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AFFIDAVITS in “Lyon v. Home" 241

Anthropologists, Spiritualism

among

97

Shaking of the Dry Bones 180

with the Davenports

• 378

Apparition of a Living Person . 200

A Strange

in a School

. 297

of Mr. Taylor

304
BIRDS as Omens

183

Buonaparte and the Red Man

CLAIRVOYANCE, Is it all ?

450

Coffins, Displacement of 81, 285

COLEMAN, Mr. B.-Passing Events

22, 79, 360, 406, 554
Capt. Speer and his Coffin 129
Another Case

518
CONFUCIUS on Power of Spirits 528
DARK Circles, On

131
Passage

392

DAVENPORT Brothers 220 284, 378, 379

Divining Rod

200, 282

Dream Fulfilled

300, 344, 366

Life saved through a 569

Egypt, Spiritualism of Ancient 49

Elongation and Shortening of the

Person

70, 321, 424

Elevation of Body

87, 514

FARADAY, Letters of 258, 325, 335

Fire, Preservation by Spiritual

Agency from Effects of 205, 289

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LEADBEATER Papers, The
Levitation of Body
" LYON v. Home"

84, 87, 574

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Special Providence and

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MANIFESTATIONS:-Birds, as Omens 183

Indian Jugglers, Resemb-
ling.

196
Healing Miracles, 127, 183,
195, 197, 198, 299, 305,

306, 345, 349, 422, 466
Divining Rod ... 200, 282, 344
Fire, Preservation from 205, 289
The Queen's Diary. 237
Apparitions

200, 238
Mr. Varley's

273
Spirit Magnetizing, by F.
R. Young

288
Dreams, 301, 302, 303, 366, 415
Kpockers in Mines ... 302
in Letter from Mr. Banks 336
Spirit-Writing

343
The Obi of the Negroes . 344
Appearances in Heavens 405
Singular Facts in Cheshire 418
Jacob the Zouave, 422, 466, 515
Answering Sealed Letters 425
The Double, Mr. Blackburn 432
James Nayler, a Confessor

of Indwelling Deity, 442, 503
Related by French Mag-
netista

311, 481
Remarkable Test

500
Experiences in California 528
Morgan, De, Testimony of, 250, 324,378
Mourning Costume, Beecher on 477,523
NAYLER, JAMES-A Confessor of
Indwelling Diety

442, 503
Notes, OCCASIONAL, 69, 125, 179,

236, 319, 378, 420, 514

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Sallust, the Platonist, &c. 411
Scotland, Spiritualism in

86
Shakers and Spiritualism

188
SHORTER, Mr.T., The Two Methods

- Metaphysics and Spiri-
tualism

40
Spiritualism of Ancient
Egypt

49
among the Anthropologists 97
Testimonial to ...

145
Special Providence, 168,368,431
Preservation by Spiritual
Agency from Fire

205
Wisdom of the Ancients 411
Singular Incident ...

561
Sleep, Composition during 441
Spiritualism in Scotland

86
in Java

92
Definition of

283
in Northampton

287
Secret of Divulged. 322
in America ...

360
Notes on in United States 398
Experiences in America 469
in South Africa

545
SPERE, Rev. J., Clairvoyance 181
Spiritualists, Association of... 426
Suicides

391
Supernatural Visitations, tests

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PENNINGTON, MARY, Dreams of 414
Planchette in the United States ... 542
POWELL, Mr., Experiences of 469
Premonition, 235, 134, 136, 196, 285, 339
Providence, Special and Prayer

168, 368, 431
REVIEWS:-T. L. Harris, Breath
of God with Man

4
Arcana of Christianity
Voyage autour de mon

Jardine, by Karr ... 20
The Great Republic 72
What is Religion ? by T.
Shorter

9
What is the Talmud ? 222
Spirit-life in God the Spirit 428
The Spiritual Harp

519

TALMUD ? What is the

222
TENNENT, Sir E.

258
Transmission of Thought

88
TYNDALL, Prof., 254, 270, 333, 335, 380
VARLEY, Mr. C. F., Affidavit 243
Letter

273
Vision, Remarkable 185, 322, 514
WALLACE, Mr. A. R., Dr. Hooker's

Opinion of
Warning Voice, A

557
WILSON, Sir R., Omen in Life of 559
Wisdom of the Ancients

411
Writing by Spirits

343
Young, Rev. F. R., on Spirit Mag-
netizing

288, 336

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THE

Spiritual Magazine.

JANUARY, 1868.

“RING OUT THE OLD, RING IN THE NEW.”

So sings our noble Tennyson, apostrophising the midnight bells that toll out the dying, ring in the advent of the new-born, Year. As we listen to their wild music, borne to the wild sky, they recall the history of the wild, stormy, changeful Old Year dying in the night, whose life is even now fast ebbing as we write these lines; and as we again listen with attent ear our spirits drink in the rejoicing music which speaks of hope and promise with the Coming Year. For this Old Year has been specially busy, beyond its predecessors, in ringing out the changes of Time and Destiny. In Political Government we have seen it

Ring out the old, ring in the new; Sounding the note of passage from the Past, to what we trust will prove the better Future;-a Future in which the young shall be educated, and the aged cared for; in which the poor shall not need to beg for bread, nor the erring to lead a hopeless life of shame, nor the criminal to be swung from the gallows; -a Future that shall

Ring in the nobler modes of life,

With sweeter manners, purer laws, and a higher Christian civilization.

This Old Year, too, has been ringing the Church bells :they have indeed pealed but little with the sweet music for which they were cast—the gentle notes of “ Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men;" on the contrary, they have been harsh and jangled and out of tune; telling of sectarian bitterness and party strife; sounding the alarm of danger—but in reality of

N.S.—III.

danger only to withered trees of barren formula, bearing neither fruit nor leaves, cumbering the ground, and to vested interests in the perpetuation of mental slavery and conventional pretence. The Church bells have rung out their summons to Bishops to assemble from all the ends of the earth, as if to shew by an example of utter impotence how effete are Ecclesiastical Synods, how incompetent to deal with, or even to apprehend, the life and thought and movement of the age.

And what mean those notes the midnight bells ring outwhich sound faint and feeble indeed, but gathering in volume and in power as they say—“ Free Christian Union ;” “ New Catholic Church?” Ah! is not that what we need Union more free and Christian ;-Churches more Catholic? The attempts at their realization may at present be abortive, but however crude in themselves, they indicate the growing conviction that the wine of the New Age needs other keeping than the old bottles of Ecclesiasticism. Christendom however, while it sadly needs deliverance from the bondage and spiritual deadness of systems and sects; wants no New Christless ChurchChurch only in name—in pursuit of a futile Catholicity emptying. itself of alí distinctive truth,-a new sect with a genesis of yesterday; but while holding to its rich inheritance of Christian thought and pious memories, and claiming freedom from all shackles that would fetter the conscience or the intellect, it needs a new outpouring of the Divine Spirit; the Christ-spirit

-Christ within, ruling the heart, outworking in the life, regnant in all the institutions of Society. It needs in fuller measure the new and higher—the divinely spiritual life, -the life of Love and Reverence and Trust; for there can be no outgrowth where there is no life, and the character of the outward growth will be in close correspondence to the character of the inward life. If the Christspirit—the spirit of self-sacrifice and disinterested love is born in us it must as surely outwork itself in forms and institutions, in individual and social action, as the tree developes leaves and fruit corresponding to the seed from which it springs. Dig and water the soil as you may unless the seed is first planted you will gather no fruit; you may as well grind the air.

But how can we look for even the beginning of a higher spiritual life, while men, as far as it is possible to them, close up the channels through which the Divine life flows into the soul; living a merely external life, denying all present inspiration and communion, and even affirming it to be impossible ;-shutting out God and the Spirit-world from view—denying their existence, or acknowledging them only with lip-confession which springs not from the heart? We confess that observation and experience do not warrant us to hope much from merely verbal argument

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