isis unveiled: chapter chapter VI (seeds of truth)

"Among other important works which appeared between 1798 and 1824, when the French Academy appointed its second commission to investigate mesmerism, the Annales du Magnetisme Animal, by the Baron d'Henin de Cuvillier, Lieutenant-General, Chevalier of St. Louis, member of the Academy of Sciences, and correspondent of many of the learned societies of Europe, may be [...]

isis unveiled: chapter chapter VI (seeds of truth)

"The doctrine of Mesmer was simply a restatement of the doctrines of Paracelsus, Van Helmont, Santanelli, and Maxwell, the Scotchman; and he was even guilty of copying texts from the work of Bertrand, and enunciating them as his own principles. In Professor Stewart's work, the author regards our universe as composed of atoms with some [...]

isis unveiled: chapter chapter VI (seeds of truth)

"And now we will notice how, when Mesmer had imported into France his "baquet" and system based entirely on the philosophy and doctrines of the Paracelsites - the great psychological and physiological discovery was treated by the physicians. It will demonstrate how much ignorance, superficiality, and prejudice can be displayed by a scientific body, when [...]

isis unveiled: chapter chapter VI (seeds of truth)

"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 [...]