Stockham, Alice Bunker - Karezza - On the spirit and the soul
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Karezza – Ethics of Marriage 1903 second edition – Dr Alice B Stockham
Man is a trinity of spirit, soul and body. Spirit is the source or God-life of man from which all proceeds.
Soul is spirit in action, and embraces all that is recognized as individual, personal existence. Soul includes the intellect, the emotions and the sensations. It is the thinking, loving, living realm of man.
From the Spirit through conscious training one is capable of developing unlimited forces and possibilities. Soul looks within, to the All, for life, knowledge and power which it expresses without, through the physical. As thought precedes action, so nothing can appear or manifest itself in the body that has not been conceived or thought of in the soul.
Soul may recognize spirit as a governing principle, or it may look out through the senses for material manifestations, depending upon symbols only for its concept of life.
Voluntarily and consciously man may choose between these two roads, - the spiritual or material. In his philosophy, he may recognize and believe all power and all life is from and of the spirit; or, in his philosophy, he may attribute all development, all growth, all evolution from and through matter.
In the spiritual view, recognizing the Divine principle as an ever present, active energy, as life and intelligence operating through the soul upon matter, one comes to conclusions that make all of life's problems less difficult.
The source of the experienceStockham, Alice Bunker
Concepts, symbols and science items
Five senses system