Fragment über Geisterbann

From Theatrum Paracelsicum
I. Basic information

Printing History, Manuscripts. One manuscript, with some lost folios; only the final sentences survive.

Editions. Not edited by Huser or Sudhoff.

Relationship between different versions. Only one known version.

Structure, genre/form, perspective, style.

Relationship to other texts.

Authenticity, authorship. Original title unknown. May or may not be attributed to Paracelsus. The last sentence runs: “Further notice may be asked from the aforementioned franciscan brother Georg Dreßler in Neuhaus since he has tried it. And this was confided by Theophrastus to Jacob Beyer.”

Time of writing. Further study required.

II. Sources


  • Wien, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek: Cod. 11259, f. 241r
III. Bibliography

Essential bibliography: Sudhoff, Paracelsus-Handschriften, 198–199, 797 n° IV/6.

Further bibliographical references:

Gerhard Eis, “Zur Paracelsusnachfolge im Sudetenraum,” Südostforschungen, 6 (1941), 440–462, on 443; reprinted in Eis, Vor und nach Paracelsus. Untersuchungen über Hohenheims Traditionsverbundenheit und Nachrichten über seine Anhänger (Stuttgart, 1965), 136–161, on 139