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In Search of Wisdom: Chapter 1

PART I -THE SEARCH BEGUN

A JOYFUL NOISE

“Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands,” sang the angels in the heart of Heaven’s realm. “Serve the Lord with gladness; come before His Presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord He is God. It is He that made us, and not we . . . → Read More: In Search of Wisdom: Chapter 1

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THE GARDEN OF THE LORD

“Oh, how wonderful it is to be here !” Janet exclaimed on a breath of rapture.

“We have seen so many wonders,” I added, smiling at the memory. “We have seen men receive their Stars.”

“Have you seen anyone receive the Virgin’s Crown ?” asked our guide.

“No. Does a . . . → Read More: In Search of Wisdom: Chapter 2

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ANGELS’ PLAYGROUND

“As we have been speaking on the glorious subject of purity”, said our angel, “how would you like to visit the playground of the baby angels?”

Janet and I laughed delightedly at this. It seemed so sudden a contrast to the recent solemnity of our thoughts. “Is it possible?” I asked.

“Perfectly!”

“But-baby . . . → Read More: In Search of Wisdom: Chapter 3

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WHEN THE KING CAME

We were silent for a long time in happy absorption and then our attention was attracted to a faint sound coming from the other side of the lake. It was thin and clear, like the voice of a young boy. Nearer and nearer it came, and gradually the little ones stopped . . . → Read More: In Search of Wisdom: Chapter 4

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THE HAVEN OF PRAYER

“While you are still in your double-power,” said our guide, “it would be good for you to learn a little of the Father.”

“Is it possible?” I gasped. “We who are so little and so low in Heaven’s realm?”

“It is possible for you to learn a little.”

“Is it-rather terrible?” . . . → Read More: In Search of Wisdom: Chapter 5

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FAREWELL

We pondered on the Fifteen Secrets as we walked, and at last Janet said: “Why did each Secret have a special angel?”

Our guide looked very pleased because she had asked this question, as though he had been longing to tell us all the time.

“Each angel has a Secret, just as each angel . . . → Read More: In Search of Wisdom: Chapter 6

In Search of Wisdom: Part II – Chapter 1

PART II – OUR VACATION CHAPTER ONE: WE GREET THE SEA

Our homecoming (for that is what we called it) gave us the keenest pleasure. The first thing we did was to hurry off to our own little house. Janet cried out in delight when she saw the pink chestnut drooping over the slatted green . . . → Read More: In Search of Wisdom: Part II – Chapter 1

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THE PICNIC

Reg led the way on to the green, and there, in sight of the sea, a great crowd of people had gathered. From the wood the children were coming with arms full of fruit and bread-stems. Others were carrying jugs of fruit-juice. The children, we were told, had already had their feast, and . . . → Read More: In Search of Wisdom: Part II – Chapter 2

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THE ELDER BROTHER

We would have sprung to our feet. The children would have abandoned the play and all would have come to an abrupt end, had not the Master signed to us to remain where we were.

To our great amazement, He quietly sat down among us, smiling encouragement at the young actors.

Shyly . . . → Read More: In Search of Wisdom: Part II – Chapter 3

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CONFIDENCES

There was a general chorus of approval and a flurry of tunics as these were cast upon the ground. In a moment the beach was deserted, save for Rose and myself, still sitting in the shadow of the rock.

“Not you?” I asked.

“No,” she replied softly. “Somehow it is too peaceful.”

“I understand.”

. . . → Read More: In Search of Wisdom: Part II – Chapter 4

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AN EXPEDITION

They sprang up at once and were soon swimming strongly up the silver pathway of the moon. Rose and I sat and dreamed, letting the lovely scene entrance us, until at last the swimmers ran gaily up the beach. Guy and Paul said goodbye at once, for they were now quite anxious to . . . → Read More: In Search of Wisdom: Part II – Chapter 5

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THE CIRCLE OF LESSER BRETHREN

Presently Janet, who had been skimming along and humming to herself said, “Do you notice anything, Bernard?”

“Anything new?” I asked. “No.”

“We are not alone any more.”

“Why, have you caught sight of some of our friends already?” I was surprised, for so vast is the land that one . . . → Read More: In Search of Wisdom: Part II – Chapter 6

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NEW FRIENDS

It was a pleasant walk. The great trees rose up from a carpet of grass and flowers. Here and there a narrow pathway wound away to right or left. Sometimes we passed flowering bushes where robins, wrens, canaries and sparrows all sat warbling away together in happy fellowship. All the way the birds . . . → Read More: In Search of Wisdom: Part II – Chapter 7

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THE TOUCHSTONE

We passed on, and now our steps took us into the valley. As we drew near I experienced a strange sensation. All my senses became more alert and more acute. Everything came to me more clearly, more vividly or more deeply. My hearing became so sensitive that I could distinguish separate sounds that . . . → Read More: In Search of Wisdom: Part II – Chapter 8

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THE CIRCLE OF ACTING

We stayed a little longer after that, going round with our angel guide to visit some more of our lesser brethren. They were all so happy and friendly, gathering around us eagerly as though they had never seen angels and men before. While we were watching some horses racing over wild, . . . → Read More: In Search of Wisdom: Part II – Chapter 9

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THE GREAT PROCESSION

Even as she spoke a great burst of music came to our ears and Janet said quickly:

“How lovely-but how I shall miss the lesser brethren!”

“Some of them are here also,” smiled the angel, as though she knew quite well how much they meant to us.

“Will you have to return?” . . . → Read More: In Search of Wisdom: Part II – Chapter 10

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JANET’S CHOIR

At their going, the spell was broken. Janet, Elizabeth and I looked wonderingly at each other and at our angel-guide. I knew that all that had passed through my mind had passed through theirs also, since we had shared our growing knowledge, step by step.

“Shall we join them on the hilltop?” queried . . . → Read More: In Search of Wisdom: Part II – Chapter 11

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THE INNER CIRCLE

Presently we alighted in the very heart of the Plane Between and we knew we had reached at last the Circle of Prayer. My first impression brought to my mind the Hall of Audience, for the Circle was lit with that colourful light I had seen there. I reflected at once that . . . → Read More: In Search of Wisdom: Part II – Chapter 12