Willian Lilly Ancient Astrology introduction
If I have “manna” in my constitution, I can attract “manna” from heaven … “Saturn” is not only in the sky, but also deep in the earth and in the ocean. What is “Venus” but the “artemisia” that grows in your garden? What is “iron” but “Mars”? That is to say, Venus and artemisia are both the products of the same essence, and Mars and iron are both the manifestations of the same cause. What is the human body but a constellation of the same powers that formed the stars in the sky? He who knows what iron is, knows the attributes of Mars. He who knows Mars, knows the qualities of iron.
– Paracelsus, Life and Prophecies. Franz Hartmann, Rudolf Steiner Publications, N.Y., 1973.
Planet & Mythology: Mostly from Wikipedia.
Hymns: The Hymns of Orpheus, translated by Thomas Taylor, 1792.
I’ve replaced egregious use of apostrohies with the vowels they replaced, but kept the Romanization of names and the footnotes.
See http://www.theoi.com/Text/OrphicHymns1.html for a copy which corrects the names to their original Greek,
and http://www.sacred-texts.com/cla/hoo/index.htm for a copy including Taylor’s footnotes and introduction.
GKoS: “Greater” Key of Solomon, pseudo-Solomon, 14th–17th century.
http://esotericarchives.com/solomon/ksol.htm is a copy of the Mathers translation, with corrections (including the addition of entire chapters Mathers left out) by the far more capable Joseph Peterson.