isis unveiled: chapter v (one common origin)

“Ich bin der Geist der stets verneint.” (I am the spirit which still denies.) – (Mephisto in FAUST.)

 
“The spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive because it seeth Him not; neither knoweth Him.” – Gospel according to John, xiv., 17.

 
“Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth Unseen, both when we wake and when we sleep.” – MILTON.

 
“Mere intellectual enlightenment cannot recognize the spiritual. As the sun puts out a fire, so spirit puts out the eyes of mere intellect.” – W. HOWITT.

 
“THERE has been an infinite confusion of names to express one and the same thing.
THE chaos of the ancients; the Zoroastrian sacred fire, or the Antusbyrum of the Parsees; the Hermes-fire; the Elmes-fire of the ancient Germans; the lightning of Cybele; the burning torch of Apollo; the flame on the alter of Pan;

 

the inextinguishable fire in the temple on the Acropolis, and in that of Vesta; the fire-flame of Pluto’s helm; the brilliant sparks on the hats of the Dioscuri, on the Gorgon head, the helm of Pallas, and the staff of Mercury; the πυρ ασβεστον the Egyptian Phtha, or Ra; the Grecian Zeus Cataibates (the descending);

 
the pentecostal fire-tongues; the burning bush of Moses; the pillar of fire of the Exodus, and the “burning lamp” of Abram; the eternal fire of the “bottomless pit”; the Delphic oracular vapors; the Sidereal light of the Rosicrucians; the AKASA of the Hindu adepts; the Astral light of Eliphas Levi; the nerve-aura and the fluid of the magnetists; the od of Reichenbach;

 
the fire-globe, or meteor-cat of Babinet; the Psychod and ectenic force of Thury; the psychic force of Sergeant Cox and Mr. Crookes; the atmospheric magnetism of some naturalists; galvanism; and finally, electricity, are but various names for many different manifestations, or effects of the same mysterious, all-pervading cause – the Greek Archeus, or Αρχαιοσ.”

 
H. P. Blavatsky

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