The Present Age and Inner Life: Ancient and Modern Spirit Mysteries Classified and Explained ; a Sequel to Spiritual Intercourse, Revised and Enlarged

William White & Company, 1869 - 424 pages
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Page 73 - And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night; and lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them, and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not, for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people: for unto you is born this day, in the city of David, a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
Page 389 - A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall.
Page 389 - Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.
Page 175 - And I Daniel alone saw the vision ; for the men that were with me saw not the vision ; but a great quaking fell upon them, so that they fled to hide themselves.
Page 87 - Then the forms of the departed Enter at the open door, — The beloved ones, the true-hearted, Come to visit me once more...
Page 71 - In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks. I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine in my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.
Page 325 - Tis Nature's law That none, the meanest of created things, Of forms created the most vile and brute, The dullest or most noxious, should exist Divorced from good — a spirit and pulse of good, A life and soul, to every mode of being Inseparably linked.
Page 267 - Queen's coming out, but entered directly into her apartment, and whispered in her ear. The Queen, struck with astonishment, was taken ill, and did not recover herself for some time. After she was come to herself, she said to those about her, ' There is only God and my brother who can AD 1761.] THE QUEEN OF SWEDEN. 127 know what he has just told me.
Page 71 - Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel : for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words.
Page 112 - for three years the sense of divine things continued so great, and every thing else appeared so completely 272 APPENDIX D. vain when compared to heaven, that could I have had the world for stooping down for it, I believe I should not have thought of doing it.

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