Skeptical and Natural Philosophy

Medicine and Philosophy

Was Paracelsus an alchemist?

Yes, Paracelsus (1493–1541) was an alchemist. But he was an adept who broke with the tradition of keeping alchemical knowledge secret and eliminated its medieval symbolism that relied on Semitic, Greek, and Roman mythology to conceal alchemists’ real beliefs.


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