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This book, written by my beloved 
children, I present to the world with 
he earnest desire that all who read 
may receive " the peace that passeth 
understanding" and the Joy of 
Knowledge, Health and Wealth of 
Spirit* 

Mrs* Julia A* Seeds Samson Lender* 
Denver, Colo* 



THE ANGELS' DIARY 



AND 



CELESTION STUDY Of MAN 



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B Y 

MRS. EFFIE M. SHIREY 

AND HER BROTHER 

CHARLES SAMSON 

FROM 

The Celestial Sphere 



INSCRIBED TO 

Mrs. J. A. Seeds Samson Lender 

(their mother) 

of Denver, Colorado 

"I am the resurrection and the life, 1 *— Jesus 

1903 






THE LIBRARY OF 
CONGRESS, 

Two Copies Received I 

MAR 24 1903 

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Copyright, 1903, 

by 

Mrs. J. A Seeds Samson Lender. 



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DEDICATED 
TO OUR BELOVED MOTHER 

Accept our offering from above, 
Written in the name of Love. 
May it go forth and bear good seed 
To darkened homes and souls in need. 
May it point the way that leads to light, 
Filling men's souls with Godly might. 
And some day in the courts divine 
The booWs good work a gem shall shine. 




ACKNOWLEDGMENT. 

There is in my soul the deepest feeling of grati- 
tude for the inestimable benefit and service ren- 
dered through the marvelous powers of Elizabeth 
Maud Weatherhead. It was through her Hand 
that my dear son and daughter communicated from 
the "Celestial Spheres" the beautiful and instruc- 
tive messages of this book. 

J. A. S. S. Lender. 



PKEFACE. 

The writers of this book pray, that it may go 
forth upon its mission of love bearing a message 
of hope, cheer and encouragement to the homes of 
humanity. Its teachings shall be to bring light to 
the world, to show men the true way to immortality, 
to draw the curtain that swings between the Finite 
and the Infinite and to remove the sting of death, 
giving in its place the glorious reality of life be 
yond the tomb. 

Oh, readers, take to your souls its heaven-bora 
message and profit by its teachings. Learn from 
its pages that life upon the physical plane is but a 
shadow of the glorious life beyond. Learn that the 
change called "Death" is but the stepping-stone to 
higher and grander truths than those upon the 
physical plane. Learn that death is but the gate- 
way where we lay our burdens down to take up a 
grand work in Heaven. 

We pray that this book may teach men to look 
into their own souls, and there commune with God, 
the Creator and Giver of all life. 

To those who have dear ones on the other side — 
look up and read the heavenly message. Your 
loved one has passed to that higher school of Uni- 
versal Love and Progression. In that life of glo- 



viii Preface. 

rious possibilities, the soul shall unfold like a beau- 
tiful flower in the grand light of divine love. The 
little child who has flown like a bird from the 
home-nest shall be led by guardian angels in the 
heavenly land safe from the trials and temptations 
of the material world, and when its mother beholds 
it in the years to come it will be no longer a child, 
but a being glorious in beauty and strength, an 
Angel of Immortality. 

To those who have struggled through the trials 
of physical life with but little to cheer and encour- 
age them — there is a grand promise, the promise, 
all that can make life desirable in the world be- 
yond where things are seen as they really are, and 
not as they merely appear to be. 

We pray that the teachings of this book may 
furnish food for thought to all men. Not that 
the lesson will be the same to each reader we know, 
but we ask that it may do good to all ; that it may 
lift the shadow from troubled hearts, that it may 
sow good seed in the soul of the unbeliever, fur- 
nishing him with food for thought. That it may 
give new encouragement and hope to the discour- 
aged, and the promise of eternal health to those 
who have become weakened in mind and body. 
This is the earnest wish and desire of the authors. 
May it go forth and bear good results. 

BY THE AUTHORS. 



Contents. ix 



ANGELS' DIARY. 

FIRST PART. 



CHAPTEE I. 



TRANSITION. 

Pagb. 

The Contrast — Reminiscences — "The Beautiful 
Country" — Sensations at "Death" — Spiritual 

Embodiment — Floating, Buoyancy, Health — 
Angel-Throng — The Barren Section — The 
World of Beauty — Two Roads — Heaven s Gate- 
way—The Spheres— "No Night There"— The 
Home and "Dear Brother" — How Books Are 
Made 27 

CHAPTER II. 



RECEPTION. 

Anticipation — Childlike Joy — A Ramble Amidst 
Scenes of Beauty — Dominant Harmony — Every- 
thing Satisfying — The Life of Freedom from 
Envy or Selfishness — Delightful Sensations of 
Movement — The "Silvery Lake" — "Novel" Ex- 
perience — Strength Renewed — Purity of Eter- 
nal Youth — Family Reunion — "Welcome, Dear 
Heart" — The Magnificent Voice — Feast of Joy. 3S 



x Contents, 

CHAPTER III. 



HEAVENLY MANSION. pagb. 

The Honored Guest — Aural Light or Electric 
Ether — Spiritual Food Increases Spirituality — 
Procession of Tiny Angels — "The Grand Pic- 
ture" in "The Beautiful Grove'— "The Peace 
of Heaven" — The Palatial Home — Surpassing 
Grandeur — "The Long Archway" Fountain and 
Flowers — Moving Pictures — How Produced — 
Thought or Soul-Pictures — Lesson 41 

CHAPTER IV. 



HEAVENLY MANSION (Continued.) 

Gallery of Art — The Masters — Magnificent Paint- 
ings — Projected on the Walls of the Palace — 
"Eternal Judgment" — God's Love — Rainbow 
Rooms, an Arch of Amethysts Described — Mu- 
sic Hall — Instruments Played Without Hands; 
How — Wondrous Power of the Spiritual Mind 
— The Laboratory — Wonders of Science Ex- 
plained — Problems Worked Out — Like a Beau- 
tiful Dream 45 



Contents. 
OHAPTEK V. 



KETTTKN TO EAETH. 

Pagb. 

Inner Experiences , Retrospect and Anticipations — 
Thankfulness — Sense of Spiritual Growth — 
Journey to Earth — Beauties and Enchantments, 
Etc. — Novelties of Fruit-Growing — Unimagin- 
able Phenomena — The Picture of the Universe 
— Centre-Star — Vibratory Effects — Queer Ap- 
pearance of the Moon — Astral Inhabitants — 
Astral Communion — "The Bright Spot." 51 



CHAPTER VL 



LIFE IN THE SPHERES. 

Return to the Spirit-World — "Death" a "New 
Birth" — -Multitudes Passing Over — Visit to the 
Spheres- — "Dark" Sphere — Progress to the First 
Sphere and So On — Everyone in His Proper 
Place — Fourth Sphere, an Angel — Fifth Sphere, 
Family Love — The Life of Increasing Knowl- 
edge — Plenty of Time for Study — Home of 
Children and Guardian Angels — "Sphere of 
Purity." 59 



xii Contents. 

CHAPTER VII. 



THE CELESTIAL LIFE. 

Page. 

Everything, Beautiful and Instructive — The 

Brother-Companion — The "New Life" a Vivid 
Reality — The Saviour — Michael Angelo's Home 
in the Celestial Sphere — Opportunities Unlim- 
ited — The Celestial Chamber in Joseph Sam- 
son's Mansion — Soul-Senses, Awakened and 
Dominant — Experiences, Incomprehensible to 
the Material Mind — Reception at Home — "Eter- 
nity" — Life of Helpfulness and Soul-Growth. . . 65 

ANGELS' DIARY. 

SECOND PART. 

CHAPTER I. 



THROUGH THE GATES OF PARADISE. 

The "Summerland" Where — "The Many Man- 
sions" — Rapturous Music — The Beautiful Gate- 
way — Unimaginable Realities — Scenery of 
Every Variety — Angel- Activities — Homes in 
the Eternal World — Palaces, Mansions, Cot- 
tages, Children's Homes — Temples of Art and 
Music — Lecture Halls — Lectures at a Distance 
— Scenes Transferred from Afar. 76 



Contents. xiii 

CHAPTER II. 



GRAND EEVIBW OF ANGELS. 



THE TEMPLE OF LIGHT. 

Pagb. 

'Temple of Light" — Magnificent Creation — Im- 
mense Concourse of Angels — Multitudes from 
Everywhere — Gift of the Spirit — Procession in 
Review — Millions in Small Space — Angelic 
Choir — Great Masters — Every Angel Receives 
a Blessing — Grandeur of the Ceremony 82 



CHAPTER III. 



PARADISE OF GOD. 

Chosen Inhabitants — Magnificence — Perfect Vis- 
ion — Connected by Vibrations — Spiritual Ether 
— Life, the Immortal Divine Principle — Spiral 
Vibration and Electric Cell United — Divine 
Laws Lowered — Soul Needs Upliftment — Di- 
vine Principle, the Only Force — Deeper Than 
Body or Brain — Higher Vibrations Not Under- 
stood — Divine Principle and Immortal Soul 
Harmonized — "Children of Men" — Divine In- 
signia — "Children of God" 88 



xiv Contents. 

CHAPTER IV. 



PARADISE OF GOD— (Continued.) 

Page. 

'Pinnacle of Immortality," "Sphere of Divinity" 

— All-Transcendent — Centre of All — Divine 
Principle, Inexhaustible — Comprehended Only 
by the Most Highly Developed Spiritual Mind — 
Method of Divine Activity — Material and Divine 
Connected — Life, a Chain of Vibrations — 
Thought, a Material and Spiritual Essence — 
Vibrations' Twelve Colors — Astro- Spiritual Or- 
ganism, Electric — Physical Organism, Magnetic. 95 

CHAPTER V. 



SPIRITUAL TYPE OF JESUS. 

A Summer Scene — Angels and Children — Jesus, 
the Central Figure — The Reflected Light — Deep 
Spirituality — The Little Child, Like a Doll — Its 
Mother, the Sin — Soul-Reading — The Pathetic 
Scene. .... 101 

CHAPTER VI. 



A TRIP TO THE SUN. 
Embodied and Disembodied Spirits Can Travel 
Together — And What Is Seen — Delightful 



Contents. xv 

Pagh. 

Scenes — The Sun and Her Vibrations, Burning 
Heat Is in the Interior — The Exterior Is Inter- 
esting, but We Enter the Interior — What We 
Find — Sun Spots — The Fountain of Living 
Water — The Arcana of Light 105 

CHAPTER VII. 



A TRIP THROUGH SPACE. 

Beyond Spiritual Ether — New Planetary Systems 
— Mars and Venus — The Martians — Glass — 
Stars in the Process of Formation in Some Re- 
gions — Aerolites — Comets and Flying Stars — 
Vacating the Physical — Mercury's Blue Vibra- 
tions — Some Planets Have No Light of Their 
Own Ill 



CELESTION STUDY OF MAN. 
FIRST PART. 



CHAPTER I. 



NATURE OF MAN. 

The Masterpiece — Body and Soul — Possibilities of 
Soul and Freedom of Powers — Three-Fold Na- 
ture of Man — The Material Nature or Body — 



xvi Contents. 

Pagb. 

Its True Significance and Value — The Mental 

Nature or Mind — Its Composition and Proper 
Use — " Conscious Mind" — "Unconscious Mind" 
— Mode of Discovery — Undreamed of Powers — 
The "Astral" — Law of Suggestion. H8 

CHAPTER II. 



SOUL OF MAN. 

God's Greatest Work— The Soul— "Spark of Di- 
vinity" — Study of Self — Novel But Difficult — 
Method — Power of Thought — Latent Possibil- 
ities — Development of Inner Potencies — No End 
to Discovery — "Hall of Memory" — Impression- 
Pictures — Vivid and Lasting — Brain-Force, 
Magnetic — Soul-Force, Electrical — "The Holy 
of Holies" 122 

CHAPTER III. 



POWER OF THOUGHT. 

Brain-Mechanism — Brain-Force — Soul-Power — 
Soul-Dynamo of Thought — Key to the Problem 
of Being — Thought-Processes — Method of Dis- 
covery — Simple-Sense Impression — Brain-Im- 



Contents. xvii 

Page. 

pression or Picture — Concentration in "the Si- 

lence" — Vision of Interior Being — The Sub- 
Conscious Mind Known Through the Conscious 
Mind — Soul-Picture or Impression — Conscious 
Mind Perishable, Sub-Conscious Mind Eternal 
The Latter Connected With the Astral Form 
— Sleep-Walking, a Sub-Conscious Activity.. . . 126 

CHAPTER IV. 



DEVELOPMENT OF SOUL-POWEKS. 

The Peace of God — Its Marvelous Power — The 
Key to All Mystery — Thought-Transference, 
Vibration, Etc. — Astral Experiences — Stages of 
Development — The Problem of Existence — Life, 
a School — The SouVs Electrical Wires — Solar 
Plexus — En Rapport — Spiritual Electricity — 
How to Live, Etc 132 

CHAPTER V. 



WONDERS OF THE INNER ORGANISM. 

Vistas of Light and Beauty — Reading Cod's Com- 
mandments Within — The Aura-Light — Its Col- 
ors and Their Significance — Spiritual Electricity 



xviii Contents. 

Page. 

— Its Colors and Their Significance — The Body, 

the "Temple of the Living God" — Jesus Christ, 
the Highest Embodiment of Power from Within 
— the Inner Light and Power — Development — 
Thought-Force, a Cause of Disease and Sickness 
— Suggestion to the Sub-Conscious — Life Eter- 
nal and Indestructible — The "Spark of Life" 
from the Universal Whole — The Mystery Solved. 135 

CHAPTER VI 



SIGNIFICANCE OF COLOR-VIBRATIONS. 

Happiness of Realization — Awakened Senses — 
Necessity of Knowledge — Self -Mastery — Knowl- 
edge, Most Desirable — Classification — Color- 
Vibrations; Their Significance and Utility — 
Curative Powers — Nature's Forces, Vibratory — 
Musical Sounds, Vibratory 14 q 

CHAPTER VII. 



DUALISTIC FORCES HARMONIZED. 

Man, a Part of "the Whole" — Dualism of Man — 
Salvation from Within — Man His Own Savior 
— Jesus, an Example — The Crucifixion am, In- 



Contents. xix 

Page. 

human Act — Man, a Son of God — Social and 
Reform Problems — Universal Brotherhood the 
Solution — The Larger Horizon — Man in Sis 
Infancy — The Outer and Inner Eye — The For- 
mer, a Beneficent Instrument — Dualism of Feel- 
ing 144 

CHAPTER VIII. 



PHYSICAL AND PSYCHICAL NON-TRANS- 
MUTABLE. 

Man a Twofold Embodiment — One Atomic, the 
Other Non-Atomic — The Former Disintegrative, 
the Latter Complete and Perfect — Christ's Body 
— His Immortal Body — Mistakes in the Gospel 
Record — Materializing Seance — Method or Pro- 
cess— The Electric Circuit — Thought-Com- 
mand — Flower-Materialization — Temporary Re- 
lease of the Spirit from the Physical — How Ma- 
terialized — Death a Natural Law — Duty to Our 
Physical Body — Knowledge of Chemistry Im- 
portant 149 

CHAPTER IX. 



SOUL PROGRESSIVE, NOT RETROGRESS- 
IVE. 

The Physical Ever Changing — Spirit-Substance 
Always the Same — The Spirit-Form Ever Be- 



xx Contents. 

Page. 
coming More Ethereal and Beautiful — Distinct- 
ive Individuality Intact — First Stage of Prog- 
ress Electrical — Second Named "Argaon" — 
Seeming Reincarnation — "Carrie" and "Mary" 
— Men Responsible — Evil, Resultant of Igno- 
rance — The "Contaminated Soul" — Sin or 
Crime, Not in the Spirit-World, Only on the 
Earth-Plane — Reward 155 

CHAPTER X. 



SOUL PROGRESSIVE, NOT RETROGRESS- 
IVE— ( Continued) . 

Microscopic Germ or Principle of Being — Problem 
of Life — The Individual Life-Cerm Quickened 
from the God-Centre — The Soul Is of God — The 
Physical, Man's Own Creation — The Latter Sus- 
tained by Air-Elements — The Former Supplied 
from the God-Centre — Spirit-Return Proven — 
Reincarnation Not Proven — "Karma" — The 
Spiritualistic Idea and the Theosophical Com- 
pared — The Creator 160 

CHAPTER XI. 



IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL. 

No Death to the Soul in the World Beyond — Body, 
Nothing — Life from God — Soul, an Electrical 



Contents. xxi 

Pagb. 

Composite of Vibratory Life-Cells — No Death 

Record in the Spirit-World — "The Soul That 
Sinneth, It Shall Die" — Death, a Symbol of 
Sleep — An Entranced and Dead Body — Soul- 
Death Unreasonable — Spirit-Body Beautiful — 
Man's Creative Power — Death, Chemical Ac- 
tion 165. 

CHAPTER XII. 



IMMOETALITY OF THE SOUL— (Continued). 

Mighty Faculties in Embryo — The Unfolding "Li- 
lac Twig" — The Soul, the Miniature of Perfec- 
tion — Development and Unfoldment — Death, a 
Necessity — Soul, Permeating the Body — Finger- 
Tip-Brain — Location of Positive and Negative 
Forces — Vibrations, Electric and Magnetic — 
Soul Part of the Whole 170 



COMMUNICATIONS ON THE HEAVENLY 

LIFE. 

SECOND PAET. 

CHAPTER I. 



WONDERS OF THE CELESTIAL WORLD. 

Spirit-World Transcendent — No Space-Limits — 
Millions of Spirits in Small Space — Reality of 



xxii Contents. 

Pam. 

Life — Wondrous Compass of Spiritual Seeing — 

Religion of Love and Understanding — Education 
of Children — The Christ — Opportunity for All 
— Temple of God — Wonderful Creations — Sym- 
bol-Language — Creative Processes 176 



OHAPTEK II. 



BOOKS AND THEIR WRITERS. 

( The Light of Eternity/' Author, T. H. Bur- 
goyne — The Higher Spiritual Laws — How Writ- 
ing Is Made in Heaven — Spiritual Books, What 
Made of and How — Comments Upon "The Light 
of Eternity" — Power of Desire — Attainment 
Through Intense Spirituality — Solitude of Na- 
ture, Suited to Unfoldment — Jesus' Habit 182 



CHAPTER III. 



BOOKS AND THEIR WRITERS— (Continued). 

Astral Experience Not Unbalanced Mentality — 
"Losing One's Self" Not Insanity— Peace and 
Harmony of Nature Conducive to Spirituality — 
California — In the Advanced Stages Desire Is 



Contents. xxiii 

Page. 

Power — Selfishness the Barrier — The Higher 
Vibrations, Pure and Unselfish — Prentice Mul- 
ford — The Higher Self in Unfoldment — Na- 
thaniel Hawthorne — "Hilda" 186 

CHAPTER IV. 



MUSIC. 

God's Voice Materialized — Soul-Power — Inner 
Harmonies — Retirement — Dwelling in "The 
Subliminal" — Ecstasy of the Great Masters — 
Power to Awaken Dormant Faculties — Songs of 
Nature — Exquisite Harmonies — Power to Work 
Reform — Food for the Soul — Different Effects 
— Higher Music for the Unfolded Soul 190 

CHAPTER V. 



INSPIRATION. 

Attunement to Angelic Vibrations — Soulful Elo- 
quence — Soul, Like a Harp — Divine Gift — The 
Gifted Artist — Angelic Guidance and Commun- 
ion — "In Tune With the Infinite" — Illumination 
Within — Soul-Cultivation, Necessary — Receptiv- 
ity to Angelic Influence — Advanced Ideas — Edi- 
son — Astral Discovery — Suggestion — Science — 
Edward Bellamy 195 



xxiv Contents. 

PEESENT DAY PEOBLEMS AND OTHER 

SUBJECTS. 

THIED PAET. 

CHAPTEK I. 



"NEW THOUGHT MOVEMENT." 

Page. 

Power of Thought, Mighty and Unlimited — In 
"The Beyond" Thought-Power Creative — Love 
and Knowledge of Law, Most Effective — Shame 
of Ignorance — Marvelous Thought-Power of 
the Spiritual Mind — Projection of Pictures and 
Writing in the Air — Projection of the Spiritual 
Body Out of the Physical — Power of Thought 
Upon the Elements — Knowledge of Chemistry 
Necessary 201 

CHAPTEK II. 



NEW THOUGHT MOVEMENT (Continued). 

Location of Thought-Elements — Forces of Differ- 
ent Kinds Located — How to Center One's Self — 
Wisdom and Caution- — The Two Natures Unbal- 
anced — Spiritual Attributes Located — Unfath- 
omable Depth Within — Primary Stages Learned 



Contents. xxv 

Page. 

First — Advance of Centuries — Telegraph or 
Telephone Not Needed — The Power WitMn, the 
All-Conqueror and All-Powerful Worker 204 

CHAPTER III. 



TRINITY. 

Fatherhood of God — Universal Power — Every 
Man a Part — Everything a Divine Spark — Uni- 
versal Life-Principle — The "Son" — Highest 
Spiritual Type of Man — Example, How to Live 
— Soul, Third Part — Connecting Vibrations — 
Spirit of God Manifest in the Soul 208 

CHAPTER IV. 



HOLY GHOST. 

God in the Soul — Known by Divine Vibrations — 
Visit From the Divine Guest Not Recognized — 
Two Principles at Work — Indescribable Effects 
of Spiritual Vibrations — The Silent Force — 
Wonders Through the Development of This Di- 
vine Force — Sin of Ignorance — Why "Reason" 
Is Given Us — The Bible and Reason — "The 
Gentle Jesus" — Man the Abiding Place of God. 210 



xxvi Contents. 

CHAPTEK V. 



A TKEATISE ON MOLECULES. 

Pagb. 

Force Is Life — From Union Grow Results — Flee- 

trical and Magnetical — Three-fold Nature in 
Human — Mind Force of Attraction — Circle 
Within a Circle — Evolving Force Positive — Or- 
ganism — Healthful — Essential — The Minute In- 
dividual — What the Human System Does— Na- 
ture's Matter Grows — The Condition Called 
Death — The Effect of a Cause — The Law of In- 
heritance — What the People of Today Sow 216 



A CHRISTMAS SERMON TO HUMANITY. 
220 



ANGELS' DIARY. 

FIEST PART. 

CHAPTER I. 



TRANSITION. 

The Contrast — Reminiscences — "The Beautiful 
Country" — Sensations at "Death" — Spiritual 
Embodiment — Floating, Buoyancy, Health — 
Angel-Throng — The Barren Section — The 
World of Beauty — Two Roads — Heaven's Gate- 
way—The Spheres— e No Night There"— The 
Home and "Dear Brother"— -How Boohs Are 
Made. 

It must have been last night that I passed from 
earth and now to-day I am in this strange and 
wonderful place, that charms me with its harmony, 
peace and beauty. In the world where I dwelt 
but yesterday, it was cold and cloudy and the 
ground was carpeted thickly with snow. To-day 
is summer, flowers are blooming everywhere, the 



28 Peace Shall Prevail in the Uplifted Soul. 

air is sweet with fragrance and countless numbers 
of birds are flitting from tree to tree singing their 
songs of gladness. How strange it all seems. 
Shall I wake up presently and find that I have 
been dreaming ? I hope not. I think of the dear 
ones that I left behind — are they grieving for me, 
I wonder. Oh! if they could but know of the 
beautiful country that is now my abode. 

What strange sensations were mine as I was 
passing from my physical body. It seemed as 
though I was being gradually lifted out of a case 
in which I had been placed and all the while it 
was as though I was passing under the influence 
of some anaesthetic. Then the next thing I knew, 
I felt something snap and I stood outside of my 
material body that was now dead to the world. I 
was clothed in soft white garments and my long 
black hair fell far over my robe. There was a 
sense of buoyancy in my limbs that I had not felt 
since I was a little child. This was certainly in- 
teresting and I longed to investigate what was 
before me. I was soon floating away to where I 
knew not. I only knew that I felt strong, well 
and happy to be freed from pain. I could see 
many strange and beautiful sights as I floated 
through the air. One beautiful being that aecom- 



Peace Shall Prevail in the Uplifted Soul. 29 

panied me told me that she was my guardian spirit 
and had been with me ever since I came into the 
world. The air seemed to be filled with angels and 
spirits; some were going to the earth upon various 
missions, others were returning to the heavenly 
and spiritual world. The atmosphere was filled 
with flowers, trees and various forms of vegeta- 
tion, the spiritual parts of flowers, trees and foli- 
age of the material plane. I wanted to stop and 
examine everything that I saw, but as this would 
require too long a time, I interested myself in 
taking glimpses of the things that we passed. 

I could not measure the time, for to spiritual 
eyes there was no darkness, except once, and that 
was when we passed through the section that di- 
vides the spiritual from the material world. For 
a while there was nothing, absolutely nothing, and 
then we emerged into a beautiful region. The 
scenery was the most beautiful that I ever beheld, 
quite different from anything I had ever seen in 
material life. Presently we came to a region 
where the road branched off in two directions. I 
then learned that one road led to the spiritual 
world and the other to the heavenly regions. That 
which led to the heavenly realms was the more 
beautiful of the two; but no soul upon his first 



30 Peace Shall Prevail in the Uplifted Soul. 

journey to the spiritual realms could pass over the 
path that leads to heaven; that was reserved for 
those who had progressed, developed and unfolded 
to the state of angelhood. Over its entrance 
gleamed a beautiful gateway that seemed to be 
inlaid or studded with different colored stars, and 
overhead in letters of fire gleamed these words, 
"Lay down your burdens, ye who enter here/' 

How interesting it was to watch the people who 
pcssed on their way to the spirit world — such a 
stream of them, men, women and children, and all 
seemed to be so strong and well. The country 
over which I passed was very fertile. Flowers and 
foliage seemed to grow in abundance. The first 
sphere was much like the earth, only more highly 
spiritualized, and those who dwell in this sphere 
had not outgrown their material desires; there- 
fore, this first sphere has been created in a way to 
produce harmony. Those who live there must be 
taught and helped to progress, after they had 
learned the lessons of the first sphere and were 
desirous of improvement, they could pass into the 
second sphere. I found as I journeyed on, objects 
and conditions seemed to improve; things became 
more beautiful, the climate was milder and more 
perfect. In the lower sphere there was some de- 



Peace Shall Prevail in the Uplifted Soul. 3i 

gree of heat and cold and some darkness, but these 
conditions gradually passed away; in the fourth 
sphere there was a perfect climate. The fifth 
sphere was my destination. I found a beautiful 
heme awaiting me there, more beautiful than any- 
thing I had ever dreamed of, while upon this ma- 
terial plane. 

I longed to investigate this new and wonderful 
life, and as I look out from the home to which I 
came only last evening, my thoughts are filled with 
wonder and delight. The dear little brother who 
passed to spirit life before I was born, I have met. 
He has grown into a fine, manly fellow. I think 
how proud his mother would be if she could see 
him. I believe that I shall spend many pleasant 
hours with him. Conditions seemed so wonderful 
and strange, I can but marvel at the wisdom of the 
Creator in designing such a grand and beautiful 
world for His children after their trials upon the 
material plane. It seemed odd, but I have as yet 
seen no darkness in this beautiful sphere; every- 
thing seems tinted in soft lights, yet there are no 
sun, moon or stars. 

My spiritual home is formed of spiritual ma- 
terial and is a brownish pink in color. It is large 
and imposing, set in the midst of tall trees, ter- 



32 Peace Shall Prevail in the Uplifted Soul. 

raced banks and beautiful flower-gardens. The 
interior is in keeping with the grandeur of the 
exterior. The rooms contain many new and won- 
derful things that I never saw or dreamed of be- 
fore. I have discovered that in this world we do 
not sleep and never oecome weary or tired. 

As I sit here in this wonderful home my mind 
turns to the dear ones I have left on earth. What 
would they think, I wonder, could they see me 
here ? I think that they would be surprised. 

I must go soon to the earth plane to see my little 
children. They will not realize that I have left 
them. They are hardly old enough as yet. 

It seems so strange to see my thoughts produce 
themselves in indelible form upon sheets of spir- 
itual paper, formed from flowers. Just to think 
that by the action of my own thought, I can pro- 
duce a book. Well, there are many strange and 
wonderful things before me. I long to know more 
of this wonderful life. The dear brother is com- 
ing presently to take me to a beautiful affair that 
is going on somewhere in this grand world. I am 
so enraptured with the thought and am so anxious. 



"In my Father's house are many mansions." 

Jesus. 



"I stand in Eternity, 

I lave in the Ocean of Truth, 
And bask in the Golden Sunshine 

Of Endless Love and Youth." 



PlTTSINGEK. 



CHAPTER II. 



KECEPTIOK 

Anticipation — Childlike Joy — A Ramble Amidst 
Scenes of Beauty — Dominant Harmony — Every- 
thing Satisfying — The Life of Freedom from 
Envy or Selfishness — Delightful Sensations of 
Movement— The "Silvery Lake"— "Novel" Ex- 
perience — Strength Renewed — Purity of Eter- 
nal Youth — Family Reunion — "Welcome, Dear 
Heart" — The Magnificent Voice — Feast of Joy. 

How beautiful life seemed. My soul was filled 
with gladness as I waited for my darling brother 
to come to me. I was glad to see his happy, smiling 
face, and soon we were walking together through 
the beautiful country that abounds in such new 
and wonderful scenery. I thought to myself, "It 
is winter upon the material plane and I have been 
transported suddenly into a Summer-land." My 



36 Peace Shall Prevail in the Uplifted Soul. 

soul was filled with joyful anticipation of what 
was to come. I was like a little child who knows 
no sorrow. 

As we wandered along listening to the strains of 
delightful music which seemed to come from every 
direction, we met groups of white-robed angels 
talking with one another beneath the trees. Every 
one seemed to have caught the harmony that pre- 
dominates in the beautiful Summer-land. I was 
so happy and interested in all that I saw about me 
that I did not even ask my darling brother where 
it was that we were going. I felt content to wan- 
der on and on for any length of time amid such 
glorious scenes as I saw about me. Occasionally 
the thought occurred to me, "Am I dreaming, and 
shall I suddenly wake up to the old life far away 
upon the earth ?" Everything seemed to be so sat- 
isfying. It was beautiful to think of, to see every 
one provided for and no thought of envy or selfish- 
ness in any soul. We seemed to glide over the 
ground, our feet never touching it. Sometimes 
we appeared to be floating in the air, then again 
we were four or five inches above the ground. It 
was a very delightful sensation to move in this 
way, quite unlike walking in the material world. 



Peace Shall Prevail in the Uplifted Soul. 37 

I was surprised as we came to a clear, silvery 
lake with small flower-boats gliding over the sur- 
face to find myself walking upon the water. This 
was another new experience and seemed quite novel 
to me. After walking half way across the lake my 
darling brother said, "Now we will walk through 
the water/' and behold we were upon the bed of 
the lake below. We could look up and see the 
scenery above the surface of the water, and it 
seemed to me that in passing through this water 
I gained new spiritual strength, for when we 
emerged as dry as though we had only walked upon 
the land I was conscious of an improvement in my 
spiritual condition, and was reminded of the 
words, "Drink of the fountain of everlasting life 
and ye shall be white as snow." Occasionally we 
saw beautiful little summer houses or pagodas, 
covered with flowering vines, and then we would 
enter and view for a while the surrounding scen- 
ery. Nature certainly did look very beautiful 
bathed in the soft light that was sometimes rose 
color, sometimes blue, and then, again, the most 
brilliant, beautiful green that I had ever seen. 
We paid no heed to the lapse of time; indeed, there 
was no time in this beautiful world. Everybody 
was young and there was eternity to live in. 



38 Peace Shall Prevail in the Uplifted Soul. 

Presently we came to a beautiful grove, where 
great numbers of people were assembled. The 
trees seemed to be hung with festoons of brilliant 
flowers, and roses of different colors seemed to form 
a carpet for the feet. I wondered what kind of a 
gathering or fete it might be, and presently three 
beautiful angels came forward bearing in their 
arms a robe formed of delicate pink roses. As 
they came near they threw the robe over me, say- 
ing, Welcome, dear heart, and then I learned 
that the relatives of my father and mother for 
several generations back had gathered here in a 
reunion to celebrate the advent of a new member 
to the heavenly land. I was the new member 
and the guest of honor upon this occasion. I 
thought of my darling mother and wished that she 
might have seen me in that pink flower-robe with 
my long black hair falling nearly to my feet. (My 
spiritual hair is much longer and more abundant 
than the hair that had adorned my head in material 
life.) Surely, I thought, it would make anybody 
wish to pass to this higher life could they know 
how wonderful it is. 

The festivities that followed were beautiful in- 
deed, and there were many things that were en- 
tirely beyond the comprehension of a material 



Peace Shall Prevail in the Uplifted Soul. 



39 



mind. One beautiful angel whose name I learned 
to be Alice Samson, sang most beautifully. 
1 never in my years of life had heard such a mag- 
nificent voice. The memory erf those tones will 
linger in my mind throughout all time. As she 
sang the listeners threw beautiful flowers at her, 
forming a brilliant-hued platform about her. It was 
very beautiful and inspiring, and filled me with a 
delight that I had never experienced. In the cen- 
ter of the grove upon a table formed of white roses, 
was spread all sorts of spiritual food in the way of 
fruit, and deep flower-cups held the spiritual 
liquid. 



"Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have 
entered into the heart of man, the things which God 
hath prepared for them that love Him. But God 
hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit." 

St. Paul. 



CHAPTER III. 



HEAVENLY MANSION. 

The Honored Guest — Aural Light or Electric 
Ether — Spiritual Food Increases Spirituality — 
Procession of Tiny Angels — "The Grand Pic- 
ture" in "The Beautiful Grove"— The Peace 
of Heaven" — The Palatial Home — Surpassing 
Grandeur — "The Long Archway" Fountain and 
Flowers — Moving Pictures — How Produced — 
Thought or Soul-Pictures — Lesso?i. 

It was certainly very delightful to be the hon- 
ored guest in such beautiful company. It seemed 
to me that I had never been quite so happy. 

The liquid and fruit that I tasted filled me with 
a new sensation that I had never experienced be- 
fore. 

I was continually wondering what new surprise 
awaited me. I could see a soft and beautiful lisrht 



42 Peace Shall Prevail in the Uplifted Soul. 

emanating from the persons about me. I learned 
that it was the electric ether showing the spiritu- 
ality of the individuals, the light surrounding some 
being more than that of others. The spiritual 
food I learned did not build up any portion of the 
spiritual body; it only helped to increase the 
higher vibrations, making the individual more 
spiritual. 

A procession composed of tiny angels wear- 
ing flower-robes and bearing festoons of flow- 
ers was very pretty indeed. I thought of the 
mothers whose little children had been taken to 
this beautiful world, and it seemed to me that if 
they only knew they would not grieve so much for 
their little ones. 

There in the beautiful grove I took in the grand 
picture before me — the white-robed angels in their 
flowing hair and white, cloud-like garments; the 
little children floating, gliding through the air and 
showering down their armf uls of fragrant flowers ; 
then the soft-tinted light that shone upon " the 
scene, changing continually to the most beautiful 
colors, many of which I had never beheld before. 
Such peace, such harmony seemed to abound, and 
the dear brother whispered to me, " Sister, you 
have heard of 'that peace that passeth understand- 



Peace Shall Prevail in the Uplifted Soul. 43 

big* — it is that which you experience now; it is 
the peace of heaven which the world cannot give." 
It seemed so delightful to be in the midst of such 
beautiful scenery and pleasant company, and feel 
that time was not passing and one would not have 
to think of some duty that might call him away. 

After delightful music, vocal and instrumental, 
and several interesting talks by different members 
of the company, all were invited to meet in the 
palatial home of Joseph Samson. This was a 
palace of grandeur, a short distance from the 
grove where the festivities had been held. The 
building itself appeared to be formed of white 
crystal with soft light over it like the colors of 
an opal. There were no doors to the building, but 
it was a very easy matter to glide in through the 
walls. The interior of the mansion exceeded my 
brightest dreams or imaginings of palatial gran- 
deur. Down the center of the building was a long- 
archway about fifty feet wide, and a marble foun- 
tain in the form of an angel throwing up sprays 
of fragrant colored water. Eed lotos flowers were 
growing in the basin of the fountain, and gorgeous- 
hued butterflies and birds of brilliant plumage 
were fluttering about like flashes of brilliant light. 

The long archway itself seemed to be formed of 



44 Peace Shall Prevail in the Uplifted Soul. 

electricity. I learned that the occupants of this 
delightful mansion were ancestors of my father 
and had been many years in the heavenly world 
and were very highly spiritualized individuals. 
Upon either side of the archway just mentioned 
were pictures upon the crystal walls, many of 
which I could not understand. They did not ap- 
pear to be paintings, for they kept changing to dif- 
ferent scenes. As I was trying to fathom the 
mystery, a scholarly-looking angel in a white tunic 
belted at the waist said to me, "Think of some- 
thing that you would like to see reproduced." I 
thought at once of the dear mother far away upon 
the earth plane, and lo, her picture in life size 
appeared upon the crystal walls. This was some- 
thing very novel and new to me, and for quite 
awhile I interested myself in producing pictures. 

As I said before, I saw pictures that I could not 
understand; they were the thoughts and soul-pic- 
tures of the spiritual beings who passed 
through this place, many of whom had been de- 
veloping and unfolding for thousands of years. It 
occurred to me that one should be very careful of 
his thoughts and train himself to high and lofty 
ideas. 



CHAPTER IV. 



HEAVENLY MANSION (Continued.) 

Gallery of Art — The Masters — Magnificent Paint- 
ings — Projected on the Walls of the Palace — 
"Eternal Judgment" — God's Love — Bainboiv 
Booms, an Arch of Amethysts Described — Mu- 
sic Hall — Instruments Played Without Hands; 
How — Wondrous Power of the Spiritual Mind 
— The Laboratory — Wonders of Science Ex- 
plained — Problems Worked Out — Like a Beau- 
tiful Dream. 

It was delightful to be privileged to enter such 
a place. It seemed to me that I must be worthy 
or I would not be permitted, but still I could not 
but wonder how one who had so lately passed from 
earth with naturally many weaknesses should be 
privileged to meet here with such highly developed 
beings. 



46 Peace Shall Prevail in the Uplifted Soul. 

After passing through the long archway we 
came to the gallery of art, where there are works 
of art from many of the great masters — Michael 
Angelo, Murillo and others who had never lived 
upon the material plane. Never in my life had 
I looked upon such magnificent works of art. 
The paintings had been produced upon the walls 
and were not hung there. About each picture 
were brilliant stars of different colors, and these 
made a sort of frame to the picture as well as 
showed it in its proper light; some pictures re- 
quiring a blue light, others rose color and still 
others a soft, mellow, yellow light. What a place 
this is for the lover of art. I thought to myself 
how happy must have been the artist who was priv- 
ileged to produce the work of his soul amid such 
peace and exquisite harmony. 

One picture that I admired very much was en- 
titled "The Eternal Judgment," showing the love 
of God. It seems that Michael Angelo, while he 
was on earth, painted a masterpiece at Eome en- 
titled "The Last Judgment." In that picture he 
depicted the wrath of God upon the Day of Judg- 
ment. After Angelo passed to the spiritual world 
he saw that he had made a mistake in painting his 
"Last Judgment," and so whenever he might be 



Peace Shall Prevail in the Uplifted Soul. 47 

permitted in the homes of heaven he produced a 
heavenly masterpiece showing the love and com- 
passion of God for his weak and erring children. 
I must not take too long a time in describing the 
pictures, for there were many of them, many 
thousands in fact, and it would be impossible to 
enumerate them all. 

Leading out from this gallery of art were the 
rainbow rooms. These rooms were arranged in 
the form of a rainbow, being formed of the colors 
violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red. 
The violet room was inlaid with amethysts. They 
were set so closely together as to form a broad 
arch of solid amethysts. The next room was set 
with dark blue jewels, having the shape of dia- 
monds. The third room was of light blue jewels. 
The fourth was of emeralds. The fifth of yellow 
topaz. The sixth of a deep orange jewel whose 
name I did not know, and the seventh was farmed 
of garnets and rubies. The interior of each of 
these rooms was of the same color as the exterior 
and beautiful jewels shed their light upon the arti- 
cles to be found in these rooms. What a wonder- 
ful home this is. 

I was continually wandering what new wonder 
was to appear before me. The music room and 



48 Peace Shall Prevail in the Uplifted Soul. 

concert hall were very inspiring with the tones of 
soft, melodious music vibrating frequently, with 
no hands touching the instruments. I learned 
that one had but to sing an air to himself and 
immediately the vibration would be produced upon 
the delicate-toned instruments and they played 
music sweeter, softer and finer than any ever heard 
upon an instrument of earth. I began to see now 
the wonderful powers of the spiritual mind, un- 
hampered by the physical. 

I was interested in the Scientific Laboratory of 
this magnificent home. Here all the wonders of 
science were made clear; electricity was explained 
and how it works; the difference between magnet- 
ism and electricity ; how inspiration was given to a 
material brain by an angelic being; the birth and 
evolution of a thought; gravitation and many, 
many things that I cannot explain in writing. 
Many scientists of heaven were gathered in 
this laboratory and when they had worked out 
some wonderful idea they immediately took 
it to the earth plane and gave it to Tesla, 
Flammarion, Edison or some other inventor 
by way of inspiration. It was certainly 
very wonderful to learn of the many forms of elec- 
tricity. I saw many scientific problems worked 



Peace Shall Prevail in the Uplifted Soul. 



49 



out successfully that the material world will not 
be ready for for many a day. 

It seemed that I spent days in that delightful 
heme, but there was nothing to indicate the flight 
of time — no weariness, no darkness, or no hunger. 
It was certainly very delightful. It was like a 
vivid, beautiful dream. The people that I met 
inspired me with their intellectual force and spir- 
itual ability. It will certainly be very helpful to 
me, I thought, to have had this experience. One 
other very interesting room contained collections 
gathered from the higher spheres, many of which 
I have never formed the slightest conception of be- 
fore. Later on in my writings I will explain this 
celestial room. 



" 'Borne day' we say, and turn our eyes 

Toward the fair hills of Paradise; 

Some day, some time, a sweet new rest 

Shall blossom, flower-like, in each breast; 

Some day, some time, our eyes shall see 

The faces kept in memory; 

Some day their hand shall clasp our hand, 

Just over in the Morning-land — 

O Morning-land! Morning-land!" 

Phelps. 



CHAPTER V. 



RETURN TO EARTH. 

Inner Experiences, Retrospect and Anticipations — 
Thankfulness — Sense of Spiritual Growth — 
Journey to Earth — Beauties and Enchantments, 
Etc. — Novelties of Fruit-Growing — Unimagin- 
able Phenomena — The Picture of the Universe 
— Centre-Star — Vibratory Effects — Queer Ap- 
pearance of the Moon — Astral Inhabitants — 
Astral Communion — <( The Bright Spot/' 

The impressions produced upon my spiritual 
mind during my visit to that delightful mansion 
in the heavenly world were so deep and lasting that 
I shall be able to recall them through all the years 
of eternity. All the while I was enjoying myself 
I could feel vibrations sent from the dear mother 
far away upon the earth plane. I felt within my 
soul that the time would come when I would be 



52 Peace Shall Prevail in the Uplifted Soul. 

able to reveal myself to her and tell her of my 
new and wonderful life in the heavenly world. My 
soul was filled with thanksgiving and I thanked 
the Creator of all life for my existence. I thought 
if one might go on forever in such delightful har- 
mony what a pleasure it would be to live. Already 
I felt my spiritual mind expanding and growing 
in my new and beautiful life. It did me good to 
look at my dear brother so grand and imposing in 
appearance; I wished that his mother might see the 
child whom she gave to heaven at a tender 
age, grown into a tall, handsome angel with a 
grand head crowned in masses of waving black 
hair. I wondered if he would have looked so im- 
posing in appearance if he had not had the oppor- 
tunities that had been given him to unfold and de- 
velop in the Spirit- world. 

We spent many hours in the delightful home I 
have mentioned, and as we passed out to return 
once more to my own new and beautiful home my 
mind was filled with wondering thoughts. There 
was so much before me still to learn, so much to 
assimilate in my spiritual mind. It seemed as 
though I had spent the most delightful afternoon 
of my life, in reality I.had spent, according to ma- 
terial time, several days. My soul felt as though 



Peace Shall Prevail in the Uplifted Soul. 53 

it had wings and the thought occurred to me that I 
must return to earth and if possible send out some 
helpful vibrations to the dear ones who were griev- 
ing for me there. The dear brother decided to ac- 
company me and we set out for the journey. Of 
course, my brother had made the trip many times, 
so it was not so much of a novelty to him as it was 
to me. I felt that I had gained much since passing 
from my physical body and my soul rejoiced in 
the fact. 

It was a different route over which we passed 
from the one by which we entered. We entered 
by way of the spirit world, but upon this occasion 
we passed through the angelic spheres and out of 
the beautiful gate. I was delighted with all that 
I saw before me, and was as interested as I had 
been before my entrance into the wonderful coun- 
try. It seemed to me that I had never looked upon 
such beautiful flowers as were growing everywhere. 
I could see the fruit-trees upon one side, pink and 
white with blossoms, and upon the other side many 
varieties of fruit all upon one variety of tree. The 
grapes seemed so odd to me, many of them no 
smaller than good-sized apples, but possessing 
neither outside skin nor seed of any kind. People 
upon the material plane might ask how they held 



54 Peace Shall Prevail in the Uplifted Soul. 

together without skin or seed. If they could un- 
derstand the laws and forces by which spiritual 
elements are governed they would not wonder at 
such a thing. 

Upon my journey I witnessed phenomena that I 
could never have possibly imagined had I pos- 
sessed only material knowledge. The angelic, spir- 
itual and heavenly worlds were all radiant with 
light as we passed through, and the beautiful gate- 
way glowed in the soft, peaceful atmosphere of 
heaven. Never shall I forget the picture that 
greeted my eyes as I stood upon what seemed to 
be a boundary line between the material universe 
and the world of angels and spirits. I could see 
the mighty universe pass before me not like a pan- 
orama, for it did not pass out of my sight for an 
instant. There I could see the sun in all its heat 
and magnitude, a great sphere of blazing light, 
larger than anything I had ever imagined. Then 
the planets and the millions and millions of stars 
of more colors and tints than it is possible for the 
material mind to comprehend. They certainly did 
look very beautiful. 

One brilliant blue star many times larger than a 
house would be set in the centre of a circle of 
twinkling rose-colored satellites. Then there 



Peace Shall Prevail in the Uplifted Soul. 55 

would be clusters of bright green stars surrounded 
by larger clusters of yellow stars, and these would 
be encircled by deep red stars that flashed and 
twinkled in a thousand vibrations. Then I could 
see how the vibrations of the stars and the atmos- 
phere around them had its effect upon the people 
of the physical plane, for some active stars were 
sending out vibrations that I could see strike the 
earth many millions of miles away. I could see 
what effect intense vibrations from the planet Mars 
had upon the people of the earth, as well as the 
blue vibrations from Saturn. Venus sent out pink 
vibrations and those from the sun were both red 
and yellow, and from other planets the vibrations 
would be white, and when two vibrations crossed 
as they were sent to the earth there was apt to be 
disturbance of some kind in the earth's atmosphere. 
And sometimes thousands of vibrations would 
strike the minds of men, causing them to get into 
a state of intense excitement, not knowing how such 
conditions existed. 

I thought the moon a very queer looking place 
with its hollow volcanic mountains and its peculiar 
wind blowing continually. I thought the picture 
of the universe, the stars and the constellations, 
the comets and flashes of light, meteorites and 



56 Peace Shall Prevail in the Uplifted Soul. 

many other sights lost to the material eye the most 
beautiful and wonderful sight it had ever been my 
lot to witness. It was night to the people of the 
material plane, but not to me, a spiritual being, 
and one strange sight that struck me as being very 
peculiar was this: In the particular place where 
I was bound for the physical bodies of the inhab- 
itants were asleep, while the astral form of the in- 
dividual was free to wander wheresoever it willed, 
and from every embodied spirit was a long stream 
of light, the life-force connected with the physical 
body, which was at rest and in preparation for the 
work of the next day. I was glad to have it this 
way, for the astral forms of my dear ones were 
able to see me and I could talk to them as I could 
not have done had they been in the normal waking 
state. They never knew just when the physical 
body would pull upon the life-cord drawing the 
astral back into the body; in this case we would 
be obliged to part for a while. I was glad, how- 
e\er, to have a good talk with the dear mother and 
to tell her not to grieve for me when she awoke, 
and found me gone. 

The material plane itself seemed quite inferior 
to the new country I had found, still it was the 
abiding place of those I loved and as such was 



Peace Shall Prevail in the Uplifted Soul. 57 

worthy of my loving interest. I was interested in 
embodied and disembodied spirits as I saw them 
meet in loving communion upon the astral. To 
many whose lives were hard and unpleasant in the 
waking state it was the only source of pleasure 
that they had and made a bright spot that could 
not fail to be appreciated. 




"Not all the archangels can tell 

The joys of that holiest place, 
Where the Father is pleased to reveal 

The light of His heavenly face.' 9 

Wesley. 



CHAPTER VI. 



LIFE IN THE SPHEEES. 

Return to the Spirit-World — "Death" a "New 
Birth" — Multitudes Passing Over — Visit to the 
Spheres — "Dark" Sphere — Progress to the First 
Sphere and So On — Everyone in His Proper 
Place — Fourth Sphere, an Angel — Fifth Sphere, 
Family Love — The Life of Increasing Knowl- 
edge — Plenty of Time for Study — Rome of 
Children and Guardian Angels — "Sphere of 
Purity." 

I did not fail to visit all of my dear ones, and 
returned to the spirit-world regretting that the 
inhabitants of the material plane could not all 
know of the grand and beautiful life in the beyond. 
It was such a delight to realize that I could go 
anywhere that I desired, and that I had the privi- 
lege to visit any point on earth, in the spirit- world 



60 Peace Shall Prevail in the Uplifted Soul. 

or heaven. "Surely/' thought I, "the change 
called death is hut a higher birth and a condition 
very much to be desired/' 

There were crowds of people journeying to and 
from the earth; I could see many little children, 
some so tiny that they had to be borne in the arms 
of their guardian angels. It was a novelty to the 
spirit-children, who could not realize of course that 
they were now dead to the world, and were jour- 
neying toward a new land where they would grow 
and unfold in wisdom, knowledge and beauty. It 
was interesting to see the children who had been 
crippled and blind and who were now able to see 
and walk for the first time. They could scarcely 
contain themselves, they were so happy. They 
seemed like little birds who had just found their 
wings. It was not a pleasant sight to come in con- 
tact with those who had passed out of the body 
sinful and wicked. I was pleased to see that many 
of the so-called undeveloped spirits were being 
taught in the lower spheres, and that they were 
endeavoring to reach the way to progression by 
helping themselves through the aid of others to a 
higher plane of understanding. 

Upon my return trip I desired to visit each 
sphere and to learn the laws by which the Creator's 



Peace Shall Prevail in the Uplifted Soul. 61 

large family were kept in such a state of harmony 
and good will. There were many undeveloped 
spirits wandering about the earth and there were 
others confined in the dark sphere, but there was 
hope for all, and as there was no satisfaction to 
them in such a life the majority would after a time 
endeavor to (by their good work and the desire for 
something higher) reach the first sphere, and after 
they had learned the lesson of this sphere and could 
impart the knowledge to some other spirit who was 
anxious to enter the first sphere, they could then 
pass up into the second sphere and so on up 
through the different spheres. I found that each 
individual occupied his proper place and so in this 
way harmony prevailed. An undeveloped spirit 
did not dwell in the spheres with those whose de- 
sires were purely spiritual. In the fourth sphere 
a spirit becomes an angel, and with this step he 
had conquered all material tendencies or selfish 
characteristics. The fifth sphere is the sphere of 
family love. Families wait in this sphere for 
many years for their loved ones to pass to spirit- 
life. I liked the sixth sphere; everything there is 
so bright and beautiful. 

My new life had only -begun now and I was 
anxious to take up the duties of such a life. I was 



62 Peace Shall Prevail in the Uplifted Soul. 

glad to learn that I could take up any line of study 
that I desired and could improve and perfect my- 
self in many branches of learning if I would only 
apply myself. I decided to do this and my life 
became a very busy one, but this did not prevent 
me from visiting each day my father, mother, hus- 
band and children. There seemed to be no lim- 
itation of time in that grand and beautiful world. 
Since we did not sleep and there was no night, 
there was plenty of time for study. I was de- 
lighted with my own beautiful home, and new 
pleasures were continually awaiting me. I was 
anxious to perfect myself in music and art, and I 
lost no time in taking these up. I was also inter- 
ested in scientific investigation and very much so 
in the instructive lectures delivered by learned men 
in the great hall of science in the Celestial sphere. 
I was much interested in the children's homes. 
They appeared like great marble palaces and with- 
in were thousands of little children being reared 
and educated under the law of divine love. I saw 
there the tiniest sparks of life, who had never 
opened their eyes to material things but had been 
brought here to grow up in knowledge, love and 
wisdom. All infants were able here to walk and 
move, but not all could ascend and descend; that 



Peace Shall Prevail in the Uplifted Soul. 63 

was a power which they would all acquire after 
being there a short time. In the beautiful homes 
I have mentioned were to be found many guardian 
angels as well as kind-souled women whose life 
tendencies were toward the caring for and bringing 
up of little children. It was a very happy thought 
to realize how well God's children were provided 
for. One sphere many times larger than the earth 
was called the Sphere of Purity; everything was 
white in this sphere, the buildings, the ground, the 
grass, the foliage upon the trees and all the flowers. 
A person might understand from this description 
that the Sphere of Purity might appear cold and 
lifeless; such was not the case; it was most beau- 
tiful with a soft, rose-colored light shining over its 
dazzling beauty. 



And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying-. 
Behold the tabernacle of God IS with men and He 
will dwell with them and they shall be His people and 
God himself shall be with them AND BE their God. 
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, 
and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow nor 
crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the 
former things are passed away. — Revelations, Chapter 
21, third and fourth verses. 



CHAPTER VII. 



THE CELESTIAL LIFE. 

Everything, Beautiful and Instructive — The 
Brother-Companion — The "New Life" a Vivid 
Reality — The Saviour — Michael Angelo's Home 
in the Celestial Sphere — Opportunities Unlim- 
ited — The Celestial Chamber in Joseph Sam- 
son's Mansion — Soul-Senses, Awakened and 
Dominant — Experiences, Incomprehensible to 
the Material Mind — Reception at Rome — "Eter- 
nity' — Life of Helpfulness and Soul-Growth. 

How beautiful it is to be an inhabitant of such 
a wonderful land. This fact became more deeply 
impressed upon my mind as I grew and unfolded 
in my new life. I found a great deal to interest 
me in each sphere, and it seemed that there was 
always something new to charm my sight and 
hearing. I was so happy and how I longed for 



66 Peace Shall Prevail in the Uplifted Soul. 

the time when I could carry the heavenly message 
to the dear ones far away on the earth. The dear 
brother was a continual delight to me; he seemed 
during his years in the heavenly world to have ab- 
sorbed a wealth of knowledge, and then he was 
such an inspiring teacher. I was never weary of 
learning from him. 

After a time the new life became so natural to 
me that it seemed as though I had always known 
it 3 it was no longer a dream but a grand and beau- 
tiful reality. With my studies, my music and 
art, the companionship of new friends that I had 
found since I became an inhabitant of the heavenly 
world, the delightful musicales and instructive lec- 
tures, the time passed very pleasantly. Shortly 
after passing over I was brought into the presence 
of that grand character who is known to the world 
as the Saviour. I was deeply impressed with his 
tenderness and gentle manner, and his presence 
was such as to inspire one with the desire to be 
good and true. After coming in contact with this 
purely spiritual character I felt stronger and bet- 
ter than I ever had before. It was an inspiration 
that remained within my soul. 

I was delighted with a visit made to the home 
of Michael Angelo in the Celestial Sphere. The 



Peace Shall Prevail in the Uplifted Soul. 67 

works of art were most magnificent, and this visit 
only added another delightful reminiscence to my 
store of beautiful experiences. It was so grand to 
think that one was not limited in his desires in 
this heavenly world. All homes, buildings, music 
bulls, scientific laboratories and lecture halls were 
open to the public. There was always an instruct- 
ive lecture to attend if one so desired, and the mu- 
sicales and concerts were so inspiring. Those who 
had been limited on earth and who had desired to 
hear Jennie Lind or Emma Abbott sing could lis- 
ten to their music in the music halls of heaven. 
There were all the poets, Longfellow, Whittier, 
Tennyson, Holmes, Bryant, Emerson, Goldsmith 
and others — all possessing magnificent homes and 
entertaining in royal style. Such a life as the 
one that I had found was certainly greatly to be 
desired. To think that one might go on through 
all eternity, receiving instruction, developing and 
unfolding in an atmosphere of the most elevated 
thought was a privilege greatly valued by those 
who were inmates of this wonderful world. 

I spent many delightful hours in the home of 
my ancestor described during the early part of 
my spiritual life. The Celestial Chamber was a 
continual delight to me. The collection of curi- 



68 Peace Shall Prevail in the Uplifted Soul. 

ous and beautiful creations furnished me with in- 
spiring thoughts, such strange creations gathered 
from the Celestial Sphere. I sometimes wondered 
that I had the power to comprehend them. J real- 
ized if certain senses in my soul had not been 
aivakened after I had laid aside my physical body 
that I would not have been able to see the objects 
at all; they would have been as far from my com- 
prehension as heaven or an angel would be beyond 
the comprehension of a worm of the dust. I un- 
derstood well that certain senses of the immortal 
soul remain in a dormant state while one is in 
the physical body, unless by deep thought and con- 
centration they are awakened and brought into 
life. The awakening of these soul-senses will 
serve to make the physical plane a more beautiful 
and pleasant place than it is, and a great deal of 
sin, sorrow, pain and poverty could be done away, 
if the sixth, seventh and eighth senses were de- 
veloped instead of only the first, second, third, 
fourth and fifth — the fifth* being dormant in a 
great many individuals. V/hat wonderful possi- 
bilities are folded away in the soul of an infant, 
and how carefully and tenderly these possibilities 

* Intellectual. 



Peace Shall Prevail in the Uplifted Soul. 69 

should be brought out,, if one would improve the 
earthly conditions. 

There were many experiences through which I 
passed, and many objects that charmed my sight 
which would be utterly incomprehensible to the 
material mind if I should attempt to give a de- 
scription of them. I must reserve them for some 
time in the future, when the mind of man has 
unfolded some of its latent powers. The Affairs 
of Heaven, The Grand Eeview of Angels, The 
Flower Carnival, The Celebration of Archangels, 
The Apostolic Festival, The Family Reunion and 
many others too numerous to mention, filled my 
soul with elevated thoughts. These things so far 
exceeded anything held upon the material plane 
that there was no comparison. There were lessons 
to be found in all things if one would only see 
them by divine light and understanding. 

It was not long after my entrance to the heavenly 
world that I held a reception in my own home ; the 
soft, inspiring music, the beautiful lights, the spir- 
itual faces of the angels, the flowing white robes 
and the loosened hair of my angelic guests formed 
a picture never to be forgotten by those who wit- 
nessed it. I was happier than I had ever been; 
how I wished that my babies, my darling mother 



70 Peace Shall Prevail in the Uplifted Soul. 

and husband might have mingled with the guests 
as they glided through the rooms of my home, 
passing the time in music and pleasant thought. 
My angel brother was quite a lion upon this occa- 
sion; to look at him was an inspiration, and when 
he spoke my guests were charmed, so grand was 
his voice and so beautiful his spoken thoughts. 
Once again did I wish that his mother might see 
him. Such scenes were more beautiful than those 
witnessed upon the material plane, for the 
thoughts of all were pure and elevated and fur- 
nished food for the soul. I thought how differ- 
ent is this from the idea that people hold of the 
spiritual world being a place where the sanctified 
walk about a white throne singing hymns contin- 
ually, and how much more satisfying to the active 
life of the spiritual body. 

I was very glad that the Creator had designed 
his works in a way so thoroughly pleasing to his 
children. During my early experiences in the 
spirit world I would try to comprehend the 
meaning of "Eternity" and finally it dawned upon 
my mind that I was living in eternity. Eternity 
is to-day , and to-morrow is eternity, and through- 
out all time there is opportunity to grow nearer 
toward Godly perfection — nearer toward the truth, 



Peace Shall Prevail in the Uplifted Soul. 71 

nearer toward complete happiness. The very rest- 
lessness that causes the soul to soar upward either 
as an embodied or disembodied spirit is an indi- 
cation of its higher growth. And so I thought 
what I learn now will prepare me for higher les- 
sons that are to come later on, and my soul was so 
eager to acquire its daily lessons. As I grew and 
developed, I found more satisfaction in life than 
ever before. The experiences of my life were 
varied and there was no condition that I found 
monotonous. Early in the morning while the 
world which I visited was in sleep, I would go to 
my loved ones for a while and bring to them the 
vibrations from a better land. Sometimes they 
were receptive to these vibrations and at other 
times they could not receive my help in the small- 
est degree. Sometimes after leaving my loved 
ones I would take a short trip somewhere upon 
the earth. 

I found a great deal to interest me, but there 
were no scenes so beautiful as those I could see 
in the heavenly world, and so I was always happy 
to return to them. A few hours spent with my 
studies, then more time in the pleasant companion- 
ship of dear friends, then a lecture or concert or 
the privilege of witnessing some scientific experi- 



72 Peace Shall Prevail in the Uplifted Soul. 

ment soon to be given to the world through the 
brain of some receptive individual, and then after 
this, a pleasant walk over the beautiful grounds 
of my home with my beloved brother, my angelic 
guide or with my own soul. In the latter case, I 
would spend a pleasant hour in reflection and com- 
panionship with my own soul. 

What a wonderful life it was; no time wasted, 
but all spent in helping the soul to grow and un- 
fold its mighty powers. Sometimes it would be a 
visit to the lower spheres to help and instruct 
some undeveloped spirit who desired to rise, then 
again there would be a call to the earth plane to a 
scene of accident where many lives were to go out — 
some lives needing assistance to help them to the 
spirit world. And so my life glided along, peace- 
fully and pleasantly, through three years of spir- 
itual life. I have gained much — pay soul has 
grasped many lessons of truth and wisdom, but it 
is only in the beginning of spiritual knowledge. 
I trust that it may have many new and wonderful 
tiuths to tell you as this journal is continued, at 
some future date. 

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Peace Shall Prevail in the Uplifted Soul. 73 
THOUGHTS OF HEAVEN. 

I am sitting alone in the twilight 

In the hush of the closing day, 
And a feeling of rapture steals o^er me 

And my thoughts they are far away. 

I am thinking to-night of heaven, 

That beautiful land so fair; 
Of the angels so pure and spotless, 

Who dwell in harmony there. 

I have heard of that beautiful country 
That God in His wisdom has made ; 

I have heard of its joys supernal, 
Of its flowers that never fade. 

I have longed to walk through that city — 
That beautiful land of my dreams 

Where dross is not mixed with the golden 
And life there is just what it seems. 

I have pictured often the Savior 
With His matchless face all aglow, 

Walking among his disciples 

In raiment all white like the snow. 



74 Peace Shall Prevail in the Uplifted Soul. 

Lo ! o'er my enraptured vision 

Comes a something that seems like a spell; 
I have caught just a glimpse of that country 

Far away where the angels dwell. 



I can hear the glad strains of their music 
As softly it comes floating near ; 

Oh ! rapturous tones of heaven 
Palling so sweetly on my ear. 

But alas ! it has gone all too quickly ; 

My vision of Heaven is o'er, 
And I think of life and its promise 

As I never had thought before. 

And I think how far from God's purpose 
The most of our lives are led — 

We are so weak, my Father, 
Calling to Thee for bread. 

We should make life an example 
Strong with truth, faith and love ; 

Make our lives a structure 

That shall rise to the heights above. 



COMMUNICATIONS ON THE CELESTIAL 
WOELD. 

Same Author. 



ANGELS' DIAEY. 

SECOND PART. 

CHAPTER I. 



THROUGH THE GATES OF PARADISE. 

The "Summerland" Where — ' The Many Man- 
sions" — Rapturous Music — The Beautiful Gate- 
- ivay — Unimaginable Realities — Scenery of 
Every Variety — Aug el- Activities — Homes in 
the Eternal World — Palaces, Mansions, Cot- 
tages, Children s Homes — Temples of Art and 
Music — Lecture Halls — Lectures at a Distance 
— Scenes Transferred from Afar. 

Far away beyond the boundaries of the material 
plane is a glorious land — a land of eternal sum- 
mer, where the fragrance of flowers floats softly 
upon the air. This beautiful land is the abode 
of those who have vacated the house of clajr to 
take up their residence from now on through all 



All Truth is the Result of Light. 11 

eternity in a life of sweetest harmony and most 
perfect peace. 

In this glorious Summer-land are the many 
mansions not built by hands, but eternal in the 
Heavens ; not built to crumble and decay, but cre- 
ated to endure through all time. Strains of rap- 
turous music float soft and free over the fair green 
hills of this beautiful land. A beautiful gateway 
guards the entrance to Paradise that offers a won- 
derful promise to many whose spiritual eyes have 
been opened for the first time. It seems to speak 
of the promise to the soul — "Lay down your bur- 
dens, weary one, for here is perfect rest." 

Paradise is the heaven that awaits God's fair 
blossoms — the little children who have blossomed 
on earth to bloom above. It is the abode of those 
who have laid aside the weaknesses of the material 
body. What glorious realities are to be found 
within that Paradise of the Blessed — such scenes 
as have never been imagined by the material mind ; 
grand old trees bending down upon one side with 
different varieties of fruit and upon the other side 
a perfect mass of pink and white bloom, flower 
gardens whose equal has never been seen before. 
Not all the glorious wealth of floral beauty and 
vegetation of the tropics can be compared to that 



78 All Truth is the Result of Light. 

found in the Summer-land above. The beautiful 
colors that play softly upon the creations of 
Heaven add an indescribable beauty to the scene. 
There are rivers, lakes and mountains to be found 
in the eternal land, but they are as clear as crys- 
tal, and an inhabitant of that plane may walk 
through its waters and come forth strengthened 
and highly spiritualized. Small craft built of 
iridescent shells and festooned with lovely flowers 
glide dreamily over the surface of the water, the 
banks upon all sides being brilliant with tinted 
sand of various colors. 

One may see angelic beings in white robes with 
loosely flowing hair gliding softly over the sur- 
face of the ground or floating leisurely through the 
air ; some conversing with one another, others lift- 
ing the voice in song; some beautiful angelic be- 
ings bearing in their arms tiny babies who have 
been carried from the earth plane to this glorious 
bnd of mighty love and eternal peace. If the 
mothers of such little ones could only see, how 
differently they would feel. 

The homes to be found in the eternal land are 
not of a sameness although all are lovely. There 
are small homes completely overgrown with flower- 
ing vines, and those who dwell within are there 



All Truth is the Result of Light. 79 

because they like such a home. They feel more 
content than they would in a fine mansion or gor- 
geous palace. There are co-operative homes where 
hundreds of people live together in the most per- 
fect harmony without the drudgery of material 
work, all things being run upon the most ap- 
proved plan — no cooking, no sweeping, no sewing 
or housework of any kind, for the spiritual body 
needs nothing of this kind. 

There are homes devoted entirely to young 
people where a literary, social and musical life 
may be enjoyed by those dwelling within such a 
home. There are palaces and mansions for those 
who desire them. There are colleges of science 
where students work out mighty problems and ex- 
periments. Those interested in this line find 
their homes in such colleges, since the spiritual 
body never sleeps or becomes weary from its work. 

There are the mighty temples of art and music, 
the lecture halls, the beautiful homes for the chil- 
dren, and the palaces of the great writers and 
artists, where receptions are held daily, and where 
one may meet with noted people, as the great men 
and women of the eternal world are at work with 
the creations of their souls. Naturally, when a 
reception is held at the home of Beecher, Long- 



80 All Truth is the Result of Light. 

fellow or any other gifted angel, the conversation 
drifts to the latest work of some great artist, poet, 
musician or inventor. Many things are discussed 
that the inhabitants of the material plane are not 
ready for yet, but will be some day when man has 
learned to develop his latent faculties. To those 
who are interested in such things instructive lec- 
tures are being given continually that furnish food 
for the soul desiring unfoldment. The works of 
art in the higher world are all upon pure and lofty 
subjects. 

Frequently there are meetings where there is no 
lecturer present, he being somewhere in one of the 
spheres and sending his thoughts to the listeners, 
who are gathered together and who are enabled to 
hear every word without even a wireless telegraph. 
In many of the gatherings scenes that are transpir- 
ing in the different spheres are sent and transferred 
by means of vision that all may see through the 
power of the sub-conscious mind. There are many 
wonderful things that take place within the eternal 
city, events of which I shall speak at some future 
time. 



"Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth 
to minister for them who shall oe heirs of salvation?" 

St. Paul. 



CHAPTER II. 



GKAND EEVIEW OP ANGELS. 



THE TEMPLE OP LIGHT. 

"Temple of Light" — Magnificent Creation — Im- 
mense Concourse of Angels — Multitudes from 
Everywhere — Gift of the Spirit — Procession in 
Revieiv — Millions in Small Space — Angelic 
Choir — Great Masters — Every Angel Receives 
a Blessing — Grandeur of the Ceremony. 

Beyond the boundary of the material world in 
the Celestial Sphere is situated the Temple of 
Light. It is the most magnificent creation ever 
raised in the name of God. It is made of opal- 
escent material radiating every color of the rain- 
bow. It sheds its tinted light upon all objects that 
are in its vicinity. It resembles a mighty palace 



All Truth is the Result of Light. S3 

Of. opal stone. Its dimensions are very spacious. 
It has towers, turrets and domes. Its columns are 
fluted and carved in beautiful design. 

In this temple is held once a year the grand 
review of angels. Upon this occasion all the in- 
habitants of the spiritual and heavenly worlds 
must gather in this temple to pass in Grand Re- 
view and receive the Gift of the Spirit, which will 
help them to progress during the coming year. 
Upon the occasion of the Grand Eeview of Angels, 
it is a very beautiful sight to see the inhabitants of 
the Spirit-world coming from all directions to 
meet in one grand conclave in the Temple of 
Light; some floating through the air, others glid- 
ing along with feet that scarcely touch the ground, 
bearing garlands of flowers, or showering them 
over the pathway for those who are following in 
the rear. 

All inhabitants of the Spirit-world look forward 
to this occasion with much delight, as it certainly 
is very beautiful. If mothers who grieve for 
the little ones (who have left them to go, they 
know not where) could see them in the midst of 
all the grandeur and beauty of the Temple of 
Light, they would say, "It is well ; my child is far 
better off than he would be amid the trials and 



Si All Truth is the Result of Light. 

temptations of the material world." The streams 
of white-robed angels and spirits as they pass into 
the temple through apparently closed walls is a 
sight never to be forgotten by those who have the 
privilege of witnessing it. 

This temple, you understand, has been created 
just as have been the sun, moon and stars. It has 
been created to endure throughout all time. The 
ground surrounding the temple is in keeping with 
its grandeur; beautiful flowers, grand old trees, 
terraced banks, fountains carved in the form of 
angels sending up rainbow-tinted spray — scenes 
more beautiful than any material eye has ever 
witnessed. 

One marvelous feature of the conclave is this: 
No matter how many millions of angels meet to- 
gether, there is no crowding or pushing or strain- 
ing of necks to see what is going on. The scene 
is visible to all eyes. 

The music, from a choir composed of thousands 
of voices, is so harmoniously blended that there 
is not one harsh, discordant note, but only the 
most exquisite tones. Within the Temple of Light 
upon the occasion I have mentioned may be heard 
the most rapturous music. Heavenly instruments 
are played by the power of vibrations, but the 



All Truth is the Result of Light. 85 

mighty organ, which occupies nearly a block in 
extent, is played upon by some of the masters — 
Handel, Beethoven, Mozart, Mendelssohn or some 
other angel equally skilled. Think of it! To 
hear such men play, or to hear Emma Abbott sing 
as she never sang in her life upon the material 
plane. 

How grand to be privileged to enter the Temple 
of Light. The interior overhead is studded with 
hundreds of blue and rose-colored stars, soft rain- 
bow-tinted lights bathe everything in a beautiful 
glow. Millions upon millions of angels are to be 
seen and yet there would be room for a million 
more if it were necessary. And when the mighty 
choir, composed of thousands of voices, joins in 
one grand burst of song the grandeur of the occa- 
sion is indescribable. Then every angel present 
i3 prepared to receive a blessing that will insure 
new strength in spiritual unfoldment. First 
come the little babies, pure and spotless as the 
newly-opened flower, then the children, and then 
the youth and maiden, and last those who have 
had years of material experience. All this scene 
is very grand and impressive and must be witnessed 
to be fully appreciated. 



86 All Truth is the Result of Light. 

The ceremony ends in a grand burst of heavenly 
music and all pass out with joyful souls, thankful 
that they have been privileged to participate in the 
Grand Eeview of Angels. How glorious to be an 
angel, to know that you have eternity to perfect 
yourself in, to know that the trials of your life 
have all been laid away and from henceforth on 
all shall be glorious, beautiful and free. Truly 
those who pass to the spiritual side of life have 
gained a wonderful experience. 




Let your light so shine before men that they may 
see your good works and glorify your Father which is 
in heaven. — St. Matthew, fifth chapter, sixteenth 
verse. 



CHAPTER III. 



PARADISE OF GOD. 

Chosen Inhabitants — Magnificence — Perfect Vis- 
ion — Connected by Vibrations — Spiritual Ether 
— Life, the Immortal Divine Principle — Spiral 
Vibration and Electric Cell United — Divine 
Laws Lowered — Soul Needs Upliftment — Di- 
vine Principle, the Only Force — Deeper Than 
Body or Brain — Higher Vibrations Not Under- 
stood — Divine Principle and Immortal Soul 
Harmonized — "Children of Men" — Divine In- 
signia — "Children of Cod/ J 

There is a sphere in the eternal world which is 
called the Paradise of God. Within that sphere 
Jesus dwells with the disciples, and those who 
have been chosen to dwell there. This sphere is 
not the abode of the spirits or the angels; only 
those who have been solicited to dwell there can 



All Truth is the Result of Light. 89 

enter. Many there are who never come away to 
mingle with those who dwell in the other spheres. 
The grandeur and magnificence of this place is 
beyond conception, and those who dwell there have 
attained that spiritual enlightenment which en- 
ables them to understand all things pertaining to 
the divine in spiritual and human expression. A 
great many wonderful secrets are sent from the 
Paradise of God by spiritual vibration to the an- 
gelic and spiritual worlds, and after they have been 
understood by the members of the angelic world 
they are then given to the material world if it is 
ready to understand them. 

The world is just beginning to understand that 
the spiritual ether which is above the earth's at- 
mosphere abounds in the life force which emanates 
from the great universal God of heaven and earth, 
and that it is the substance of which the Creator 
is composed and cannot be destroyed; for it is 
spiritualized, etherealized electricity. Before it 
can enter into the form of a human being it has 
to be modified somewhat by contact with material 
forces, but all the same it is life. It is divine and 
emanates from God. It is the immortal principle 
of the Creator. It will be many years before this 
will be understood by the masses. It is something 



90 All Truth is the Result of Light. 

that must come gradually into the minds of the 
people, and like steps in progression one must be 
surmounted before the next one is understood. 
This divine principle to the spiritual sight is in 
the form of spiral vibrations and electrical cells. 
These two united form the perfect element of life. 
They are far too spiritual to be comprehended or 
seen as yet by the average mind. However, when 
the mind has developed itself sufficiently to com- 
prehend spiritual principle, the creation of life 
will be from a higher standpoint than is embraced 
by the understanding of to-day. 

The uniting of the spiral vibrations and elec- 
trical life cells forms the essence of immortal life, 
and since this is eternal from the Creator it can- 
not be destroyed, nor can it of itself waste its force. 
It may not be able to express itself in full strength 
through the physical expression, but that fault is 
with the material body, because the divine laws are 
not understood and because it is difficult to balance 
harmoniously material and spiritual elements. In 
the Paradise of God, divine laws are understood 
and harmony prevails, but these laws sent out to 
the angelic and spiritual mind and thence conveyed 
to material minds have not the power that they 
had in the beginning, for they have been lowered 



All Truth is the Result of Light. 91 

instead of elevated, being obliged to come through 
so many different elements. 

// the soul would uplift itself at the time of the 
creation of life it would receive the divine light in 
its wonderful force, and the God principle tvould 
be expressed in the future growth in glorious spir- 
itual development and unfoldment. I am sorry 
to say that the soul does not understand the higher 
laws of its being, and the life principle does not 
receive the divine insignia that it should nor that 
it was intended it should receive. The divine princi- 
ple of life that emanates from God is continually at 
work. While in the physical body it really is the 
only force. The other principles which by some 
appear to be a part of the life-force, are only side 
tracks of one great course, and are nothing them- 
selves if cut off from the one great course. 

In analyzing the human system people forget to 
go beyond the body or the brain. They do not 
reach out to the divine principle which is the true 
force that keeps the machinery in working order. 
They never stop to think that there is a power out- 
side of the physical body from which all of this 
wonderful activity emanates. The eye of the spir- 
itual can behold the divine vibrations as they are 
directed toward the work of creation in human 



92 All Truth is the Result of Light. 

form. They are more powerful than any ray of 
electricity that has ever been seen by the material 
sight and are interesting to those who understand 
such divine forces. 

In the Paradise of God all creative law has its 
source, and if there existed a human mind who 
could comprehend this the divine light would flow 
free and pure into the soul as it dwells within the 
human form. The laws of spiritual vibrations 
could be made more free and perfect if this were 
understood; there would not be so much inhar- 
mony, so much that is misunderstood existent upon 
the human plane of life, fox the holy spirit of di- 
vine principle would be in harmony with the im- 
mortal soul. The human body would be a more 
fitting abiding place for the divine emanation from 
God, and the stamp of a higher force would be set 
upon the children of God. 

The Children of God seems hardly appropri- 
ate when the expression is so imperfect as 
yet. We can only say "the children of men/' 
for the God-stamp upon their brows has not yet 
appeared. It is only within and has not expressed 
itself outwardly. Let us look forward to that 
time when every individual will bear upon his 
countenance the divine insignia of God. Let us 



All Truth is the Result of Light. 93 

pray that men will learn to look to the fountain- 
head of life and power and harmonize that knowl- 
edge with the God-principle existent within the 
soul. This will polarize the law of growth and 
reproduction and stamp the creation with the di- 
vine inheritance of immortal life. Then shall 
men be the children of God. Then shall the Par- 
adise of God be attuned to the immortal and the 
divine within every created soul. Then shall all 
sin, sickness, poverty and ignorance be overcome 
and that which now appears evil shall develop into 
ultimate good. The divine kingdom within the 
soul may then be connected with the divine King- 
dom of Heaven. By the law of spiritualized elec- 
trical vibrations, the divine essence of God, which 
vibrates through the spiritual ether above the 
earth's atmosphere will then perform its true mis- 
sion in connection with the children of men. 




He that overcometh shall inherit all things and I 
will be his God and he shall be my son. — Revelations, 
twenty-first chapter, seventh verse. 



CHAPTER IV. 



PAEADISE OF GOD— (Continued.) 

/'Pinnacle of Immortality/' "Sphere of Divinity' 
— All-Transcendent — Centre of All — Divine 
Principle, Inexhaustib le — Gompreh ended Only 
by the Most Highly Developed Spiritual Mind — ■ 
Method of Divine Activity — Material and Divine 
Connected — Life, a Chain of Vibrations — 
Thought, a Material and Spiritual Essence — 
Vibrations' Twelve Colors — Astro-Spiritual Or- 
ganism. Electric — Physical Organism, Magnetic. 

What a glorious world is that at the pinnacle of 
immortality, The Paradise of God — The Sphere 
of Divinity — where dwell the Saints of Light and 
where is the centre of God-principle and power; 
where higher laws are created and made manifest, 
and sent by vibrations through the souls of angels 
to the sub-conscious mind of man. The Paradise 



96 All Truth is the Result of Light. 

of God is in beauty and grandeur beyond the com- 
prehension of mortal man. Man must grow, un- 
fold and develop gradually, and the time will come 
when the understanding of divinity will be to him 
as an open book. 

God, the Creator and Giver of all life, is cen- 
tred in The Paradise or sphere mentioned. From 
this great and glorious centre of all light, life and 
wisdom divine force is generated through the 
heavenly and spiritual spheres and through all na- 
ture as it exists upon the material plane and the 
astral or solar system. 

This is the divine principle of God and its sup- 
ply is inexhaustible. As fast as it flows out and 
enters the soul of all nature it radiates back to the 
God-centre and therefore cannot be destroyed. It 
is the highest and most spiritual force that can 
exist and is electrical in its nature, but so power- 
ful and of such refined influence that it cannot be 
seen by the eye of the physical or comprehended by 
the mind of man. That some wonderful unseen 
force exists is well known, but to know what that 
force is man must be educated up to it by degrees. 
The spiritual mind can comprehend this principle, 
but not in its complete sense until it has unfolded 
and strengthened its powers of comprehension. 






All Truth is the Result of Light. 97 

These vibrations as they emanate from the God- 
head of life and power are of a deep purple or blue 
in tint, with a golden light upon each side. They 
penetrate the organism very strongly at a time 
when there is to be a parting of spiritual and ma- 
terial substance, also at the time of birth and cre- 
ation. By this one may understand that the life 
foice as it radiates through the physical is of God 
and is eternal with God; and the material plane, 
although so far removed from the sphere and cen- 
tre of divine life, is connected directly with this 
divine centre mentioned. If this were not so, the 
material universe would be nothing at all. Chaos 
would be the result, for the supply that emanates 
fiom the sun would be cut off and there could be 
no life to exist in the world. Life is a chain of 
vibrations existing from the Godhead through the 
different forms of godly expression. Since man 
himself is the direct principle of God, all other 
forms of godly expression have been created for the 
benefit of man and for his ultimate good, if he 
will only accept and use them according to divine 
laiv. If he does not do this, inharmony in his 
life is the result. 

The soul principle of every force in nature is 
generated first in The Paradise ©f God. These 



98 All Truth is the Result of Light. 

forces, as they are vibrated to material nature, 
take on a coarser material element in which they 
are clothed, just as the spirit of man is clothed in 
the material element of the body. The divine es- 
sence so refined in itself must have a coarser ele- 
ment to balance it when it has to do with material 
conditions upon the earth plane. Thought is com- 
posed of material and spiritual essence. Spiritual 
feeling has no material in it of itself, but has upon 
finding expression through the physical body. It 
is interesting to note the vibrations that connect 
with the divine in the Paradise of God as well as 
those vibrations which are more material in their 
nature and connect material minds with material. 
As I have said before, such things may be wit- 
nessed only by the highly spiritualized individual, 
and this power may be gained by inner reflection 
and concentration. 

The different forces as they exist in God's Para- 
dise are of many and wonderful colorings. The 
vibration that creates life in the individual is 
composed of twelve different colors, and each color 
relates to some force of the created organism in its 
spiritual and physical sense, and is worked out 
through the period of the individual's life. 



All Truth is the Result of Light. 99 

The astro-spiritual organism is composed of 
electrical cells that draw their force from the great 
centre of life. The storage battery of life and 
generative force is situated at the great nerve cen- 
tre, the Solar Plexus. The astro-spiritual is the 
spiritual connected with the physical, either while 
the body is in active use or while the spiritual is 
apart from the physical at night when the body is 
asleep. The physical organism of itself is mag- 
netic and entirely dependent upon the spiritual for 
its life and supply, just as the spiritual is depend- 
ent upon the God principle for its supply. In the 
case of one, the force is intended to be eternal; 
while the other, according to the laws of the uni- 
verse, must go back into nature. The particles 
that nature is continually taking up and throwing 
off have existed perhaps in different parts of the 
earth many miles distant. The scales of a fish 
may have been dissolved through chemical changes 
tv exist in the deep red coloring of some person's 
lips, and so there is a force going on continually 
from the Paradise of God down to the working of 
life upon the earth-plane. 

The light which emanates from God's Paradise 
is of different forms and colors. A thought vibra- 
tion is not of the same color as a life vibration for 

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100 All Truth is the Result of Light. 

the reason that it does not require so many ele- 
ments to build it up. A thought vibration is blue; 
a vibration of feeling is a blending of the two 
colors, rose-pink and green; a vibration sent out 
fiom the mind of the individual to benefit another 
financially is red in color; so one who would send 
out financial vibrations should hold that color in 
his mind when he is interested along this line. 




CHAPTER V. 



SPIEITUAL TYPE OF JESUS. 

A Summer Scene — Angels and Children — Jesus, 
the Central Figure — The Reflected Light — Deep 
Spirituality — The Little Child, Like a Doll — Its 
Mother, the Sin — Soul-Reading — The Pathetic 
Scene. 

It was in the eternal world, beyond the bounda- 
ries of the earth's atmosphere, a scene within one 
of the many beautiful spheres of Heaven. It was 
a summer scene, a background of grand old trees 
bending with the weight of fruit and blossoms. A 
group of angelic beings in white robes stood in the 
foreground, their attention fixed upon a grand, 
kingly figure surrounded by countless numbers of 
little children who were reclining upon the green 
grass, or floating just above in air and bending 
closely to the presence of the kingly figure who 



102 All Truth is the Result of Light. 

stood in the centre of the group. It was the figure 
of a spiritual type of man. Tall and commanding 
in figure and clothed in a sparkling raiment of 
white, around which was a halo of spiritual light. 
The head was large with a profusion of brown, 
waving hair. The face was a study, such mighty 
strength was shown and yet such love and tender- 
ness. The eyes were the most wonderful features 
of the face. They were of a dark purple color, 
and while their glance was filled with love and 
tenderness, yet there was a power that showed they 
could look right into the soul of an individual. 

The light which was reflected from the person of 
this individual was so intense as to dazzle the eye 
at first glance. This manifestation being an indi- 
cation of deep spirituality. This person, Jesus, 
had been talking to the angelic beings who sur- 
rounded him, and the words he had spoken had 
been received with intense interest. He had now 
finished his discourse and the little children had 
gathered around him to receive the spiritual vibra- 
tions of love sent out to them, and as he stood there 
an angel from a distance came, bringing to him a 
little child — a tiny little creature, so small that 
it seemed almost like a doll. He took it tenderly 
in his arms and touched its soft cheek and hair, 



All Truth is the Result of Light. 103 

and the face of the little one was uplifted to the 
face of Jesus as though it understood that here 
was love, gentleness and compassion. As he stood 
there holding the tiny infant, the group of angels 
separated and the figure of a woman was led in. 
As her eyes rested upon the face of Jesus they 
dropped, and the intense light dazzled her for a 
moment. Then a strange thing happened. She 
was forced to look straight at the face of Jesus, 
who held in his arms her little child; this child 
was the effect of her sin. The look directed toward 
her was so intense, so strange, and to her, so awful, 
for she knew that he read her soul, and for a 
moment such agony, such remorse, swept through 
her whole being that it seemed she suffered for a 
lifetime during that one moment. Then the fig- 
ure of Jesus changed in its attitude and he took 
the little child and placed it in the mother's arms, 
lifting her from the ground, where she had fallen 
in her despair. For a moment his hands rested 
upon her head as though in blessing, and then, 
with her little child, she was led away to take up 
her life in one of the many spheres of the eternal 
world. 

This is the Savior as I have seen him on the 
other side. 



104 



All Truth is the Result of Light. 



During December, 1901, when some parties 
were trying to make it appear that Jesus was only 
a historical myth, I asked my daughter to give me 
an article describing Jesus as she had seen him in 
Heaven, and this is it. 




CHAPTER VI. 



A TRIP TO THE SUN. 

Embodied and Disembodied Spirits Can Travel 
Together — And What Is Seen — Delightful 
Scenes — The Sun and Her Vibrations, Burning 
Heat Is in the Interior — The Exterior Is Inter- 
esting, but We Enter the Interior — What We 
Find — Sun Spots — The Fountain of Living 
Water — The Arcana of Light. 

Our party consists of my mother, an embodied 
spirit, my brother and myself, who are inhabitants 
of that Celestial Eegion beyond the shadows of 
the material plane. My brother and myself have 
visited that great world, the Sun, before, but it 
is the first time that our mother's spirit has ven- 
tured so far from the physical body. 

It is night upon the earth, but to us there is no 
darkness. All is clear and bright and we float 



106 All Truth is the Result of Light. 

rapidly and easily through the air. There are 
no sensations of fear, only a delightful sense of 
freedom, that is quite unlike any material sensa- 
tion. Up and up we go through the different gra- 
dations of atmosphere beyond the atmosphere of 
the earth, and we see the millions and millions of 
stars that hang in space, held in their place by the 
laws of attraction. 

The air is filled with beings like ourselves, some 
of whom are embodied spirits and are connected 
by that long silver cord, which extends from the 
top of the head to the physical body now wrapped 
in sleep far away upon the earth-plane. Those 
who are disembodied have parted with that silver 
cord, and consequently there is no fear that they 
may be obliged to return to the earth on account 
of the restlessness of the sleeping body. What de- 
lightful scenes are shown all about us. And to our 
spiritual vision the sun in the distance looks like a 
great crimson globe, around which are different 
colored vibrations extending in all directions. 
These vibrations produce different effects by the 
time they pass through the various atmosphere ex- 
tending between the earth and sun. The ether is 
quite different from the earth's atmosphere, since 
it contains elements too fine and ethereal to sus- 
tain the physical body. 



All Truth is the Result of Light. 107 

As we draw near to the sun, we can see that 
the rays appear more powerful, although we feel 
no unpleasant effects, since heat has no effect upon 
the spiritual organism. Although the sun is many 
millions of miles away from the earth, we are 
enabled to reach it in a comparatively short space 
of time, and we find that its appearance is quite 
different from that shown to the people of the 
earth. In appearance it resembles burnished cop- 
per, and it has a hard, firm surface. The burning 
heat is in the interior and the rays sent off from 
the exterior are really generated from within. 
Upon some points of the sun are dark spots where 
the crust is quite thin and these are produced by 
extra heat upon the interior of these points. These 
are what are called "Sun-spots" and they produce 
much trouble upon the earth-plane. Although this 
crust upon the sun is hard and firm to us and quite 
pleasant to walk upon, yet it would be impossible 
for physical beings to move about upon it, even 
though they could "each it, for it would be intense- 
ly hot to their feet. 

The exterior of the sun is an interesting point, 
but we do not intend to stop here. We have the 
privilege and the power, as spiritual beings, to 
pass within, where greater wonders exist. It is 



108 All Truth is the Result of Light. 

comparatively easy to pass within the sun, and 
once within we find much to delight and inspire 
ns. There are many wonderful caves and grottoes, 
where hang suspended pendants of every color in 
the rainbow. Of course the interior is not all 
alike. There are chambers in the sun, where are 
generated peculiar gases, that find their way even- 
tually to the earth's atmosphere, having been 
changed and transmuted by chemical law into 
some element that is needed by the great world of 
nature. Some points within the sun were lakes 
of boiling fire, and the air was filled with showers 
of gold and silver rays. In some parts of the sun 
there were snow and ice, and when these sides were 
turned toward the earth there were generated cold 
vibrations, and the earth suffered from cold. The 
change in the seasons had much to do with this 
last fact. 

In parts of the sun were summer scenes; there 
were lakes, rivers, mountains, flowers, trees, foliage 
and water. But in every part that we visited we 
found no inhabitants outside of those who had 
visited there for the purpose of exploration. In 
looking at the sun from the earth, one will often 
be able to distinguish dark spots. These sun- 
spots are the exterior surface of a boiling, red-hot 



All Truth is the Result of Light. 109 

interior, and when they are in affinity with the 
earth there is intense heat. We saw much that 
was beautiful within the sun. In one magnificent 
grotto the place seemed bathed in a deep purple 
light, and curious formations resembling flowers, 
foliage and plants were seen. They appeared to 
be carved from iridescent stone, but upon exam- 
ination proved to be the result of some gaseous 
disturbance within the depths of the grotto. In 
one place far in the northwest corner of the sun 
was a point called the Fountain of Living Waters. 
A stream of water several hundred feet in diam- 
eter and of a deep, green color tossed its spray into 
the air. There was a peculiar power in this water 
and all who stood beneath it were conscious of 
a peculiar electric sensation vibrating through the 
spiritual body. 

In some parts of the sun it would have been 
quite dark, had it not been for the spiritual power 
which enabled us to see light anywhere. One point 
particularly interesting was called the Arcana of 
Light. It was a point within the sun as large as 
the earth's surface, and was a center of the most 
brilliant light. Lights there were that had never 
been seen upon the material plane and most beau- 
tiful to look upon. There were parts where hung 



110 All Truth is the Result of Light. 

suspended upon the trees the most delicious ap- 
pearing fruit, but it was only a formation and was 
not to eat. There were dark places that seemed 
like bottomless pits from whence were issuing 
white vapor and clouds of reddish light. These 
points are all serving a peculiar purpose designed 
by the Creator. 

The different vibrations sent off by the sun were 
of various colors and power of strength. Some, by 
the time they reached the earth, contained but a 
very small part of the original element, others as 
they passed through the different gradations of 
atmosphere gathered to themselves various ele- 
ments. These combined together formed an ele- 
ment that was very necessary to the sustainment 
and growth of physical nature. One vibration 
sent to the earth from the sun, unless cooled before 
reaching the earth-plane, would scorch and con- 
sume everything in its path and total annihilation 
of the physical would be the result. The sun is 
composed of electric and magnetic force power- 
fully blended. We may say that the sun is the 
soul of the physical plane. 



CHAPTER VII. 



A TEIP THROUGH SPACE. 

Beyond Spiritual Ether — New Planetary Systems 
— Mars and Venus — The Martians — Glass — 
Stars in the Process of Formation in Some Re- 
gions — Aerolites — Comets and Flying Stars — 
Vacating the Physical — Mercury's Blue Vibra- 
tions — Some Planets Have No Light of Their 
Own. 

What a remarkable trip is that which takes one 
up through the material atmosphere beyond the 
spiritual ether, and still farther beyond the starry 
worlds made partially visible to the eye of ma- 
terial man. Millions of miles through space where 
new planetary systems are in a state of develop- 
ment for the years that are to come. 

It is impossible for the mind of man to grasp 
the wonderful, brilliant kaleidoscopic picture that 



112 All Truth is the Result of Light. 

is shown to the spiritual being who is permitted 
to view God's handiwork, w r e may say, beyond the 
stars; meaning, of course, the stars which are vis- 
ible to the inhabitants of the earth plane. But 
there are wonders that are still undreamed of. 

Those beings who inhabit Mars and Venus have 
developed ingenuity enough to construct telescopes 
of sufficient power to bring the starry bodies be- 
yond them within close range of their vision. In 
some respects the Martians are more ingenious than 
the inhabitants of the earth plane. They have a 
remarkable faculty in the making of glass — glass 
which cannot be broken and which is used largely 
in constructing their - homes and in many other 
ways. 

I have spoken of the people of Mars only in a 
way to serve as an illustration. 

It is indeed interesting to behold what is taking 
place in the growth of the celestial bodies of space. 
In some regions of space beyond the boundaries of 
known stars we behold what we term star dust. 
There are regions of small stars in the process of 
formation; stars from the size of a silver dollar 
to those several miles in circumference. Such a 
shooting, hissing and roaring as goes on contin- 
ually, if one were not a spiritual being I believe he 



All Truth is the Result of Light. 113 

would tremble for his life, had he the power to 
visit these regions of space that I have mentioned. 

At times in these illimitable regions of space 
we seem to move through circles of intense light, 
yet there are no suns in close proximity. No stars 
either, for that matter; simply circle after circle 
of the most intense light, one might say a world of 
encircled lights — one within the other, sometimes 
of varied colors and tints, then again all of one 
color, flame color or pale gold. 

In some regions of space we may travel for 
many miles through darkness and then suddenly 
come into a region where are softly falling rays 
of gold and silver light. In some places it will 
seem as though a terrific explosion is going on. 
Lightning plays and bombs of light seem to fly and 
break in all directions. 

In these fiery regions dark intervening spaces 
are visible, but no feeling of fear is experienced, 
since all spiritual beings are able to comprehend 
that there is no celestial or terrestrial element 
which can harm them, so the experience of explor- 
ing space is more interesting and pleasant than 
otherwise. 

The planets and stars visible to material eyes 
receive vibrations from the stars beyond them, just 



114: All Truth is the Result of Light. 

as the earth plane receives vibrations from the 
starry bodies above. These stars, as I have said, 
that are in the far beyond, are of different sizes 
and stages of development. Some hold one par- 
ticular place, while others move in the region that 
I have been touching upon. Aerolites, comets and 
flying stars are exceedingly common. These lights 
of space never reach the earth, but other planetary 
systems receive the effect they produce, and the 
people who dwell upon the inhabited planets are 
frequently able to see them. 

I will say here that it sometimes happens that 
a physical being in a cataleptic state will be able 
to send the spiritual body to these far regions of 
space, and the experience will be remembered after 
returning to the body, but such cases are extreme- 
ly rare, as the physical is unable to stand the 
strain upon the electrical cord, which may sud- 
denly snap, when all connection between the two 
ceases and death to the physical is the result. One 
may practice vacating his physical until the trip 
to regions beyond may be frequently accomplished 
with safety. It is a trip well worth remembering. 

It is interesting to visit the starry bodies nearer 
the earth. There is the moon, with its peculiar 
phosphorescent light, its hollow mountains and 



All Truth is the Result of Light. 115 

terrific wind; also the planets Mars and Venus, 
that have become solidified and are inhabited by 
races of rather remarkable people. Then there 
is the planet Mercury, whose deep blue vibrations 
may be seen by the spiritual eye, affecting precious 
metals in the rocks, and causing them to grow and 
come forth. Then there is the fiery little planet of 
Neptune, where the elements are busily at work 
sending off peculiar atmospheric conditions that 
affect other planets as well as the earth. 

There is a world of study in the planetary sys- 
tems of space. Bach separate star and planet has 
its own particular part to perform. There are 
some great planets that possess a light of their 
own; others have no light, but appear so, since 
they are surrounded by their satellites, which give 
them light. Other planets there are that receive 
their light from the sun the same as does the 
earth. 

Frequently a starry planet will seem to twinkle 
rapidly, and not all minds are able to account for 
this. A planet with no light of its own, but sur- 
rounded by satellites, will seem to twinkle when 
in reality it is the smaller stars that encircle the 
larger ones that produce the twinkling effect wit- 
nessed by the people of the earth. 



FIEST PAET. 

CELESTION STUDY OF MAN". 

(By Charles Samson, of the Celestial Sphere.) 



"What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and 
the son of man, that thou visitest him?" David. 



CHAPTER I. 



NATUKE OF MAN. 

The Masterpiece — Body and Soul — Possibilities of 
Soul and Freedom of Powers — Three-Fold Na- 
ture of Man — The Material Nature or Body — 
Its True Significance and Value — The Mental 
Nature or Mind — Its Composition and Proper 
Use — "Conscious Mind" — "Unconscious Mind" 
— Mode of Discovery — Undreamed of Powers — 
The "Astral"— Law of Suggestion. 

Man is the masterpiece of God. No work has 
ever been created that compares with the marvel- 
ous mechanism of the human body or the sur- 
passing beauty and power of the soul. Man little 
dieams of the wondrous possibilities folded within 
his soul. Few realize that man is free, that he 
has the power to make much or little of himself, 
and that he has this power according as he wills. 



Assimilate Truth and Ye Shall Qrow. 119 

Man has three natures: material, mental and 
spiritual. His material nature pertains solely to 
his body. If this nature be in excess, he is not 
conscious of possessing a brain and soul. His ap- 
petites are low, like the animal; and his brain 
and soul remain as they are. There is no devel- 
opment or unfoldment. Man should not look 
down upon his material body, for it is the casket 
God has given him in which to hold the precious 
jewel, "the soul." He should therefore take good 
care of it, remembering that it is hard usage that 
wears it out and unfits it to longer contain the soul. 

Man's second nature is the mental. It is that 
which thinks and plans. If this nature be in ex- 
cess, the material body suffers, for the brain not 
only uses up its power, but also draws upon the 
body and saps its strength. The brain itself is 
composed of millions and millions of little cells. 
These cells are replenished during sleep with the 
vital fluid, which is used up again during the work 
of the day. If a person continuously thinks upon 
one subject, he exhausts a certain part of the brain 
until it is no longer able to draw in the vital fluid. 
Softening of the brain is the result. There is be- 
tween the brain and the spiritual part something 
that resembles a sheet of impression paper. It is, 



120 Assimilate Truth and Ye Shall Grow. 

of course, of the same texture as the brain. The 
soul records its impressions upon this, making 
them clear to the brain, and the brain then gives 
them to the body. Some call this the conscious 
mind. It is the mind that man is conscious of. 

There is another mind. The sub-conscious 
mind of the soul. If man would become com- 
plete master over himself he must find this mind. 
He can do so by frequently closing his eyes and 
going into the silence. In this way he can become 
conscious of the sub-conscious mind. Having 
knowledge of this, he can build up or restore any 
part of the human body. He can develop the 
muscles upon his arm by directing the power of 
his sub-conscious mind to that particular place. 
He may become his own physician. He may see 
the working of his brain and the blood coursing 
through the veins of his body. It is this mind 
that is with the soul, while the body is asleep and 
the spiritual form far away upon the astral plane. 
As yet its powers are undreamed of. The law of 
suggestion is frequently used by spirit friends upon 
the sub-conscious mind. Many people carry out 
the suggestions thus given them by their spirit 
friends, not knowing how and from whence they 
have been given. 



"What shall a man give in exchange for his soul?" 

Jesus. 



CHAPTER II. 



SOUL OF MAN. 

God's Greatest Work— The Soul— 'Spark of Di- 
vinity" — Study of Self — Novel But Difficult — 
Method — Power of Thought — Latent Possibil- 
ities — Development of Inner Potencies — No End 
to Discovery — "Hall of Memory" — Impression- 
Pictures — Vivid and Lasting — Brain-Force, 
Magnetic — Soul-Force, Electrical — "The Holy 
of Holies" 

How marvelous is the work of God, displayed in 
the mechanism of the human body; how inde- 
scribably wonderful are the possibilities of the 
immortal soul, in their stages of unfoldment. In 
creating the human body God did a good work, 
but when he placed a divine soul within that body 
he did a greater work. To this he gave of his 
own principle and made all men sparks from the 



Assimilate Truth and Ye Shall Grow. 123 

divine. The immortal principle of life he made 
to endure through all eternity. 

Men should study themselves, in order to create 
harmony, peace, happiness and love in the world. 
In doing this, one can imagine that his body is 
like a mighty temple, and in order to come in touch 
with the God within, he must go daily into the 
temple and partake of the service therein. He 
must close his eyes and dream that he is passing 
into the Temple of Light. It will be difficult at 
first to get farther than the door, but he must per- 
severe; presently the door opens, and he finds him- 
self within a strange and wonderful place. Then 
come the winding corridors of the brain, with 
some new wonder in the thousands of rooms that 
are being continually rebuilt by the force which is 
ever working upon them. 

Every thought that we think, like a little ham- 
mer, makes an impression upon the delicate walls 
of the brain-rooms. As we wander through these 
rooms we find those that are apparently unfinished ; 
no impression seems to have reached them. These 
rooms are the latent possibilities of which man has 
no understanding. As he learns to enter daily 
into the temple, he begins to understand that he 
himself must develop these possibilities. He must 



124 Assimilate Truth and Ye Shall Grow. 

find out for himself just what can be accomplished 
by concentrated action upon the latent brain cells. 
The deeper he explores the more he finds. 

The room of thought — what a wonderful place it 
is, what a busy place it is. Pictures are produced 
upon its walls. Some of these remain, others pass 
away almost as quickly as they are produced. 
There is the "Hall of Memory." The pictures 
that hang upon its walls represent all subjects* 
The artist that produces them is a master. He un- 
derstands well the mixing of colors. His pictures 
are always bright. Many of them he would re- 
move if he could do so, but it is impossible. 

There are little printing presses in some of the 
rooms. These seem to be at work printing im- 
pressions that the mind may grasp and make clear 
to the physical body. In the brain of an inventor 
or mechanical genius we can find, as it were, 
pieces of machinery, bits of iron, screws and nails 
being fitted together ; what a buzzing and whirling 
of wheels and belts there is, and what a power of 
magnetic force sets the machinery in motion and 
keeps it agoing. We understand that the mag- 
netic force is generated by the brain, while the 
electrical force is of the soul. 



Assimilate Truth and Ye Shall Grow. 125 

An examination of the outer surface of the brain 
shows that it consists of two parts, which are sep- 
arated in the middle by a curtain. This may be 
compared to the structure of the Tabernacle, de- 
scribed in the Bible, whose apartments are sepa- 
rated by a curtain. The part behind the curtain 
is the Holy of Holies. This is the place where 
man is suposed to enter if he would commune with 
God. It is a peculiar fact that this part in the 
brain is the seat of sensitive vibrations, and when 
ic is active, man is in the most perfect state of 
harmony ; he feels elevated and nearer to God than 
at any other time. Of course, this seat of sensi- 
tive vibrations does not of itself possess any power, 
but the soul-force is strongest and most highly de- 
veloped at this point. This is pre-eminently the 
spiritual part of the Temple. 



CHAPTER III. 



POWER OP THOUGHT. 

Brain-Mechanism — Brain-Force — Soul-Power — 
Soul-Dynamo of Thought — Key to the Problem 
of Being — Thought-Processes — Method of Dis- 
covery — Simple-Sense Impression — Brain-Im- 
pression or Picture — Concentration in "the Si- 
lence" — Vision of Interior Being — The Sub- 
Conscious Mind Known Through the Conscious 
Mind — Soul-Picture or Impression — Conscious 
Mind Perishable, Sub-Conscious Mind Eternal 
The Latter Connected With the Astral Form 
—Sleep-Walking, a Sub-Conscious Activity. 

The brain is the printing press of the human 
body. It is a wonderful piece of mechanism. It 
prints its own and the soul's impression. The 
soul is the power behind the brain. This is the 
great life force by which people "live, move and 



Assimilate Truth and Ye Shall Grow. 127 

have their being." The soul creates, the brain ex- 
presses. In the last lesson we talked about the 
brain-room of the "Temple of the Living God." 
After exploring its wonderful chambers, we come 
to another part of the temple, where there appears 
to be a wall separating us from what is within. 
We can surmount this only by practicing daily the 
pcwer of concentration. 

They who succeed in passing into this room find 
therein the key that solves the problem of exist- 
ence. Herein are written the laws of God, mak- 
ing clear all secrets and mysteries. All who enter 
here may experience the peace that passeth under- 
standing. The brain-room you thought was won- 
derful, but this one is far more so. Here you 
may watch a thought as it is first created. Here 
you may learn the secret of vibration — that mar- 
velous electrical telegraph which sends its mes- 
sages in the sixteenth part of a second. Here one 
may find harmony. Here he may have communion 
with his angel-friends. The part of man which 
is divine is located in this far-away corner of the 
Temple. 

While sitting in one's room it is a good plan 
to try this exercise. Look at some object without 
thinking about it and close your eyes immediately. 



128 Assimilate Truth and Ye Shall Grow. 

Do not think after closing your eyes. What do 
you see ? The image of the object just looked at. 
This is gone in a second. This is the simplest 
form of an impression. It has no connection 
whatever with the brain-force. Close your, eyes 
again and think of something. Now that think- 
ing requires exertion; that is, you must use your 
brain-power to bring up the picture. This is a 
surface brain impression; that is, the picture is 
pioduced upon the outer surface of the brain. As 
the brain tissues are constantly changing from the 
old to the new, this impression is soon obliter- 
ated. 

So far you have only been upon the surface. 
Now close your eyes again, and say to yourself, "I 
want to see what lies beyond this brain surface; 
this time I am going to center all my force to see 
what is there." Use your will as before and look 
within until you begin to see more clearly. Each 
time that you succeed makes you stronger and bet- 
ter prepared to see deeper. While you are prac- 
ticing this, remember that all great writers, musi- 
cians, poets, artists and men remarkable for their 
ability as leaders of men have accomplished their 
work by retiring often within themselves. It was 
not easy for them at first, but by accustoming 



Assimilate Truth and Ye Shall Grow. 129 

themselves ta deep thought they became stronger 
and stronger, until the whole inner mechanism of 
their body and soul became clear to them. 

Everybody has the power to enter into his con- 
scious mind, because he has been taught to do so 
and has made himself familiar with it. Now this 
is not enough. He should become conscious of 
his sub-conscious mind. He can do this first by 
entering his conscious mind and then working his 
way to the mind of the soul. At first you may 
find that you can get no farther than your con- 
scious mind, but don't give it up ; keep on trying. 
Bemember, you cannot reach the sub-conscious 
mind unless you first pass through the conscious 
mind. Perhaps you may try a week before seeing 
even a crevice that leads to the sub-conscious mind, 
and then suddenly you are amazed to find it all 
clear to you. 

Having found your sub-conscious mind you can 
prepare to study it. A good way to come in touch 
with your inner mind is this: Close your eyes 
and try to think of something that made a lasting 
impression upon your life, something that had a 
deep feeling connected with it, either of joy or 
grief. The picture you see is not upon your con- 
scious mind. It has been produced upon your sub- 



130 Assimilate Truth and Ye Shall Grow. 

conscious mind, the mind of your soul. Time can- 
not obliterate it. That impression will always re- 
main. You will carry it with you into the next 
world. Your conscious mind, the mind of your 
brain, will perish with your body, but the other 
mind, the sub-conscious, is eternal. 

The sub-conscious mind is very intellectual. It 
is capable of great power in its full development. 
It is the mind that accompanies the Astral-form 
in its travels through the night. If the Astral- 
form had not the power to leave the body, the per- 
son would walk in his sleep. It is during sleep 
that the sub-conscious mind predominates. Sleep- 
walkers are able to perform wonderful feats in 
climbing and walking in perilous places, because 
the sub-conscious mind dominates the physical. 



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"Hark! 'Tis the voice of angels 

Borne in a song to me, 
Over the field of glory, 
Over the jasper sea. 11 

Doane. 



CHAPTER IV. 



DEVELOPMENT OF SOUL-POWEKS. 

The Peace of God — Its Marvelous Power — The 
Key to All Mystery — Thought-Transference, 
Vibration, Etc. — Astral Experiences — Stages of 
Development — The Problem of Existence — Life, 
a School — The SouVs Electrical Wires — Solar 
Plexus — En Rapport — Spiritual Electricity — 
How to Live, Etc. 

When you enter the temple of your soul say to 
yourself, "May the peace of God, which passeth 
understanding, shed within me the light of knowl- 
edge and love divine. May it lift me up and 
show me the delights of the angelic world." This 
thought will help the soul to come into touch with 
God. It will enable it to unfold its powers, show- 
ing wonders undreamed of. 

In this way one may find the key that unlocks 



Assimilate Truth and Ye Shall Grow. 133 

all mystery. He can understand first how to pass 
into the brain, through the conscious mind to the 
temple of the soul, and from thence into the sub- 
conscious mind, and from thence transport his 
soul to any desired place, either upon the material 
plane or in the world beyond. Within the cham- 
ber of the sub-conscious mind, he will study 
thought-transference, vibration, inspiration, the 
secret of communion with the sub-conscious mind 
oc all individuals, and the power of remembering 
distinctly the experiences that he has upon the 
astral plane during the hours of sleep. 

By conquering and understanding one stage of 
development, a person will be prepared to under- 
stand the next stage, and so on, until finally he 
can say, I know that it is possible to solve the 
problem of existence upon the material plane and 
all others through the growth of strong powers of 
concentration and deep, earnest reflection. All 
life is a school. The material life and experience 
is a sort of preparatory institute for college in the 
life beyond, and you must learn each lesson as it 
comes. You cannot understand the teachings of 
college life until you have first mastered the prob- 
lems of the preparatory school. So it is in the 
study of the human organism and the part which 
is divine. 



134 Assimilate Truth and Ye Shall Grow. 

Within the deep chambers of the soul are elec- 
tric, vibratory wires that connect with the great 
nerve centre of the body, the "Solar Plexus." 
These little electric wires are like telegraphic lines 
which connect with the instrument of transmission. 
They are the wires that produce vibration, en- 
abling two persons to come en rapport with one an- 
other, though they be thousands of miles apart 
The more these wires are used the stronger they 
become and the greater is their power for good. 
They are continually sending out messages, but if 
the instrument at the other end is not en rapport, 
then the message reaches some individual for 
whom it was not intended. 

The spiritual electricity in these little wires may 
take on a higher force by pure living, feeding the 
body on the most wholesome kind of food, and 
drinking pure water and plenty of it. Fruit is 
good, also fruit-juices, as they are extracted in 
the pure state, are very good. If one would de- 
sire to develop his higher forces, it would also be 
well for him to carry salt upon his person. 



CHAPTER V. 



WONDERS OP THE INNER ORGANISM. 

Vistas of Light and Beauty — Reading God's Com- 
mandments Within — The Aura-Light — Its Col- 
ors and Their Significance— Spiritual Electricity 
— Its Colors and Their Significance — The Body, 
the "Temple of the Living Cod" — Jesus Christ, 
the Highest Embodiment of Power from Within 
— the Inner Light and Power — Development — 
Thought-Force, a Cause of Disease and Sickness 
— Suggestion to the Sub-Conscious — Life Eter- 
nal and Indestructible — The "Spark of Life" 
from the Universal Whole — The Mystery Solved. 

New vistas of light and beauty are continually 
opening to the soul, that enters freely into the 
silence and there communes with the God of his 
spirit. All things are made clear to the newly 
awakened soul and "Heaven comes down the earth 



136 Assimilate Truth and Ye Shall Grow, 

to greet." Angelic voices bring him their heaven- 
be rn messages, and he finds a pleasure in living 
that he never experienced before. 

Pure thought, large aspiration, righteous living, 
and food of the purest quality, with the desire to 
understand the higher forces, may finally enable 
one to read the Commandments of God inscribed 
upon the tablet of his own soul. Understanding 
the inner power will enable one to commune tele- 
graphically with others, as well as to see the vibra- 
tions that he sends out and where they strike. 

All individuals reflect an aura of light from 
their personality. This aura can be discerned 
only by the spiritual sight. It is bright and. its 
color brilliant in the degree that the person is 
spiritualized. If he possesses a moral weakness, 
it will be manifest in the spiritual aura. If his 
weakness is tobacco, dark brown spots will appear 
at intervals in his aura. If he loves the wine cup 
its symbol will be a scarlet flame. A highly spir- 
itualized individual emits a light of very beautiful 
blue. This is the highest form of spiritual elec- 
tricity. 

There are many degrees of electricity, signifying 
different degrees of strength. The rose color sig- 
nifies beautiful strength. It is not so penetrating, 



Assimilate Truth and Ye Shall Grow. 137 

however, nor so potent as the white, bine or purple. 
The electricity that is visible to the physical eye 
is not spiritual but material electricity. Spiritual 
electricity is the higher form. The spiritual body 
is composed of this higher form of electricity. A 
strong and symmetrically developed physical body 
is magnetic. Such a body combined with a thor- 
oughly electrified spiritual organization makes a 
strong and well balanced individual. 

Everyone should always bear in mind that his 
physical body is the casket which holds the "Pearl 
of Great Price," the "Jewel of God's Love/' the 
Immortal Soul. He should always keep the 
"Temple of the Living God" pure and holy. By 
doing so he may worship therein in a more satis- 
factory manner than behind the walls of a church 
or anywhere else, for nothing is there that detracts 
from the Supreme Being whose presence is mani- 
fest at that sacred shrine, the "Holy of Holies." 

That good and gentle man, Jesus Christ, was 
the most perfect embodiment of the divine princi- 
ple. He was the manifestation of the Holy 
Ghost through the immortal soul. He was the 
most highly spiritualized being who understood 
the power from within. All men are the sons of 
God, but far below him in knowledge of divine 



138 Assimilate Truth and Ye Shall Grow. 

truth and attainment of spirituality. He always 
dwelt in the light, the inner light of truth and 
divine reality. 

The more one seeks for this inner light, the 
brighter and more penetrating it becomes, until 
finally it floods the whole temple of his being and 
reflects through the physical eye the glory from 
within. As one enters the silence he should say: 
"I desire the light ; I wish it to flood my whole in- 
ner being and brighten up the farthest and darkest 
corner." He can grow strong by frequently desir- 
ing this power. In this way he will begin to see 
the most beautiful tints and colors, and then will 
come pictures and visions passing and repassing 
like the scenes of a panorama. 

So much that is wonderful and beautiful may 
be developed through man's forces. Also many 
things that are very inharmonious and unpleasant 
may be produced in the same way. One's own 
thought vibration may cause sickness in his body 
or in the body of another. If a person thinks 
that perhaps he may take cold, he is liable to de- 
velop in a short time the symptoms of it. The 
explanation of this is the law of suggestion. This 
law of suggestion is frequently applied to the soul 
while the body is asleep. If a person is not in 



Assimilate Truth and Ye Shall Grow. 139 

touch with the sub-conscious he will not remember 
any suggestion given him during sleep, but he 
will act out the suggestion while awake, not under- 
standing why he does so. The more one studies 
the wonders of his organism, the more there is 
to learn. There is no end to life; it is eternal, 
indestructible. The God principle which perme- 
ates all nature is continually renewing itself. As 
time goes on and man grows in knowledge, he be- 
comes more capable of understanding the wonder- 
ful force by which life is created and truth un- 
folded. The great poet, Tennyson, said, if he 
could only see what caused the seed to grow and 
how it developed its leaves and blossoms, he would 
then understand God. Knowing the powers of 
the seed and how the "spark of life" is derived 
from the Universal Whole, by which it carries out 
its plans — this knowledge is within the soul, but it, 
too, must be developed and unfolded. Tennyson 
would not say in this enlightened age that he did 
not think it possible to solve the mystery of the 
seed. 



CHAPTER VI. 



SIGNIFICANCE OF COLOR-VIBRATIONS. 

Happiness of Realization — Awakened Senses — 
Necessity of Knowledge — Self -Mastery — Knowl- 
edge, Most Desirable — Classification — Color- 
Vibrations; Their Significance and Utility — 
Curative Towers — Nature's Forces, Vibratory — 
Musical Sounds, Vibratory. 

Happy is he who realizes the wonders of his 
own organism. Happy is he who knows that he 
is endowed with beneficent senses, which require 
only an awakening from their dormant state to 
make the world a more habitable and beautiful 
place to live in. If a person aspires to be a 
teacher, he himself must first acquire the desired 
knowledge and show himself capable of imparting 
it to others. He must be master of himself. He 
will then be able to conquer all things. Each new 



Assimilate Truth and Ye Shall Grow. 141 

step that he takes will reveal to him more beauty, 
more grandeur and greater possibilities. 

What could be more desirable than to behold 
with closed eyes the inner workings of nature — to 
sec that printing press of the human brain, work- 
ing with greater rapidity than any machine in a 
newspaper office, and sending out vibrations 
through the electric wires that run through the 
body to the great nerve center, The Solar Plexus ; 
to see the electric vibrations passing out of the 
physical body in all directions and to all points 
of the universe; to see the thoughts that are sent 
to the mind, to some of them striking unresponsive 
centers and bounding off to other receptive minds 
for which they were not intended; and then to 
see the grand spiritual aura which shows the events 
that are to come into the individual's life in the 
future. What could one see that would be more 
desirable than all this? 

These wonders just mentioned and many more 
like them make a most fascinating study to the 
soul in the process of unfoldment. The order in 
which we may study these truths is as follows: 
Materialism and the Body, Menthology and the 
Brain, Spiritual Embodiment or the Soul in the 
Body, Astrae or the Study of the Soul on the 



142 Assimilate Truth and Ye Shall Grow. 

Astral-Plane, Spiritualism or Disembodiment per- 
taining to life in the Spirit- World, Celestialism or 
the Study of an Angel or developed spirit and 
the laws which govern the Celestial World. 

In the cure of disease knowledge of color-vibra- 
tions is most important. It is one that should 
be well analyzed. In treating disease by mind 
power, one should send out vibrations of certain 
colors for certain maladies. A person suffering 
from lung trouble should receive red vibrations 
followed by blue. These two will exert an influ- 
ence that is more healing than any of the others. 
In treating those who suffer from heart trouble 
one should use the seven primary colors, since the 
heart is the main organ of the physical body. 
Healing power may be exerted by placing colored 
glass in the region of an afflicted part and allow- 
ing the light from a candle, electric-bulb, or lamp 
to shine directly upon it. Colored electric bulbs 
placed before diseased parts of a body are helpful. 

There are people who should have particular 
colors about them, as they draw certain influences 
that are either helpful or detrimental. Black is 
not a helpful color ; it draws depressing influences. 
The mourner who wears black will be unhappy for 
a much longer period than she would be by dis- 
carding the black, and wearing a color pleasanter 



Assimilate Truth and Ye Shall Grow. 143 

to the sight and calculated to suggest bright and 
happy thoughts. A person having a sympathetic 
temperament should never wear red. Blue is the 
principal color for them to wear, as it is the nega- 
tive element in opposition to the abundance of 
warm, red, positive blood that courses through the 
veins. A cold-blooded, negative person should 
always have about them warm, bright colors, for 
these will help them supply the force that they 
lack. Everyone should wear upon their person 
their particular color. It is not necessary that it 
be worn where it is visible at all times, but it is 
well for them to think of their particular color 
frequently, as it will be helpful to them. 

All the forces of nature have different color- 
vibrations. These vibrations can be seen only by 
the spiritual eye. Those who have laid aside the 
body and others that have learned while upon the 
material plane to solve the problem of existence 
for themselves — these can see the color-vibrations 
of nature. Musical tones have color-vibrations. 
Each tone produced upon the piano has its own 
peculiar color-vibration. The minor tones have 
soft, delicately-tinted vibrations, while the oppo- 
site colors are produced by the higher tones. 
These are interesting truths in themselves, and 
should be thoroughly studied and well understood. 



CHAPTER VII. 



DUALISTIC FORCES HARMONIZED. 

Man, a Part of "the Whole" — Dualism of Man — 
Salvation from Within — Man His Own Savior 
— Jesus, an Example — The Crucifixion an In- 
human Act — Man, a Son of God — Social and 
Reform Problems — Universal Brotherhood the 
Solution — The Larger Horizon — Man in His 
Infancy — The Outer and Inner Eye — The For- 
mer, a Beneficent Instrument — Dualism of Feel- 
ing. 

In material strength man is a superb animal, in 
spiritual power he is a divine masterpiece. In his 
material and spiritual strength he is a creator, the 
embodiment and expression of the divine principle. 
Pope said, "All are but parts of one stupendous 
whole, whose body nature is, and God the soul." 

With an understanding of the spiritual and 
physical bodies will come the solution of deeper 



Assimilate Truth and Ye Shall Grow. 145 

and higher problems. With an understanding of 
the dual-man will come the ability to interpret 
aright the teachings of the God-head in nature. * 
Jesus' death upon the cross will no longer mean 
that he was crucified to save the souls of men. 
Every man must work out his own salvation. Je- 

, 1 JliD i m »> t i- g -urf I — -- in .:r u "- i t in u tjr ra pr ii T W r wn < ni l T^jwa»i»"inryTfrM , Tr rT i iiiiiMwr wiiTi|)giwi 

sus came as example to show men how to live. The 
fact that he was crucified by men will no longer be 
construed as the working out of a divine law. 
There was not "one jot or tittle" of the principle 
oi divine law in it. It was the act of material 
minds. It was a most inhuman act. 

Through a knowledge of the teachings of "Celes- 
tion" man can prove himself the Son of God and 
make for himself a heaven, though still an inhab- 
itant on the material plane. The solution of the 
great problems of Labor and Reform will be to 
him as an open book. He will understand that 
great financial problems can be worked out by the 
law of Universal Brotherhood. The laboring man 
and the capitalist are each dependent upon the 
other for existence on the earth-plane. When this 
fact becomes universally known, men wil strive 
to help each other as they have never done. The 
world's ideas and understanding of things spiritual 
will be enlarged. The horizon of thought and 




146 Assimilate Truth and Ye Shall Grow. 

action will indeed be broadened. There will be 
wonderful inventions on land and sea. People 
will be enabled to reach distant lands in the time 
that it now takes to travel a hundred miles. 

Man is still in his infancy as regards great pos- 
sibilities. The Physical eyes are the outer win- 
dows of the soul. These as we know are marvel- 
ous pieces of mechanism, but they are not so won- 
derfully constructed as are the inner windows of 
the spiritual organism. It is through these phys- 
ical eyes or windows of the soul that a great deal 
of the inner-force finds expression. One may un- 
derstand a considerable about the organs of sight 
by studying the camera and its lens. When one 
looks at an object it is focussed upon the retina of 
the eye. If conditions are good the object is pho- 
tographed upon the inner plate and will remain a 
definite or indefinite period. Some objects re- 
quire the developing process to fix them. That 
process is feeling. 

Feeling has two forces, one producing pleasant 
experiences and the other causing grief, remorse 
or sorrow. Anything that is produced by either 
of these forces will endure forever. Time cannot 
obliterate the effects produced. These are inter- 
esting facts that every man should prove to his 



Assimilate Truth and Ye Shall Grow. 



147 



own satisfaction, and which he may do by fre- 
quently making a thorough examination of him- 
self. 




"Strong Son of God, Immortal Love, 

Whom we, that have not seen thy face, 
By faith, and faith alone embrace, 

Believe in where we cannot prove" 

Tennyson. 



CHAPTEK VIII. 



PHYSICAL AND PSYCHICAL NON-TEANS- 
MTTTABLE. 

Man a Twofold Embodiment — One Atomic, the 
Other Non-Atomic — The Former Disintegrative, 
the Latter Complete and Perfect — Christ's Body 
— His Immortal Body — Mistakes in the Gospel 
Record — Materializing Seance — Method or Pro- 
cess — The Electric Circuit — Thought-Com- 
mand — Flower-Materialization — Temporary Re- 
lease of the Spirit from the Physical — How Ma- 
terialized — Death a Natural Law — Duty to Our 
Physical Body — Knowledge of Chemistry Im- 
portant. 

Man is dual, the inhabitant of two bodies — phys- 
ical and divine. The forces that build up his 
two bodies consist of entirely different elements. 
It is impossible to transmute the force of the 



150 Assimilate Truth and Ye Shall Grow. 

physical into that of the spiritual. That which 
composes the physical can be disintegrated and 
used in other physical expressions. That which 
builds up the spiritual is from God. This build- 
ing is his completed work, good and perfect, but 
the physical body is imperfect. 

The statement that Christ laid in the tomb 
three days and then arose from the dead should 
not be taken in a literal sense. While he did lay 
in the tomb, it was in a trance or cataleptic state. 
His spiritual body which was in Heaven was still 
connected with the physical by the electric force 
that holds body and spirit together. He was to 
all appearance dead, but not so in reality. When 
his spirit ascended to Heaven to dwell there, it 
was his immortal body that was taken up, for does 
not the Bible say, "Flesh and blood cannot inherit 
the Kingdom of Heaven"? There has been a 
mistake in the translation of the part where refer- 
ence is made to the disappearance of his body and 
the ascension of the physical ; these things did not 
occur. When Jesus showed his side with the 
wounds in it he took on the physical from the ele- 
ments of nature in order to make himself visible 
to his friends. This is done in the materialization 
of forms at seances and in producing phantasms 
upon photographs and in other ways. 



Assimilate Truth and Ye Shall Grow. 151 

At a seance where spirits are to be materialized, 
there must be present a spiritual chemist, who 
understands thoroughly the laws and forces of 
chemistry. This chemist finds the air filled with 
elements that go to build up physical nature ; also 
he takes by the law of attraction particles from 
the physical beings who are present. He holds out 
his hands and sends out to the person whom he 
wishes to draw from electric vibrations. The spir- 
itual form stands directly in front of him and as 
the elements are disintegrated from the physical 
they form about the spiritual. It will not do to 
take very much from the physical being, as it 
would weaken him too much, and so in order to 
complete the building up of the form, particles 
are taken from the atmosphere. When the greater 
part of the materialized form is built up from 
the elements of the atmosphere, it remains only 
for a moment and then goes to pieces. When there 
are a number of people present to draw from who 
are strong physically, then the body remains vis- 
ible a greater length of time than the other way. 

When you look at a sunbeam that slants across 
the room, you will see that it is filled with minute 
particles that move constantly. It is upon such 
particles that the spiritual chemist sends out elec- 



152 Assimilate Truth and Ye Shall Grow, 

trical vibrations, and by this force they are brought 
up and united around the spiritual body to make 
it visible. There are different ways of producing 
materialization. Sometimes the entire physical 
form of the medium is disintegrated or taken 
apart and built up so as to resemble the spirit, 
who occupies the physical body that has just been 
changed. In such a case, a tall blonde woman 
would appear as a short, dark spirit in materialized 
form. Since the spirits themselves build them- 
selves up in the form of the medium, there is no 
reason to speak of it as fraud. As was said, this 
it done by the spirit-chemist, who holds out his 
hands and sends forth vibrations at the command 
of his thought, and wherever these vibrations 
strike there is a drawing of the elements toward 
the spiritual form that is being built up. Thought 
must be used at the same time. The chemist must 
think of what he is going to do, and that thought- 
force draws the elements together, which the phys- 
ical is constantly throwing off. 

When spirits take flowers from different parts 
of the universe they disintegrate them; that is, 
they remove by the law of chemical action the spir- 
itual element of the flower from the physical. 
They take this spiritual element where the flowers 



Assimilate Truth and Ye Shall Grow. 153 

are to be materialized, and then they gather to- 
gether the material elements from the atmos- 
phere and build them up around it, and immedi- 
ately the room is filled with flowers. Where they 
came from is a mystery to those present. If a 
person wishes to send his spiritual form out of 
his body to be made visible to his friends, a great 
deal of practice is required to do this. It is easy 
enough to send the spiritual body out of the phys- 
ical, but not so easy to make it visible to his 
friends; for the spiritual form must also take on 
the physical elements, if it is to be made manifest. 
The one who wishes to transport himself out of 
his body must think very intently upon the most 
spiritual thing that he can bring to mind, and be- 
come so absorbed in his thought that nothing ma- 
terial appears to reach him. In a few moments 
he loses himself as it were, and then he will soon 
be out of his body. He can without effort visit his 
friends, and if he wishes to show himself to them 
he must use his electrical force to draw around him 
the material elements of nature. The man who 
wishes to disintegrate his body at the time of death 
must do so before he arises into the air. Flesh, 
blood and bones are too heavy to move through the 
air; they must be dissolved by chemical action be- 
fore they can became a part of the atmosphere. 



154 Assimilate Truth and Ye Shall Grow. 

Why should a person care for his physical body 
after the spirit has left it? According to the di- 
vine plan, death is a natural law, and no living 
person can work successfully against God's law. 
The particles which constitute the physical body 
belong to the atmosphere and must return to the 
atmosphere, but the body must be dissolved and 
changed by the forces of nature. A person should 
care for the physical while it holds the spiritual. 
He should keep it in perfect health. When the 
connection between the two no longer exists, then 
the material work of the individual has ended, 
his soul can no longer dwell within the body, and 
the body must again become a part of nature. 

All persons who are interested in the study of 
divine philosophy should take up the study of 
chemistry. By doing this they will accomplish a 
great deal that they could not do otherwise. They 
cannot do away with the philosophy of things. 
That is impossible. Things that are merely prac- 
tical are robbed of their beauty. Practical facts 
clothed in philosophy must be accepted. 



CHAPTER IX. 



SOUL PROGRESSIVE, NOT RETROGRESS- 
IVE. 

The Physical Ever Changing — Spirit- Sub stance 
Always the Same — The Spirit-Form Ever Be- 
coming More Ethereal and Beautiful — Distinct- 
ive Individuality Intact — First Stage of Prog- 
ress Electrical — Second Named "Argaon" — 
Seeming Reincarnation — "Carrie" and "Mary 9 
— Men Responsible — Evil, Resultant of Igno- 
rance — The "Contaminated Soul" — Sin or 
Crime, Not in the Spirit-World, Only on the 
Earth-Plane — Reward, 

Scientists and men of intellectual power believe 
that man undergoes a complete change once in 
seven years. The fact is that the physical man 
changes daily. But the spiritual form existent 
within the physical structure does not change; 
that is, it does not take on any different substance 



156 Assimilate Truth and Ye Shall Grow. 

from that with which it was created. It is a part 
ox the Divine, but not of as high an order as it 
will be later on, as it passes through different 
periods of progression, being continually drawn 
nearer to the God-head or Centre of all life. 

In passing through the different centres of trans- 
figuration the spiritual form becomes each time 
more ethereal and beautiful. But it never loses 
itr identity or individuality. One may become 
more spiritual and beautiful, and yet there is al- 
ways something about him that belongs distinctly 
to himself, and which one may see. The spiritual 
form, as it passes through the first centre of life, 
is electrical. The force which is generated from 
it is electrical. It is this form of spiritual sub- 
stance that is best known to the physical. But the 
force surrounding it is not so high as that in the 
centres above, since as one continues to pass on- 
ward he draws nearer to the God-centre. The 
force that prevails in the second centre of Life is 
Argaon.* 

They who pass through it take on a higher state 
of being ; that is, more beautiful and ethereal. 

A created soul is made in the divine image. It 
cannot go into a lower form than it is, because it 

*Argaon: This means a higher form of atmosphere. 



Assimilate Truth and Ye Shall Grow. 157 

is the highest conception or expression of the Cre- 
ator. You may say it is the Masterpiece of God 
and is good of itself and capable of mighty unf old- 
ment. There are various reasons to account for 
the fact that it seems to some people that they 
have been reincarnated. The thoughts of the 
mother while carrying her child in embryo will be- 
come sometimes so impressed upon the plastic 
mind as to be indelibly printed there, and as the 
child grows in material life and becomes old 
enough to reflect and analyze itself, it seems con- 
scious that it was once some other person or lived 
in some other form. I will give an example. 

A family living years ago in an Eastern state 
had among its members a beautiful little child of 
five years. It was a very precocious child. It 
passed away when almost six years of age. Its 
name was Carrie. About six months after its 
death another child was born into the family. 
This child was christened Mary. The mother had 
grieved continually and thought daily about the 
child that had passed away, and hoped that the 
one who was soon to be born would be like her lit- 
tle Carrie. Just as soon as the child Mary could 
talk she persisted in saying that her name was 
"Carrie," not Mary, and as she grew older she 



158 Assimilate Truth and Ye Shall Grow. 

showed many traits that were identical with those 
of the departed child. This was a case of pre- 
natal influence. But the Keincarnationist would 
say that the child was a reincarnation of the one 
who had passed on some months before her birth. 
This shows that things are not always what they 
appear to be. 

Celestion teachings show that in this day man 
has grown toward a higher understanding than 
that of years long ago passed. The soul, the man 
himself, is the highest expression of God; if he 
commits a crime and creates inharmony, it is he 
himself that is to be called to account, not his Cre- 
ator. Much of tne evil in the world is the result 
of ignorance. The time is not far distant when 
every individual will be ashamed to be ignorant. 
We believe that evil is committed through the de- 
sire to satisfy some demand of the physical body, 
not the soul. Conscience is in the soul, and many 
a man who has committed the foulest of crime has 
been tormented day and night by the pangs of 
conscience. We cannot believe, therefore, that it 
i the soul which is wrong, but that at the time of 
committing the sin man's lower nature prevailed 
and would not listen to the promptings of the soul. 

A soul that has long dwelt in a perverted body 
may finally despair of trying to reform the indi- 



Assimilate Truth and Ye Shall Grow. 159 

vidual himself, and consequently become contam- 
inated. After passing over it may retain for a 
time the evil tendencies and desires, but certainly 
not for long, as it cannot commit crime in the 
6pirit-world. There every man is known as he is, 
and if he would do wrong he must come to the 
earth-plane to do it. There is but little satisfac- 
tion in this, however, and the contaminated soul 
soon wearies of it, and desires progression and to 
be able to reap the awards of those who are spir- 
itual in life and nature. In coming into contact 
with his victim upon the other side, the remorse of 
conscience for a murderer is most intense. It is 
also for those who have wronged individuals in 
earth-life when they meet them in the spirit-world, 
where every wrong committed in the previous life 
is known. It is indeed a wonderful plan by which 
the soul may grow out of darkness into light and 
through its own efforts become a bright and shin- 
ing light in the spirit-world. 



CHAPTER X. 



SOUL PROGRESSIVE, NOT RETROGRESS- 

IVE— (Continued). 

Microscopic Germ or Principle of Being — Problem 
of Life — The Individual Life-Germ Quickened 
from the God-Centre — The Soul Is of God — The 
Physical, Man's Own Creation — The Latter Sus- 
tained by Air-Elements — The Former Supplied 
from the God-Centre — Spirit-Return Proven — 
Reincarnation Not Proven — "Karma" — The 
Spiritualistic Idea and the Theosophical Com- 
pared — The Creator. 

The life-cells existent within the physical organ- 
ism hold within themselves the microscopic germs 
of future life. They are so infinitesimal that their 
existence is known only from the spiritual under- 
standing. The great problem of life and exist- 
ence is still agitating the world. What is life? 



Assimilate Truth and Ye Shall Grow. 161 

From whence does it come? Does it have a be- 
ginning and end? I say that the individual has 
within him this day the microscopic principle of 
being that will exist thousands of years from now, 
and that beings who existed thousands of years in 
the past had within their own organisms the em- 
bryonic forces that are active within man to-day. 
In that way life grows and it is impossible to trace 
its beginning, and it has no ending, for life is eter- 
nal. There is no record in the spirit-world that a 
soul has ever perished. The Creator of the Uni- 
verse is all-powerful and never-ending. The God- 
principle quickens individual ife, causing it to 
grow and expand. The soul itself is of God, but 
the physical which grows from the spiritual is of 
man's own creation. God has given to man the 
power to create; but the Divine Centre, the Ego of 
Life, is from God and is perfect. The physical 
imperfect. 

At the time of creation divine vibrations from 
the God-centre come in contact with the life-germ 
and quicken it into action. Hitherto it was ex- 
istent but dormant ; with the quickening process it 
becomes suddenly awakened and begins to grow 
and expand. You may say there is no period 
when life really begins. It may not be percept- 



162 Assimilate Truth and Ye Shall Grow. 

ible on account of its microscopic appearance, or 
it may not be made conscious, but it does exist, 
though in so small a form that no eye save that of 
the Creator may see it. The very air is filled with 
force that must be taken into the physical in order 
to make it grow and to sustain it, but the soul- 
principle, the divine centre, draws its supply from 
the God-head, higher up. There is no drain upon 
this principle, for it is eternal and vibrates from 
God himself. The physical must work in order to 
sustain itself, but the spiritual is kept up by the 
higher power. The spiritual gives power also to 
the physical so long as the physical helps to snstain 
itself. 

Spiritual beings do not accept Reincarnation. 
Man, "the Masterpiece of God," has within him 
the power to expand and go forward instead of 
backward. Man may find within nature many 
symbols by which he can learn how to guide him- 
self. A tree is always a tree; it never goes back 
into any other form of nature. The same is true 
of all forms of nature; they perpetuate their own 
species. As the flower is the soul of the seed, so 
a spiritual being is the higher part of the physical. 
Nature is progressive, not retrogressive. It goes 
forward, instead of backward. This is one of the 



Assimilate Truth and Ye Shall Grow. 163 

beauties of God's law. According to the spiritual 
idea Karma* is the life-centre from whence vibrate 
the principles that communicate or connect with 
the soul. This supply is inexhaustible; it cannot 
be destroyed; it is all good, and he who receiver 
from that Karmic-centre cannot move backward. 
He must either remain as he is or move forward 
along the scale of progression. Karma in spirit 
is God; in the physical it is the individual himself 
with his individuality, his consciousness and his 
higher faculties. 

There is more in the Spiritualistic idea of 
Karma than there is in the Theosophical. To us 
it is the more satisfying and the more rational. 
We like to understand that our individuality can- 
not be destroyed and that we are the highest ex- 
pression of God. If he has created within us the 
principles that are to lead us to a higher growth, 
would it be reasonable, think you, to stifle them by 
causing the immortal soul to dwell in some lower 
form of life ? The soul of man is a mighty flame 
from the divine Centre, while that of an animal is 
but a spark and is on a lower scale than humanity. 
It is pleasant to think that the soul of man may 

* Karma.— Spiritual beings give a higher meaning to Karma 
than the Theosophical definition. They believe and understand 
it to be the Life-force which vibrates with the soul. 



164 Assimilate Truth and Ye Shall Grow. 

go on perfecting itself through all eternity, and 
always retain its own personality, that which is 
high and yet peculiar to itself. It should make 
us happy to realize this. 

We, spiritual beings, like to think of the Creator 
as one who is all-loving, all- wise and all-powerful ; 
that he is infinitely above all weakness, above all 
sin that may be in the physical nature. We can- 
not ascribe to him hate, inconsistency, wrath, cru- 
elty or inharmony. We can only credit him with 
good and to him we must look for goodness, love 
and higher wisdom. 




CHAPTER XI. 



IMMOETALITY OF THE SOUL. 

No Death to the Soul in the World Beyond — Body, 
Nothing — Life from God — Soul, an Electrical 
Composite of Vibratory Life-Cells — No Death 
Record in the Spirit-World — "The Soul That 
Sinneth, It Shall Die" — Death, a Symbol of 
Sleep — An Entranced and Dead Body — Soul- 
Death Unreasonable — Spirit-Body Beautiful — 
Man's Creative Power — Death, Chemical Ac- 
tion. 

There has been much discussion regarding the 
possibility of death to the soul upon the higher 
side of life. The truth is this. The physical body 
is nothing of itself. It is the principle of life 
that gives activity to the physical body. When 
this principle leaves the body it takes up a higher 
existence on the other side of life. This principle 
is part of the Creator and emanates from him. 
It is life in its purest and highest form. Its na- 



166 Assimilate Truth and Ye Shall Grow. 

ture is electrical and composed of electrical cells 
stored with vital power. The physical body is 
magnetic and of an entirely different principle. 
The physical body is a manifestation of the spir- 
itual, but it is not immortal as is the case of the 
spiritual. 

There is no record in the spiritual world of a 
soul ever having perished. They who have existed 
for thousands of years on the other side of life fur- 
nish evidence of this fact. Families are living to- 
gether who have been united for many a year. If 
death were possible to the soul, these family ties 
would have been broken in some cases at least. 

In the spiritual world we are instructed by phil- 
osophers and teachers that the soul is immortal, 
that it cannot die, since it belongs to God and 
his eternal principle. The Bible says : "The soul 
that sinneth, it shall die." This is explained as 
follows: The word soul is sometimes used in 
speaking of an individual and does not especially 
refer to the life principle. "The soul that sin- 
neth," that is, it shall not grow; it shall remain 
dormant and asleep within the physical body. 
Sleep may be likened unto death by the physical 
mind. There is not sufficient explanation in the 
different parts of the Bible to make the meaning 
clear. Many passages are therefore written in 
symbols to be translated by the thoughtful mind. 



Assimilate Truth and Ye Shall Grow. 167 

In all godly creations, there is an eternal prin- 
ciple of life. Yon may take the seed and keep it 
for years ; then plant it and the life is shown in the 
green shaft which springs up through the ground. 
Nature renews itself year after year, showing that 
life in nature is immortal, and since man is the 
highest manifestation of God, how inconsistent it 
would be to believe that God's masterpiece would 
not be endowed with immortal life! When the 
physical body has lost its life force, one may insert 
a needle into the flesh and the puncture remains 
open. In a trance condition, when the body is to 
all appearance dead, the same experiment may be 
tried and the puncture will close up. 

The foregoing fact proves that while the body 
is the same in its component parts, something is 
gone. If the body itself is all there is and it is 
an independent force of itself, why can it not re- 
store itself and do the same as before? This 
proves that the physical body is not independent of 
itself. It is the servant of the spirit. The spirit- 
ual principle is independent, because it is from 
God. It requires no renewal, but is created for 
eternity. 

He would be a strange Creator who gives to 
the soul grand and noble ambitions, the gifts of 
genius and talent, the faculty of love, if these 
were to be all annihilated and cease to exist with 



168 Assimilate Truth and Ye Shall Grow. 

the destruction of the soul and all its beautiful 
qualities. 

The atmosphere is aglow with life force that is 
not visible to the physical sight. A flower is im- 
mortal. When it fades, the spiritual form of the 
flower takes up its existence in the atmosphere, 
while the material principle takes its place in the 
building up of the physical. 

People say that a child has not life until the 
quickening. This is not so. There is life from 
the very beginning, but it is not always apparent, 
through the limitations of the physical mind. Keal 
life of itself cannot be destroyed. There is no 
created element that majr destroy it. People 
should understand that a separation of forces does 
not mean the destruction of life in itself. Heat 
and cold, light and darkness are the physical man- 
ifestations of God, and have no effect upon the 
spiritual expression, the immortal soul. 

As I have said, the spiritual form, while it re- 
sembles the physical, has in place of organs of di- 
gestion, vibratory life cells, connecting with a 
mighty centre of force, whose supply may never 
diminish. This body of vibrating life-cells is cre- 
ated for eternity. The immortal body is much 
more beautiful than the physical, for it possesses 
no defects, no parts that are inharmonious. All is 



Assimilate Truth and Ye Shall Grow. 169 

well balanced in the spiritual, for the spiritual is 
in touch with divine life and cannot be otherwise 
than perfect in construction. It is a beautiful 
thought to realize that there can exist no crippled, 
deformed bodies, no sightless eyes, no defective 
sense of hearing, no inharmony of any kind in 
the eternal world. Life of itself is beautiful, and 
how necessary that its manifestation be beautiful 
instead of unpleasant. 

The Creator has given to man the power to cre- 
ate beauty if he will. It seems from the sights 
one sees in the public walks of life, that man pre- 
ferred to create ugliness instead of beauty. Beauty 
is of God, ugliness is of man. God has many 
ways of expressing himself. Nature is God ma- 
terialized. His divine spark radiates all through 
nature. The law of production, growth and re- 
newal is all of God. That which seems like death 
is only chemical action upon the different forces 
that are united in the building up of form. 

If one will watch a sunbeam as it slants across 
a room he will notice tiny particles that seem to be 
continually moving. These particles are atoms 
that have been changed by the chemicalization of 
nature to be taken into the physical organism or 
into the plant life and then to be sent out again, 
as life is an endless round of renewal and separa- 
tion. 



CHAPTER XII. 



IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL— (Continued). 

Mighty Faculties in Embryo — The Unfolding "Li- 
lac Twig" — The Soul, the Miniature of Perfec- 
tion — Development and Unfoldment — Death, a 
Necessity — Soul, Permeating the Body — Finger- 
Tip-Brain — Location of Positive and Negative 
Forces — Vibrations, Electric and Magnetic — 
Soul Part of the Whole. 

The existing soul, through all the periods of its 
growth, holds within itself mighty faculties in 
embryonic form. One may find an illustration of 
my meaning by taking a lilac twig in midwinter 
and removing the little brown covering at the top 
of the twig. Removing this covering, one finds 
the tiny green leaves curled about a small bunch 
of green buds so small that they can scarcely be 
seen with the naked eye. The possibilities of this 
tiny bunch of green are not apparent as yet. It is 



Assimilate Truth and Ye Shall Grow. 171 

the soul of the plant, however, and in it the 
thoughtful mind may find an illustration of the 
souPs development, growth and unfoldment. 

The spark of immortality which emanates from 
God has the faculties within it in miniature form. 
The life force within, which cannot perish, will 
express itself through the rounding out of the 
beautiful faculties which God has planted in em- 
bryonic form in the heart of every soul-cell. 

The soul, be it ever so small, is a miniature of 
perfection complete in itself, according to divine 
law. Its law is growth in fullness and beauty. 
The physical expression of the soul may not equal 
in strength and beauty the mighty force which 
gave it life and caused it to grow and unfold, for 
one is the cause and the other effect. The cause 
should be greater than the effect. 

The soul, as it grows and unfolds within the 
physical body, finds a time when it demands some- 
thing higher and better than the outward covering 
which limits its growth, and so, like the 'soul of 
the worm (the gorgeous butterfly), it bursts its 
shackles and soars onward toward immortality — 
Immortality, that glorious inheritance that the 
Creator has left for his children to win. 

People have said that one particular region in 
the physical body must be the seat of the soul. We 
who know say that the soul generates itself through 



172 Assimilate Truth and Ye Shall Grow. 

every part of the physical body. Wherever there is 
sensation there is soul. Every nerve cell of the 
physical body has an electric filament running 
through it that is of soul-force. When life ceases 
to exist in a particular part, it does not follow 
that the life-force is dead. On account of the 
failure of the phy&ical, the life-force cannot ex- 
press itself to the physical, even though it exist 
the same as before. It is because the physical 
understanding is so dense that it cannot compre- 
hend the spiritual. 

The tip ends of the fingers have brain and soul- 
force, but this force is dormant unless exercised 
and developed. One can do wonderful things 
through the exercise of these functions if he will. 
He can learn to distinguish colors in the dark and 
handle an article and give its complete history. 
Many blind people have developed this faculty and 
used it to supply the deficient power of physical 
sight. 

People have wondered why the right hand pos- 
sesses so much more power than the left. The 
answer is very simple. It is because the left h 
not used as much as the right. Children should be 
taught to use both hands. The result will be equal 
strength on both sides. If people used only one 
leg in walking, the corresponding limb would be 
deficient in strength. 



Assimilate Truth and Ye Shall Grow. 173 

It is a well known fact that the left half of the 
brain controls the right side and vice versa. One 
side of the brain is positive, the other negative, 
and these two forces must be balanced before power 
will result. Therefore, if the left side of the brain 
is positive, the right side is negative. The two 
forces united give that mighty strength expressed 
through the physical. To be sure, the soul has its 
centres of force in the physical body, and the sup- 
ply cut off from any of these centres results in 
death to the physical. 

The electrical vibrations of the soul which radi- 
ate through the different parts of the physical are, 
after death, united in one grand force in the spir- 
itual body. 

A vibration is an electric or magnetic current 
which, when sent to any particular point, produces 
an expression or impression. One may see a vi- 
bration by looking at an electric arc light at night. 
Of course, the vibrations of the spiritual force are 
of a higher order than those of an electric light, 
but one may find an illustration in them if he will 
study them. The vibrations of the spiritual are 
electrical, while those of the physical are magnetic. 
Electrical force is immortal; magnetic force is 
perishable and must be continually renewed. 
These two forces vary in form and color. One is 
irregular in form and of a deep purple, radiating a 



174 Assimilate Truth and Ye Shall Grow. 

golden tinge; the other is expressed in a straight 
line and is rose pink in color. 

A person who possesses an intense vitality will 
radiate the magnetic vibrations. One who is very 
spiritual and soulful in his nature will send out 
the electrical vibrations. 

Magna is health; electra is spirit. One who is 
balanced in these two forces is a power in himself. 
The gentle Jesus was perfectly balanced in mag- 
netic and electrical strength, and so his life was 
a power within itself. 

The electric vibrations of the spiritual are con- 
nected at the brain, the heart and the solar plexus. 
This is the reason why these different points are 
vital centers, and if the supply is cut off death en- 
sues to the body. These truths of which I have 
spoken pertain to the immortality of the soul. 
While it is an inmate of the physical, its higher 
form of expression shows it to be independent en- 
tirely of the physical, growing, developing and 
unfolding in the higher life, which has no limita- 
tions; and where it may come into the complete 
fullness of the power for which it has been created. 
This is the fulfilling of the law that the soul is a 
part of that one great whole whose body nature is 
and God the whole. 



SECOND PART. 

COMMUNICATIONS ON THE HEAVENLY 
LIFE. 



"Jerusalem! Jerusalem! 

Thy streets of pearl and gold 
Are trod by the blest feet of them 

We knew and loved of old. 
Their voices full of calm delight 

Steal through the radiant air — 
Jerusalem ! Jerusalem ! 

Our hearts are with them there.' 1 

Anonymous. 



OHAPTEK I. 



WONDERS OF THE CELESTIAL WORLD. 

Spirit-World Transcendent — No Space-Limits — 
Millions of Spirits in Small Space — Reality of 
Life — Wondrous Compass of Spiritual Seeing — 
Religion of Love and Understanding — Education 
of Children — The Christ — Opportunity for All 
— Temple of God — Wonderful Creations — Sym- 
bol-Language — Creative Processes. 

Strange and wonderful events transpire daily in 
that region beyond the earth's atmosphere known 
as the spirit-world. Few there are who can form 
any conception of that life who have not looked 
upon its transcendent grandeur and spiritual 
beauty. 

We may say that the higher world does not oc- 
cupy space, for in the spiritual sense there is no 
limit to space ; there is no top, no bottom, no height 
or depth. That which appears to the physical 
sight to be a boundary line between the earth and 
the sky is nothing more nor less than an effect. 

The reality of life and condition is found in the 
eternal world. People upon the physical plane 



Spiritual Knowledge is the Key to Life's Problems.m 

are walking about half of the time in a dream or 
dazed condition. They do not experience the real- 
ity of life that is to be found in the higher world. 
In the eternal world there is plenty of room for 
millions and millions of souls who are yet to come, 
and yet all places there are built up and are open 
to the visitation of the Angelic Host. 

It is difficult for the material mind to 
realize how one million spirits can occupy a very 
small space and yet be of average height and form. 
It is true, nevertheless, and is one of those reali- 
ties that must be seen to be understood. The mind 
and eye of the spirit possess qualifications that are 
above those of the physical. The spiritual eye can 
see all parts of the physical body, internally and 
externally. It is impossible for the physical eye 
to see the back of the head unless it is reflected 
in a mirror, but the spiritual eye can see the back 
of the head and all that is going on in the distance 
from the rear. I only mention this as a curious 
but nevertheless true fact. 

Eeligion in the eternal world is of the highest 
standard. There is but one religion, and that is 
a beautiful one. It accepts all souls and is the 
religion of God. It teaches of progression for all 
men and universal opportunity for those who take 
on the garment of immortality. Love is the law 
upon which the religion of Heaven is based. The 
love of God for His children, even though they 
err, for all may be purified through divine lova. 



1188piiHtual Knowledge is the Key to Life's Problems. 

Young children of the higher world are taught at 
a very tender age to become lecturers and speakers, 
and there are chapels and lecture halls in that 
world where the speakers and members of the choir 
are all young children. The remarks they make 
and the thoughts given out would do credit to many 
a man of intellect. This is one of the beautiful 
teachings of the higher life, for in that world 
where people desire progression and intellectual 
growth speakers are essential, and the little child 
who is taught' to give voice to his thoughts will La 
later years be able to touch the souls of the multi- 
tude with his inspired thought and his wonderful 
teachings. 

The gentle Christ who walks about among the 
people produces in the minds of the young children 
a desire to follow in his footsteps, for all who are 
brought in contact with that lovable personality 
are filled with a strange and wonderful peace, 
which is the peace that cannot be found in the 
physical. 

The religion of heaven is based upon understand- 
ing, not faith, and may be analyzed and reasoned 
out to the complete satisfaction of all who enter 
that life. The light which emanates from the 
divine finds its way into all souls and they can 
but say "It is well. Before I saw through a glass 
darkly, but now all truths have been revealed unto 
me, and I rejoice in the fact that all laws are 
carried out through the divine plan." New ideas, 



Spiritual Knowledge is the Key to Life's Problems. 179 

new thoughts are being continually worked out in 
the higher world, but there is a great deal for 
which the people of the earth are not ready. Cer- 
tain inventions that are about to be given to the 
world have been known in the spirit life for twenty- 
five years, and many of the ideas that I have given 
out through my writing will be more favorably 
received a year from now than they are at the 
present time. 

The mind of man is going through the crucible 
to make it ready for the grand and beautiful touch 
of the divine hand. 

There is a building in the celestial world called 
The Temple of God. This building extends for 
several miles and is being continually filled with 
the creations of God. This building is conse- 
crated to God. ISTo angel's work may enter here, 
only that which pertains to God. What a mar- 
velous creation is this Temple with God's work- 
manship displayed upon every hand. Upon the 
walls of this Temple may be seen moving pictures 
that seem endowed with life scenes, many of them 
are scenes that are transpiring in God's King- 
dom of the higher sphere. These marvelous 
pictures must be seen to be comprehended, for 
they are beyond power of description. This 
Temple is always flooded with a light in 
which is blended fifteen different colors that 
vibrate in different forms. At times these 
lights seem to arrange themselves in the 



ISOSpiritual Knowledge is the Key to Life's Problems. 

form of beautiful flowers; then again they appear 
to be straight or horizontal lines with all colors 
shaded in in the most artistic arrangement. Then 
again these lights will roll like billowy clouds in 
the most intense brilliancy of coloring and the soft- 
est, most delicate tints imaginable. This is divine 
light, and the soul that draws near to such light 
appears suddenly glorified. He surely is in touch 
with the divine who can draw near to this wonder- 
ful form of light. At times the place will seem to be 
filled with millions and millions of stars of many 
colors, the different forms of light being symbols 
of some force that is about to be carried out upon 
the earth. The symbol of stars meaning that new 
discoveries and wonderful inventions are about to 
occur on the earth. Golden lights and stars refer to 
the fact that indications pertaining to discoveries 
and powers of gold are working their way upon the 
earth. Certain colors, waves and forms show revela- 
tions of a spiritual nature of the rocks, the sea or 
the air. The individual well versed in spiritual law 
can enter the Temple of God and be able to tell 
the meaning of the varied tints, stripes, spheres, 
zig-zag or horizontal lines, or different colored 
stars. 

There are a few people upon the earth who have 
the gift of seeing with their own eyes the things 
that I have described that take place in the Temple 
of God. How beautiful it is to gaze at a small 
purple spot and see it suddenly open out, showing 



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a basket of beautiful flowers or a fountain throw- 
ing up sprays of rainbow-tinted water; or again 
to see the whole interior of the room festooned 
with bowknots of the most beautiful flowers and 
shining over all the strange and beautiful light 
that I have described upon a previous page. How 
wonderful and beautiful it all is, the "glorious and 
beautiful Temple wherein are displayed the won- 
derful creations of the divine. My soul is filled 
with delight as I reflect upon the wonders of thy 
creation. I can only say in the name of the Di- 
vine, "It is well." 



CHAPTEK II. 



BOOKS AKD THEIR WRITERS. 

"The Light of Eternity/' Author, T. H. Bur- 
goyne — The Higher Spiritual Laws — How Writ- 
ing Is Made in Heaven — Spiritual Boohs, What 
Made of and How — Comments Upon "The Light 
of Eternity" — Power of Desire — Attainment 
Through Intense Spirituality — Solitude of Na- 
ture, Suited to Unfoldment — Jesus' Habit. 

Those who were writers in earth-life are at work 
in the eternal world upon a higher line of thought 
than they wrote while on earth. T. H. Bur- 
goyne, who gave to the world his work entitled 
"The Light of Egypt," has produced upon the 
other side a strangely fascinating work written un- 
der the title of "The Light of Eternity." This 
work corrects many of the errors of his former 
work and goes to show that things are not what 
they seem when viewed through the light of the ma- 
terial mind. In this work the higher spiritual 
laws are set forth and a great deal is shown that 
may be accomplished by the power of thought in 
its higher development. 



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The books and literature of Heaven are largely 
produced by the expression of thought upon the 
open page. One has only to think and immedi- 
ately the words appear in indelible lettering. A 
person may understand by this that a very lofty 
development of the thought power must be ac- 
quired to produce such an expression as I have 
mentioned. 

In the production of spiritual books, thought 
has passed through the development stage to one 
of spiritual unf oldment. The expressions are im- 
printed upon large sheets of different tints and 
colors. These sheets are made from the spiritual 
flowers pressed out, although they contain the 
expressed thoughts, they may be said to be alive, 
for you cannot destroy the eternal life-principle in 
a spiritual flower, no matter into what form you 
fold or press it. 

"The Light of Eternity" serves aa a book of in- 
struction for those who would progress in the 
higher philosophy of spiritual truth, and for those 
in different stages of development aa well. There 
are many thoughts produced upon its pages that 
cannot be understood by those who have not at- 
tained a very high stage of unfoldment. Among 
some things written in the book is this : "The im- 
mutable laws of God radiate through all forms of 
nature, both spiritual and material. And it would 
be an utter impossibility for any man to withdraw 
himself from God, for God is everywhere/' The 



lS&Spiritual Knowledge is the Key to Life's Problems. 

divine spark has found expression within every 
immortal soul. When I say every immortal soul, 
I mean to infer that every created soul is immor- 
tal and is connected with the universal life-princi- 
ple of God. 

In the higher unfoldment of spiritual law, ex- 
pression has found a lofty development. One has 
only to express to himself the desire to be in a cer- 
tain place, and behold, he is there. He has but 
to wish to see a particular individual and how he 
is occupied, and lo ! he has brought his friend into 
his very presence, and the duties with which he is 
occupied at the time are also shown. Such mani- 
festations can be produced only through intense 
spirituality and are not to be acquired simply 
. through the desire. The mind of the spirit must 
be subjected to long and intense thought before the 
powers mentioned may be attained in any degree. 
If it were possible for a person to go into the 
haunts of nature and remain in one spot for ten 
or twelve hours, all the while holding in his mind 
one desire, and not permitting his mind to wander 
from his subject, he would find himself possessed 
of a power he never dreamed of before, and the 
acquirement of one step would prepare him for 
the next higher one. 

Suppose, for instance, he desires the power to 
leave his body and visit the spirit-world, and then 
come back and relate what he has seen. He cannot 
accomplish this by concentrating his mind for a 



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few moments and then have something occur which 
turns the thought in an entirely different direction. 

During the summer months, if one would ac- 
quire such powers as have been mentioned, it would 
be well to seek some quiet woodland spot where 
one may commune with God and his own soul, as 
he cannot do amid the hurry and bustle of city 
life. 

Jesus during his earthly career felt often the 
need of such solace, and when he became weary of 
the people he would seek some quiet spot, knowing 
full well that was just what he needed in order to 
perform his necessary spiritual work. He fre- 
quently desired to pray alone and would ask his 
disciples to leave him, for he was in a state of mind 
that called for the deep and intense solitude of 
nature. 




CHAPTER III. 



BOOKS AND THEIE WEITEES— (Continued). 

Astral Experience Not Unbalanced Mentality — 
"Losing One's Self Not Insanity — Peace and 
Harmony of Nature Conducive to Spirituality — 
California — In the Advanced Stages Desire Is 
Power — Selfishness the Barrier — The Higher 
Vibrations, Pure and Unselfish — Prentice Mul- 
ford — The Higher Self in Unfoldment — Na- 
thaniel Hawthorne — "Hilda/' 

The idea seems to be in the minds of people that 
to be able to leave the physical body is an indica- 
tion of unbalanced mentality. For this reason 
many are afraid to subject themselves to any form 
that will show the higher expression of spiritual 
law. Because an intelligence possesses the power 
to lose himself in a physical sense is no indication 
of insanity, and it is only ignorance that will hold 
to such an idea. There is a right as well as a 
wrong idea about these things. The sweet peace 
and harmony of nature are always conducive to in- 
tense spirituality. This is one reason why Cali- 



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fornia furnishes an excellent field for the develop- 
ment of mediumship and its higher laws, because 
there it seems that one is close to the very soul of 
nature. There are flowers, birds and soft, balmy 
air — the soul rejoices and manifests itself as it 
cannot do in the busy whirl of city life. 

In the last few passages written it was shown 
how one could bring himself into subjection while 
upon the physical plane, and now to return to the 
subject of books and writers in the celestial sphere. 

The writing of T. H. Burgoyne is particularly 
applicable to those who have passed beyond the 
primary stages of soul-consciousness and entered 
into the very soul of things. This is accomplished 
by different stages of reflection, concentration and 
spiritual communion with the life-principle which 
radiates the universe. 

The spiritual mind upon the higher plane desires 
unfoldment, and with desire comes the power. 
The individual upon the earth-plane is not willing 
to subject himself to those laws by which he may 
find the power while yet in the physical. Selfish- 
ness is the barrier that holds man back in the phys- 
ical and prevents him from soaring to the very 
heights of divine beauty and power. Even if an 
individual is of himself unselfish, there are so 
many selfish vibrations floating about that it is 
hard for one to keep them off. 

The vibrations of the higher world are of a 
pure, unselfish nature, therefore they cannot strike 



lSS8piritual Knowledge is the Key to Life's Problems* 

like keen-pointed arrows into the soul. Only those 
vibrations which elevate the nature and enable it 
to grow are received. Therefore there is nothing 
to hinder spiritual unfoldment in its higher sense. 

Prentice Mulford has given a valuable work to 
the Celestial World. Its title is "The Higher Self 
in a State of Unfoldment." The author of this 
work, while in the physical, subjected himself to 
the dictates of higher law. He could vacate his 
body and return and also remember what he had 
seen. When the time came for him to leave the 
physical, by his wonderful power of mind he sim- 
ply separated himself from his body while upon 
one of his long trips. Finding his lifeless body in 
the boat, the conclusion was that he had passed 
away from heart failure. It was only that he un- 
derstood the higher law — that was all. 

His passage from the body was a repetition of an 
act he had often performed, and was as painless 
as that of a babe lying down to sleep. 

Nathaniel Hawthorne has given to the Celestial 
World a work more weird and fascinating than any- 
thing he ever wrote while in the physical. Its title 
is "Hilda," a romance of The Celestial Star, It 
is the tale of a soul born under most peculiar cir- 
cumstances and of the growth and unfoldment of 
the spiritual nature of Hilda, how she was be- 
trothed* spiritually, while yet unborn, to a twin 



*I want to explain to you that there is no marrying nor giving 
of marriage in Heaven, but ali people have a soul mate and the 
love that exists between these two is purely spiritual. There is 



Spiritual Knowledge is the Key to Life's Problems.189 

soul, and how as she grows and develops in the 
physical world, her spiritual vision remains open 
and daily she sees and talks with her spiritual 
affinity, who is an inhabitant of the Celestial 
World. She does not reveal the peculiar romance 
of her life to the physical friends, who find in her 
a character strangely fascinating but not under- 
stood. I cannot explain further this intensely in- 
teresting, book. One who reads it, however, will 
find nothing but an expression of higher spiritual 
law. 



no physical law in it. Few people find their soul mates on earth. 
Some do, and where they do there is only the most perfect 
harmony existing between the two. 



CHAPTER IV. 



MUSIC. 

God's Voice Materialized — Soul-Power — Inner 
Harmonies — Retirement — Dwelling in "The 
Subliminal" — Ecstasy of the Great Masters — 
Power to Awaken Dormant Faculties — Songs of 
Nature — Exquisite Harmonies — Power to Work 
Reform — Food for the Soul — Different Effects 
— Higher Music for the Unfolded Soul. 

Music is one of the grandest faculties of the 
immortal soul. We may say that music is God's 
voice materialized and made clear to the physical 
senses. Grand music will lift one to the loftiest 
heights. The Grand Masters of Music understood 
well how to touch the divine keys of their soul 
and thereby produce the exquisite harmonies that 
will live throughout all time. 

All music should possess soul quality, that is, it 
should not only cause the listener to think of its 
exquisite tone-harmony, but it should touch the 
deeper chords of the soul and make him feel the 
divine touch within that is deeper than all speech, 
all thought and all expression. 



Spiritual Knowledge is the Key to Life's Problems.191 

All masters of music must retire as it were to 
the very sanctuary of the soul and produce the 
inner harmonies to themselves before they can pro- 
duce them upon material instruments to delight 
and inspire the people. Music which is produced 
from the very depths of the soul will have the 
effect of bringing the listener close to the divine 
force within him, and for the time being cause 
him to forget that there are clouds and trials to be 
endured. 

To produce an immortal symphony, one whose 
expression will touch the very chords of the soul 
and cause them to vibrate, one must retire from 
the things of the world and, for the time being, 
dwell within the subliminal consciousness which 
is the mind of the soul. The melodies produced 
will vibrate upon the finer ear of the spirit and find 
expression through the physical body in the most 
inspiring symphonies. In what a rapt state of 
being must have been Mozart, Beethoven, Wag- 
ner, Lizst, Bach, Mendelssohn and other master- 
composers when they were creating the master- 
pieces of their souls. 

Beautiful music will awaken until they spring 
into life faculties that have been apparently dor- 
mant in the minds of those who have become hard- 
ened in the sins of the world. Many a hardened 
criminal has wept bitter tears upon hearing some 
simple melody that brought back memories of a 
time when he was pure and unsullied from contact 



192Spiritual Knowledge is the Key to Life's Problems, 

with the world. It is a fact that if you can reach 
the soul of an individual through his dense mate- 
rial covering, you can surely influence him for 
good, and beautiful music is a most potent force 
in this direction. 

It is well for the development of the soul to 
draw close to nature and attune the ear to her 
exquisite melodies. The song of the brook, as it 
dances and plays over the rock, is a most exquisite 
melody. There is perfect harmony, there is no dis- 
cord to jar upon the fine, well trained ear of feel- 
ing. The voice of the wind as it sings softly 
through the trees is a divine symphony from God, 
and the master soul who can reproduce it upon the 
keys of an instrument has earned the right to be 
called "Master of the Keys." As a great writer 
has said, "If any man is in doubt as to his identity 
let him go into the woods and study nature; she 
will prove to him whether he is a child of God or 
not." 

To the ear of harmony there is a charm to be 
found in music that is quite unlike that derived 
from any of the higher arts, and the man who has 
music in his soul is capable of being moulded in a 
high degree to that which is in every way desirable. 
If music was a part of the daily regulations of re- 
formatories, homes for inebriates and insane asy- 
lums, it would do a great deal toward subduing 
the inmates and cause them to become more tract- 
able and easier to manage. It should be the duty 



Spiritual Knowledge is the Key to Life's Problems.193 

of every individual to avail himself of every op- 
portunity within his reach to listen to beautiful, 
grand and soul-inspiring music. It is an educa- 
tor, not alone of the mental faculties, but it fur- 
nishes food also for the spiritual in man's nature 
and causes him to see new beauties in objects hith- 
erto passed by unnoticed. 

We may say that the music of the different com- 
posers touches different chords in the soul. The 
music of Wagner touches the chord of fancy and 
causes the hearer to drift away upon the wings of 
occasion as light and free as a bird or some merry 
elf who is simply happy. The music of Beetho- 
ven strikes a deeper chord and brings a feeling of 
grandeur that is quite unlike that produced by 
any other composer. The music of the different 
composers touches the chords of sympathy, joy, 
fancy, grandeur, glory, sadness and love, and the 
soul that would develop its inner faculties must 
try to understand the effect of different styles of 
music upon his nature. If he is by nature light- 
hearted and fanciful, he must develop the other 
faculties of his nature and he should therefore cul- 
tivate a taste for deep and soulful melodies, that 
will show him that his soul has mighty depths as 
well as lofty heights. 

The music of the heavenly spheres is upon a 
much grander and more beautiful scale than that 
afforded the soul in its material environment. It 
is music for the unfolded soul. Beethoven's di- 



19iSpiritual Knowledge is the Key to Life's Problems. 

vine symphony, Handel's Eternal Khapsodie and 
Wagner's Music of the Spheres and Plan of Cre- 
ation, and Handel's Celestial Chorus, are all com- 
positions of a very high order and may well be 
classified as masterpieces of divine melody, and 
the souls of those privileged to participate in such 
grand performances as those which take place in 
the heavenly spheres are indeed in tune with the 
infinite of life in the divine. 



CHAPTER V. 



INSPIRATION. 

Attunement to Angelic Vibrations — Soulful Elo- 
quence — Soul, Like a Harp — Divine Gift — The 
Gifted Artist — Angelic Guidance and Commun- 
ion — "In Tune With the Infinite" — Illumination 
Within — Soul-Cultivation, Necessary — Receptiv- 
ity to Angelic Influence — Advanced Ideas — Edi- 
son — Astral Discovery — Suggestion — Science — 
Edward Bellamy. 

There are times when the souls of philosophers 
and deep thinkers are attuned to the vibrations of 
inspiring angels who surround them, and at such 
times the eloquence is soulful and creates an im- 
pression upon the hearers as nothing else can. The 
soul is like a sweet-toned harp that vibrates be- 
neath the touch of a master's hand, but mute and 
expressionless under an unfavorable influence. 

The power to be inspired is a gift from God Him- 
self — it is divine. Therefore, the soul should en- 
deavor to place itself in an attitude that will invite 
inspiration. The gifted artist as he stands before 



196 Spiritual Knowledge is the Key to Life's Problems. 

his canvas is conscious of a lofty, uplifted feeling, 
and lo, his hand is guided to portray a masterly 
conception that angelic friends have impressed 
upon his soul. He paints with a skill and cunning 
he never was conscious of before. While angelic 
minds have produced the impression upon his 
soul, angel-hands have sent out electric vibrations 
that have guided his hands to produce those won- 
derful tints and shadings of color, so remarkable 
to the eye of the beholder. 

Many of the old Masters were inspired, 
and while producing their work have been within 
the Temple of the Soul. They withdrew from the 
world, as it were, and communion with the angelic 
friends who have come to meet them. They have 
shut out all worldly thoughts and influences, and 
only the sublime creations and fancies of another 
world have found an entrance. 

The soul of the inspired man is in tune with 
The Infinite. As he looks within himself he sees 
a mighty illumination that lights up the whole in- 
terior of his being, and there at the divine centre, 
the seat of the soul, he sees the beautiful thoughts 
of angelic friends flawing in through the power of 
vibration — he lets them rest for a moment upon 
the altar seat and then brings them into his 
brain, and they come forth through his mouth in 
grand and sublime conceptions of beauty. If he 
is a musician they come through his hands. If he 
is an inspirational speaker, they come through his 



Spiritual Knowledge is the Key to Life's Problems.191 

lips. If a writer, they come directly from his soul 
to find expression through his fingers. 

The soul who desires the gift of inspiration must 
cultivate his spiritual nature and make himself 
receptive to the influence of his angelic friends. 
If he reads the works of gifted authors, he will 
put himself in a condition receptive to the influ- 
ence of such intelligences as Henry Ward Beecher, 
Phillips Brooks, Longfellow, Whittier, Tennyson, 
Holmes, Emerson, as well as many others too nu- 
merous to mention. Of course he may make him- 
self receptive to a particular style by making a life 
study of one particular master of thought. The 
thoughts that come through his soul will be clothed 
in his own original language, but will have the 
style and peculiarity of his favorite writer. 

Myron W. Keed was a great admirer of Ealph 
Waldo Emerson, and Emerson was like a teacher 
to him. At the same time, while his thoughts were 
his own, yet they were expressed in the style of 
Emerson and he was called the Emerson of the 
West. 

Grand and beautiful, masterly in conception are 
the thoughts of angelic visitants from the celestial 
world. 

Many times when attempting to inspire a gifted 
mind they find that their ideas are so far in ad- 
vance of the people to whom they would speak that 
the real beauty and majesty of the thought falls 



19SSpiritual Knowledge is the Key to Life's Problems. 

•upon soil not yet ready for the mighty revelation 
of a higher and better world. 

Inspiration is carried on in different ways. The 
great inventor, Edison, is met by gifted scientists 
from the higher world immediately after vacating 
his body during the period of sleep. They repair 
to some chosen place, either to his laboratory or to 
the scientific halls of the spirit world. He is then 
shown just how to work out some particular line 
or point of an invention he is working upon in the 
physical. The law of suggestion is applied to him, 
and Professor Faraday asks him to go into deep 
silence within his laboratory upon the following 
day at a given hour. After he is shown some in- 
tricate part, he leaves them, returns to his body, 
and wakes up. Sometimes the complete plan of 
the work and all that has passed during the night 
will be remembered — then again he will not re- 
member, but exactly at 5 :30 or 6 o'clock, the hour 
that was suggested to him, he retires into his lab- 
oratory and gives himself up to deeper thought, 
and he plans out what he should do to complete 
some new arrangement in his invention. He sud- 
denly sees just what he should do and he goes to 
work upon it and it goes forth into the world a 
work that causes people to marvel and say what a 
wonderful man is Edison. 

The scientific men from the higher world are at 
work continually upon some invention that is going 
to make the material world better and upon a 



Spiritual Knowledge is the Key to Life's Problems.199 

more improved plan. Edward Bellamy, who wrote 
"Looking Backward," begins to see the realization 
of certain improvements mentioned in his book. 
He is happy because of this. It would interest the 
people of earth could they visit some of the ex- 
tensive laboratories in the higher world and see 
the great work of invention going on. The world 
should rejoice that it has the God-given power of 
inspiration, for it is the work of inspiration, 
brought down from Heaven by the angels of God, 
that will cause the material plane to send forth 
fruit and blossom like the rose. 



THIED PART. 

PRESENT DAY PROBLEMS AND OTHER 
SUBJECTS. 



"All things work together for good to them that 
love God" St. Paul. 

"Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself" 

Jesus. 

"Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make 
you free" Jesus. 



CHAPTEK I. 



"NEW THOUGHT MOVEMENT." 

Poiver of Thought, Mighty and Unlimited — In 
"The Beyond" Thought-Power Creative — Love 
and Knowledge of Law, Most Effective — Shame 
of Ignorance — Marvelous Thought-Power of 
the Spiritual Mind — Projection of Pictures and 
Writing in the Air — Projection of the Spiritual 
Body Out of the Physical — Power of Thought 
Upon the Elements — Knowledge of Chemistry 
Necessary. 

The mind of man is continually soaring upward 
to the most sublime heights of glory. Through 
the power of the new thought, the very gates of 
Heaven swing open to receive him. The book of 
immortality is opened before him, and upon its 
inspired pages he may find the keynote to the most 
forceful and intricate of life's problems. Like the 
bright winged butterfly emerging from its ugly 
chrysalis does the new thought, sparkling with a 
thousand iridescent dyes, emerge from the sombre 
garments of the old thought. From east to west, 
from north to south, from empire to empire, it 
shall wing its way into the palaces of the rich and 
favored of humanitv and into the hovels of the 



202 How Am I Serving a Good Purpose? 

poor. The mighty power of thought shall prove 
the conquest of many things. You cannot prune 
the wings of thought during these enlightened 
days, for through its mighty powers shall the 
world be made to blossom like the rose and flourish 
like the bay tree. 

In those realms of light beyond the earth, the 
power of thought is developed and unfolded to that 
extent that it has only to desire the creation or 
completion of a work, and behold, it appears 
clothed in the glory and strength of mighty power. 
The mind of man is gradually working toward 
this end upon the material plane, and when that 
mind learns to cast off its shackles of selfishness, 
the world and all of its powers may be his. Uni- 
versal brotherhood shall prove the conquest of pov- 
erty. More love and charity shall be the solution 
to crime and its conqueror. Education and the 
understanding of hereditary and parental law 
shall overcome the curse of ignorance. 

The new thought movement shall teach men the 
shame of ignorance ; for ignorance and poverty are 
the parents of crime, and must be banished as 
things of the past, for which the new century will 
have no use. Oh, my friends, look into your souls ; 
bring forth the jewel of thought. Does its luster 
appear to be dim? Then polish it up and make 
it beautiful for it is the philosopher's stone of the 
new century. You do not dream of its powers nor 
of what you may accomplish through its develop- 
ment. 

The spiritual mind in a developed state can by 



Hoio Am I Serving a Good Purpose? 203 

the power of thought draw together the elements 
and particles to produce a beautiful picture; by 
the exercise of thought it can produce writing in 
the atmosphere, or upon substances without the 
exercise of the arm or hand. The spiritual mind 
can send out a vibratory thought and produce raps 
without the contact of the person with any visible 
substance. 

It is well for one to understand that by his own 
mind he may project visible writing into the at- 
mosphere. The strength that grows from this will 
help him to produce something stronger and more 
beautiful. There are creations in the spiritual 
world that have been produced by spiritual beings 
solely through the powers of thought. Those who 
believe that thought is limited in its power of ex- 
pression are laboring under a mistaken idea. The 
more thought is developed the stronger it may be- 
come. A mighty development of thought power 
will enable one to project his spiritual being to 
the higher world and return again to his physical 
body. This power, of course, is one of the higher 
stages and will come after growth. 

The spiritual being in a highly developed stage 
of thought can send its particles out into the at- 
mosphere all but the ego, or divine centre, which 
emanates from God, and can by another exercise 
bring together those particles until they form the 
same appearance as before. 

One who would perform miraculous powers of 
thought should study well the laws of chemistry 
and perform experiments with different chemicals. 



CHAPTEK II. 



NEW THOUGHT MOVEMENT (Continued). 

Location of Thought-Elements — Forces of Differ- 
ent Kinds Located — How to Center One's Self — 
Wisdom and Caution — The Two Natures Unbal- 
anced — Spiritual Attributes Located — Unfath- 
omable Depth Within — Primary Stages Learned 
First — Advance of Centuries — Telegraph or 
Telephone Not Needed — The Power Within, the 
All-Conqueror and All-Powerful Worker. 

The beautiful elements of thought are situated 
in the front part and on the center of head. He 
who desires a development of beautiful thought 
must center his mind upon those points just over 
his eyes and across the top of the head. Constant 
attention to this point will cause them to expand 
and develop. 

Force is located just above the ears on each side 
of the head. One in developing this must be care- 
ful not to exercise that part too much, for by so 
doing he may go beyond that which is merely force- 
ful and develop combativeness, or brute strength. 



How Am I Serving a Good Purpose? 205 

The development of physical strength is located 
in the back part of the head, and here one must be 
also careful, or he will go beyond that which is 
necessary to round out the beautiful character of 
man. One cannot center his thought power upon 
those parts situated in the top and center of the 
head ; for there is spirituality centered, and the di- 
vine center of life, into which flows the spiritual vi- 
brations from the creator of life. 

When one gives himself up to thought he should 
understand how to center himself in order to pro- 
duce the most effectual results. Wandering 
around from one point to another in the brain, or 
in the soul, is not good unless one has first devoted 
a certain number of minutes to the different points 
that he would develop. He must not forget while 
in his physical body that if he develops so many 
new degrees of spirituality he must at the same 
time develop at least one degree of physical 
strength, or he will find his spiritual nature grow- 
ing so rapidly that he will have difficulty to hold it 
down to the earth. In other words, he will be- 
come so spiritual that the thread of life which holds 
the soul in the physical can be very easily snapped, 
and he may go out to the other world as easily as 
lying down to sleep. There are some who really 
desire this intense spirituality of nature, and if 
they cultivate it they can of course acquire it. 

The mental attributes in the center and front 
part of the head lie not far from the surface of the 



206 How Am I Serving a Good Purpose? 

brain. The spiritual mental attributes are deeper 
in to the center, and one must learn to penetrate 
the gray matter into the deeper center if he would 
come in touch with the higher within him. The 
individual would be surprised at the great depth 
within, for the outer envelopes seem to expand as 
one penetrates within. Man can make it seem as 
though he himself was walking about at full height 
in the chambers of his own brain or soul. This 
understanding comes only through practice and by 
persistent effort, and no man need attempt it until 
he has accustomed himself to the primary stages of 
retrospection and reflection. Each step must be 
well learned in the solution of the great problem of 
thought. 

The works of to-day that are accomplished 
through the power of thought will be looked upon 
as mere pigmies in the centuries to come in com- 
parison to what will be accomplished. In the 
years to come no telegraph or telephone will be 
needed, nor will people be obliged to send letters 
through the mail. Thought will accomplish this 
in a much more effectual manner, for the trans- 
mitter who desires to send word to his friend thou- 
sands of miles away will only need to send out a 
vibration to that friend, and he will immediately 
put himself in the position as receiver and will re- 
ceive the messages in a more satisfactory manner 
than he can now do through the telephone or by 
letter. 



How Am I Serving a Good Purpose? 207 

Better it would be for man to expend his force 
upon the wonderful yet undeveloped power within 
him than upon the wireless telegraph or other like 
achievements. The time is not far distant when 
man will learn to center instead of scattering his 
force. He has the power within him, and if he 
only knew it he would not be obliged to go out of 
himself to find power to work out his plans. The 
force is lying dormant but ready at the touch of a 
quickening hand to spring forth into mighty life, 
to overcome all obstacles and soar upward into the 
very heights of sublime conception. 

A man or woman developed in the mighty power 
of thought is a conqueror, and to them the unseen 
world shall sing "Kide on, Ride on to Glory. " 
With unfurled banners floating proudly on the 
wind, ye have the solution to life's problems and 
are conquerors in your own right. 



CHAPTER III. 



TKINITY. 

Fatherhood of God — Universal Power — Every 
Man a Part — Everything a Divine Spark — Uni- 
versal Life-Principle — The "Son" — Highest 
Spiritual Type of Man — Example, How to Live 
— Soul, Third Part — Connecting Vibrations — 
Spirit of God Manifest in the Soul. 

The Fatherhood of God, the Brotherhood of 
Man, and the Fellowship of the Holy Ghost — 
these constitute the Trinity, Three in One and One 
in Three. The Universal Power which extends 
throughout all Nature, Spiritual and Material, 
constitutes the Fatherhood of God. Every man is 
a part of the Father. Every plant that grows and 
every animate and inanimate thing which is, is an 
expression of the Most High, and is a spark from 
the Divine; and the Great Father of Nature has 
set his seal upon them all, and they breathe of his 
wisdom and mighty power. 

In the Fatherhood of God we find eternal and 
immortal power, a center of supply that flows out 
to man and to the expressions of all nature. Life 
is a force which may not be destroyed in the change 
called death. There is only a separation of the 
life-cells, and that which seems dead to materia] 
eyes will soon begin to take up its work in nature. 



How Am I Serving a Good Purpose? 209 

The air is filled with particles that only a short 
time ago were parts of an apparently inanimate 
object. The Universal Life Principle is the force 
which emanates from the center of all life in God's 
Kingdom in the world above. This force radiat- 
ing through all forms of life constitutes the Father- 
hood of God. 

"Worship My Son and ye worship Me, for He is 
the light which emanates from Me." This refers 
to Jesus, the most spiritual type of man and the 
nearest to the Father. Men should look upon him 
as God's highest expression and as an example of 
how one should live in order to gain the highest, 
the purest and best in life. 

The Soul of Man constitutes the third part of the 
Trinity. For in a highly developed state of spirit- 
uality a man may realize his connection with the 
Most High by a state of exalted feeling, which 
helps to illuminate his Spiritual Temple, and 
causes him to experience that peace which passeth 
understanding, and brings him in tune with The 
Infinite. The world is gradually drawing nearer 
to a more comprehensive understanding of the 
Trinity, God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the 
connecting vibrations, which unite with the Soul of 
Man, bring the Three into One, and thus constitute 
the Trinity, Three in One and One in Three, 
Father, Son and Holy Ghost, or Spirit of God mak- 
ing itself manifest in Man's Spiritual Temple, 
when he is in tune with the higher understanding. 



CHAPTER IV. 



HOLY GHOST. 

God in the Soul — Known by Divine Vibrations — 
Visit From the Divine Guest Not Recognized — 
Two Principles at Work — Indescribable Effects 
of Spiritual Vibrations — The Silent Force — 
Wonders Through the Development of This Di- 
vine Force — Sin of Ignorance — Why "Reason" 
Is Given Us — The Bible and Reason— "The 
Gentle Jesus" — Man the Abiding Place of God. 

The time has come when the masses should un- 
derstand the vital questions, the solution of which 
means so much in the progress and development of 
the soul. The Holy Ghost and the sin against it 
is a subject not properly understood, and spiritual 
teachers from the higher realms of life propose to 
make this subject clear in the minds of men. What 
is the Holy Ghost? The solution must come first 
before the crime against it may be understood. The 
Holy Ghost is the Spirit of God made manifest in 
the human soul. It is not God afar off, it is God 
in the soul. The presence of the Holy Ghost with- 
in the soul fills the whole being with a strange and 



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wonderful peace. It is that peace which passeth 
understanding and lifts the soul up until it is in 
touch with the divine center of all life forces. 

The Holy Spirit of God is of that strange and 
mighty power that it may, through desire, at once 
find an abiding place within. Its presence is made 
known by divine vibrations that connect with the 
God principle that dwells within the soul. There- 
fore, the Holy Ghost is the spirit of God made 
manifest at that point known as the God principle, 
in the soul, the inheritance of the Father to the 
children of His love and care. 

The sin against the Holy Ghost is the denial of 
the soul by the physical nature. That force which 
rejects the higher attributes and refuses to develop 
them is a crime, it is a sin against God, for those 
higher forces are of God and should be strength- 
ened, unfolded and made to grow. Instead of do- 
ing this, the physical uses the force to develop its 
faculties, while the God principle is ignored in 
every way except that demand that gives life to the 
body. The physical becomes the master instead of 
the spiritual, and finally the physical nature be- 
comes so callous to the promptings of the soul that 
it never thinks of such a possession as a higher na- 
ture. When this occurs, the Holy Ghost may enter 
the soul, but the door between the physical and 
spiritual is so tightly locked and barred that the 
individual never realizes that he has had a visit 
from a divine guest. Those higher occurrences are 



212 How Am I Serving a Good Purpose? 

as foreign to him as though they had never oc- 
curred. Such an individual never begins to work 
out his salvation until he has laid aside his physical 
body. He moves along through life unconscious of 
the fact that he daily commits a sin against God, 
the Creator and giver of all life. 

All through man's life two principles work for 
good or for evil — the human and the divine. In- 
stead of developing harmoniously together the hu- 
man and the spiritual, they are separated, as it 
were, in their likes and dislikes. The spiritual vi- 
brations which emanate from the God of light and 
love to a receptive soul fill the whole being with an 
indescribable sensation. It is the very acme of in- 
tense divine feeling, and is quite unlike any phys- 
ical sensation that can be experienced. All men 
should love to cultivate the divine principle within 
the human soul, and in that way make it receptive 
to the influence of the Holy Ghost, and an under- 
standing of this fact will make the efforts to gain 
success comparatively easy, and conquest after con- 
quest will be gained with but very little exertion. 
Some people will call this conquest luck, when it is 
the unseen force from within vibrating upon the 
minds of those with whom the person comes in con- 
tact. This silent force will cause those who come 
near the individual to suddenly feel an indefinable 
something that is of the nature of peace or extreme 
delight. It will cause a horse to turn his head as 
the person passes him. The more this force is cul- 



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tivated the stronger and more potent does it be- 
come. Jesus had this f orce, and the God principle 
manifesting itself through him drew men to him,, 
while others whose natures were very dense could 
see nothing desirable in him or in his power. They 
were the individuals who had developed the phys- 
ical nature and let the God principle remain dor- 
mant. The wonders that may be brought about 
through the development of this force that exists 
in the very depths of nature are not known, much 
less understood by the individual of today. If they 
only were the world would be a more harmonious 
place to live in, and a great deal that is falsely in- 
terpreted by Bible teachings might be made clear. 
The unpleasant things of life would be no longer 
attributed to God, and their source could be traced 
back to a purely physical cause. We say that the 
sin against the Holy Ghost is the greatest evil, f 01 
from it arise the sin, crime, poverty, selfishness and 
pain of the world. If man would learn to com- 
mune with the higher source of life all of these 
evils would be done away with. 

I have heard church people say, "We know it is 
a crime to sin against the Holy Ghost, but we don't 
understand what the sin is." How necessary that 
spiritual teachers should possess the knowledge of 
a truth before they attempt to impart it to others, 
and yet there are few ministers who understand 
the Trinity, the Plan of Salvation, the Holy Ghost, 
or the Peace that passeth understanding. They can 



214 How Am I Serving a Good Purpose? 

tell you what they think it is, but as for the abso- 
lute knowledge, they do not possess it. They have 
been taught to believe that it is wrong to reason 
out such things. If reason were contrary to the 
mind of the Creator, why did he give to man 
the faculty which seeks to reason out things? 
Where would the world be today in knowledge and 
achievement if the great force of reason had not 
been put to an active use? When men cease to 
reason for themselves there will be no growth. Man 
will stop right where he is, content to believe that 
everything that exists or is made is perfect of itself 
and requires no change. Let us rejoice to know 
that reason has come to stay, and the theory that 
has not reason for its foundation will not exist for 
long, for the people of today demand a reasonable 
age. Those truths of the Bible which have reason 
for their foundation have come to stay, while those 
that will not bear analysis will be rejected as mere 
figures of speech, with no divine principle within 
them. A new Bible of reason shall be written, and 
in it shall be explained in a clearer light those 
things which the average mind has so far been un- 
able to assimilate. The idea that a sacrifice of 
blood and torture would be pleasing to a God who 
is supposed to possess attributes above the mind of 
man will be another unreasonable idea that will 
be done away with, since every man must work out 
his own salvation, and not by the blood of Christ 
shall ye be saved. 



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How much more beautiful to think that the gen- 
tle Jesus came to show men an example of a purely 
spiritual being with the better forces of the spirit- 
ual nature developed than to think that His death 
was ordained by a loving father — a death that a 
human parent could not endure to see the child 
of his life suffer. 

Let every man reason for himself. Let him learn 
that he may become the abiding place of God if 
he will ; that he may be lifted up until the higher 
laws may be made manifest unto him, and the 
golden gates of Heaven may swing wide open to 
receive him at such times when he desires to center 
his force upon those higher truths which well un- 
derstood may bring Heaven down to earth to the 
music of the Divine Symphony. 




CHAPTER V. 



A TEEATISE ON MOLECULES. 

Force Is Life — From Union Grow Results — Elec- 
trical and Magnetical — Three-fold Nature in 
Human — Mind Force of Attraction — Circle 
Within a Circle — Evolving Force Positive — Or- 
ganism — Healthful — Essential — The Minute In- 
dividual — What the Human System Does — Na- 
ture's Matter Grows — The Condition Called 
Death — The Effect of a Cause — The Law of In- 
heritance — What the People of Today Sow, 

"All are but parte of one stupendous whole, 
Whose body nature is, and God the Soul." 

Pope. 

All forms of created life are evolved from a 
molecule. A molecule need not necessarily be an 
inert particle of matter, since in order for it to 
grow and move it must possess force and force is 
life. A molecule in its primary sense must consist 
in the union of the two forces, positive and nega- 
tive, and from this union will grow result, whether 
it be in the vegetable, mineral, animal or human. 
In every living molecule is a tiny spark of elec- 



How Am I Serving a Good Purpose? 217 

trical force. This united with the magnetic force 
of nature causes growth and evolution. 

A molecule of the human system is three-fold 
in its nature. It consists of matter which is mag- 
netic, spirit, which is electrical, and mind, which 
is the force of attraction between matter and spirit 
and which holds them together. When a molecule 
is thrown off from the physical system, it loses the 
individuality of the human and through the law of 
chemical nature is transformed into some other ex- 
pression of nature. 

A molecule, however infinitesimal to the ordi- 
nary vision, may be described as a circle within a 
circle with a tiny spark of evolving force within its 
center. This spark of evolving force is positive in its 
nature, and it draws unto itself those elements 
which are necessary for its sustenance and growth. 

The study of molecules should show the human 
being why he should keep his organism in a health- 
ful condition, and instead of throwing off mole- 
cules of disease he should give out only that which 
is true, healthful and good. The atmosphere is 
impregnated at all times with molecules which dif- 
fer in their constituent elements, but which, never- 
theless, are the result of the union of the two 
forces, positive and negative. It is quite essential 
that the human individual comprehend the mo- 
lecular law. In the creation of life in the human, 
the minute individual is a molecule, and within 
that molecule are folded awaj^ not alone his indi- 
vidual parts in a very minute sense, but infinitesi- 



218 How Am I Serving a Good Purpose? 

mal parts of future generations. According to 
this law, the human molecule is of far greater im- 
portance than it is given by the average individual. 

Microbes are molecules of disease. They have 
not the spiritual center of the molecules spoken of 
elsewhere. 

The human system is daily throwing off particles 
which are replaced by new ones. These new ones 
may be healthy or diseased. It all depends upon 
the care that the individual exercises in relation to 
his own organism. If his system is diseased he at- 
tracts diseased molecules, and thereby increases 
the inharmony in his system, and vice versa. 

A human molecule consists of three parts, while 
that of a vegetable or mineral only two. They al- 
so vary in their constituent elements. It has been 
said that matter of itself does not possess life, yet 
plants and minerals which are nature's matter 
grow, and growth is the expression of life. In the 
condition called death the molecules which consti- 
tuted the physical and mental system became sep- 
arated as it were, since the mighty law of attrac- 
tion which held them together has been evolved 
into a higher expression of godly love. We may 
say that a molecule is the effect of a cause. The 
cause was the union of the two forces, positive and 
negative, from which has been evolved the human 
physical, the magnetic mental and the electrical 
spiritual. This evolution from cause to effect con- 
stitutes the grandest and highest expression of the 



How Am I Serving a Good Purpose f 219 

creator. Upon analysis of the creative molecule 
within the individual we may discover the tiniest 
forms of inherited tendency both of good and evil, 
that have existed in some ancestor of this individ- 
ual perhaps two generations back. How essential, 
then, that the law of inheritance should be under- 
stood. In the creative molecule of an individual of 
today may be the seed of disease or evil that will 
be discovered perhaps three hundred years from 
this date. This explains the passage in the 
bible: "The sins of the father shall descend into 
the children of the third and fourth generation." 
Few have thought to trace a hereditary disease or 
a grievous tendency to commit wrong down to a 
tiny molecule, that in appearance is an inert parti- 
cle of matter ; but the people of today sow the tiny 
seed or molecule of good within their own physical 
system, the seed which holds within itself a still 
smaller seed and within this smaller seed one still 
more infinitesimal, and there at the very root will 
be discovered the tiny germ which is the beginning 
of another life which will be in existence many 
years from this present date November 26, 1902. 

We have good reason to believe that an invention 
will yet be given to the world whose magnifying 
powers will enable the human eye to discover in 
the interior functions of the male and female ele- 
ment the lifegerms or molecules of future genera- 
tions, folded closely within many circles of matter 
or positive and negative force. 





A CHRISTMAS SERMON TO HUMANITY. 

At Christmas time let all your hearts be glad ; 
Dispel the gloomy, dark and sad — 
Remember, Christ was born this day 
In Bethlehem, far, far away. 

At Christmas time it is well for all people to 
give some time to reflection, to turn back the pages 
of life's book just one year, and to read that which 
has been inscribed upon the pages. 

In that way one may be able to determine the 
progress he has made during the year. It will also 
give him time to think of the new, clean book he is 
to be given upon the first day of the year, and of 
how he is going to write upon its pages. Bear in 
mind that life is a book and a page is turned at the 
close of every day. 

On Christmas day let the holiday spirit reign. 
Think of those less fortunate than yourself and 
send them helpful thoughts and vibrations if you 
can send them nothing more. Utter the thought 
to yourself: I will do what I can. A kindly 
thought or a cup of cold water given in love is 



How Am I Serving a Good Purpose? 2il 

pleasing to the angels of heaven who can see all 
that goes on in the material world. Upon Christ- 
mas wish much good for humanity. Pray that 
man may understand that he is a free agent. And 
since he himself is the creator of sin, disease and 
inharmony, also poverty, he may by his own cre- 
ative power create their opposite, good, love, pros- 
perity and universal brotherhood. 

Pray that he may understand that selfishness 
and ignorance are the parents of crime, and who- 
soever fosters them works against the higher law 
of universal good. 

Upon Christmas day enter into the sanctuary of 
your souls, and commune with the God within you. 
It is easy enough to determine after doing this 
whether you are doing a good or a poor work in 
the way you are serving humanity. 

Frame these words in your mind and hang them 
in the art gallery of your soul : Peace on the earth, 
good will to men. If you will do this you will feel 
better satisfied with yourself at the close of the day. 

Since Christmas is the saddest and the happiest 
day of all the year, try to find some compensation 
for the sad memories that will come up in spite of 
yourself. If a dear one who was with you a year 
ago has passed beyond the Valley of the Shadow, 
think of him as having found a fairer and brighter 
home in the beautiful beyond. Think of him as 
being with you, occupying the chair which has 
seemed to you in your ignorance to be so vacant; 



222 How Am I Serving a Good Purpose? 

think that all is well with him, he has only passed 
to a higher school of understanding and it is only 
because you are not sufficiently advanced in spirit- 
ual understanding to be able to understand the wis- 
dom and mighty power of the most high who order- 
eth all things well. 

Let your Christmas day be one step in advance 
upon the pathway of light that leads to immortal 
life. Ask that God give you light and spiritual 
illumination until the mighty principles which 
govern spiritual law be clearly manifest unto you ; 
that you may say no longer "I believe," but rather, 
"I know. I have the knowledge; it hath been re- 
vealed unto me that the soul of man continues 
after the change called death. That it continues 
to grow and unfold its beautiful powers through- 
out all eternity, and that it continues to hold its 
individuality throughout all time. That the soul 
of man is progressive, that it was not created to go 
back into any lower form, but to climb upward and 
onward, and to unfold in the beautiful sunlight of 
God's smile." 

Such thoughts as these are helpful upon Christ- 
mas day and at all times, for their creation will 
help to strengthen the spiritual. 

Think of the gentle teacher the anniversary of 
whose birth is celebrated upon this day. He un- 
derstood the higher law and was able to demon- 
strate it from this fact alone, and not on account of 
any miraculous birth, but because he was at all 



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times spiritually-minded and much given to in- 
ward thought and reflection. Through his spirit- 
uality he developed certain senses that are dormant 
in the average individual, consequently man is un- 
able to perform certain works that the gentle 
teacher of Nazareth gave unto the world. 

It is well for any individual of ordinary com- 
prehension to try and understand the full and com- 
plete meaning of the higher thought, remembering 
that it is the assimilating of such thoughts that 
will furnish food for his soul nature. 

The individual should be in tune with himself. 
Upon Christmas day he should listen to the divine 
symphony of his own soul that is being rendered 
within his own spiritual Temple. 

A Merry Christmas. 

December 25, 1902. 




OUR SECOND BOOK. 



The new work now in contemplation will be 
a scientific expression of the higher philosophy 
in form and creation. It will show the cause 
which produces the effect, and will lead the 
reader onward over the pathway of develop- 
ment unto unfoldment. It will be written in 
an attractive and interesting style, and will 
seek to remove the ban of ignorance which now 
prevails in the material world. 

Beautiful thoughts embellished in attractive 
style will be found in the new work soon to be 
put through the publisher's hands. 

By MRS. J. A. S. S. LENDER, 
Denver, Colo. 



MAR 24 1903 



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