"A dynamo-electric machine is placed at any given spot; its object, being put in action, is to withdraw from the earth its neutral electricity, to decompose it into its two conditions and to collect, upon accumulators, the electricity thus separated. As soon as the accumulators are charged, the electricity is disposable; that is, our lamps can be lighted. But what is marvelous in all this is that the forces of nature can be transformed at will. Should we not wish for light, we turn a knob and we have sound, heat, motion, chemical action, magnetism. Little seems wanting to create intelligence, so entirely do these accumulated forces lend themselves to all the transformations which their engineer may imagine and desire. But let us consider how greatly superior is our cerebral mechanism. In order to light a theatre we require a wide space, a dynamo-electric machine of many horse-power, accumulators filling many receptacles, a considerable expense in fuel, and clever mechanicians. In the human organism these engines are in miniature, one decimeter cube is all the space occupied by our brain; no wheels, no pistons, nothing to drive the apparatus, we suffice ourselves. In this sense, each of us can say, like the philosopher Biaz:- Omnia mecum porto. Our cerebral organ not only originates motion, heat, sound, light, chemical actions, magnetism, but it produces psychic forces, such as will, reasoning, judgment, hatred, love, and the whole series of intellectual faculties. They are all derived from the same source, and are always identical to each other, so long as the cerebral apparatus remains intact. The variations of our health alone are capable of causing a variation in the intensity and quality of our productions.[Keely, Vibratory Physics - The Connecting Link between Mind and Matter]
"The real animating power of knowledge fills us with wonder and joy; a joy for which, observe, ignorance is just as necessary as the present knowledge. The man is always happy who is in the presence of something which he cannot know to the full, which he is always going on to know. This is the necessary condition of finite creatures with divinely rooted and divinely directed intelligence; this, therefore, its happy state—but observe, a state not of triumph or joy in what he knows, but of joy rather in the continual discovery of new ignorance, continual self-abasement, continual astonishment."—Ruskin. [Harmonies of Tones and Colours, Reflections on the Scheme2, page 44]
Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth
"I had already 'seen' the reality of the physical bodies composed of various communities of identical 'infinitely tiny entities' working in a spirit of co-operation and harmony to produce the various components of the body - flesh, bone, blood to eyes and hair.
The only difference between these communities lay in the type of work demanded by their common goals. Surely the DIVINE IMPULSE behind all this intelligent, purposeful activity in the body, was both the inspiration and foundation of man's own conduct when people worked in unison to produce a planned objective? They drew intelligence and purpose from the Creative Power yet how very different was man's behaviour when engaged in earthly construction or any other communal project for it was inevitably characterized by arguments and dissension." [Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth, Letter 1, page 15]
"Intelligence is an attribute or mind or consciousness.
"For you to fully understand what I am talking about, I want you to strive to VISUALISE & REALISE that the Nature of Divine Consciousness of Universal Equilibrium is limitless Power, since the equilibrium-harmony arises out of equal constraint between the universal impulses of the:
the male and female,
intelligence and love,
the will to experience and the will to remain acquiescent,
the yearning to be active and the yearning to hold back and maintain the status quo,
in order to form bonds and stability." [Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth, Letter 7, page 166]
"There is no life, energy, knowledge, idea, truth, intelligence or any other quality of Mind or thought, in the motion which man calls matter and substance, and mistakes for reality. It is time that man realizes that there is nothing, whatsoever, in this visible universe but motion, and that REALITY exists only in the vacuum from which motion emerges as heat to simulate the Light of Reality." [Atomic Suicide, Chapter 4 - The True Nature of This Mind and Motion Universe - part V, page 83]
"Remember always that a thought-ring is a sliced section of a cell - small and large - of your body. No matter where you slice through your body, or any body in Nature, you will find that each section is a ring with a hole in it. The hole is where invisible Mind is located. The ring is composed of electrically sensed motion that obeys the command of Mind, which centers it. It can but obey for it has no intelligence or energy of its own." [Atomic Suicide, Chapter 9 - The Mind Nucleus of the Atom - V, page 201]
You ask me to explain what I mean by that intelligence that is independent of a person's identity as a natural man. I will try to give you the true answer. The natural man is made of the substance called dust of the ground, that is of living matter. This matter is always changing and as it is life it receives into it the essence of wisdom and this essence or identity receives its birth from the wisdom or First Cause. As wisdom is all knowledge it fills all space, so that the natural life or matter is its servant. So as this wisdom spoke the identity called man into existence, essence is in that identity. So that when a child is born, the matter contains this essence. Now I speak of the natural man; he is made of mind and matter; the matter is that part that compares to death; the mind is that which is called wisdom of matter. Now wisdom is the First Cause. The essence is the result or effect of wisdom.
Every living being is made of this essence or idea of matter. This essence is wisdom or progression and as it is attached to matter, it has its father or mother that protects it till it is able to protect itself. But the wisdom of matter has its identity, just as much as the wisdom of God has its identity, so that man has two identities: one of error and the other of science; so as one is destroyed, the other is set free. Each wisdom has no form only as it is attached to an idea. Our wisdom may or may not be attached to things seen by the natural man. Yet it has an identity and is the very substance that makes the shadow we call man. But the natural man is so gross that he cannot see wisdom or light, so that things must be shrouded in darkness. When I speak to you, that which speaks is not the thing that speaks but the shadow of the substance.
I think I hear you say I do not understand. That voice comes from the world of error. But I hear a different voice that speaks from the inner scientific man, saying I understand. [Quimby]
R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz
INTELLIGENCE has a double nature: Intellect, or Reason, is direct Intelligence, beyond all comparison. It is the Intelligence of the human being who, incarnating all the possibilities of the Universe, knows this Universe without having to reason it. On the other hand, cerebral intelligence requires comparison and constitutes psychological consciousness, which distinguishes man from animal. This cerebral intelligence is that of the "Adamic" human being fallen into relative nature." [R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz, The Temple in Man, page 31-32]