October 25th, 1915
Received by James Padgett.
I am here, Caligula:
I came merely to say that I am interested in your conversation and the conclusions you draw as to some of the operations of the soul development upon the physical mind after death.
You are right when you say that the condition of the physical mind after death is affected by the development of the soul, for if a man in life, has his physical nature developed by the knowledge that the soul is the controlling power, he will soon be able when he becomes a spirit to subordinate the desires and thoughts which are purely material to his conception of spiritual things; so that the progress of the spirit will not be retarded by what his material thoughts may have made him while in the body. I mean that the thoughts of the material mind will not continue with him very long after his decease, but that the thoughts that come from his spiritual development will overcome or even eradicate the material thoughts.
The mind is material; the thoughts which come from soul development are spiritual, and if permitted to grow and increase will overcome the material mind.
I find it a little difficult to express myself tonight as you are not in the best condition for communicating, so I will not write further, but will come again.
Your brother in Christ,