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Occult Chemistry

Oct 29, 2000 01:13 AM
by Dr Gregory Tillett

I suspect that the reference to the "recent (1982?) book by a modern 
scientist comparing the finding of Occult Chemistry with modern particle 
physics theory" referred to by in a posting in September 
is to: "Extra-Senory Perception of Quarks" by Stephen M. Phillips, 
Theosophical Publishing House, Wheaton, Ill., 1980, ISBN 0-8356-0227-3. 
There is a more recent book by the same author: "Evidence of a Yogic 
Siddhi. Anima. Remote Viewing of Subatomic Particles", Theosophical 
Publishing House, Ahyar, 1996, ISBN 81-7059-297-6. There is also a 
Theosophical commentary on Phillips work: E. Lester Smith, "Occult 
Chemisty Re-Evaluated", Theosophical Publishing House, Wheaton, Ill., 
1982, ISBN 0-8356-0230-3. However, Phillips' work has not been seriously 
reviewed in the scientific literature. I conducted a detailed search of 
all standards peer-reviewed scholarly works in the field (including a 
search of Science Citation Index) and found only one review. It was 
scathing and sceptical, with references to similarities to "Chariots of 
the Gods". Dr E. Walker commented: "... there is something noble in 
Phillips' efforts to vindicate Besant and Leadbeater. But does the case 
for psychic percpetion succeed? At times I felt Phillips might just pull 
it off. Yet I could never escape the feeling that the author was 
searching for the origins and forms of atoms and elementary particles 
amid the shapes of snowflakes in the sky and figures of diatoms in the 
sea." "A Book Review of 'ESP of Quarks", quoted in "Theosophical Research 
Institute - Wheaton Newsletter", No. 10, September, 1982. The literature 
published by the (Adyar) Theosophical Society on the Occult Chemistry 
research is vast.

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