Plant Spirit Shamanism: Paracelsus and the Doctrine of Signatures

Paracelsus 1493 - 1541Underlying Paracelsus treatise was the premise that nature was itself a living organism which must be considered an expression of “the One Life”, and that man and the universe are the same in their essential nature. Paracelsus introduced in his treatise the Doctrine of Signatures, the concept that the Creator has placed his seal on plants to indicate their medicinal uses.

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