Arcana of Spiritualism: A Manual of Spiritual Science and Philosophy

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J.R. Francis, 1904 - Spiritualism - 351 pages
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Page 204 - Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die. And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain : But God giveth it a body, as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.
Page 155 - After we had finished our classes at the college, G went to India, having got an appointment there in the civil service. He seldom wrote to me, and after the lapse of a few years I had almost forgotten him ; moreover, his family having little connection with Edinburgh, I seldom saw or heard anything of them...
Page 307 - Believing as I do that man in the distant future will be a far more perfect creature than he now is, it is an intolerable thought that he and all other sentient beings are doomed to complete annihilation after such long-continued slow progress.
Page 156 - ... and I had nearly forgotten his existence. I had taken, as I have said, a warm bath, and while lying in it and enjoying the comfort of the heat after the late freezing I had undergone, I turned my head round, looking towards the chair on which I had deposited my clothes, as I was about to get out of the bath. On the chair sat G, looking calmly at me.
Page 154 - what brings you here ?" He replied, " To meet your honour, and solicit your interference with my lord, to recover a sum due to me, which the steward at the last settlement did not pay.
Page 202 - Now charnels rattle; scattered limbs and all The various bones, obsequious to the call, Self-moved, advance; the neck, perhaps, to meet The distant head, the distant legs the feet. Dreadful to view, see through the dusky sky Fragments of bodies in confusion fly, To distant regions journeying, there to claim Deserted members, and complete the frame.
Page 121 - I turned to him and asked whether he would answer me candidly if I related to him some of the most secret passages of his life, I knowing as little of him personally as he did of me.
Page 120 - We supped with a numerous society at the table d'hote, where the guests were making very merry with the peculiarities and eccentricities of the Swiss, with Mesmer's magnetism, Lavater's physiognomy, &c. One of my companions, whose national pride was wounded by their mockery, begged me to make some reply, particularly to a handsome young man who sat opposite us, and who had allowed himself extraordinary license.
Page 120 - I felt a secret shudder when my auditors replied that it was true, or when their astonishment betrayed my accuracy before I spoke.
Page 155 - And here a most remarkable thing happened to me— so remarkable that I must tell the story from the beginning. After I left the High School [Edinburgh], I went with G , my most intimate friend, to attend the classes in the university.

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