Vitalism, as a school of scientific thought, suggests that life is not solely explainable by physical and chemical processes but is also influenced by a distinct vital force.
Borderland Sciences investigates this non-physical element. Finer forces such as a vital principle or a life force, which contributes to the functioning and self-determination of living entities are often seen as an integral part of vitalist theories, where they are thought to govern and animate living organisms.
Vitalism & Life Forces
- “The Secret Sciences”
- Stephane Leduc, “Mechanism of Life”
- Alfred Binet, “The Psychic Life of Micro Organisms”
- Henry Charlton Bastian, “The Origin of Life”
- Charles Wentworth Littlefield, “The Beginnings and Way of Life”
- “The Morley Martin Experiments and the Experiments of Dr. Charles W. Littlefield & Wilhelm Reich”
- Aubrey T. Westlake, “The Pattern of Health: A Search for a Greater Understanding of the Life Force in Health and Disease”
- Guenther Wachsmuth, “The Etheric Formative Forces in Cosmos, Earth and Man”
Vitalism & Life Forces
The Secret Sciences
Product Code: B0422
Mechanism of Life
by Stephane Leduc (Author), W. Deane Butcher (Translator)
This remarkable volume introduces “Synthetic Biology.” And, not unlike works of Littlefield and others, this topic covers a multitude of experiments with inanimate substances that seem to mimic various animate structures – crystal growth, mineral formations, electrolytic and colloidal solutions that react and develop similarly to cellular structures, tissues, and nuclei. The ultimate aim of the book is to present the reader with new ideas about the nature and definition of Life, the physico-chemical basis for biological activity and evolution, and Morphogenesis.
Spiral Bound: 172 pp
Product Code: B0428
The Psychic Life of Micro Organisms
by Alfred Binet
This essay endeavors to show that psychological phenomena begin among the very lowest classes of beings; they are met with in every form of life.
Stapled: 60 pp
Product Code: B0129
The Origin of Life
by Henry Charlton Bastian
This later work by the esteemed Bastian was completed after a number of years of teaching and experimentation at University College, London. After the Royal Society rejected Bastian’s proposal for a work on “The Origin of Life” Question, as it was unsuitable for these men of science, he proceeded to publish his complete works on the subject. Comprising more than 30 years of experimental research, this treatment lends support to his position that life-evolving processes are and have been going on since the times they first commenced. Bastian offers a great wealth of evidence in opposition to many conventional academic views on the origin of life.
Stapled: 124 pp
Product Code: B0420
by Charles Wentworth Littlefield
This is an original edition copy of the work of Dr. Charles Littlefield (very few copies are known to exist). Littlefield demonstrated life-forming activity in the mineral realm, with organic lifeforms actually springing from inorganic matter! While crystallizing inorganic substances he demonstrates the creative power of mind by imprinting thought forms into the “inert” substances. Chapters include: The Vital Force, Crystal Prototypes of plants, The Law of Organic Forms, Fixing Thought-Forms in Matter, and more.
Product Code: B0382
The Morley Martin Experiments and the Experiments of Dr. Charles W. Littlefield & Wilhelm Reich
To the great consternation of the scientific world, Morley Martin succeeded in creating organic life forms in inert Precambrian azoic rock! He proved that there is no death, only latency, and that life is not special to this planet but is a spontaneous universal phenomenon. Dr. Littlefield demonstrated life-forming activity in the mineral realm, with life actually emerging from ‘dead’ rock! While crystallizing inorganic substances, he described many organic forms imprinted into ‘inert’ substances. Includes documentation on Andrew Crosse’s extraordinary experiments where spider-like insects were created from ‘inert’ volcanic pumice, after being treated with galvanic currents. Learn of Dr. Wilhelm Reich’s ground-breaking bion experiments — the creation of living, pulsating energy from heat-sterilized substances! Also contains a brief description of disease diagnosis through crystallized blood spots.
Stapled: 47 pp
Product Code: B0057
by Aubrey T. Westlake
This classic once again made available to Borderland Researchers. Dr. Westlake introduces the idea that health results from the maintenance of the individual pattern of super-sensory energy, a harmonious interaction of the lower, middle, and higher selves. He also shows that the nominally different vital life forces of Reich, Reichenbach, Eeman, and others are really different descriptive characteristics of one-in-the-same life force.
Stapled: 200 pp
Product Code: B0402
by Guenther Wachsmuth
Essential reading for understanding the nature and workings of energy and matter. Includes: New Theory of Motion; Organic and Inorganic World; Etheric Formative Forces; Breathing Process of the Earth Organism; Circulatory Process of the Earth Organism; Rotation of the Earth; Etheric Currents in the Earth Organism; Gravitation and Terrestrial Magnetism; The Sun; The Planets and their Spheres; The Interior of the Earth; Ontogenetic Origin and Disappearance of Substance; New Theory of Light & Color; Tone; The Dissolution of Radioactivity; Shape-Building Forces and Archetypal Forms in Nature; Etheric Formative Forces & the Art of Healing.
Stapled: 250 pp
Product Code: B0118