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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27763404/walter-odington-s-i-de-etate-mundi-i-and-the-pursuit-of-a-scientific-chronology-in-medieval-england
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Carl Philipp Nothaft
This article deals with a forgotten treatise on the age of the world, written between 1308 and 1316 by Walter Odington, a monk of Evesham Abbey, otherwise known for his writings on alchemy and music theory. By tracing the sources and rationale behind Odington's arguments and comparing them with those of other medieval authors, the article attempts to shed new light on the state of chronological scholarship in England in the eleventh to fourteenth centuries, when astronomical and astrological methods were freely used to supplement or replace scriptural interpretation, yielding creative and unexpected results...
2016: Journal of the History of Ideas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27320253/walter-odington-s-i-de-etate-mundi-i-and-the-pursuit-of-a-scientific-chronology-in-medieval-england
#2
Carl Philipp Nothaft
This article deals with a forgotten treatise on the age of the world, written between 1308 and 1316 by Walter Odington, a monk of Evesham Abbey, otherwise known for his writings on alchemy and music theory. By tracing the sources and rationale behind Odington's arguments and comparing them with those of other medieval authors, the article attempts to shed new light on the state of chronological scholarship in England in the eleventh to fourteenth centuries, when astronomical and astrological methods were freely used to supplement or replace scriptural interpretation, yielding creative and unexpected results...
2016: Journal of the History of Ideas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27231809/modern-health-worries-the-dark-side-of-spirituality
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Ferenc Köteles, Péter Simor, Márton Czető, Noémi Sárog, Renáta Szemerszky
Modern health worries (MHWs) are widespread in modern societies. MHWs were connected to both negative and positive psychological characteristics in previous studies. The study aimed to investigate the relationships among intuitive-experiential information processing style, spirituality, MHWs, and psychological well-being. Members of the Hungarian Skeptic Society (N = 128), individuals committed to astrology (N = 601), and people from a non-representative community sample (N = 554) completed questionnaires assessing intuitive-experiential information processing style, spirituality, modern health worries (MHWs), and psychological well-being...
August 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26913898/arnaldo-da-villanova-medieval-physician-1235-1311-a-first-approach
#4
Biagio Ricciardi, Elisabetta Ricciardi, Carlo Alberto Ricciardi
Arnaldo de Villanova, was a Catalan Physician, born in Villanova de Grau, a suburb of Valencia - Spain about 1235. He died off the coast of Genoa in 1311 during a sea voyage departing from Messina in Sicily, during a diplomatic mission by Pope Clement V in Avignon on orders by the King of Sicily. He was a so famous and clever scientist of the thirteenth century, to give his name to the Universitary Hospital of Montpellier - France. His interests ranged from theology, to politics, medicine, and anymore alchemy...
February 2016: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26595286/interest-in-astrology-and-phrenology-over-two-centuries-a-google-ngram-study
#5
Jeremy E C Genovese
The Google Ngram Viewer shows the frequency of words in a large corpus of books over two centuries. In this study, the names of two pseudosciences, astrology and phrenology, were compared. An interesting pattern emerged. While the level of interest in astrology remained relatively stable over the course of two centuries, interest in phrenology rose rapidly in the early 1800s but then declined. Reasons for this pattern are discussed.
December 2015: Psychological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26581540/-a-brief-history-of-the-natural-causes-of-human-disease
#6
Walter Lips-Castro
In the study of the causes of disease that have arisen during the development of humankind, one can distinguish three major perspectives: the natural, the supernatural, and the artificial. In this paper we distinguish the rational natural causes of disease from the irrational natural causes. Within the natural and rational causal approaches of disease, we can highlight the Egyptian theory of putrid intestinal materials called "wechdu", the humoral theory, the atomistic theory, the contagious theory, the cellular theory, the molecular (genetic) theory, and the ecogenetic theory...
November 2015: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26173341/daniel-sennert-the-philosophical-hen-and-the-epistolary-quest-for-a-nearly-universal-medicine
#7
Joel A Klein
This article explores the Wittenberg Professor Daniel Sennert's (1572-1637) pursuit of nearly universal medicines made from noble metals, which he described in his published works and in private correspondence with his brother-in-law, Michael Döring. Of the medicaments that Sennert sought, one called the Philosophical Hen was especially interesting, and involved feeding a hen silver or gold during propitious astrological conjunctions. Sennert's support of this experiment was rooted in his obsession with experience and can be partially explained by looking to an extensive tradition of natural philosophy and natural history...
February 2015: Ambix
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25948700/non-reflective-thinkers-are-predisposed-to-attribute-supernatural-causation-to-uncanny-experiences
#8
Romain Bouvet, Jean-François Bonnefon
For unknown reasons, individuals who are confident in their intuitions are more likely to hold supernatural beliefs. How does an intuitive cognitive style lead one to believe in faith healing, astrology, or extrasensory perception (ESP)? We hypothesize that cognitive style is critically important after one experiences an uncanny event that seems to invite a supernatural explanation. In three studies, we show that irrespective of their prior beliefs in the supernatural, non-reflective thinkers are more likely than reflective thinkers to accept supernatural causation after an uncanny encounter with astrology and ESP...
July 2015: Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25921684/the-arabic-original-of-ps-m%C3%A4-sh%C3%A4-all%C3%A4-h-s-liber-de-orbe-its-date-and-authorship
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Taro Mimura
Liber de orbe, attributed to Māshā'allāh (d. c.815), a court astrologer of the Abbasid dynasty, was one of the earliest Latin sources of Aristotelian physics. Until recently, its Arabic original could not be identified among Arabic works. Through extensive examination of Arabic manuscripts on exact sciences, I found two manuscripts containing the Arabic text of this Latin work, although neither of them is ascribed to Māshā'allāh: Berlin, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Ms. or. oct. 273, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania University Library, MS LJS 439...
June 2015: British Journal for the History of Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25890627/the-last-ride-of-henry-ii-of-france-orbital-injury-and-a-king-s-demise
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Kian Eftekhari, Christina H Choe, M Reza Vagefi, Lauren A Eckstein
Jousting was a popular pastime for royalty in the Renaissance era. Injuries were common, and the eye was particularly at risk from the splinters of the wooden lance. On June 30, 1559, Henry II of France participated in a jousting tournament to celebrate two royal weddings. In the third match, Gabriel de Montgomery struck Henry on the right shoulder and the lance splintered, sending wooden shards into his face and right orbit. Despite being cared for by the prominent physicians Ambroise Paré and Andreas Vesalius, the king died 10 days later and was found to have a cerebral abscess...
May 2015: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25837175/relations-between-eastern-four-pillars-theory-and-western-measures-of-personality-traits
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Seung Ah Jung, Chang Soon Yang
PURPOSE: The present study investigated the validity of personality classification using four pillars theory, a tradition in China and northeastern Asia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four pillars analyses were performed for 148 adults on the basis of their birth year, month, day, and hour. Participants completed two personality tests, the Korean version of Temperament and Character Inventory-Revised-Short Version (TCI) and the Korean Inventory of Interpersonal Problems; scores were correlated with four pillars classification elements...
May 2015: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25794293/hinduism-and-death-with-dignity-historic-and-contemporary-case-examples
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REVIEW
Rajan Dewar, Nancy Cahners, Christine Mitchell, Lachlan Forrow
An estimated 1.2 to 2.3 million Hindus live in the United States. End-of-life care choices for a subset of these patients may be driven by religious beliefs. In this article, we present Hindu beliefs that could strongly influence a devout person's decisions about medical care, including end-of-life care. We provide four case examples (one sacred epic, one historical example, and two cases from current practice) that illustrate Hindu notions surrounding pain and suffering at the end of life. Chief among those is the principle of karma, through which one reaps the benefits and penalties for past deeds...
2015: Journal of Clinical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25241502/michael-maier-nine-newly-discovered-letters
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Nils Lenke, Nicolas Roudet, Hereward Tilton
The authors provide a transcription, translation, and evaluation of nine newly discovered letters from the alchemist Michael Maier (1568-1622) to Gebhardt Johann von Alvensleben (1576-1631), a noble landholder in the vicinity of Magdeburg. Stemming from the final year of his life, this correspondence casts new light on Maier's biography, detailing his efforts to secure patronage amid the financial crisis of the early Thirty Years' War. While his ill-fated quest to perfect potable gold continued to form the central focus of his patronage suits, Maier also offered his services in several arts that he had condemned in his printed works, namely astrology and "supernatural" magic...
February 2014: Ambix
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25087449/-late-ming-treatises-on-chinese-and-islamic-calendrical-systems-as-seen-in-the-seki-teisyo
#14
Hiroyuki Kobayashi
The Seki Teisyo (see text for symbol), a manuscript compiled by Seki Takakazu (see text for symbol)) in 1686, is known to consist of 15 treatises which Seki extracted from an early Qing astronomical and astrological corpus, the Tianwen Dacheng Guankui Jiyao (see text for symbol). Containing a detailed account of the Shoushi Li (see text for symbol) as well as a comparative study of Chinese and Islamic calendrical systems, these treatises have drawn the attention not only of Seki but of modern historians. In this paper, I show that 14 of the 15 treatises Seki selected had been composed by a late Ming scholar, Zhou Shuxue (see text for symbol), who discussed issues with Tang Shunzhi (see text for symbol)...
2014: Kagakushi Kenkyu. [Journal of the History of Science, Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24988759/kepler-s-theory-of-force-and-his-medical-sources
#15
Jonathan Regier
Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) makes extensive use of souls and spiritus in his natural philosophy. Recent studies have highlighted their importance in his accounts of celestial generation and astrology. In this study, I would like to address two pressing issues. The first is Kepler's context. The biological side of his natural philosophy is not naively Aristotelian. Instead, he is up to date with contemporary discussions in medically flavored natural philosophy. I will examine his relationship to Melanchthon's anatomical-theological Liber de anima (1552) and to Jean Femel's very popular Physiologia (1567), two Galenic sources with a noticeable impact on how he understands the functions of life...
2014: Early Science and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24941731/william-harvey-aristotle-and-astrology
#16
Andrew Gregory
In this paper I argue that William Harvey believed in a form of astrology. It has long been known that Harvey employed a macrocosm-microcosm analogy and used alchemical terminology in describing how the two types of blood change into one another. This paper then seeks to examine a further aspect of Harvey in relation to the magical tradition. There is an important corollary to this line of thought, however. This is that while Harvey does have a belief in astrology, it is strongly related to Aristotle's views in this area and is quite restricted and attenuated relative to some contemporary beliefs in astrology...
June 2014: British Journal for the History of Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24765084/free-will-and-paranormal-beliefs
#17
Ken Mogi
Free will is one of the fundamental aspects of human cognition. In the context of cognitive neuroscience, various experiments on time perception, sensorimotor coordination, and agency suggest the possibility that it is a robust illusion (a feeling independent of actual causal relationship with actions) constructed by neural mechanisms. Humans are known to suffer from various cognitive biases and failures, and the sense of free will might be one of them. Here I report a positive correlation between the belief in free will and paranormal beliefs (UFO, reincarnation, astrology, and psi)...
2014: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24744920/imhotep-and-the-discovery-of-cerebrospinal-fluid
#18
Patric Blomstedt
Herbowski (2013) suggested recently the Egyptian Imhotep from the 3rd dynasty in Egypt to be the discoverer of cerebrospinal fluid. There are, however, no sources within the first 2000 years after Imhotep suggesting him to be in any way connected with the field of medicine. Over the course of three millennia Imhotep evolves into the sage who besides architecture also masters the arts of medicine, magic, astronomy, and astrology, at the same time as him being transformed from man to demi-God, and finally to a God...
2014: Anatomy Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24684339/berengario-s-drill-origin-and-inspiration
#19
Michael A Chorney, Chirag D Gandhi, Charles J Prestigiacomo
Craniotomies are among the oldest neurosurgical procedures, as evidenced by early human skulls discovered with holes in the calvaria. Though devices change, the principles to safely transgress the skull are identical. Modern neurosurgeons regularly use electric power drills in the operating theater; however, nonelectric trephining instruments remain trusted by professionals in certain emergent settings in the rare instance that an electric drill is unavailable. Until the late Middle Ages, innovation in craniotomy instrumentation remained stunted without much documented redesign...
April 2014: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24049402/inter-relationship-of-ayurveda-and-astrology
#20
REVIEW
Jaiprakash Narayan Dwivedi
In the universe all the creatures are related to Adhivyadhi, which indicates mental agony or bodily pain. Acharyas of Ayurveda like Charaka, Sushruta and Kashyap have classified diseases into various categories like Agantuja, Sharirika, Manasika, Swabhavika, etc. Charaka classified diseases based on the prognosis like Sadhya, Asadhya, Mrudu and Daruna. Ayurveda also suggested Daiva Vyapashraya Chikitsa which includes of Manidharana and chanting Mantras. Astrological sciences suggest 10 types of remedial measures in the treatment of diseases...
January 2013: Ayu
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