now.  Packed with recipes, plant profiles and lore, Culpeper sets out the proper way to identify plants, diagnose and treat patients based on astrological rulerships, “The doctrine of signatures” and Galen’s philosophy of humors.

Not only do they give us a peek at medical and herbal practices of his times, but woven between the lines, one finds a wealth of information on traditional plant alchemy and medical  astrology. Some of this more esoteric information is in the open and presented as a matter of fact, some lies a little deeper for those who have the eyes to see. His books are a “must read” for anyone who has an interest in plant alchemy, traditional European herbalism and medical astrology . This particular volume contains many of his most important writings.

Dan

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