The Rose of Paracelsus On Secrets and Sacraments by William Leonard Pickard Now Available United States United Kingdom Germany Italy. A Harvard researcher explores an international entheogen system, discovering their practices leading to cognitive enhancement and, arguably, the next human form.
Reading The Rose of Paracelsus was a journey of written depths I have rarely, if ever, experienced. Pickard's prose is not for the faint of heart. The reader must prepare themselves to be immersed in the emotions of humanity at its worst, as well as the heart-warming sensation of an individual bearing their soul in a most intimate display of compassion.
Insolent vaunt of Paracelsus, that he would restore the original rose or violet out of the ashes settling from its combustion… —De Quincey: Writings, XIII, 345. Down in his laboratory, to which the two rooms of the cellar had been given over, Paracelsus prayed to his God, his indeterminate God—any God—to send him a disciple.