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His undoubted experience of illumination and its effects. Was Paul changed by "conversion," or what was the 

wonderful power that altered his whole life? Why Paul sought seclusion after his illumination. Characteristics 

of all Illumined ones. The desire for simplicity. Paul's incomparable description of "the Love that never 
faileth." The safe guide to illumination. The "first fruits of the spirit," as prophesied by Paul.





CHAPTER XI


MOHAMMED



Mohammed a predestined Leader. Condition of Arabia at his birth. Prophecies of a Messiah. His peculiar 
psychic temperament; his frequent attacks of catalepsy; his sufferings because of doubt; his never-ceasing 

urge toward a final revelation. His changed state after the revelation on Mt. Hara. His unswerving belief in his 

mission; his devotion to Truth; His simplicity and humility. His claim to Cosmic Consciousness.




CHAPTER XII



EMANUEL SWEDENBORG


Swedenborg's early life. His sudden change from materialism. The difficulty of clear enunciation. His 

unfailing belief in the divinity of his revelations. How they compare with experiences of others. The frequent 
reception of the Light. The blessing of Cosmic Consciousness.





CHAPTER XIII


MODERN EXAMPLES OF INTELLECTUAL COSMIC CONSCIOUSNESS: EMERSON; TOLSTOI; 

BALZAC


The way to Illumination through intellectual cultivation; Emerson a notable example; The Cosmic note in his 

essays and conversations. Emerson's religious nature. His familiarity with Oriental philosophy; his remarkable 

discrimination; the peculiar penetrating quality of his intellect. His never failing assurance of unity with the 
Divine. His belief in a spiritual life. Did Emerson predict a Millenium? His writings as they reflect light upon 

his attainment of Cosmic Consciousness.



LEO TOLSTOI--RUSSIAN PHILOSOPHER


Tolstoi the strangest and most unusual figure of the Nineteenth Century; His almost unbearable sufferings; his 

avowed materialism; his horror of death; The prevailing gloom of his writings and to what due. Incidents in 
his life previous to his illumination. The remarkable and radical change made by his experience. To what was 

due Tolstoi's great struggle and suffering? Why the great philosopher sought to die in a hut. His idea not one 

of penance. The signal change in his life after illumination. What he says of this.


HONORE DE BALZAC



Balzac's classification as of the psychic temperament. His amazing power of magnetic attraction. His feminine 
refinement in dress. His power of inspiration gave him his place in French literature. The dominant motive of 

all his writings. His unshakable conviction of immortality. His power to function on both planes of 

consciousness. The lesson to be drawn from Seraphita. Balzac's evident intention, and why veiled. The 
inevitable conclusion to be drawn from the Symbolical character.





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