Magic white and black, or, The science of finite and infinite life (Google eBook)

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Page 237 - God said, let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowls of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Page 100 - Thus, a good thought is perpetuated as an active, beneficent power, an evil one as a maleficent demon. And so man is continually peopling his current in space with a world of his own, crowded with the offsprings of his fancies, desires, impulses, and passions; a current which reacts upon any sensitive or nervous organization which comes in contact with it, in proportion to its dynamic intensity.
Page 39 - Heaven" can mean nothing else but a state in which freedom and happiness exist. The man who performs beneficial acts induced by a hope of reward is not happy unless the reward is obtained, and if his reward is obtained his happiness ends. There can be no permanent rest and happiness as long as there is some work to be done and not accomplished, and the fulfilment of duties brings its own reward. The man who performs a good act with a hope of reward
Page 99 - Because every thought of man upon being evolved passes into the inner world, and becomes an active entity by associating itself, coalescing we might term it, with an elemental that is to say, with one of the semi-intelligent forces of the kingdoms. It survives as an active intelligence a creature of the mind's begetting for a longer or shorter period proportionate with the original intensity of the cerebral action which generated it.
Page 95 - ... forms of matter. Reasoning, then, by evident analogy if not a leaf, if not a drop of water, but is, no less than yonder star, a habitable and breathing world nay, if even man himself is a world to other lives, and millions and myriads dwell in the rivers of his blood and inhabit man's frame as man inhabits earth...
Page 285 - A succession of such symbols forms a language. Nature is, therefore, the Divine language in which the Universal Mind expresses its ideas. The...
Page 42 - means to conquer the sense of personality and to free one's self of the love of things which that personality desires. It means to "live in the world, but not cling to the world...
Page 106 - Instead of slow and gradual decomposition, swift dissociation takes place, and no physical remnants are left, working possible mischief. The ethereal corpse may to some extent be revivified for a short period after its death. Dr. Hartmann says: The fresh corpse of a person who has suddenly been killed may be galvanised into a semblance of life by the application of a galvanic battery. Likewise the astral corpse of a person may be brought back into an artificial life by being infused with a part of...
Page 40 - And all things perish so if she endure. "If thou be'st Buddh," she said, "let others grope Lightless; it is enough that Thou art Thou Changelessly; rise and take the bliss of gods Who change not, heed not, strive not.
Page 199 - MANY A HOUSE OF LIFE HATH HELD ME SEEKING EVER HIM WHO WROUGHT THESE PRISONS OF THE SENSES, SORROW-FRAUGHT; SORE WAS MY CEASELESS STRIFE! BUT NOW, THOU BUILDER OF THIS TABERNACLE THOU! I KNOW THEE! NEVER SHALT THOU BUILD AGAIN THESE WALLS OF PAIN, NOR RAISE THE ROOF-TREE OF DECEITS, NOR LAT FRESH RAFTERS ON THE CLAY; BROKEN THY HOUSE is, AND THE RIDGE-POLE SPLIT! DELUSION FASHIONED IT! SAFE PASS I THENCE DELIVERANCE TO OBTAIN.

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