Revelatio in somnio

From Theatrum Paracelsicum
Revelatio per somnium

I. Basic information

Printing History, Manuscripts. Not printed. One manuscript. Both titles, “Revelatio in somnio” (f. IIr, 8v) and “Revelatio per somnium” (f. IIIr) were added by a later hand in the Breslau manuscript.

Editions. Not edited by Huser or Sudhoff.

Relationship between different versions. Only one known version.

Structure, genre/form, perspective, style. In some parts the text directly addresses the reader. The order of the different sections is sometimes disturbed; the writer used symbols to indicate a different order.

Relationship to other texts. A text on earth spirits (pygmaei, sylphae) and treasures. The relationship to chapter 5 of the pseudo-Paracelsian De occulta philosophia (§ ‎5.7) and to the authentic De nymphis, sylphis, pygmaeis is unclear. – Not related to the Oraculum Oneiromanticum / Magisches Arcanum mit der Malerei zu erfahren was du willst durch den Schlaf (§ ‎5.19). – See also Von den Erdgeistern (§ ‎5.26).

Authenticity, authorship.

Time of writing. Further study required.

II. Sources


  • Wrocław/Breslau, Biblioteka Uniwersytecka: R 2316, f. 8v–17r, p. 35–72

First printed: not printed

III. Bibliography

Essential bibliography: Sudhoff, Paracelsus-Handschriften, 663–665, 797 n° IV/7.

Further bibliographical references:

Peuckert, Pansophie (1936), 531.

Peuckert, Pansophie (1956), 474.