On the Cosmic Relations, Volume 2

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Houghton Mifflin, 1914 - Parapsychology
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Page 599 - You'd scarce expect one of my age, To speak in public on the stage ; And if I chance to fall below Demosthenes or Cicero, Don't view me with a critic's eye, But pass my imperfections by.
Page 688 - Quicken me, O Lord, for thy Name's sake : and for thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble. 12 And of thy goodness slay mine enemies : and destroy all them that vex my soul; for I am thy servant.
Page 736 - The refusal of modern enlightenment to treat possession as a hypothesis to be spoken of as even possible, in spite of the massive human tradition based on concrete experience in its favour, has always seemed to me a curious example of the power of fashion in things scientific.
Page 933 - Brought up on literature and sentiment, something of a courtier, passionate, disdainful, and impatient naturally, he was made over again from the day when he took up psychical research seriously. He became learned in science, circumspect, democratic in sympathy, endlessly patient, and above all, happy. The fortitude of his last hours touched the heroic, so completely were the atrocious sufferings of his body cast into insignificance by his interest in the cause he lived for. When a man's pursuit...
Page 770 - I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance...
Page 614 - At this present moment it is about eight months since I had my last sitting with Mrs. Thompson in Paris, and yet when I read the notes again, it is impossible for me to abstain from the conviction that I have really been a witness, were it only for a few minutes, of the voluntary manifestation of a deceased person.
Page 837 - ... there was a ridge in his bed not like the bed he had been accustomed to sleep in. He noticed the electric light opposite his windows. He rose and pulled away the curtains and looked out on the street.
Page 520 - ... surroundings. If my own ordinary body could be preserved in its present state, and I could absent myself from it for days or months or years, and continue my existence under another set of conditions altogether, and if I could then return to my own body, it might well be that I should be very confused and incoherent at first in my manifestations by means of it. How much more would this be the case were I to return to another human body.
Page 735 - ... a will to say something which the machinery fails to bring through. Dramatically, most of this ' bosh ' is more suggestive to me of dreaminess and mind-wandering than it is of humbug. Why should a ' will to deceive ' prefer to give incorrect names so often, if it can give the true ones to which the incorrect ones so frequently approximate as to suggest that they are meant ? True names impress the sitter vastly more. Why should it so multiply false ' passwords ' (' Zeivorn,
Page 665 - The nearest simile I can find to express the difficulties of sending a message is — that I appear to be standing behind a sheet of frosted glass — which blurs sight and deadens sound — dictating feebly — to a reluctant and somewhat obtuse secretary.

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