Six Lectures on Theology and Nature

Six Lectures on Theology and Nature : I. Astronomical Religion, II. Religion of Nature, III. the Creator and His Attributes, IV. Spirit-Its Origin and Destiny, V. Sin and Death, VI. Hades, the Land of the Dead; Together with the Outline of a Plan for a Hum

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Excerpt from Six Lectures on Theology and Nature: I. Astronomical Religion, II. Religion of Nature, III. The Creator and His Attributes, IV. Spirit-Its Origin and Destiny, V. Sin and Death, Vi. Hades, the Land of the Dead; Together With the Outline of a Plan for a Humane Enterprise Ere I can consent to submit the following pages to the criticism of promiscuous minds, I must offer a few remarks on their composition, of an introductory as well as deprecatory character. The course of Six Lectures herewith presented, was given through my lips, under what I believe to be the influence of Spirit power, and an intelligence foreign to my own. The law of such communications is sufficiently Well understood by the majority of those who will feel an interest in these pages, and I need only add, for the information of the unini tiated, that Whilst the theory of spirit communion claims the possi bility of the most exalted ideas inflowing upon the organism of a medium, through the different conditions of vision, trance, impression, psychology, etc., such ideas are invariably shaped in their external ex pression, first, by the cerebral development, and next, by the vocal organs of the medium. Much of what is here presented, therefore, is original in idea, at least, with an intelligential power beneath whose psychological impress my own mind becomes mere wax. The phraseology and innumerable irregularities of expression must be received as evi dence of a conflict between the infinite realms of thought and the finite chain of imperfect human language 3 the soaring eagle flight of a spiritual idea, fettered by the narrow, half-conscious prison of an organism whose humanity must forbid its participation in conceptions often transcending its own sphere of observation. Measure not the ocean of mind, there fore, from which the thoughts pervading these addresses have come, by the form of the narrow banks of the human channel in which you find them imprisoned. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 170 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 236g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243183682
  • 9780243183685