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PREFACE....

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

BEFORE THE VEIL.

Dogmatic assumptions of modern science and theology..
The Platonic philosophy affords the only middle ground.
Review of the ancient philosophical systems......
A Syriac manuscript on Simon Magus..
Glossary of terms used in this book.

Volume First.

THE "INFALLIBILITY" OF MODERN SCIENCE.

CHAPTER I.

OLD THINGS WITH NEW NAMES.

The Oriental Kabala....
Ancient traditions supported by modern research......
The progress of mankind marked by cycles.....

Ancient cryptic science....

Priceless value of the Vedas...

Mutilations of the Jewish sacred books in translation..
Magic always regarded as a divine science....

Achievements of its adepts and hypotheses of their modern detractors..

Man's yearning for immortality......

CHAPTER II.

PHENOMENA and forces.

The servility of society....
Prejudice and bigotry of men of science.
They are chased by psychical phenomena..

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Lost arts..

The human will the master-force of forces....
Superficial generalizations of the French savants.
Mediumistic phenomena, to what attributable....
Their relation to crime...

Huxley's derivation from the Orohippus..

Comte, his system and disciples.....

The London materialists...

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Borrowed robes.....

Emanation of the objective universe from the subjective..........

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CHAPTER III.

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BLIND LEADERS OF THE Blind.

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of des Mousseaux, de Mirville....

of Babinet..

of Houdin..

of MM. Royer and Jobart de Lamballe....

The twins-" unconscious cerebration" and "unconscious ventriloquism.'
Theory of Crookes..

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of Faraday..

of Chevreuil..

CHAPTER IV.

THEORIES RESPECTING PSYCHIC PHENOMENA.

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The debt we owe to Paracelsus......
Mesmerism-its parentage, reception, potentiality.

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CONTENIS.

"Psychometry"

Time, space, eternity........

Transfer of energy from the visible to the invisible universe...
The Crookes experiments and Cox theory........

CHAPTER VII.

THE ELEMENTS, ELEMENTAls, and elementaries.

Attraction and repulsion universal in all the kingdoms of nature..
Psychical phenomena depend on physical surroundings....
Observations in Siam.......

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Acquisition of the "secret doctrine".
Two relics owned by a Pali scholar...
Jealous exclusiveness of the Hindus...
Lydia Maria Child on Phallic symbolism
The age of the Vedas and Manu....
Traditions of pre-diluvian races.
Atlantis and its peoples...
Peruvian relics.. ....

The Gobi desert and its secrets.
Thibetan and Chinese legends..

The magician aids, not impedes, nature...

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