I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal Frame is without a MInd. For it is a thousand times more credible that four mutable Elements and one immutable First Essence duly and eternally placed need no God than that an army of infinite small portions, or seeds unplaced, should have produced this Order and Beauty, without a Divine marshal. They that deny a God destroy man's nobility, for certainly man is of kin to the beasts by his body; and if he be not of kin to God by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature. Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. - Sir Francis Bacon
In publishing this treatise on the subject of occult anatomy, we fully realize the gantlet it must run at the hands of science.
As men see now, they behold only the shadows of objects--as it were, "through a glass darkly." But by this other perception they are enable to gaze into the soul of things, so to say, "face to face."
A unique assemblage of material gathered from dozens of sources written over the centuries, this volume of thought-provoking essays shows how the human body reveals the laws and principles operating throughout the universe. Eighteen chapters are heavily illustrated with plates from rare and early works on Rosicrucianism, the Hermetic sciences, the cabala, and more traditional texts on anatomy and physiology. Comprehensive index included.
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This volume of thought provoking essays shows how the human body reveals the laws and principles operating throughout the universe. Illustrated with plates from rare works of Hermetic and Rosicrucian sciences, the Kabbalah and more.