Sunday, September 19, 2010

THE SPIRIT WORLD: ITS INHABITANTS NATURE, AND PHILOSOPHY. BY EUGENE CROWELL





CHAPTER I.

THE SPIRIT AND SOUL.
Embodied Man is a Trinity—The Spiritual Body Substantial 
At what Period does Man become a Living Soul?—Exceptions 
to the Rule that All Men are Immortal—No Sub-human or 
Semi-human beings in the Spirit-World—Animals like Man
have Spiritual Bodies—Spiritual Limbs do not Project from 
Amputated Stumps—Accidents to Spirits.

DEATH, THE BIRTH OF THE SPIRIT.
The Changes that Death Produces—In Dying the Spirit 
sometimes Suffers—A Means of Egress should be Provided
for the Departing Spirit—Effects of Narcotics upon the Spirit
—Spirits are Born Naked into the Next Life—Treatment 
of Mortal Remains—Spirits Sensible of
Marks of Affection.


TEMPORARY DESERTION OF THE BODY BY
THE SPIRIT.
Mr. Owen Witnesses Such a Case—His Description of It—It is 
Attended with Danger to the Body—When and to Whom it
Happens—Not of Common Occurrence—No Visible 
Magnetic Line Connecting Spirit and Body

CHAPTER II.

GENERAL VIEW OF THE HEAVENS.
The Spirit-World and The Spiritual World—Distances of the
Heavens— The Spirit-World Substantial—The Temperature of 
Space—The Higher Forms of Animal and Vegetable Existence
are There Reproduced—Thought Does not There take Visible 
Form—Was the Spirit-World Formed by the Accretion of 
Sublimated Atoms Arising from the Earth?—The Relations that 
Spirits Sustain to Their World—Our Earth is The Type of That 
World 



CHAPTER III.

THE LOW HEAVENS OR SPHERES.
THE EARTH SPHERE.
The Spirit-World Envelops Us—Arrangement of the Low 
Spheres—All Spirits are Human Beings—Minds and Bodies 
Diseased Produce Sin and Crime—Heaven and Hell are 
Localities—Condition Accurately follows Character—Some 
Progress Slowly having no Desire for Improvement—Many 
Spirits Continue to Exist on The Earth for Periods of Time—
The Habits of Earth-Bound Spirits—Their Influence Baneful
—Our Prisons and Insane Asylums are Infested with Them—
Mortals frequently can Benefit Them—Physical Imperfections
sometimes Apparently Perpetuated in Earth-bound Spirits—How
Low Spirits are Governed—Missionaries are Sent to Labor 
with Them— Progression a Universal Law—Condition of the
Drunkard—Repentance in This Life—The Wicked Heaven or
Second Sphere—Its Cities—Its Inhabitants—The Cities are
Enclosed—Desolation of the Country—
The "Hells" of Swedenborg.

CONDITION OF BIGOTED SECTARIANS.
Sects are Perpetuated in the Lower Heavens—Purgatory
—Condition of the Degraded Among Roman Catholics—
The Irish Heavens—Bigoted and Intolerant Protestants—
They are Placed under Discipline—Are Still more Zealous 
than Wise—The Truth Ultimately Comes to All


CHAPTER IV.

THE HIGHER HEAVENS.
THE INDIAN HEAVENS.
The First Sphere is an Indian Heaven—" Where no White Man 
robs the Indian "—Description of It—Condition and Employments
of the Indians—Their Order of Progression—Mr. Owen's Visit
to Their Heavens—His Description of Them.

DESCRIPTION OF THE HIGHER HEAVENS.
The Third and Fourth Heavens—The Prevailing Conditions
—National Distinctions there Exist—The First of the European
Heavens the Lowest—The American and European Heavens
Compared. 

THE NEGRO HEAVENS.
Their Location—Condition of Negro Spirits—Their Progression
like That of the Indians—They Ultimately Blend with the Whites.

















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