Anthony Borgia was a medium who transcribed the thoughts of a deceased priest and author whom he had known in life; the Catholic priest's name was Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson (1871-1914), and he was a son of a former Archbishop of Canterbury, Edward White Benson.
From the Next World, the spirit priest dictated a wealth of scripts to his friend, Anthony Borgia, and many of these were converted into books. He has a great deal to say, which he hopes will correct the teachings contained in his previous influential Christian books, written when he was living on earth. He speaks about Life in the Spirit World, the Orthodox Church, religious belief, faith, spirit communication, mediumship, and what existence is really like for those who have crossed over into the next stages of life.
His teachings are frank and honest: they pull no punches, but they are delivered in a spirit of compassion and helpfulness.
So what does a 'dead' priest have to say about such important issues as psychic contact with people in the world of spirit; and what are his opinions of today's Orthodox Christian Church? The following extracts are taken from one of his books. (Facts: Here are some of the priest's thoughts on Psychic Gifts)
These spirit realms are full of people who once, when they were on earth, denied that such things as psychic faculties existed. They know better now. They know that such faculties are part of the natural make-up of man.
All people possess the powers of mediumship inherently. In the majority of folk they need developing and bringing out, and regulating along adequate lines so that the best may be made of them, just as the artist and musician, shall we say, must develop his abilities by working upon the right lines.
There is nothing unhealthy or morbid in such things because they are natural to man. It was intended that they should be so from the beginning.
Man upon earth was never meant to be cut off from the spirit world, neither was the spirit world meant to be cut off from intercourse with the people still upon earth.
Now if the whole earth world were to become psychically developed in every branch of its exposition, the earthplane would soon become a very different place.
And what does this priest think of the Orthodox Churches and Religions of today?:
The Church says that 'the dead' cannot come back, or would not come back if they could. They say, 'It is only devils that come back, who impersonate our own kindred, deceive us, and thus try to ruin us spiritually, so that we jeopardise our immortal souls.'
What arrant nonsense! The Church professes to have the spiritual care of man in its hands - and knows next to nothing about the matter at all.
The Church has become stupefied by its own fantastic doctrines and beliefs. It has become inflated by its own self-importance. It has become hypnotised by its own apparent security.
It has become absorbed in the details of dogma and doctrine and the outward displays of showy ritual. It has poured money into bricks and mortar because it really believes that the House of God warrants a lavish expenditure in art and architecture.
This may be justified only when all else is fully provided for - the poor people, for instance, for with the Father the needy come always first.
Because we see things in a clear light in the spirit world, we regard the Church on earth - and by Church I mean all those religious bodies who nominate themselves Christian - we regard the Church upon earth not as a help to man in his spiritual progression, but as a downright and deliberate hindrance. The Church is blocking the way to the diffusion of spiritual truth and knowledge throughout the earth world.
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