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Question. The Unscientific Attitude of Spiritists.—Thun-
der considered as the Voice of an Angry God. - The Sim-
plicity of Nature's Laws.-The Alleged "Simplicity" of the
Spiritistic Hypothesis. It saves Thinking. — Reasoning in
a Circle. Why cannot Spirits communicate with the Liv-
ing? Not a Pertinent Question. -The Real Question is,
Do they so Communicate? - The Evidence is against the
Spiritistic Hypothesis. Spirits of Health and Goblins
ANCIENT PSYCHIC PHENOMENA.
The Importance of Correct Classification of Phenomena.
The Science of the Soul. The Phenomena of the Soul.
Old Testament Records. The Pentateuch. - The Higher
Criticism.- The Psychic History of the Children of Israel.
-Unreasoning Scepticism.-Aaron's Rod. - Moses as a
Psychic. His Methods and his Instrumentalities. — The
God of Moses. His Human Characteristics. His Advice
to "spoil the Interview with God on
Mount Sinai. - The Molten Calf. - The Anger of God.-
His Determination to destroy the Children of Israel.
Moses argues the Question. He causes God to Repent. —
Renewal of the Covenant. - Objective Moses vs. Subjec
ANCIENT PSYCHIC PHENOMENA (continued).
Elisha's Methods. He saves the
The Prophets of Israel.
Three Kings. Human Characteristics of Elisha's God. ·
The Evolution of the Monotheistic Idea through Psychic
Phenomena. - The First Conception of the Idea of a Living
God. The Evolution of the Spiritual Man. - The First
Great Step through Psychic Phenomena. The Jewish Ori-
gin of Monotheism. The God of Abraham. - The Dispen
sation of Moses. — The Second Great Step in the Evolution
of the Spiritual Man. - The Decalogue. The Influence of
Egyptian Civilization. The Wisdom of Moses. - Egyptian
Ethics and the Jewish Religion. The Progress of the
Prophets reflected in their Conception of the Character of
God. — Isaiah's God no longer the God of Israel alone
THE ADVENT OF JESUS.
The Third Great Step in the Evolution of the Spiritual Man.
The God which Jesus Proclaimed. - Intellectual Prodigies.
- The Intuitional Powers of Jesus. His Psychical Powers.
- His Perfect Knowledge of the Laws of the Soul.
ern Confirmations of the Truth of his Philosophy. — The
Psychic Methods of Jesus. - His Reason always in the As-
cendant. His Perfect Moral and Religious Character. -
Psychic Phenomena the Evidence of his Divine Mission.-
Paley's Views. - The Divine Heritage. The Vitality of the
THE INTUITIVE PERCEPTION OF TRUTH.
Books that thrill the Reader with Pleasurable Emotions.-The-
ories to account for it. Literary Style. Personal Mag-
netism. The Soul's Love of Truth.- Books Popular in
proportion to their Truth. — The Scriptures. — The Philoso-
phy of Jesus. - Intuitional Perception of its Truth.
lution of Religion. — Christianity the Final Goal.
Impossibility of improving upon True Christianity. — The
PSYCHIC PHENOMENA OF PRIMITIVE CHRISTIANS.
Spiritistic Phenomena among the Early Christians. - Testi-
mony of the Christian Fathers. - The Departure from Jesus'
Example. Paul's Explanation of Spiritistic Phenomena. -
John's Tests. - Paul's Ecstatic. - The Oriental Ecstatics.
Modern Occidental Ecstatics. - Alleged Perception of Divine
Truth in the Ecstatic Condition. Neither Jesus, Paul, nor
John believed in Spiritism. Primitive Christianity pro-
moted by Psychic Phenomena. Constantine. The Priest-
hood. Prohibition of Psychic Manifestations among the
Laity. The Beneficence of the Inhibition
MODERN PSYCHIC PHENOMENA.
Telepathy demonstrated by the Followers of
Braid's Discovery. - Hypnotism. Discovery of
the Law of Suggestion. — Clairvoyance. — The Rochester
Knockings. Mesmeric Subjects and Mediums. - Spiritism
as a Step in the Process of Evolution. - Its Effect .
HAS MAN A SOUL?
Intuitive Perceptions of the Existence of a Soul in Man.-
Plato's Philosophy. The Doctrine of Body, Soul, and
Spirit. The Doctrine of Jesus. - Modern Scientific Scep-
ticism. Requirements of Modern Science. The Dual
Hypothesis. The Phenomena of Dreams.- The Objective
and Subjective Mental States differentiated. - Limitations
of Powers of Reasoning in the Subjective Mind. Its Per-
fect Power of Deduction. — Telepathy and Prevision .
HAS MAN A SOUL? (continued).
The Perfect Memory of the Subjective Mind. - Memory and
Recollection Differentiated. — Sir William Hamilton's Views.
- Intuitional Powers of Perception of Nature's Laws. -
The Seat of the Emotions. The Three Normal Functions
of the Subjective Mind. - The Infant's Development from
Savagery to Civilization. Total Depravity. Dangers of
Subjective Control.- Telepathy a purely Subjective Faculty.
Abnormality of Psychic Manifestations. Ill Health a
Condition precedent to their Production. - They grow
Stronger as the Body grows Weaker. - Strongest in the
Hour of Death. - The Objective Mind perishes with the
Recapitulation. A Prima Facie Case. - Concurrent and An-
tagonistic Hypotheses. — The Law of Suggestion. — A Case
of " Mediumistic" Development.—The Alleged Spirit Con-
trol assumes a Dictatorship. It develops a Passion for
Music. Music the Language of the Emotions. - A purely
Subjective Faculty. - Subjective Music and Objective Music
Differentiated. - The Dual-Mind Theory. - Absurdities In-
volved in the Single-Mind Theory.
DUALITY DEMONSTRATED BY ANATOMY.
The Brain not the Sole Organ of the Mind.
Hammond's Researches and Experiments. The Instinctive
Faculties. The Subjective Mind acts independently of the
Brain. Instinctive Acts Performed after the Brain was to-
tally eliminated. - Children Born without a Brain perform
all the Instinctive Functions. - The Medulla Oblongata and
the Spinal Cord the Organs of the Subjective Mind. — Idiots
without a Brain evince Talent for Music, Mathematics, etc. 239
DUALITY DEMONSTRATED BY EVOLUTION.
Duality in the Lower Animals. A Primordial Fact. - A Physi-
cal Basis for Immortality. The Ultimate Goal of Psychic
Evolution. Evidence of Design in Psychic Development.
-Definition of "Design."-Nature conceals God. - Man
reveals God. - The Functions of the Soul. - Design evinced
in the Facts of Organic Evolution. - The Benevolence of
God.-Painless Death. - The Universal Anæsthetic. - God
is ever kind to the Victim of the Inevitable. - Man Re-
THE DISTINCTIVE FACULTIES OF THE SOUL.
Every Faculty of the Mind has its Use or Function. - Faculties
of the Soul which perform no Normal Function in this Life.
- The Man and the Brute psychically Differentiated. - Ego-
Altruism. The Instinct of Self-Sacrifice. - Conditions pre-
cedent to the Attainment of Immortality.
FACULTIES BELONGING TO A FUTURE LIFE.
The Necessity for limiting the Powers of the Subjective Mind in
this Life. - Man a Free Moral Agent. - The Law of Sug-
gestion a Necessity. Limitations of Power pertain only to
this Life. Induction unnecessary in the Future Life. - In-
tuition takes its Place. Induction Impossible when the
Power of Perception exists. - The Higher Intuitional Powers
Useless in this Life. -The Power of Correct Deduction in
Man and Animals .
THE DYNAMIC FORCES OF THE MIND.
The Buddhistic Nirvana. - A purely Intellectual Existence with-
out Memory, Emotion, or Personality. — The Basis of their
Philosophy. — Incomplete Observation of Psychic Powers. —
Ignorance of the Law of Suggestion. — Requisites for the
Retention of Personality. - Memory. · Consciousness.
Will. Will is Desire. — The Strongest Desire of the Soul.
- Egoism and Egotism of the Soul.- Egoism the Normal
Desire for Retention of Personality. - Egotism Abnormal
Self-Conceit. - The Dynamics of the Soul. - The Kinetic
Force of the Soul.