The doctrine of the New Jerusalem church concerning angels and spirits attendant on man, and concerning influx, and the commerce of the soul with the body

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William Brown, Printer, 1829 - Angels - 80 pages

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Page 4 - The evil spirits associated with man are indeed from the hells, but when with man they are not then in hell but are taken out thence. The place where they then are is in the midst between heaven and hell and is called the world of spirits...
Page 5 - The spirits which have intercourse with man, enter into all his memory, and into all the sciences of memory which man possesses; thus they put on all things which are man's, insomuch that they know not otherwise than that those things are theirs ; spirits have this prerogative above man.
Page 5 - ... hence it is that all things which man thinks, they think, and that all things which man wills, they will; and vice versa, all things which those spirits think, man thinks, and all things which those spirits will, man wills ; for they act in unity by conjunction. Yet it is supposed by both parties that such things are in themselves, so spirits suppose, and so men; but this is a fallacy.
Page 28 - It has been shown me to the life, in vvhnt manner spirits flow in with man ; when they come to him, they put on all things of his memory, thus all things which the man has learned and imbibed from- infancy, and the spirits suppose these things to be their own, thus they act as it were the part of man with...
Page 10 - ... therefore, that I was a man in the body, they were continually striving to destroy me, not as to the body only, but especially as to the soul; for to destroy any man or spirit is the very delight of the life of all who are in hell; but I have been continually protected by the Lord. Hence it appears how dangerous it is for man to be in a living consort with spirits, unless he be in the good of faith...

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