Eureka - Volume 3

In  the  original  edition  of Eureka, the present  volume fornied  the  second part  of  Volume  Two,  making  it  all  a  large  book  of  some  736  pages.  Subsequently this was found to be somewhat unwieldy, and the vqluijne was divided into two, numbered Volume 2A and Volume 2B. But the volumes were divided in the middle  of a sentence which added to their awkwardness. As we have reset the contents in larger type, we would  haVe added to the original  problem had presented  Volume Two as it first  appeared;  at the same time we certainly wanted  avoid the problem  of dividing it in the middle of a sentence! Hence we have created a new Third Volume  of Eureka.
The previous volume, having introduced  the opening  of the Seventh Seal (Apocalypse 8:1-5), which opening followed the prayers of the saints (v. 4), this
present volume expounds upon the first  and second sections of it.
The opening  of the seal revealed seven angelic trumpeters. The sounding of the first four called forth judgments upon Catholic Europe. The Fifth Trumpet,  also styled the First Woe, directed attention to the east, and predicted the uprise  of  the  Saracenic  Moslem  power.  The  Sixth  Trumpet,  or  the  Second Woe, symbolised  the  uprise  of  the  political  Euphratean  power,  and  the  consequent  demise  of the Eastern  Catholic Empire with its headquarters  in Constantinople.  Then  follows  the  prophecy  of  the  Rainbowed  Angel  destined  to conquer the world (Apocalypse  10); after which, in accordance with the plan of The Apocalypse, the  second  section  of the  Seventh  Seal relating to the death and resurrection  of the Witnesses (Apocalypse  11:1-14) is expounded. This introduces  the  Third  Woe  as  outlined  in  the  rest  of  the  chapter  (Apocalypse 11:15-19),  culminating  with  the  triumph  of  the  saints  and  the  Nave  of  Deity opened  in the political heavens  of the future  age. At that point, this section of The Apocalypse, and this Second Volume  of Eureka closes.
It is with great personal satisfaction  that we have been enabled to present this  Volume  to  the  Reader.  We trust  he  will  derive  as  much  pleasure  out  of studying  it  as we are sura the Author  had  in writing it,  and  we certainly  have done  in re-producing it.  May the Reader  enjoy  the blessing pronounced  upon those who study The Apocalypse with understanding.
— Publishers.

John Thomas