Both profane and sacred history record that, in every period, some thinkers have believed in the immortality of man, and have endeavored to keep in touch with those who died; while the priesthood has ever sought to discourage, or prohibit, this public practice. To the inquiring mind, this would seem a strange position for priest-craft to assume, since any discovery would tend to support the contention of the priests; therefore, a thinker must conclude that such investigations would either ultimately destroy the religious orders, or that the priesthood had esoteric knowledge, on the subject, that proved, the practice inimical to the investigator. The Occultist says there is truth in both alternatives.

Fragments of Truth Richard Ingalese, Isabella Ingalese 1921