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Occult Science in India and Among the Ancients - Louis Jacolliot (1908)

Occult Science in India and Among the Ancients - Louis Jacolliot (1908)

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Occult science in India and among the ancients, with an account of their mystic initiations, and the history of spiritism.
Occult science in India and among the ancients, with an account of their mystic initiations, and the history of spiritism.

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OCCULT SCIENCE IN INDIA 
 AND
 AMONG THE ANCIENTS,
 WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THEIR 
 MYSTIC INITIATIONS, AND THE  HISTORY OF SPIRITISM.
BY 
LOUIS JACOLLIOT.
Chief Justice of Chandenagur (French East Indies), and of Tahiti (Oceanica)
 
TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH BY 
 WILLARD L. FELT. ______________
 
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ORK:
THE THEOSOPHICAL PUBLISHING CO.
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PREFACE
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 will lay aside, for the present, our inquiriesinto the general subject of the primitivecivilizations of the far East, and the people whohave sprung from the Brahminic stock in the old  world, in order to publish the result of suchresearches as we have been able to make, during ourlong residence in India, into the subject of occultscience, and the practices of those who have beeninitiated into the sect of the Pitris, which isSanscrit for spirits or ancestral shades.This is neither a doctrinal book nor a work ofcriticism. We are not called upon to decide, eitherfor or against, the belief in spirits, either
 mediating 
or
inspiring,
which was held by all whohad been initiated in the temples of antiquity, which is to-day the keystone of the philosohpicaland religious instruction of the Brahmins, and to which many of our Western thinkers and scientistsseem inclined to assent.Being neither an advocate of this belief, nor theopposite, we are, on that account, better able to write its history. An ardent partisan would have been too credulous,and would have taken everything upon trust. A rabid opponent would have made it his business todisparage and discredit it. We shall give the words themselves, and set forththings as they actually were; we shall interpretand explain the
 Agrouchada-parikchai,
 which is the philosophical compendium of the Hindu spiritists; we shall tell what we saw with our own eyes, and shall faithfully record such explanations as we

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