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After Death: The Immortality of Man - The World of Spirits, its Location, Extent, Appearance; the Route Thither; Inhabitants; Customs; Societies; Also Sex and its uses there, etc. etc., with much matter pertinent to the question of Human Imortality.

Quakertown, PA: Philosophical Publishing Co., 1970. [First Edition Thus]. Hardcover. Randolph addresses death in this study: "After death, the souls travel to a vast and heterogeneous system of spirit realms — some located on belts around the planets, some in a zone that encircles all the galaxies, and others still beyond them — and arrive at a location corresponding to their spiritual development. The souls may be stuck where they land, or they may continue the process of spiritual development and move through the “middle states” of the spirit world to reach an unimaginably radiant “soul world.” Randolph’s criteria for these celestial divisions varied over the course of his career. At times he delineates them in starkly racist terms, asserting that souls of African, Native American, and some Asian people inhabit the lower realms and stand little chance of leaving them. At other times (sometimes within the same text), he describes the dissolution of earthly categories in the afterlife. “Ties, blood, race, or family count for little or nothing over there”, he writes in After Death; or, Disembodied Man (1868). And in his late work, he declares that the “choice abodes of spiritland” primarily belong to people of color. In his descriptions of the spirit realms, Randolph’s racial thought oscillates excruciatingly between replicating the earthly categories that thwarted him and creating a world unto itself. In these latter instances, the spirit realms offer not only an exit from white supremacy but an eternity of redress, which gathers people of color from all over the earth to enjoy dominion beyond it."--The Emancipatory Visions of a Sex Magician: Paschal Beverly Randolph’s Occult Politics (Public Domain Review). Reuben Swinburne Clymer (November 25, 1878 - June 3, 1966) was an American occultist and modern Rosicrucian Grand Supreme Master of the FRC (Fraternitas Rosae Crucis), perhaps the oldest continuing Rosicrucian organization in the Americas. He practiced alternative medicine, and wrote and published works on it as well as (his version of) the teachings of Paschal Beverly Randolph (1825-1875), master of alchemy, nutrition, religion, sex magic and spiritualism. In either 1900 or 1904, Clymer got into publishing with his Philosophical Publishing Company, which he used to keep Paschal Beverly Randolph's books in print well into the 20th century. Clymer was deeply influenced by Randolph, of whom he created a hagiographic story of Randolph, using correspondence, court litigation transcriptions and mentions in surrounding press and other correspondence (i.e. Annie Besant). Regardless of the "accuracy" of Clymer's narratives and primary source citations, Randolph's life is so marginalized by occult scholarship, it isn't until Deveney's biography and the work of the Joscelyn Godwin do we have much reference to the research and writings of an important Black American figure so intrinsic with occult teachings and alternative medicine. Has the motto and device of Randolph on cover. Emerson M. Clymer, the younger son of Dr. R. Swinburne Clymer, was born on the 16th of October 1909. From a early age he worked by his father’s side. In the early days Dr. Clymer found it most economical the print his own books and monographs and almost all of these were originally hand-set by Emerson Clymer. (OCLC). [Source text: Wiki, "Pascal Beverly Randolph"]. Near Fine. Light shelfwear and bumping, slight buckling, rubbing to boards, scuffing to endpapers and evenly toned throughout. Original teal cloth with faded gilt title and author to spine and "TRY" device to upper board. 8vo, [xx], 272pp. illus (b/w), portraits. No dj, as issued. Item #12503

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