The Magic Staff – Autobiography of Andrew Jackson Davis (digitally remastered)
We have just finished remastering Andrew Jackson Davis’s seminal autobiography ‘The Magic Staff’. As far as I know this is the only new copy of this book available that isn’t just a scanned PDF of the original. As many flaws as possible have been removed to bring this book back to it’s original quality.
In this light, the life of Mr. Davis has been long. During a half-score of years, he vibrated from one extreme in external life to the utmost verge of the other; while, interiorly, he swept through a vast, rich field of doubt-dispelling investigation. By this process he has been educated. Since his powers were awakened by the aid of human magnetism, he has been to a School of which Nature is the teacher; and, with “attentive and believing faculties,” has toiled for the priceless dower of Wisdom. In every sense he has been a tireless student, differing from the ordinary methods only by going directly to the essence of things; thus gleaning from the very heart of the Universe, so to speak, that. knowledge which others get, at second-hand, from books. Hence, his education is now just as available, at all hours, as that of any other well-trained intellect; and it is only when some new and intricate subject presents itself for investigation, that he needs to abstract his mind and enter the still more illuminated ” Superior State.” It is plain to be seen, then, that his present ordinary state, in which he writes this Autobiography, is vastly ” superior” to that former dependent condition in which he dictated “Nature’s Divine Revelations.”