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

""Magic is based on the existence of a mixed world placed without, not within us; and which we can enter in communication by the use of certain arts and practices....An element existing in nature, unknown to most men, gets hold of a person and withers and breaks him down, as the fearful hurricane does a [...]

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

""History", says Du Potet, the prince of French mesmerists, "keeps but too well the sad records of sorcery. These facts were but too real, and lent themselves but too readily to dreadful malpractices of the art, to monstrous abuse!...But how did I come to find out that art? Where did I learn it? In my [...]

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

""True science has no belief", says Dr. Fenwick, in Bulwer-Lytton's Strange Story' "true science knows but three states of mind: denial, conviction, and the vast interval between the two, which is not belief, but the suspension of judgment." Such, perhaps, was true science in Dr. Fenwick's days. But the true science of our modern times [...]