Buch uber das Geheimnis der Schopfung und die Darstellung der Natur (Buch der Ursachen). Sirr Al Khaliqa Wa Sin’at al Tabi’a. Kital al ‘Ilall.

Von Tyana, Pseudo-Apollonios.

Book ID: 29275


4to. xii, [1], 66 pp of German text, 702 pp of Arabic text, edited by Ursula Weisser, publisher’s original wrappers, biblio, index, cover slightly rubbed & soiled, otherwise copy inside clean & in very good condition, Sources and studies in the history of Arabic-Islamic Science. Natural Sciences, Series 1, Institute for the History of Arabic Science, University of Aleppo, 1979.


Apollonius of Tyana was a Greek Neopythagorean philosopher and teacher. Apollonius was a known figure in the medieval Islamic world. In the Arabic literature he appears as Balinus (or Balinas). Arabic-speaking occultists dubbed him “Lord of the talismans” (Sahib at-tilasmat) and related stories about his achievements as a talisman-maker. They appreciated him as a master of alchemy and a transmitter of Hermetic knowledge.

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