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Seven Books of Wisdom of the Great Path Arranged

edited by W. Y. Evans-Wentz

Foreword by DR. MARET

Yogic Commentary by TRANSLATOR-PROFESSOR C H E N - C H I C H A NG


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WISDOM-TEACHINGS AND GOOD-WISHES OF THE ADI-BUDDHA SAMANTA-BHADRA
'The Foundation of all is uncreated, uncompounded, independent,
beyond mental concept and verbal definition. Neither the term Sangsara
nor the term Nirvana can be applied to It. To realize It is to attain
Buddhahood. Not to realize It is to wander in the Sangsara. . . .
'Not knowing the Foundation, beings aforetime erred. They were
overwhelmed by the darkness of unconsciousness, whence sprang ignorance
and error. Immersed in error and obscured by ignorance, the
"knower" became bewildered and afraid. Then arose the concepts
" I " and "Others'', together with hatred. When these had grown
strong, there was born an unbroken current of sangsaric evolution. Then
the ''five poisons" of the obscuring passions, lust, anger, selfishness,
delusion, and jealousy, flourished, and there was produced an interminable
chain of evil karma.
'The root-source of error among sentient beings is thus unconscious
ignorance. And, in virtue of the power of the Good-Wishes of Me, the
Adi-Buddha, may each of them realize the radiant, immaculate mind,
innate in every living thing.'
From The Good-Wishes of the All-Good Buddha Samanta-Bhadia
(Lama Kazi Dawa-Samdup's Translation).
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Seven Books of Wisdom of the Great Path
Arranged and edited by W. Y. Evans-Wentz
Seven authentic Tibetan yoga texts, almost unknown to the occidental
world until their first publication in English in 1935, are now available
in this Galaxy Book edition. A companion to the unique Tibetan Book
of the Dead (GB 39), which the late Dr. Evans-Wentz also edited, this
volume, illustrated with photographs and reproductions of yoga paintings
and manuscripts, contains some of the principal meditations used by
illustrious Hindu and Tibetan gurus and philosophers through the ages
in attaining Right Knowledge and Enlightenment. The editor, whose
inquiry and research extended through more .than fifteen years in the
Orient, spent much time as a pupil of Hindu sages and Buddhist lamas.
He has included a body of orally transmitted tradition and teachings
received at first hand. These will be of particular interest to anthropologists
and psychologists, and to students of comparative religion and
practically applied Mahayana Yoga. Special commentaries precede each
carefully rendered text, and a comprehensive preface contrasts the tenets
of Buddhism with European concepts of religion, philosophy, and science.
Yoga, the tap root of Hinduism, Jainism, Zen Buddhism, and Taoism,
has also influenced the development of Judaism, Islam and Christianity.
These seven distinct but intimately related books, arranged in orderly
sequence, afford a comprehensive view of the spiritual teachings which
have shaped the culture of the Orient, and which are now increasingly
enriching the West's appreciation of the depths of the human psyche.
The late W. Y. Evans-Wentz, formerly of Jesus College, Oxford, is
also the editor of The Tibetan Book of the Dead (GB 39), The Tibetan
Book of the Great Liberation (GB 260), and Tibet's Great Yogi,
Milarepa (GB 294). His substantial tetralogy of works on yoga, based
on translations from the Tibetan, offers an "interpretation from within"
rarely found in the works of Western scholars. During the early years
of this century Dr. Evans-Wentz lived in India and in Sikkim, at the
invitation at the Maharaja Sidkyong Tulku, 
where he studied occult doctrines intensively.
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Table of Contents
PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION vii
DESCRIPTION OF ILLUSTRATIONS xviii
FOREWORD: From the Celtic Faith in Fairies to the Tibetan
Science of Yoga, by Dr. R. R. Marett xxii
PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION . . . . xxv
YOGIC COMMENTARY, by Translator-Professor Chen-Chi Chang xxvii
GENERAL INTRODUCTION 1
I. The Importance and Original Sources of this Volume . I
II. The Commentary 3
III. Some Misconceptions Concerning Buddhism . . . 3
IV. The Incompleteness of the Occident's Knowledge of Buddhism 9
V. The Joyous Optimism of Buddhism 10
VI. The Wisdom of the Mahayana 14
VII. The Yoga Philosophy 21
VIII. Yoga and Religion 35
IX. Buddhistic Yoga .38
X. The Psychology o f the Yogic Visualizations . . . 44
XI. Karma and Rebirth 46
XII. The Exoteric Versus the Esoteric Teachings . . . 49
XIII. The Translating and Editing o f the Texts . . . 51
XIV. The Unity and Practical Value of the Texts 53
XV. The New Renaissance and the Masters of Wisdom. . 54

BOOK I
THE SUPREME PATH OF DISCIPLESHIP: THE
PRECEPTS OF THE GURUS
THE INTRODUCTION -57
I. The Book's Compiler and his Fellow Disciple . . . 57
II. The Transmission of the Teachings 58
III. The Texts of The Precious Rosary 59
IV. The Precepts Compared with Elegant Sayings' . . 60
THE OBEISANCE AND FOREWORD 67
THE TWENTY-EIGHT CATEGORIES OF YOGIC PRECEPTS 67
I. The Ten Causes of Regret 67
II, The Ten Requirements 68
III. The Ten Things to be Done 69
IV. The Ten Things to be Avoided 70
V. The Ten Things Not t o b e Avoided . . . . 70
VI. The Ten Things one Must Know. . . . 71
VII. The Ten Things to be Practised 71
VIII. The Ten Things to be Persevered in . . . 73
IX. The Ten Incentives 73
X. The Ten Errors 74
XI. The Ten Resemblances Wherein One May Err . 75
XII. The Ten Things Wherein One Erreth Not . . 76
XIII. The Thirteen Grievous Failures 76
XIV. The Fifteen Weaknesses 78
XV. The Twelve Indispensable Things . . . . 79
XVI. The Ten Signs o f a Superior Man . . . . 80
XVII. The Ten Useless Things 81
XVIII. The Ten Self-imposed Troubles 82
XIX. The Ten Things Wherein One Doeth Good to Oneself 84
XX. The Ten Best Things 85
XXI. The Ten Grievous Mistakes 86
XXII. The Ten Necessary Things 87
XXIII. The Ten Unnecessary Things 88
XXIV. The Ten More Precious Things 90
XXV. The Ten Equal Things 91
XXVI. The Ten Virtues o f the Holy Dharma. . . . 92
XXVII. The Ten Figurative Expressions. . . . . 96
XXVIII. The Ten Great Joyful Realizations . . . . 98
THE CONCLUSION 99
THE COLOPHON . 100

BOOK II
THE NIRVANIC PATH: THE YOGA OF
THE GREAT SYMBOL
THE INTRODUCTION 101
I. The History of the Great Symbol Teachings . . . 101
II. The Text and the Translation 103
III. The Character of the Great Symbol Teachings . . . 108
IV. The Line of the Gurus 110
THE OBEISANCE AND FOREWORD . . . . 115
PART I: THE PRELIMINARY INSTRUCTIONS: THE
TEMPORAL AND SPIRITUAL TEACHINGS . . 115
PART I I : THE ESSENTIAL SUBJECT MATTER . . 121
The Ordinary Practices 121
1, The Yoga of One-Pointedness 122
2. The Yoga of the Uncreated 135
TABLE OF CONTENTS xiii
The Extra-Ordinary Practices 145
1. The Yoga of Transmuting Phenomena and Mind into
At-One-Ment 145
2. The Yoga of Non- Meditation 148
PART I I I : THE CONCLUSION 150
Recognizing the Great Symbol; and the Four Yogic Attainments 150
Analysing the Impediments and Errors while Treading the Path 151
Differentiating Experiences and Practical from Theoretical Knowledge 153
THE COLOPHON 153

BOOK III
THE PATH OF KNOWLEDGE: THE YOGA OF
THE SIX DOCTRINES
THE INTRODUCTION 155
I. The Four Classes of Tantras 155
II. The Doctrine of the Psychic-Heat 156
III. The Doctrine of the Illusory Body 161
IV. The Doctrine of the Dream-State 164
V. The Doctrine of the Clear Light 166
VI. The Doctrine of the After-Death State . . . .167
VII. The Doctrine of the Consciousness-Transference . . 169
THE OBEISANCE AND FOREWORD 171
CHAPTER I: THE DOCTRINE OF THE PSYCHIC-HEAT 172
Part I: The Five Preliminary Exercises 173
1. Visualizing the Physical Body as being Vacuous . . 173
2. Visualizing the Psychic Nerve-System as being Vacuous 176
3. Visualizing the Protective Circle 177
4. Training the Psychic Nerve-Paths 180
5. Conferring the Gift-Waves' upon the Psychic Nerve-Centres 181
Part II: The Three Fundamental Practices . . . . 184
1. Producing Psychic-Heat 184
2. Psychic-Heat Experiences 195
3. Transcendental Psychic-Heat 200
Part I I I : The Practical Application 202
1 . Obtaining the Benefit o f the Warmth . . . . 202
2. Obtaining the Benefit of the Bliss 204
CHAPTER II: THE DOCTRINE OF THE ILLUSORY BODY 209
Part I: Realizing the Impure Illusory Body to be Maya . 209
Part I I : Realizing the Pure Illusory Body to be Maya . . 210
1. The Maya of the Visualizing State 210
2. The Maya of the Perfected State 212
Part I I I : Realizing All Things t o b e Maya . . . . 214
CHAPTER III: THE DOCTRINE OF THE DREAMSTATE 215
Part I: Comprehending the Nature of the Dream-State. . 215
1. Comprehending It by the Power of Resolution . . 216
2. Comprehending It by the Power of Breath . . . 216
3. Comprehending It by the Power of Visualization . 217
Part I I : Transmuting the Dream-Content . . . . 220
Part I I I : Realizing the Dream-State to be Maya . . . 221
Part IV: Meditating upon the Thatness of the Dream-State . 222
CHAPTER IV: THE DOCTRINE OF THE CLEAR LIGHT 223
Part I : The Fundamental Clear Light . . . . . 223
Part I I : The Clear Light on the Path 224
1. Blending the Nature of the Clear Light with the Path
During the Day-Time 224
2. Blending the Nature of the Clear Light with the Path
During the Night-Time 226
3. Blending the Nature of the Clear Light with the Path
During the After-Death State 229
Part I I I : The Resultant Clear Light 230
CHAPTER V: THE DOCTRINE OF THE AFTER-DEATH STATE 232
Part I: Realizing the State of the Clear Light of the Dharma-
Kaya while in the Bardo 233
1. The Bardo o f the Moments o f Death . . . . 235
2. The Yogic Art of Dying 237
Part I I : Realizing the State of the Sambhoga-Kaya while in the Bardo 238
1. Karmic Results of Inability to Recognize the Clear Light 239
2. Description of the After-Death Existence . . . 240
3. The After-Deat.h Attaining of Enlightenment . . 241
Part I I I : Realizing the State of the Nirmana-Kaya while in the Bardo 242
1. The Bardo of Seeking Rebirth 242
2. The Yogic Art o f Choosing a Womb . . . . 245
TABLE OF CONTENTS xv
CHAPTER VI: THE DOCTRINE OF CONSCIOUSNESSTRANSFERENCE 246
Part I: The Three Transferences 246
Part I I : The Transference of the Consciousness by Meditating upon the Guru 247
1. The Practising 248
2. The Practical Application 250
THE COLOPHON 250

BOOK IV
THE PATH OF TRANSFERENCE: THE YOGA
OF CONSCIOUSNESS-TRANSFERENCE
THE INTRODUCTION 253
I. Pho-wa and its Mastery 253
II. The Related Doctrine of Trongjug 254
III. The Yogic Tale Told by the Gurus 255
IV. The Yogic Tale Concerning Typhoo 256
V. The Secret Lore and its Survival 256
PARTI: THE PROFOUND PATH OF CONSCIOUSNESSTRANSFERENCE 261
The Refuge 261
The Visualizing of Vajra- Yogin! and the Gurus . . . 261
The Prayer to the Gurus 262
The Prayer to the Root-Guru 264
The Meditation upon the Guru 264
The Visualizing of Vajra-Dakini and the Gurus . . . 265
The Colophon 268
PART I I : THE TRANSFERENCE OF THE CONSCIOUSNESS
OF ONE DECEASED 269
The Visualization for Devotees of Lower Degree . . 270
The Application of the Transference by Devotees of Higher Degree 272
The State of the Highest Devotees 273
The Colophon 274
PART I I I : THE DESCRIPTION OF THE LINE OF THE GURUS . 274

BOOK V
THE PATH OF THE MYSTIC SACRIFICE: THE
YOGA OF SUBDUING THE LOWER SELF
THE INTRODUCTION 277
I . The History o f the Doctrine o f Non-Ego . . . . 277
II. The Tibetan Versification 278
III. The Practitioners of the Chad Rite 280
IV. The Essential Teachings 281
V. The Chod Rite as a Mystic Drama 282
VI. The Comparison with the Tibetan Mystery- Play . . 284
VII. The Origin of Disease According to the Lamas . . 285
VIII. The Comparison with the Bali Ceremony of Ceylon . 287
IX. The Art of Exorcism 287
X. The Performance o f the Mystery-Play . . . . 289
XI. The Kinchenjunga War-Dance 294
XII. The Anthropological Interpretation 295
XIII. The Bodhisaltva's Mystic Sacrifice 297
THE YOGIC DANCE WHICH DESTROYETH ERRONEOUS BELIEFS 301
THE YOGIC DANCE OF THE FIVE DIRECTIONS . . 303
THE TRANSFIXING OF THE ELEMENTALS OF SELF . 306
THE VISUALIZING OF THE GURUS AND DEITIES . 307
THE YOGINS PRAYER, AND RESOLUTION . . 308-9
THE DEDICATION OF THE ILLUSORY BODY IN SACRIFICE 309
THE PRAYER TO THE GURU 310
THE VISUALIZING OF THE CORPSE AND WRATHFUL GODDESS 311
THE SUMMONS TO THE SACRIFICIAL FEAST . . 312
THE OFFERING OF THE SACRIFICIAL FEAST IN WORSHIP 314
THE OFFERING OF THE SACRIFICIAL FEAST TO SPIRITUAL BEINGS 315
THE DEDICATING OF THE ACT OF SACRIFICE . . 315
THE DEDICATING OF THE MERIT OF THE ACT OF SACRIFICE 316
THE COLOPHON 318
THE ADDENDUM 319
I. The Objects Needed for Practising the Rite . . . 319
II. The Place and the Mental Imagery Prescribed . . 321
III. Directions to the Yogin 323
IV. The Visualizing of the Mandala 324
V. The Mixed, the Red, and the Black Feast . . . 325
VI. The Meditation to Accompany the Sacrificial Offering . 327
VII. The Time for Performing the Various Feasts . . . 328
VIII. The Visualizing of the Human Skeleton and Wrathful
Dakini . . . . . . . . . . 329
IX. The State of Mind Necessary 331
X. The Final Meditation 332
XI. The Good-Wishes and Benediction . . . . 333
XII. The Conclusion 333

BOOK VI
THE PATH OF THE FIVE WISDOMS: THE
YOGA OF THE LONG HUM
THE INTRODUCTION: THE YOGA OF THE FIVE WISDOMS . 335
THE SYMBOLIC SIGNIFICANCE OF THE LONG HUM . 339
THE OBEISANCE AND MEDITATION . . . .340
THE CONCLUDING MANTRA 341

BOOK VII
THE PATH OF THE TRANSCENDENTAL
WISDOM: THE YOGA OF THE VOIDNESS
THE INTRODUCTION 343
I. The Prajna-Paramita: its History and Esotericism . . 343
II. Translations from a n Apocr3'phal Text . . . . 346
III. The Canonical Texts and Commentaries . . . . 347
IV. The Doctrine of the Voidness Viewed Historically . . 349
V. The Absolute a s Inherent i n Phenomena . . . . 351
VI. The Practising o f the Prajna-Paramita . . . . 352
THE OBEISANCE 355
THE SANSKRIT AND TIBETAN TITLE . . . . 355
THE QUESTION OF SHARI-PUTRA 355
THE REPLY BY AVALOKITESHVARA . . . .356
THE MANTRA OF THE PRAJNA-PARAMITA . . . 358
THE BUDDHA'S APPROVAL 358
THE ADDENDUM 359
I . The Superiority o f the Prajna-Paramita . . . . 359
II. The Three Kinds of Prajna 361
III. The Personal Ego 362
IV. The Existence or Non-Existence of Atoms . . . 363
INDEX 365


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EMANUEL SWEDENBORG

Translated from the Latin by Lisa Hyatt Cooper

1. New Jerusalem Church—Doctrines. 2. Bible. O.T. Genesis—Commentaries—Early works to 1800. 3. Bible. O.T. Exodus—Commentaries—Early works to 1800.

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Conventions Used in This Work
Volume designation Secrets of Heaven was originally published in eight
volumes; in this edition all but the second original volume have been
divided into two. Thus Swedenborg’s eight volumes now fill fifteen volumes,
of which this is the second. It corresponds to approximately the
second half of Swedenborg’s volume 1.
Section numbers Following a practice common in his time, Swedenborg
divided his published theological works into sections numbered in sequence
from beginning to end. His original section numbers have been preserved
in this edition; they appear in boxes in the outside margins. Traditionally,
these sections have been referred to as “numbers” and designated by
the abbreviation “n.” In this edition, however, the more common section
symbol (§) is used to designate the section numbers, and the sections are
referred to as such.

Subsection numbers Because many sections throughout Swedenborg’s
works are too long for precise cross-referencing, Swedenborgian scholar
John F. Potts (1838–1923) further divided them into subsections; these
have since become standard, though minor variations occur from one
edition to another. These subsections are indicated by bracketed numbers
that appear in the text itself: [2], [3], and so on. Because the beginning
of the first subsection always coincides with the beginning of the
section proper, it is not labeled in the text.
Citations of Swedenborg’s text As is common in Swedenborgian studies,
text citations of Swedenborg’s works refer not to page numbers but to section
numbers, which are uniform in most editions. In citations the section
symbol (§) is generally omitted after the title of a work by Swedenborg.
Thus “Secrets of Heaven 29” refers to section 29 (§29) of Swedenborg’s Secrets
of Heaven, not to page 29 of any edition. Subsection numbers are given after
a colon; a reference such as “29:2” indicates subsection 2 of section 29. The
reference “29:1” would indicate the first subsection of section 29, though
that subsection is not in fact labeled in the text. Where section numbers
stand alone without titles, their function is indicated by the prefixed section
symbol; for example, §29:2.

Citations of the Bible Biblical citations in this edition follow the accepted
standard: a semicolon is used between book references and between chapter
references, and a comma between verse references. Therefore “Matthew
5:11, 12; 6:1; 10:41, 42; Luke 6:23, 35” refers to Matthew chapter 5, verses 11
and 12; Matthew chapter 6, verse 1; Matthew chapter 10, verses 41 and 42;
and Luke chapter 6, verses 23 and 35. Swedenborg often incorporated
the numbers of verses not actually represented in his text when listing verse
numbers for a passage he quoted; these apparently constitute a kind of “see
also” reference to other material he felt was relevant. This edition includes
these extra verses and also follows Swedenborg where he cites contiguous
verses individually (for example, John 14:8, 9, 10, 11), rather than as a range
(John 14:8–11).
Quotations in Swedenborg The manner in which Swedenborg used the
various conventions of quotation in the first edition suggests that he did
not feel it necessary to belabor the distinction between direct quotation
and paraphrase of the Bible; neither did he mark his omissions from or
minor changes to material he quoted, a practice in which this edition
generally follows him. One exception consists of those instances in which
Swedenborg did not include a complete sentence at the beginning or end
of a Bible quotation. The omission in such cases has been marked in this
edition with added points of ellipsis.

Italicized terms Any words in indented scriptural extracts that are here
set in italics reflect a similar emphasis in the first edition.
Special use of vertical rule The opening passages of the chapters treating
Genesis 1–15, as well as the ends of all chapters, contain material that
derives in some way from Swedenborg’s experiences in the spiritual world.
Swedenborg specified that the text of these passages be set in continuous
italics to distinguish it from exegetical and other material. For this edition,
the heavy use of italic text was felt to be antithetical to modern
tastes, as well as difficult to read, and so such passages are instead marked
by a vertical rule in the inside margin.
Changes to and insertions in the text This translation is based on the
first Latin edition, published by Swedenborg himself (1749–1756); it also
reflects emendations in the third Latin edition, edited by P. H. Johnson,
John E. Elliott, and others, and published by the Swedenborg Society
(1949–1973). It incorporates the silent correction of minor errors, not
only in the text proper but in Bible verse references. The text has also
been changed without notice where the verse numbering of the Latin
Bible cited by Swedenborg differs from that of modern English Bibles.

Throughout the translation, references or cross-references that are implied
but not stated have been inserted in brackets; for example, [John 3:27].
Biblical titles Swedenborg refers to the Hebrew Scriptures as the Old
Testament and to the Greek Scriptures as the New Testament; his terminology
has been adopted in this edition. As was the custom in his day, he
refers to the Pentateuch (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy)
as the books of Moses, or simply as “Moses”; for example, in
§1001:4 he writes “Moses says,” and then cites a passage from Leviticus.
Similarly, in sentences or phrases introducing quotations he sometimes
refers to the Psalms as “David,” to Lamentations as “Jeremiah,” and to
both the Gospel of John and the Book of Revelation as simply “John.”
References given in parentheses after these and other Bible quotations
specify their sources in accordance with the conventions set out above.
Annotated edition For more information on the translated text, and for
extensive notes on the subject matter, the reader is referred to the annotated
edition of this work.
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Table of Contents
Volume 2
Conventions Used in This Work vii
Genesis Chapter 9
§§947–970 / The Hells (Continued): A Different Set Than Those Already
Mentioned 3
Text of Genesis Chapter 9 11
§§971–976 / Summary of Genesis 9 13
§§977–1105 / Inner Meaning of Genesis 9 14
§§1106–1113 / Spiritual Devastation 111
Genesis Chapter 10
§§1114–1129 / The Earliest Church, Called “Humankind,” or Adam 115
Text of Genesis Chapter 10 120
§§1130–1138 / Summary of Genesis 10 121
§§1139–1264 / Inner Meaning of Genesis 10 122
§§1265–1272 / The Pre-Flood People Who Died Out 183
Genesis Chapter 11
§§1273–1278 / Location in the Universal Human; in Addition, Place and
Distance in the Other Life 187
Text of Genesis Chapter 11 189
§§1279–1282 / Summary of Genesis 11 191
§§1283–1375 / Inner Meaning of Genesis 11 192
§§1376–1382 / Location and Place in the Other Life; Distance and Time
There as Well (Continued) 237
Genesis Chapter 12
§§1383–1400 / The Ability of Spirits and Angels to Perceive Things;
Auras in the Other Life 241
vi SECRETS of HEAVEN
Text of Genesis Chapter 12 246
§§1401–1402 / Summary of Genesis 12 248
§§1403–1502 / Inner Meaning of Genesis 12 248
§§1504–1520 / Perception and Auras in the Other Life (Continued) 300
Genesis Chapter 13
§§1521–1534 / The Light in Which Angels Live 306
Text of Genesis Chapter 13 310
§§1535–1539 / Summary of Genesis 13 311
§§1540–1618 / Inner Meaning of Genesis 13 311
§§1619–1633 / The Light in Which Angels Live (Continued); Their
Magnificent Gardens and Their Dwellings 354
Genesis Chapter 14
§§1634–1650 / The Way Spirits and Angels Talk 361
Text of Genesis Chapter 14 368
§§1651–1658 / Summary of Genesis 14 369
§§1659–1756 / Inner Meaning of Genesis 14 370
§§1757–1764 / The Way Spirits Talk (Continued) and How It Varies 428
Genesis Chapter 15
§§1767–1777 / Sacred Scripture, or the Word, Which Conceals a Divine
Message That Lies Open to the View of Good Spirits and Angels 431
Text of Genesis Chapter 15 435
§§1778–1782 / Summary of Genesis 15 437
§§1783–1868 / Inner Meaning of Genesis 15 437
§§1869–1879 / Sacred Scripture, or the Word (Continued) 492
§§1880–1885 / [The Senses of Spirits and Angels; and Two Uncommon
Kinds of Visions] 497
Biographical Note 501


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