ISIS UNVEILED used to be H. P. Blavatsky's first significant literary attempt, a severe reaction to the becoming materialism in either clinical and non secular associations, and a vindication of the ageless quest. within the author's phrases, Isis 'is the fruit of a a bit of intimate acquaintance with japanese adepts and learn in their technology. . . . They confirmed us that via combining technology with faith, the life of God and immortality of man's spirit will be demonstrated.' Supported by way of large facts from spiritual and mystical traditions, classical scholarship, and the testimony of nature, those volumes relief the scholar in detecting the very important ideas which underlie the philosophical structures of outdated. quantity I specializes in the existing medical theories of the time, balanced opposed to the 'anciently common knowledge Religion,' whereas quantity II examines the creeds of religions prior and current, along the myths and emblems of assorted cultures. all through, the writer moves on the root of dogma and affirms the 'paramount value of re-establishing the airtight philosophy in an international which blindly believes it has outgrown it. This version additionally comprises articles by means of H. P. Blavatsky at the writing of Isis Unveiled: 'My Books' (1891) and 'Theories approximately Reincarnation and Spirits' (1886).
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P. sixty six. ) And why no longer be reasonable and confess instantly that Paracelsus used to be the re-discoverer of hydrogen as he was once the re-discoverer of the hidden homes of the magnet and animal magnetism” you'll convey that in response to the stern vows of secrecy taken and faithfully saw via each Rosicrucian (and particularly by means of the alchemist) he saved his wisdom mystery. maybe it'll no longer turn out a really tricky activity for any chemist good versed within the works of Paracelsus to illustrate that oxygen, the invention of that is credited to Priestley, was once identified to the Rosicrucian alchemists in addition to hydrogen. * “Letter to J. Glanvil, chaplain to the king and a fellow of the Royal Society. ” Glanvil was once the writer of the prestigious paintings on Apparitions and Demonology entitled “Sadducismus Triumphatus, or an entire and simple proof touching on witches and apparitions,” in components, “proving partially by way of Scripture, and partially by means of a decision choice of glossy kinfolk, the genuine lifestyles of apparitions, spirits and witches. ” — 1700. ‡ Cory, “Chaldean Oracles,” 243. § Philo Judæus, “On the Creation,” x. ** Movers, “Phoinizer,” 282. †† ok. O. Müller, 236. ‡‡ Weber, “Akad. Vorles,” 213, 214, and so forth. * Plato, “Timæus Soerius,” ninety seven. † See Movers” “Explanations,” 268. * Plutarch, “Isis and Osiris,” i. , vi. † “Spirit historical past of Man,” p. 88. ‡ Movers, “Phoinizer,” 268. § Cory, “Fragments,” 240. * “Parerga,” ii. , pp. 111, 112. * See Huxley, “Physical foundation of existence. ” * Schopenhauer, “Parerga. ” paintings. on “Will in Nature. ” † “Revue des Deux Mondes,” Jan. 15, 1855, p. 108. * Comte de Mirville, “Question des Esprits. ” * Bulwer-Lytton, “Zanoni. ” * T. Wright, “Narratives of Sorcery and Magic. ” * See Des Mousseaux’s “Dodone,” and “Dieu et les dieux,” p. 326. † “Apparitions,” translated by way of C. Crowe, pp. 388, 391, 399. * “De Abstinentia,” and so on. † C. Crowe, “On Apparitions,” p. 398. ‡ Upham, “Salem Witchcraft. ” § Brierre de Boismont, “On Hallucinations,” p. 60. bankruptcy III “The reflect of the soul can't replicate either earth and heaven; and the single vanishes from its floor, because the different is glassed upon its deep. ” ZANONI “Qui, donc, t-a donne los angeles undertaking d-annoncer au peuple que los angeles Divinite n-existe pas — quel avantage trouves tu a persuader a l-homme qu-une strength aveugle preside a ses destinees et frappe au hasard le crime et los angeles vertu? ” ROBESPIERRE (Discours) may well 7, 1794 We think that few of these actual phenomena that are actual are as a result of disembodied human spirits. nonetheless, even those who are produced by way of occult forces of nature, akin to occur via a couple of real mediums, and are consciously hired via the so-called “jugglers” of India and Egypt, deserve a cautious and critical research via technology; particularly now variety of revered gurus have testified that during many instances the speculation of fraud doesn't carry. without doubt, there are professed “conjurors” who can practice cleverer methods than all of the American and English “John Kings” jointly. Robert Houdin undoubtedly may, yet this didn't hinder his giggling outright within the face of the academicians, after they wanted him to say within the newspapers, that he can make a desk movement, or rap solutions to questions, with out touch of arms, until the desk used to be a ready one.