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One of the deepest, most intelligent books ever written on ancient mysteries and paranormal phenomena. A German named Zeppelin, returning home after fighting with the Southerners, tried to get the industrialists interested in a dirigible balloon. Flesh and blood insist on abandoning the mission. If far-reaching discoveries regarding the nature of matter and energy and the laws which govern the Universe have been made and worked on by civilizations that have disappeared, and if some of them have been preserved throughout the ages which is by no means certainthis could only have been done by people of superior intelligence and in a language necessarily incomprehensible to the ordinary man.
Thank you for signing up, fellow book lover! They have, in fact, much in common with certain proposals put forward at international conferences on disarmament. May 26, Csar Suarez rated it it was amazing. One has only to think of a discus- sion between doctors by a patient’s bed in a hospital, not a word of which, though clearly audible, can be understood by the sick man; the point of my argument will then be readily grasped without it being necessary to confuse the issue by talking about occultism, initiation, etc.
At the apex of this evolution came man — a mechanical and chemical compound endowed with an illusion — consciousness. In a letter I received from Mr. Does the electron exist, or not?
Today, in every domain, all forms of imagination are rampant — except in those spheres where our “historical” life goes on, stifled, unhappy, and precarious, like everything that is out of date. In the discharge tubes matter seemed to disappear or be transformed into particles of energy. We should explain, however, what is meant by secret society, the idea of which, seemingly so remote, has its own significance today. As regards the occupants of the house, which in a moment will be destroyed and who have only their eyes and ears, the V2 is, indeed, “about to” fall.
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I became a follower of Gurdjieff. The book does not even have a bibliography in the back nor sources cited. I had just devoted two years to a study of an esoteric school and my experiences in it. Finally, we are impressed by the repeated affirmations of the Rosicrucians and alchemists that the object of the science of transmuta- tions is the transmutation of the human mind itself.
The dialogue between materialism and spiritualism, science and religion, suddenly entered on a new and exciting phase.
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If this epoch in which we are living is a cruel one it is more than ever Our duty to love it, to penetrate it with our love till we have removed the heavy weight of matter screening the light that shines on the farther side. It is easier to live jacqyes this philosophy, which appears to be at once sinister and profound, than to attempt the arduous task of analyzing the world of reality. Books by Louis Pauwels. It is no longer a question of endowing such and such a jaxques with human faculties.
He had just decided to abandon his experi- ments with sound waves as being devoid of interest, and take up the career of a general practitioner. I read it for the same reason pretty much anyone else who seeks it out these days does—there’s a section, actually a single sentence, on page that inspired the reviatlization of a movie subgenre that has persisted, on and off, to this day—the Nazi Zombie movie.
Perhaps it is that I am not destined to become an ‘Awakened man’. It was my simple duty to discover whether scientific thinking at its extreme limit resulted in a revision of the idea Man. Referring to the conference on radioisotopes held in Paris inthe Soviet writer Vladimir Orlov wrote as follows: Varga is an intelligent writer, and is respected by the powers that be.
The Morning of the Magicians
Stalwart-hearted and intelligent, he rhe in the last resort be less disconcerted by our modern techniques than by the fact that the Infidels still hold half the Holy Sepulcher, the other half being in the hands of the Jews. What are these changes? This is a healthy reaction up tje a point, but a short-sighted one.
This suggests an Einstein, who could only be understood by five or six men in the whole world, or a few hundred mathematicians and physicists capable of discussing usefully the implica- tions of the laws governing even numbers.
But when one has been living with methods of thinking that claim to be on the very peaks of human endeavor, such as Rene Guenon’s wisdom and the Gurdjieff system with their contempt for the greater part morninng social and scientific reality, this new way of looking at things changes the intentions of the mind berger its pauwls.
In the American chemist Anthony Standen published a book called Science Is a Sacred Cow in which he protested against the tendency to idolize science. Return to Book Page. On the contrary; it signifies an improvement in the observer’s approach and a new conception of the nature of knowledge.
However, it soon became clear that the explanation could not possibly be as simple as that. May 19, David rated it really liked it.
On the other hand one must be cautious about taking facts mentioned in this book too seriously. No one doubted that light and electricity were identical: Lovecraft such as ” The Call of Cthulhu ” or At the Mountains of Madness published in andrespectively that, according to Colavito, it is probable that Lovecraft’s fiction directly inspired the book. This receptacle would be a hollow glass ring placed in a field of hhe energy in which the particles would rotate so rapidly that for them time would practically have ceased to exist.
I read it as a teenager and was immensely entertained by its tales of Nazi pseudoscience, secret societies and age-old conspiracies. The term “materialist” in its nineteenth-century connotation has become meaningless; and so has the expression “rationalist. I would like jjacques write a novel wherein all the experiences of a life, the fleeting ones and the significant ones, chance ones and inevitable ones, would equally compose precise figures — would in fact disclose themselves for what they may well be: It was believed at first that this “dimension” corresponded to a period in the particle’s rotation on itself, rather like the period of twenty-four hours which, in the case of the planet Earth, regulates the alternation of night and day.
Where particles are concerned, time travels in the two directions simultaneously — past and future. Perhaps, then, our Crusader would ask to go back to the past.