Philosophy Reformed & Improved in Four Profound Tractates: The I. Discovering the Great and Deep Mysteries of Nature

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M.S., 1657 - Medicine, Magic, mystic, and spagiric - 296 pages
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Page 2 - ... lay hid ; which is thus to be understood, that all things proceeded out of one matter, and not every particular thing out of its own private matter by itself. This common matter of all things is the ' Great Mystery,
Page iii - Doth not wisdom, the word, the wisdom of God, cry, and understanding put forth her voice ? She standeth on the top of high places, by the way, in the places of the paths. She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in of the doors.
Page 25 - ... things of the whole universe meet in him as in the centre, and the anatomy of him in his nature is the anatomy of the whole world. The external world is the figure of man: and man is an hidden world; because visible things in him are invisible: and when they are made visible, then they are diseases, not health, as truly as he is the little world, and not the great world. And this is the true knowledge, that man may microcosmically be known visibly, and invisibly or magically. The knowledge of...
Page 25 - ... knows the parents, and can anatomise them, hath obtained the true knowledge of their child Man, the most perfect creature in all his properties ; because all things of the whole universe meet in him as in the centre, and the anatomy of him in his nature is the anatomy of the whole world. The external world is the figure of man: and man is an hidden world; because visible things in him are invisible: and when they are made visible, then they are diseases, not health, as truly as he is the little...
Page 63 - External! things are nothing elfc but ,. the Body of Man. So that he partaketh of a threefold world, of the Archetype or God-like world in God, of the Intellible or Angellicali, ofthefenfible Elemental 1 or corporall world, and hath a fymbolicall operation and converfa-.
Page 212 - But the farther any thing departeth from that Centre, or One, to wit, the immutable will of God, to the circumference, variety and plurality of the Creatures, the more unhappy, imperfect, and mutable is it: Blessednesse is in unity, not in the circumference, in Christ, not in the world, is Peace and Rest.
Page 25 - Parents, out of which Man last of all was created; He that knowes the parents, and can Anotomize them, hath attained the true knowledge of their child Man, the most perfect creature in all his properties; because all things of the whole Universe meet in him as in the Centre, and the Anotomy of him in his Nature is the Anotomy of the whole world.
Page 23 - Humane, but by the initicution of God and Nature; for it is not founded upon any Humane figments, but upon Nature, upon which God hath written with his own (acred finger in fublunary things, but efpecially in per- , fe ftMettalls -, God therefore is the true Fount dation thereof.
Page 62 - God, but alfo of the great world, becaufe with it he comprehendeth and contair.eth all things in himfelfe : it followeth that there are three worlds or Heavens in Man, and that he is...
Page 27 - ... one; which by no means could have bin, if they had proceeded out of the most high himself, that we should be forced into...

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