The alchemy of thought

Paperback | January 18, 2012

byLawrence Pearsall Jacks

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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. 1911. Excerpt: ... VII.--DEVILS ISLAND AND THE ISLES OF OMNISCIENCE AN ADVENTURE AMONG ABSTRACTIONS "I asked Friday who made the sea, the ground we walked on, the hills and the woods. He told me 'it was one Benamuckee who lived beyond all'; he could describe nothing of this great person but that he was very old, 'much older,' he said,'than the sea or the land, the moon or the stars.' I asked him then, if this old person had made all things, why did not all things worship him? He looked very grave, and with a perfect look of innocence, said, 'All things said " O" to him.' I asked him if the people who die in his country went away anywhere. He said ' Yes, they all went to Benamuckee.' "He told me one day that.... Benamuckee could not hear till they went up into a great mountain to speak to him.... and that their old men went to say ' O' (so he called saying prayers) and then came back and told them what Benamuckee said. By this I perceived that there is priestcraft among the most blinded and ignorant pagans in the world.... "I endeavoured to clear up this fraud to my man Friday and told him that the pretence of their old men going up into the mountains to say 'O' to Benamuckee was a cheat."--Robinson Crusoe. Devil's Island is at no great distance, on the map, from the Isles of Omniscience. The Omniscients can see it in clear weather bearing a point or two north of west, and if the wind blows fair a well-found boat will make the passage in a few hours. There is a legend that the ancestors of the Omniscients were a colony from Devil's Island, driven thence by an outburst of religious persecution, and though documentary evidence is lacking the story is impressively confirmed by linguistic affinities. Not only have they many words in common, but the syntax of both languages betra...

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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. 1911. Excerpt: ... VII.--DEVILS ISLAND AND THE ISLES OF OMNISCIENCE AN ADVENTURE AMONG ABSTRACTIONS "I asked Friday who made the sea, the ground ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021761860X

ISBN - 13:9780217618601

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