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Randall - The Dead Have Never Died

Randall - The Dead Have Never Died

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The Dead Have Never Died
Edward C. Randall
 
FOREWORDI have had strange experiences in my Psychic investigations during the last twenty years.Refusing to be limited by accepted laws, I have devoted my thought to conditions prevailingbeyond what is generally termed the material, and by combining and blending the mental andvital, with the tangible or physical forces, I have been able to have speech with those longthought dead. As a result I have found an unknown country about and beyond this Earth, and Iwould not go from this world of men without leaving a record of what I have learned. We arebut custodians of knowledge as of wealth, and it is the duty of every one to give to others thatwhich he has acquired, whenever it will add to human happiness.There are certain people born with what is known as "psychic" force who, when scientificallydeveloped, become instruments by the aid of which communication is established between thetwo worlds. Such was Emily S. French. She was a woman over 80 years of age at the time of her death. Above the average in intelligence, she devoted her life to helping others, and as aresult her character was spiritualized and refined so that only good could come within herenvironment. I was indeed fortunate in my association with her. Even with such help,however, it required many years of work and experiment to obtain the exact conditionswhereby satisfactory speech could be had with inhabitants of this unknown country, and fromthem to secure direct information of the conditions prevailing there. This, in a measure, I haveaccomplished.That life continues beyond the grave, Lombroso, Richet, Sir William Crookes, T. W.Stanford, William T. Stead, Sir Oliver Lodge, - all Psychic Scientists, - and of late Sir ConanDoyle, have proved beyond question. My efforts have been to discover by what law survivalbecomes possible; to learn something of the death change, the character of individual life as itcontinues, and the conditions prevailing beyond the earth-plane. If the information that I haveobtained is reliable, and if my deductions are correct, a discovery has been made that takesfrom the human heart the awful fear of death. No subject in the world is so important as this,and none is less understood.In this world-beyond there are men and women just as here. Their bodies, Etheric incharacter, are composed of matter; therefore, they have form, feature, and expression, neitherless nor more individual than when they lived the earth-life. They have homes as tangible tothem as our homes are to us, composed of Etheric material just as our homes are made of physical substances, and in those homes the family relation is ultimately continued. Theylabor to increase their knowledge, and under the great prevailing law in force there, enrichthemselves by helping others.These propositions, far beyond human experiences, are not only hard to explain but aredifficult to grasp. In the chapters that follow, I have tried to make the facts so plain that allmay comprehend them. I have faithfully described some of my experiences, and given insubstance the data as presented to me. Are my deductions warranted?
 
2This research has been a source of great pleasure and profit to me. In the beginning I lookedupon the death change with horror. I recall the casket containing the mortal remains of mymother lowered into a grave on a bleak April day, the pitiless rain, the biting winds, thelowering clouds. After the frozen earth had fallen into the open grave, I, a boy, walked alone,and then and there resolved that I would never rest content until I had solved the problemthere presented and come to know, - if it was given man to learn, - something of that greatchange. Whether I have succeeded or not you must judge. I have, I think, demonstrated thatnothing in Nature is hidden from man; there is no problem that cannot be solved; there is nocondition that cannot be understood, provided that we labor long and earnestly for the goaldesired.Again one word to those who mourn. There is no death; there are no dead. Those whom welove and who loved us, in obedience to the great law of evolution, have simply progressed to anew plane of existence. Our eyes no longer behold them, our hands and lips no longer touchthem, but their eyes ' behold and their hands touch us, though we feel them not. They walk with us, know our trials, help us by their mental suggestions, and comfort us by tender, lovingthoughts. Those who live in the Etheric or Mental Plane are no less real to me than those withwhom I walk from day today.I have submitted this manuscript to a large number of advanced thinkers both in America andin Europe, and the general criticism has been that it is so in advance of experience, sodifferent from the old teachings and beliefs, that few will grasp or understand the newpropositions presented. This is without doubt true, but the facts as I have gathered themcannot be changed; truth is infinite.Volumes have been written by the world's foremost writers to prove the possibility of communication between this plane and the next, though few have been privileged to enjoydirect and independent speech to the extent that I have. Those who read the pages that I havewritten must assume that speech is possible and that I have had the experiences narrated. I donot attempt to enter the elementary field; others have covered that branch. I have tried totransmit facts as they have been given me, and I expect many to accept them because they arein accordance with nature's law and appeal to reason.It is a great privilege to be evolved out of the mass of life, to obtain individuality with all itspossibilities not by a miracle, but through positive law. But that privilege bringsresponsibilities, among them the necessity of living a clean life, of developing character to theutmost, of doing something to make others happy, and of making the world a little betterbecause we have lived a day within its confines. These things are not difficult to accomplish if we are unselfish. To the new thought, to the progress of the world, each may give something.Great truths come from the obscure. The night brings forth the stars.EDWARD C. RANDALL.
 
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Contents
THE DEAD HAVE NEVER DIED
EDWARD C. RANDALL
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CHAPTER I VOICES OF THE LIVING DEAD 4
 
CHAPTER II A CONSCIOUS DISSOLUTION 7
 
CHAPTER III SPEECH WITH THE DEAD 11
 
CHAPTER IV TOLD IN THE afterlife 15
 
CHAPTER V THE LIFE MASS 19
 
CHAPTER VI THE CONTINUICTY OF LIFE 23
 
CHAPTER VII A UNIVERSE OF MATTER 28
 
CHAPTER VIII THE RECORD OF A NIGHT 32
 
CHAPTER IX ATOMIC LIFE 36
 
CHAPTER X ETHERIC ENVIRONMENT 39
 
CHAPTER XI SO LITTLE CHANGE 43
 
CHAPTER XII MAN'S ETHERIC BODY 48
 
CHAPTER XIII THE UNKNOWN LAND 51
 
CHAPTER XIV PERSONAL IDENTITY 54
 
CHAPTER XV SPHERES IN THE AFTERLIFE 58
 
CHAPTER XVI THEIR DAILY LIFE 62
 
CHAPTER XVII FACTS WELL TO KNOW 66
 
CHAPTER XVIII FROM DEATH'S SLEEP 70
 
CHAPTER XIX THE IMAGINATION 76
 
CHAPTER XX POWER OF SUGGESTION 80
 
CHAPTER XXI NEVER A SECRET IN THE WORLD 84
 
CHAPTER XXII MENTAL ACTIVITY 87
 
CHAPTER XXIII FUTURE OF A CHILD 91
 
CHAPTER XXIV ACTUALITIES OF THE afterlife 96
 

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