Practical Occultism; A Course of Lectures Through the Trance Mediumship of J.J. Morse

Practical Occultism; A Course of Lectures Through the Trance Mediumship of J.J. Morse

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ... suffered pains and penalties because they possessed powers which God himself gave them; for the exercise of attributes with which you are familiar to-day, and which pass unchallenged in the community at large. Magic, Sorcery, and Witchcraft, then, in this light, bring themselves in line and harmony with the laws of nature and the possibilities of man; they are "uncanny" subjects only when you fail to understand what they involve; they are dreadful and horrible things to deal with when you are led into them blindfolded, and introduced to them in the dark; but when they come out to you in the bright light of day, when old associations fall from them, they stand out as prophecies of the powers that you are to-day personally acquainted with. We take Magic, then, in another form just for the moment, involving in this one term now the entire series of definitions that we have been dealing with; we will take it under the word Occultism, and here we find the exoteric and esoteric side of the question. You are asked to believe there is a secret side to knowledge that is only for those who are fitted to receive it; that there must be a special order, a special class of people to receive the secret wisdom of God, and that only these favored persons are entitled to receive his divine knowledge; that outwardly it must be presented in symbols and allegories, and the common multitude who are not prepared to receive these things must be content to receive what the adepts and magi see fit to dispense to them. Three fourths of this talk about modern Theosophy, and the presentation of it in this land, is only pandering to the most vicious element of the intelligence of the nineteenth century. Does not the charter of this country rest upon the more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 185.42 x 241.3 x 5.08mm | 90.72g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236535448
  • 9781236535443