Animal Magnetism And Magnetic Lucid Somnambulism by Edwin LeeAnimal Magnetism And Magnetic Lucid Somnambulism by Edwin Lee

Animal Magnetism And Magnetic Lucid Somnambulism

byEdwin Lee

Paperback | January 8, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1866. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... services; on the one hand, they contribute to the glory of God, and on the other, they afford an excellent preservative against incredulity and error." An esteemed modern writer likewise remarks on this point: " The interests of religion are intimately connected with the general progress of intelligence, and every new discovery, whether in the universe of matter or mind, directly tends to increase the good of man and the glory of God. " Every advance in civilization, every increase in the amount of knowledge, adds to the moral improvement of individuals and to the general benefit of society. Except in the lowest states of barbarism, we find nothing immutable; changes must come, whether we desire them or not; time must generate new ideas, leaving us to arrange their relations to the common stock. If these ideas be developed by knowledge, they will become beneficial truths; if they be appropriated by ignorance, they will generate pernicious falsehoods."* It has been supposed that the admission of the higher order of somnambulic phenomena would invalidate or diminish the estimation in which the Scripture miracles are held. Even were it so, this circumstance could in no wise detract from their value as acquired truths. This objection has, however, been ably met by the Rev. Mr. Sanby in " Mesmerism and its Opponents;" and, in fact, it is easy to perceive that there is but little analogy between these two orders of phenomena, beyond the circumstance of miraculous agency and that of magnetic lucid somnambulism being both made subservient to the benefit of mankind. The somnambulic manifestations depend, as we have seen, upon the existence of certain favourable conditions, and they are liable to fail and to vary even in very lucid subjects ; whereas the miracles...
Title:Animal Magnetism And Magnetic Lucid SomnambulismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:124 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217677703

ISBN - 13:9780217677707