Isis Unveiled: chapter III (The mirror of the soul)

"In the opinion of the Romish clergy, who labour under a chronic nightmare of the devil, Comte offers his "woman of the future" to the possession of the "incubi." In the opinion of more prosaic persons, the Divinity of Positivism, must henceforth be regarded as a biped broodmare.   Even Littre, made prudent restrictions while [...]

Isis Unveiled: chapter III (The mirror of the soul)

"It would be vain to seek, either through the tedious circumlocution of the six volumes of hid Cours de Philosophie Positive, or in that parody on priesthood, in the form of a dialogue - The Catechism of the Religion of Positivism - any idea suggestive of even provisional remedies for such evils. His disciples suggest [...]

Isis Unveiled: chapter III (The mirror of the soul)

"Let us see in what degree Comte's boasted religion of the future is superior to Spiritualism, and how much less likely its advocates are to need the refuge of those lunatic asylums which they officiously recommend for the mediums whom they have been so solicitous about.   Before beginning, let us call attention to the [...]