A Review of the "spiritual Manifestations" by Charles BeecherA Review of the "spiritual Manifestations" by Charles Beecher

A Review of the "spiritual Manifestations"

byCharles Beecher

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...Ib. i 1 Sam. xxvliL 8. 'la. xxlx... Summary of exegeais.--Saul and Samuel ment. And the two expressions, " consulters of departed spirits," and " seekers unto the dead," are seen to correspond. These, then, are not " eight different species of this control over nervous influence,"" as Oldfield declares, but eight descriptive titles, or aliases, of one and the same general class. They all, doubtless, were either odylic operators, or subjects, the hypothesis being that spirits can only obtain access through prepared odylic conditions. But that they were mere odylic adepts, pretenders, destitute of spiritual aid, can never be admitted on any safe principles of interpretation. The law denounced death against them, not for pretending to do what they could not, but for doing what they ought not; not for odylic arts, in themselves comparatively harmless, but for those inevitable issues in converse with the dead, which reflected back upon them its hue of guilt. Saul so understood it. To him the evoking of spirits was no pretence. Else he would never in despair, have sought responses through the very impostors he had well-nigh exterminated. Nor would God have suffered one of Israel's most illustrious prophets to be " disturbed," and " called up" at the beck of a mock-sorceress, as if for the express purpose of confirm-» " To Daimonlon," p. 118. Reason for the severe penalty.--Prophetic trances. ing by a special case, not only Saul's, but the world's delusion. Both the law and the history therefore concede the reality of the practice doomed with death, and the reason of the penalty is manifest. Polytheism was the disease to be cauterised. The worship of the dead was the root of polytheism. Converse with the dead was the root of worship. Odylic arts...
Title:A Review of the "spiritual Manifestations"Format:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217309380

ISBN - 13:9780217309387