Spiritual Books I have loved
I am offering here some books in two ebook formats, epub and mobi. Mobi is the Amazon Kindle format, and while I would prefer to host them there at Amazon, because of their superior instant distribution, these books are not entirely free of copyright. Amazon quite rightly is very strict about the copyright situation. So why am I offering them? Because they should not be subject to copyright, and because the existing copyright holder is doing nothing to make them available. Why I say these should not be copyright, is because they are actually the words of a deceased person - a spirit. And you cannot attribute copyright to someone who no longer is living at the time the book is created. So the so called “author” - the human who took down the words of the spirit, has called themselves the author, although they are really simply the publisher. And publishers have copyright in the format, not the content. In fact there is a basis for my making this claim, as others in trying to hold onto their copyright have discovered you cannot maintain that you have published the words of a discarnate person (a spirit) and hold copyright as an author. You have to insist it is the work of a living human.
Finally, using an independent medium, I have obtained permission to offer these books here from Jeanne Walker, Anthony Borgia, and Robert Hugh Benson.
As some readers may not know how to open these formats, I will now offer some advice on that epub can be read on a number of platforms and applications. .epub is the Apple Mac standard format so it can be read on iPhone, iPad, Ipad-Mini, Ipod-Touch and all Mac computers. (It is easily converted to other formats by using Calibre software.) If you own a Mac then simply opening an epub book once will normally cause it to copy automatically onto your i-device the next time you connect it for syncing.
Web browsers such as Firefox, and Chrome as well as Calibre under Windows will read or convert ePub. The browsers will require an additional module to be installed. There are also apps for Android.
Mobi is best read using one of the free applications you can get from Amazon, and Amazon allows you to email the file to your Kindle. However Amazon calls these “docs” and is now being difficult about getting them onto Windows PC or Mac as opposed to the Kindle. The Amazon app called “Send to Kindle” can be used easily to achieve this. (Please note: If you install an Amazon application, make absolutely sure you download it from Amazon, not just the first site on the Google page. I have found out the hard way that some folks are re-packaging the Amazon application, and adding some malicious code. Beware.)
If your browser fills with meaningless garbage when you click on these links, it means it is trying to read the file, instead of downloading it. The method may vary by browser.
More Alive Than Ever……Always Karen by Jeanne Walker
The original book was republished under the title “More Alive Than Ever… Always, Karen” in 1995. These copies can be many hundreds of dollars second hand as this newer edition is also out of print. Jeanne Walker passed away in 2012 and I have not had any response from the individual who I believe inherited the copyright. In fact I dont even know their name or email address, as I understand they want to keep a low profile. However, they did not respond to my request to discuss making an ebook available. Here is a free epub version: More_Alive_Than_Ever.epub
Here is a Kindle mobi version: More_Alive_Than_Ever_2014-01-19_18-51-53.mobi
Life in the World Unseen by Anthony Borgia. (1954)
The topics include passing over, the magnificence of the spheres, how they move around, eating fruits, their cities and buildings. How buildings are constructed, hospitals and children. A number of topics are better covered here than anywhere else I have found, including the issue of garments, movement, and even boating. Yes boating. For those of us who like boating! This is the most popular of the six books.
A Kindle version is available here from Amazon. This Kindle version is only available for sale in the US, as Amazon believes that is the only country free of copyright. Here is a free epub file: Life in the World Unseen.epub Here is a free Kindle mobi: Life in the World Unseen_2014-11-11_19-38-56.mobi
More about Life in the World Unseen by Anthony Borgia. (1956)
This is a continuation of the book “Life in the World Unseen”. It is again an interesting book, particularly if you are pretty fanatical about wanting to know what happens after death. However compared with the first book, it should be said that there is a lot of repetition. There is an interesting discussion about the role, and the limitations placed on churches in the next realm.
A Kindle version has been created and is now available Amazon - but it is USA only. Here is a free epub file: More about Life in the World Unseen.epub Here is an Amazon Mobi file: More about Life in the World Unseen_2014-11-12_11-26-27.mobi
ABC of Life (and Here and Hereafter). by Anthony Borgia. (1945)
This was actually first published under the original title “ABC of Life” in 1945, making it the oldest of the Borgia books as far as I know. It was later republished with a different title in 1959. It is again an interesting book, covering the initial phase of arrival, then later on how they live, and how they communicate.
Facts by Antony Borgia. (1946)
In this book the Monsignor tackles religious subjects, which he obviously deliberately avoided in other compilations. He talks about prayer, various sacraments such as baptism and the vicarious atonement and notions of judgment, justice and mercy.
A Kindle version is only available for sale in the US, as Amazon believes that is the only country free of copyright. Here is a free epub file: Facts.epub Here is an Amazon Mobi file: Facts_2014-11-08_14-12-39.mobi
Heaven and Earth by Antony Borgia. (1948)
The chapter headings in this book are: My Home, Past, Present and Future, Colour, Beauty, Service, Christian Unity and Peace on Earth.
More Light by Antony Borgia. (1947)
This book covers Orthodoxy, Miracles, Burials, Creeds, and the “average person”. It is a continuation of religious topics started in “Facts” and the Monsignor totally demolishes Orthodox Christianity.