Clairvoyance II

Clairvoyance is a state of existence independent of the natural senses or the body which has no matter, no reason, but is perfect knowledge. Thought-reading is a lower order connected with mind but superior to the natural man. This state is what would be called spiritualism and contains the knowledge and reasoning of this world. Clairvoyance is a higher state which is entirely disconnected with the natural man but can communicate through him, while in a dreamy or mesmeric state, information which the company cannot know. This principle is in every man. The understanding of it is eternal life. This eternal life was in Jesus and was Christ. It has manifested itself in various forms in all ages of the world whenever science has been discovered. This ignorance of the world with regard to this higher state of knowledge looks upon the manifestation of the thought-reading state as the highest development of man while this state dies and the clairvoyant state rises from the dead. It is all that is left. It can act on mind. It has an identity and never knew of its beginning nor ending. It is all the intelligence in man.

January 1860