KIRAN ATMA: Pharmaka
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Paganism & Wicca - What Is Pharmakon Or Pharmaka?

 

A Pharmakon or Pharmaka is a Greek word may be translated as "magical substance," "medication," "contraceptive," or "poison." 


  • It is the origin of the modern terms "pharmacy," "pharmacist," and "pharmaceutical," but it also meant "witchcraft" in antiquity. 
  • Sorceresses and witches in Greece were known as pharmakides or pharmakeutriai. 
  • Pharmakon may refer to their craft's goods, which could be utilized for either healing or injury. 


Plato said that the Greek word for poisoning had two meanings: 


• Physical things inflict harm 

• Harm caused by "tricks, charms, and enchantments"


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