Sophia Elizabeth De Morgan – The nature of prophecy
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
From Matter to Spirit – The Result of Ten Years Experience in Spirit Manifestation – Sophia Elizabeth De Morgan
Many prophecies given in all forms of spirit mediumship are symbolical, and these are never understood till fulfilment. Of this kind were many of the prophecies of Scripture, and the predictions of the heathen oracles; but the first, being in a higher degree, and given from a divine, not simply a spiritual source, were far more comprehensive and universal than the local or personal predictions of Delphi or Dodona.
We have always found spiritual predictions, if from a worthy source, fulfilled, though the fulfilment has taken place in a manner and at a time quite unexpected.
Time seems to be an element which cannot be translated from the spirit language into ours, and if any spirit seems to hazard an assurance that in one or two years, or days, or hours an event will occur, it may be concluded, either that the period indicated is not to be understood as an earthly measure of time, or that the influence, if a good one, has not complete control over the medium.