Blas

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Blas

term invented by van Helmont to denote a mystical spirit or vital force which presided over and governed the various processes of the body. Each bodily function was supposed to have its own special blas; blas appears to be the counterpart of the archaeus of Paracelsus.

Origin: a middle E. Variant of blast

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