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Massey was “ a ghost-seer” as well as a poet. T h is is simply untrue.* N or was Mr. M assey’s work on Shakspeare based on any abnormal experience of his own. A “ psychic origin for anything professedly outside the consciousness of the author ” in that relationship has to be referred to the mediumship o f Mr. Massey’s first wife and not to his own, as explained by him in one o f his lectures. Mr. M assey’s later studies and researches bring him nearer to the Theosophists. H e has never lectured better than he did in delivering his recent course o f lectures in London. What he has to say is the result o f profound research and wide experience, and is sure to be uttered in that masculine English o f which he is a master. H is list o f lectures contain subjects that are Evolutionary, Anthropological, Gnostic, Neo-Naturalistic and Literary. A few of these are :— Woman, as the V ictim of Ancient Symbolism. M ythical Mares’-Nests. T h e D evil o f Darkness in the Light o f Evolution. Man in Search of his Soul for 50,000 Years, and how he Found it. T h e Com ing Religion. A L ea f from the Book o f my Life. T h e Historical Jesus of the Jews and the M ythical Egyptian Christ. Paul the Gnostic Opponent o f H istoric Christianity, called by Tertullian the “ A postle o f the H eretics.” T h e “ Logia o f the Lord,” or Pre-Christian Sayings assigned to Jesus in the Gospels. T h e H ebrew Creations fundamentally Explained. T he Fall o f Man as an Astronomical Allegory and a Physiological Fable. Gnostic and H istoric Christianity. Christianity in the Rom an Catacom bs, or the Testim ony o f G nostic Art. Luniolatry : Ancient and Modern. Natural Origin o f Spirits : Elemental, Celestial, and Human. M ythology as a Prim itive M ode o f Representation. Totem ism as a Prim itive M ode o f Representation. Fetishism as a Prim itive M ode o f Representation. Sign-Language : From Gestures to the Alphabet. Thought without Words. T h e Anti-Shakspeare C ra z e ; or, Shakspeare and Bacon. R eality and Shams in A rt and Literature. Charles L am b : T h e M ost U nique o f Humorists. Robert Burns. Thom as H ood : Poet and Punster. Old E ngland’s Sea-Kings : H ow they Lived, Fought, and Died. W e subjoin a sample o f Mr. Massey’s teaching, from the latest o f his lectures, privately p rin te d :— Men like Jesus, or Jehoshua ben Pandira, the Jewish political and social reformer, or Gautama, or Biuno, or Garibaldi, or Gordon, or Garfield, are in a sense Saviours of the world. They set before us an illuminated image of immortal love. They pull down on themselves, and bear for us, the heavy burden of martyrdom, because of the wolfish selfishness of the world ! But there is no salva*

The circular was appended by Mr. Redway to L u c i f e r without being submitted to the editors.

L u c i f e r is now its own publisher.— [E d.]

13H.P. Blavatsky & M. Collins, editors - Lucifer Vol. III, No. 13 September, 1888  

Source : The International Association for the Preservation of Spiritualist and Occult Periodicals (IAPSOP, www.iapsop.com), digitized by Go...

13H.P. Blavatsky & M. Collins, editors - Lucifer Vol. III, No. 13 September, 1888  

Source : The International Association for the Preservation of Spiritualist and Occult Periodicals (IAPSOP, www.iapsop.com), digitized by Go...

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