Magic, White and Black: The Science of Finite and Infinite Life, Containing Practical Hints for Students of Occultism (Google eBook)

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The Path, 1895 - Mysticism and occultism - 281 pages
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Page 219 - God said, let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowls of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Page 218 - And God said, Behold I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed ; to you it shall be for meat.
Page 91 - 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 with the original intensity of the cerebral action which generated it.
Page 86 - In the drop of water you see how the animalculae vary, how vast and terrible are some of those monster-mites as compared with others. Equally so with the Inhabitants of the atmosphere : some of surpassing wisdom, some of horrible malignity; some hostile as fiends to men, others gentle as messengers between earth and heaven.
Page 86 - ... of matter. Reasoning, then, by evident analogy if not a leaf, if not a drop of water, but is, no less than yonder star, a habitable and breathing world nay, if even man himself is a world to other lives, and millions and myriads dwell in the rivers of his blood and inhabit man's frame as man inhabits earth...
Page 54 - No sound can be heard in a space from which the air has been exhausted, and no thought can travel from one individual to another without a corresponding material existing...
Page 86 - ... schoolmen had it) would suffice to teach that the circumfluent infinite which you call space the boundless Impalpable which divides earth from the moon and stars is filled also with its correspondent and appropriate life.
Page 93 - These would be followed by plumed knights with shield and spear, and hosts of fiery troops, mounted or on foot, red-handed in the fiery strife of bloody battle, as the clang of martial music came leaping from the keyboard, and ever, as each change brought its new set of sprites, the old ones would vanish into the air as suddenly as they had come. Whenever a discord was struck, the tiny sprite that appeared was some misshapen creature, with limbs and dress awry, usually a humpbacked dwarf, whose voice...
Page 252 - They also who, preferring me, leave all works for me, and free from the worship of all others, contemplate and serve me alone, I presently raise them up from the ocean of this region of mortality whose minds are thus attached to me.
Page 202 - Only the ignorant man believes that he knows everything. What is really known is only like a grain of sand on the shore of the ocean in comparison to what is still unknown. Physiologists know that certain plants and chemicals have certain powers, and to a certain extent they explain their secondary effects. They know that Digitalis decreases the quickness of the pulse by paralysing the heart; that Belladonna dilates the pupil by paralysing the muscular fibres of the Iris, that opium in small doses...

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