Saturday, December 10, 2011

Maimonides on non-scientific therapies


"Anything which they say is effective, which is not dictated by natural analysis but in their view is effective, like the practices of segulot and special forces… is among what the Sages termed "Emorite practices", because they are part of the deeds of sorcerers, deeds which are not dictated by natural reasoning. They draw people to magic, which must lead to the stars, elevating the stars and causing people to serve them."

(Maimonides, Guide of the Perplexed 3:37)

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