Esoteric anthropology, the mysteries of man. From the Amer

Paperback | October 16, 2012

byThomas Low Nichols

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...well performed. It demands a temperature neither so warm as to debilitate, nor so cold as to chill and stupefy; and for this purpose the clothing must be such as comfort requires, without impeding motion, aeration, or perspiration. Dress, with many persons, and with all who are truly developed, is an art and a passion. Aside from comfort in regard to temperature; aside from its protection of our personality from those we have no sympathy with, and whose sight of our naked forms would be a profanation, dress is a mode of the expression of our sense of the becoming, the harmonious, and the beautiful, in texture, form, and colour. It is a language, a. mode of life, a genuine out-growth of our natures, and is, therefore, a true necessity and a great enjoyment. Dress is, with many persons, a condition of health or a cause of disease. I do not speak of the vulgarities of tight lacing, nor the fettering absurdities of long skirts, sweeping the, streets and crushing the spine; but of dress as beautiful or ugly, becoming or incongruous, harmonious or discordant. Be sure that an ugly, ill-fitting dress is a real cause of disease, and that a beautiful dress is both a cause and an indication of health. The first quality of clothing is its cleanliness, the second is its comfort, the third is its fitness to our form, age, employment, and condition; the fourth is its beauty and spiritual harmony. The dress becomes a part of our being. Rest, and especially the rest of sleep, is a condition of health. The animal organs demand rest and restoration. Recreation from a change of employments and enjoyments is not enough. There must be absolute repose. The whole brain must rest, probably from a necessity connected with its nutrition. Nothing exhausts and...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...well performed. It demands a temperature neither so warm as to debilitate, nor so cold as to chill and stupefy;...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:October 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217209300

ISBN - 13:9780217209304

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