By William Kingsland
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Dare recall, though to the soul they remain in memory as ; life itself. infinite, for The variations of these forms of contact are God would seem to will to be both eternal (p. ) changelessness and variation in infinitude/' " But the most wonderful flights of the soul are made during a high adoring contemplation of God. We are in high contemplation when the heart, mind, and soul, having dropped consciousness of all earthly matters, have been brought to a full concentration upon God God totally invisible, totally unimaged, and yet focussed to a centre point by the great power of love.
4, p. ) ADAM NOTE ON ADAM AND THE FALL The teaching of Jacob Bohme with regard to Adam and the Fall of Man is exceedingly instructive and mystical ; and yet at the same time, when the student of Bohme has become accustomed to his terminology, it will be found to accord with all that is best in modern science and philosophy. The Garden of Eden story is allegorical and symbolical. Adam is Humanity, Man, the whole Human Race. " * But this original spiritual nature of Man has " faded/' has sunk into the background, and Man is now impotent in his divine nature because he has turned away from it, being wholly under the sway of the outward physical world, with its attractions, desires and " This is his lusts.
Bucke. " " (p) Christ the Son of man reaches out to The seven until acts of Christ God (B. 35, p. ) in the heart of humanity he awakes to divine consciousness. become actual to man, instead of belonging to a past period. He experiences the birth, the awakening in the Temple, the anointing, the temptation, the crucifixion, the resurrection, and the ascension. Christ in you nothing avails man from the outside, all from within. Thank God for Jesus Christ, the unspeakThe evolution of one soul exalts the able gift of God.
An Anthology of Mysticism and Mystical Philosophy by William Kingsland