5. DARKNESS ALONE FILLED THE BOUNDLESS ALL, FOR FATHER, MOTHER AND SON WERE ONCE MORE ONE, AND THE SON HAD NOT AWAKENED YET FOR THE NEW WHEEL, AND HIS PILGRIMAGE THEREON.
6. THE SEVEN SUBLIME LORDS AND THE SEVEN TRUTHS HAD CEASED TO BE, AND THE UNIVERSE, THE SON OF NECESSITY, WAS IMMERSED IN PARANISHPANNA, TO BE OUTBREATHED BY THAT WHICH IS AND YET IS NOT. NAUGHT WAS.
7. THE CAUSES OF EXISTENCE HAD BEEN DONE AWAY WITH; THE VISIBLE THAT WAS, AND THE INVISIBLE THAT IS, RESTED IN ETERNAL NON-BEING — THE ONE BEING.
8. ALONE THE ONE FORM OF EXISTENCE STRETCHED BOUNDLESS, INFINITE, CAUSELESS, IN DREAMLESS SLEEP; AND LIFE PULSATED UNCONSCIOUS IN UNIVERSAL SPACE, THROUGHOUT THAT ALL-PRESENCE WHICH IS SENSED BY THE OPENED EYE OF THE DANGMA.
“Mr. B. Keightley: You have an instance of this shifting of one sense into another when you happen to take some very fiery extract into your mouth. It will produce the sense of a flash of light before your eyes.
Mr. A. Keightley: For instance, if you put the two poles of an electric battery together in your mouth, you will get a flash of light in your eyes and you get a metallic taste in your mouth.
Colonel Chowne: If you knock your head against a wall, you get a flash of light in your eyes, too.
Mr. A. Keightley: That is the sense of touch transferred into the stimulation of the optic nerves.
Mme. Blavatsky: This is very interesting, and you ought to collect as many facts as you can about those phenomena on the physical plane. Then you can go higher and use the phenomena which are in correspondence. You know what I mean, until we come to the highest that we can have.
Mr. B. Keightley: Now a blind man, too, gets practically the sense of sight transferred into the sense of touch, and besides that, he develops a very definite sense of locality which is independent of the sense of touch.
For instance, he will find his way about a town or about a house which he knows without touching the objects to localize himself.
Mme. Blavatsky: Certainly, he sees by the other senses.
Mr. B. Keightley: But how does he see? Which of the senses helps him to get at it?
Mr. A. Keightley: But even when in possession of all the senses, physiologists have worked on the idea of a sense of direction.
Mr. Hall: Yes. There certainly must be one.
Mme. Blavatsky: Dr. Williams, what do you say to that?
Dr. Williams: I don’t know anything about the sense of direction. I have not heard anything of it.
Mr. A. Keightley: It is supposed to refer to the semi-circular canals in the ear.
Dr. Williams: Senses of direction – that one might hear a sound, do you mean?
Mr. A. Keightley: No. Suppose that part of the brain is removed in an animal. As long as the animal is standing still and not moving, every function goes on perfectly naturally. If it once begins to move, even in places where it is most familiar, the idea of direction is lost.
For instance, a canary in which this has happened, or there is some disease of the semi-circular canals, or any, will not be able to find its way to its food if these canals have been interfered with. The sense of direction is entirely lost.
Mr. B. Keightley: But all the control over the muscles is perfectly intact; it does not stagger about.
Mr. A. Keightley: No; it simply cannot go straight. That is very interesting. You will find it, really, in any physiological book of late years which deals with functions of the brain.
Mr. B. Keightley: Where are they situated?
Mr. A. Keightley: Close behind the ear.
Mr. B. Keightley: Then it must be connected with the sense of hearing.
Mme. Blavatsky: I am afraid physiology is very much at sea as to the most elementary questions about the senses and so on; it goes and denies a priori the possibility of super-senses, if I may call them so, and does not know a single thing about the most simple matters, about that which one has experience of every day of one’s life. It does not know anything about the touch and the sight.”
H. P. Blavatsky