GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A chemist, esp. one devoted to alchemistic pursuits.
- n. One of a sect which arose in the days of alchemy, who sought to discover remedies for disease by chemical means. The spagyrists historically preceded the iatrochemists.
- From modern Latin spagirista, from spagiricus ("alchemy") (probably invented by Paracelsus). (Wiktionary)
“In contradistinction to Galenic medicines, which were largely derived from the vegetable kingdom, from this time on we find in the literature references to spagyric medicines and a "spagyrist" was a Paracelsian who regarded chemistry as the basis of all medical knowledge.”
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These come from gamma meditation ,I think.
a reflection on the Indo-European root pag & pak to fasten
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