Spiritualism: Its History, Phenomena and Doctrine (Google eBook)

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George H. Doran Company, 1919 - Spiritualism - 316 pages
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Page 30 - But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.
Page 294 - He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.
Page 44 - Gottenburg, who was despatched during the time of the fire . In the letters brought by him, the fire was described precisely in the manner stated by Swedenborg. On...
Page 246 - And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly reap the corners of thy field, neither shalt thou gather the gleanings of thy harvest. And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather every grape of thy vineyard ? thou shalt leave them for the poor and stranger : I am the LORD your God.
Page 30 - ... and the Spirit of the LORD will come upon thee, and thou shalt prophesy with them, and shalt be turned into another man.
Page 253 - And what if all of animated nature Be but organic harps diversely framed, That tremble into thought, as o'er them sweeps Plastic and vast, one intellectual breeze, At once the Soul of each, and God of all?
Page 104 - If you wish to upset the law that all crows are black, you must not seek to show that no crows are ; it is enough if you prove one single crow to be white. My own white crow is Mrs. Piper. In the trances of this medium, I cannot resist the conviction that knowledge appears which she has never gained by the ordinary waking use of her eyes and ears and wits. What the source of this knowledge may be I know not, and have not the glimmer of an explanatory suggestion to make ; but from admitting the fact...
Page viii - Like all rigorous and thorough-going sallies of special pleading, it had its value; for the way to get at the merits of a case is not to listen to the fool who imagines himself impartial, but to get it argued with reckless bias for and against.
Page 44 - German miles from Stockholm), and that it was spreading very fast. He was restless, and went out often. He said that the house of one of his friends, whom he named, was already in ashes, and that his own was in danger. At eight o'clock, after he had been out again, he joyfully exclaimed, ' Thank God ! the fire is extinguished ; the third door from my house.
Page 100 - The aim of the Society is to approach these various problems without prejudice or prepossession of any kind, and in the same spirit of exact and unimpassloned Inquiry which has enabled Science to solve so many problems, once not less obscure nor less hotly debated.

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