The Grand Reality; Being Experiences in Spirit Life of a Celebrated Dramatist

The Grand Reality; Being Experiences in Spirit Life of a Celebrated Dramatist

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...of all boisterous passions. I was told that these children were shown to me for the purpose of encouraging the hope of being again re-united; that there was no fear of eternal separation. (A sudden pause here occurred, followed by an interval of about fifteen minutes--during which the Medium returned to his normal state. On resuming, it was said): ---I was again addressed by my companion, " Why dost thou pander to thy earthly selfishness to attempt to clutch that which thou art not yet worthy to embrace? It is not here in this sphere or grade that such you may do; for the present while you behold everything that comes within the powers of your observation, I wish you at the same time to repress all selfish emotions that may arise in your breast. When the time arrives in which you will feel the soul-impressing power urging you to be drawn, by the ties of goodness and purity, to the beings you love, then you can resume association with them. Because I brought you to this grove where you saw your children, your impulsive influence flattered you that a re-union was at once to be consummated. A parent's love, I know, is great indeed; but these imprudent impulses, friend, you must, henceforth, restrain. And now I will introduce you to a certain grade of spirits who will quickly teach you to curb those desires which are still rampant within you. You cannot, I perceive, understand why you are not allowed to retain that which you consider your own. Remember these words, and let them a motto be: --' Nought doth belong to you. He, the Ruler of us all, can alone claim sovereignty.' You cannot mix in the company of those who are above you; nor can you stand within their charmed and sacred circle." " But friend, oh X...show more

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  • Paperback | 158 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 295g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236799461
  • 9781236799463