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Thoughts are free and subject to no rule. On them rests the freedom of man, and they tower above the light of nature ... create a new heaven, a new firmament, a new source of energy from which new arts flow.
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Thoughts are free and subject to no rule. On them rests the freedom of man, and they tower above the light of nature ... create a new heaven, a new firmament, a new source of energy from which new arts flow.

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Know that the philosopher has power over the stars, and not the stars over him.

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Medicine rests upon four pillars-philosophy, astronomy, alchemy, and ethics. The first pillar is the philosophical knowledge of earth and water; the second, astronomy, supplies its full understanding of that which is of fiery and airy nature; the third is an adequate explanation of the properties of all the four elements-that is to say, of the whole cosmos-and an introduction into the art of their transformations; and finally, the fourth shows the physician those virtues which must stay with him up until his death, and it should support and complete the three other pillars.

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There is in each person, in every animal, bird and plant a star which mirrors, matches or is in some sense the same as a star in the heavens.

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Medicine is not only a science; it is also an art. It does not consist of compounding pills and plasters; it deals with the very processes of life, which must be understood before they may be guided.

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The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind.

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We do not know it because we are fooling away our time with outward and perishing things, and are asleep in regard to that which is real within ourself.

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When a man undertakes to create something, he establishes a new heaven, as it were, and from it the work that he desires to create flows into him ... For such is the immensity of man that he is greater than heaven and earth.

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But is not He who created it for the sake of the sick body more than the remedy? And is not He who cures the soul, which is more than the body, greater?

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Every physician must be rich in knowledge, and not only of that which is written in books; his patients should be his book, they will never mislead him.

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Magic has power to experience and fathom things which are inaccessible to human reason. For magic is a great secret wisdom, just as reason is a great public folly.

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The main reason for healing is love.

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