THE PARADOXES OF THE HIGHEST SCIENCE
by Éliphas Lévi
This was the first of Lévi's books to be translated into
The original French version was published in 1856.
This translation (by an unknown hand) was first published in 1883
by the Theosophical Society, and
re-issued in 1922, with additional extensive footnotes
by 'an Eminent Occultist' (herein, E.O.).
The identity of E.O. is unknown, but it is believed from the style
and views expressed that it was none other than Helena P. Blavatsky.
Preface to the 1922 Second Edition
Foreword to the 1922 Second Edition
The Paradoxes of the Highest Science
Paradox I.--Religion Is Magic Sanctioned
Paradox II.--Liberty is Obedience to the Law
Paradox III.--Love is the Realisation of the Impossible
Paradox IV.--Knowledge is the Ignorance or Negation of Evil
Paradox V.--Reason Is God
Paradox VI.--The Imagination Realises What It Invents
Paradox VII.--The Will Accomplishes Everything, Which It Does Not Desire
Magic and Magism
The Great Secret