Andrew Jackson Davis - Death And The After-Life
"Death is but a. kind and welcome servant, who unlocks with noiseless hand life's flower-encircled door, to show us those we love."
I fmd myself somewhat embarrassed in speaking on a subject which, though it is not a. stranger to human hopes and aspirations, is nevertheless quite foreign to most people's habits of thinking, opposed to their educational bias, and which conflicts with popular methods of reasoning on the resurrection.
I fmd three classes of persons who have read, and studied, and investigated the truths of this discourse. One class of minds are prepared for many spiritual things that I do not feel impressed to utter on this occasion. I am to address more especially a second class who have heard a large variety of opinions expressed concerning this subject, and are favorably inclined towards it, yet who have no practical knowledge so far as the general question of immortality is concerned, and who are, therefore, in the rudiments of spiritual education respecting the processes of Death, and scenes in the After-life.