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isis unveiled: chapter chapter VI (seeds of truth)

"This utter scorn for established laws and scientific formulas, this aspiration of mortal clay to commingle with the spirit of nature, and look to it alone for health, and help, and the light of truth, was the cause of the inveterate hatred shown by the contemporary pigmies to the fire-philosopher and alchemist. No wonder that [...]

isis unveiled: chapter chapter VI (seeds of truth)

"The primal causes of the diseases afflicting mankind; the secret relations between physiology and psychology, vainly tortured by men of modern science for some clew to base their speculations upon; the specifics and remedies for every ailment of the human body - all are described and accounted for in his voluminous works. Electro-magnetism, the so-called [...]

isis unveiled: chapter chapter VI (seeds of truth)

"Hermes, who is of my ordinances ever the bearer...then taking his staff, with which he the eyelids of mortals closes at will, and the sleeper, at will reawakens." - Odyssey, Book V "I saw the Samothracian rings leap, and steel-filings boil in a brass dish; so soon as underneath it there was placed the magnet-stone; [...]