A Mental Biography

A Mental Biography

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...state, and compared it sometimes to sleep. Death is an awakening! he would say. The form of the aromal body, according to him, is not at all the form of our earthly body which is strictly adapted to our earthly wants. In the aromal world, the form will be spherical. One of the arguments which Fourier offers in support of his theory on the immortality of the soul is that, " Attractions are proportional to Destinies." Wherever there appears a permanent attraction in any species of animal--an attraction which is normal, not the product of a perverted mode of life--that attraction is true and points to a profound truth. If the reindeer is destined to live in the north amid the snows and ice, his attractions are for that region. The attraction of immortality, therefore, which has existed in all time throughout the human race, was a fundamental indication to him of the truth of the intuition. Every attraction in man that is normal and original is an indication of his social function and destiny. Going beyond the sphere of this earth, Fourier described to me the destinies of the soul when it had left our globe completely--that is, its aromal sphere. " The soul did not originate on this globe," he said, " it has had an existence through the past. If we call it into existence for the first time here, we are very near thinking that it will end here. It has gone through a long series of evolutions to arrive at its present stage of development; and after leaving the aromal sphere of its own globe it passes through the planetary worlds of the solar system, going from planet to planet in the ascending scale, and performing in each the functions belonging to it. It thus passes through a hierarchy of worlds, acquiring...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236991508
  • 9781236991508