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Day: August 5, 2012

Paracelsus’ Inner Firmament

Paracelsus’ Inner Firmament

The Glory of the Heavens, oil on canvas painting by William Keith, 1891, De Young Museum I must credit Ted Hand with introducing me to Paracelsus’ idea of the inner firmament. After listening to a podcast by Ted on Philip K. Dick and Alchemy, I dug into the tomes and wrote the following: Man is not body. The heart, the spirit, is man. And this spirit is an entire star, out of which he is built. If therefore a man…

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