The Little Book of Life After Death (Google eBook)

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Little, Brown,, 1904 - Immortality - 108 pages
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Page viii - His mind was indeed one of those multitudinously organized cross-roads of truth which are occupied only at rare intervals by children of men, and from which nothing is either too far or too near to be seen in due perspective. Patientest observation, exactest mathematics, shrewdest discrimination, humanest feeling, flourished in him on the largest scale, with no apparent detriment to one another. He was in fact a philosopher in the 'great...
Page 96 - ... awaken no more. Or, to the subjective vision there comes a flash so unusually vivid as to bring to the earthly sense an impression rising above the threshold from an otherwise inaccessible distance. Here begin the wonders of clairvoyance, of presentiments, and premonitions in dreams; pure fables, if the future body and the future life are fables; otherwise signs of the one and predictions of the other; but what has signs exists, and what has prophecies will come.
Page 114 - Cloth, extra, $1.50. Our whole criticism might be expressed in the brief exhortation read it. . . There is not a page which has not some impetus to reflection, some suggestion for a higher life, and all given with an originality of mind, a felicity of expression, a simplicity of phrase that fix the thought instantly and clearly. Literary World. Since Emerson wrote his immortal essays, and Maeterlinck advanced his beautiful theories...
Page xxi - PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION. THE first edition of this little book...
Page viii - ... with the whole physical world. In literature he has made his mark by certain halfhumoristic, half-philosophic essays published under the name of Dr. Mises indeed the present booklet originally appeared under that name. In aesthetics he may lay claim to be the earliest systematically empirical student. In metaphysics he is not only the author of an independently reasoned ethical system, but of a theological theory worked out in great detail. His mind, in short, was one of those multitudinously...
Page 44 - Well for him who leaves behind him a treasure of love, esteem, honor, and admiration in the memory of men. Such enrichment is his gain in death, since he acquires the condensed consciousness of the whole earthly estimate...
Page 112 - Full of faith in the divine care and a perception of the nearness of the spirit world. Its poems of love and friendship are most tender and noble. New Church Messenger.
Page 17 - This is the great justice of creation, that every one makes for himself the conditions of his future life. Deeds will not be requited to the man through exterior rewards or punishments; there is no heaven and no hell in the usual sense...
Page 44 - Woe to him who is followed by execration, cursing, and a memory full of dread. Those whom he influenced in this life will not release him in death ; this belongs to the hell which is awaiting him. Every reproach that pursues him is like an arrow which, with sure aim, enters into his inmost soul.

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