Sentence Examples


  • In the 16th century a man widely known as Paracelsus proclaimed that the sylphs were small aerial beings that lived in a place called Fairyland.
  • Paracelsus also dubbed the sylphs as the "highest of the elementals, their vehicle is the wind."
  • All these physical theories are blended with a mystical theosophy, of which the most remarkable example is, perhaps, the chemico-astrological speculations of Paracelsus (1493-1541).
  • Of the followers of Paracelsus some became mere mystical quacks and impostors.
  • SYLPH, an imaginary spirit of the air; according to Paracelsus, the first modern writer who uses the word, an air-elemental, coming between material and immaterial beings.