Including ‘Master Zacharius’, ‘A Drama
in the Air’, and ‘A Winter Amid the Ice
Jules Verne
Jules Verne and the opening page of “Dr.
Ox’s Experiment, and Other Stories”, 1875 edition
A 2019 Editorial Note:
A Master of the Wisdom wrote:
“Modern science is our best ally. Yet it is generally that same science which is made the weapon to break our heads with.” [1]
A similar paradox will be detected in the works of Jules Verne, which have numerous points of interest in Theosophy. One of them is his critical examination of technocratic science and the dangers it creates to the future of mankind. Another common ground is given by Jules Verne’s several prophetic anticipations of the progress of science after the beginning of the 20th century. Such an affinity between Verne and the esoteric teachings is easy to find in the book “Dr. Ox’s Experiment, and Other Stories”.
(Carlos Cardoso Aveline)
[1] “The Mahatma Letters”, original editions, Letter XI, page 63. See in our websites “The Mahatma Letters”.
The book “Dr. Ox’s Experiment, and Other Stories” was published in our associated websites on the 4th of March, 2019.
On 14 September 2016, after examining the state of the esoteric movement worldwide, a group of students decided to found the Independent Lodge of Theosophists. Two of the priorities adopted by the ILT are learning from the past and building a better future.