True Gospel Revealed Anew By Jesus. Volume 3
Emerson does not believe in the Divine Love; his home is in the Sixth Sphere.
Received by James Padgett
I am here, Emerson.
For along time I have observed the communications between you and the spirits, and have heard many of the messages in reference to what is claimed to be spiritual truths, and have had a great desire to write you, and let you know something of what my ideas and knowledge of the spiritual world are. But your wife tells me that you are not in condition tonight to receive my message, and so I will postpone it, and, if agreeable to you, will come whenever you may be in condition. Well, I must say, that I do not believe in the Divine Love as some of the spirits describe it. I believe that all love is divine, and that as the love which man - all men - possesses becomes purified it then attains to it perfection of divinity, and beyond that there can be no other or greater love. And it is of this and similar things that I desire to write. I am in the Sixth Sphere but not in the highest plane. I am progressing all the time and enlarging my intellectual powers and acquiring knowledge, and at the same time am having my love purified. I am quite happy and in the association of wonderful spirits. I worship God and love Him, and also love all my spirit associates, and this must be the only and true religion. But of all this I will write later.
Yes, I have met Swedenborg, and found him to be a wonderful spirit as he was a man on earth; but he and I do not live in the same sphere. He is a believer in that Divine Love and lives in a different sphere, and I seldom meet him.
I must stop now. So thanking you for this favor, I will say good night.
Your brother and friend, Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States. Emerson gradually moved away from the religious and social beliefs of his contemporaries, formulating and expressing the philosophy of Transcendentalism in his 1836 essay, Nature. Following this ground-breaking work, he gave a speech entitled “The American Scholar” in 1837, which Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. considered to be America’s “Intellectual Declaration of Independence”. Source: Wikipedia.