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 [...]

isis unveiled: chapter chapter VI (seeds of truth)

"Van Helmont, who was a disciple of Paracelsus, says much the same, though his theories on magnetism are more largely developed, and still more carefully elaborated. The Magnale Magnum, the means by which the secret magnetic property "enables one person to affect another mutually, is attributed by him to that universal sympathy which exists between [...]

isis unveiled: chapter chapter VI (seeds of truth)

"The unity of the universe was asserted by Paracelsus, who says that "the human body is possessed of primeval stuff" (or cosmic matter); the spectroscope has proved the assertion by showing that the same chemical elements which exist upon earth and in the sun, are also found in all the stars. The spectroscope does more: [...]