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Blavatsky's comments on the nature of light appear to reveal an insight that is decades ahead of the physicists of her day, showing a foreknowledge of the wave/particle duality of light, one of the important elements in the quantum mechanics of the twentieth century. She heads a section of her Secret Doctrine as "AND CAN IT BE THAT LIGHT IS ALSO SUBSTANCE?". To ask such a question was quite contrary to the established science of her day and quite compatible with the science of this century. The following article reviews the history of scientific thinking on this subject to give necessary perspective and then analyses her statements on this issue in detail in an attempt to ferret out exactly what she thinks.

By Michael English
Originally printed in the JULY-AUGUST 2006 issue of Quest magazine. 
Citation: English, Michael. 'Music of the Spheres: Our Relationship with the Anonymous Dead.€' Quest  94.4 (JULY-AUGUST 2006):145-149.
The Music of the Spheres is an ancient Pythagorean concept, wherein Pythagoras was fascinated by the harmonics of a vibrating string on a Greek instrument-the lyre. He discovered an amazing correspondence between the order of musical intervals and the spacing of planets. For Pythagoras, there appeared to be a direct mathematical relationship between music's vibrational frequency and the corresponding position of planetary bodies; it seemed that the order of notes on vibrating strings were, somehow, an intrinsic property of the whole universe. 

Originally printed in the July - August 2003 issue of Quest magazine. 

Citation: Fox, Michael W. "Theosophy, Biosophy and Bioethics." Quest  91.4 (JULY - AUGUST 2003):136-140.

By Michael W. Fox

THEOSOPHY IS ALL TOO OFTEN REGARDED BY the general public ass some esoteric cult or ab­stract intellectual discipline€”and is dismissed accordingly. Thiss regrettable, since it has much to offer every religion in its affirmation and every secular school and profession, from law and medicine to agriculture and economics, in its clarification of human place and purpose. 

By David Grandy

Originally printed in the JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2006 issue of Quest magazine. 
Citation: Grandy, David. 'Science and the Occult: Where the Twain Meet.' Quest  94.1 (JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2006):13-17.

When I was in graduate school, one of my professors, an eminent historian of medieval science espoused in his lectures what one student affectionately tagged as the Old Man River theory of scientific progress. The professor asserted that in his research he found no evidence of social or cultural factors impinging on the development of medieval science: driven purely by intellectual thought, the science, just kept rolling along. I suspect the professor would not have made this claim to a more sophisticated audience; although he had little patience with any attempt to explain science as nothing but a reaction to outside cultural forces, he was savvy enough to know that there is more to the story of science than just intellectual thought.

A presentation by Elena Dovaksantos: Since the publication of HP Blavatsky's The Secret Doctrine about 130 years ago, modern theories in science, particularly in cosmology, are starting to parallel some of the Secret Doctrine teachings. What do they reveal about the source of all existence? How does knowing this help us to understand ourselves and make a difference in our lives? 

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