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Paracelsus' 27th prophecy. Five hands emerging from clouds each holding a sword. Four swords point straight forward, while one sword points toward the sky.
Title taken from English translation: Prophecies of Paracelsus (London : William Rider & Son, 1915).
Original image in: Paracelsus, 1493-1541. Prognosticatio eximii doctoris Theophrasti Paracelsi (S.l. : s.n., between 1560 and 1580). 1f 257 (Historical Medical Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia)
Prognosticatio eximii doctoris Theophrasti Paracelsi reveals the prophecies of Theophrastus von Hohenheim, known as Paracelsus. Paracelsus was a revolutionary chemical physician also known for his occultist philosophy. This edition contains 32 prophesies and accompanying illustrations and may have been printed in France between 1560 and 1580.
Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
between 1560 and 1580
1 print : etching
10 x 8 cm
Paracelsus, 1493-1541, “Five swords,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed September 20, 2021, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/2151.