An Attempt to Explain Some of the Wonders and Mysteries of Mesmerism, Biology, and Clairvoyance

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Geo. Houghton, 1852 - Mesmerism - 52 pages
 

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Page 15 - Is lightened ; that serene and blessed mood In which the affections gently lead us on, Until the breath of this corporeal frame, And even the motion of our human blood Almost suspended, we are laid asleep In body, and become a living soul; While with an eye made quiet by the power Of harmony and the deep power of joy, We see into the life of things.
Page 11 - To every form of being is assigned An active principle, howe'er removed From sense and observation ; it subsists In all things, in all natures, in the stars Of azure heaven, the unenduring clouds, In flower and tree, and every pebbly stone That paves the brooks, the stationary rocks, The moving waters, and the invisible air.
Page 11 - Of echoing hill or thicket have we heard Celestial voices, to the midnight air, Sole, or responsive...
Page 51 - Confucius would inspire, Or Zoroaster's mystic fire; The symbols that Pythagoras drew, The wisdom godlike Plato knew; What Socrates debating proved, Or Epictetus lived and loved; The sacred fire of saint and sage, Through every clime, in every age, In Boehme's wondrous page we view, Discover'd and revealed anew.
Page 46 - Master . . . and all ye are brethren," who should ever be " in honor preferring one another" ; that the really greatest is he who serves most and best ; that there are "diversity of gifts, but the same Spirit"; and "diversities of operations, but the same God which worketh all in all...
Page 50 - Mesmer, when ridiculed and defamed by the would-be wise ones of his day, is said to have retorted by declaring that ere 1852 the world would be convinced of the genuineness of his pretensions. The epoch is now at hand, and lo ! the prophecy is coming true.
Page 5 - Germany, about the year 1750, that this mysterious phenomena was first reduced into a system : — a keen observer of nature, he noticed with deep interest the varied operations of the human mind, and after numerous experiments, he came to the conclusion that "something" existed, hitherto unexplained, which once understood, must unravel many mysteries of the operations of vitality.
Page 43 - ... with buckets, and wait again for the next high water to float the punt and tow her down on the ebb. Thus it took two days to get a punt load of water to the dredge. Fuel was another trouble; the natives had been in the habit of cutting wood a certain size and selling it at so much per 100 pieces, and it was with the greatest difficulty that I could persuade them to cut wood suitable for the dredge. Then came the transport. We had nothing but small open sampans to carry 15 to 20 tons of firewood...

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