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

“The mirror of the soul cannot reflect both earth and heaven; and the one vanishes from its surface, as the other is glassed upon its deep.” ZANONI.

 
“Qui, donc, t’a donne la mission d’annoncer au peuple que la Divinite n’existe pas – quel avantage trouves tu a persuader a l’homme qu’une force aveugle preside a ses destinees et frappe au hasard le crime et la vertu?” ROBESPIERRE (Discours), May 7, 1794.

 
“WE believe that few of those physical phenomena which are genuine are caused by disembodied human spirits.

 
Still, even those that are produced by occult forces of nature, such as happen through a few genuine mediums, and are consciously employed by the so-called “jugglers” of India and Egypt, deserve a careful and serious investigation by science; especially now that a number of respected authorities have testified that in many cases the hypothesis of fraud does not hold.

 
No doubt, there are professed “conjurors” who can perform cleverer tricks than all the American and English “John Kings” together. Robert Houdin unquestionably could, but this did not prevent his laughing outright in the face of the academicians, when they desired him to assert in the newspapers, that he could make a table move, or rap answers to questions, without contact of hands, unless the table was a prepared one.”

 
H. P. Blavatsky

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