FOOTNOTE TO “PSYCHO-PHYSIOLOGICAL
[The Theosophist, Vol. V, No. 3(51), December, 1883, pp. 81-83]
[The writer, Dr. Alexander Wilder, F.T.S., says: “Another theory grew out of this; that there is an animal spirit generated in the blood. Many believe it now; and it seems to be the doctrine of the Books of Moses. ‘The life of the flesh is in the blood,’ we are told in the English version of Leviticus.” To this H.P.B. comments :]
This theory and belief is an echo from the Sanctuaries of the initiated hierophants. It is not “an animal spirit generated in the blood” but blood itself is one of the innumerable states of that Spirit or the One Life of Esotericism: Ether, vapour, ozone, animal electricity, etc., and finally animal blood.