On life after death, from the Germ., by H. Wernekke (Google eBook)

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Page 42 - ... either from the centre to the circumference, or from the circumference to the centre, as the direction of the rotation of the plate was one way or the other.
Page 67 - What would I give if you and Mac were here, to share the sensations of this time! I was going to add, what would I give if the dear girl whose ashes lie in Kensalgreen, had lived to come so far along with us but she has been here many times, I doubt not, since her sweet face faded from my earthly sight.
Page 21 - In the first stage his body develops itself from its germ, working out organs for the second; in the second stage his mind develops itself from its germ, working out organs for the third ; in the third the divine germ develops itself, which lies hidden in every human mind, to direct him, through instinct, through feeling and believing, to the world beyond, which seems so dark at present, but shall be light as day hereafter. The act of leaving the first stage for the second we call Birth ; that of...
Page 22 - Three introduces us to feel the reality of things from within. "Instead of passing by hills and meadows, instead of seeing around us all the beauties of spring and grieving that we cannot really take them in, as they are merely external, our spirits shall enter into those hills and meadows, to feel and enjoy with them their strength and their pleasure in growing...
Page 20 - In the first stage man livesin the dark, alone ; in the second, he lives associated with, yet separated from, his fellow-men, in a light reflected from the surface of things ; in the third, his life, interwoven with the life of other spirits, is a higher life in the Highest of spirits, wit"h the power of looking to the bottom of finite things. In the first stage his body develops itself from its germ, working out organs for the second ; in the second stage his mind develops itself from its germ,...
Page 70 - Through heavenly space the Earth floats along, an enormous eye, immersed in an ocean of the light which proceeds from numberless stars, and wheeling round and round to receive, on all sides, the impact of its waves, which cross and cross again, a million of times, without ever disturbing each other. It is with that eye man shall one day learn to see, meeting with the spreading waves of his future life the outward waves of the surrounding ether...
Page 54 - ... in the community of faith, of knowledge, or of love. We shall also enter into close fellowship with the great spirits of those who lived, in their second stage of life, long before us, but whose great example and wisdom served to form our own minds. Thus he who lived here entirely in Christ will be entirely in Christ hereafter; nor is his individuality to be extinguished within a higher individuality; nay, he will be established, and receive new strength, and at the same time be able to strengthen...
Page 20 - Man lives on earth not once, but three times: the first stage of his life is continual sleep; the second, sleeping and waking by turns; the third, waking forever. In the first stage man lives in the dark, alone ; in the second he lives associated with yet separated from his fellow-men, in a light reflected from the surface of things; in the third his life, interwoven with the life of other spirits...

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