Excerpt from Philosophy of Mysterious Agents, Human and Mundane, or the Dynamic Laws and Relations of Man: Embracing the Natural Philosophy of Phenomena Styled "Spiritual Manifestations"While every other field of natural inquiry seems to be occupied with busy, patient plodders for the ore of truth, - while the pro foundest talents and the most varied learning are employed in developing the sublime...
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e heavens and the earth, - while the mysteries of light, heat, electricity, and of magnetism, of chem ical aﬂinity and of molecular agency, are being displayed, in their wonderful relations to this mundane sphere, - no profound learn ing, no master mind, seems to have entered this field with the same spirit of patient inquiry and unmystified intellect that, in modern times, characterize our chemists and our astronomers, in their respective fields. But we have to remember that, by the former, the mysteries of alchemy have been transformed to the precise laws of chemistry; and that, by the latter, the fearful wonders of astrology have assumed the sublim0 principles of astronomy. Numerous works have been written upon the mys. Ries of which this volume treats but, with only here and there an exception, they have regarded the phenomena as the disclosures of the invisible world as the manifestations of spirits not as the phenomena of nature, to be classified and arranged accord ing to their relations, that their real agency may be discovered.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.