The Next World; Fifty-Six Communications from Eminent Historians, Authors, Legislators, Etc., Now in Spirit Life (1890)

The Next World; Fifty-Six Communications from Eminent Historians, Authors, Legislators, Etc., Now in Spirit Life (1890)

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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. 2008-06-01 edition. Excerpt: ...uplands there, and a perfume like the breath of God permeates the place. Come with me, my love. I am young again; all the frailties of life have only helped to bring our feet here. We will bury the fossils of the past--all the records of Fetish worship, all the idols of false religion, of mock adoration, all the Church dogmas which stifle the conscience with w0rds--we will forget them all. We have done a good work, we have helped to knock down the rotten timbers which sustained a false god; now we will rebuild, and teach the Ego individualised and indestructible. It is not I who am talking, it is /zer soul speaking through me. I find myself sitting here at this table beside this strange lady, talking, I do not know how or by what means. Do you think I would talk thus through every medium, as they are called? No; but she has thoughts and feelings like the one I love, and she draws my thoughts from me as the Eolian harp draws the sad voice of the wind and repeats it. She does not force me to feel that I must be punished for having been a Materialist--that I must grope through darkness before I come to the light: punishment has no part in her nature. I have tried to speak elsewhere, and the people made me feel so abject, so dark, that I gave it up; for the soul takes on the thoughts and feelings around it, and is represented more or less truthfully by the medium through which it has to pass. This lady's mind is in harmony with mine; but if I had to materialise my spirit through some mediums I have visited, I would come out an Indian with his tomahawk, for such would be my mood, and the savage, destructive attribute of my spirit is all I could manifest through some individuals. But through this lady I give utterance to soul...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236798287
  • 9781236798282