Dr. James Martin Peebles (1822-1922) was an American medical doctor, spiritualist, author and Universalist minister who later became a Theosophist.
He believed he received inspiration and guidance from a “band of angels,” as he put it.
Other guides were less famous, like John W. Leonard, a deceased Scottish clergyman.
Today, Linda Pendleton and others claim to channel messages from Dr. Peebles.
His purported message to humanity is consistent with much New Age channeling—that is, universal love, cooperation, and the need to overcome the illusion of separation among individuals and nations.
Dr. Peebles, himself, lived three days short of 100 years and penned a book caled How to Live a Century and Grow Old Gracefully.²
So I guess we could say that, for him, theory really did meet practice!
It will be interesting to see if the same thing happens with more recent “live-long and beautiful” figures like Deepak Chopra.³
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¹ Linda Pendleton’s web site has more about Dr. Peebles: todancewithangels.com
³ For me, Chopra raises a red flag whenever I see him, despite his media popularity. The Amazon blurb for one of his books says it all: “Ageless Body, Timeless Mind goes beyond current anti-aging research and ancient mind/body wisdom to dramatically demonstrate that we do not have to grow old!” Sounds pretty hokey to me. But I guess we’ll see…
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