The Philosophy of Spiritual Intercourse: Being an Explanation of Modern Mysteries

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Colby & Rich, 1880 - Spiritualism - 399 pages
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Page 155 - There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differeth from another star in glory.
Page 170 - For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues...
Page 316 - But even in the most cloudless skies of scepticism I see a rain-cloud, if it be no bigger than a man's hand ; it is modern spiritualism" D startling a character as to defy explanation.
Page 155 - There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial; but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.
Page 298 - ... 5. That the circumstances under which the phenomena occur are variable, the most prominent fact being, that the presence of certain persons seems necessary to their occurrence, and that of others generally adverse ; but this difference does not appear to depend upon any belief or disbelief concerning the phenomena. 6. That, nevertheless, the occurrence of the phenomena is not insured by the presence or absence of such persons respectively.
Page 241 - I replied, 0 let me have the same grant given to Hezekiah, that I may live fifteen years, to see my daughter a woman : to which they answered, It is done ; and then, at that instant, I awoke out of my trance ; and Dr. Howlsworth did there affirm, that that day she died made just fifteen years from that time.
Page 298 - That movements of heavy bodies take place without mechanical contrivance of any kind or adequate exertion of muscular force by the persons present, and frequently without contact or connection with any person. 3. That these sounds and movements often occur at the times and in the manner asked for by persons present, and, by means of a simple code of signals, answer questions and spell out coherent communications.
Page 67 - Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word : for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.
Page 74 - LITTLE girl in a family of my acquaintance, a lovely and precious child, lost her mother at an age too early to fix the loved features in her remembrance. She was as frail as beautiful, and as. the bud of her heart unfolded, it seemed as if won by that mother's prayers to turn instinctively heavenward. The sweet, conscientious, and prayer-loving child was the idol of the bereaved family.
Page 297 - Your committee have held fifteen meetings, at which they received evidence from thirty-three persons, who described phenomena which, they stated, had occurred within their own personal experience. Your committee have received written statements relating to the phenomena from thirty-one persons. Your committee invited the attendance and requested the co-operation and advice of scientific men who had publicly expressed opinions, favourable or adverse, to the genuineness of the phenomena.

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