By Jeffrey D. Lavoie

Christian mystic, astrologer, and spiritualist, Charles Carleton Massey (1838–1905) underwent an eclectic non secular trip that led to a sequence of articles, letters, and booklets that experience principally been overlooked by way of sleek society. Massey was once a toddler of privilege officially expert as a barrister of legislation on the Westminster institution and the son of the English Minister of Finance for India. He committed his lifestyles to fixing the metaphysical mysteries of life top him into the area of spiritual philosophy that positioned him in the midst of a crossroads among Victorian technology, faith, and philosophy. starting his trip as a Spiritualist, Massey persevered on a path 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 finally into his ultimate function as a Christian mystic.

This necessary paintings combines Massey’s accrued writings with by no means sooner than released letters geared up topically so as to outline Massey’s certain world-view for a brand new iteration of readers. This booklet covers quite a number themes from the “nature of God” to the “microcosm and macrocosm” to “Satanism” and “reincarnation” the entire whereas permitting the reader a unprecedented glimpse into Victorian England and the social and non secular problems with this period of time. The reminiscences recorded during this publication even though written over 100 years in the past, are handled in the sort of uncomplicated but profound approach that stay correct to fashionable religious seekers of all types.

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