The Other World and this: A Compendium of Spiritual Laws

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C. B. Reed, 1893 - Mind and body - 278 pages

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Page 235 - WHEN the hours of Day are numbered, And the voices of the Night Wake the better soul, that slumbered, To a holy, calm delight; Ere the evening lamps are lighted, And, like phantoms grim and tall, Shadows from the fitful fire-light Dance upon the parlor wall; Then the forms of the departed Enter at the open door; The beloved, the true-hearted, Come to visit me once more...
Page 140 - There are some people, without doubt, who have stolen the livery of heaven to serve the devil in...
Page 75 - To live as only in the angels' sight, In sleep's sweet realm so cosily shut in, Where, at the worst, we only dream of sin! So let us sleep, and give the Maker praise. I like the lad who, when his father thought To clip his morning nap by hackneyed phrase Of vagrant worm by early songster caught, Cried, "Served him right!
Page 75 - Tis doubtless well to be sometimes awake, Awake to duty, and awake to truth, But when, alas! a nice review we take Of our best deeds and days, we find, in sooth, The hours that leave the slightest cause to weep Are those we passed in childhood, or asleep!
Page 235 - The stranger at my fireside cannot see The forms I see, nor hear the sounds I hear ; He but perceives what is ; while unto me All that has been is visible and clear.
Page 191 - Every drunkard, every thief, every murderer has attendant spirits of like character, who find their highest enjoyment in re-enacting the old scenes of their life. They give to the human mind greater cunning and greater power of invention, to the arm, greater strength, and to the individual, himself, greater indifference to whatever penalties may be attached to his wrong-doing. And it is not until such spirits have received an interior awakening, which is bound in time to come, that they see the folly...
Page 100 - It comes not to destroy that which is, but to construct and build something grander than that which has been, to help you to see the mistakes of life and bring the desire to conquer and overcome them, to show you how, through its devious ways, the guiding power of wisdom was directing your footsteps and revealing the purpose of every dark and sad experience, which, like so many...
Page 18 - There are as many desires given for repression as for expression. A grape-vine left to follow out its own inclination will bear numberless clusters of imperfect fruit. The wise gardener nips off one-half, if not two-thirds, of them and when the harvest time comes presents you with less quantity, but a perfected quality, of the same. Take this illustration to mind, for upon its understanding much of your success and happiness depends.
Page 225 - The history of civilization is marked by the potent power that literature has always exercised over and upon the development of all ages. Science, mechanics and art, which are so many departments of the human mind, have each been prominent factors, as they ever must be, in the development of all that is possible to man ; but the sphere which literature has...
Page 3 - ... idea can be given or received. Accordingly, we have taken ' upon ourselves the task of presenting, in simple language, such ideas '' as we feel will stand the test of logical reasoning, and have added - thereto others which are the result of our experience in both worlds. It is impossible to separate the one world from the other ; so...

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