isis unveiled: chapter v (one common origin)

“Our readers will certainly inquire what then is this invisible all? How is it that our scientific methods, however perfected, have never discovered any of the magical properties contained in it?

To this we can answer, that it is no reason because modern scientists are ignorant of them that it should not possess all the properties with which the ancient philosophers endowed it. Science rejects many a thing today which she may find herself forced to accept tomorrow.

A little less than a century ago the Academy denied Franklin’s electricity, and, at the present day, we can hardly find a house without a conductor on its roof. Shooting at the barn door, the Academy missed the barn itself. Modern scientists, by their willful skepticism and learned ignorance, do this very frequently.”

H. P. Blavatsky

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