Isis Unveiled: chapter I (an axiom of hermetic philosophy)

“Bart goes deeper than Schweigger into the significations of the old myths, and studies the subject from both its spiritual and physical aspects. He treats at length of the Phrygian Dactyls, those “magicians and exorcists of sickness”, and the Cabeirian Theurgists.

 
He says: “While we treat of the close union of the Dactyls and magnetic forces, we are not necessarily confined to the magnetic stone, and our views of nature but take a glance at magnetism in its whole meaning.

 
Then it is clear how the initiated, who call themselves Dactyls, created astonishment in the people through their magic arts, working as they did, miracles of a healing nature. To this united themselves many other things which the priesthood of antiquity was wont to practice; the cultivation of the land and of morals, the advancement of art and science, mysteries, and secret consecrations.

 
All this was done by the priestly Cabeirians, and wherefore not guided and supported by the mysterious spirits of nature?”

 
Schweigger is of the same opinion, and demonstrates that the phenomena of ancient Theurgy were produced by magnetic powers “under the guidance of spirits.””

 
H. P. Blavatsky

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