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CARLYLE, Mr.

476, 519

Again

535

A few more Words on

Mr. Carlyle's Letter 538
CHILD, Mrs. L. M.—Things Un-
accountable...

497
COLEMAN, Mr.- Passing Events

40, 68, 318, 460, 542
The Twin Sisters

401
DIALECTICAL SOCIETY, 72, 135, 168,

276, 318, 325, 377, 419, 461

Dreams ... 80, 84, 85, 86, 87, 130,

134, 477, 522

Shelley on

35
DUNRAVEN, Earl of—Haunting in
Clare

215
Ecstatic in Belgium

18, 361
Whitehaven

227
Wales

227, 277
EDMONDS, Judge

279, 337
External World, on Existence of, 200
FAVRE, M. LEON, Remarkable
Cure of

529
Fire-test

44, 81
FISHBOUGH, Rev. W.-Physico
Aromal Theory of Life

492
Fluids, M. Kardec on

159
From an Outsider

540

Ghosts, Mr. Berkeley on ... 99

Hall, Mr. and Mrs. 337, 469, 518

HARDINGE, Emma, Rules for Spirit

Circles

197

HARNESS, Rev. Wm., the late 561

HARRIS, T. L., Brotherhood of the

New Life

26, 181, 282, 425

Hauntings

185
Home, D. D., Fire-test, &c., 44, 81,

82, 176, 178, 334
Levitation, &c....

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REVIEWS :--A. J. Davis's recent

Works

88

Planchette, or Despair of

Science

229

Home for the Homeless ... 234

The Gates Ajar

382

Lord Adare's Book ... 468

A Glance into the Hidden

Life of the Human Spirit 568

Revue Spiritualiste, Interesting

Contents

49, 119, 225, 557

SARGENT, Mr. EPES,

" No More

Metaphysics''

433
SHELLEY

34, 35

SHOKTER, THOMAS.— The Passing

Years

1

Remarks on an Article in
the Atlantic Monthly 53
Recent Works of A. J.
Davis

88
A Forcible Argument 270
Professor Huxley and Sir
David Brewster on Sub-
jective Sensations ... 301
A few more Words on Mr.
Carlyle's Letter

538
Supernaturalism, Reverend W.
Mountford, on

97
VaRLEY, Mr. C. F., Experience

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Passing Events, by Mr. Coleman,

40, 68, 318, 460, 542
Photographs, Spirit, 226, 241, 329, 421
POETRY-J. G. Whittier

47, 133
The Inner World by Mrs,
Stowe

408

The Old Year, by Robert

· Leighton

572

POWELL, Mr., Experiences of 53,

209, 356
Prayer, Answer to

474

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WARNINGS

84
Welch Girl

227, 277
WHITTIER, J. G.

47, 133
Willis, Dr. F. L. H., in London 518
Wonders of Dream Life

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The Earth and the Spiritual Magazine have again completed
their annual revolution. As they have spun

Down the ringing grooves of change,
each, it is hoped, in its own way and measure, has added
something to our knowledge and experience, and aided the
good cause of progress, widening the thoughts of men with
the
process

of the suns.
The past year has been an eventful one, with its reforms
and revolutions—its changes and indications of coming change
in every sphere of life-social, political, and ecclesiastical. It
has sent forth its stormy petrels, warning us of coming tempests :
it has, like a beneficent angel, troubled the stagnant pools of
thought, that those who step in may be freed from their
infirmities and made whole: it has taken from us many dear
and valued friends—taken them, it may be, only that they may
be more really, truly, intimately with us than before.

It is a foolish conceit that Spiritualism tends to deaden our
sensibilities to all or to aught that pertains to the true interests
of the present life, or that it diminishes our care and active
participation in its concerns. On the contrary, it gives to them a
higher significance-a deeper interest. It makes us feel the
intimate blending of the two worlds; that the future life is the
inevitable outgrowth from the present, -that the great Ygdrasil
tree of human life reaches into eternity, and touches the very
heavens. Spiritualism gives us higher motives, purifies the affec-
tions, and strengthens the springs of action, for it invests with
larger meaning the needs and duties of the hour; it enables us
to realise the momentous issues, the privileges and responsibilities
of earthly existence as those cannot do whose horizon is bounded

N.S.-IV.

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by the present life, or whose faith in the life beyond is faint and dubious, or whose vision of its true character is dimmed by the films of conventional theology; it strengthens us to bear the heaviest burdens of the present, and amid our deepest sorrows and afflictions to look forward to the Future with a serene hope and joyous assurance impossible to those who feel that the vigour of youthful life, and the strength and joys of manhood, are slipping from them with no prospect but a dry and withered age, and then—" a leap in the dark—"

To die, and go we know not where;
To lie in cold obstruction, and to rot;
This sensible warm motion to become
A kneaded clod; and the delighted spirit
To bathe in fiery floods, or to reside.
In thrilling regions of thick-ribbéd ice;
To be imprisoned in the viewless winds,
And blown with restless violence round about
The pendent world; or to be worse than worst
Of those that lawless and incertain thoughts

Imagine howling. To the Spiritualist, the years as they sweep by but carry us on their waves to that farther shore-that "land of pure delight" where age shall bloom into immortal youth ; where, in restoring to us all we love, and realising to us more than all for which we hope, we shall gain infinitely more than the years for a season have taken from us, only that with " more excellent glory" they may be ours for ever; where—“The gates shall not be shut at all by day, for there shall be no night there; and there shall be no more death; neither sorrow nor crying; neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed

away."

To pass

“For those people who do nothing, for those to whom Christianity brings no revelation, for those who see no eternity in time, no infinity in life, for those to whom opportunity is but the handmaid of selfishness, to whom smallness is informed by no greatness, for whom the lowly is never lifted up by indwelling love to the heights of divine performance,-for them, indeed, cach hurrying year may well be a King of Terrors. out from the flooding light of the morning, to feel all the dewiness drunk up by the thirsty, insatiate sun, to see the shadows slowly and swiftly gathering, and no starlight to break the gloom, and no home beyond the gloom for the unhoused, startled, shivering soul,—ah! this indeed is terrible. Thé

confusions of a wasted youth' strew thick confusions of a dreary age. Where youth garners up only such power as beauty or strength may bestow, where youth is but the revel of physical or frivolous delight, where youth aspires only with paltry and ignoble ambitions, where youth presses the wine of life into the

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