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Collected Writings Volume IV



by Seeta Nath Ghose

[The Theosophist, Vol. IV, No. 8, May, 1883, p. 184]


  ". . . it is very easy to conceive that if you lie down with your head placed southward and feet northward, the south pole of the earth and your head, which is the North Pole of your body, and the North Pole of the earth and your feet, which are the two branches of the south pole of your body, being in juxtaposition, will attract each other, and thus the polarity of the body natural to it will he preserved.''

H. P. B. comments as follows:


Though Baron Reichenbach recommends strongly the contrary course (i.e., to place your head always north) and the initiated adepts generally do so, yet, since the Baron's conclusions are based solely upon his experiences with sick sensitives-whose bodies are in a state of magnetic perturbation-and that the physical organism of adepts, owing to long years of peculiar physiological training, can in no way be compared to those of the average mortals (see "The Elixir of Life")-the explanation given by the distinguished author is perfectly logical and clear. But it is only in cases of perfect health that we must sleep with our heads southward. There are abnormal temperaments and cases of nervous diseases when the opposite is necessary. Perfect knowledge of the magnetic state of human bodies-a state which varies incessantly, can be acquired only by the supplementary study of occult science in addition to the physical.




Collected Writings Volume VI

June, 1885


  It is generally supposed that a strong terrestrial magnetic current flows from the North Pole towards the Equator bringing with it swarms of elementals (Nasus) who live and have their being in it.  



Collected Writings Volume VIII


  The question to be fully understood is, how one single substance (the Yliaster or Sat, the name is immaterial) can be enough for the constitution of all the beings that people the visible and invisible Universe. More or less subtilized at the North Pole, in that which we call Heaven, more or less condensed at the South Pole, in what we call the Earth, or better, Hell, that substance undergoes infinite modifications owing to its passing and repassing through the thousands of alembics, retorts, crucibles, and cuppels, of which the laboratory of that incomparable chemist, called "naturing" Nature, is composed.