Archeus vs Arches - What's the difference?
As a noun archeus
is the vital principle or force believed by the paracelsians to be responsible for alchemical reactions within living bodies, and hence for the growth and continuation of life.
As a proper noun arches is
, a national park in utah.
The vital principle or force believed by the Paracelsians to be responsible for alchemical reactions within living bodies, and hence for the growth and continuation of life.
*1662 , (Henry More), , Book II, A Collection of Several Philosophical Writings of Dr. Henry More, p. 68:
* 2003 , Roy Porter, Flesh in the Age of Reason (Penguin 2004, p. 56)
*2006 , (Philip Ball), The Devil's Doctor , Arrow 2007, p. 250:
*:But Paracelsus' theory of the archeus and the alchemy of life inevitably led him into deeper waters.
- Willis rejected not just scholasticism's ‘substantial forms’ but Paracelsus's ‘archeus ’ doctrine as well.