[Journal of The Theosophical Society, Vol. I, No. 9,
September, 1884, p. 119]
[Appended to an English translation of an unpublished Essay of Éliphas Lévi, on “How to govern Influences through Power.”]
It is very much to be regretted that in the new “apostolic” edition of the Acta Sanctorum many of the most glaring absurdities have been left out, evidently from the mistaken idea that they were incompatible with modern thought; while in fact the most absurd ones contain the most beautiful hidden truths, which unfortunately the “apostolic” editor has not understood.—Trans.
[In connection with a reference to Enoch who “rose up to heaven by escaping death.”]
That means he succeeded while on earth to establish a union between his Atma (the 7th Principle) and his soul (the 5th).—Trans.