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

“Physical science has already reached its limits of exploration; dogmatic theology sees the springs of its inspiration dry. Unless we mistake the signs, the day is approaching when the world will receive the proofs that only ancient religions were in harmony with nature, and ancient science embraced all that can be known.

 
Secrets long kept may be revealed; books long forgotten and arts long time lost may be brought out to light again; papyri and parchments of inestimable importance will turn up in the hands of men who pretend to have unrolled them from mummies, or stumbled upon them in buried crypts; tablets and pillars, whose sculptured revelations will stagger theologians and confound scientists, may yet be excavated and interpreted.

 
Who knows the possibilities of the future?

 
An era of disenchantment and rebuilding will soon begin – nay, has already begun. The cycle has almost run its course; a new one is about to begin, and the future pages of history may contain full evidence, and convey full proof that

“if ancestry can be in aught and believed,
Descending spirits have conversed with man,
And told him secrets of the world unknown.”

H. P. Blavatsky 

(end chapter 1)

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