Francis Bacon was a student of nature and philosophy whose teachings have made him one of the Fathers of Modern Science. He had written about what he called two imperfect plants being, “moss and next to it, Mushrooms.”
Today we would know of moss as molds or fungi and its fruiting body is still called a ‘Mushroom.’
It is from Mushrooms that Bacon claimed people had suffered from Incubus or Night-Mares in the stomach.
Here is my latest walk and talk discussing Bacon’s findings and the science. Below my video is the statement by Bacon and also other quotes.
Next unto moss, I will speak of mushrooms; which are likewise an imperfect plant.
The mushrooms have two strange properties; the one, that they yield so delicious a meat; the other, that they come up so hastily, as in a night; and yet they are unsown.
And therefore such as are upstarts in state, they call in reproach mushrooms.
It must needs be, therefore, that they be made of much moisture; and that moisture fat, gross, and yet somewhat concocted.
And, indeed, we find that mushrooms cause the accident which we call incubus, or the mare in the stomach.
And therefore the surfeit of them may suffocate and poison.
And this sheweth that they are windy; and that windiness is gross and swelling, not sharp or griping. And upon the same reason mushrooms are a venereous meat.
According to Bacon, older plants grow more moss because their vigor is diminished:
“Old trees are more mossy far than young; for that the sap is not so frank as to rise all to the boughs, but tireth by the way and put out moss.”
The signs of moss are linked to stagnation, the diminished vitality of the tree results in the exteriorization of sap from the interior portion of tree.
Like Bacon, St. Hildegard similarly writes in her Physica: “When trees grow old, they begin to lose their inner greenness (viriditas), and if they are not young, they send the greenness and health, which they ought to have inside, to the exterior bark.”
As I explained in my article, Demons Who Feed On Human Energy, according to Paracelsus, the incubus and succubus (which are male and female respectively) are parasitical creatures subsisting upon the evil thoughts and emotions of the astral body.
These terms are also applied to the superphysical organisms of sorcerers and black magicians.
While these larvæ are in no sense imaginary beings, they are, nevertheless, the offspring of the imagination.
By the ancient sages, they were recognized as the invisible cause of vice because they hover in the ethers surrounding the morally weak, and continually incite them to excesses of a degrading nature.
Frantz Hartman had said, “Incubus and Succubus – Male and female parasites growing out of the astral elements of man or woman in consequence of a lewd imagination.”
Manly P. Hall had said they are sometimes referred to as in Latin, Incubus and Succubus, and in English, it is named the “Mare.”
Male and female parasites.”
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