“The theory of the sidereal influence on man was enunciated by all the mediaeval philosophers. “The stars consist equally of the elements of earthly bodies”, says Cornelius Agrippa, “and therefore the ideas attract each other….influences only go forth through the help of the spirit; but the spirit is diffused through the whole universe and is in full accord with the human spirits.
The magician who would acquire supernatural powers must possess faith, love, and hope….In all things there is a secret power concealed, and thence come the miraculous powers of magic.”
The modern theory of general Pleasonton singularly coincides with the views of the fire-philosophers. His view of the positive and negative electricities of man and woman, and the mutual attraction and repulsion of everything in nature seems to be copied from that of Robert Fludd, the Grand Master of the Rosicrucians of England.
“When two men approach each other”, says the fire-philosopher, “their magnetism is either passive or active; that is, positive or negative.
If the emanations which they send out are broken or thrown back, there arises antipathy. But when the emanations pass through each other from both sides, then there is a positive magnetism, for the rays proceed from the centre to the circumference. In this case they not only affect sicknesses but also moral sentiments.
This magnetism or sympathy is found not only among animals but also in plants and in minerals.””
H. P. Blavatsky