This volume reproduces, with some modifications, a series of articles contributed during the last few months to the Sun, and republished in this form with the kind consent of the proprietors of that paper. My purpose has been to show readers unaccustomed to the study of what is commonly called occult science, how naturally the investigation of Nature’s Mysteries along the lines of recognised scientific research, leads to, and blends with, that farther-reaching research which carries the inquirer beyond the limits of the physically manifested world. For this reason I began by picking up some threads of relatively familiar knowledge concerning the physical world, with the hope of showing how the deeper speculations of physics conduct the thinker, by imperceptible degrees and without any break of gauge, so to speak, to the regions of super-physical mystery, sometimes erroneously supposed to be permanently shut off from the approach of incarnate intelligence. Once across the intangible frontier, I have found so much to describe that I have not dealt, in the later articles, which become the chapters of the present volume, with any other than the varied problems arising in connection with that kind of science which, until it grows more familiar to the cultivated classes generally, will be called “occult.”
Nature’s Mysteries, A. P. Sinnett, The Theosophical Publishing Society, 1901
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