Any system of philosophy or mysticism which proposes to attain intercourse with god and superior spirits, and consequent superhuman knowledge, by physical processes, as by the theurgic operations of some ancient Platonists, or by the chemical processes of the german fire philosophers; also, a direct, as distinguished from a revealed, knowledge of God, supposed to be attained by extraordinary illumination; especially, a direct insight into the processes of the divine mind, and the interior relations of the divine nature.
Origin: Gr. Knowledge of things divine, fr. Wise in the things of God; God _ wise: cf. F. Theosophie.
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fINALLY!!!!!!!! some body brings up bacteriorhodopsin and photonics, what about the true hidden masters in Theosophy, secret chiefs in masonry, or the Jinn in arabic alchemy, nadas with candel in hand points to the overlooked phylum Tardigrada. these guys can shut down metabolism ...
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