Isis Unveiled: chapter II (A Deeper Philosophy)

"Pythagoras brought his doctrines from the eastern sanctuaries, and Plato compiled them into a form more intelligible than the mysterious numerals of the sage - whose doctrines he had fully embraced - to the uninitiated mind. Thus, the Cosmos is "the Son" with Plato, having for his father and mother the Divine Thought and Matter. [...]

Isis Unveiled: chapter II (A Deeper Philosophy)

""The incorporeal world then was already completed, having its seat in the Divine Reason", says Philo who is erroneously accused of deriving his philosophy from Plato's.   In the Theogony of Mochus, we find Aether first, and then the air; the two principles from which Ulom, the intelligible νοετος God (the visible universe of matter) [...]

Isis Unveiled: chapter II (A Deeper Philosophy)

"Years ago the old Germain philosopher, Schopenhaur, disposed of this force and matter at the same time; and since the conversation of Mr. Wallace, the great anthropologist has evidently adopted his ideas.   Schopenhauer's doctrine is that the universe is but the manifestation of the will. Every force in nature is also an effect of [...]