Paracelsus Adds Salt to Create a Trinity of Alchemical Elements

Paracelsus added salt to sulphur and mercury to make three elements of alchemy, creating an elemental trinity. In medicine, Paracelsus believed in the importance of the trinity as sulphur represented a combustible element, mercury represented a fluid, changeable element, and salt represeneted a solid, permanent element. He believed that these three elements accurately represented alchemical medicine. Sulphur represented the soul, salt represented the body, and mercury represented the spirit. Image Source: Public Domain,

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