Glücksrute zu Paracelsi chymischem Schatz

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I. Basic information

Printing History, Manuscripts. First edited in 1679 by A.A. in Mercurii Zweyfacher Schlangen-stab.

Editions. Not edited by Huser or Sudhoff.

Relationship between different versions. Only one known version.

Structure, genre/form, perspective, style. Written in the form of a dream or vision.

Relationship to other texts. A “key” to the treasure prophecy in the Prophezeiung von den drei Schätzen und dem Löwen von Mitternacht (§ ‎6.3). Opens with a short quotation from the Prophezeiung concerning the three treasures.

Authenticity, authorship. Not attributed to Paracelsus.

Time of writing. Probably written in the mid-17th century. Further study required.

II. Sources


  • Washington, Smithsonian Libraries: MSS 000939 B

First printed:

  • 1679 (in: Mercurii Zweyfacher Schlangen-stab, ed. by “A.A. Naturalium Cultor” (Ulm: Balthasar Kühns Witwe, 1679); VD17 39:117815F; Sudhoff, Bibliographia Paracelsica, 617–618 n° 410)
III. Bibliography

Essential bibliography: Sudhoff, Bibliographia Paracelsica, 617–618, 697 n° 50.