Being a record of Spiritualistic Experiences
in Ballarat and Melbourne.
By JAMES CURTIS.
demonstrates mind without brain, and intelligence
disconnected from a
material body.... It furnishes proof of a future life which so many
crave, and for want of which so many live and die in
anxious doubt, so
many in positive disbelief."—A.
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AT STATIONERS' HALL, LONDON.
THIRD EDITION, REVISED.
"Gently as drops the feather
From the swan's breast, your dust, ye weary hearted,
Shall from you fall, and none shall
ask you whether Ye feared or
hoped. Each rankling wound that smarted
Shall pain no more, for peace dwells with the world's
—Lyric of the Golden Age.
"This book cannot be slain
'Twill live, 'twill walk the world,
and wing the air, Surviving
every pompous priestly fane The weary Earth groans under, loth to bear.
Dear shall it be to Maidens; it shall lie On the chaste altars of their
purest bliss Read with a throbbing heart and glowing eye
And sweet and sacred as Love's
troth-plight kiss. Dear shall it be to Lovers; like a lamp With crimson radiance,
rose-perfumed and fed,
That guides from Earth's low
caverns, drear and damp, To
where, in Heaven, true hearts are angel-wed."
—Lyric of the Morning Land.
"Light as a leaf they step, or arrowy
Floating of breeze upon a waveless
pool; Sudden and soft, too, like a wave of light,
The beautiful immortals come to
"Not one life shall he destroyed,
Or cast as rubbish to the void,
When God bath made His pile complete."
"If we could but once a year exchange
two words with our loved and
lost, death would be no longer death."—Renan.
"Whoever believes that he has
something to teach us
concerning our destiny and our end, should be welcome.
"Notwithstanding my age, and my
exemption from the
controversies of the day, I feel it my duty to bear testimony
to the great fact of Spiritualism. No one should keep silent."
—I. H. Fichte.
"Were one world in the universe a
Were one soul in the universe a
fiend, Damned hopelessly to everlasting pain, 'Twould be the torturing
atom that inflames The vision. Every world and every sphere Would weep
in woeful sympathy with woe. The consciousness of all created life
Would yearn and grieve and anguish.
God Himself, Who, in the universal consciousness, Dwells throned and radiant, would
receive no joy, But only grief from His fair universe.
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with Mrs. Reynolds 166
CHAPTER XII.—Clairvoyance and
Seances with Miss Harriet
XIII.—Personal and other