The Progeny

«The general outline of the process by which the successive Planetary Chains are formed has just been given. To prevent future misconceptions, some further details may be offered which will also throw light on the history of humanity on our own Chain, the progeny of that of the moon. »

H.P. BLAVATSKY, “An Abridgement of the Secret Doctrine)

moonOne of the first photographs of the moon, taken in 1857 by John Dillwyn Llewelyn and his daughter Thereza. Llewelyn was an entrepreneur and one of the founders of the Royal Photographic Society. He and Thereza were both keen amateur astronomers and took a number of lunar photographs from the observatory Llewelyn had had built on his Penllergare estate in South Wales.