Richards, Steve. Invisibility
Richards, Steve. Levitation.
GENERAL, *MUST-READS* (palingenics and much more):
Hall, Manly Palmer. The Secret Teachings of All Ages
Richards, Steve. Invisibility
Spence, Lewis. Encyclopedia of Occultism
Blavatsky, Helena P. Isis Unveiled, Vol I & Vol II
NEW INFORMATION ON CHAKRA SYSTEM:
Meadows, Kenneth. Earth Medicine.
PLANT MIRACLES: ("Miraculous" or "supernatural" Growth of Plants):
Blavatsky, Helena P. Isis Unveiled Vol I & II
Eliade, Mircea. Rites and Symbols of Initiation (pg 111 & ref)
Grinell, George Bird. Pawnee Hero Stories and Folk-Tales.
Thompkins, Peter & Bird, Christopher. Secrets of the Soil
“Isis Unveiled”, (“Plant-growing trick” I 139 141-2)
“The fakir is a man who, through the entire subjugation of the matter of his corporeal system has attained to that state of purification at which the spirit becomes nearly freed from its prison, and can produce wonders. His will, nay, a simple desire of his has become creative force, and he can command the elements and powers of nature. His body is no more an impediment to him; hence he can converse “spirit to spirit, breath to breath.” Under his extended palms, a seed, unknown to him, (for Jacolliot has chosen it at random among a variety of seeds, from a bag and planted it himself, after marking it, in a flower pot), will germinate instantly, and push its way through the soil. Developing in less than two hours time to a size and height which, perhaps, under ordinary circumstances, would require several days or weeks, it grows miraculously under the very eyes of the perplexed experimenter, and mockingly upsets every accepted formula in botany...
In this instance, the “miracle” is but a little more prominent than the now well-known experiments of General Pleasanton, of Philadelphia. While the vegetation and fruitage of his vines were stimulated to an incredible activity by the artificial ultraviolet light, the magnetic fluid emanating from the hands of the fakir effected still more intense and rapid changes in the vital functions of the Indian plants. It attracted and concentrated the akasha, or life principle on the germ...”
“This is how an English paper described the astounding trick of plant-growth, as performed by an Indian juggler: ‘An empty flower-pot was now placed upon the floor by the juggler, who requested that his comrades might be allowed to bring up some garden mould from the little plot of ground below. Permission being accorded, the man went, and in two minutes returned with a small quantity of fresh earth tied up in a corner of his chudder, which was deposited in the flower-pot and lightly pressed down. Taking from his basket a dry mango-stone, and handing it round to the company that they might examine it, and satisfy themselves that it was really what it seemed to be, the juggler scooped out a little earth from the centre of the flower-pot and placed the stone in the cavity. He then turned the earth lightly over it, and, having poured a little water over the surface, shut the flower-pot out of view by means of a sheet throuwn over a small triangle. And now, amid a full chorus of voices and rat-tat-tat accompaniment of the tabor, the stone germinated; presently a section of the cloth was drawn aside, and gave to view the tender shoot, charachterized by two lon gleaves of a blackish-brown color. The cloth was re-adjusted, and the incantation resumed. Not long was it, however, before the cloth was a second time drawn aside, and it was then seen that the two first leaves had given place to several green ones, and that the plant now stood nine or ten inches high. A third time, and the foilage was much thicker, the sapling being about thirteen to fourteen inches in height. A fourth time, and the little miniature tree, now about eighteen inches in height, had ten or twelve mangoes the size of walnuts hanging about its branches. Finally, after the lapse of three or four minutes, the cloth was altogther removed, and the fruit, having the perfection of size, though not of maturity, was plucked and handed to the spectators, and, on being tasted, was found to be approaching ripeness, being sweetly acid.
We may add to this, that we have witnessed the same experiment in India and Tibet, and that more than once we provided the flower-pot ourselves, by emptying an old tin box of some Liebig extracts... the result was invariably the same as above described. Does the reader imagine that any prestidigitator could produce the same manifestation under the same conditions?”
Outside of the more generous tendency toward explanation of the event here, this is scarcely different from other accounts. In Mircea Eliade’s “Rites and Symbols of Initiation” (page 111) we read:
“Finally, the second degree of initiation included the epopteia; the mystes became the epoptes, “he who sees”. We know that the the torches were put out, a curtain raised, and the hierophant appeared with a box. He opened it and took out a ripe ear of grain. According to Walter Otto (italics mine), ‘there can be no doubt about the miraculous nature of the event. The ear of wheat growing and maturing with a supernatural suddenness is just as much a part of the mysteries of Demeter as the vine growing in a few hours is part of the revels of Dionysus...We find exactly the same plant miracles in the nature festivals of primitive peoples’* Soon aferward the sacred marriage between the hierophant and the preistess of Demeter took place”
(* Otto, “Meaning of the Eleusinian Mysteries” pg. 25, developing a conjecture of L. Deubner, Attische Feste Berlin, 1932), p.86)
Whether or not we choose to credit the “prestidigitation”, “the incantation”, “magnetic fluid”, or “the entire subjugation of the matter of his corporeal system has attained to that state of purification at which the spirit becomes nearly freed from its prison, and can produce wonders”, we might be wise to consider several things, one of them being the remarkable consistency between these widely disparate accounts, and the other being in what Helena Blavasky asserts time and time again in “Isis Unveiled”, being represented by the following passage:
(I, pg. 234)
“the later reasearches of Schweigger, as given in his extensive works on Symbolism, have thoroughly demonstrated that all the ancient mythologies were based on the science of natural philosophy, and show that the most occult properties of electricity and magnetism were known to the theurgists of the earliest Mysteries recorded in history, those of Samothrace...in a remarkable picture, in Raoul-Rochette’s Monuments d’Antiquite Figures , in which, like the “erect-haired Pan,” all the figures have their hair streaming out in every direction -- except the central figure of Kaberian Demeter from whom the power issues...
... magic in the prehistoric periods had a part in the mysteries and that the greatest phemonena, the so called miracles... rested in fact on the arcane knowledge of the ancient priests of physics and all the branches of chemistry, or rather, alchemy...
Symbolic myths, previously supposed to be meaningless fictions, are now found to be ‘the cleverest and at the same time most profound expressions of a strictly scientifically defined truth of nature’...
"OCCULT" VIEWING OF ATOMIC AND SUBATOMIC PARTICLES:
Thompkins, Peter & Bird Christopher. Secrets of the Soil (appendix C)
Besant, Annie & Leadbeater, Charles. Occult Chemistry
Phillips. Stephen M. Extra-sensory Perception of Quarks
Smith, Ernest Lehner. Occult Chemistry Re-Evaluated
br> Phillips, Stephen M. Article in FATE Magazine.
(Personally, I'm not sure the Theosophists didn't get a secret sneak preview from one of Nikola Tesla's microscopes. But there are some ancient things, (and a drawing in "Mythology of All Races" in a Volume on Native American myths), a drawing in Vol 7 of Friar Sahagun's Things of New Spain" and some sketches of ancient mesoamerican stone carvings in Von Danniken's book, "The Gods and Their Grand Design": the latter could even show fractional quantum molecular moieties for all I know, wouldn't be surprised. Let's guess, was it the magic mirrors, or the tube style of "divination" the Inca reportedly used?)
See also: Star Way page at this site.
A CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF ECTOPLASM:
Sudre, Rene. Para-psychology (Section 187, pg 237-237) ("At a later seance, Schrenk-Notzing collected on the palm of his hand drops of a warm, colorless and testeless liquid. A little of it was obtained in a cuspel. On evaporation it gave sodium chloride and calcium phosphate as well as organic substances... Lebiedzinski obtained similar results in 1916...")
(See also discussion of Ectoplasm at this site)