Spiritism: A Study of Its Phenomena and Religious Teachings

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Concordia Publishing House, 1919 - Bible and spiritualism - 128 pages
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The information in this book has to be re-examined in light of modern physics, which in itself is but a lable given to but a fraction of a much, much greater body of knowing that embraces and transcends both disciplines- known as religion and science. Insulting to measure knowledge by the contents of a book (Bible), which are the beliefs and experiences of a particular people, which compose a mere fraction of the worlds population. Life and Death are inclusive of a greater universal phenomenon which will not be limited by lable. The bridge between these two disciplines is being built by the findings in modern Quantum and String Theory. It may prove the new priest of the future may well turn out to be our physicist. I was both unfortunate and fortunate to be the son of a very powerful medium (an uncomfortable word for me). As such I was able to study the two nearest dimensions (life and afterlife) and able to ponder on many more in an endless succession- " in my fathers house there are many mansions. " Life will not be limited by concepts or rational thought, for it was the collective unconscious that gave birth to the sub-conscious and in turn to consciousness. From the abyss of the unconscious there came forth the conscious. The mind is ultimately a receiver, and like a radio receiver it can be adjusted to receive frequencies on many levels- one must learn how to tune it. One has to be careful; just as a computer may be overloaded, the mind can also be overloaded and the symptoms akin to catatonia. Catatonics are not vegetables. The mind simply can not funnel the cosmic entirety with mere words and in linear mode. This effect leaves the individual seeming as they were unresponsive to stimulus, but the truth is they are way, way beyond the limitations of communication as we are given to generally understand it in the western world.
Frederick Muniz
 

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Page 88 - There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
Page 128 - Hereby know ye the Spirit of God : Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: and every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God : and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come ; and even now already is it in the world.
Page 89 - And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? "For the living to the dead? To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
Page 92 - And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.
Page 92 - These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation. And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.
Page 74 - If you wish to upset the law that all crows are black, you must not seek to show that no crows are ; it is enough if you prove one single crow to be white. My own white crow is Mrs. Piper. In the trances of this medium, I cannot resist the conviction that knowledge appears which she has never gained by the ordinary waking use of her eyes and ears and wits.
Page 19 - Catherine told me to warm my feet, or put them in warm water, and it would then be easier work to rap ; she said that she sometimes had to warm her feet three or four times in the course of an evening.
Page 88 - And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.
Page 80 - So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the LORD, even against the word of the LORD, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to inquire of it; 14 And inquired not of the LORD: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.
Page 88 - Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them : I am the LORD your God.

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