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Mark Young

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Paracelsus in Antwerp

In his soon-to-be published
autobiography titled I was
an Iatrochemist for the CIA:
my Adventures in Alchemy

Paracelsus tells of a
chance meeting in Antwerp
with a Flemish painter
called, he thinks, Jerome Bosh
& how they spent a day
drinking laudanum
& a night enjoying
the pleasures of a brothel
called the Garden of
Earthly Delights. Paracelsus
mentions it in passing.
He says he got nothing
out of their time together.

Mark Young

Last updated 14 July, 2004