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The Ebers Papyrus

The Ebers papyrus was found in Egypt in the 1870s, by the German Egyptologist George Ebers (1837-1898).

 The Ebers Papyrus is a huge roll of more than 20 meters long and 30 cm wide. It is mainly an internal medicine reference, as well as charting diseases of the eye, skin, extremities, and some surgical related conditions. (45)Anatomical and physiological terminology is also included. For treatment of those diseases, 877 recipes and 400 drugs are described "

It also includes a surprisingly accurate description of the circulatory system, noting the existence of blood vessels throughout the body and the hearts function as a centre of the blood supply. It also refers to birth control, diabetes mellitus, trachoma, hookworm and filariasis, as well as forms of arthritis.

The papyrus also contains a short section on psychiatry. It describes a condition of severe despondency that is equivalent to our modern definition of depression.

Some believe the papyrus to be a copy of the even more ancient books of Thoth (3000BC), reputed father of medicine, pharmacy and alchemy. It is now in the University of Leipzig library.46





It was widely believed in ancient times that the God Thoth invented the magical and hermetic arts, and thus the Tarot deck is frequently referred to as the "Book of Thoth" He was associated with the moon; as the sun vanished. This is why the images of the Tarot cards are familiar to his attributes. Thoth tried to dispel the darkness with his light, he was also a healer and mediator in wars.

Now this god was also known as the God of truth and time.





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Knowledge is not necessarily wisdom.47



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