By Jeffrey D. Lavoie

Christian mystic, astrologer, and spiritualist, Charles Carleton Massey (1838–1905) underwent an eclectic non secular trip that led to a chain of articles, letters, and booklets that experience principally been missed by way of smooth society. Massey was once a baby of privilege officially informed as a barrister of legislation on the Westminster institution and the son of the English Minister of Finance for India. He committed his existence to fixing the metaphysical mysteries of lifestyles best him into the realm of spiritual philosophy that put him in the course of a crossroads among Victorian technology, faith, and philosophy. starting his trip as a Spiritualist, Massey persevered on a direction that introduced him into the Theosophical Society, ultimately turning into the founding president of its British department, facing the ranks of the Society of Psychical examine and eventually into his ultimate position as a Christian mystic.

This vital paintings combines Massey’s accrued writings with by no means sooner than released letters prepared topically to be able to outline Massey’s targeted world-view for a brand new new release of readers. This ebook covers a number of issues from the “nature of God” to the “microcosm and macrocosm” to “Satanism” and “reincarnation” all of the whereas permitting the reader an extraordinary glimpse into Victorian England and the social and spiritual problems with this period of time. The memories recorded during this publication even though written over 100 years in the past, are handled in one of these uncomplicated but profound approach that stay correct to fashionable religious seekers of all types.

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