Arcana of Spiritualism: A Manual of Spiritual Science and Philosophy

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Two Worlds Publishing Company, 1900 - Spiritualism - 320 pages
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Page 174 - 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 241 - And the city lieth four-square, and the length is as large as the breadth ; and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.
Page 276 - 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 longcontinued slow progress.
Page 125 - I was about to get out of the bath. On the chair sat G , looking calmly at me. How I got out of the bath I know not, but on recovering my senses I found myself sprawling on the floor. The apparition, or whatever it was, that had taken the likeness of G , had disappeared.
Page 123 - I was descending the steps of a close, on coming out from a bookseller's shop, I met our old family butler., He looked greatly changed, pale, wan, and shadowy as a ghost. ' Eh ! old boy,' I said, ' 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 our last settlement did not pay.
Page 83 - After enquiry into the history of the case, it came out that he had been a very robust and plethoric child up to his third year, when his grandmother, a very aged person, took him to sleep with her ; that he soon afterwards lost his good looks ; and that he had continued to decline progressively ever since, notwithstanding medical treatment.
Page 87 - ... spoke. Instead of many, I will mention one example, which pre-eminently astounded me. One fair day, in the city of Waldshut, I entered an inn (the Vine) in company with two young student-foresters ; we were tired of rambling through the woods. We supped with a numerous company at the table d...
Page 88 - This man's former life was at that moment presented to my mind. 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 172 - Now monuments prove faithful to their trust, And render back their long committed dust! 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 124 - Struck by his looks and manner, I bade him follow me to the bookseller's shop, into whose shop I stepped back ; but when I turned round to speak to him, he had vanished. " I remembered that his wife carried on some little trade in the Old Town, I remembered even the house and flat she occupied, which I had often visited in my boyhood.

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