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BY ANDREW JACKSON DAVIS,
besented to the surrendCallege Libre
PUBLISHED BY j. DFIELD, CLINTON HALL, NEW YORK.
I. REICHENBACH'S DYNAMICS OF MAGNETISM.
“ Physico-Physiological Researches on the Dynamics of Magnetism, Electricity, Heat, Light, Crystallization, and Chemism, in their Relations to Vital Force : By Baron CHARLES Von REICHENBACH. With the Addition of a Preface and Critical Notes, by John ASHBURNER, M. D.” With all
the Plates. In one Volume, 12mo., 456 pp. Price, $1 25. “ This book is a valuable addition to scientific knowledge upon subjects that have hitherto been involved in obscurity and mysticism. Charlatans have so long availed themselves of a slight knowledge of the phenomena of magnetism for mercenary purposes, that discredit has been thrown upon the whole subject, and men of science have been deterred from pursuing, or at least from publishing, their researches. The work before us gives the result of a vast number of experiments, conducted with great philosophical acumen, testing the truth both of modern theories and ancient superstitions. Phenomena attributed in past ages to a supernatural agency, and by the superficial skepticism of later times ilismissed as mere impostures, are in many instances traced with great clearness to natural and explicable causes. It requires, and is eminently worthy of, an attentive perusal.”—City Item. II. “THE CELESTIAL TELEGRAPH; or, Secrets of the
World to Come, revealed through Magnetism; wherein the Existence, the Form, and the Occupations of the Soul, after its Separation from the Body, are proved by Many Years' Experiments, by the Means of eight Ecstatic Somnambulists, who had eighty Perceptions of thirty-six Deceased Persons of various Conditions. A Description of them, their Conversation, etc., with Proofs of their Existence in the Spiritual World.” By L. Alph.
CAHAGNET. In one Volume, 12mo., 410 pp. Price, $1 25. “M. Cahagnet has certainly placed the human race under a vast debt of obligation to himself, the vast amount of information vouchsafed respecting our hereafter. What we have read in this volume has exceedingly interested us in many ways and for many reasons-chiefly, perhaps, because we have perused it as we would any other able work of fiction. As a work of imagination, it is almost incomparable. Some of the revelations are as marvellous and interesting as those, or that, of Poe's M. Valdemar. We commend this work to lovers of the wild and incredible in romance.”-Ontario Repository. III. STILLING'S PNEUMATOLOGY.-" Theory of Pneuma
tology; in Reply to the Question, What ought to be believed or disbelieved concerning Presentiments, Visions, and Apparitions, according to Nature, Reason, and Scripture. By Doct. Johann Heinrich Jung-Stilling. Translated from the German, with copious Notes, by Samuel Jackson.
Edited by Rev. GEORGE Bush." In one Vol., 12mo., 300 pp. Price $1. “We have, in the course of the discussion, a philosophical account of the magnetic influence, as showing the influence of mind upon mind, as well as of various other analogous subjects. The array of facts brought forward by the author is curious, and the work will interest any one who is engaged in studying the different phases of the human mind."-State Register.
BY ANDREW JACKSON DAVIS,
Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1852,
By ANDREW JACKSON DAVIS, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States,
for the Southern District of New York.
The Great QUESTION of this Age, which is destined to convulse and divide Protestantism, and around which all other religious controversies must necessarily revolve, is exegetically foreshadowed in this Review ; which is composed of Six Discourses, delivered by the Author before the Harmonial Brotherhood of this City. Religious truths present themselves naturally to a good mind; and by such a mind they will be most accurately comprehended. Men of the greatest talent and learning frequently reason themselves into the profoundest errors, by commencing with the confusing impression that Truth is complex and supernatural. He who would apprehend the simplicity of Truth and worship at her shrine, must be ready at all times to divest his mind of prejudices and of preconceived opinions, whenever Truth reveals their falseness. The Author's method will be found to be plain, because such is truly the seal of reason.
The views presented concerning the “ Word,” it may be remarked, are mainly connected with the external peculiarities thereof; as the occasion does not now demand a deeper criticism. The Author is acquainted with a more spiritual Logos, within the original symbolical expression, (6 lóyos toŨ Ocoû, " the word of God," to be found, with identical meanings, in the Zenda Vesta, in the Vedas, also in the Bible,) which lies quite untouched in the present work. Indeed, the spiritual " Word” here alluded to, as originally signified by John, is not (6 doyos and dóyou) Divine “Truth” and “Reason” dependent upon the paper and ink habiliments of the Old and New Testaments ; but upon the intellectual progress and religious development of the human soul—a growth of parts into a completeness. The organizing, unfolding, and energizing Spirit of God (which is the true translation of John's meaning) will surely be more manifested, or inworlded, in a New Dispensation than in any conceivable number of sacred canons. Supernaturalism adheres to the form ; Rationalism seeks the spirit.
Among all the Author's recent impressions, there stands no one question 80 important and conspicuous as that set forth in the succeeding pages. The most external and superficial aspect is first presented ; but deeper investigations are certain to follow. There is much to illuminate our present existence, and far more to joyfully anticipate.
A. J. D. HARTFORD, FEB. 25, 1852.