The Works of Dr. Alesha Sivartha
Who is Dr. Alesha Sivartha?
Author, scientist, and philosopher Alesha Sivartha was probably a pen name of an author who wrote and illustrated at least three books, between 1887 and 1903, including The Book of Life or The Spiritual, Social and Physical Constitution of Man (1898) and The Growth of Man into Coming Civilization: Harmonism, Christian, Greco-Roman, Semitic, Hindoo, Mongolian, Egyptian (1903)
The Book of Life: The Spiritual and Physical Constitution of Man
by Dr. Alesha Sivartha (1834-1915), the seventh edition is the culmination of his life work, Sivartha’s discoveries begining 1859, and was published by his son Holmes W. Merton in New York City in 1912.
His writings and drawings speak clearly of his conviction in the oneness of Body and Mind, in the oneness of our Physical and Spiritual Constitutions.
The Book of Life is at once Scientific and Biblical: Evolutionist, Creationist, Messianic, and Spiritualist. All woven together to create a fascinating mixture of ancient and modern points of view.
His father was a Hindu, his mother a Unitarian, and Sivartha believed that Science could finally answer the Deepest Mysteries to prove Religion.
Some might call it Biblical Humanism with a Judaic twist; others call it Theosophy.
The Growth of Man into Coming Civilization: Harmonism, Christian, Greco-Roman, Semitic, Hindoo, Mongolian, Egyptian (1903) was published by the Theosophical Society, an organization founded in 1875 to promote understanding of the nature of the universe and humanity’s place in it and cross-cultural harmony.
The Growth of Man into Coming Civilization can be read online. In it, Sivartha brings together scientific discoveries about the geologic history and Darwinian evolution to make the case that science shows the way toward creating an ideal social structure and harmony on earth, a task that eluded previous great civilizations because their scientific understanding was incomplete.
The Growth of Man: “Seven great forces were concerned in the vast movements of early creation. Gravity marked elliptic orbits for the path of worlds. Electricity and magnetism polarized and thus rotated these worlds on their axes. Chemic force, heat and light built up the solid rocks and arranged their wide-spread layers. And the vital force crowded the sea and land with the myriad tribes of animal and plant life.”
The “Temple Homes” building is probably one of his designs for a “harmonic architecture,” in which buildings would be designed in relationship to the organization of the brain.
“A new heaven and a new earth.” This is an excerpt from Isaiah’s prophecy that the Lord will reward the righteous with a new world of peace and plenty.
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