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

“The neglect and withholding of these proofs have driven such eminent minds as Hare and Wallace, and other men of power, into the fold of modern spiritualism. At the same time it has forced others, congenitally devoid of spiritual intuitions, into a gross materialism that figures under various names. But we see no utility in prosecuting the subject further.

 
For, though in the opinion of most of our contemporaries, there has been but one day of learning, in whose twilight stood the older philosophers, and whose noontide brightness is all our own; and though the testimony of scores of ancient and mediaeval thinkers has proved valueless to modern experimenters, as though the world dated from A.D. 1, and all knowledge were of recent growth, we will not lose hope or courage.

 
The moment is more opportune than ever for the review of old philosophies. Archeologists, philologists, astronomers, chemists and physicists are getting nearer and nearer to the point where they will be forced to consider them.”

 
H. P. Blavatsky

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