Saint Paul speaks of the gift of tongues. This phrase has puzzled many of his readers. The Church, not knowing its meaning, usually considers it to mean speaking in languages unknown on earth. The Spiritualists, possessed by their own theories of spirit-possession, usually consider it to mean speaking in languages unknown to the speaker but used in other countries. Mystics who develop this gift find that it means either the ability to speak in symbolic metaphoric enigmatic or allegoric language or the ability to interpret such language when heard or to translate it when read. On this definition, Saint John's Book of Revelation is a striking example of the working of the gift of tongues.
-- Notebooks Category 16: The Sensitives > Chapter 14: The Sensitive Mind > # 9