What does Paracelsus mean?

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  1. The adopted name of Philippus von Hohenheim, a Swiss thinker of the 16th century known for his pioneering scientific work and his research into the occult and alchemy.
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Your forefather, who, in the revival of science, sought the secrets of Apollonius and Paracelsus.
Paracelsus ascribes a similar, though a lesser degree of virtue to the hexagram.
Wurzburg, where festus and Paracelsus had been as students, is on its banks.
Fifteenth-century physician and alchemist Paracelsus said alchemy's role was developing medicines and extracts from healing plants.
They called that unknown liquid the alkahest. Alkahest was a word made up by the sixteenth-century alchemist Paracelsus.
Instead he followed the chimera of the world organism, as Paracelsus had, and of the world soul, as Bruno had.

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