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By Jeffrey D. Lavoie

ISBN-10: 1611461847

ISBN-13: 9781611461848

Christian mystic, astrologer, and spiritualist, Charles Carleton Massey (1838–1905) underwent an eclectic religious trip that ended in a sequence of articles, letters, and booklets that experience principally been ignored by means of glossy society. Massey used to be a baby of privilege officially knowledgeable as a barrister of legislation on the Westminster college and the son of the English Minister of Finance for India. He committed his lifestyles to fixing the metaphysical mysteries of lifestyles major him into the realm of spiritual philosophy that put him in the course of a crossroads among Victorian technological know-how, faith, and philosophy. starting his trip as a Spiritualist, Massey endured on a direction that introduced him into the Theosophical Society, finally changing into the founding president of its British department, facing the ranks of the Society of Psychical study and finally into his ultimate position as a Christian mystic.

This crucial paintings combines Massey’s gathered writings with by no means ahead of released letters prepared topically on the way to outline Massey’s distinct world-view for a brand new new release of readers. This publication covers a number themes from the “nature of God” to the “microcosm and macrocosm” to “Satanism” and “reincarnation” all of the whereas permitting the reader a unprecedented glimpse into Victorian England and the social and non secular problems with this period of time. The memories recorded during this publication although written over 100 years in the past, are handled in any such easy but profound manner that stay appropriate to fashionable non secular seekers of all types.

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