Both Sides of the Veil: A Personal Experience

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Sherman, French, 1909 - Seances - 258 pages
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Page 239 - Come lovely and soothing death, Undulate round the world, serenely arriving, arriving, In the day, in the night, to all, to each, Sooner or later delicate death. Prais'd be the fathomless universe, For life and joy, and for objects and knowledge curious, And for love, sweet love — but praise! praise! praise! For the sure-enwinding arms of cool-enfolding death.
Page 195 - Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream! — For the soul is dead that slumbers, And things are not what they seem. Life is real! Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal; Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul.
Page 75 - And in the fatal sequence of this world An evil thought may soil thy children's blood ; But curb the beast would cast thee in the mire, And leave the hot swamp of voluptuousness, A cloud between the Nameless and thyself, And lay thine uphill shoulder to the wheel, And climb the Mount of Blessing...
Page 255 - Comfort our souls with love, — Love of all human kind ; Love special, close, — in which, like sheltered dove, Each weary heart its own safe nest may find; And love that turns above Adoringly, contented to resign All loves, if need be, for the Love Divine. Friend, come thou like a friend, And whether bright thy face, Or dim with clouds we cannot comprehend.
Page 74 - And send the day into the darken'd heart; Nor list for guerdon in the voice of men, A dying echo from a falling wall; Nor care — for Hunger hath the evil eye — To vex the noon with fiery gems, or fold...
Page 87 - ... messengers that we may call divine. Be of good courage whatever happens, and pray continually, and let peace come into your soul. Why should you be distraught and worried? Everything, absolutely everything, — from a spot of ink to all the stars — every faintest thought we think up to the contemplation of the highest intelligences in the cosmos, are all in and part of the infinite Goodness. Rest in that Divine Love. All your trials are known better than you know them yourself. Do you think...
Page 86 - I seem to understand clearly the reasons for incoherence and obscurity, and I think that if for the rest of my life from now I should never see another trance or have another word from Imperator or his group, it would make no difference to my knowledge that all is well, that Imperator and others are all they claim to be and are indeed messengers that we may call divine.
Page 102 - TELL me, ye winged winds, That round my pathway roar, Do ye not know some spot Where mortals weep no more ? Some lone and pleasant dell, Some valley in the west, Where, free from toil and pain, The weary soul may rest ? The loud wind dwindled to a whisper low, And sighed for pity as it answered, — "No.
Page 43 - Phinuit, though of course I did not know at the time that it was to be my last, or I should have felt that I was taking leave of a dear faithful friend.
Page 92 - The Piper records, and all documents appertaining thereto, will remain in the charge of the Council of the Society ; and, as promptly as the labor involved in the study of their voluminous and complicated contents will allow, a full report on the later developments of the Piper case up to the date of Dr. Hodgson's death will be issued in the

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