DER GROSSEN WUNDARTZENEY (THE GREAT SURGERY BOOK), APPROX. 1563
During Paracelsus' lifetime, the earth, as God's creation, was the centre of the universe. In this geocentric world view, the paths of the stars ran in circles around the earth.
The heavenly bodies formed the macrocosm, reflected in the individual person as a microcosm, and determined a person's fate.