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University Books, 1973. Waite, A. , ed. The Hermetical & Alchemical Writings of Paracelsus. , London, 1894. : University Books, 1967. ———. The Works of Thomas Vaughan, Mystic and Alchemist. London, 1919. : University Books, 1968. , ed. Theatrum Chimicum. 6 vols. Strasbourg, France, 1659–61. Alchindus (or Alkindi) (ca. ) Arabian doctor and philosopher of the ninth century regarded by some authorities as a magician but by others as merely a superstitious writer. He used charmed words and combinations of figures in order to cure his patients.
These subtle principles, or tattvas, are related to the five senses of human beings and to basic elements of matter: earth (prithivi), water (apas), fire (tejas), and air (vayu). The all-pervading akasha is responsible for vibrations of light and sound. Sources: Prasad, Rama. The Science of Breath and the Philosophy of the Tattvas, Translated from the Sanskrit, with Introductory and Explanatory Essays on Nature’s Finer Forces. London: Theosophical Publishing Society, 1897. Akashic Records A theosophical term denoting a kind of central filing system of all events, thoughts, and actions impressed upon an astral plane, which may be consulted in certain conditions of consciousness.
Sources: Airaudi, Oberto. Tales from Damanhur. Translated by Esperide and Ileana Troni. Canavese, Italy: Damanhur Editrice, 1997. Intrivigne, Massimo. ’’ Communal Studies 16 (1996) 71–84. Merrifield, Jeff. Damanhur: The Real Dream. London: Thorsons, 1998. Akasha (or Soniferous Ether) One of the five elementary principles of nature according to Hindu mysticism. Akasha is the first of these principles, and out of it the others are created. These subtle principles, or tattvas, are related to the five senses of human beings and to basic elements of matter: earth (prithivi), water (apas), fire (tejas), and air (vayu).
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