Theosophy by G. H. Pember

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Hodder & Stoughton, 1891. 80 pages. First edition. Original blue cloth, boards darkened around edges, some some marks present, corners rubbed, text clean. Very good copy of a scarce first edition. 

Theosophy, Buddhism and Signs of the End, Extracted from 'Earth's Earliest Ages'.

'George Hawkins Pember presents the relevance of Biblical events and spirit-appearances to modern séances, mediums, and encounters with elements of the spiritual world and underworld. This text can be read as his own critical treatise on The Spiritualist churches, the Theosophical Society, and certain aspects of Buddhist doctrine.
He tells how as far back as the beginning of time and within every major culture of the ancient world, the astonishingly consistent story is told of gods who descended from heaven and materialized in bodies of flesh. From Rome to Greece and before that, to Egypt, Persia, Assyria, Babylonia, and Sumer, the earliest records of civilization tell of the era when powerful beings known to the Hebrews as Watchers and in the book of Genesis as the b'nai ha Elohim ('sons of God') mingled themselves with humans, giving birth to part-celestial, part-terrestrial hybrids known as 'Nephilim.'
Pember states that the prophecy of Jesus Christ in Matthew 24 says the end times, the final and most fearful sign heralding the Lord's Second Coming would be the return of the 'Nephilim, the appearance upon earth of beings from the Principality of the Air, and their unlawful intercourse with the human race.'

Category Theology