Goddesses, Elixirs, and Witches

  title={Goddesses, Elixirs, and Witches},
  author={John M. Riddle},

Celestial Realm, Vegetal Worlds, and the Marvelous in the First Book of Kyranides

Abstract:The first book of the Hermetic Kyranides consists of 24 alphabetical chapters, one each listing a plant, a bird, a stone, and a fish, whose names all begin with the same letter of the Greek

Curing Virtue: Epicureanism and Erotic Fantasy in Machiavelli’s Mandragola

Who is Lucrezia, the mysterious woman at the center of Machiavelli’s comic play Mandragola? And why is she deemed “fit to govern a kingdom”? This article revisits these questions with attention to

In search of traces of the mandrake myth: the historical, and ethnobotanical roots of its vernacular names

A spatiotemporal analysis of the mandrake’s names supports the old idea that the pulling ceremonies for this plant originated in the Near East and that various other myths related to this plant may have originated in different places and periods.

Artemisia annua - Importance in Traditional Medicine and Current State of Knowledge on the Chemistry, Biological Activity and Possible Applications.

Professional pharmacological studies conducted today have confirmed its known traditional applications and explain previously unknown mechanisms of its biological action and have also found evidence of new directions of biological activity, including, among others, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antioxidant, antitumour, and nephroprotective activities.



The Theories of Yi Xue in the Yellow Emperor's Classic of Medicine

The Book of Changes is known as a famous ancient book in China. In the chapter on Copula of this masterpiece the relations among the changes of heaven and earth, movement and stillness, and Qian and

Satan: The Early Christian Tradition. By Jeffery Burton Russell. Ithaca. New York: Cornell University Press, 1981. 258 pp. $19.95.

In the year A.D. 394 seven monks from Palestine journeyed to Egypt in the hope of observing for themselves the wonders of Egyptian asceticism and of visiting its famous representatives. One result of

Effects of the Flavonids (VI-VII) of Vitex negundo L. Seeds in Dogs,

  • Plantes médinales et phytothérapie
  • 1986

Artemisinic Acid in Engineered Yeast,

  • Nature
  • 2006

Norske laegeforening tidsskrift for praktish medicinem ny reakke 123//1

  • 2003

Absinthe attacks

Over the following weeks he suffered repeated “madness” episodes, resulting in voluntary transfer to the nearby Saint Rémy asylum, and thence for three months' convalescence at Auvers-sur-Oise (Dr Gachet).