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By Jeffrey D. Lavoie

Christian mystic, astrologer, and spiritualist, Charles Carleton Massey (1838–1905) underwent an eclectic non secular trip that ended in a chain of articles, letters, and booklets that experience mostly been missed through glossy society. Massey used to be a baby of privilege officially educated as a barrister of legislation on the Westminster institution and the son of the English Minister of Finance for India. He dedicated his lifestyles to fixing the metaphysical mysteries of lifestyles best him into the realm of non secular philosophy that put him in the midst of a crossroads among Victorian technology, faith, and philosophy. starting his trip as a Spiritualist, Massey endured on a direction that introduced him into the Theosophical Society, ultimately turning into the founding president of its British department, dealing with the ranks of the Society of Psychical study and finally into his ultimate position as a Christian mystic.

This essential paintings combines Massey’s accumulated writings with by no means prior to released letters geared up topically as a way to outline Massey’s certain world-view for a brand new iteration of readers. This publication covers various subject matters from the “nature of God” to the “microcosm and macrocosm” to “Satanism” and “reincarnation” the entire whereas permitting the reader a unprecedented glimpse into Victorian England and the social and non secular problems with this period of time. The reminiscences recorded during this e-book notwithstanding written over 100 years in the past, are handled in the sort of basic but profound method that stay suitable to fashionable religious seekers of all types.

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