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Who was Levi?
In response to inquiries from many friends of "The Aquarian Gospel
of Jesus the Christ" for some information regarding the
transcriber, we herewith give a short sketch. It was his great
desire that each one should have the message regardless of the
LEVI (Levi H. Dowling), was born Friday morning, May 18, 1844, at
Belleville, Ohio. His father, Scotch-Welsh descent, was a pioneer
preacher among the Disciples of Christ. Levi was always a student
of the deeper things of life. At the age of thirteen, in his first
public debate, he took the negative side against a Presbyterian
Elder on "The Everlasting Punishment of the Wicked".
He began preaching at the age of sixteen; and at the age of
eighteen was pastor of a small church. He entered the United States
Army at the age of twenty as Chaplain, and served in this capacity
to the end of the Civil War. In 1866-7 he was a student at
Northwestern Christian University at Indianapolis, Indiana. The
next year he began publishing Sunday School Literature, issuing
Sunday School Lesson Papers, Song Books, and a Children's Sunday
School Paper. Much of his time was devoted to the cause of
Prohibition. He was a graduate of two medical colleges and
practised medicine for a number of years. He finally retired from
the medical profession to resume literary work.
Early in life, when but a mere lad, he had a vision in which he
was told that he was to "build a white city." This vision was
repeated three times with years intervening. The building of the
"white city" was "The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ." This
book was transcribed between the early morning hours of two and
six--the absolutely "quiet hours."
Levi passed from earth-life August 13, 1911.
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