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 [...]

Isis Unveiled: chapter II (A Deeper Philosophy)

"When such a metaphysician and philosopher as Henry More gives such testimony as this, we may well assume our point to have been well taken.   Learned investigators, all very skeptical as to spirits in general and "departed human spirits" in particular, during the last twenty years have taxed their brains to invent new names [...]

Isis Unveiled: chapter II (A Deeper Philosophy)

"Says Henry More, the reverend English Platonist, in his answer to an attack on the believers of spiritual and magic phenomena by a skeptic of that age, named Webster:ย ย  "As for that other opinion, that the greater part of the reformed divines hold, that it was the Devil that appeared in Samuel's shape, it is [...]