The Missing Sense; And The Hidden Things Which It Might Reveal Spiritual Philosophy Treated On A…

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byCharles William Wooldridge

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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. 1887. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... uses and desires. We know also that the instrument perishes in death, but having become aware of the existence of spirits, intelligences without material bodies, and knowing also that something, of any kind, in any instance known to science never becomes nothing, we can scarcely imagine it to do so, the inference is reasonable that when the body is destroyed in death the spirit assumes its place in that transcendent universe in which pure spirit dwells. Indeed, the opposite of this, that it ceases to exist, in view of the established facts, is incredible. In gross matter, forms may change, compounds may be reduced to simples, recombinations may take place in new forms, but simples may not be destroyed. There are indications, as we have seen, that the gross and perceptible may come from, and possibly return to, the ethereal and imperceptible, but even in this case its substance does not cease to exist, it but changes its form to assume another, which, though imperceptible to our senses, is more essential, more permanent in itself, and in a sense more real. Spirit we find existing in this transcendent universe as spirit and intelligence still. Hence, spirit is a simple which is incapable of decomposition, or, as the consciousness of the ego, that which calls itself I, attests, of division. The spiritual person is an indestructible unit. Spirit is living. Spirit is life. Spirit cannot die. If it could die that for spirit would be annihilation, which even its inferior, matter, cannot experience. Some of the functions of spirit in us are will, perception, memory, emotion, judgment, and reason. For each and all of these functions, then, the inference is fair that wherever it exists it emanates from, and is a function of, spirit. But we see all of these manifested in varyi...

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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. 1887. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... uses and desires. We know also that the instrument perishes in death, but having become aware of the existence of spirits, intelligences ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:January 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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