I'm AndrewX ... as well as taijasi, just want to clarify. As for "he," I don't know who you mean when you mention misuse of the term "science." As far as I'm concerned, what you see happening today ... is not true science. There is what we call "the scientific method," and it's a good beginning ... because we must all start *somewhere*. The Scientific Revolution, as other modern movements, has esoteric Inspiration behind it ... but our response to this Inspiration is clearly less than perfect! The Sacred Science, which has always existed, and which is in the process of (Re-)Externalization ... will look a little like today's Scientific Method, a bit like the best of FreeMasonry, but will also certainly incorporate aspects of both Art and Religion which most of us have never experienced - or certainly not on any kind of large scale, probably not even Communally. Invocation and Evocation, on the other hand, which are one branch of the Sacred Science, are pretty much known to us all in one form or another - as Meditation, Contemplation and Prayer. As for the phases of the moon affecting (and effecting) certain alchemical processes, just consider what I said about the Farmer's Almanac. Plant during the waxing half, toward Full Moon. Harvest after Full Moon during waning. That's something I've picked up recently ... but as this applies to inner processes and the cultivation of the Human Lotus, why would the general practice be any different, fundamentally? The bottom line is, the moon affects growth. Most folks probably don't know why, and I would suggest that until we - as a Race [the Human Family] - have all developed the Inner and Higher clairvoyance, much of this must remain theoretical or hypothetical. Then again, if people's meditations aren't working out too well in a haphazard fashion, or *without* taking into account what is recommended by the Ageless Wisdom, maybe it's time to consider this practical approach. If it helps, maybe that's all the clarification, or `proof' that a person needs!