I have been asked to give more of these
extracts from the book "The Art of Vision" purportedly by
Serena Chamberlain, based on her lessons with Emma on High Mysticism.
These were added at the end of each precept, and written by Emma
herself. If anyone knows of the whereabouts of this book please contact
me, as all I have is a Xerox copy of the second half.
RESUME OF EIGTH
LESSON IN HIGH MYSTICISM
WRITTEN EXCLUSIVELY FOR E.A.C.
BY E. C. HOPKINS
"Thus speaketh the Lord God: Write
thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book." Jer.
30:2. "And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears
of them that hear shall hearken." Is. 32.3. "Now go, write it
before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the
time to come." "For the Egyptians shall help in vain, and to
no purpose: therefore, have I cried concerning this, their strength is
to sit still." Is. 30:8-7.
The Free People: Circumcision The Free
People are called the "escaped" in the Scriptures. And therein
we read that the Escaped being recognized by us causes the atmosphere to
clarify about our ears so that we hear the words, which are always being
spoken into our ears by the soundless Voice of the Ever-Present God.
To address the Free Self is to have the reaction of a certain
freeing of our atmospheres. To hear the particular and special
instruction that truly belongs to each person we meet would be to set
him or her free from the particular and special bondage under which he
or she labors.
To be of the hearing ear with respect to Divine Facts is to be
circumcised from the words and thoughts of pain, disease, sinfulness,
misfortune. How often people go on about their ailments and misfortunes
and we listen to them and pay no heed to the still whispers of the Great
Instructor just behind us telling the sure cure for the trouble.
"Hearken, hearken, God speaks to thy soul."
The sign of the cross is the old emblem or erasing what is told us by
our neighbors, and hearkening to what is being told to us by the Divine
Voice. Wetting the finger and making the sign of the cross, Odillo of
Cluny found would set him free from the sights of what appeared to be
most terrible, and would give him a free ear for the Heavenly Fact of
the case. His miracle working was wonderful. "No! No!" the
people shout within their deep Self when they know that what is being
said to them is not the Truth of God. Then they hearken.
"The Messiah will come when the people hearken for the Voice of
God," it says in the Talmud. Denying outward information even
denying our own thoughts, by "No! No!" is sure to erase their
We ought to take Tuesday to erase and reject and deny everything that is
told us by our neighbors and even by our own thoughts, and give our ears
to hearkening for the High Truth now being softly whispered into our
Take this day to hearken for the special word that belongs to some
seemingly wretched person. Tell it over and over to him in the silence
if it come to you. Each person needs the right message. It is his own
balm for which he is waiting. What a Messiah is he that has the right
instruction fitted particularly to each heart!
"O ye uncircumcised of heart and of ear. Ye do always resist the
Holy Ghost," cried Stephen.
"The holy Ghost shall teach you," said Jesus.
Erase and hearken on Tuesday for the sake of the world and the Truth.
RESUME EIGHT WASWRITTEN EXCLUSIVELY
FOR CLARINE WARNER BY
E. C. HOPKINS
Healing - The Steadfast Wholeness, or, writing the vision.
Loss of deceptions by the Listening Ear.
To keep the Presence of the Unweighted and Unblemished Angel of the
sick man in sight till It has fastened Its Fashions into and through
every fiber and molecule of him, has been the work of one who could hear
the particular Truth about the particular individual presenting himself
The Voice of the Divine Presence in the Universe is always uttering Its
sweet facts about each human being and about each situation.
HEARKEN! Whatever It tells us is forever true. No appearance can belie
it. No delay can prevent it.
God speaketh to my Soul! Let me hear His tender Voice about every event,
and concerning every human being. Whatever I hear, I can write down as
incontestably true. "Write what thou hearest."
Thus have a class of healing mystics learned to be invariably true to
their speech. (as the Zarepath woman told Elijah about his words), just
because they demonstrated their verity and failed not.
These mystics have hearkened well. The whole principle of living writing
is hereby understood. Have a practice of LISTENING for the particular
message belonging to each person in misery till messages are prompt and
instructive and all the words of the Light are speedily convincing to
all men, abiding in their midst as their neighbors' fixed health in the
place of his former wretchedness.
"HEARKEN! HEARKEN! God speaketh to thy Soul!"
I have often wondered where Emma Curtis Hopkins obtained some of her
ideas. How did she learn of Atlantis? I do have a copy of 'The Story of
Atlantis' by W. Scott-Elliot first published in 1896. Here is Mabel
Dodge Luhan's description of an interview with Emma.
"As she sat in her little drawing room, in the Iroquois Hotel,
clothed in an exquisite gown all soft lace and silk, a large-brimmed
lace hat on her soft white hair, and she smoothed and relaxed one so
that at the end of one's hour one was renewed and reassured . . . the
shades were lowered and fresh flowers filled the room . . . her violet
eyes held mine . . . The effortless way - that was the way she
counseled. Not to try, not to work, not to struggle. "Be still and
know that I am God"
An emphasis on the power within that knows all and does all without
the interception of the poor little "wandering lunatic mind,"
or the powerless stubborn will . . . She stimulated and renewed one -
causing the love and faith that life congealed to flow again. . . . She
loved us all, or seemed to, and she appreciated us. She called me her
"child from Atlantis," and to others she explained me away by
telling them that I was an Atlantean and could only be understood by
'Movers and Shakers' by Mabel Dodge Luhan
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