isis unveiled: chapter chapter VI (seeds of truth)

“If scientists, proceeding from a strictly scientific point of view, such as the possibility of energy being transferred into the invisible universe – and on the principle of continuity, indulge in such speculations, why should occultists and spiritualists be refused the same privilege?

Ganglionic impressions on the surface of polished metal, are registered and may be preserved for an indefinite space of time, according to science; and Professor Draper illustrates the fact most poetically.

“A shadow”, says he, “never falls upon a wall without leaving thereupon a permanent trace, a trace which might be made visible by resorting to proper processes….The portraits of our friends, or landscape views, may be hidden on the sensitive surface from the eye, but they are ready to make their appearance, as soon as proper developers are resorted to.

A spectre is concealed on a silver or glassy surface, until, by our necromancy, we make it come forth into the visible world. Upon the walls of our most private apartments, where we think the eye of intrusion is altogether shut out, and our retirement can never be profaned, there exist the vestiges of all our acts, silhouettes of whatever we have done.”

If an indelible impression may thus be obtained on organic matter, and if nothing is lost or passes completely out of existence in the universe, why such a scientific levee of arms against the authors of the Unseen Universe? And on what ground can they reject the hypothesis that “Thought, conceived to affect the matter of another universe simultaneously with this, may explain a future state?””

H. P. Blavatsky

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