“It is not for the first time in the history of the world, that the invisible world has to contend against the materialistic skepticism of soul-blind Sadducees. Plato deplores such an unbelief, and refers to this pernicious tendency more than once in his works.
From Kapila, the Hindu philosopher, who many centuries before Christ demurred to the claim of the mystic Yogins, that in ecstasy a man has the power of seeing Deity face to face and conversing with the “highest” beings, down to the Voltaireans of the eighteenth century, who laughed at everything that was held sacred by other people, each age had its unbelieving Thomases.
Did they ever succeed in checking the progress of truth? No more that the ignorant bigots who sat in judgement over Galileo checked the progress of the earth’s rotation.
No exposures whatever are able to vitally affect the stability or instability of a belief which humanity inherited from the first races of men, those, who – if we can believe in the evolution of spiritual man as in that of the physical one – had the great truth from the lips of their ancestors, the gods of their fathers, “that were on the other side of the flood.”
The identity of the Bible with the legends of the Hindu sacred books and the cosmogonies of other nations, must be demonstrated at some future day. The fables of the mythopoeic ages will be found to have but allegorized the greatest truths of geology and anthropology.”
H. P. Blavatsky