About R. J. Lees and His Books


Robert James Lees (1849-1931) was a spiritualist who wrote six books about the “undiscovered country” beyond death and the workings of God’s Laws and Love in that world and our own. Three of these books – Through the Mists, The Life Elysian, and The Gate of Heaven – describe the experiences of a man named Frederick (later Aphraar) as he arrives in the spirit world, explores and learns about it, and moves through his spiritual progression toward the Kingdom of God. These three books are sometimes referred to as “the Mists trilogy.” The other three books, The Car of Phoebus/The Astral Bridegroom, The Heretic, and My Books, were, according to Lees, “more of the nature of supplements to matters which arise out of questions discussed in Through the Mists.”

Lees states that his role in the writing of these books “is very fully and suitably described as Recorder.” He was one of a quartet of co-workers on these volumes: the other three came from the spirit world, including Frederick/Aphraar himself. The method by which the books were written is detailed here.

For any person desiring to understand God, the spirit world, and what happens to us after we die, R. J. Lees’ books can provide a great deal of information, inspiration, and encouragement.

This site provides texts of the “Mists” trilogy and study resources from a Divine Truth perspective. Audio recordings of the three books are planned, beginning with Through the Mists.

There will be a blog post for each chapter. The blog posts will give the text of the chapter, with hyperlinks for information about uncommon words and references, plus links to study resources and embedded audio and video of study group sessions, when available.

Complete PDFs of the books can be downloaded from the links in the sidebar. Complete MP3s of the recorded books will be available for download as they are produced.

More information about Robert James Lees is available on this web page. Discussions of the books, led by Mary Magdalene and Jesus, are on YouTube here. Additional resources for study of these books are available (free) on the Divine Truth website, here.