Book Extract of the Month:
in the World Unseen - Robert
Hugh Benson though the writing mediumship of Anthony Borgia.
Benson is being guided by his old friend Edwin, along with a new-found friend
confessed, though, that there were many things about which I should very much
like to know. We had allowed our
journeyings to bring forth their own problems for Edwin’s solution, but there
were other considerations of a general nature which arose from the contemplation
of spirit lands as a whole. One of
the first that arose to my mind as we sat on the grass with heavenly flowers
around us was the extent of this realm in which we were now living.
It reached as far as the eye could see-and that was a great deal farther
than we could ever see upon the earth-plane on the finest and clearest day in
itself was too wonderful for words, but it also gave an indication of the
immensity of this particular realm – and we had only seen the tiniest fraction
of it so far! We still thought in
terms of earthly distances. Was there any boundary to this realm?
Did it stretch still farther beyond the range of our vision? If there
were any termination, what was beyond? Could we go and see for ourselves?
Certainly, there was a boundary to this realm, Edwin explained to us, and
we could go and see it for ourselves whenever we wished.
Beyond this were other and still more realms.
Each soul as it passed into spirit passed into that realm for which it
had fitted itself when upon the earth - into that realm and no other.
Edwin had in the beginning described this land as the land of the great
harvest - a harvest that was sown on earth.
could judge for ourselves, then, whether we considered that harvest a good one
or a poor one. We should find that there were others infinitely better and
others infinitely worse. In plain words, there are other realms immeasurably
more beautiful than that in which we were now happily living, realms of
surpassing beauty into which we cannot penetrate until such time as we have
earned the right to enter, either as visitors or as inhabitants.
But though we may not pass into them, the glorious souls who dwell in
them can come into realms of less celestial rarity and can visit us here.
Edwin himself had seen some of them, and we hoped to do so as well.
Indeed, they constantly make visitations to consult and converse with the
dwellers here, to give advice and help, to give rewards and commendations, and
there was no doubt but my own matter could be placed before one of these master
souls for his guidance upon it”