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solidity is only a sensation of resistance in us. So of all its
so-called properties. Supposing those sensations to be all
removed from the soul, with their removal, all matter, and
hence also the human body, is gone. And whenever those
modifications of mind or sensations exist in us, then matter
exists, for it is nothing else.

Plotinus also says " that those who view body as a real
being, and make sense the standard and measure of truth,
are affected like persons in a dream, who imagine that the
perceptions of sleep are true. For sense is alone the employ-
ment of the dormant soul ; since as much of the soul as is
merged in the bodj/, so much of it sleeps. But true elevation
and true wakefulness are a resurrection from, and not with,
tiie dull mass of the bod3\ For indeed a resurrection with
the body is only a transmigration from sleep to sleep, and
from dream to dream, like a man passing in the dark from
bed to bed." {Introduction to the Timceus, by Thomas
Taylor, p. 431.) In the light of this Neo-Platouic philoso-
phy, with what fulness of meaning come the words of Paul



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to us: "Awake to righteousness and sin not" (1 Cor. xv:
34), where righteousness is used for the Kabalistic right
thinkivg or faith, and sin for the iUusions of sense. He also
says, "Awake thou that sleepest (or thou that art sunk in
the life of sense), and arise from the dead, and the Christ
shall give thee light." (Eph. v:14.) There is no other
way to the attainment of true spiritual life, light, and power.




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