“More than one pathologist, chemist, homoeopathist, and magnetist has quenched his thirst for knowledge in the books of Paracelsus. Frederick Hufeland got his theoretical doctrines on infection from this mediaeval “quack”, as Sprengel delights in calling one who was immeasurably higher than himself.
Hemman, who endeavors to vindicate this great philosopher, and nobly tries to redress his slandered memory, speaks of him as the “greatest chemist of his time.” So do Professor Molitor, and Dr. Ennemoser, the eminent German psychologist.
According to their criticisms on the labors of this Hermetist, Paracelsus is the most “wondrous intellect of his age, a “noble genius.”
But our modern lights assume to know better, and the ideas of the Rosicrucians about the elementary spirits, the goblins and the elves, have sunk into the “limbo of magic” and fairy tales for early childhoods.”
H. P. Blavatsky