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SURPRISING OCCURRENCES. 
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phenomena, have unwittingly formed a pact with the devil, by 
virtue of which the reign of incredulity and materialism, that 
reign of the demon far excellence, continues to subsist in all its 
éclat. . , ♦ 
11 The two fundamental ideas of Spiritualism — namely, that of 
the immortality of the soul, and that of the reality of the invisi¬ 
ble world which reveals and manifests itself in different ways in 
our terrestrial world are but the necessary corollary of the 
idea of God or the Absolute, and vice-versâ, We may even 
assume that the idea of the immortality of the soul, and of its 
relations to the supernatural world, is more intimate and primi¬ 
tive than that of God, Creator and Supreme Author of the 
universe. . . . 
“The Bible does not formally teach the idea of the immor¬ 
ality of the soul, graven by the Eternal himself on the heart of 
man, but it supposes it everywhere. (Job xix. 26, 27; Num. 
xxiii. 10 ; Isa. xxvi. 19O • * • The practice of necromancy, 
according to Samuel (1 Sam. xxviii. 3-25), and according to 
Deuteronomy (xiii. and xviii.), necessarily presupposes the doc¬ 
trine of the immortality of the soul; and so with the visions and 
apparitions, of which the Bible is full.” 
Dr. Henry More gives a remarkable story touching the stirs 
made by a demon in the family of one Gilbert Campbel, by 
profession a weaver, in the old parish of Glenluce in Galloway, 
Scotland, in November, 1654. Among other phenomena in this 
case, we read that « presently there appeared a naked hand and 
arm from the elbow down, beating upon the floor till the house 
did shake again.” 
Certain surprising occurrences, which took place in 1806 at 
Slawensick Castle, Silesia, are thoroughly well authenticated. 
Councillor Hahn, in the service of Prince Hohenlohe, had gone 
to Slawensick, and with an old friend, a military officer named 
Kern, had taken up his abode in the castle. “ Hahn, during his 
collegiate life, had been much given to philosophy; had listened 
to Fichte, and earnestly studied the writings of Kant. The 
tesult of his reflections, at this time, was a pure materialism.”
        

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