Isis Unveiled: chapter II (A Deeper Philosophy)

“The ideas of some of our schoolmen about matter are, from the kabalistic standing-point, in many a way erroneous. Hartmann calls their views “an instinctual prejudice.” Furthermore, he demonstrates that no experimenter can have anything to do with matter properly termed, but only with the forces into which he divides it. The visible effects of matter are but the effects of force.

 
He concludes, thereby, that that which is now called matter is nothing but the aggregation of atomic forces, to express which the word matter is used: outside of that, for science matter is but a word void of sense.

 
Notwithstanding many an honest confession on the part of our specialists – physicists, physiologists and chemists – that they know nothing whatever of matter, they deify it.

 
Every new phenomenon which they find themselves unable to explain, is triturated, compounded into incense, and burned on the alter of the goddess who patronizes modern scientist.”

 
H. P. Blavatsky

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