“The time was, and not so very long ago, when the recognized scientist believed that there were about seventy-four elements, indivisible, separate and distinct; but the alchemical iconoclast with his hammer of truth has pulverized the fallacy and remorselessly hammered and pounded the seventy-four faces into one countenance.
For a long time, hydrogen gas, the negative pole of water, was supposed to be indivisible beyond all question; but the present day chemist knows it is only an expression of yet more subtle molecules back of which, “Standeth God within the shadow keeping watch above His own.”
A post-mortem examination of some of the wrecks along the shores of the troubled sea of science discloses a belief that the Ego is an individual, who through knowledge of its divine origin may draw unto itself all things it may desire! But as fast as the Sleepers awaken they see that each Ego is only ‘part of one stupendous whole’ that does not draw unto itself anything. That there is no law of attraction for the eternal substance is everywhere present and each one uses exactly that portion prepared for him from everlasting unto everlasting.
When the continuity of life was first demonstrated beyond question those who caught the first dispatches from disincarnate spirits sprang forth from their beds of material sleep and with half-opened eyes only saw the great truth through ‘a glass darkly.’ Then came a babel of words. They jabbered a jargon that needed translation to be understood. The ideas of progression in earth life that obtained among men was transplanted to the spirit realm and we were told by the votaries of spiritual philosophy that men and women had great opportunities for progression after leaving the flesh. As the idea of a commencement of the universe was a common belief among those asleep in material consciousness, being the corner stone of evolution, so the idea obtained that the individual had a commencement in the maternal human laboratory. As these half-awakened individuals could not comprehend that an action contrary to their concept of good could possibly be caused by Infinite Intelligence they concluded that the so-called bad actions of men and women were prompted by evil earth-bound spirits. These people many of them also thought that the main object of the existence of Spirits in the Spirit realm was to gather information about mines and stocks and bonds and lotteries and races and thus assist poor mortals to get-rich-quick. It was supposed that these spirits were posted in regard to deeds and wills and knew when wealthy relatives would shuffle off the mortal coil or when undesirable wives or husbands would ‘pass out.’”
The just read excerpt came from the book God-Man: The Word Made Flesh, 1920, p. 31, which was written by Dr. George Carey.
So Mote It Be!
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