“The next point for the physiologists to verify is his proposition that the nourishment of the body comes not merely through the stomach, “but also imperceptibly through the magnetic force, which resides in all nature and by which every individual member draws its specific nourishment to itself.”
Man, he further says, draws not only health from the elements when in equilibrium, but also disease when they are disturbed.
Living bodies are subject to the laws of attraction and chemical affinity, as science admits; the most remarkable physical property of organic tissues, according to physiologists, is the property of imbibition. What more natural, then, than this theory of Paracelsus, that this absorbent, attractive, and chemical body of ours gathers into itself the astral or sidereal influences?
“The sun and the stars attract from us to themselves, and we again from them to us.”
What objection can science offer to this? What it is that we give off, is shown in Baron Reichenbach’s dicovery of the odic emanations of man, which are identical with flames from magnets, crystals, and in fact from all vegetable organisms.”
H. P. Blavatsky