The Divine Origin of the Craft of the Herbalist

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Courier Corporation, May 1, 1996 - Medical - 96 pages
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Natural medicine has never been more popular, nor has the timeless craft of herbalism. This book traces the history of herbs far back into antiquity and shows that the gods themselves were believed to be the original healers, not only by revealing the kno
 

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Contents

THE OLD GODS AS HERBALISTS AND THEIR DIVINE
1
WATER A DIVINE ELEMENT
20
SUMERIAN AND ASSYRIAN HERBALS
36
THE GREEK her BALS
54
ThE HERBAL IN ARABIC
76
THE ETHIOPLAN ABYssINIAN HERBAL
84
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E.A. Wallis Budge, 1857 - 1934 Budge was the Curator of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities at the British Museum from 1894 to 1924. He was also a Sometime Scholar of Christ's College, a scholar at the University of Cambridge, Tyrwhitt, and a Hebrew Scholar. He collected a large number of Coptic, Greek, Arabic, Syriac, Ethiopian, and Egyptian Papyri manuscripts. He was involved in numerous archaeology digs in Egypt, Mesopotamia and the Sudan. Budge is known for translating the Egyptian Book of the Dead, which is also known as The Papyrus of Ani. He also analyzed many of the practices of Egyptian religion, language and ritual. His written works consisted of translated texts and hieroglyphs and a complete dictionary of hieroglyphs. Budge's published works covered areas of Egyptian culture ranging from Egyptian religion, Egyptian mythology and magical practices. He was knighted in 1920. E.A. Wallis Budge died on November 23, 1934 in London, England.

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