“We may place in the first or highest rank those who have reached the degree of relative perfection which constitutes what may be called ‘pure spirits.’ We may place in the second rank those who have reached the middle of the ascensional ladder, those who have achieved the degree of purification in which aspiration after perfection has become the ruling desire. We may place in the third or lowest rank all those imperfect spirits who are still on the lower rungs of the ladder. They are characterized by ignorance, the love of evil, and all the low passions that retard their progress upwards.” Read More.
When you return to life as a spirit you will enter a realm in which thought is action. Where succeeding levels of heaven confer increasing capabilities. In the Reverend Owen’s book, which is a collection of four of his books, Life Beyond the Veil, in The Lowlands of Heaven section, his mother tells him what to expect on the first level of heaven: Read More.
Spirits talk, they gesture, they write books – everything we do … except more. They can link mind to mind, not only when they are near, but from afar. And they have various methods to send messages – it all depends on their respective environment and spiritual level. Read More.
“So we went without delay and came upon them where they were gathered about the bed of a little girl-child. She was of some six summers. I could see that she was about to come hitherwards. The home was that of a man of moderate wealth. He was not rich but worked to earn his bread. The room when I arrived there was full of lights of many colors.” Read More.
In the Reverend Owen’s book, which is a collection of four of his books, Life Beyond the Veil, in The Lowlands of Heaven section, where his mother tells him about her life and work in the first level of heaven, there is a short paragraph where she describes how a spirit sees an incarnate. Vale Owen asks his mother, “Are you able to see me as I sit here writing?” Read More.
We all want to know the future. If we had our way we would get a display of the events that will occur to us every day and be secure in our knowledge of the future. But what would happen if on that screen it says at three p.m. you will die today? Your first act would be to change all of your plans, some may lie in bed waiting, and others flee to the farthest ends of the earth. Whatever the case, your normal routine and trajectory would be altered and the sequence of events that would have led to your death would have to change to in order to come to the same end or it could result in a different finish. Read More.
In the book, The Spiritist Review, Journal of Psychological Studies of 1859, published in 2015 by the US Spiritist Council, there is a communication regarding guardian angels from spirits who signed themselves St. Augustine and St. Louis. Read More.
Those who have studied Ancient Egypt, the beliefs of the Israelites, and knowledgeable about the occult in many cultures understand that a name has a power. To invoke a name, alerts the spirit that they are being called.
According to some accounts, the calling of a name gives a person certain advantages over the spirit. E. A. Wallis Budge in his book Egyptian Magic (Dover Publications Inc.) tells us the following about the power of the names to the Egyptian: Read More.
There are high spirits amongst us, going about simple and humble lives in total obscurity. People who have next to nothing, yet are kind, generous, and caring. They never steal or rob, or shave money off the top or take advantage of others. They insist in remaining true to their fellow humans. These are the people we should idealize and hold up for recognition.
A poor cobbler, a shoemaker, who had just enough money left after his death to pay for his burial was shocked to find out who he was when he came back to heaven. Read More.
In our culture, our mythology so to speak, when one thinks of the powerful Lords of Hell, a vision of a twisted devil emerges who personifies evil. Eternal evil. According to Spiritism, no spirit ignores the light forever, it may just seem so. Read More.