Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Embracing Spiritualism-Seers of the Ages, Dr. James Martin Peebles- Kindle Book

I believe Dr. James Martin Peebles smiled at me when I uploaded his classic book on Spiritualism and Seers of the Ages to Amazon Kindle this weekend.

Dr. Peebles wrote this book in 1869...nearly 150 years ago! I had the book for a number of years but had not actually read all of the book until I decided to edit it and write a new Introduction. I had often read portions of it, quoted from it, and had found it to be fascinating and very informative—historically, philosophically, religiously. As I have often done, in reading any of the books that James Martin Peebles wrote, I see such a connection with the spiritual psychology that he shares with us today—over these last 25 years through the mediumship of those who have worked closely with him: Thomas Jacobson, Athena Demetrios, Summer Bacon, and even myself.

The book is exclusive at Kindle. I always want to remind readers that there is a free Kindle App that can be download to your computer, phones, and other devices. A lot of people do not realize that.

“Spirits are but men and women divested of their mortal bodies. They have taken with them consciousness, memory, reason, sympathy, character. They walk by our side often, and yet unseen...There is but one world, and that one world embraces the yesterdays, the todays, and the innumerable tomorrows of eternity.” –Dr. James M. Peebles, 1910


Sunday, April 1, 2012

Centuries Ago...Visions

I’ve been reading Seers of the Ages by Dr. James Martin Peebles, published in 1869. Dr. Peebles wrote of many people who he considered to be seers—mediums. Some of the predications I had read previously, but a couple of the long ago predictions I have not read before. For the most part, I do not like predictions of any kind, but these were not about gloom and doom, or apocalyptic in any way. I found this that he wrote about Roger Bacon, (and also Cicero) rather interesting. Bacon lived from 1214-1294, and was an English philosopher, teacher, a Franciscan Friar, and also a psychic medium.

Excerpt from Seers of the Ages:

Roger Bacon, of the 12th century, a Franciscan Friar, the accredited inventor of the telescope, and a profound scholar, who much disturbed the church by his seership and science, under the controlling intelligences of the spirit-world, penetrated into the mysteries of life, and, piercing the cloudy sunrises of intervening ages, seized upon the occult forces that bowed as servants to his beck and adapted them by inventing to practical uses. A profound study of magic with the natural sciences, made him liberal and progressive. The clergy prohibited his lectures, and confined the circulation of his writings to the walls of the convent. Finally a council of San Franciscans condemned his books and sent him to prison. He was specially gifted with the power to discern future events, being highly mediumistic. Some of his remarkable prophecies, uttered six hundred years ago, relating to modern inventions were strikingly practical, as the following testifies :

"Bridges, unsupported by arches, will be made to span the foaming current. Man shall descend to the bottom of the ocean, safely breathing, and treading with firm step on the golden sands, never brightened by the light of day. Call but the sacred powers of Sol and Luna into action, and behold a single steersman sitting at the helm, guiding the vessel which divides the waves with greater rapidity than if she had been propelled by a crew of marines toiling at the oars; and the loaded chariot no longer encumbered by the panting steeds, shall dart on its course with resistless force and rapidity. Let the simple elements do the labor; bind the eternal forces and yoke them to the same plow."

“The excellent writer, Prof. Brittan, says that these prophecies of Bacon embrace the Suspension Bridge, the Diving Bell, Steam Navigation, the Railroad, and the Steam Plow, in the same chain of events, all of which are among the accomplished realities of-day."

Dr. Peebles also wrote this about Roman Philosopher, and statesman, Cicero, who lived from 106 BC – 43 BC.
Cicero gave this remarkable prediction: "Across the ocean, and after many ages, an extensive and rich country will be discovered, and in it will arise a hero, who, by his counsel and arms, shall deliver his country from the slavery by which she was oppressed. This he shall do, under favorable auspices; and oh! how much more admirable will he be than our Brutus and Camillus!"

Centuries ago.....visions of things to come.