The Occult World (Google eBook)

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Trübner & Company, 1884 - Occultism - 160 pages
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Page 113 - He answered and said unto them, 'Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
Page 113 - Therefore speak I to them in parables : because they seeing, see not ; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
Page 90 - Every thought of man upon being evolved passes into another world and becomes an active entity by associating itself coalescing we might term it — with an Elemental — that is to say, with one of the semi-intelligent forces of the kingdoms. It survives as an active intelligence — a creature of the mind's begetting — for a longer or shorter period, proportionate with the original intensity of the cerebral action which generated it.
Page 89 - Because every thought of man upon being evolved passes into the inner world, and becomes an active entity by associating itself, coalescing we might term it, with an elemental — that is to say, with one of the semi-intelligent forces of the kingdoms. It survives as an active intelligence — a creature of the mind's begetting — for a longer or shorter period proportionate...
Page 90 - It survives as an active intelligence — a creature of the mind's begetting — for a longer or shorter period proportionate with the original intensity of the cerebral action which generated it. Thus, a good thought is perpetuated as an active, beneficent power, an evil one as a maleficent demon. And so man is continually peopling his current in space with a world of his own, crowded with the offsprings of his fancies, desires, impulses, and passions ; a current which re-acts upon any sensitive...
Page 98 - ... legs of the sitter might appear out of all proportion with the head, and so on — so we have to first arrange our sentences and impress every letter to appear on paper in our minds before it becomes fit to be read. For the present it is all I can tell you. When science will have learned more about the mystery of the lithophyl (or litho-biblion), and how the impress of leaves comes originally to take place on stones, then I will be able to make you better understand the process. But you must...
Page 112 - during the Vaidik period, can be proved as distinctly as that the inhabitants of Massilia started from Greece. . . . Many of the gods of the Zoroastrians come out ... as mere reflections and deflections of the primitive and authentic gods of the Veda.
Page 90 - They all rob nature instead of enriching her, and will all, in the degree of their intelligence, find themselves accountable. " Exact experimental science has nothing to do with morality, virtue, philanthropy, therefore can make no claim upon our help until it blends itself with metaphysics.
Page 92 - We never pretended to be able to draw nations in the mass to this or that crisis in spite of the general drift of the world's cosmic relations. The cycles must run their rounds. Periods of mental and moral light and darkness succeed each other as day does night. The major and minor yugas must be accomplished according to the established order of things. And we, borne along on the mighty tide, can only modify and direct some of its minor currents.
Page 68 - The ignorant, unable to grapple with the invisible operators, might some day vent their rage on the visible agents at work ; the higher and educated classes would go on disbelieving, as ever, tearing you to shreds as before. In common with many, you blame us for our great secrecy. Yet we know something of human nature, for the experience of long centuries — ay, ages, has taught us.

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