UA-45840438-1

Sunday, 28 May 2017

FRAGMENTS OF SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE 30

The first spiritual zone is that which immediately surrounds our earth and that of each physical material world in space. It is a zone of less refinement than that of the zones above and beyond it, though more refined than that of the physical material earths and more beautiful than these.

The first spiritual zone is near to us. It is, in a sense, around and about us. It contains those spirit-lives who have recently departed, those who are earthbound, and considerable other invisible and spiritual life of which we know but little.

The length of time which each spirit-life remains in the first spiritual zone depends upon the point that it has reached in its development and the rate with which it continues to evolve.

Some spirit-lives remain in the first spiritual zone for a long period and are met in this zone by most of their loved ones whom they left behind in the physical material world; while other spirit-lives pass rapidly through the first spiritual zone, and are soon to be found amid the beauties of the second.

The second spiritual zone lies directly above the first, and in a more rarefied and beautiful atmosphere. It is a zone that is perfectly free from all earthbound spirits, from all spirits of the coarser refinement, and from the many different species of invisible and spiritual life that are to be found on and near the earth and other physical material planets, and in the first spiritual zone.

There are in the second spiritual zone many beautiful things that it would be impossible to describe or to convey anything like an accurate conception of to human beings, and this is also true of the third, fourth and other spiritual zones.

In the second spiritual zone, we begin to have beautiful spiritual structures, built from the finer particles of spiritual materials; beautiful spiritual creations in art, music and literature; beautiful plants, flowers, trees and forests, built from the refined particles of the vegetable kingdom, transported from the different physical material worlds.

There are also in the second spiritual zone many beautiful gems that may have existed in a crude state in physical matter.

Fragments of Spiritual Knowledge Pertaining to the Spiritual World, Benjamin F. Woodcox, Woodcox & Fanner, Battle Creek, Michigan, 1923