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De occulta philosophia libri tres, 1533

Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim was a German occultist who wrote about magic and its practical uses. He believed that magic could benefit humanity if used respectfully and unselfishly. In De occulta philosophia libri tres…, Agrippa discusses the four classical elements (earth, air, fire and water), along with astrology, numbers, angels, gods, mystical names and virtues, and their relationship to medicine and alchemy.

Courtesy National Library of Medicine

Title page of book with text and portrait of a man in a robe.
  • Creator:

    Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim (1486–1535), Johannes Soter (?–1543)
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