Via Under the influence!-German Folktales: Paracelsus and the Spirit in the Fir Tree

Paracelsus was an influential physician, astrologer and alchemist of the German Renaissance. His real name was Theophrastus Aureolus Bombastus von Hohenheim and he was born in 1493. He was was a medical pioneer of his time and credited with many notable achievements and has been called the father of toxicology. The medical movement called Paracelsianism […]

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Via Under the influence!-The Legend of Nurse Maggie, The Crystal Palace & Old Father Rhine

Presented below is a retelling of a story called The Crystal Palace from, The Crystal Palace and Other Legends, by Marie H. Frary and Charles Maurice Stebbins There was once a rather quaint old lady who was named Nurse Maggie by the children who lived in a village called Zurdof along the great River Rhine. […]

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Via Under the influence!-Breton Fairy Tales: The Secret of the Resurrection of La Rose

The story presented here is a retelling of a Breton folktale called The Magic Rose from Legends and Romance of Brittany by Lewis Spence (1) and tells the rather sombre tale of the transition through life of its protagonist, La Rose. In many ways it appears to be a traditional fairy tale and like many fairy tales it is not quite what it seems for there is a hidden secret.

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