The Drama of Love and Death: A Study of Human Evolution and Transfiguration

M. Kennerley, 1912 - 292 頁
Historical and philosophical discussion on love and death. The author tries to grapple with their significance and to come to some resolution about death.

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第 139 頁 - Of this at least I feel assured, that there is no such thing as forgetting possible to the mind ; a thousand accidents may and will interpose a veil between our present consciousness and the secret inscriptions on the mind ; accidents of the same sort will also rend away this veil ; but alike, whether veiled or unveiled, the inscription remains for ever...
第 285 頁 - mix'd with God and Nature thou, I seem to love thee more and more. Far off thou art, but ever nigh; I have thee still, and I rejoice; I prosper, circled with thy voice; I shall not lose thee tho
第 21 頁 - He is for ever poor, and so far from being delicate and beautiful, as mankind imagine, he is squalid and withered ; he flies low along the ground, and is homeless and unsandalled ; he sleeps without covering before the doors, and in the unsheltered streets; possessing thus far his mother's nature, that he is ever the companion of want.
第 117 頁 - ... stand der junge Sklave Um die Abendzeit am Springbrunn, Wo die weißen Wasser plätschern; Täglich ward er bleich und bleicher. Eines Abends trat die Fürstin Auf ihn zu mit raschen Worten : „Deinen Namen will ich wissen, Deine Heimat, deine Sippschaft!" Und der Sklave sprach: „Ich heiße Mohamet, ich bin aus Jemen, Und mein Stamm sind jene Asra, Welche sterben wenn sie lieben.
第 80 頁 - So great, so splendid is this experience, that it may be said that all minor questions and doubts fall away in face of it; and certain it is that in thousands and thousands of cases the fact of its having come even once to a man has completely revolutionised his subsequent life and outlook on the world.
第 142 頁 - But this terrible eclipse lasted only a moment, when life blazed forth again with preternatural clearness. I seemed suddenly to become possessed of a new sense. The other self, bygone experiences, Instinct, or Guardian Angel, — call it what you will, — came forward and assumed control.
第 274 頁 - What an exceeding rest 'twill be When I can leave off being Me ! . . . Done with the varying distress Of retroactive consciousness ! . . . Why should I long to have John Smith Eternally to struggle with...
第 113 頁 - ... the existence of the X and N rays of light, and of countless other vibrations of which our ordinary senses render no account, the phenomena of radium and radiant matter, the marvels of wireless telegraphy, the mysterious facts connected with hypnotism and the subliminal consciousness, and the certainty now that telepathic communication can take place between human beings thousands of miles apart - all these things have convinced us that the subtlest forces and energies, totally unmeasurable by...
第 79 頁 - ... and a realization of an altogether vaster self than that to which we are accustomed. And since the ordinary consciousness, with which we are concerned in ordinary life, is before all things founded on the little local self, and is in fact...