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Maier, Michael - The Secrets of Alchemy - The speed of thought



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A subtle Allegory concerning the Secrets of Alchemy – Michael Maier

It would make our thoughts reel if we strove to realise the velocity with which Saturn moves round the Sun, and with which the heavens revolve around their own axis.  But greater still, and far more wonderful, is the speed of human thought, which, in a moment of time, travels from one end of the heavens to the other.

We may believe that the angels, as spiritual beings, move with the quickness of that which is spiritual in man viz thought.

God alone does not move; for He is everywhere.

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