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Thursday, October 28, 2010

the blessing

To be mediums on this better plan, is to be baptized with the Holy Spirit, and to be in communication with heaven. It is the consummation which all Christians have been praying for, and toward which all religious experience tends. It is the blessing of the New Covenant, promised to the last days, in saying, They shall not teach every man his neighbor, saying, Know the Lord; for all shall know me, from the least unto the greatest.
The Circular.

Because I am moved by a certain divine and spiritual influence, which also Melitus, through mockery, has set out in the indictment; this, begun with me from childhood, being a kind of voice which, when present, always diverts me from what I am about to do, but never urges me on. But this duty, as I said, has been enjoined me by the deity, by oracles, by dreams, and by every mode by which any other divine decree has ever enjoined anything for man to do. — Socrates.


They (the poets) do not compose by art, but through a divine power; since if they knew how to speak by art upon the subject correctly, they would be able to do so upon all others. And on this account a deity has deprived them of their senses, and employs them as his ministers, and oracle singers, and divine prophets, in order that when we hear them we may know it is not they to whom sense is not present who speak what is valuable, but the god himself who speaks, and through them addresses us. We are not to doubt about those beautiful poems being not human but divine, and the 'work, not of men but of gods; and that poets are nothing else but interpreters of the gods (or spirits as we now call them), possessed bywhatever deity they may happen to be. And in pointing out this, the Deity has, through a poet most indifferent, sung melody the most beautiful. — Plato.


Excerpts from Plain guide to spiritualism: a hand-book 

for SKEPTICS, INQUIRERS, CLERGYMEN, BELIEVERS, LECTURERS, MEDIUMS,
EDITORS, AND ALL WHO NEED A THOROUGH GUIDE TO THE PHENOMENA, SCIENCE, PHILOSOPHY, RELIGION AND REFORMS OF MODERN SPIRITUALISM. By Uriah Clark  Published 1863

1 comment:

Chez said...

This is a message that a society, consumed with materialism, struggles to understand Deb.
'Gods' purpose and will for us is twofold: first is that we seek him as the first priority in our life and second is that we let our light shine so others can see and become like disciples and glorify God' I think this concept is taken from John 15: 5-8

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