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Sep 03

Immortality (and our employments hereafter) by JM Peebles M.D.

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Full Original Title

IMMORTALITY, AND OUR EMPLOYMENTS HEREAFTER.

WITH

(WHAT A HUNDRED SPIRITS, GOOD AND EVIL,SAY OF THEIR DWELLING PLACES.)

CONTENTS

PREFACE,
INTRODUCTION.
CHAPTER I. – THE MYSTERIES OF LIFE.
Universality of Life. God and Atheism. No real Conflict between Science and Religion. Grandeur of the Soul. Pre-existence of the Soul. Matter only the Shell of Things. “Will the Attribute of Force. Query of a Materialist. We are the Dead ; our Departed the Living!
CHAPTER II. – DOUBTS AND HOPES.
Comparative Silence of the Old Testament regarding a Future Life. The cheerful Hope of Pagan Philosophers. The Light which Jesus brought. Mortal Life is only preparative for a better.
CHAPTER III. – THE BRIDGING OF THE RIVER.
Life and Death two Musical Ripples. Vegetable and Animal Processes represent two Segments in the Circle of Movement. Three Methods of aspecting the Phenomena of Existence. How the Ancients pictured Death.
CHAPTER IV. FORE GLEAMS OF THE FUTURE.
The Hope of Immortality indestructible. “Poppies of the Age of Plato.” The Ether Realm. Earth Life a primary School.  Wordsworth’s Little Maid.
CHAPTER V. – TESTIMONY OF SAINTS.
Mental Lucidity of the Dying. Testimony of William Hunter. Montaigne. Isaac T. Hopper. Phenomena attending Death. The Poet Keats. Schiller. Rev J. W. Bailey. A Quaker Lady. Rev. S. J. May. Louis XVI. Mozart. Other Testimonies.
CHAPTER VI. – THE GROWTH AND PERFECTION OF THE SPIRITUAL BODY.
What materializing Phenomena foreshadow. Spirit-Body not a new Creation. Sustenance of the Spiritual Body. Spiritual Body an approximate Image of the physical. Reality of Spirit Life.
CHAPTER VII. – IS IT THE SOUL OR THE BODY THAT SINS?
Evil is not “Undeveloped Good.”  Character and Reputation. The Hells crowded with respectable Hypocrites. Moral Qualities inhere in Moral Beings. The Nature that commits Sin survives Death. This World a Battle-Ground.—Daily Acts construct the Mirror before which we must stand.
CHAPTER VIII. – CLOTHING IN THE SPIRIT WORLD.
Angel at the Sepulchre. Raiment of Moses and Elias. White Robes of the Saints. First Garments worn by Spirits are Gifts. They change in Colour according to the Spirit’s Growth. Swedenborg’s Testimony.
CHAPTER IX. – LOCOMOTION IN THE SPIRIT WORLD.
Miss Fancher — Personal Experience. Dr. E. C. Dunn leaves his Body. Testimony of a Seer. Velocity of Spirit Locomotion. Dr. Pierce of Boston visits the Spirit World.
CHAPTER X. – OUR LITTLE ONES IN HEAVEN.
Earth is the Seminary of Heaven. Parting Messages to then Parents. Heaven Opened. “Kittie is gone!”. Death as seen from the Mount of Spiritualism.
CHAPTER XI. – THE PERSONAL EXPERIENCE OF AARON KNIGHT.
His Transition. His sad Experience in the Hells.  Prayer for Deliverance. Is visited by an Angel of Light. Is given Work to do. Peace purchased by unselfish Labors for the Good of Others.  Answers to various Questions.
CHAPTER XII. – THE RED MAN’S TESTIMONY.
Powhattan’s Spirit Home. Little Indian Girl’s quaint Description of her Home. Coacoochee’s Experience. Materialization of Indian Spirits.
CHAPTER XIII. – EYIL SPIRITS — THEIR DOINGS AND THEIR DESTINIES.
Swedenborg’s Description of the Hells. Moral Character not changed by Death. William Howitt on Unhappy Spirits. John Jacob Astor’s Lament. Mr Stewart’s Exploration of the Hells. Horror’s Camp ! The Hells mitigated.
CHAPTER XIV. – THE TESTIMONY OF PHYSICIANS IN SPIRIT LIFE.
Dr. Jeachris’s Experience in Spirit Life. Answers to Important Questions. Questions answered through Mr. Colville.  Testimony of George Rush.  A Talk with William Gordon. He explains many Important Things through Dr Samuel Maxwell. An English Physician’s Account of his Spirit Home.
CHAPTER XV. – THE HOMES OF APOSTLES AND DIVINES.
The Homes of the Apostle John. Rev Thomas Scott’s Confession. A Swedenborgian in the City of Arcadia. A Methodist Minister’s Life in the Spheres.
CHAPTER XVI. – THE FRIENDS AND SHAKERS IN SPIRIT LIFE.
Experience of a Quaker Spirit. Clairvoyant Visions of Elmira P. Allard, a Shaker Sister. The Spirit Council. Excursion on Lake Pleasant. Visions of Eunice Bathrick, a Shaker Eldress.
CHAPTER XVII – THE SPIRIT HOME OF BRUNO AND OTHERS.
The Martyr’s Home. A Voice from South Africa. The Future of Africa. Spirit Home at Edgar Athcling. John Stewart’s Home in Spirit Life. Excursions in the Spheres. Description of Fountain-of-Light City. A Hindoo Mystic’s Experiences in the Heavens.
CHAPTER XVIII. – MANY VOICES FROM THE SPIRIT LAND.
A Sailor’s sad Story. A Strolling Player. Questions and Answers.  Experience of Little Eliza. Mrs. Colonel Taylor’s Experience. John Knowles Spirit Home. Spirit Home of John Glover. Dr. C. H. Barrows. A Spirit through the Mediumship of Mrs. Watson of Memphis. Home of Mungo Park.
CHAPTER XIX. – CRYSTAL DROPS.— FACTS AND FANCIES OF MANY IN SPIRIT LIFE.
Gems from the Poets and Philosophers. Sorrow disciplines the Soul. “We possess only what we grow to in Spirit Life. Relative Power of higher and lower Spirits. Intellectual Acquisitions alone do not bring Happiness. “We must labor to make Others happy, if we Ourselves would be happy. The Propriety of Prayer. Laying aside the Mask. The Condition of Paupers from
the large Cities in Spirit Life. The Dying never Weep.
CHAPTER XX. – THE TWO THEORIES CONCERNING THE BEGINNING OF THINGS. — MATTER AND SPIRIT.
The Western Mind inductive, while the Oriental Mind is synthetic. Tbe Materialist reasons from a nebulous Chaos. The Spiritualist reasons from God as the Primal Cause. The Scientists are mostly arrayed on one Side, while the Poets and Philosophers are arrayed on the Other. Distinction between Personality and Individuality. Pre-existence. Arguments Pro and Con.
CHAPTER XXI. – THE GENERAL TEACHINGS OF SPIRITS.
The General Teachings of Spirits. M. A. (Oxon). The Opinions of the Rev. Charles Beecher. The Unity of Genuine Spiritualism with the Christianity of the New Testament. ” Only remembered for what I have done.”

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