Occult Science in India and Among the Ancients: With an Account of Their Mystic Initiatiations and the History of Spiritism

Occult Science in India and Among the Ancients: With an Account of Their Mystic Initiatiations and the History of Spiritism

Louis Jacolliot / Oct 16, 2019

Occult Science in India and Among the Ancients With an Account of Their Mystic Initiatiations and the History of Spiritism At the time this book was written reliable information about Hinduism was just starting to filter back to the west Jacolliot was searching for the roots of western esoteric traditions in the far East

  • Title: Occult Science in India and Among the Ancients: With an Account of Their Mystic Initiatiations and the History of Spiritism
  • Author: Louis Jacolliot
  • ISBN: 9781564594525
  • Page: 313
  • Format: Paperback
  • At the time this book was written, reliable information about Hinduism was just starting to filter back to the west Jacolliot was searching for the roots of western esoteric traditions in the far East The high point of this book is the travelogue of his encounters in India with a fakir, who demonstrates his siddis yogic powers exuberantly There is also an extensive diAt the time this book was written, reliable information about Hinduism was just starting to filter back to the west Jacolliot was searching for the roots of western esoteric traditions in the far East The high point of this book is the travelogue of his encounters in India with a fakir, who demonstrates his siddis yogic powers exuberantly There is also an extensive discourse on Kabbalah, and its relationship to Eastern mystical beliefs.Contents The Doctrine of the Pitris and the Occult Sciences in India The Initiated at the Ancient Temples The Brahmins The Ceremony of the Djita Carma The First Degree of Initiation The Grand Council The Yoguys The Philosophical Tenets of the Indian Initiates Regrading the First Cause, and the Part Performed by the Spirits in Wholly Matters The Degree of Sanctity which the Initiates must have attained before receiving the Sacred Formula and the Fatal Secret The Superior Guru The Supreme Being The Formulas of Evocations The Doctrine of the Pitris as Compared with that of the Jewish Cabala, of Plato, of the Alexandrian Schools of Philo, of The Persians and of Christianity Initiation Among the Cabalists Resemblance between the Doctrine of the Pitris and that of the Zend Avesta of Persia Exoteric Manifestations and Demonstrations among the Initiates of the sacred Temple of India as Shown by the Performing Fakirs and much .Excerpt Though deeply sceptical with regard to spirits, I often wondered, whenever I saw an experiment of this kind, whether or not some natural force had not been brought into play, with which we were totally unacquainted I merely state the facts without further comment on the trick of the magic stick Spirit forces that make leaves dance in still air and buoyant wooden sticks sink in water and fakirs who levitate themselves and induce plants to grow overnight A European observer in mid 19th century India reports in the straightforward and unsensational fashion of a religious skeptic the seemingly wondrous feats of Indian mystics, offering a unique first person perspective on extraordinary phenomenon that continues to be referenced today by modern spiritualists and those interested in the paranormal Excerpt Though deeply sceptical with regard to spirits, I often wondered, whenever I saw an experiment of this kind, whether or not some natural force had not been brought into play, with which we were totally unacquainted I merely state the facts without further comment on the trick of the magic stick Spirit forces that make leaves dance in still air and buoyant wooden sticks sink in water and fakirs who levitate themselves and induce plants to grow overnight A European observer in mid 19th century India reports in the straightforward and unsensational fashion of a religious skeptic the seemingly wondrous feats of Indian mystics, offering a unique first person perspective on extraordinary phenomenon that continues to be referenced today by modern spiritualists and those interested in the paranormal.

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      • Louis Jacolliot

        Louis Jacolliot was a French barrister, colonial judge, author and lecturer.He lived several years in Tahiti and India during the period 1865 1869.He has been described as a prolific writer for his time During his time in India he collected Sanskrit myths, which he popularized later starting in his Histoire des Vierges Les Peuples et les continents disparus 1874 Among his works is a translation of the Manu Smriti.


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