isis unveiled: chapter v (one common origin)

“In the days of Democritus and Aristotle, the cycle has already begun to enter on its downward path of progress. And if these two philosophers could discuss so well the atomic theory and trace the atom to its material or physical point, their ancestors may have gone further still and followed its genesis far beyond that limit where Mr. Tyndall and others seem rooted to the spot, not daring to cross the line of the “Incomprehensible”.

 
The lost arts are a sufficient proof that if even their achievements in physiography are now doubted, because of the unsatisfactory writings of their physicists and naturalists – on the other hand their practical knowledge in phytochemistry and mineralogy far exceeded our own.

 
Furthermore, they might have been perfectly acquainted with the physical history of our globe without publishing their knowledge to the ignorant masses in those ages of religious Mysteries.”

 
H. P. Blavatsky

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