The dose makes the poison.
The physician must give heed to the region in which the patient lives, that is to say, to its type and peculiarities.
Often the remedy is deemed the highest good because it helps so many.
The interpretation of dreams is a great art.
What the eyes perceive in herbs or stones or trees is not yet a remedy; the eyes see only the dross.
Medicine rests upon four pillars - philosophy, astronomy, alchemy, and ethics.
Dreams must be heeded and accepted. For a great many of them come true.
But is not He who created it for the sake of the sick body more than the remedy? And is not He who cures the soul, which is more than the body, greater?
Although Alchemy has now fallen into contempt, and is even considered a thing of the past, the physicain should not be influenced by such judgements.
Medicine is not only a science; it is also an art. It does not consist of compounding pills and plasters; it deals with the very processes of life, which must be understood before they may be guided.
If we want to make a statement about a man's nature on the basis of his physiognomy, we must take everything into account; it is in his distress that a man is tested, for then his nature is revealed.
From time immemorial artistic insights have been revealed to artists in their sleep and in dreams, so that at all times they ardently desired them.
Thoughts create a new heaven, a new firmament, a new source of energy, from which new arts flow.
This process is alchemy: its founder is the smith Vulcan.
For it is we who must pray for our daily bread, and if He grants it to us, it is only through our labour, our skill and preparation.
Nature also forges man, now a gold man, now a silver man, now a fig man, now a bean man.
This means that each country, in addition to the general properties common to the whole world, also has its own specific properties.
Poison is in everything, and no thing is without poison. The dosage makes it either a poison or a remedy.
This is alchemy, and this is the office of Vulcan; he is the apothecary and chemist of the medicine.
And since the fit manner of preparation is not to be found in pharmaceuticals, we must explore further; that is to say, we must learn from alchemy.
However, anyone to whom this happens should not leave his room upon awakening, should speak to no-one, but remain alone and sober until everything comes back to him, and he recalls the dream.
Once a disease has entered the body, all parts which are healthy must fight it: not one alone, but all. Because a disease might mean their common death. Nature knows this; and Nature attacks the disease with whatever help she can muster.
We do not know it because we are fooling away our time with outward and perishing things, and are asleep in regard to that which is real within ourself.
Dreams are not without meaning wherever thay may come from-from fantasy, from the elements, or from other inspiration.
Then God sends us such a messenger who appears to us in spirit, warns us, consoles us, teaches us, and brings us His good tidings.