By Robert James Lees
The writer disclaims all own accountability for this amazing narrative, which he continues he acquired direct via spirit organisation. He simply performs the position of recorder on behalf of his “Angelic Visitors”.
Scarcely any ebook purporting to be a communique from the opposite facet has completed such lasting acceptance. it's a narrative of singular appeal and fascination, and grips the reader from begin to end. it truly is choked with wisdom and idea and an excellent convenience to somebody who has misplaced a enjoyed one.
The sequel to “Through the Mists” is “The lifestyles Elysian”, the latter being extra stories of a Soul in Paradise. The final of the sequence, “The Gate of Heaven” is the fruits of a never-to-be-forgotten narrative.
This amazing publication was once first released in 1898, and reached its 20th re-printing by means of 1952. it's the story of “Aphraar” from his instant awakening after-death, to his eventual passing throughout the “Gate of Heaven” a few thirty years later. Aphraar, the narrator - in Earth existence often called Frederic Winterleigh - was once good studied within the Bible, but his event of lifestyles after dying was once very opposite to that which he anticipated. What makes this sequence of books quite interesting is that after Aphraar asks a query approximately whatever that's except he anticipated, the solutions nearly continually refer on to the Bible. during this means we quickly see what a special interpretation will be wear the Bible, to that believed through orthodox Christians.
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He smiled as he saw my confusion, as the truth of his broader and more literal rendering of the vision made me to recognise a phase of revelation from which my eyes had hitherto been held; and then continued: “ All these mistaken ideas are due to the inconsistent methods which men apply to the reading of their sacred books; fact and metaphor, parable and history are so continually confounded for the purpose of establishing some very unimportant point, that in the minds of many persons it becomes at - 36 - length an utter impossibility to distinguish the one from the other; while undue emphasis placed upon some sentences, irrespective of their connection, prevents the great majority of mankind from knowing really what are the plain teachings of the books they hold in such superstitious reverence.
It should be so on earth but the multitude of the words of men have become the grave of knowledge, and the light of inspiration has been vanquish in the darkness of such a sepulchre. ” “ Oh! what a gospel of love you proclaim,” I cried; “ what music it would be to earth. ” “ Let me hear it, my brother,” he responded. ” I enquired. “ You imagine it has a tendency to increase her punishment,” he rejoined. ” “ That I am perfectly willing to admit ; but first of all you must remember that the way you came is the usual way of admission, and that whatever punishment is endured is the natural consequences of deliberate sin, as things done in ignorance or without intention exact no penalty in the judgment of the mists.
It was a sacred, holy sight to gaze upon, and again and again, I - 35 - asked myself what was the magic power which spread the hallowed feeling. around us ? ” ‘Tis the peace of re-union which crowns them, While their eyes are scarce dry from their sorrow They have met and are resting to-day, And there never can come a to-morrow. ” “ The Mount of God; one of the vestibules of heaven,” he answered. ” “ I cannot tell,” was his modest reply, but it was filled with the music of such an intense longing as to waken echoes in my soul, the cadences of which are even yet vibrating within me.