Hermetic Herbalism by Jean Maveric
First published in French in 1911, this practical guide to the art of spagyrics begins by outlining the ancient yet often forgotten Hermetic foundations of herbalism. Author Jean Mavéric provides botanical and medicinal classifications of over 600 plant species along with an in-depth study of their astral natures, elemental qualities, and planetary and zodiacal signatures as well as practical advice on the appropriate times to harvest plants and administer herbal remedies and quintessences. Mavéric also shares his intricate theory of astral medicine and advocates a seasonal "Hermetic diet" designed to keep the humor of the body in equilibrium and prevent the onset of illness. In the final section of the book, Mavéric focuses on the more advanced methods and techniques of Paracelsus, Helmont, and George Starkey, unraveling the mysteries of manufacturing alkalis, alkahest's, and menstrua and divulging his own secret formula for a universal circulated. 6 x 9 paperback book with 256 pages.