Gustave Le Bon
"The masses have never thirsted after truth. Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim." [Gustave Le Bon]
"Science will in time classify the important modifications of the one force in nature as sympathetic streams, each stream composed of triple flows. Keely maintains that the static condition which the magnetic needle assumes when undisturbed by any extraneous force outside of its own sympathetic one, proves conclusively that the power of the dominant third, of the triple combination of the magnetic terrestrial envelope, is the controlling one of this sympathetic triplet, and the one towards which all the others coordinate. All the dominant conditions of nature represent the focal centers towards which like surrounding ones become sympathetically subservient. The rapid rotation of the magnetic needle of a compass shown in his experiments rests entirely on the alternating of the dominant alone, effected by a triple condition of vibration that is antagonistic to its harmonious flow as associated with its other attendants. A rapid change of polarity is induced and rapid rotation necessarily follows. [Snell Manuscript - The Book, DISTURBANCE OF MAGNETIC NEEDLE, page 8]
I enter upon the subject with the deepest sense of my own inability to do justice in any measure to the grandeur of the topic; but I trust that my remarks may prove suggestive to others of far higher truths. They are the result of the leisure hours of nearly fifty years, during which the conviction has ever deepened, that "philosophy of the natural kind does but push man's ignorance farther back," and that, in the concluding words of Sir John Lubbock's inaugural address to the British Association at York in 1881, "the great lesson which Science teaches is, how little we yet know, and how much we have still to learn." [Harmonies of Tones and Colours, Introduction2 - Harmonies, page 10]
"The time was when Science was cultivated only by the few, who looked upon its application to the arts and manufactures as almost beneath their consideration: this they were content to leave in the hands of others, who, with only commercial aims in view, did not aspire to further the objects of Science for its own sake, but thought only of benefiting by its teachings. Progress could not be rapid under this condition of things, because the man of pure science rarely pursued his inquiry beyond the mere enunciation of a physical or chemical principle, while the simple practitioner was at a loss how to harmonise the new knowledge with the stock of information which formed his mental capital in trade. The advancement of the last fifty years has, I venture to submit, rendered theory and practice so interdependent, that an intimate union between them is a matter of absolute necessity for our future progress." "It is to the man of science, who also gives attention to practical questions, and to the practitioner, who devotes part of his time to the prosecution of strictly scientific investigation, that we owe the rapid progress of the present day, both merging more and more into one class, that of pioneers in the domain of Nature." "These considerations may serve to show that, although we see the men of both abstract and applied science group themselves [Harmonies of Tones and Colours, Introduction2 - Harmonies, page 10]
in minor bodies for the better prosecution of special objects, the points of contact between the different branches of knowledge are ever multiplying, all tending to form pail of a mighty tree—the tree of modern science." "In this short work energy we find all the efforts in Nature—energy is life in action." "We shall thus find that in the great workshop of Nature there are no lines of demarcation to be drawn between the most exalted speculation and commonplace practice, and that all knowledge must lead up to one great result, that of an intelligent recognition of the Creator through His works."
F.J. Hughes [Harmonies of Tones and Colours, Introduction3 - Harmonies, page 11]
Here we see why music, as a science, takes the priority of painting; for if music is good, it is perfected by natural laws which cause its tones to melt into each other in the most delicate gradations, while the painter who endeavours to represent the exquisite variations of tints and lights in the living landscape is dependent entirely upon his own resources. The early writers on music were philosophers and mathematicians on the broad basis of general science, not on that of music only. Mathematicians, for the most part, have only studied the subject of musical sounds up to a certain point, and have then left it. The musician must take the chromatic scale—not as it exists in Nature, for that offered by the mathematician, without the ordinary compensations of conventional theory, is of no use to the practical musician. [Harmonies of Tones and Colours, The Method of Development or Creation of Harmonies2, page 16]
The primitive laws of any science should be capable of succinct statement, but in combination with others they become more complex and delicate, and error is proved if in the developments they do not echo each other. If, therefore, musical harmonies are correctly gained, the same laws will develope harmonies of colour, and will agree with the colours of the rainbow, the circle of which is divided by the horizon. All who are interested in the laws which regulate these two sciences will doubtless know the interesting lectures delivered by W. F. Barrett (Professor of Experimental Physics in the Royal College of Science, Dublin), and the article written by him and published in the Quarterly Journal of Science, January, 1870, entitled "Light and Sound; an examination of their reputed analogy, showing the oneness of colour and music as a physical basis." I will quote shortly from the latter for the benefit of those who may not have met with it. "The question arises, Has all this æsthetic oneness of colour and music any physical foundation, over and above the general analogy we have so far traced between light and sound? We believe the following considerations will show, not only that it has some foundation, but that the analogy is far more wonderful than has hitherto been [Harmonies of Tones and Colours, On Colours as Developed by the same Laws as Musical Harmonies1, page 18]
The armies of Faith and Science, instead of fighting side by side, too often oppose each other, and as the Archbishop of York remarked in his speech at the last meeting of the Christian Evidence Society, "The undue disposition on the part of Science to come into conflict with Religion, stirs up, on the part of Religion and religious men, a disposition to quarrel with Science." Indeed we all deeply need more solemn feelings of our own littleness, and the greatness of our Almighty Creator. [Harmonies of Tones and Colours, Reflections on the Scheme3, page 45]
"Science has a foundation, and so has Religion: let them unite their foundations, and the basis will be broader, and they will be two compartments of one great fabric reared to the glory of God."—M'Cosh. [Harmonies of Tones and Colours, Reflections on the Scheme3, page 45]
"Science and Revelation are mutually, though gradually, clearing each other; but as a little warmth of the rising sun only calls up the very mists which are to be dissipated by its more powerful shining, so a vague and chilling popular unbelief is to be dispelled, not by withholding knowledge, but by shedding abroad all possible light. Christianity has one most dangerous mental foe, and that is ignorance." Ignorance is the parent of Atheism; but we should carefully distinguish between "sinful doubt" and candid inquiry, the former of which generally arises from a too great love of, and belief in, our own mental powers. [Harmonies of Tones and Colours, Reflections on the Scheme3, page 45]
I gladly confess that my ruling wish has been to feel my own ignorance deeply, and to trust to the Divine Teacher that my eyes might be opened to see more and more the wonders which may be drawn from the Scriptures, when scientific minds are led to the belief that Creation and Revelation explain each other. As this conviction gains ground, scientific truths will make a more rapid progress, and "the generalisation of Science will no longer be doubtful, but assured." [Harmonies of Tones and Colours, Reflections on the Scheme4, page 46]
1872.—"It gives me great pleasure to write to you on this subject. Music deals more with the imaginative faculty than any other art or science, and possessing, as it does, the power of affecting life, and making great multitudes feel as one, may have more than ordinary sympathy with the laws you work upon. You say 'from E, root of B, the fountain key-note F, root of C, rises.' There is a singular analogy here in the relativities of sounds, as traced by comparing the numbers made together by vibrations of strings with the length of strings themselves, the one is the inverse or the counterchange of the other. The length of B and E are the counterchange of F and C, hence they are twin sounds in harmony." [Harmonies of Tones and Colours, Extracts from Dr. Gauntlett's Letters1, page 48]
"The authorities in the City are interesting themselves in the welfare of the new Musical School at South Kensington. Music is not simply a science, nor is it simply an art; it must be taught on some principle, for some definite purpose." "It must be taught as it was taught in the [Harmonies of Tones and Colours, Fragments from the Last Note-book, page 50]
"Our work, to be the best, must be like that of the planter - for the future! And full of self-denial and nobility of purpose. Its reward, when it finally comes, is all the sweeter, because it was long deferred. Selfish instincts and desires hamper every better development in Nature. The scientific man does not look for a reward. He does not expect his advanced ideas to be readily taken up. His work is like that of a planter. For the future. His duty is to lay the foundation for those who are to come, and point the way! [Nikola Tesla]
"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 foot-holds 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, includes 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." [Bloomfield-Moore, More Science]
Robert Anton Wilson
"Every fact of science was once damned.
Every invention was considered impossible.
Every discovery was a nervous shock to some orthodoxy.
Every artistic innovation was denounced as fraud and folly.
The entire web of culture and progress, everything on Earth that is man-made and not given to us by nature, is the concrete manifestation of some men's refusal to bow to Authority.
We would own no more, know no more, and be no more than the first apelike hominids if it were not for the rebellious, the recalcitrant, and the intransigent.
As Oscar Wilde truly said, "Disobedience was man's Original Virtue." Wikipedia, Robert Anton Wilson
"The public has a distorted view of science because children are taught in school that science is a collection of firmly established truths. In fact, science is not a collection of truths. It is a continuing exploration of mysteries." [Freeman Dyson]
How does this spiritual teaching relate to New Science? As John Keely alluded to, such clarification of the Heart energy is necessary to guide one on her/his path toward greater knowingness, and its application to good use. This should be the definition of Science: application of Universal wisdom to daily life’s challenges. An increasingly heightened awareness is necessary to deal with increasingly more powerful methods of applying remedies to earthly ills. For example, genetic engineering requires a raised consciousness and conscience about the ramifications and use of the technology. If the technology is developed, what assurance is there that it will be used in wisdom instead of with greed or other misplaced motives? Only the Good Heart can make such an assurance. [Jesus, Good Heart]
"A man may be scientific in many sciences, mathematics, chemistry, astronomy - all that are acknowledged and admitted by even the Natural Man, though not understood. But the Science of Happiness is not acknowledged by the wisdom of the five senses. It requires more senses to put men in possession of this Science that will teach him happiness. As happiness is what follows a belief, it is necessary to know whether our wisdom is of this world of opinion or of the world of Science.
"I wish to make you understand these two characters: Science and opinions. See which you follow: for you must follow one. You cannot serve both at the same time. If you serve Science, you are in your wisdom and know it. If you serve opinion, you have no wisdom, but your life is in a belief that can be destroyed.
"The two worlds may be divided in this way: One opinions - the other Science.
"The one is today, and tomorrow is not. The other is an endless progression.
"The one is always changing, The other is always progressing.
"How do I know I have got hold of a true method? How do I know I am not mistaken?
"There are many reasons which confirm my method as a science. One is that I constantly improve it. I find I can cure more quickly, and harder cases.
"By establishing the law of science we destroy the law of ignorance. To introduce a Science that explains the errors that keep us in trouble is what the prophets foretold, and wise men have looked for ever since the world began.
"By the gospel of Truth, Science will have all saved, - not from the Christian world, but from this world of superstition and ignorance, saved for the greater truth that was prepared from the beginning of the world for all those who search and try to find it.
"You cannot go into the clouds to call it down, nor into the sea to call it up, but it is in you, in your very thoughts. It is not of this world, but of a higher state, that can penetrate this earthly matter as light through darkness.
"In mathematics, chemistry and all the arts and sciences that can be demonstrated, knowledge submits to wisdom, but that part of man's senses attached to knowledge that is not subject to science is in ascendancy in religion, disease, and politics. These are false sciences based on opinions. They are the same that Jesus denounced as false prophets, evil and blind guides who deceived the people.
"Now it is not to be expected that every person who happens to think of flying can make a flying machine that will be successful. Nor is it certain that any invention to control the elements will always work so that accidents as they are called will not take place and lives lost and much trouble made before Science is established.
"Science, like an under-current, is deep and strong. And as its tide advances, it will sweep away the foundations of aristocracy. Revolutions must come, and no man can tell what will be the end of this generation. But Science will work out the problem of universal freedom to the oppressed in body and mind.
"Now Jesus cured the sick and said if they understood Him they might do the same. We want a theory like that of Jesus not of talk but of works, for a theory that cannot be put into practice is worthless.
"Science cannot admit what cannot be proved.
"The world of opinions is the old world. That of Science is the new, and a separation must take place and a battle fought between them. The world of error and opinions has held Science in bondage ever since man began to be independent of savage life.
"Ideas come forth and the minds are affected, and try for the prize. For instance, the idea of navigating the air. All minds are excited. Experiments are tried; accidents, as they are called, happen and lives are lost to this world of error.
"All Science is a part of God.
The World of Science
"What progress has the wisdom of this world made in the world of science? I answer none at all and in making this bold statement I will try and explain what I mean. Ever since the remembrance of man, phenomena have taken place in the world, the origin of which has baffled the skill of the most profound scholars of the age. They see the shadow and treat it as though intelligence was contained in it. Its form, locality and growth has occasioned much doubt and questioning among the people. And the wisdom of this world, not wishing to be considered unable to give satisfaction to the various repeated enquiries, comes forward with all gravity due to the profession to still the troubled waters by presenting the fact to the world in the form of an opinion which says: The problem is beyond the power of man to fathom and in order to give proof that no further investigation may be deemed necessary, he is followed by priestly robes who displays them to the gazing multitude by repeating the psalmist's words, Thy knowledge is too wonderful for me, I cannot attain unto it. And the people with reverential awe say, "Amen." Thus conceived, born and baptized into a belief is man's opinions, and its offspring is the shadow or idea, the life of which is its light; and if its light is darkness or ignorance, then the more fearful and dense is the darkness, and its ignorance or false knowledge, which is seen, makes the shadow or trouble, and the world calls it disease.
"That which is made was made. Then if it was made, it did not make itself but must have been made by a wisdom or knowledge outside, or independent of what was made; and the wisdom that made it must be in what it made, under whose government it lives. If under the government of this world or man's opinions, then the shadow or disease is its offspring. And if man cannot recognize that which he has made and sees, how can he teach his brother man the wisdom of God or science which he has not seen? This world sees nothing without a form and in order to make a form, there must be something to make the form out of. The mind, it is said, changes; therefore it must be matter and is capable of assuming any form or idea it pleases according to the direction given. In wisdom or science there is no matter or form. We cannot see God or wisdom in a form or idea. There is no darkness in it but perfect light which destroys all darkness or shadow by filling all space. A knowledge of it leads this world out of its false ideas or disease to perfect knowledge or health, which is the world of science." [Quimby, January 1864]
“Everyone knows it is harder to unlearn an error than to learn a truth. So Jesus, knowing that a child was free from both, took him as a parable so that the Christian world must give away or get rid of all their errors and become as a little child to receive the Holy Ghost or Science. This was the new birth; therefore to enter into Science or the kingdom of heaven was not a very easy thing. So if anyone said he was born of God or Science let him show it, for many shall come saying, I am Christ and shall deceive many but by their fruits ye shall know them.” [Phineas Parkhurst Quimby, A Defense Against an Accusation of Putting Down Religion, page 196]
Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth
"There is nothing that electromagnetism has brought into visible being which the human mind can deem to be lacking purpose or meaning.
Science ignores this most basic and vital level of creation. Without an answer to this question, as to why everything which has been brought into visible manifestation by the activity of the twin energies of electromagnetism is invariably purposeful, successful and rational - nothing of any value in the search for your origins will be discovered.
Until science can probe and discover the 'Reality' of the 'space' in which electrical particles of 'visible being' are supported, science will forever remain behind locked doors of materialism. It will be barred to eternal Truth and universal wisdom and imprisoned within the bondage of reason alone - reason which is solely the product of the finite activity of brain cells.
It is to the true nature of the SPACE I intend to introduce you - but before proceeding to this, I must first bring many highly pertinent questions to your attention." [Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth, Letter 5, page 8]
"To discover your true SOURCE of BEING, I ask you to take stock of the unimaginable and indescribable complexity and diversity of purposeful work plainly evident in penguins and pigs.
Can the human mind replicate any of the most basic of activities within - say - the digestive system, which swiftly summons up the requisite enzymes and hormones necessary for digestion.
How dare the finite mind, which is incapable of perceiving clearly the true creative process governed by instinctual knowledge, presume to state unequivocally - defying contradiction - that it understands the true origins of creation and the forces out of which creation took form? What arrogance! These men can only think according to what their eyes tell them.
I view the present scientific ignorance with loving compassion, a degree of amusement, and a great all consuming passion to puncture their pride. For, until someone can penetrate their self-satisfaction and position of infallibility, a true mating of Eternal Verities and human scientific knowledge can never take place. But it must take place; otherwise human spiritual evolution will remain at a standstill.
The scientific mind is too full of 'finitely' devised book lore, accepted formulas and equations, and the need for their fellows' approval, to permit mystical penetration by Higher Intelligences.
On my behalf, I ask readers of these Letters, to form an association to challenge Science and ask 'at what point in the evolution of the 'material' world' is CONSCIOUSNESS first discernible?" [Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth, Letter 5, page 12]
"Fifthly, I have come expressly to help science bridge the gulf between UNIVERSAL CONSCIOUSNESS and the appearance of electrical particles. Without this bridge between the Unseen Spiritual Dimension and the Seen world of 'matter', science will remain rooted in old ideas and concepts instead of moving forward into new realms of spiritual/scientific research for the betterment of mankind." [Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth, Letter 5, page 15]
08 - The Brain as applied to Vibratory Etheric Science
Alchemy - Most Sacred Science
An Old Miracle - A New Science
Cause and Its Effects
Dogmatism of Science
Ether the True Protoplasm
Faith by Science - The Dawn of a New Order of Things
Keely and Science - Part 1
Keely and Science - Part 2
Keely Supported by Eminent Men of Science
Keelys Contributions to Science
Part 25 - Keelys Wonderful Charts of Vibratory Etheric Science
Part 26 - Science of Sound Vibration Acoustics and Music
Pond Science Institute
Science and Religion
SVP as Cause
Table of Cause and Effect Dualities
The Amateur in Science
The Holy Science
Vibratory Physics - True Science
What is Science?