The Life Principle

A few years back a very interesting controversy raged between several scientists of reputation. Some of these held that spontaneous generation was a fact in nature, whilst others proved the contrary; to the effect that, as far as experiments went, there was found to be biogenesis, or generation of life from previously existing life, and never the production of any form of life from non-living matter. An erroneous assumption was made in the first instance that heat, equal to the boiling point of water, destroyed all life organisms; but by taking hermetically sealed vessels containing infusions, and subjecting them to such or a greater degree of heat, it was shown that living organisms did appear even after the application of so much heat. By more careful experiments, the following fact was brought to light, that spores of Bacteria, and other animalculae, which generally float in the air, can, when […] Read More

2000?: Frequently Asked Questions concerning The Ancient Elements of Nature

Q-001: What are the ancient “elements of nature”? Earth, Water, Air, and Fire are the generally known and often quoted ancient elements of nature, within which, and through which, life (including humanity) has prevailed and evolved. Q-002: Are there any other “elements of nature”? YES. In addition, and behind the terrestrially manifest elements of nature it is recorded that in many of the ancient traditions and recorded writings there is a reference to the fifth element of nature – the quitessence. The name given to the celestial or heavenly or cosmic “element of nature” under the ancient European sun, is the Aether. On the life of Plato, Xenocrates writes: “Thus he then classified living creatures into genera and species, and divided them in every way until he came to their elements, which he called the five shapes and bodies, either, fire, water, earth, and air.” The name given to the celestial or heavenly […] Read More