Asclepius

Aesculapius, Asclepius, Artephius, Artefius, The “blameless physician”, sometimes confused with the Roman god of medicine

Egypt / Greece / Rome

Ancients ; Medicine ; Greek God or Ancient physician / philosopher whose shines were visited for healing; Zeus killed him by lightning for raising the Dead; serpent, snake and phallic worship; rod of Asclepius, a snake-entwined staff is the symbol for Medicine; Asklepios = “to cut open”; the Aesculapian Snakes healed by slithering over patients; later a human doctor and alchemist ;

Influences

Apollo, father; Cronis, Mom (RIP); Hermes;

Influenced

Hippocrates; Galen; Apuleius; Paracelsus; Robert Fludd; Franz Anton Mesmer ; Christoph Welling; Benedictus Figulus; Nicholas Culpeper; Franz Hartmann; Manly P. Hall; Rudolf Steiner ; Jan Baptist van Helmont; Antoine Joseph Pernety; Thomas Henry Huxley; Bernard-Raymond-Fabré Palaprat; Samael Aun Weor; Kirk White; Manfred Julius; Andrew Weil; Deepak Chopra; Thomas Inman; Dr. Bernie Siegel; Hygeia and Panacea daughters, from whence we get Hygiene (cleanliness) and Panacea (brings calm); other daughter are Iaso; Aceso; Aglæa/Ægle; Hermes Trismegistus ; St. Augustine of Hippo; Roger Bacon; Elias Ashmole; Isaac Newton; A.E. Waite; Athanasius Kircher; John Byrom; Hermes Trismegistus ; Jean-Jacques Manget aka Johann Jacob Mangetus, 1652–1742;Karl Christoph Schmieder, editor of Deutsche Theatrum Chemicum; Friedrich Roth-Scholtz, 1687–1736; Bernard Suler; Johann Christoph Wolf, 1683 - 1739; Christian Gottlob Gmelin, 1792 – 1860; Johann Gildemeister, 1812 – 1890; Michel Eugène Chevreul, 1786 – 1889; Al-Tughrai aka Mu'ayyad al-Din al-Tughra'i, 1061 - after 112, author of Kitab Haqa'iq al-istishhad ; Ibn al-Bayar, author of Dictionary of Medicament and Nutriments; Abu'l Qasim Maslama al-Majriti, author of Sirr al-Kimiya aka the Secret of Alchemy; Pseudo-Kalid Ibn Yazid aka The Jew Calid, son of Iazich aka Isaac, not Kalid ibn Yasid ibn Mu'awiya, 668-@ 704, author of the alchemical poems Firdaws al-Hikma, Liber Secretorum Alchimiae aka the Book of the Secrets of Alchemy aka Liber Secretorium Artis aka the Book of the Secret Art; Ibn al-Wahshiya, author of Kitab al-Sumum; Julius Ferdinand Ruska, 1867- 1949, translator of fragments of The Book of Alum and Salts; John Garland, 1560; Antonius de Florentia; Florentinus de Valentia;

Close

Chiron, the Centaur ; Roman/Etruscan god Vediovis; Epione, Goddess wife; Hippolytus

Critical

Zeus eventually; Cyclopes;

Groups

The Greek God pantheon

Author

healing arts; later person the author of Secret Book of the Blessed Stone aka His Secret Booke of the blessed Stone called the Philosophers; Ars sintrillia; Clavis sapientiae aka Clavis maioris sapientiae; Liber secretus; Keren ha Pukh aka Keren Happuch; Liber qui Clavis Majoris Sapientiae Diciture aka the Key to the Major Wisdom; Artefi Arabis liber Secretus Artis Occultae aka the Secret Book of the Hidden Art of Artefius the Arab (though it seems he was a Jew in Islamic lands);

Quotes

original Hippocratic Oath began with the invocation “I swear by Apollo the Physician and by Asclepius and by Hygieia and Panacea and by all the gods”

 

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