Paracelsus (born Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, November 11 or December 17, 1493 – September 24, 1541) was a Swiss German Renaissance physician, botanist, alchemist, astrologer, and occultist.
According to Mme. Blavatsky he was an "Adept-Initiate". She calls him "the great and unfortunate physician-Occultist . . . the greatest Alchemist of the age". In 1541 Paracelsus settled in Salzburg where he eventually died. Although the actual cause of his death remains unknown, Mme. Blavatsky claims he was killed. She wrote: "Had not a criminal hand put an end to his life, years before the time allotted him by Nature, physiological Magic would have fewer secrets for the civilized world than it now has".
- Paracelsus at Theosopedia
- The Life of Paracelsus - PDF by Franz Hartmann
- The Life of Paracelsus - HTML by Franz Hartmann
- Footnotes to "The Life of Paracelsus" by H. P. Blavatsky
- Paracelsus and the Substance of His Teaching by Franz Hartmann
- Paracelsus published by Theosophy Trust
- Paracelsus - Biography at the European Graduate School website
- Paracelsus at KatinkaHesselink.net
- Paracelsus - Philosopher at WisdomWorld.org
- Paracelsus - Physician at WisdomWorld.org
- Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, Collected Writings vol. XI (Wheaton, IL: Theosophical Publishing House, 1973), 546.
- Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, Collected Writings vol. XII (Wheaton, IL: Theosophical Publishing House, 1980), 215.
- Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine vol. I, (Wheaton, IL: Theosophical Publishing House, 1993), 263.