Sophia Elizabeth De Morgan – The Universal symbol system and the symbol of the Child
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
Each mind has its own peculiar set of symbols, but there are some representations common to all, for all have perceptions of nature, and elementary spiritual truths, in common; and the correspondence of natural objects with universal spiritual truths cannot be confined to individual perceptions.
A few of these universal symbols have often been used in the writings and drawings, and by tracing them through all their combinations, we shall find that the laws regulating the spirit-world are, in their degree, the perfect counter-parts of those governing the universe of matter. It could not be otherwise, as a little thought will show, but these truths are little suspected.........................
Spiritual development, as has been said, is in its degree a process like birth in the material plane. If, therefore, the law of symbolisation holds good in all its relations, we must expect, by tracing this correspondence into its different relations, to find the material symbol answering to mediumship.
And no one type, through all the range of experiences, is used so often as that of a child. I have known very many persons, who, before the opening of any spiritual degree, have wondered at the number of times they have dreamed of young infants or little children. Everything connected with the care and growth of infants gradually appears in these dreams, and the appearance and character of the little subjects of the dream correspond to the kind of mediumship about to appear.