A Guide to Spiritualism, Or, Reasons for Investigating the Subject and an Exposition and Defence of Its Phenomena and Teachings

A Guide to Spiritualism, Or, Reasons for Investigating the Subject and an Exposition and Defence of Its Phenomena and Teachings

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...The cloven foot would have appeared, the mask would have fallen off before now. To show how he has changed, if he be the cause of Spiritualism, we have only to note what he is doing by and through it. He is a successful healer of the sick, and in this way is doing much to relieve poor suffering humanity. He has dried man a bereaved parent's tears, and comforted many a lone y widow's heart; and thus roved himself possessed of real Christian sympathy for t e sorrowing. He often preaches sermons which would put many of the clergy to the blush; and gives moral maxiums, which for wisdom would not discredit a Solomon, and for purity and goodness might rank with the teachings of Jesus. The whole tenor of his teachings, whether given through the pen, planchette, or trance medium, is good; and their avowed aim is to make men more truthful, honest, charitable, pure, heavenly-minded, and God-like. These are some of the fruits of Spiritualism, and according to this theory they are produced by the Devil! If he is their author he is not the frightful monster theology has represented him. On the contrary, he is a truly noble charactera genuine friend of humanity; and the sooner the better the usual orthodox misrepresentations of him are abandoned, and he is welcomed to the ranks of the world's real benefactors! CHAPTER VI. amsons FOB. aconrrmo THE srmrronn IIYPOTHESIS or THE PHENOMENA. Having briefly examined the principal theories advanced by its opponents to account for modern Spiritualism, and shown their insufficiency for the purpose, I will next direct attention to the hypothesis of spirit agency, which I finally accepted as the only satisfactory explanation of the system as a whole. I did not adopt this hypothesis hastily. My...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123684968X
  • 9781236849687