A Cloud of Witnesses

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Dutton, 1920 - Spiritualism - 273 pages
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Page 16 - FLOWER in the crannied wall, I pluck you out of the crannies, I hold you here, root and all, in my hand, Little flower — but if I could understand What you are, root and all, and all in all, I should know what God and man is.
Page 13 - The boundary between the two states — the known and the unknown — is still substantial, but it is wearing thin in places; and like excavators engaged in boring a tunnel from opposite ends, amid the roar of water and other noises, we are beginning to hear now and again the strokes of the pickaxes of our comrades on the other side.
Page 272 - I venture now on a bold saying; for I predict that, in consequence of the new evidence, all reasonable men, a century hence, will believe the Resurrection of Christ, whereas, in default of the new evidence, no reasonable men, a century hence, would have believed it.
Page vi - It is, therefore, as good as demonstrated, or it could easily be proved, if we were to enter into it at some length ; or, better still, it will be proved in the future — I do not know where and when — that also in this life the human soul stands in an indissoluble communion with all the immaterial beings of the spiritual world ; that it produces effects in them, and in exchange receives impressions from them, without, however, becoming humanly conscious of them, so long as all stands well.
Page vi - It would be a blessing if such a systematic constitution of the spiritual world, as conceived by us, had not merely to be inferred from the — too hypothetical — conception of the spiritual nature generally, but would be inferred, or at least conjectured, as probable from some real and generally acknowledged observation
Page 129 - In my father's house are many mansions, and I go to prepare a place for you.
Page 44 - ... spring. She came to me through the stillness, The shadows that ring me round, The dungeon of years and illness Wherein my spirit is bound. She came with her eyes love-laden. Her laughter of lily and rose, — A fragile and flower-like maiden, In the season of frosts and snows. She smiled, and the shades departed : She shone, and the snows were rain : And he who was frozen-hearted Bloomed up into love again.
Page 174 - I want you. I want you forever, now, yesterday, and always. Above all, I want you to want me. No matter where I am or what I am doing, I am not safe from your spell. At any moment, the image of your face smiling at me, of your voice telling me you care, or of your hand in mine, may suddenly fill my consciousness, rudely pushing out all else. The expression 'thinking of you...
Page 115 - We use these discarded houses as people in a city live in houses built by others, but when we grow in spirituality, we can build for ourselves beautiful domains. Regarding these constructions she says, "They are material abodes provided for the requirements of material souls to whose brains the earth images are still clinging.
Page 26 - The living being can no longer consider himself a simple complex of cells; the living being is a product of psychic force molded by a creative idea.

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