Fragments of truth - Richard Ingalese - PDF (1921)

Fragments of truth

Fragments of truth - Richard Ingalese


Excerpt from the first chapter:

Phenomenon challenges man's curiosity, even when it does not permanently hold his interest; and death has always been the chief phenomenon. his observation. From the time when the first mother gazed, through her misty eyes of tears, at the dead body of her child, and sought to follow, into the silence and darkness, the animating principle which had made that body so dear to her, man has fitfully tried to penetrate the misty veil, in order to ascertain what has become of the unwilling pioneer of the Shadow World. 

At all times some souls have sought to solve the mystery of life and death and to prove if there is anything in man that persists after the body becomes cold and dumb. Both profane and sacred history record that, in every period, some thinkers have believed in the immortality of man, and have endeavoured to keep in touch with those who died; while the priesthood has ever sought to discourage, or prohibit, this public practice. 

To the inquiring mind, this would seem a strange position for priestcraft to assume since any discovery would tend to support the contention of the priests; therefore, a thinker must conclude that such investigations would either ultimately destroy the religious orders, or that the priesthood had esoteric knowledge, on the subject, that proved the practice inimical to the investigator. \

The Occultist says there is truth in both alternatives. Old wine in new bottles. Psychic phenomenon is the re-christened lesser Magic of the ancients — a phase of the power of the mind, as old as humanity. By Magic is meant, of course, the control of certain natural forces, through a knowledge of their laws, and not the tricks of legerdemain. In its modern aspects, it does not delve as deeply into Soul Power, nor cover as wide a range in expression as did the ancient Temple Magic, or mediaeval Ceremonial Magic. 

This is due to the fact that people have largely neglected the study of the lower aspects of Occultism, as well as of the higher, during the last thousand years — the second half of the Piscine Age. During this period, man has been more interested in the objective — the material — than in, the subjective. There have been times, however, when his attention has been diverted, temporarily, and he has turned, wonderingly, to examine his own inner nature and its relationship to the evolutionary plan.

 The modern psychic phenomenon, like ancient Jewish psychism, is large, though not exclusively, confined to necromancy, with this difference: at present, either the ouija board or automatic writing, often takes the place of a medium, for there is a distinct tendency, in this age, to individualization and to acquire knowledge without the intervention of intermediaries. Necromancy, however, is always the same in r results, whether it be produced through a medium, as in Spiritism, by the help of an ouija board, as in modern parlour pastime, or as practised in ancient demonism, or through blood sacrifices, as in voodooism and in devil worship.

Contents:


I Psychic Phenomena 1
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II Miracles 34
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III Vibration 53
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IV Cosmic Evolution 68
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V Moses the Magiclust 83
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VI Soul Slavery 108
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VII Stray Leaves of Occult History . . 120
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VIII Vanity . . . . . . . .153
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IX Death and After ....... 166
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X Reciprocity 192
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XI The Spiritual Renaissance of the Nine-
teenth Century 205
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XII The Esoteric Christ 220
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XIII Infinite Intelligence — God . . . 242
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XIV Judgment Day 282
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Index 295

book details :
  • Author: Richard Ingalese -  Isabella Ingalese
  • Publication date: 1921
  • Company: New York, Dodd, Mead and co

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