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    Post etheric life is expressed in etheric terms

    Does "terms" here mean "conditions"?

    It is easy to raise the objection: "Why, then, do we not see it?" But we must realize that an etheric life is expressed in etheric terms, and that just as we, with five material senses, are attuned to the material world, so they with their etheric bodies are attuned to the sights and sounds of an etheric world.


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    Re: etheric life is expressed in etheric terms

    Would that make sense? No, it means "language related to the ether". In other words, it doesn't mean anything.
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    Re: etheric life is expressed in etheric terms

    Non-corporeal beings - fairies, etc - cannot be explained away by the five senses we have, which are designed to deal with the material world.

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    Re: etheric life is expressed in etheric terms

    Quote Originally Posted by jacob123 View Post
    Does "terms" here mean "conditions"?

    It is easy to raise the objection: "Why, then, do we not see it?" But we must realize that an etheric life is expressed in etheric terms, and that just as we, with five material senses, are attuned to the material world, so they with their etheric bodies are attuned to the sights and sounds of an etheric world.

    "The History of Spiritualism," by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    No. In this context, terms means the same thing as terminology but wastes less breath.
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    Re: etheric life is expressed in etheric terms

    Mind you, wasting less breath in a book of hot air seems a bit pointless. He was a great writer, but I have yet to see one quote from this book that is anything like an incite.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 18-Oct-2020 at 18:15. Reason: Fixed spelling error (didn't change 'incite' because Piscean has commented on it.

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    #6

    Re: etheric life is expressed in etheric terms

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    incite.
    insight?
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