isis unveiled: chapter chapter VIII (our place among infinities)

"The inherent restlessness of matter is embodied in the saying of Hermes: "Action is the life of Phta"; and Orpheus calls nature πολυμεχανος μετερ, "the mother that makes many things", or the ingenious, the contriving, the inventive mother. Mr. Proctor says: "All that is upon and within the earth, all vegetable forms and all animal [...]

isis unveiled: chapter chapter VIII (our place among infinities)

"Before any of our modern teachers thought of evolution, the ancients taught us, through Hermes, that nothing can be abrupt in nature; that she never proceeds by jumps and starts, that everything in her works is slow harmony, and that there is nothing sudden - not even violent death. The slow development from preexisting forms [...]

isis unveiled: chapter chapter VIII (our place among infinities)

"Ages before our savants of the nineteenth century came into existence, a wise man of the Orient thus expressed himself, in addressing the invisible Deity: "For thy Almighty Hand, that made the world of formless matter." There is much more contained in this language than we are willing to explain, but we will say that [...]

isis unveiled: chapter chapter VIII (our place among infinities)

"And the heaven was visible in seven circles, and the planets appeared with all their signs, in star-form, and the stars were divided and numbered with the rulers that were in them, and their revolving course was bounded with the air, and borne with a circular course, through the agency of the divine SPIRIT." "We [...]