[The Theosophist, Vol. II, No. 5, February, 1881, pp. 101, 104]
[Reference having been made to Moses “when he wrote the well-known verse in Genesis, which says: ‘And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters’,” H. P. B. remarks:]
Rather, is alleged to have written.
[The following note is appended by H. P. B. to an extract from The Pioneer, treating of the fact that astronomers begin to suspect “some connection, not unlike that dreamed of by the old astrologers, between the position of the planets and the fortunes of our earth.”]
The next step will be for the modern astronomers to discover that no mere change in atmospheric temperature accompanying the conjunction of planets affects human destinies, but a far more important and occult power, the magnetic sympathy between the various planetary orbs. Astrology may have fallen into contempt under the influence of improved modern science, but undoubtedly the time is coming when it will again have the attention it deserves and recover its ancient dignity as a sublime science. Perhaps the following paragraph from The Banner of Light may serve as a help to those who would understand the occult forces that pervade our globe, and make it sensitive to solar magnetism.
[Follows a short extract referring to recent investigations regarding magnetic currents in the earth and the invention of a wireless telephone.]