Compiled by Clara Bloomfield-Moore
as published in
"Theosophical Siftings" Volume 4
[The Theosophical Publishing Services publisher of "Theosophical Siftings" are not responsible for the contents of signed articles]
NOTE- WE beg to draw the attention
of the reader to the above notice. The present paper is published in completion
of the series of articles on Keely's Discoveries, and it is to be regretted that
the article has not been restricted to them instead of devoting so much space to
the views of the compiler on "God". Keely is certainly dealing with a subtle
force, but neither he nor humanity are any nearer to the solution of the problem
of deity simply on that account.
PART - 3 -
[Parts 1 and 2 were published under the title "Keely and Science"
in Theosophical Siftings Vol. 1, No, 9, and Vol. 4. Nos.. 15 and 16]
Believe nothing which
and reject nothing as unreasonable without proper examination.
— Gautama Buddha
Science is a lucid madness occupied with tabulating its own hallucinations.
— Amiel’s Journal
"Too much has been conceded to science;
too little to those divine laws which make science possible."
“Science is to know things”
Wide through the waste
of ether, sun, or star,
All linked by Harmony. which is the chain
That binds to earth the orbs that wheel afar
Through the blue fields of Nature's wide domain.
HISTORY tells us that "Pythagoras
would not allow himself to be called a sage as his predecessors had done, but
designated himself as a lover of wisdom; ardent in the pursuit of wisdom, he
could not arrogate to himself the possession of wisdom". Yet, in our time, so
unwilling are the searchers after wisdom to admit that there can be anything
"new under the sun", anything that they do not already know, that we find the
number of men of science to be marvellously small who possess the first
condition of success in scientific research, as set down by Herbert Spencer,
very few who do not arrogate to themselves too much learning to permit them to
admit the possibility of any new revelation of truth. In every age of our world,
to meet the requirements of the age, in its step-by-step progress from barbarism
to civilization and enlightenment, there have appeared extraordinary men, having
knowledge far in advance of the era in which they lived. Of such among many,
were Moses, Zoroaster, Confucius, Plato, and above these, Gautama, the Buddha.
But Moses, with all his knowledge of bacilli, and bacteria, could not have met
the requirements of any later age. The "eye for an eye" and "tooth for a tooth"
period passed, and King David, who was so superior to other Kings of marauding
tribes, that he was called "a man after God's own heart", satisfied his desire
for punishment, to be meted out to his personal enemies, by prayer to God to
"put out their eyes", and to "let them fall from one wickedness to another".
This was a [Page 4] step in advance, for it gave
those who had offended him a chance to escape all such summary proceedings as
Moses had authorised. Still, the time was a long way off before a greater than
Moses appeared to teach the world that such prayers are unavailing, that we can
hate sin without hating the sinner, and that the Alpha and Omega of religion is
to live in love and in the performance of duty. The Jewish prophets foretold the
coming of Jesus of Nazareth; and the interpreters of Scripture are not alone now
in having predicted that we are approaching a new dispensation, an age of
harmony, which the 20th century is to usher in, according to Biblical prophets.
Renan has said that he envies those who shall live to see the wonders which the
light of the new dawn that is breaking upon the world of science will unfold,
that those who live in this coming age will know things of which we have no
conception. Morley, in the spirit of prophecy, has said that in the near future
a great intellectual giant will arise to bless our globe, who will surpass all
other men of genius, reasoning that the representative of a larger age must be
greater in genius than any predecessor. When the system is made known by which
Keely dissociates the molecule and atoms by successive orders of vibration,
proving two laws in physics as fallacious, there will be no man who will
hesitate to say that "the light of the new dawn" has now broken upon the world
of science, and that the discoverer of the divisibility of the atom and of the
absorption of energy in all molecular aggregation is the genius foretold by
Morley. One quality of true genius is humility. "What a brain you must have!"
said a man of science to Keely, not long since, "to have thought this all out".
This man of genius replied, "I was but the instrument of a Higher Power". We are
all instruments of a Higher Power, but the instruments chosen and set apart for
any special work are always choice instruments which have been fitted or adapted
to that work — the furnace perhaps seven times heated before the annealing was
It has been said that man enters upon life as a born idiot; and there are many who think that, in comparison with the possibilities which the future promises in the way of the physical evolution of the race that we are but as idiots still. Having reached our present stage of physical and mental development, the history of the civilization of our race cannot but lead reflecting men and women into the opinion, advanced by Nisbet among many others, that the work of evolution will become more purely psychical in future. After which, as a consequence, there can be no doubt that physical development will again take its turn; for, as Tennyson has said,
Not the least among the many applications of Keely’s discoveries will be that which will prove by demonstration! whether the chord of mass in [Page 5] a man and woman is near enough in the octaves to be beneficial, or so far apart as to be deteriorating.
When reign the world's great bridals, chaste and calm,
Then springs the coming race that rules mankind.
“There is no truer truth obtainableThe earlier processes of civilization belonged to an age of spontaneity, of unreflective productivity; an age that expressed itself in myths, created religions and organized social forms and habits of life in harmony with these spontaneous creations.
By man than comes of music.”
O, ye delicious fables! where the wave
And woods were peopled and the air with things
So lovely! Why, ah why, has Science grave
Scattered afar your sweet imaginings?
asks Barry Cornwall. But now that we have entered upon a more advanced age in thought, as in all things pertaining to discovery and practical application, or invention, a critical defining intellectual age, we must henceforth depend upon true science for our progress toward a higher enlightenment. Science, as will be seen, embraces religion, and must become, as Keely asserts, the religion of the world, when it is made known in all its glory and grandeur, sweeping away all footholds for scepticism, and spreading the knowledge of God, as a God of love, until this knowledge covers the earth as the waters cover the sea. As has been said, the word science, in its largest signification, covers intellectual achievement in every direction open to the mind, and the co-ordination of the results in a progressive philosophy of life. Philosophy has been defined as the science of causes or of first principles, and should be limited, almost exclusively, to the mental sciences. This is the field which Keely is exploring; the knowledge of the "hidden things" which he is bringing to the light is pure philosophical knowledge, in the widest acceptation of the term: the knowledge of effects as dependent on their causes.
Is it not a marvel of inspiration to have been able to cast line and plummet in such a sea of knowledge, to be able to demonstrate the power of that "sympathetic outreach" which, acting from our satellite upon the waters of our oceans and seas, through the vast space that separates it from our earth, lifts these waters, once in every twenty-four hours, from their beds; and, as gently as a mother would lay her infant on its couch, places them again where they rest?
“Behold an infinite of floating worlds
Dividing crystal waves of ether pure
In endless voyage without port,"
"Shall impalpable light speed so swiftly and safely through infinite space — and the mind that measures its speed, and makes it tell its secrets in the spectroscope, be buried with the body ? Shall mere breath send its pulsation? through the wire, and after fifty miles of silence, sound again in speech or music in a far-off city, or stamp itself in the phonograph to sound again in far-off centuries — and the soul that has wrought these wonders pass to eternal silence? Shall physical force persist for ever — and this love, which is the strongest force in nature, perish? It would seem wiser to trust that the infinite law, which is everywhere else so true, will take care of this human longing which it has made, and fulfill it in eternal safety. We make no argument, but we cannot ignore all the intimations of immortality. Cyrus Field tells us of the night when, after his weary search for that long-lost cable two miles deep in mid-ocean, the grapnel [Page 7] caught it, and, trembling with suspense, they drew it to the deck, hardly trusting their eyes, but creeping to feel it, and make sure it was there. But when, as they watched, a spark soon came from a finger in England, showing that the line was sound, strong men wept, and rockets rent the midnight darkness. We and our world float like a ship on the mysterious sea of being, in whose abysses the grapnel of science touches no solid line of logic connecting us to another land. But now and then there come from convictions, stronger than cables, flashes of light bidding us trust that our dead share in divine immortality, and are safe in the arms of Infinite Law and Eternal Love."Keely's demonstrations suggest "the missing link" between matter and mind, the solid line of logic which may yet be laid in "the widening dominion of the human mind over the forces of nature". In "Keely's Secrets", No.9, VoIume 1. of the T.P.S., some of the elements of the possibilities resulting to the world from Keely's discoveries were set down. War will become an impossibility; and, as Browning's poem of "Childe Roland" foretells, "The Dark Tower" of unbelief will crumble at the bugle-blast which levels its walls to their foundation, revealing such a boundless region of research, as the mind of man could never conceive were he not the off-spring of the Creator. Not long since, Mr. Keely was congratulated upon having secured the attention of men of science, connected with the University of Pennsylvania, to his work of research. "Now, you will be known as a great discoverer, not as Keely the motor-man", said one of them present; whom he answered, "I have discovered so little, in comparison with what remains to be discovered, that I cannot call myself a discoverer". One of the professors present took Keely by the hand and said, "You are a great discoverer".
What Keely means by "Sympathetic Flows"
The action of Nature's sympathetic
flows regulates the differential oscillatory range of motion of the planetary
masses as regards their approach toward and recession from each other. These
flows may also be compared to the flow of the magnet which permeates the field,
existing between the molecules themselves, sensitising the combined neutral
centres of the molecules without disturbing, in the least, the visible molecular
mass itself. In the planetary masses — balanced as it were in the scales of
universal space, floating like soap-bubbles in a field of atmospheric air, the
concentration of these sympathetic streams evolves the universal power which
moves them in their oscillating range of motion to and from each other. This
sympathetic triple stream focalises and defocalises on the neutrals of all such
masses polarising and depolarising, positive and negative action, planetary
[Page 14] rotation, etc., etc.. It is thus
that all the conditions governing light, heat, life, vegetation, motion, are all
derived from the velocity of the positive and negative interchange of celestial
sympathy with the terrestrial.
Every harmonious condition of Nature's evolutions is governed by one incontrovertible law; that of concordant assimilative harmony. This concordant key is the ruling one over all the antagonistic, negative, discordant ones; the one that diverts the disturbance of sympathetic equilibrium to one general concentrative centre for redistribution. Harmony concentrates, Harmony distributes. The focalising point of concordant sympathetic concentration is the percussive electric field, where the velocity of its sympathetic streams rebounds with a power that throws them far out into universal space; and so far beyond their equative centre of equilibrium, as to bring them in sympathy with the universal attraction of the combined neutral centres of all planetary masses.
Sympathetic streams which control the action
and reaction of all visible forms of matter
What is light and heat, and how are
they evolved? and why so intensely perceptible as emanating from the solar world
Light and heat, considered theoretically, belong to the highest orders of the phenomenal. They can only be accounted for by the velocity of sympathetic streams, as interchangeable to and from centres of negative and attractive focalisation. In considering the velocity of vibration, as associated with the projection of a ray of light, to be at least one hundred thousand billions per second, it is easy to account for the origin and demonstration of these two elements by the action of celestial sympathetic streams.
1st . Light and heat are not evolved until the force of the vibratory sympathetic stream from the neutral centre of the sun comes into atomic percussive action as against the molecular atmosphere or envelope of our planet. It is so with all others that are perceptible to our senses. The visibility of the planets can only be accounted for in this way, some in a great degree, some in less. Innumerable thousands remain invisible to us by not having the conditions surrounding them, and associated with them, which favour the atomic and molecular antagonistic friction necessary to make them visible. The velocity of a steel ball, passing through the atmospheric envelope, at a speed of thousands of billions times less than an etheric sympathetic stream, would be dissipated into vapour in an indefinite period of a second of time. Light and heat, in a certain sense, are one and the same; light giving heat, and heat giving light. The whole mystery, as associated with their evolution, is explained by the bombardment of the [Page 15] sympathetic etheric stream on the dense portion of the molecular, in seeking the sympathetic, concordant, neutral centre of the planetary mass that surrounds the point of focalisation.
The positive and negative interchange of this true, sympathetic stream keeps intact the magnetic force of the polar envelope of the earth; making it, as it were, a great magnet of itself. The fact of this magnetic force being universally present, on and in our planet, proves the immeasurable speed and power of etheric sympathetic interchange. Thus it is that from the velocity of these sympathetic rays the earth's standard of heat and light is evolved and kept in balance. This interchange of sympathetic radiation between the solar world and its system of planets equates the sympathetic volume by the reception of the full amount expended on sympathetic distribution, thus showing the never-ending restoration of equilibrium by the same medium that disturbs it during intermittent sympathetic action. There are very many facts in vibratory physics which prove that the volume of heat, supposed by many to emanate from the sun, if concentrated upon a centre of the volume represented by the sun, would give enough focal force, if projected upon the system of planets that is under its control, to vaporize them in one month's time. A ray of heat one billion times greater than the whole volume of the sun represents could not pass through the dark vacuous boundaries which lie between us and the sun without being neutralized and absorbed.
What is Electricity?
Electricity is the result of three
differentiated sympathetic flows, combining the celestial and terrestrial flows
by an order of assimilation negatively attractive in its character. It is one of
Nature's efforts to restore attractive differentiation. In analyzing this triple
union in its vibratory philosophy, I find the highest order of perfection in
this assimilative action of Nature. The whole condition is atomic, and is the
introductory one which has an affinity for terrestrial centres, uniting
magnetically with the Polar stream, in other words, uniting with the Polar
stream by neutral affinity. The magnetic or electric forces of the earth are
thus kept in stable equilibrium by this triune force, and the chords of this
force may be expressed as 1st, the dominant, 2nd , the harmonic, and 3rd , the
enharmonic. The value of each is, one to the other, in the rates of figures,
true thirds. Eb, — transmissive chord or dominant; Ab — harmonic;
Abb — enharmonic. The unition of the two prime thirds is so rapid, when
the negative and the positive conditions reach a certain range of vibratory
motion, as to be compared to an explosion. During this action the positive
[Page 16] electric stream is liberated, and
immediately seeks its neutral terrestrial centre, or centre of highest
The power of attractive vibration of the solar forces is the great coincident towards which the terrestrial - magnetic - sympathetic flow is diverted. This force is the celestial current that makes up the prime third of the triple association. It also induces aqueous disintegration and thermal concentration, the two prime conductors towards this coincident chord of sympathy with itself. Without this aqueous disintegration there would be no connective link between the celestial and terrestrial. There would exist nothing but a condition of luminous radiation on the order of the aurora — a reaching out for the concordant without any sympathetic diversion to create unstable equilibrium of terrestrial magnetism. In fact, under such a condition the absence of the sun on one side, or the absence of water on the other, the magnetic or electric force would remain in a stable state of equilibrium, or the highest order of the chaotic. Disturbance of equilibrium and sympathetic equation constitute the dual power that governs all the varied forms of life and motion which exist terrestrially, of which the electric or magnetic is the prime mover and regulator. All electrical action, no matter of what character, has its sympathetic birth by the intervention of that current of the triune flow, which I call the dominant, with the Polar harmonic current, all sympathetic flows being composed of three currents. They become associative one with the other only near the junction of terrestrial interference. The great vacuous field which exists between the planetary ranges holds this portion of the etheric flow free of all antagonism, molecularly or otherwise, till the associative point is reached (so wonderfully planned by the Great Creator) for instant electric evolution and assimilation with terrestrial centres of attraction. I call this intervention atomic - inter - molecular, and molecular, density. The combination of the action of the triune sympathetic - celestial stream with the same intervening medium induces heat and light, as the resultant of these corpuscular conflictions, with sympathetic celestial and terrestrial focalized centres of neutral radiation. I do not recognize electricity, nor light, nor heat as coming from the sun. These conditions, according to my theories, emanate from atomic and inter-atomic interference on induced molecular vibration by sympathetic etheric vibration, the celestial-attractive being the prime mover. In my estimation this is not at all phenomenal; it is only phenomenal as far as the knowledge of its action in mechanical physics is concerned. Physicists have been working in the wrong direction to lead them to associate themselves with Nature's sympathetic evolutions. [Electricians are now admitting that, in electric currents the energy does not flow through, or along the wire, itself; but is actually transmitted by the ether vibrations outside of the wire, just as in Keely's experiments, running his musical sphere, with a fine ' thread ' of silk, the energy is not transmitted through the sewing-silk, which acts only as the medium that makes the transfer of energy, in this way possible; though not itself transferring it ] The [Page 17] expression "Electricity attracts at a distance" is as bad, if not worse, than the "microbe of the Magnet". Clerk Maxwell seems, when theorizing on sound transmission by an atmospheric medium, not to have taken into consideration the philosophy attending the phenomena of the origination of electric streams in celestial space. Light is one of the prominent evolved mediums in electric action, and is evolved by corpuscular bombardment induced by sympathetic streams acting as between the neutral centres of planetary masses, all of which are under a condition of unstable equilibrium. These unstable conditions were born in them, and were thus designed by the Architect of Creation in order to perpetuate the connective link as between the dispersing positive and the attractive negative. The action that induces this link I call sympathetic planetary oscillation.
Attraction, Propulsion, etc.
The action of the magnetic flow is
dual in its evolution, both attractive and propulsive. The inclination of the
plane on which the subtle stream moves, either to the right or to the left, has
nothing to do with positive or negative conditions. The difference in conditions
of what is called, by electricians, positive and negative electricity, is the
difference between receptive and propulsive vibrations. They can be right or
left receptive, or right or left propulsive. The positive vibrations are the
radiating, the negative vibrations are the ones that are attracted toward the
The negative - sympathetic polar stream is the magnetic flow proper and it is in sympathetic coincidence with the second atomic flow; the electric current is the first and second order of atomic vibration, a dual force; the flow of which is too tenuous to displace the molecules. It can no more do so than the flow from a magnet can displace the molecules of a glass plate when it is passed under it. The flow from a magnet is too fine to disturb the plate molecules, but passes as freely between them as a current of air would through a coarse sieve.
Like poles do not repel each other simply because there is a perfect sympathetic equation between them; the same in unlike poles. If a differentiation of 33⅓ against 100 is established between them, whether like or unlike, they become attractive to each other. They become repellant after differentiating them, 66⅔ of the one against 100 of the other, by sympathetic vibration.
Taking into consideration even the introductory conditions of the etheric [Page 18] stage, etheric vibration has proved to me that the higher the velocity of its rotating stream the greater is its tendency towards the neutral centre, or centre of sympathetic coincidence. Were it otherwise, how could there ever be any planetary formations, or the building up of visible structures ? If a billiard ball were rotated to a certain velocity, it would separate in pieces, and the pieces would fly off in a tangent, but if it were a ball of ether, the higher the velocity of rotation, the stronger would be the tendency of its corpuscules to seek its centre of neutrality, and to hold together.
It is not a magnetic force that is borne on the etheric atom which gives it its power to draw to it streams of coincidence. The magnet is only susceptive to certain aggregated forms of matter; iron, for instance, and its preparations.
All moving bodies of visible matter produce heat as according to their velocity. The flow of gases only induces thermal reduction from molecular friction. By this term it must not be understood that the molecules actually come in contact, and rub against each other. There is no pressure, however great, that can cause molecular contact. The area of the volume of the molecule can be reduced by enormous pressure, and the tension thus brought to bear on their rotating envelopes induces heat. The heat thus induced is a positive proof of the wonderful velocity of the etheric envelope. If the molecules were dead — which is an infinite impossibility — to sympathetic vibration, and without a rotatory envelope, and all the pressure possible to conceive were brought to bear upon them, it would not induce the slightest thermal change.
Energy is a sympathetic condition
inherent in all forms of aggregated matter, visible and invisible. It is ever
present, in its latent condition, and is aroused by the sympathetic disturbers
of its equilibrium. By this conservation it becomes transferable. The
sympathetic correlation of mind force in the cerebral convolutionary centres
transfers its energy to the physical organism. Bring a steel rod in contact with
a magnet, and the latent energy in the rod is brought into action without its
becoming impregnated by its magnetic excitor. Energy is an infinite latent
force. If it did not exist it could not be generated. Consequently, there would
be no energy to lose nor to conserve. The volume of latent energy in the etheric
domain never increases nor ever grows less. It will remain the same as
yesterday, today and for ever. [Page
Nature has established her
sympathetic concordants from the birth of the neutral centres of the planets.
This is gravity; therefore gravity is fixed, inherent. There is no flight of
gravity. The difference in the condition of the sympathetic nerve centres, and
the variations in the chord aggregation of the masses, as established in the man
or woman at birth, constitutes the molecular condition of the individual. The
molecular state of animals, vegetables, and minerals, depends upon the
aggregation of their chord centres. It is impossible to make two coins from one
die the same in its molecular aggregation. The mere picking up of a coin and
replacing it causes billions of molecules to be lost. This produces a change in
the chord of mass of the coin. As this fact has only been developed by
persistent progressive research it is quite easy to comprehend the nature of the
difficulties that lie in the way of perfecting devices for the guidance of
artificers and mechanics, whereby they can bring a proper vibratory action into
play to induce positive sympathetic transmission. In order to transmit my
knowledge by demonstration it will be necessary to have much more perfect
instruments than those crude devices which I first constructed for my
researches. One of my perfected instruments shows to the eye (by certain
molecular effects produced by a certain order of vibration) when the chord of
harmony is established between two neutral centres. Another, when connected with
the sympathiser, denotes accurately by the colour of a certain sound or
combination of sounds the number of vibrations that are necessary to induce
certain effects of mechanical combinations.
Inaudible vibrations are tested by the magnetic needle and sound colours. Every gaseous molecule is a resonator of itself, and is sensitive to any and all sounds induced, whether accordant or discordant. At the normal density of the atmosphere we hear a volume of sound, focalized of the combined association of every molecule brought under sound influence. When we reduce the atmospheric volume of a chamber to 50/100, then our ear is sensitive to the reduction of the acoustic force evolved on the same ratio, and so on, until sound becomes inaudible. This inaudibility to our organ of hearing is no proof whatever of any reduction of the acoustic force evolved on the introductory impulse given to the bell. It is only a proof that the number of the molecules left for the acoustic force to act upon has been so reduced in number (by increasing the vacuum), that the concentration of sound from the diminished number cannot be heard. The ear is not susceptible to the acoustic force emanating from one molecule, nor even from the concentration of one hundred millions of billions of molecules. The highest vacuum that can be induced, taking but a cubic inch in volume to act upon, will leave a residual number of molecules one hundred billion [Page 20] times as great as the above given number, and yet be perfectly inaudible when all their acoustic forces are focalized.
The audible has been conquered in my instruments to that extent which brings me into sympathetic contact with the inaudible, the vitalized conditions of which (as regards sympathetic union with the terrestrial) are the pure and only essentials necessary towards establishing the sensitive link between the instrument and terrestrial chord-masses, in order to run sympathetic machinery. But there is still before me a vast region to be explored before the keystone of this sympathetic arch is set in position to carry the high order of sympathetic transfer that I aim at. I have every reason to hope that when I have mastered these mechanical difficulties I shall be able to control this most subtle of Nature's forces. When this is done, the commercial engine will soon follow. There is no truer nor quicker way to reach that end than the one I am now pursuing. My obligations on this line once fulfilled, I shall be at liberty to turn my attention to the consideration of the mental forces associated with the physical, and in fact the solution of the mechanical problem is one and the same in principle, as is the physical and mental. When one is solved all is solved. The convolutions which exist in the cerebral field are entirely governed by the sympathetic conditions that surround them.
“The force which binds the atoms, which controls secreting glands,
Is the same that guides the planets, acting by divine commands.”
All abnormal discordant
aggregations in these resonating convolutions produce differentiation to
concordant transmission, and according as these differentiations exist in
volume, so the transmissions are discordantly transferred, producing antagonism
to pure physical action. Thus, in motor ataxy, a differentiation of the minor
thirds of the posterior parietal lobule produces the same condition between the
retractors and exteriors of the leg and foot, and thus the control of the proper
movements is lost through this differentiation. The same truth can be
universally applied to any of the cerebral convolutions that are in a state of
differential harmony to the mass of immediate cerebral surroundings. Taking the
cerebral condition of the whole mass as one, it is subservient to one general
head centre, although as many neutrals are represented as there are
convolutions. The introductory minors are controlled by the molecular; the next
progressive third by the atomic; and the high third by the etheric. All these
progressive links have their positive, negative, and neutral position. When we
take into consideration the structural condition of the human brain, we ought
not to be bewildered by the infinite variety of its sympathetic impulses,
inasmuch as it unerringly proves the true philosophy that the mass-chords of
such structures are governed by vibratory etheric flows. There is no structure
whatever — animal, vegetable, mineral — that is not built up from the cosmic
ether, Certain orders of [Page 21] attractive
vibration produce certain orders of structure, thus the infinite variety of
effects, more especially in the cerebral organs. Discordance cannot exist in the
molecule proper. Discordance in any mass is the result of differentiated groups
induced by antagonistic chords, and any differentiated mass can be brought to a
condition of harmony or equation by proper chord media, and an equated sympathy
produced, whether the mass be metal or brain.
There is good reason for believing that insanity is simply a condition of differentiation in the mass-chords of the convolutions, which creates an antagonistic molecular bombardment towards the neutral or attractive centres of such convolutions. This may be compared to a knot on a violin string. As long as this knot remains, it is impossible to elicit, from its sympathetic surroundings, the condition which transfers pure concordance to its resonating body. Discordant conditions (i.e., differentiation of mass) produce negatization to coincident action. Pure sympathetic concordants are as antagonistic to negative discordants as the negative is to the positive; but the vast volume the sympathetic holds over the non sympathetic, in ethereal space, makes it at once the ruling medium and re-adjustor of all opposing conditions, when properly brought to bear upon them.
Josiah Royce is right as regards correspondent sympathetic association between two conditions. If concordance can be established, even of unlike states, no matter whether it be of the high tenuous forces of nature, gases with liquids, liquids with solids, solids with gases, the structural conditions can be perfectly adverse. Their neutral centres are the focalized seat of, or for, sympathetic concordance for controlling any differentiation that may exist outside, or on, the mass that surrounds them. Certain orders of vibration can reach these centres and establish a concordant flow of sympathy, independent of any and all mass antagonism; in other words certain orders of sympathetic vibratory transmission can correct and equate all differentiation that may exist between physical organisms and their cerebellic flows. Discord is disease. Harmony is health.
The Standard calls attention
to the fact that Lord Rosebery has pointed out how fast mental disease of one
form or another is growing among the population of London — so fast that a new
asylum, containing 5,000 patients, must be built every five years. "This", said
his lordship, "is a penalty of civilisation".
When we take into consideration the
effect upon the nerves (in sensitive organisations) of living in the vicinity of
railways, more especially of the elevated railways in cities, the incessant
jarring vibrations which are [Page 22] communicated
to houses, even from underground railways, to say nothing of the piercing
shrieks of the steam whistle, is it to be wondered at that mental disorders and
nervous diseases are on the increase ? With this increase of the most terrible
form of affliction, the remedy will follow, for our necessities are known to One
who "with a Father's care and affectionate attention supplies the wants as they
arise, of the worlds which lie like children in His bosom". Transcendental
Physics will, in due time, make known the curableness of many disorders now
On this subject Mr. Keely writes: — Every disease, that the physical organism is subject to, has its connective link in the cerebral domain; where it unerringly telegraphs, as it were, its molecular differentiations (through the spinal dura moter or physical sympathetic transmittor) and vice versa back again. The sympathetic communication, as between the physical and mental forces, show up truthfully the pure conditions that govern the celestial and terrestrial link of sympathy, as between the finite and the Infinite in planetary suspension. The whole system, governing the suspension of the innumerable planetary masses, — the infinite certainty and harmony of their eccentric and concentric evolutions and revolutions, in their orbital and oscillating ranges of motion, — the triune sympathetic streams of Infinity that permeate their molecular masses — focalizing and defocalizing on their neutral centres of attraction — are all subservient to that Great Ruling Power: Mind Flow. There is not a grain of sand, nor an invisible corpuscule of floating matter, that does not come under the same rule that governs the most mighty of planets.
God's designs are so vast and
complex (writes an anonymous author) that they can only be realised in the vast
sweep of ages; and one design is subordinated to another without ever being
lost sight of until the time has arrived for its complete fulfilment.
These designs of the Creator, as expounded by our latest teachers in science,
have required millions of ages to carry out. Designs involving an infinitude of
efforts, ending in what to our view looks like failure, to be crowned, after a
long series of ages, with complete success at last.
Let the God within thee speak,
Love all things that lovely be.
And God will show His best to thee.
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