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

"In Genesis, the "Lord" first creates light, and three days and three nights are alleged to pass away before He creates the sun, the moon, and the stars. This gross blunder against exact science has created much merriment among materialist. And they certainly would be warranted in laughing, if their doctrine that our light and [...]

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

"How the ancients regarded the heavenly bodies is very hard to determine, for one unacquainted with the esoteric explanation of their doctrines. While philology and comparative theology have begun the arduous work of analysis, they have as yet arrived at meagre results. The allegorical form of speech has often led our commentators so far astray, [...]

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

"In Mr. Proctor's book, astronomers seem especially doomed by Providence to encounter all kinds of curious "coincidences", for he gives us many cases out of the "multitude", and even of the "thousands of facts [sic]." To this list we may add the army of Egyptologists and archeologists who of late have been the chosen pets [...]

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

"The sun in Aries, Jupiter, is shown in astrology as a masculine, diurnal, cardinal, equinoctial, easterly sign, hot and dry, and answers perfectly to the character attributed to the fickle "Father of the gods." When angry Zeus-Akrios snatches from his fiery belt the thunderbolts which he hurls forth from heaven, he rends the clouds and [...]