Isis Unveiled: chapter I (an axiom of hermetic philosophy)

"How well Hargrave Jennings expresses himself when speaking of Pyramids, and how true are his words when he asks:   "Is it at all reasonable to conclude, at a period when knowledge was at the highest, and when the human powers were, in comparison with ours at the present time, prodigious, that all these indomitable, … Continue reading Isis Unveiled: chapter I (an axiom of hermetic philosophy)

Isis Unveiled: chapter I (an axiom of hermetic philosophy)

"The world is always ungrateful to its great men. Florence has built a statue to Galileo, but hardly even mentions Pythagoras. The former had a ready guide in the treatises of Copernicus, who had been obliged to contend against the universally established Ptolemaic system. But neither Galileo nor modern astronomy discovered the emplacement of the … Continue reading Isis Unveiled: chapter I (an axiom of hermetic philosophy)

Isis Unveiled: chapter I (an axiom of hermetic philosophy)

"The division of the history of mankind into Golden, Silver, Copper and Iron Ages, is not a fiction. We see the same thing in the literature of peoples. An age of great inspiration and unconscious productiveness is invariably followed by an age of criticism and consciousness. The one affords material for the analyzing and critical … Continue reading Isis Unveiled: chapter I (an axiom of hermetic philosophy)