By Lewis Spence
The main recognized compendium of knowledge at the occult and the 1st complete paintings of its type, this quantity initially seemed in 1920. Subtitled "A Compendium of data at the Occult Sciences, Occult Personalities, Psychic technology, Magic, Demonology, Spiritism, Mysticism and Metaphysics," it used to be compiled through Lewis Spence, the writer of diverse books on folklore, mythology and occult-related matters. Its 2,500 dictionary-style entries (many of which run to a number of pages) variety from famous phrases ("abracadabra," "poltergeist," "spells," "vampire") to extra arcane issues, and comprise listings for historic figures with ties to the occult comparable to Nostradamus, John Dee, Mary Baker Eddy, and Catherine de Medici. An oft-cited source and a vintage of its style, this variation can provide to get pleasure from an rapid and lasting reputation.
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Jim was surrounded by life and now he was being forced to become acquainted with life’s distant cousin, ‘death’. ’ And believe me, he was golden—more than good enough! But he just seemed full of doubt and uncomfortable with the life he had so enjoyed previously. Allison met with Jim on 10 September 2010. I had gone out to get my hair done and do some shopping. When I returned to our hotel, Jim was the most peaceful, calm and content I had ever known him to be. It took a while for him to open up, but eventually Jim shared with me some of the things Allison had said.
The deceased are quick to point out that there are no goodbyes. They don’t understand why it’s so monumental, this word, this act of goodbye. They’re not wanting or ready to leave—and the decision is theirs. We don’t have the power to hold them here through our grief even if we wanted to. It’s a great misconception that we’re somehow ‘hurting’ those we love by suspending them in time with us. They stay because they want to, not because they’re bound to us through our sadness. Get that? It’s their choice to continue forward with us.
I told him ‘Sweet Caroline’, not knowing if he could play the song or not. These guys weren’t musicians the hotel hired, they were businessmen who brought their instruments with them because it’s their hobby, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. ’ I wanted to say thank you to my dad because even though he had sent me signs since his passing, for the first time I really knew that I was truly communicating with him and that he was listening to every request I had. I thanked him for being a great father, for moulding me into the person I am today, for still being with me, guiding and helping me to raise my two boys as he raised me.
An Encyclopaedia of Occultism by Lewis Spence