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Reincarnation And Science

The secret of the Universe lies in observation; it is for man to

develop his senses and patiently to search into the hidden things of


All science proceeds thus, and the reason that savants have not

unearthed the precious object for which they seek with such wonderful

perseverance is that the physical senses, even when aided by the most

delicate instruments, are able to cognise only a portion of th

physical Universe--the denser portion. This is proved by the fact that

when man has succeeded in directing into a channel some subtle force,

he remains as ignorant of its essence as he was before chaining it

down, so to speak; he has not the slightest knowledge of it. He can

utilise but he cannot dominate it, for he has not discovered its

source. This source is not in the physical world, but on the finer

planes of being, which will remain unknown to us, so long as our

senses are incapable of responding to their vibrations.

Because physical observation reveals only the bark, the outer crust of

the Cosmos, man sees nothing but the surface of the world, and remains

in ignorance of the heart and vital plexus that give it life;

consequently, he calls the disintegration following upon

disincarnation by the senseless name of "death."

He who has lifted the veil of Isis sees divine Life everywhere, the

Life that animates forms, builds them up, uses them, and finally

breaks them to pieces when they have ceased to be of use; and this

Life--God--thus spread about in numberless forms, by means of its many

rays, develops in itself centres--souls--which gradually grow and

awaken their infinite potentialities[41] in the course of these

successive incarnations.

Still, though the eye of the god-man alone can penetrate this

wonderful mechanism and study it in all its astonishing details, the

savant whose mind is unprejudiced can judge of the concealed mechanism

by examining its outer manifestations, and it is on this ground we now

place ourselves with the object of setting forth another series of

proofs of reincarnation.