isis unveiled: chapter v (one common origin)

“What is then this inexplicable power of attraction but an atomical portion of that essence that scientists and kabalists equally recognize as the “principle of life” – the akasa?

Granted that the attraction exercised by such bodies may be blind; but as we ascend higher the scale of the organic beings in nature, we find this principle of life developing attributes and faculties which become more determined and marked with every rung of the endless ladder.

Man, the most perfect of organized beings on earth, in whom matter and spirit – i.e., will – are the most developed and powerful, is alone allowed to give a conscious impulse to that principle which emanates from him; and only he can impart to the magnetic fluid opposite and various impulses without limit as to the direction. “He wills”, says Du Potet, “and organized matter obeys. It has no poles.””

H. P. Blavatsky

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