The important principle or power which according to the Paracelsians presides over the development and continuation of residing beings the anima mundi or plastic energy associated with old philosophers
- The vital principle or force which (in line with the Paracelsians) presides on the development and extension of living beings; the anima mundi or synthetic power of old philosophers.
See Paracelsus. -- R.B.W.
(letter.) The vital principle or power which (based on the Paracelsians) presides within the growth and extension of living beings; the anima mundi or plastic energy associated with the old philosophers.
The archeus of Paracelsus appears again, but with still further complications - the whole body being controlled by the archeus influus, and the organ of the soul and its various parts by the archei insiti, which are subject to the central archeus.