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\.A.) Vv\A\o^AA/i 'S)to. LANE.. " Psychography. LmitEt).""The ""Spirit Higher Aspectsof Spiritualism." etc.Spirit.v\. YWosea Author of r^ . London London spiritualist no. ST.Identity By (M." Teachings. MARTIN'S T . : igb^ alliance. OxoN.Vuv\. W.C.

).The first edition of Spirit Idehtity has long been out of print. and the Council of the Alliance issues this reprint as an affectionate tribute to his memory. was the original promoter and the first President of the London Spiritualist Alliance.A. The Rev. Stainton Moses (M. but the demand for it continues. . the author of the book. W. Oxon.

lastly.J inettibe tJjia CKoIume to my old friends. who are best able to understand both what is therein written. therefore. AND MRS. As witnesses from the first of that sequence of events of which this record is but a sample : As those. STANHOPE SPEER. as a testimony of grateful and sincere friendship and regard. DR. . and what is omitted: And.

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Harvard University) who of would to Mr." " to the B. they do not " There are people which who the to will it to amongst the us who." Professor Tyndali." " "Supposing interest me. can produce There and effects are men before of discoveries Newton pale." be them. sell all that of they give which the are proceeds mere " poor. seventeenth ^W." " BREWSTER " have settled HERBERT the question SpENSER.. science to would for a. "They witnesses " say facts."" the Huxley." you ! mind Agassiz No ! before I have resolved here to sit with no one. Redman. the glimpse phenomena trifles world Spiritualist. have. OF SCIENCE SUBJECT " Sit with up of my it. on my part to pay any more attention " " Spirit I is the last thing I will give in in to. witchcraft Carpenter.UTTERANCES ON THE OF EMINENT OF MEN SPIRITUALISM. it is of alleged. phenomena to be genuine. my own mind on a priori grounds. I made come coming of that nothing would " (Member to Investigation Committee." a they see these things are not competent It condescension Faraday. comparable century. " A most mischievous delusion of epidemic the delusion." religion intellectual of some The have the kind. . of even though it should " fly for whoredom Spiritualism.

" Asked. by human testimony must PROFESSOR " Already Spiritualism.viii Utterances of its Eminent Men."" Wallace. . and from partly hardened Old also. R. THE USE DE Morgan. be bigger than man's it is modern Spiritualism. ." Re- Crookes. many furnishes for want many ^TOo/ so of a future life which and A." Lord Brougham. effect conducted as it usually is. and It intelligence that body. their redeeming proving of mind multitudes to atheism them by the positive demonstration there is " cast requires. crave. beyond all a doubt. is "Spiritualism " amongst more devout followers a ligion. I see a rain- cloud. report- possibility given up. " The to Spiritualists. form that of another world many true. connected dis- " It demonstrates from a mind material so without brain. . they had hitherto scoffed Robert "Even in if it the most no cloudless skies a of scepticism hand ." that there is a non-material which humanity and at that are miraculous " things Chambers. What is " The testimony the facts has must been be so abundant to and be such consentaneous." " of certifying facts Challis. . are in the track that has led are advancement in physical of those science. has in had the a prodigious World and which " throughout America.? replied. as are that or either the be admitted ed. positive disbelief. who have Their opponents the representatives " striven against progress. and so of which in many live die in anxious doubt. in materialism. What OF a is the new-born use of BABY it ? Franklin .

of London. and was delivered. the imperfections parts of to some other the book. from reprinted on the Spiritualist of certain work papers bearing the general subject this .PREFACE. on the evening 16. have. Street. as however. especially I have in also Introduction. and my I dealt one phase was subject I only. narrow Confined within limits with of by the exigences of the of the occasion. treatment it cursory. considered it best to print some the paper it originally facts. with its in few additional and sions. founded an argument upon the evidence produced. I at rooms. This read volume at has grown out of a paper originally National a discussion of meeting of held the British their Association Great December Russell Spiritualists. . 38. 1878. omis- to supplement extent. that paper In presented who have and I certain from evidence for the identity of spirits with me time to time municated com- .

his I certain amount of knowledge principles.X Preface. Christmas. 1878. (OxoN. so or not. of which not stop And it to is fair to add that I deduce from my facts certain arguments which for the religious will tendency or of Spiritualism. the independent them. do. on part. . of my to is made course argument. Probably already but they whether their religious facts are .) London. of any theory that may be built upon M. as my readers modify have reject own it pleases notions them. penetrated assume a as I now for the student who has within ring of this subject. the outer Writing.A. I do and a certain acceptance discuss. have added in another and I Appendix which allusion cases of identity in the before published.

PAGE Preface . 44 . 24 25 spirits had far liberated Psychic than . . I Difficulties in the way of of investigation 2 Divergent Attitude This results investigators represses ofthe to 3 of public opinion also from the publication factsthemselves 4 6 8 .. them . . . . precise and statement . scientific a method crowd 13 16 The We No being the to motley out in . supply material have of which to this is diabolic composed element . 18 necessity of recourse the the 19 20 Neglect Agencies Sub-human These conditions than " proper those the more for of the investigation other departed spiritofthe to . told by .31 33 end op The The place Spiritualism Operator in modern at thought other Intei"i"igent The the Line. . .40 Difficulties the accepting . not susceptible enters of de . . Intelligent Operator of Assumption Absence of great names . ix .SYLLABUS OF CONTENTS. Intelligence ? .27 .. . . . Introduction . . 42 Contradictory absurd messages . . -37 . " 39 is the Intelligence in the way of . . choice are lo monstration phenomena by the ajar. .. . results nature The The The Intelligent Operator investigator higher gates has little has be reckoned in the matter with . the story .28 aspects the of age question . of nature Scope The What the inquiry of the .41 .26 have can attributed . they rightly in claim Specialism Religious Notes of Spiritualism of the .41 .

.77 Appendix On phases Identity III. Cases 1.89 Appendix BEE. i to " 1874 . . 54 spiritearth-bound by of money . _ .110 3. PAGE. 52 A A spiritrefusing to be misled love by a suggestion . Spiritswho communicated long period timony tes. 71 Religious aspects Appendix On I. 107 Abraham Charlotte rv. Jan. Personal Personal immortality recognition of . 147 . . methods . . some Spirits to gain . 65 67 possiblemisconception guarded against conclusions . . . and by friends . Stanhope Speer . . Florentine . Conditions Value Personal under which good evidence testimony . is obtained 45 47 49 of corroborative experiences cases Eleven II. . . 2. bearing . of . . 127 Spirit-Identity Evidence of Dr. Spirit. Spirit-Identity crushed Man by a steam-roller . communicating Child-spirits from a corroborative . General . . 121 diflSculties of VI. . " inquirers into Spiritualism . to sources .70 . Mediumship . occurring consecutively. of of . . . spirit-photography . 56 57 59 61 Influence of association. of " 1^ the power ibformation II.xii Contents. 117 Appendix Evidence Appendix On Appendix some from V. have especiallyof locality for : a . second source Extremely A minute evidence given by two . on . access .69 . . Buckworth .

SPIRIT-IDENTITY. to previous them. am speaking evidence after the and esoteric body. on is always to viewed. a I assume. refrain state no theory from the the for use acceptance. the the contrary. This volume differs in this and . me. of those the who doing. from my : previous I write now one on PSYCHOGRAPHY who have studied respect made whereas have can for those with for on themselves then no familiar I wrote spiritual phenomena uninstructed the the world. of any generally serve language wherewith the and of life that new might truth I am to increase prejudice Here. exercise the causes underlie . propounding individuality first for death perpetuation of the with and body. news- misleading paragraph Then to I was careful to employ non-committal and to terms. beyond or a who knowledge from in some a subject conversation what be gained casual paper. INTRODUCTION. I am leaving ciples prinIn so dealing must profounder on mysteries. the part with read considerable and that familiarity some phenomena of thought of as Spiritualism.

to or is not the person unfortunate pretends else that out he is very in his attempts make his as identity. I desire to clear the more ground sary neces- by a few preliminary considerations. albeit with rare in which have spent an opportunities for forming of the causes opinion in speaking. to theoris- especiallyon I desire would some subjectso say as fruitful of fanciful as thesis. The Intelligent DIFPICTJLTIES IN THE WAY OF INVESTIGATION. go forth be unfair on to let this volume without than paper words to other I have aspects of the question in my those on which given prominence Operator. in the methods in their of their tation presenso protean. vast years " do. a ing. any narrow have desire or stand committed of the definition any more limitation I wish goes to Intelligence the in a at work. " perpetual changefulness as one averse perplexing speaking. themselves so so moreover. of things various. too. I Speaking. of of he than that to ignore that great weight number evidence cases show large the to Intelligent Operator be. hypoBut it to little possible. It must be admitted at the outset of the argument at that many perplexing questions are raised every .2 Spirit-Identity Speaking to such only. a the because is devoted to considerable exclusive the portion argument " of this work an dealing only return with of the one side of question the to I earth no spirits of to departed to humanity. almost one on the I threshold of some a inquiry.

to Some of get means are investigation . Others not reducible own law. subject by I wish to and already perplexing much less care- folly.in Difficulties the Way. and most less plicate com- for.and of perplexed by any deceit. that sweeps Others away have doubt have to flooded the world torrent-rush of trouble all has mass of conviction. and of a motley of us company care we know conditions little of. confronted bewildering can illusive phenomena which are they make which nothing. nothing with seen satisfies them. DIVERGENT RESULTS OP INVESTIGATORS. are whose reverse opinion to what action own the very would The enters : " gates we set ajar. It is this line of thought that pursue. only with of which much to means or when been of done. of fear carry with not them their investigation. certainly about are on may mean but little. experiences 3 of investigators of and not we step of the investigation. The are very various : " The attitude public sion discus- opinion be almost " precludes The facts in many fair ventilation themselves cases : are of facts: can such have as published with an are and to reckon and our Intelligent Operator frequently be. at least this . and obscure have been with take and a a subjects. proper an investigation . The called experiences of investigators of been even the phenomena than Some that dence evi- spiritual have tried for more various those of investigatorsof other have years.

has will Of who. opinion is equally divergent. .4 aide. see and shut nothing. know others. view the other question. Spirit-Identity. that. his time in an he atmosphere of the he that little favourable it candid very outcome consideration question have read . it is fair to their minds. will those a The Jworks of will of in and be who the the study interest insanity by have the strongest of no presenting one-sided to presume. more be than too strange were it otherwise. educated in the to man properly abstruse recondite will have but trained understand the more questions involved phenomena spent most to study of the of of a psychological science. Some bring to the inquiry from a calm and evenlythe balanced and most mind. the nothing. alone tight is avenues which knowledge procurable. Others without from down portentous conclusions phenomena to thinking of And the be drawn hear them.involves. ATTITUDE OP OPINION REPRESSES OP PTJBWCATION FACTS. where experience It would The is so various. through nothing. yet again. then. have mental present have the On true science found no treatise of that will enlighten mysteries spiritand he spirit-action every . view he him. is gator investistate frequently to compelled the by this of general opinion with a approach and study of the If he be subject a mind befogged by fprejudice. No wonder. free alike dogmatic scepticism gulp ever enthusiastic credulity.

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or run discovers when so for the their will when become he service later age. which. by apparent a accident. acting facts an from to without.ankester the the work by an persecution by The body of this evidence for central facts of Spiritualism is cause almost of necessity from property. as matter a publicity . the gates of his asylum if his be before he is much by degrees. finds in the of the allay . the equally scorned generation has grudgingly accepted. use. And this and so Spirit-Identity.6 within older. the attitude nature of opinion. the on of notoriety. it will of elementary points. comes here a little and there a to make specialphenomenon helps law. comes universal to pass. INHERENT NATURE THE Moreover. hard view will have heads have the the against ceased scorned to facts them repeatedly as that they did have If : their fathers delusion truth of be of the his day will great at succeeding age. though present endeavoured Hence entire one by their fathers. speaks all. The : cycle of truth such only fragments Slade of it publicly presented forced. he will reserve driven upon future himself. THIS RESULTS ALSO OF FROM not public THE FACTS. will he what of a determination in for men survive opposition. appeal coherent to and a I. into little. and to hide or explain result is never as are away.

or within rather finds that is veil the the that that underlie governs gence intellicases He then. of their have method If presentation to does of not publicity. to a man replying outside you at a the has fatuous so string at questions that ' " the world largely command Why cannot now. Spiritdeath. frequently it will . but speaking lie on ot physical phenomena nothing get tired the interfere of with that elusive the surface. through adit the to of these to phenomena. and demonstration perpetuated the world life after of matter and the of intercourse between wojrld of spirit. it is different he has when. them.The free Inherent Nature I am of not the Facts. evidence the on is face face or the which rested. here. in without these my own a mena phenoroom. the far-reaching claim of ualism. Why medium. " great. in and a any public hall. 7 now repress the and mere publicity. instructor passed the come through solemnity the plane it will which the More individuality less is demonstrable. should to not a there to attention or even be drawn phenomena fact as such demonstrable Psychography. on. causes penetrated them. the Sometimes evidence from op none some will come from who has an personal im- source. rightly of wrongly. he in the to that with most deeply impress him. there. them ' " and so on ? cannot produce a ? if Why he is does a medium necessary ? Why and reason circle ? not get tired of hearing is no answering why of raps. but impress him with of its issues. medium. produce time. this vapid questioning. the with much But persistence. with so.

8 from friend and the whose who Spirit-Identity. the men from from the nature of of evidence.I.only in outline. sense if at all. will usually be treasured either not the evidence up. seeker after truth. THE INTBI. the green tree Experience If the the ear of done will not predispose earthly of sense to " any experiments raps " with the dry.IGKNT OPERATOR WITH. as which law more astronomer. is. towards the attittide is it. that things can the and if the the noises distinguish shall locked earthly things be And are derided. itself for instance. to one who has in him yearning after truth. a affection has a survived from the the other great side change. fixed. to give. which acts not dealing. imperative Both and on him that has. and under that strong of duty. HAS TO BE RECKONED There is another into this the in or we reason that imports much We tainty uncerare special investigation. the truth only partiallymade public.with that to is according and which less have our clearly known a to us. makes divinely implanted and it which spirit-nurtured. to reaches hand help In and was struggling case. produced. ing respectwe can ex"( which body of of fact from proceed on way further observation and . what him made with public property. so who are tell of the up in the heavenly inner things and a ? they recesses.

little inclined their as scatter to pearls have If books are open are us. practically of others which are observations are accessible under arrived such at to a are the public of apparently that the to conducted the results tend variety conditions on "conflicting surface.if anything or to prevent observation. vague. finally. of these . the astronomer in observing to planet Mars. and edification. we lost the key.and of wisdom. when the It is far with otherwise investigator comes more to deal science spiritual in its esoteric aspects. were for the their initiated. uncer- There. past that can There For the sages the guide him. in- tell you exactly occurred. he to he where with turn to his the telescope : changes. time to has a mass : regard planet ready and come: his hand he predict its position. happened of of in why his failure of has ages He to is the knowledge his own past. all is is little in of old to wrote shifting. at the outset. rude severance continuity any of connection. and that body science observations without any attach breach themselves of orderly or ' sequence. certainty for errors variations and that may with he can much correct any in his observations conditions his he and the : be caused by atmospheric occurs and. Intelligent is concerned knows of fact can 9 periment. can to render what the has planet heir visible.The Attitude If the of the Operator. and tain. and rather to derment bewilditions con- than are so : The exercise is atmospheric so variable powerful on one an infiuetice of others the investigator form dependent and each the aid who his circle . and guides they The worthless.

liable to his early pursuit of knowledge every fluctuating degree deterrent error. supply precarious. second-hand. will always find himself at last at the compelled end of the to reckon with has the Invisible not to line. which obtains will not If he among swerve us has. he a new be fronted con- by such a problem. he will find he must If he the have secured guide. then investigation beset for his evidence is alike with on and difficulty. and probably opens out. unknown of that to the investigator. known has him but are partially propertiesof which with an Intelligent Being. He will be and. his own imports : " conditions other on of error none into the tion investigatabulated these and causes. He do with a fixed and changeless subject of investigation. And of these though increasing experience influences able occur : eliminates finds many though ^he how and he self himmuch increasingly occurs or to : say why may does not though even be alone able are to to"2""aw"f results still he where inferior agencies Operator concerned. sources as depend whence the. will not who acts on principles of integrity. and projects all moreover. unless unexpected avenue . operation co- have of fortunate and enough worthy sufficiently powerful spirit.an the constitution to inert substance and . plans. if he be purpose set worthy Guide. of them of and marked render for him the chart of previous experience. his way from a looking which far different and the who.lo Spirit-Identity. who at things. will do so. the from been a before to secure him. the tempted abandon some pursuit. to unsatisfactory. is . who his ideas.

. If the adopted defilement that of be much modern " disfigurement and advisedly" as Spiritualism. is content to accept and presented it is with full in liberty examine try from or it when placed evidence. integrity. I use vestigat in- impelled course : the term to the other if he of satisfy himself to the and moral be consciousness to the what intelligenceat work. of his may be well to fact the is being he able that can command subjugate teach so intelligence proof an should learn has has guide nothing him that from complaisant spirit that whom he instructor. whether his own conditions. will allow will to evidence produced he will of the to controlling spirit: to whether and remain.The But A ttitude him of the Intelligent Operator. lord so It is to the latter I trace our course having of the been frequently. to 1 1 assuming be in relation and power to with has a spirit of whose wisdom. then has consider that with be to intelligence he can his plans he methods. but the course refraining is more dictation and ence. refuse stand. undersome and place that and and himself will bow the very relation to with He lower who intelligence assured his will. interfer- less clear. He which forced be only decide at the sent con- slightly whether will interfere. and it. as he satisfied himself. all what intents is purposes. or the passive recipient of he will dictate to vouchsafed. He driven attracted away one the over could can elevate. prescribe what^he what in he does not wishes be so done. to it is his sacred th" have and duty do before that this are trusting at his keeping he will mighty to interests stake.

most " many that of new the fruitful of all must we combination elements it not be avoided. their desires each existence to to so. to whom conviction. to the investigation. who than he occasion to knows about recall conditions many an the certain much most earnest to requests for permission I would and whom have have facts to friends. obeying does. when show the able reason- Intelligent Operator. sacrificed would with and bring a it have been in valued privilegeto been No associated myself again. though each reluctantly. should perpetually to reduced the necessity of going back like progress would anything be principles. that he has even no power to to mand com- phenomena.12 Spirit-Identity. inter- circles As by such so stringent causes " methods of the error it is. and we first . or possibly on demonstrate he set to others The the to occasions when most do variable circle will conditions be found up by an change and in be absolute friends has to . vene. indeed. impossible. to secure as reasonable grow less No it will our doubt be we by repeated to failure round less and fence of prohibition. He will find.were doubt refused most again of and quiesce. barrier on frequent head he between and admission soon of learn other that he this will take his choice following his own inclinations dictates far I more can without of the success. such it a request were kind so would to be more readily granted under a possible certainty arrange conditions as which investigationsare of wiser necessary conducted success. ac- I have forced. be Were to so.

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birthhe and the he vindicate And wills it that he or will learned arbiter of that. and or to be possession. be the true morally. and better his and for the in the highest religious sense. More frequently they intuitivelyperceived. what citizen He obligations a a and in so will be a better truer man all his social of his relations. his right. find (if at all)in the language symbolism and allegory. will be If he be in any very sense a elevated. he in is the the destiny. will increasingly rise above and and life. truths of of that the subtler spirit " or rather lend even higher to conceptions no spiritual truth . enough. not conceptions of life. whether his of own not. that his early notions are of literal demonstration He and will the scientific analysis see becoming impossible. but imperishable and cultivated and he will ennobled man.to be utilised and wasted destroyed. as a matter as an of threescore years and eternal ten on this earth. clearly training. world the nesses mean- lives he piercing sight that the of and spirit. disfigure our conceptions will find he modern that the anthropomorphic He form modern Far more as goes on. than this. will have will be clearer more conception ready have to privileges. and elude absolutely and the And crude methods of human far if he in a adumbration penetrates expression.14 his Spirtt-Identiiy. he will his present find himself region for which embodied . " selves themelude sion expresof are tirely en- such of methods human and that they and the hard or limits language. our pettinesses theology. He will see more are.

spheres of life The the will of the best cases Intelligent Operator to causes in is added so as before the enumerated^ dissemination to render free of truth difficult. consciousness. as in a risen in that life. said : I have nothing the have of the of the sentimental that a side number of the of argument of who impatience by vestigat in- patient waiting that such and obtained ably reason- their results. person or being by interviewed some by earnest to some pragmatic evidence the or even very but incompetent investigator. causes combine seem make a full able publication to which those best judge to prove spirit-identity. but representative companies interblended. well-nigh impossible. the and very 15 viduality indi- unfits is him a region and in the one which merged. It universal easy to say philanthropy. to to These of cases.The state Sentiment : of the Question. except principles of little. of Nor feel at novo being by the again have who again of to begin the de introduction fresh on elements into their I touched have stronger with impatience their those course inter- departed friends. locked highest whose subtlest emanate truths from are are not within breast.and which being forced very produce for pro wrings of a man their for on tremely ex- inmost souls satisfaction con whose abstract convictions they care. that "to is whom . " impatience compelled repeated circle. and sacred who at live.

which is best and safest within must to precisely those in proportion and fast class it is least reducible evidence and work the who hard to limits. it is given. evidence more that the frequently appeals and as to heart than to head. Nor have I touched upon the extreme. has and the are and harrowing to unpromising are been by the pioneers do in tend it.there make public evidence THE GATES BEING hard had. unfortunately progressive. and. or the even into such exact statements hostile critic claims. Such appeal a another of of inquirers. them shall much as a be required. reason small to complain of this It is option to seek intercourse with the world of . MOTLEY CROWD The to are us world is very from much which like our disembodied own. passing from inherent that subject itself. who least of are progression . the to hard enough persistentenough difficulties other to be causes But. spiritreturns denizens and of it The of varying degrees for us. hover gates have are around set confines.least material rush and in when developed. and ajar." not this is very much. done when rough of preparation.and the earthly. given. rule. into the the almost of putting insuperable difficulty cold syllogisms of as a logic.i6 much But is of Spirit-Identity.the ploughing soil. AJAR RUSHES A IN. the We our own spiritual. least most those. the perhaps of later age enquiry. much.

to and have ^ow^ of they chain no tied the and earth earth " by any the bonds heaven that has down spirit: who that they for whom find meaning. summated. the conditions are. when the we for their measure production of their nurture. reap have sown that is an eternal law. to life drive. for whom the victims of of we our decent life impossible: whom that our and debaucheries. Our both criminals. only care these we have come too. up who with course and we are certainly doing and to keep that Of the supply of unprogressed undeveloped spirits our are perpetually passing we from state to which we voluntarily open what we communication. the would their on highest gratification they should have quitted for ever : " those. like sin and poor : " sheep they inevitable lisation civiof the shame these scapegoats of we of advanced (the Roman life it a civilisation for whom the later days Empire). for in life and some " of whom for we we are responsible the best death. call. best 17 our spirit . provide and possible conditions and. answering. the back to first too ready to the only place they They who for. from have The make lusts us into of spirit. " distasteful even understood.A Motley Crowd. in . con- full iniquity is criminals considerately facilitate their departure the world us. " our we always with dwellers a in our lanes and alleys. thing not even have made spiritual were and intelligible. have lived the have elsewhere life of incarnation hoarded : " out withtreasure are progress : " they who no their who here. .

and inclined action. but do not by give any fair evidence for. think If they some that he goes to me when the or they lose sight of him. Why element you even import ? argument a of disturbance If there Devil such prove. notion some propound that the soul of is in state. " of its lusts those whom cravings to and the of true necessities level the lif^ of reduced and mere physical the machines. I sometimes man a wonder and a where future those. I have on nothing we no common ground with scheme those of from many which concerned rational who accept and that understand awaits the the the soul progression the who newly released these of are prison-house of are body. we. short. in distressed with are who spirits communicate them.i8 Spirit-Identity.I myster3' anxious an understand if I believed the whole of evil . and as I should. not it. into the be any can perplexity and vexed to bewilderment. and power preys on whereby those worldly wealth who are and and we degrades material have the ministers . meet. wliom methods by our vicious by all the civilisation. will We I miraculously have am recombine.be very to my future. by the Among vagaries who. to refer the whole I would say a new as question do to diabolic you such. who before believe that soul him.awaiting crack of to can reunion with body that the doom say. robbed and precious birthright of :" spiritual progress ajar and has vex these find gates us. means or postulate. fiend knowing not what to pranks such one omnipotent who might elect play with habitually meddles . antechamber the purgatorial expectation.

world ours day by day. the outcome sin. therefore. done man agreeithat to is accountable for the the who in in have render account deeds same body. We are face to face law. know they will they do. the product of our sation. and iniquity. us ay. endowed to once perpetuated only life and but energy. sufficient make we probable certain the harass that. account perpetually going for all We We will the are we are see world ? of spirit to and deplore that he man agreed survives an physical death. as as I do. " once a more man with sows. what " does Holy Writ he say He that is unjust unjust on still . and that and set filthyis filthy still. spiritual human as believe. be spiritthat of in the flesh. or ? he ? is and what where is the bility possi? is the loose too judgment was Well. He he was must. fiends a appropriate fully successcause Prince embodied on that very developed t rouble. If I did fiend of the not 19 domain. being. as we state. this earth. of what pleases the to call religion. present of But is there not enough of it into embodied folly. of many I should find him. that this very of Milton the is the creation earlier as we much of and Dante conceptions the have Pentateuch. have elements is inevitable. our even our own vice.roguery. communication return to vex with and disembodied us. the so working will he of also inevitable As ." conclusion from with it not establish this of Carry We the argument. civilithe sequence con- society.No with his Devil.

as from seen other with it. for in small remuneration.who a only pretend advertise possession. could This of itself Far seem is. Most of the facilities for investigation at which are an ordinary as investigator to finds his for disposal the very such seem be constructed one purpose of bewildering who some. to transitory a state of affairs. an I have responsibilityand honest as desire to bring to the investigator such is effected. NBGtBCT OF CONDITIONS IN INVESTIGATING. that. This it is sowing reap a the wind with in due much course.20 Spirit-Identity. to a densely ignorant of some conditions be few observed animated to see by what as curiosity. with a they will place the of public be to am relation the world spirit." energy. daily the grave our whirlwind cause of itself is of complication . and fear. even utter word that disparage conscious be the that . We and are we reap. is this A number of persons any mere can assemble. be had by a dumb source desire open through the only to them . I should it from me hope. and aggravated by own folly and neglect of reasonable precautions in investigation. a sense it. possesses I this mysterious to psychic its power . work done by held public in the as mediums.much : good But often what most happens of them . too evidence is possible. estimation from frauds When of the have it is I it is not that it that it should and upon as perhaps by any some much obloquy brought discredited whose cause. discharged.

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a often upon who once cheap one I^et it for to painted by is not the who desires only point its moral.23 SpiritIdentity. they welcome embrace the of " anything with dear hilarious as merriment. that and has I am shame much the that blame must I advocate the bear trators perpetheir inclined to of the though iniquity." not of stimulant be reasonable with the do for "an And their desire then "dead" ! Or. as they righteous burden. . that make And even I am the folly and stupidity such scandals circles find possible. where the better conditions may cautions pre- in we be expected. prepare have to invisible operators Yet few consider in any they for and a are bound to themselves the a part free they play. indis- We know manner. I brought not so have in on my mind cause many a scandal . melancholy would be cast picture. are provided work. drawn us. That way to investigateSpiritualism. in unknown some ous mysterito by the means chemistry by which the that way us. worse communion because they grumble of so they as get high and quality they would still. and shameful. of our bodies. were spirits by those " if they A the very Angels too sneer I/ight. In so saying. tliat the result in conditions much that set and us up and perpetuated by even is discreditable. are A copious considered hour's dinner to supply paration predead. that gravest has shown neglect to of experience that out some be pensable.

there and that is should name folly current and in its to Is any evidence such precise ? clear be expected to under conditions any Is any can intercourse elevate and be looked for with any spirit that evolved in ennoble exact man? ? benefit his proof in orderly save and method thing. the for the general spread in knowledge at once subject. man's that and questionable follies survive of those of proving and on that vices no death. and intercourse in opening us better world I any to vex for between and the of spirit.Exoteric is the our own Spiritualism. all let not have result the That . that there ? is monopoly from with side qualities which this earth Let defile us our purge away our these of blots communion the world spiritbefore . will ever result to wiping away and out this bar avenues investigation. it does necessity. having regard on those and dwellers and to the on our threshold side who of deal who are plague to us. whether it is for reasonable the spirits. I hope that are now on to show and I and trust that efforts of being made. any- short. results " blame that These. undesirable. by once. the alas ! the as only results by of that common the general public knows consent are Spiritualism. those as best known the public exponents be ? a mental experiof sense non- Spiritualism. between the means If two the opening results the of cation communi- worlds us so necessarily in gates closed at this. then. surprise that. to 23 for results nor Intelligent Operator folly produces. to put it. cause the candid reader.

the view not ficiently sufwas modern what vexed the self-complacency past had and done it turning throw time its back on to was light to these out problems. Here words I hope of me a I may be pardoned make to if I append are a few manded de- almost from personal explanation. which if I would as clear me. at It is not to deny that there other on are work in Spiritualismagencies of our than the I see the departed spirits of these to do so kind. of permitted opportune. our on too cramped.24 we spiritIdentity. If I insist action need : human in order I have it is because spirits. that what at a time ray I considered to I did lay in power these the then investigators to that both of points. of attention almost human I may when spirit. the position on I occupy every one : " duty. our lines of investigation were wide . be it to perhaps draw say. world of point that spiritis capa- . to preserve any I think the of balance of truth the or not because of intention ignoring of action of below spirits the the doubted unbodied em- the plane of humanity. it seems incumbent who for presumes me to address the public. charge with its manifestations the on a Devil. minimising power trans-corporeal action. and or associate them vagaries of soulless irresponsible elementaries. entirely unthought seemed to me our by It English Spiritualists. AGBNCIBS OTHER THAN THOSE OF THE DEPARTED.

the informed.Other Agencies there than the Departed. and set forth by students of the occult literature H. Just heart to some the Specialist who of illness refers fault all symptoms in that in his patients organ. an most active in a in informing others.has oblivion side of needed other have help lost to secure neglect. for the It to of the some departed time over for plain has is this me For past there a seemed to be creeping most prominent best section of and the Spiritualists. small brought that I a portion return : have collected reason. in it for the family of of sub-human action to and spirits. part they siastically enthu- alleged the play in ably Spiritualism. East. question. or I may to view. the to as able. popularised in America in her by Madame Unveil^d. about but so element I should the action for of departed human a apologise a introducing as word unimportant have no matter to my own opinions. any to I desire which in my be not credited taken I with change seem of be thought one-sided has place. hope I disavow to any that suppositionwithout of a laying of the myself open have evidence charge forward egotism. while . a Blavatsky then great work in Isis since writers any advocated England it from of that by little band not or hardly less able and energetic. I should deals his with call the inclination what doctor Specialism. something the more 25 cious. and than The are that whole is room man. and of of P. balance to I even not sight the when I have endeavoured attention to redress to the by drawing an prominent more what " I hold be infinitely important spirits.

that . I with am little for the aware action that I know on is spirit that conterminous on an humanity. outside be by the world.' me That. that the know power of the will is great has of the trained and developed will. it is in Unveiled. sub-human comparatively spirits. day and at night least set thick and in as experience of most found long arrive diversified that of those abundant who at other conclusions. us. My to set own view forth. was different. and practically ignored. the to most potent lowest to factor.as. of whom most whom would called call themselves. plane to and that spiritexists we inferior it which live. be instance.26 Spirit-Identity. . though admitted as a theoretically and and latent of would hypothetically element. seemed to be relegated Isis the place. Specialistsseemed has occurred any inclined our everything the domain to in cause experience except what of of the spiritto chief of I hold human to be all " the action departed for spirits. who deals with comes neighbour the root the lungs refer of finds in so them these that of all evil that under to his ken. by an sible pos- influential and active and all " body. and In a I thought it well " it prolonged by events experience time so the length as one of which the is not measured which that properly crowded were as by rapidity the them with so an have upon with as other. Spiritualists. But I believe impinges very rarely and little of its I " slightlyon and personally human human I know operation. action I have evidence for the of human of any not and spirits.

too.the human will we " trans-corporeal spirit. had in my reason with own this person to trans-corporeal and the with others. it is that extremely rarely dangerous be very no experiment by one. have this enters indistinguishable factor phenomena. regained by long practice its I believe the the birthright of known in the potency of to be of unknown is little factor believe magnitude. . are has but as Spiritualists. as is very successfully practised.The Liberated Spiritof the Psychic. I it to slightestvalue. a tion producbe of the phenomena. that the liberated with which spiritof had the a some Psychic body. least.inasmuch natural giftsmust of will I supplemented belief the as a power any as an of concentration Western rarely attained that by people. know. and worthy solved of some. of afford one-sided no causes will Spiritualism. shall study of view phenomena embrace of the may called the field can spiritual. among But exercise Will as Western of very I nations. have our grave state form opinion that. I have derable consiaction I in acquaintance of both spirit. I " profess action of once more my belief that these subjects the our the of inferior incarnated the human Not spirits. lost 27 power. an present of ignorance. of penetrate the far No in until have at we mysteries our that beset the them. it are into cases production are of these to Such marked few and attributable well readily distinguishable.and to student which subject be so overlook in- . these and. slenderly acquainted. action the potency of are deepest study. powers too.

on feel I convinced. their of the results be produced by time development. I.28 fluential as spirit Identity. no as lies the that key can many a and self- regard But be spent such analysis in to misplaced. question. be I should . rewgious aspects reason of the me.igbnt Operator.i. neglect has the to immediately most before what in the been infinitely the prominent I have factor r spiritualphenomena of the that the observed" action For spiritsof departed. should in my own know more powers that I inherent may and spirit. in the production like to of abnormal phenomena of the these. the a it is to of the last degree important be no phenomena basis Spiritualism should and an placed pains who to are of scientific to demonstration. on so too great end spend desirable object. to Therein. these. among other additions the I wrote and the now publish. mystery. any To this it is especially desirable power and should be that possess devote it psychic encouraged of will to the designedly by exercise elaboration . paper bears title of The Intei. which with and appendices. at least. I doing be what what I am ready and blind to blame were others should note one-sided lies I me. reasons. It has for a One me other some influenced us seemed time to that of with lost have been and long of past so occupied we the husk shell Spiritualism that on that Now have sight of the inner truth.

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and who new progressive thinkers. those I see in this organised the in inward other old influence of spirit on world's their the of who I can have trace as preparation epochs of the lost when brunt its its have precisely what history. in some some yet made we brought or into relation with this plan. in always truth. and religious thought used soon of the are age. handed who them. . way of the have other subject not an escape " that are persons. when now. truths energy. others beauty elsewhere truth they own desire I have personal experience new means.that as we escape " surroundings however. And. men and necessity pioneers. govern these a manifestations " of which " all that on get is but the fragmentary employed in other view to act us. they require re-stating. when. of this . is are an is. and been the is.often who in advance courier after age. In to this I presume those that have the methods been as analogous from the transition epochs. lastly. very Another external some is. to to assimilate should what it.that there impulse them no and yearning relation receive that my in persons of brought enables has recorded into with and which spirit. or A third certain the world phase who of it.that all some epochs They there have of have have been their have introduced one by into such dovetailed of the other. have it on caught to those up the come and -fire. been bear are the obloquy into introducing soil that receiving for seeds mental has prepared germination.30 of who spirits we can on Spirit-Identity.

Tendency of History.
He is but
a

31

blind

student

of who

the

history of the
not
see

development

of

religious truth
such

does

this.

All truths,i.e., all human pass

conceptions of
as

essential the

truth,
human

through phases

those

which

body, for instance, undergoes. death, recombination,
the
are

Growth,

vigour, decay,
;
"

and

reconstruction And

these

are

stages of progressive change.
similar
cases.

the of

processes
truth

in respect of the

development
the

in

all

The and in

truth
course

that

has

sufficed has which its
a

wants

of

one

age,

of time

received have

glosses,explanations,
obscured
ginal its oriuse,

and

comments,

simplicity,impaired
and encumbered truth
meet

to daily adaptability

it with fails any of
a

mass

of
to

terated fallacy,this adulwants
or

longer
has

suffice the
age.

the

cravings
Man have which dealt

succeeding
forth
are

The
Pioneers

times of
a

have
new

changed. epoch
with
has

progressed.
charged.
old
as

shadowed

their

ideas, the
Destructive albeit

message

they
with in

criticism
unable
to

the
so

truths, and, they
are

touch

them

far

tary fragmenplenty
of

statements

of eternal in man's

truth, has
and

found

weak

places
so

glosses

additions. new."
;

And
Fashion and

"the

old order

changeth, giving place to
of of

reigns

in the realm
a new

thought
the old
been

as

elsewhere

by degrees
a new

view

truth

is presented,

combination in
a more

has

effected, and

truth

is

presented
in
crave

acceptable guise, and
to

perhaps
natures

fairer

proportions

those

whose

inner

enlightenment. acting throughout
the

This

process,

mighty

chain

32 of sequence Whose various these who
state
on

Spirit-Identity.
from
eye

the is
over

Supreme
all His

Inspirer
works,
whom

and

nator, OrigiHis reaches of
us

through
He those

intermediary agencies, by
lower earth

worlds, and
are

again through
to

prepared
to

receive, assimilate, and
humblest
"

the and

truth, down
receives

the

recipient who
process in the
we

asks

spiritualfood
that in the of the midst
some

this

is

one

speciallyexemplified in
history, such
It is
as

all great crises

world's

of which such

live.
as

only in the
the The
It
was

light

explanation
progress
can

this that

history of
story has
so

world's the

be

grasped.
epochs.
an

been the

same

at to

all great shed
on

when

Christ
the of

came

age

of

midnight
we

darkness
any

strongest
Those and
out

gleam

of

light that
have
new

have
most

record
to

who welcome
as

should the

been

ready
office

receive

truth, whose

pointed them
by
virtue of

its natural

recipients, and
bound
to be its

who,

that forward

office, were
in

foster-fathers,were
Herald.

stifling
who
ever-

its voice

and

crucifyingits
should

Never, perhaps, has it been by their

otherwise.

Those in the

position
of

be

prominent
welcome

pressing work
human

reform, in whatever
last
to

department
what, almost
comes

of of
to

life, are

the

necessity, rises
them of the with
no

outside

of of

their

order, and
It

sanction

orthodoxy.
the voice it is them

is outside
the in

priestly caste,
succession,

beyond
the And within

pale

of

scribed prethe

that

crying
the

wilderness feel the

is first heard.

they only who desire, "the
As
the

need, who

have

prepared heart,"

that catch

its first accents.

Signs of
new

the

Times.
it is assimilated and fitted
to

33
tq

truth dominant
as

is

popularised, when
tone

the

of

thought,
by what

man's

needs,
and bear
It
we
are

it

never

is at first, then

the message is much

spreads,
harder
to

obloquy
"

is succeeded

^prosperity.
does
not

require

much

discernment

to

see

that

in the is

An

age

inception of one of these drawing to its close, and
which
new

great epochs.
a new

epoch
to

is

beginning, in
and ashes
many
an

views

of truth

will Peace well the

prevail,
their
a

old fallacy will have who
as we

expire.
that
we see

!

We

so

many

can

spare

few.
the The in
a

Those conflict

succeed who
are

us

will the

phases

of

in

thick
new

of it cannot. truth is born

fight will anguish
and

be

prolonged,
and the
a

for all

distress, and

is ushered of

into life amid forces. itself

scene

of it is

contest
over,

battling
will

opposing
to

When

world

awake

find

the possessor One
new

of

new

heritage.
of this
that

of the

earlier methods

presentation

of

truth, I believe, we
known
some as

find, in

tangled, bizarre
so

movement

Modern
so

Spiritualism ; ennobling
by
with
means

sive repulothers
;

in
so

of its aspects,

in

glorious in design, so perversity ;
to
so

marred

man's

ignorance

and

pregnant
use

blessing if man
him
; so
sure

will but

the

of possibilities presented to

fail, as

many

another hardens
; or,
as

plan

for his

benefit

has

failed before, if he

his heart, and
seems

isets his face against the boon

only

too

probable,scofis at and tramples it These feelings have influenced
I
can

underfoot.
me

in

doing
and
c

what
more

to

draw

attention

to

the

higher

breath that in life . to directions more brave. on acting of who as a very wholesome the whole even contemporary are thought. The spiritare arctic or loosening climes social those not many the icy barriers whether that in it hem in of thought. making regions. there work the mighty man influence.^the of the sun right of the to think for themselves. unconscious influencing its power. noblest which by teaching dare exercise right birth- that of their none hereditar5' privileges." that herald come. and forerunner What do or brighter light its modifications venture to external may take I not predict. leaven and of fails in its mission. is at Sufficient in our that.34 Spirit Identity. claims. though It is . I feel to What the I jected pro- hint the of be outcome of pass or subject. of what strictly religious aspects have said is but a Spiritualism. It will probably through many phases before it finally succeeds But. possible to hyperborean always a and hope it is it it may on " be night soul there. to religion. possible. it is they cannot its silent liberalising opinion making men unlikely self-reliant. . and politics. which it is if part of the wise to recognise and. them to manly. for midst a good for evil. if it have free course. and those who most would most scornfully resist in many more reject its overt influence. that sell and not may fall into beams sin". it is mass meantime. And that shedding the very receptive from on light the is to form is to dayspring of the high. to control.

" .THE " INTELLIGENT OPERATOR AT THE OTHER END OF THE LINE.

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" And I further. live. on do are own account. . of or words. I. having more or regard imminent. for himself. or an If it be to a question non-ego. proposition exists a agreed called " viz. and allotted age man.or me others. which.N. called of (^pace Captain Burton) inasmuch far as conveniently the Zoo-electricity.: there force conveniently not as Psychic. then soul I have not For some a a soul. the from concourse of " 2 Captain Burton before the B.A. live a but. which my differentiates individuality. called soul. but years. subject. and my e^o.N. without to live I have what is popularly however. so show they prove anything respecting worst its nature." I should a preferto being the conscious soulless of such to possession.as opposed the ditions con- object.A.he is will poses pro- continue to the of end. be called a soul.S. spirits do managed popularly without to not to nor go so far as to " assert that exist". proper. want I ignore the existence a of soul I within and an ing feelspirit. existence.' men experiments the of science.38 The Operator Intelligent even at people's souls. no of a self within self.S. the he now vigorous do energetic that most individual that my is. that is about electricity 1 " Personally. which we argument." beforethe B. trust. years or.^ I whatever not to be a to their shall stay our to debate existence I question as a which of is futtdamental very body Spiritualists. as as " assert spirits of us exist. I. another That and shall on re-state. without are Furthermore. and it would to find one violently thrust into the recusant Captain Burton body. less Then I I doubt same not he find and his soul. as "having what for some without is say. that to our pretty we comfortable may soul's condition. presume. managed be hard called a soul .^ Well.

and of the even inquire into the origin character fiend.instead being Intelligent Operator electric to merely enables the correlative of force.IGENCE. by some Intelligence of which at "which. present the time. is the. other End term to of in the Line.action a this described in word already appropriated that quite dence evi- yet that once more.^ another And sense.S. force conveniently Magnetism. specu- which have commended themselves various I that should need to give that reasons for putting aside strange theory of the to force the the itself is responsible for all. Of what nature is the to Intelligence ? I This to is the precise question materials a which A shall full of answer try suggest volve in- for an answer. of the experiment NATURE OF under THE THE INTEI. Arch- Elementals and to and elementaries to would claim the a hearing.I.the. extent I should need are investigate some exact which they 1 responsible for Burton before of the vagaries Captain the B. is that of any person notice. 39 Still less as apply to the force of question. .A. in shall many demonstrable not I quote. mes- the telegraphic to clerk transmit I should to have discuss the and devil theory. would complete statement the various to theories lators.N. which his sage. I is assume we have this force governed cases.

acting himself. family. moments communicate he is knowledge' scious uncon- which in of normal profoundly possessing. with existence are " unbroken continuity with us.40 which us The the Intelligent Operator does at IntelligentOperator be forced which to undoubtedly plex per- with. it claims be human. . they have emerged prison- of the body. of individual who which from communicate the minority. cannot mere All this I manifestly force as do now.whence same still the same interests. I shall that for treat psychic shall the devil instrument all it is. of has that great human into the men. pin myself issue that this occasion the nar-^ immediately lies before WHAT IS THE INTELLIGENCE? at It is obvious as to note to starting that. to a member. Intelligent Operator is. whereof of the the majority they " passed same spirit. passing have through done house the once phase of incarnation they the with. go lies into nearer I should that bewildering and field of how investigation far the home. action I shall leave untouched and spirits. with the so few exceptions to only The illustrate rule. and the affections. the time I ignore the and his works the being. own according world with an his story. question this of the of sub-human are of the action on of those I spiritsthat shall rower still embodied down on earth. inquire consciously un- liberated to of spirit can the Psychic. and to me.

must. how- from This single instances. as the is too frequently for that they bastic bom- made sponsors pretentious twaddle nonsense. that the the Intelligent he Operator to person pretends it to the be. measure the ignorance can the the ? knowledge That. world holds in the their of scientific that the to esteem. assumptions to spirit of suspicion and which is apt generalise imposture. who return only demonstrate that ignorance they strong once of the first principles of and science on illuminated adorned earth. ground statement declining Several doubt accept' this. The free men use made is one of names great and honoured amongst when are we of the most suspicious . presumptive is not. . is to allege universal extreme. general cumstances cases. find. is not . ever. at be conveyed always the through any rate. platitude. true? to suspicious cir-j upon combine throw particular ASSUMPTION OP GRBAT NAMES.the What other End is there as of for the Line. or "when the claims egregious put forward Such still down more on so break baseless the simplest breed a examination. to 41.. To what of and of him are we to attribute this on ? the Is absence scientific to knowledge fact that his that part of the is Psychic. in evidence all cases. especially the case. rush any to another It this strike of illiterate rational observer and that prevalence highest present which is Shaksperes names twaddling Swedenborgs.

I.' get up of them as some their can facts and give : travesty not they show any remember reason. messages.42 cas^. general is " haziness 1 the there in the not See a narrative by Mr. great and and pass themselves but sorry off for stuff to something all ? access good. the or or without will to of credulity on so which accept sible plauthe fact as story. spirits. sources know. and some perplex ideas whatever baseless ridicule that cause have it may of be occurred to many of To attributed. their power to psychologise and vestigat in- mix up him fancy. Barkas logical Psycho- Review. spiritwho cause relations error worid.' the Is The it at Operaior Intelligirtt the seeks to mysterious conditions to resume that with matter are beset our. in the there of communications of as spirit is it that those to in the' to who delight strut borrowed plumes. names the goes manifestly far to cast assumption and in certain great the suspicion on cases. being as we after Can to being. 1878. frauds." 2 October. claims' of the Intelligent Operator ABSENCE OF PRECISION IN STATEMENT. Another that is cause of found doubt in is the extreme any difficulty precisely to usually getting are facts given. on reckoning. See Appendix . able obtain of human such information. especially the facts the that certainly external There where is a knowledge about remarkable of sitters. ? must to bewilder These are us. and his world in unintentional ? with Or us.

converse used with for a long facts time refuse I hold not or spirit from that whom I could first that obtain carried had some on plain their could of verify. but I found I great trouble getting wanted. surface evidence probability. I messages I came perplexed and the doubt myself by reading hazy of all in the works to journals in to Spiritualism. able to all. by to determined to exercise with by refusing declined of my have anything and. They this any true.the other End of the Line. I found able I do not to them accurate in were all at cases when rate verify them. made 43 . to This to my any plan. persistently stuck of will. I get proof. know up that retailed I have believe. however. of and the establishing to favourable what I presumption. that all such might have be got to Against were so say to facts in question were us. as pretend that fact proves anything who to the pretensions beyond reason of the particular spirit a gives them. positive extremely error in the to statements and it is diificult get anything unless like be definite insisted was and on precise facts plainly put. we myself: curious and. if they have a very no point before They bore. as a this preliminary I to a further colloquy. . operation co- by good of fortune a being whose the power spiritin alone integrity which did in I had the perfect confidence can repeated the trial and end long experience my give. from facts this I spiritaction. my point until. assuredly unknown got up. Having got I my was facts. above enlist and do spiritsthat the method.until communicating what I identity of spirits. to me.

nay. of its circle. fitted to of judge that value. after it is so powerful There has return no factor cases are argument. an hardly ever give it. confidence. I impart tried outcome But can no others an the reliance I the integrityof up for intimate in my old and the friend of a which year very have year built of myself by association. " private in which before circles the world notion those many evidence is of the of have gone presented day by day. from the nature constitution. to would permitted by more on the This convey born than I of can experience. and course full confidence such been as systematic of imposture. CONTRADICTORY MESSAGES. have this ment contemplates. is the and the contradictions the very likely un- messages. controlling agency. Another cause which has strengthened with of the inherent most feeling of of us antecedent improbability mass which in start. general them.44 appearance no The of Intelligent Operator I have at that argu-* deceit. with whom air of It seems our unreality that unreal converse frequently pervades that a and was friend that . of those of " And within my it is in numberless outside multitudes how who knowledge. who alone are the minds of best.and then only in inferior degree. It is this reiteration so proof private circle promiscuous can furnishes which carries very conviction. to through those who of its true the The years are of intimate association.

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that gives reality to what are is not done. into . too into sacred publicity. such can a as if they do. find the favour coldly precise record. from reference more past. They even do no not find their way print . remains are for for and doubt.: is is an pure. comes give him conviction or that from to scenes 'many long" the little turn or of expression. air of moral con-' sciousness. an would to with antagonistic critic. Such I repeat. Under such our conditions. the and predisposes of an us to believe that of we victims organised System a cruel' years. prolonged and with that and over period the of many as triflingwith the could even the most sacred subjects heart. have found prove their identity. possibly find nothing hard to tangible our than intuitive we our certainty that this is indeed it as friend. an well as tenderest so feelings of The spirit act. feel it. even should own prove it to it as in own days. thoiigh some. where side as sincerity absolutely' theirs. an surely be of devil transformed such as angel which light. imposture. of straightforwardness.46 there occur The Intelligent Operator cases at repeated reasons in which the there are the what Strongest it no for be " that believing many is spirit there pretends room to very in which cases. and yet maintain must air of sincerity the have very ho sublimity in tone. sheet I fear as that and come it is under circumstances are ^uch' these that proofs "andhdrs"' to . the There spiritualatmosphere.when both " prevailson taken and the care well as on we have to present ourselves for the "hour's pure in heart sound friends and in head" gone we communion" with' before.

too. that is 47 on by in the midst much shifty and -uncertain. derived moreover. the independent is much be weight increased. that so come those who to find them. instrument's record fallibilityis corrected of II. channel.the hold other End of of the Line.UE OF CORROBORATIVE TESTIMONY. . of inanition. they is these little so him proof positive. repeated until again simply dies and in many form. this on far multiplied intercourse the human to produced with the all occasions when when is sought world of spirit. spiritno one but notes in his intimates traits character would look and for points as of personal peculiarity that of evidence the : identity after which he long would so on absence. and are given the proloagei existence series iA an proofs of once the continued to us individuality forms of is a familiar in the body. in addition one to reiterated similar is evidence through varied an channel. which cumulative argument of great cogency in favour There of he identity. doubt privacy again the domestic a circle. as When. obtained of the is slightly through testimony so by varied conditions. evidence. When. "by the unimaginative ' the photographic Appendix . and hard put impossible in the analyse of dissect in public. Under these of tests conditions. Such are notes by would recognise be to his friend unnoticed It by others. to convincing paper. further.^ VAI. to notes.

. perpetually and recurrent on of bring contempt to a great Admitting. ^ Nov. 1878. the could of give their corroborative own testimony lives. fraud truth.48 camera. a case they of employed law would of : getting such in as up is for courts evidence establish produced a by these methods fair minds it not strong presumption were spirit-identity. who their obvious renewed are are that those with enjoy the blessing of friends nor our intercourse persons departed not usually of trained in legal minds. Spiritualist. for the inherent which as bability improis due other to to which I have alluded as (and much theological errors and for the which defile of belief to any cases cause). bered. . on Fitzgerald' in November paper read there before are B. be it the for long period that reason of is time evidence. that these knowing. if they would disinterested from example. imitate 1878.A. Such a a case was by Mrs. considerations. extending too. 18. evidence channels.N. experience is private to Evidence such as frequently adduced given through and lish estabvarious over a spirit-identity . remem- usually fragmentary. a The chain of Intelligent Operator at of evidence the is completed which onlyto the novelty subject permits prepossession recorded the many ignore.S. however. and classes of mind will the full the as a weight of do. give them I certain weight quite dispro22. by various methods. and her who.

Im- PERSONAI. It is now on or four this to years since that my mind was so greatly satisfy course interand of on vexed question abandon the I I determined to at myself. that am is spirit-identity some proven are I state few I shall cases that to own knowledge. and no that to respect the in sacred feelings. such that of the demonstration of what is loosely called mortality. private inquirer respecting so. it firm has mass sufficient me personal identity a of spirits to No build argument. spirits who preferred to . any further of had attempt as with world had not spirit enable I vague evidence to unsatisfying. give pledge names facts the I length I myself I to exact accuracy every any statement make. which the had its due weight in had mind. and will any gladly satisfy case. this part of my not work and I must claim at indulgence in every of if I do case. within which my portionate to about to their real claim. 49 entire fact. EXPERIENCES. I Line. since of my doubt had my had some. with a confidence. right of their invade even privacy a cause of the as dead. In and refer others I have already published. but been of an communications with impersonal character.the other End of the value. if I the can reasonably do of names But I am holden in the from some cation publiby the and addresses of cases are knowledge have memory that friends I must departed their still I surviving.

Most I remembered in them to me. by bit. some daily eftorts to six spent me persistent of the of petuated pertheir ot bring to proof give of existence power their to of human with me spirits. The attain in as Angelic to too high for For wanted I should a I could it. body. detail here.50 rest The their claims of Intelligent Operator at to my attention on the matter on and the tendency their any messages. that pined would my for something me definite. time I failed getting most and have if I had abandoned of mind to done investigators do gust. They had chafed passed at of the recalled of individuality. by steps which came. I. here I do not a little little." the evidence I long . take personal pains before Bit I obtained and that there a what I desired. contrary. disI was the was some quest in despair or too My forced. Some their their manner. always obedience the controlling spirit who 1 arranged Appendix II. to note or not only verify of of statements. and on being it. who so came was I had known during to earth. and moreover. and but also able. not that dealing " of spirits me.and of those life on continuity of their existence. great out authority sphere to might the be. . and and the communicate evidence unbroken unimpaired individuality.' in unknown to and came. however rather than that authority of name. peculiarities that were characteristics while in the mind. state positive. to ceive re- evidence and months home as my were mind opened in it. the little traits of diction. some I was was evidence with the satisfy kind.

witnesses every able conceiv- and to pertinacity Many of I asked left nothing were untried elicit facts. it easy it can At to that time. count had back old long dead. without themselves. dazed of and time. kept . for I . we told so as could verify their nature were story. I refer for but failed.the other End of the Line. truth of those who impressed work the deep significance all. to shake story. in that my I mined cross-exa- these way. Some would came at the time of death. am queries able unreason- unanswered. on cramped again But straitened. to these gave unlikely and my friends little trouble verify their statements. it its seem. and to awkward fashion and old revisit. the spirit finds facts that Some came manifest are presence.the a" earth. it were. conditions. by the most afraid I many their questions mistakes. was their Of and way the came task from assigned them most no done. Many of statements a they had in the And about lonely far were exception.when some me to give the their evidence. a vastly none greater number accurate and suggested any attempt invisible with a deception. and the give been in scenes a readily capable as men of verification. and however them an were they air of selves themof the communicated. . . with hand. from their not capable minutely at proof. by taking the wherever they one came from. sources. them or cunning evidence suggestiofalsi to lead into of this to my records. and 51 go everything. sincerity and and all bore as with earnestness.

birth the of his house. had a Wight.52 The all this Operator at Intelligent scrupulous regularityday to during period with in detail even by day. some a paper by or automatic clairaudience. was writing In through cases roborative cor- clairvoyance. record is checked to to at thus filled and by independent observation. of one or of us had his name ever heard name.all bearing The question given the of in the identity of spirit. with any Three of us entirely unconnected of them none . of evidence raps various many principally through raps table. minute and recording temperature and atmospheric records these conditions. were of his and day One of his was death. at continuous testimony daily sittings. tact con- these hands produced person entirely without present. trance. connected given with Dr. during Isle of which the of the was on staying Speer. those were were twelve made days eleven out different and cases of by facts dates. our we Shanklin. I find ii. the his any particular. another checked by Any independent circle in which gaps in my my kept by facts were member of the communicated. drawn from all these During identity of them and name. and Yet very full place dates with of residence. frequently are was. few evidence sources. . a be state caused of my conscious unown by being. as own as narrative. chain on guest of Dr. that from New time I Eve January 1874. on of the were of any direct Some facts given by . such I would in up. perfectaccuracy. some writing previously-marked . ways. these Referring Year's was records.

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54
prove

The

Intelligent Operator at
this

identity in
statements,
assent

particularcase.
and

Like

most' Some sessed pos-

general

it is incorrect
to

inexact.

spirits will
of moral And
a

leading questions, and,
a

apparently
the consciousness deal

with

desire

to

please,
say, say

or

scious uncon-

import
in of harm

of what

they

or

without

themselves, will

anything.
the

is done

by quoting
invalidate
once

foolish

utterances
to

of such

spirits, given, usually,
which
say, I

in

response

leading
to
a

questions,
may

the

replies
we

made made and

them. of

for

all, that
at

point
very

not

putting leading questions
cases

all,
out
in

that

many

of

identity were
our

made

by
any

the
way.

invisible

witness

without

intervention

This
I

at spirit,

any

rate, refused
rose

to

assent

to

what
vinced con-

suggested.
that I

I

certainly
had the been

from
to

the
a

table person

talking

that

desired careful

to to

tell be

truth, and
in
statement.

that
I

was

extremely
all the

exact

verified

facts, and

found this

them
same

exactly given.

During
Mrs.

period
gave

came

three

relatives

of

Speer's, and
of them had

full evidence

of their in and

identity.
way

One
at
a

before manifested
his face

another
a

public circle,showing
hand,
which
was

peculiarly
of him in himself

delicate earth-life.
at

characteristic

Another

had

attempted
had failed
to

to

show

the

same

tinje, but
that

obtain animates
seems
on

tion. recognimany
to

With

strong

desire

which that

spiritsto get recognition, a desire
with each

grow

failure, and
he

to
me;

spur to,

them
a

to

renewed,
at

attempts,

followed

circle

held

the:

the other
house
20,
none

E.nd

of the Line. Gregory
presence among notice
on

55
December

of

Mrs. and

Makdougall
manifested
own

1872,
of
one

his

there, though
the

his knew

friends
or

were

guests.
brief

No

him,
that
away

took
was
a

any

of his

announcement,
who had
at

he

brother
years.
out merest

of Mrs.
I
was

Speer's
scious uncon-

passed
the

thirteen found

time, and

the

fact

of

his
I of

having
was

communicated
over

by

the

accident. of this
on

turning
and

the

manuscript
long accidentallly
that
to

book after
fell

records

Mrs.

Gregory's
my
.

seances, eye

particular
the
name

day,

George
as one

I read
very

he

had

announced
name,

himself and who obtain
had

desirous
as a

give
of

his

recognition
tried before
as failing,

relative
her

Mrs.

Speer's,
This availed home

to

attract

attention.
he

attempt
of

the

first had

done,

himself

the

organised
was

plan

for

bringing
out at

this evidence
and
went

which

being
his
we

carried

Shanklin, done,
more.

there
his gone

established
way,
to

identity.
seen

This
no

he He

and

have
to

him
a

had
to

America

look

after
years

brother
ago, and

who
was

went
never

New wards after-

York

twenty-eight
heard

of.
31,
an

In is

the

Spiritualist of August
to

1877,' reference
lady who
as

made

the

appearance from the

of

old

had

just
had

been been her
to

freed

body,

and

who,

she

said,
to

enabled, bjr prayer
husband,
the

and

loving sympathy,
in the she

raise

long prisoned
state

sphere
had

of

earth,

higher

for

which

fitted

'

Appendix

II.

56
herself.
accompany That
same

The
When

Intelligent Operator at
she

departed
the
two
were

he

was

permitted
during
of
as came

to

her, and
husband

reunited. this

manifested of eleven

his presence

period

days.
which

Each
or

spirit selects,
form

apparently, a special
which
never

rap, knock,
and

signal,
much with
times some-

varies,
as

possesses
He

individuality
the

the

human

voice.

strangest
like
a

and

most

uncomfortable in the

sound,

whizzing
on

air, sometimes

like

a

harsh of

grating

the

table, each
that

equally suggestive
surrounded the when

unrest.

The

atmosphere
I
was

and spirit, he of
He

of which his

painfully con-scious
was

manifested

presence,

similarly indicative
for prayer. had been bound his

unhappiness,
had
;

and

he

earnestly asked
man :

been he

a

grasping
lived the words
that and
on

gold
his
the

god
been. cold

and

had
to
no

to

find
where

himself

by
had of the

golden

fetters
I have

earth
to

treasure

describe presence

sensation
nor

discomfort

his

brought,
was

air of gruesome
to
us

grim
told

misery that
him.

conveyed
His

by what
in

was

respecting
WoE. The in That
one

nation desigtold had
at

was spirit-life was

spiritwho
word
was
us

us

this

asked
to
an

to

put

what

brought
once,

him

this state.

word

given
all most what his

with

intensity that
Yet he

impressed
had
not

powerfully :
world On been his when the
calls
an

Greed.

been

the

nor evil-liver,

neglectful of
mechanical in their he
on

duties. he had But time been

contrary,

in his and

hard

way,

punctual

exact

discharge.
awaited earth the had

spirithad been starved, and the simple, loving soul, who

when 1874. LOCALITY. some Speer link visited and There between I do last how resting-place or of his I have body. sphere death in the his recall was one case who is not the tied man this lower met This the crushed with with a who by being steam-roller. come. or they possess mysterious who o r be an accompanied earth-bound to by does. into who spiritual life existence. business. and vigour none his cold witnessed would cheerless I think the painful any reality of doubt as his to manifestation entertain his identity. recorded of Spiritualist This was March case 1 27.^ Dr. then on Appendix . but as a after cannot repeated evidence. FSPECIAI. the " doubt. if The place of death. of I never quite words of the understood till then Christ no the meaning those men addressed by to highly respectable were world. the Speer III and I. or the presence the one personal friends. who. especially psychic power. punctual and harlots before and exact in "The publicans of heaven shall go into dom king- you. give a reason to accept an fact what I for.Y OP This and I spirit had had him not first manifested his the grave.the other End his of the Line. understand why. is frequently associated the of locality. after was Dr. should rejoin him. and 57 infuse and some companion. that with even earth-bound the spirit home." INFLUENCE OF ASSOCIATION.with grave. will frequently attract even spirit.r.

old Mrs. was that graveyard. were we considerable skulls and time. weight executed evidence. was separated the visit as from he Speer's only by a a thin partition. and the particulars (as was complete record my identity. communicated with clear and my apparent of her written mind message the I joy. who gave lay there. uncanny of that noise Dr. of had walk beautiful In an churchyard. bed- sketches. visited There which I an old in disused it some burying-ground curious We Runic remained shocked about such an Garrison. my aggravated occurred find. of my which here say. that of the much that I was I know to entertains lively He remembrance describes and room. to precaution 4. a body. though on I find from spot) some I carefully occupying of by reciting was passages and Virgil the while on the being given. of sounds utterly destructive to sleep. raps may was absolutely is a untouched that I by This. Speer's. came though table which us. a wanted and that result room. and a wandered through body the evening friend much of came whose spirit. of while has has brought been. of were crosses. bones The in my greatly found visit which at the lying was in all directions. Another which case days the the In testified the a again I had to connection its spirit and course resting-place of visited it. I was very .he habitually took element in order own eliminate action. to me disturbing automatic mental The the many writing. on coming into slumbering peacefully through during the these eleven between it all. in greatest cases.58 an The excursion Operator at Intelligent Korth at in the of Irtland.

that person present.^ 21. or. of Spiritualist this 1875. FOR A LONG I pass to a case in which on a spirit. with has us mained reever permanent 1 Appendix III. respecting information was as of which was that own given am that to foreign of any mind.and organised that should plan break for presenting my once for all evidence I am now down unbelief gave imperfectly dates as recounting. I assured. may be mentioned in connection.' published in the 19. last case I will notice during no one this period was even of a person of whom was one present had heard. fested first mani- her in presence September communication 1872.the other End of the Line. controlled for purposes the evidence. and his able considerceeded finally suc- difficulty in verifying the in facts. has so by a letter his nearest surviving This other case been paralleled each in at least I am twelve certain to my instances. The case of Abraham March as Florentine. but from doing relative. sometimes of 59 a occupied abstruse The that in reading a book. in the also that of Charlotte Buckworth. 2 Ibid. facts We had and some to life. who spirit circle. very character. SPIRITS WHO HAVE COMMUNICATED PERIOD. . published Spiritualistof January 1876.who 4. had been The spirit lately of departed. his He went minute way. by whose He the brought.

existvoyants Clairin my lived died before a birth. however its tenure. It as never we never-failing we evidence of her once presence.joyous little rap. .and has because the her her spirithas not given unequivocal This that is proof of characteristic presence case. seeing that I friend. individuality. for she had company. to her to brother. and should know all know tone it at a surely She names the of friend's also her voice. an Speer's. and One was new in full.^ announced herself said away never spirit in question a by raps. J. animated a spiritwhich brief body. tending and human prove that the life. and in its her clear.6o since. See some dates facts strikingevidence on this point in Heaven Opened by F. four he gave particulars of herself. lives on with unimpaired The identity. to evidenced a in as remarkable too. has once is indestructible. but various ways. had old. had She she at sister of Dr. as varies. Here was of any such relation the time the explanation. of I The Intelligent Operator at this case note because to we have us the tage advanan prolonged as intercourse aid in forming opinion only to identity. had no and forgotten his as ence. once given. perfectly individual is a nature. was a giving message in French. always described I had wondered child at or being and trace this. and another and member were verified of alike the un- it only by Names reference and family. and seven passed I had Tours. her infant of months her brother and heard her mentioned. she has From of her to first appearance remained attached the family. T.

.

62 the house was The of Mr. as I the to to thej' had Mrs. . had On dined heard Monday an previous Mrs. the names did the the next day. gentleman residing in India wife the names had. lost his young three children. of time.which corresponded which Mr. reciting the with incident me. others. Mrs.P. that. evidence concerned chiefly with am now of the "kind that I summarising. she and very "distressinghistory the with a had just Watts from which heard. which. Leaf. on was It on little remarkable the Mrs. was Watts much I made the of Mrs. of three gave young names me "children and the from the communicating place. undertook of the very ascertain she had I^eaf the She were particulars so on case mentioned. very which this communication a made. impelled draw three cherubs' heads. Leaf. who possesses very beautiful some gift been of in automatic "drawing. Operator at Intelligent sation conver- Our Cowper Temple. and among children. the was I case recounted of these with a -various three cases. Mrs. and impressed detail the perfect correspondence the a of every given day with is not facts as they occurred. Watts much in outline struck to the recital. and same. Mrs. and old friend. but of the sad mention the place "occurrence. her had had distressing story relative of one of bereavement of Mrs. within and a brief space Mrs. befallen A the lycaf's acquaintances. Watts. which was had to for time abeyance. M. Watts been furnished in messages.eaf entered did not fully into either In melancholy or details. I. Through acquaintance with to me the kindness of Mrs.

and facts. A different times : kind of evidence has come to me several that. spiritually to drawn typical allusion of the attraction were this sad in which event. Other details. spirit was . by could I possibility. from no recalling conceivable or minute cidents in- long past which. unknown instructed in the had always by The inner been language artistic to of symbolism. so I. the incident. of drawing various of forms illustration to spirit at the methods mind. " by " reach various types Watts that time. me logical symbolic poetry one. country it occurred. be it noted. demonstration. Voice consciousness of exact and by representation. to us Spirit manifesting needs. poetic simile. I was own on a the contrary. craving hard her came ing seekhard fashion. nothing the To indication.. her a of the mother's The to spirit three very little ing strik- added.the other she in afterwards End of the Line. recollection. a have an been within my knowledge occurred automatic append was instance. and of symbolic the ones. The nothing. after my on material and came plane. and to appealed rather to Spirit outer the than the sense and to methods demonstration. Truth according to our several OTHER EVIDENCES OF IDENTITY. 63 were was informed. the was of It was however. So to more. had not progressed for truth far. It at time when and I came much to me occupied apropos with of writing. the clearly given. to me employed Mrs. viz. artistic The source. delineation.

is frequently by nature the a spirit comes. and of the the staying also at house in the to country.and followed and very place exact of death. my questions. of this. gave maiden the a name maiden dimly used remembered. It must very personal very written necessarily lose I much I of its force am from the brief abstract. which was is all that a able to print now. known boy. as rather aimlessly when a paper. I presume. 1874] was about put question hand over new what just or been written. opportunity I ot approaching On to a a her friend. imagine personating spiritgetting . time This and produced place name record " of her ing includlife. In the when course had gone minute visit her house. I she said had been The married.64 The Intelligent Operator at and seized the present. and it is very up. and. facts incidents which to recalled. of I very episode to were in my boyhood. further. with statement age. to She Maj"^ 15th ult. to and recalled place where live. that she name. certain evening on [April had to 8. to move case when the began the draw. me as was spirit known or lady had and a to me . She house inquired if said I answer I remembered a did she was was cousin ot lady on of the where In staying. the communicating house. twenty-nine and then She first gave it. full name. the died she her I her not. rather years she ago. very of birth a description of the " house of her her a and the of its present date a occupier particulars married Then trivial on a life. of a Piece piece was long communication out. and microscopic which given hard I knew any nothing of.

whether to me." other for be any evidence. am nearly the I cannot I asked more I wish influence but get her. and I discovered if I that asked was could help that usual request for prayer I made. incident. my of bodily appetite." trapand state. I old. further. she a had any object in given cast " coming " Yes of my . occurred I was was five years recalled The person to referred trap-door episode night's thought. com- friend. particular literally inquired. One more only after of case extremely given . and I exact.from found every two said. Then. Stay ! I about what the mean. and as she she and was said no could " given. through me the back. this how she near came. the ask was subsequently about minute seem ascertained I was trap-door another years incident of those ago. away. sources. could The municate. she wished message I lost much opportunity for of progress progress This come. 65 what she subsequently verified. hovering she her." I was present I asked As happy found her me may out. present life same. minute evidence E and difiiculty. The have been incident to any alluded could hardly The about except the when whom with I actors in it. Ask 'no were just D going door.the other End I of the Line. which details to me told to of to daily life of thirty furnish absurd known may which of about the best evidence to identity. near not very different I could yours. told. the a say. gratification My course is yet to from I find I . had idea this might inquired " if she as comfortable be She in in her state.

extending nearly minute able to two hours. time. errant brain. names.66 in detail The Operator at Intelligent the means through this of raps. In Resting. the basis many I have detailed. that man the intelligent operator unimpaired the [himself. so and far some salient trivial concerned. a dates. and at details Then facts came were early life given my request. of particularsas his a family history. way. in the most which. and particularswere in and case thfe is all respects. taken up by the communication series of facts. and particulars.with undestroyed memory and we duality indivicall with that of by change on which same Death. than to believe. vagary of an or deceiving spirit. as perfect autobiography. speakof the whole to a of was of seances. facts that not. other I have evidence. his day birth. their were place questions answered without and at faintest hesitation. where accurate. exact possible. and be corroborated I close. embracing fell into All particulars. reply of his to from most who spirit was apparently The the searching to were questions. that the what was difficult imagine was laboriously and the precisely given fraud of a product the as of imposture. must same given before been time one of which our I have ing. natural the however. was I the assuredly do. as it does. Even it is so more if this stood for me alone to in my experience. by automatic About writing. and The are with perfect clearness taken down verifjcation precision. and one more with it presents link in the chain addition to the long series of facts thus com- .

guard myself. The preserved in of the is a autograph. of the Line. question. reached. life on signed was a spirit in in his on man of mark obtained the a days of his letter earth. interest in permanence of his old I associations must of his earth-life. A POSSIBI. I refrain from my adducing records further contain evidence a of this number nature. however. of tried to lay the proof that certain and to man survives physical death. ceases though cases great similar is a in kind. an I have old since handwriting. show the his individuality. writing in a letter written automatically by in a peculiar handwriting. phrased containing It is who a quaint old-fashioned of the in and curious with the piece of old-fashioned name Spelling. This. said. and equally precise in such I There to to point beyond and which that evidence seem be have been cumulative. to demonstrate is able. was point of evidence. of handwriting my book and as fair imitation this. stands in 67 a by I used means of raps. the piece in as of old-fashioned my a spelling occurs it was exactly posely pur- it does done book. concerned with I have point what to myself I have to solely with an I consider be facts connected elementary principle of foundation and spiritcommunion. account yellow document.the other End municated which short archaic way. the signature is exact. time there book a at this for automatic me. against a possible . of other detail. under conditions.E MISCONCEPTION GUARDED AGAINST.

more much has Nothing of which is to with be such impressed purity To cares one me than and zeal the breadth charity and love. and proving their that have. apparently. now such I too am concerned their own procurable to but they bring contribution of moral in the the cycle of proof in the elevation of their that atmosphere and with in the purity and vaster accompanies them. and needful ' keener who insight ascends thing the : as the traveller on mountain-side wrap looks down him. work portion them. Earth gaze. when us : they revisit to it is to instruct. of the Supreme they have From with such is progressive as life that is theirs. absorb them. faded vaster from been to prospect opened and Grander us some interests warn.. which scope interests trivialities absence we are of the so pettinesses and engrossed. of this recollection and and the have out scenes portion of have the in existence. the mists and fogs valley below . full well. or of that guide work in the discharge been and spirit. them to see spiritsshow. the for with truth. great missionary which has object to progressiveenliglitenmentof humanity of therevelation able bear those that higher . views of truth as man grows them nobler the and development purer learned no among mankind of conceptions in the evidence . who many as spirits. have passed beyond lost the power their this of plane. above ' commune raised the the the that of earth.. are great which world has of assigned many There is order in that the engaged for its .68 The Operator Intelligent There are at I know who their misconception. has of earth lost them.

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IMMORTALITY. integral parts revelation which of we. in the real survives. and his and will appreciate on intercourse interests with friends. which been man. us our lightlyuniversal possesses. AND PERSONAL NITION. transferred the of Revelation and and having figments fabricated with own his God his heaven. that amused the himself hopes brain. RECOG- These two doctrines of personal immortality of that and personal recognition. and to be receiving practical what of faith ring occurare demonstration us. The And from next. only under changed conditions. will be other words.70 2. PERSONAI. from all round From articles from they passing The and the the into logical deductions to experience. : equipped has that has are skirmishers somehow to tell other pages that race impulse. carry the of his life. Intelligent Operator The human none at its separation In spiritafter He thebody the next loses man of its individuality. with no as fashion be little faith and no possible. have to me accepted is the Word illustration God. will know He self him- state. assert before will or that these a man has soul future him. Those when in these to of Nihilism. heart of man. seem divine as as Christians. of immortality of his . desire desire live to is strong in the gone in the continued far to live exercise make the of shine sun- affections of his which have earthly life is hardly who it is the as less modern potent days encumbered and universal.

of religious belief do far it respects They not. witness that the truth it . carry stand alone. 71 this sal univerthat the We. who offer to believe the spiritis as a and logical evidence and assaults to ground " for adhering that ancient venerable of esteem belief a belief " undamaged we are by the not modern dulity increthe to disposed lightly home testimony us on our that is being day by day brought are these points. salvation. to tear out the heart-strings. the preserves his purity. their . we. and they cannot. with to sever whom them my bound that would half the you be. they of Am concerns in their train entire code personal religion. By the will and live there habits living life. pierc- live in their presence.the other End of the Line. to affections. you future pure out of your of daily your preparing The for yourself the place habitation. who in itself. who think as. preparing ot for misery and And interests what are of so the friends up earth. in heart as filthy is the filthy still. yourself with and who must lead as forward under upward. can to on.and live still. are the land beyond You acts the as arbiter you are of your destiny. I to me live to on after know my body is dead? answer are Then comes it where. the and the and you same same destroy the friends with If of myself? same They interests. What ? You to me from own now. associate desire those you join them. or You are working yourself your own woe. They so to as us the foundations ourselves. once an recognised.a who some regard to impulse underlies man. otherwise. for.

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The
must

Intelligent Operator at
energise to
them
:

ing

eye

:

you

lead the
one

the

life that

has

elevated and

and

ennobled

life of who the

tion self-abnegasubdues the
to

as self-discipline,

of

flesh to the the In eternal.

and spirit,

subordinates

temporal
far
ship wor-

short, the
man,

whole

fabric for

of the

religion, so
moment

as

it affects due stimulus

excluding Supreme,
these of the
a

the

to

the

receives which
so

its sanction
are

and

from

doctrines

becoming
of
us.

integral parts
In
on

daily fading
you

life of faith

many

days

when

has

relaxed

its hold has power, ing becomof
mercy to

human

life, or, if
of it,when much and of its less
a

his grasp

man prefer it,when religion,as a binding

lost is

losing
national that

so

vitalisinginfluence, and
factor
in

less

the

formation
the

the of the

character,
whose

we

are

being, by
is
never

God

response

wanting

aspirationsof
the

His
our

creatures, brought
existence. spiritual of
us

face to face with

reality of
are :

There believe

many

who

are

fain to cry,
because
nor

"

Lord, I
of the because

help

Thou
a

mine

unbelief," not

prescription of
of the
faith

time-honoured
our

creed,
have

which and

fathers

handed
a

on

to

us,

sadly battered
destructive of have
any
seen

shattered
;

by

many

blow

from

criticism

still less because

of the but

dogmas
we

ecclesiastical with of
our

corporation
eyes,
dead

;

because

and

have
men

proven live,
"

by

severe we
"

methods
can

logic,that
their believe company

because
our

argue
we

from
can

perpetuated
that that
we

life to
too

own,
one

because

shall

day
"

join

the

great

has

preceded

us,

and

the other
"because have

End

of
from

the Line.
of them

73
lessons

we

learned

some

reasonable, comprehensible,
which discipline, the

and
we

coherent,
may

of life and

following
life to
come.

fit ourselves

for

progressive

It is this that of

constitutes

for

me

the

moral

beauty

Spiritualism. Apart
as a

from
mere

its

religious aspects,
I it

viewed

question
it with
none

of

psychology,
interest, but

should would

always
possess

regard
for
me

deep

of the

far-reaching significance impress
not me,
me

that it now

has.

Its

phenomena though
they
I
am

with

ever

increasing wonder,
for the the but

always
nor

grateful
for

bewilderment

cause

thankful

prominence assigned
injudicious
The
mind

them

by

some

well-meaning
the

friends

who

mistake that
"

husk

for

the the

kernel.

buffoonery
for
it ;
"

passes the

current

in and

public
that

Spiritualism ;
the unclean of
to

fraud
that

folly

besmirch

things
the
a

get mixed
minds

up that

with
are

it ;
"

the

vagaries things
They
die.
I
are

unbalanced
new

inevitably attracted
;
"

and but

fascinating contemplate
and will live

subject
without their

these

deplore,
Born

dismay.
little life and

ephemeral,
of human will of the

ignorance,

nurtured

by human
and

they folly,
sense

yield to advancing

knowledge
the true among And

increased

when responsibility,

moral
us.

significanceof
dead,

subject is recognised
when them look

when the

they

are

or

men

can

through
much-abused of
our

fog

that
seen

encircles that the

to

the

light
of this

beyond, it will be

moral
on

grandeur
firm

Spiritualismrests
of

the

foundation

knowledge

perpetuated

human

life,whence

74

The

Intelligent

Operator^

"c.

flow

naturally

those

deductions

respecting
for indicated. will be found that been still
our own

our

own

disembodied

future,
I

those before

rules

embodied

life,
These
master

which cardinal

have

Nay,
to

more! be the

principles
of
a

principles
Divine, by

Revelation
it has

approves

itself

though
man,
so

so

sorely

interpreted mis-

grievously

adulterated

by

human
I

glosses
shall
I

and

misconceptions.
if, by

be lead life

content

anything
out

that for

I

have what

now

said,
his that line."
own

any

one

to

think the

himself

in of

depends

on

ascertained the other

presence

"

Intelligent

Operator

at

end

of

the

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upon instrument. that is attended attempt failure of introduce elements well as by the phenomena. of that the and the direct He voice spirit is theincipientstages music spirit " development. he has been strongly by the fact recognised. is to say. that advised from to intelligences to elicit refrain all attempts he phenomena. in a air. repeatedly made new as clear. spirits like no usually plays. consequences by the An for most serious cal physiseance to himself. features of his valuable in the mediumship but in and are not seen physical manifestations. his I. seen are I. company . by the to is shown fact. conditions It is to it is greatly regretted the these impossible that be results known of his to a mediumship great number should who experimentally But the earnestly desire most to witness them. manner harmony spiritual the reacting So usual is this municating com- manifestations. one also obtains of the sounds there is room. upon that him under unsuccessful some will leave be its mark days. of mortal what when make stringed musical musical instrument most in the lyike that other mediums. this gentleman the finds uncongenial to a reduces are tations manifes- minimum they of and moderately when strong none are in but ordinary circles. of trance the higher developments Whenever speaking been automatic writing.78 with his Appendix mediumship. The except in the circle with which wisdom of this advice any habitually sits.arge spirit-lights through in direct mediumship. and intimate the upon friends great power no new influences in the present. he has entranced .

arguments. true especially on theological matters. power They replied that surplus method of during the his entrancement. Having with the the spirits much- this other phenomenon mediums.Appendix in of but our I. steadily during the never seen whole of the entrancement. we in connection trances of asked there the was reason of it. chiefly literary names. and of with these men greatest "writing changes and every different are spiritwho their from the who spirits. to thought being foreign and his own. the whole room in a state incessant vibration. obtained the communications are through value. come closely he is any scientific that the would He says that assured outside messages the from individuals and lines of himself.extracts and search their at their British are writings. writing handtrols con- mediumship him. with and often own strongly seriously at variance his opinions. not how can I \"" perfectly tain cer- they were once in my the 22nd mind. theological and of past ages. he " although to facts stated felt sure to be quite and him. and the their expending his His surplus The caused physical vibrations. heard. has 79 been not presence. yet. medium own statements criticises and as tions ques- all the as results man of his mediumship do. May. wards after- forgotten?" On 1873. which the vibrations go could on only be felt. the . the spirits have given about would make the a The their ticulars par- earth-lives and new small biographical dictionary. Museum found to enquiry The I^ibrary and be true. elsewhere. facts. give the particulars of on their earth-life. he that argued.

the the union by Constantine. " changed. a I am Is that so f Can you read book f [Spirithandwriting Will ^neidf Wait. Can you read ? No. Politikirkalityand was Priestrule. and afterwards by what Carpenter the would motions call unconscious hand" : " cerebration governing of the THE READING OF BOOKS BY SPIRITS." word " given above for accurate. not lamentable only since the of kirk and apostolicage. with difficulty. Are either of those ? I will send . take me the last book the second and shelf. here spirits to command elements.] But so.] me Yes. friend. I will bring told you one can by and read. but the narrative substituted How I know came "account.8o medium held the Appendix I. seen it. friend."] pitch upon friend." book on [The " examination proved to be to a queer one called an Roger's Antipopopriestian. not but Zachary Gray or can. Dr.and will is a its a "I curtly prove novelty. . so I to appropriate was a sentence ? The wbrd not. by. is here. I might have but the known one on it. Can you go to the read not book-case. and the R . and pure even by has short historical or narrative. attempt liberate aud purify The " Christianity from extract Popery. R . with the answers following conversation the the spirits. I am able to materialise myself. .he coming " writing questions. that grown up since popery the gradually arisen of primitive and but state time since Christianity.etfluctibus [This Quite was right. my It by coincidence. ? I have the last paragraph do not even of know ninety-fourth page name. I cannot. you write for the last line of the first book of the Omnibus errantem atas" terris.

you will read again. not How starts. Your friend was are last night We . I knew it when was done. "was 8r it changed by change. when conditions free from As some bias due to the read thoughts books their not a a spiritscan fact are favourable. the into brings may personal identity again deceiving spirit extract book.and I went as a what I remembered. at page not seen recognise God be there To power. we is of considerable a interest. and of very strong proofs of spirit-identity. their the on whole. " gave number brief review of the of the Dee in a recent : Spiritualist F . specialefifbrt to read.] are Here. right very only test. was of our power Amen.^ good Him It will open our at the and to read. giving very spirits are. but only once when write conditions and then of that of the Go book page the show good. and is the impress school intellect of the book: "Pope of last great writer rather of poetry. the poetry the the intellect. I wrote a read f You wrote more slowly. Poetry.Romance Take it and the over Rhetoric. for personal particulars as from himself give them appertaining the to Seeing.or That same mingled with the fancy. [The idea book opened I had 145. but would by fits and It is. and the . and and useful then for more." on is truly written. then. and great and matter. ? certain and question. fair proofs of Dee identity and following ness truthful- this medium. through! about as tion communica- Dr. called for you.Appendix I. glory. especially life of Dr. no the book before certainly had of its contents. quotation perfectly true. [I took a and take eleventh book and the shelf. permission you which gives us. then. do you error. we can read. very spiritmessages of the medium.

1551 he born with he cannot remember associated himself Edward . John's a College. lived on and both died the Mortlake. 18J3. before Paris. versed in the occult mysteries sciencies. . .Appendix DR.' Can He made you was tdl ine the loud was same about the who spirit has came last you evening f before. and at leaving Trinity. born will give particularsthrough went at me. visited Mortlake. you is here. he says. and lectured He VI. abroad. He was said of himself man truly that and arid his John all of vast reseai-ch great refinement. . and has who spirit visited He a the name and sharp knock. He four went studied You eighteen about hours day. Edward at studied Louvain. devoting travel. Dee. 'progressive us versed in the subject of between and your world. April 2oth. lived in He was Queen Elizabeth's days.being able study eighteen 18 J3.82 . He Yes. He in I"ondon in 1527. hours You He was day. deb's spirit . I. and to at Cambridge. once of ancient He on magic also astrology.only to to the sleep. his spiritguides. April igth. I do a and not fixed know day the at the instigation of his birth VI. gave a him Upton'on-Sevem. in.. where But Oh He he was yes. and in the tie Was skilled in the exact' sciences. were tellingme He about John Dee. of at She on great interest science. being He was lecturer Euclid University of Paris. consulted as to the voice the of the on spirits the occasion of or of the Coronation. There He he " fifteen to St. exact occult In sciences. friend took occult he both of your King in his Edward and of Elizabeth. and ' in earth -life a intercourse spirit. inquire after at his foreign Netherlands He taking his degree.. at much. but he was year death. studiedof Louvain. had a great power application. lived and marveiUous him quently fre- collection works and died. with 'magnificent library of He was books . Cambridge. you He said. and now.

has he come me an ? earnest earth-life he and advanced his cohiinuner with to the aid spheres. do yoru by Ms " lecturing on Euclid'''' ? Euclid's - gave mathematical of which he lectures. Who Albert How In was disapproved. who who cleric."Appendty^ I. Laski was of Siradia? name. Giles' was in 1725.: though. and those who He he you ever are was since it has to been into and You specialmission ' willing a. debt.tronisedby Pope's decree. greatly. do you by "gave hirti Upton-on-Severn" f in Appointed not him priest of that place. ^elly^in the 83 and was pursiiJt'. stated was have been in in earth-life much Church concerned and wast religious disputation between He the the Puritans. What. Now he Now bids great medium. especially on somewhat view geometry. . Palatine thP. best " Jiterary." spirit . mean No. and known Immortal in also of the Houghton he Conquest. took -what you call on Spiritualism. his by spirits of him. The. will heir inbre One of the most conclusiye of the name instances of an ligence intel- existing outside by a jnedium of was furnished who spirit himself gave to the Zachary a Gray. Palatine a in England visit. who of Siradia. What He of friend. it was for aught but Was he then gain that the appointment brought.Q. and vicar Peter's and He there. back and to Poland. seek the was mysteries of aided the spiritland. lived at Cambridge St.world as edition This of Y^ Hudibras.magic. were Growing tired in time. the ? fact. he hidden' on gave them over. patronised him and him. where ' the Emperor he was Rodolphi by the Banished Count thence the Rosenberg arts. as in were his they carried their mean occult they called. castle. repays farewell.. for his himself said.f astrologjr. of St. they by pa. in orders never. his to was Count his title.

continue ye excerpe ye from Lyfe ofourLadye. 24th April. His His robe stayned aye was with Romayne to bloode : sworde a redy whet most do vengeaunce." And Of dryeth up Aurora. extracts in the old English After spelling. and are most peculiar handwriting. with of which could exception found wrote trace till the the reference was supplied by come the hand rare extract. 1873." be seen.84 wrote Appendix in a I. the be that of a much they have last.adye. he wrote. and wo : of his cheeks bare the recorde salte teares of his lay. of the medium ever the were notice through whom On follows the the : " extracts written. and Lyke In tyraunt furyouse wode slaughter and 20th niurdre set at his pleausaunce. . On written the a July. Which deadly affray. know of had Copies no of this work " extremely are scarce we other come and under none. hoare heed loke unkempt. and his habyte also. copy of which may an The Lyfe of our Ladye. downe caste his lokis in token and sorrowe gray. the trouble of the which been appended. inner are we room under at carefullyprescribed the British " restrictions. having previously extract long we from the " Lyfe "Ye of our I. oil flowres That doth flete. Zachary Gray wrote as Black His His On was his -wede. thoroughly assured." " Friend. They called " from a work John Lydgate's. she bytter terys morowe wete after ye in wepynge graye. no verified.in Museum. 1873.

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sumptive preweak it is to practice with It of confounding much of our evidence proof is that argument is due. difi"cult to prove is possible im- anything outside when mathematics perhaps the it deal with short the of We spirit. of evidence. own having to special of weight. and mathematical are unseen. adaptability furnish to to special types different and what Phases mediumship it is useful phases compare prove. act cannot our demonstrate. lives. personal we test. It is this And on this throughout position . and there many not the is future. the common be it observed. certain we certainty. are very different.APPENDIX ll. mind. moral But. ON SOME PitASES OF MEDIUMSHIP BEARING ON SPIRIT-IDENTITY. The and two things. that. these and now late colsee then. for or more of reasons. that to we morally and that one of have things subjected various we cannot prove. of we extremely . and they to conclusions they point. The evidence creed for rests what upon and is broadly known each as the Spiritual its own many its of and and what bases. proof.

and. in individual . as certainty. for it must be. imperfect to servation. enthusiasm. ha!^e time forstiiBy and bppoirtunily.. and there is some by inference". sticks my . has the mediumship popular must throw upon this A of ? qttestion estimation. that that t3iis is so . article. /rwe. likei before when will we we get the . and want "s)(. child. (even would nonsense usually a ?r talked) to say. presumption^. the be ruled th^Jscore ob* insuflScient . intelligent most time the attractive the human so.of himself..of. and the matter.then. we to specimen be collated with . again.root of And that as a do. I want What light.. left in and '" cries. dark.. not (which"allcanlittle logic in their heads get).evidence. perpetuated life after And this presumption who physical death. some. "I as tum'aside with shrug its .admitted in the selfish' centres theipopular interest/largely view. not and if. of terms.." It is well for Sfiiritaalism. In . out on great deal. however. some (which not got).. especiallyof laxity in the can his departed We cannot or friends." -i^just fingers ! "\ to the lonely.cases" should other get evidence cherish it bear investigation. in attainable reference to the Spiritualism. Immortality^f-:TOe less only establish la -mors.."!me talk most could' prove the that hurnan that kindvdw live and us.go that creed And I conceive of to Appendix be II.. may all have to! the plane of moralcarry . use Here.dead. this applies to that greatest is at the crux same of every which Spiritualist.Ma into - its Syes. niuchj.. mot all these the spirits. popularly strong understood.in his 'creed*-the Immortality own of spirit.

tothe/oj^-OTor/". and wheti conclusion'^-then to display the it is a reAsonsfor.first case . .. Nowfthi's 'i".!.. ever th"t ^rst come of "11". "I called their .says. next.and own to a.the thjrd'more made sttllv- especiallyif the observers records.. a stare as it were. it?': rape.. ".tp' is . feelings object to must respected.more.. which: ffiends. and would and the be would vivisectiorvj exanjJJjatioij.'!^. But most.Ev"ery ca$ja.'' "And I too.." case 'eVery.those me communicateci anjtjt identity. and for so one alt this. of Jas if svn^pr^se. the bej.: \ " 9J^ ta and. the fr-oni.one independent hundred): and capable observer a Steps forward cases . that names. impossible to at facts. reader which Florentine* anii .} have sane i-The. make .:have..ljttle." held by very rude I.'a. So that \Wheri.faj. publish iii many.!/. .' . have dead recorded.publicis.and The have - dates in extensor to least iaptsrefer The medium persons whose still living .. belief .'the' is. Itiseems sjteciiaens me:that.{)f subject.anQther fallacy of poHstMlJ recurrence' inAbiS! 'identity is submitted . from and their a another another place.cumulativet. their own give proofs. preserved for irefer^ijeej". have in whi'ch. it is. enquirers. if no traveller' Wd yeb back if.laeyi! "\veightof. who to evidence of perpetuated says^ ^hen. such as now: agaiu recorded cases that of Abrahart. evidence proves.. so on thirds. kind to_ the.this werei "o""'/ri?-^"i!i!"^fi4Vrras' for the lonely fibenoijtenon.others.. . vastinumber.Afipejidinc. dead living friends. or great difiScultyin presenting evidence of this^ . the curious wilt . to and jealous sifting.and . evidence is found cumulative very weight great that One ignore serious fallacy. rightly..is this. cases. is receive^ ^ii)x.

does not attention the and.92 find Appendix incorporated in evidence records others must II. their the the force lower exclusion if their opportunities have I believe. the thought. inability to began the to think kept me Soon. have . produce circumstances this train ot of work Iheir fruit. Dr. that even newspaper from irksome. (I believe) similar least hundred. But desired a patience. of occupied myself That but is not sheer rest busy in my idleness way. if their and servatio ob- have been been not carefully kept. with such precision led severe me as permit.g " observer learn. get such with patience. (in most cases) they desire be content return own " to take Earnest for the of a ticular par- individual this a usually defeats has to its object. fairlylarge. tary elemen- waste in the class af But phenomena delight can which to of spirits must in producing evidence all others. who do Most mediums. and what comes. must they wait. experienced returning of mental . in experience. I will record. and I know at present more strong I have of of identity . however.careful observation. my passive mjnd do. that many a Spirit Teachings. do its beneficial sensations work. of London Consequently and the of the I moved re- the whirl life to the excitement of its busy and peaceful quiet in the country. Many records. nothing and I much and first still. left the to month powers a it is necessary and used to premise. doing at nothing.and Expectant manufacture your. me a facts which An have into strain extraordinary ago. Carpenter) {J"ace result. with so mental read jaded was out.

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however."- " " And burled. forgetting that the good lady could " her ghostly visitantr for the you Yes.i. too. have her her turned in for subject. minus cast off. ear.and were as yf]'\\iy persons who voices sounded as clear to my eye. descrippeculiar On the from in her greatly The I could my a vision. had she a would to horror known few hours the friend sit was. hostess identical her came following day.except in of point. . and she I eyes think me she now suspects and . and the face the of ghost and. a I as had never original tallied with body occasionwhich one served. something as one uncanny. of that day. sense. I continued. but how did the words ? my " sounded Then hostess how ago near in my I "Yes. of the seen dress. for a again would of see study that and and as phenomenon. I elicited from hostess tion. her friend's Her looked house friend with had at my back the ornament as a hand.94 Appendix I II. of the note old and " shabby body I believe us it had That " is what has in the I took the " body brought in my to." ear. puzzled very. She left it to me " memento.impressed much. descriptionof. I was During the whole could to day converse in this state of lucidity. and fainted know remembered. mein. He^ lately dead. whose any distinctly my that -impinge"on was my naitural organs of me One special visitor. Strange! and which would and she would by the bedside clasp have clammy set at hand. which ghost get wore no brooch make. and kiss the : lipson yet she was death already had screamed that the seal of silence friend whose the self which rection resurful care" by her. not deadi" see said.

find go failed. him which him^. my some eyes. spirit that is somd a tried itself . just done me "the honour upon hour. This that familiar fact never frequently after try and succeed.ymind has of the worthy to call an clergyman me who . yet knowi full (his on face was enough he I) that have if I had bolted enlightened as Ithe matter and bably pro- would have from: Old Scratchy to thought it necessarj' . but I. I efforts' of The " spirit at intervals during I call days. thus .: . soul.! madfe-liis yet his form those acqttamtanGe'. our and frequeht visitor Dr. simple. and clear. the was others made been. but nicate watched two away a fruitless efforts. and a dfopped land from as this inno- material.plane after life blameless . During this" same day I of the was.or In this commttcase through the mediumtspirit. ? " of a known without recognised I I of the but did spirit seemed hot familiar. I and Here talk conventional are pla^^ should titudes concern for half facts well. the recognition complete made who by her. had as lived all her days. The had figure to clear. who it me was and thought was know until name. asare andfeatiiresareascleariri m. circle never when was usedto very at Speer's. the . preto rather make to me than form. atmosphere presence ""what shall a the sensation form it was.iaiid.for the first! time. himself p!uirify somehow. very but. near told was by that a spirit-friendwho of an gave the It old her ladyi husband we a connection had been meet as a of friends of to mine. conscious of a of the sence. touching been a conimunications from had She out had' loving.

hoarding wealth. and last cases. separated from from contagious and treated influences. the ancients treated those of the future. sacred very cases communications details the I have too to quote.g6 cent Appendix in its to 11^ most sincerityand Her as simplicity of us would in his desire spend. especially by . the the rose one together beyond of them The the had atmosphere so in which been prisoned are long. and needs I have recurrent phases the stern again life- again. character be of truth. phase of clairvoyance for had go me gradually passed. as worldly cares. given world. In all such to experience It would under the was is necessary be in order the I truth. too fixed it " analysed. of this kind they We when of shall not until the get any possessors persistentexperience of the gift are moved re- isolated.but ne which to one who has grasped it the The plus ultra of conviction. and pared com- scanty with g^iven are realise me meagre reality. and to more material. but doing. return to as became necessary to work like work which it pressed. the husband more had to been other nature. that cination halluof I should scorn. to things the now of this two The seems ever. was impossible to in these convince cases. union. is " to fleeting in print. union And natures have the freed spiritfound and of earth its delight two with her earthly husband. through But such whom they gained their glimpsesmay much is b. an scout notion in a personating spiritwith in especially the subtle to be There essential too all.e done by careful servation obthe when possible. howbeen in between real.

thought had G I discuss (I the . a know. case..'Appendix medium small II. work for the my one friend press was of the leading I never news- full of it with subject. it out it presents features for " specialattention. prolonged we patient is the Anxiety. ex- it is necessarj'-. to gratified) some one .as- might because call acquaintance. possibly. sym- by curiosity. avoid dictating conditions may sometimes be in these done but so That of investigation The we in not the the are physical phenomena. sotae attracted by a certain pathy. no of many expectant tion. to knowledge. so here. wilt few upset the conditions friends personal who come at once hence. noting to be point^none exact is too small of iniport and keeping Above record of all. apparently brought stubborn by iny own guardians to convict are scepticismof a its shallowness some. seven.so Most return are to medium. but just because where there was no a typical case. and that little. I first became acquainted had a with who the was phenomena engaged in pg^pers. in the present stage of all. .they observation are fugitive. any not I will record or 'such because that it is " it is mark one peculiar. some be allowed as by desire (seldom . would I I Spiritualism." attennO' scope for for " unconscious cerebration.and friend." Some six or apparent years ago. 97 eveiy " himself fixing his sensations. though they on an a were still in the flesh. object when of deception. to of those whom to me strangers iSome are a me^persons I never heard of. conditions know so delicate. our periments. wise course. to get at their earthly friends come.

his card wine merchant. spirit. arguhim of my make him and impression a other than impress of my rain in a with an conviction sincerityand together we earnestness entire disbelief in the we were a spiritual origin and took facts. I left. he time m he me speak saluted managed have which to ake in hear. and From from He asked than me questions. would name done he the my flesh. He not was unreceptive any and on mentative.and He as was rather frightened gave otherwise. he about my is. was one used by him. but until was mending as fast.98 conversion Appendix craze. custom. but me moment that For it a was but could not of the when as living man. I am sure. and two or known. came on. much at this such phenomena. I never a and I wondered for a tion.asking for time on to time I did a purchase dozen He some goods him. we a heard while name were together three in the billiard- room. early I was appeared clairvoyant action of writing and transcorporeal the double. to else except acquaintances. he he . discussing son perin what seemed a while. calling me friend It no use a Mr. and some perhaps with The half occasions exchanged me was words him. whiled all the the rainy and game. apparithing any- thought double . always asked I saw about and ill. Yet . One day To ing walk- avoid at wetting and refuge away billiard-room hour with a near hand.) and I did to II. Spiritualism. The proprietor was he showed some some the only other interest in the I was saying.in my my study in the eye. habit to of him sitting ing. morn- alone. said that he I saw last time him he was no in the doctor's more hands. room.

I only believe 1 know them. work. "f ipy f^ithiand and he same. watering-place I far and away. he would name 99 as it quite naturally.Appendix tliisspiritused done II. thoiighhe my real "nough. literally he seemed. entirely outside my knowledge. I are^ and. did not say tha-t he had come discovered . has went." any one. seen from not ? Briefly. His were a. and gratefully. had to confirm another mpre^. He '\X. learned had died gradually inquired what " brought him.. of outside of I have shoals. like seeji many no who done the " haye him^ of These specimens. " "perhaj)s. And individuality. He Tvas that he had some come to seeme.." dead tvyo months me. death. What am thgy ? them What justifiedin drawing intelligence. to even add his the of evidence* the truth came. to me.and death. to have it He was special reason stone to for cairn coming.and no found them exact. disease unknown (a peculiar one). knew have: well and " in the I flesh. ffiends Yet less un- utterly and some verified them all. But to I admit valuable in their place they not they will be but the prove cise. and they ought stepping-stones . the date of his of disease All which these He carried facts died at him were off. full name. do I the go facts that have to prove set me clusion con- jnoralising. ago at a place me and address which the he gave He likewise told his full name. and every number of of counterfeits would do (greatly as nothing They have to I deplore the use. perpetuated which 3 Phenomenal are facts. but. disembodied that only . form permy thera) shake their weight which of positive evidence. do not in my mind.

" very to these about the to I must separate matter. and sent be gathered up manna from heaven. Huxley I should will mourn And live sincerely hope that Professor again. and the " large don't number care of persons all this. I want not listen idle live words and I really do Prom much which to [care whether again I do not. energising. living.working. the extinction of such " a particleof unable the 2. I must leave men like Professor who say. purIm- prove them not loosely called not MORTAXITY. if need be. I wdnt live.100 Appendix further which II. at interviewfed of the of "the Intelligent (When I so Operator say I other mere end cases or line. to lie like surface." allude no physical phenomena is when like table cases information where name given were : not to cases Florentine's. causes but I do know what them. in short. Huxley.) class on do look to such it for the be had and of evidence and I want. is to I know I have the to They what . to quite sincerely. movements the facts I given through not entirely. I believe must another higher plane. will not is do to knowledge. in limine. in spite of himself. It does not and on after the patient fresh In laborious is not search. after whom this evidence I should my quest many I must part pany com- with company 1. like to find myself in with. I very learning. Divine I must mind." leave the man who finds himself . not I don't about to It does these I interest . for my pose. the I think it is the must problem interest go on of all others yield. or care me.

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for instance. and I rests on reject them for have firm or belief that logicallyright future exr in. at least in relegating restioh aminatioh. and But no do. I have had have same similar gone statements facts spirits rest on thousands These authority which found faithful I after reiterated proofj and therefore. gods and devils. unproven of curious the of unprovable cunning the facts devisements brains. One me class that beguile invented with . fantastic hypotheses. and ignoring plain and substituting some unless. in. be. proven. it rests on fine-drawn which I subtlety which may is worthless until be left alone in solid basis.X02 Appendix so II. planation ex- for of putpose. though cannot . from dreds. tell individual resolved will us tain cer- . just as into^its and say. they spirit. is 'those who and 5. Well. have that the many hundreds. for awhile after bodily death. this is theory. class Eliphaz I^evi. have verified hun4and I them too. will we it will be more disintegrated I soon. and of years. what say spiritsdo. in spiritswho cases left this earth of years. remain till they are themselves nor thing some- They more neither I leave. have had facts from some Why. be believe plain explanations The o""^ a unless thoSe we they who are can dis. dismissing. may ask. have and statements. hypotheses of occult which the airy basis of a imagination.that the for astral some spirit will time the and maintain then be existence elements. can physical -body This astral moulder disintegrated communicate at last. effect. proven. rnake and they else. i and writers. make we itself visible. and you hear of it. and when? and.

. these Reaving to to alone. that the is human. but I insist that the facts very that their force ductions de- is cumulative . I wish of which to direct tion atten. for present.Appendix verifythe to statements II. by way. conclusions noticed from and logically in their deducible and the them. at any produce to them secondary This rate leads the me put aside such hypotheses. existence I am the to grave for mankind though the willing prove admit exceptions (which. 2. I believe on that warrants this. taken other facts due on natural bearing " subject. that while human and believe intelligence not hold live that after man is also in many work. be it remembered. connection seem These with me facts. character 3. on dwell are arguments numerous further . preserves his characteristic dividual in- of mind. specimens characteristics nature I have adduced . I nevertheless does ascertainable and that instances in that embodied dis- his state bodily he death. Unembodied Of a intelligence. 103 I am titled en- from as the lapse of time. and fraud. to to demonstrate 1. looseness I also admit at recording. the of their production " to the of the cumulative of the evidence is here only " one side to which. logically. the facts. then. canon en me in arguing beyond to the general of personal masse. evidence. and while I cheerfully make in large for enthusiasm. the rule). and the like . . I Maintaining must not individuality of its earth-life.

intelligence. believe that the agencies concerned in Spiritualism though lower I are principally believe that caused departed some or human of have beings.104 . the reading. my mind. of evidence long to careful weight on is. the also many mena phenoreached most are by of beings who not yet I far hold man's plane that some. "ponderously" its side. to enlighten De is " him. that the but With Professor Morgan admit spiritual I explanation insist ponderously result of and my diflScult. Appendix I II." own also and that. and as the after experience study. . who have and even as surely do return progressed instruct I beyond it.

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himself the bad means Baron sat on his but right) the was whether was good by he tellv The it influence also the and no pleasant.. ship have There indebted from Teachings in a appeared was no time your intention were of having of seance. felta man gentle- surprised near by saying and or spirit standing (who could not him between . 21st. medium Nothing continued said a the time. and' gentleman the Spirit to whose mediumwhich columns.* On the evening met of Saturday. the house Makdougail Square. Gregory. 1874. CASES OF SPIRIT-IDENTITY. I. this suddenly. of the March 27th.APPENDIX III. in of a Spirit perceived by that the more the it was to state a whom of conveyed distress.) . and ordinary when topics in us the middle subject of he conversation. The Baron Green Street. included W. six the for time in Grosvehor party du we are numbered all. ' . and to the Potet. in. Baron.- but to feel disagreeable by an * Spiritualist. " MAN CRUSHED BY A STEAM- ROtI"ER. a fe# friends together 21. at February of Mrs. the dinner. {Contributed " eycr ' witness stance. was impression that it was great who spirit was person at then the alive.

medium had that. he a was impelled and paper backwards to sit down had and been write and when was pencil moved an brought. perhaps. neither that a man any present there a committed himself suicide under in the morning A by throwing of the in the paper. with on his hand forwards drawn to great the and rapidity. in the the brief notice Gazette occurrence appeared none Pall Mall seen evening. under " roller. Several and then attempts the made depict it were clearly. Baker one although Street in was the the aware passed he had through nor afternoon. blood. is worth remarking was that in the front Street may of the steam-roller a which' in used Baker horse serv^ is to represented account brass. which or bled resem- object a was roughly paper horse fastened were a kiiid to of cart more truck. for its . but of party had on that It." as Here writing more became and his seat telligible. and spoke the me dinner As soon as we reached and drawing-room. steam- Killedmyself ceased.blood ! " medium hours felt the same The control the unpleasant could In not influence afterwards. may state reference the communication. steamrroUer.io8 fluence was over. Appendix near III. and this. until state " length he rose from in broken in a of trance. and Killed ! exclaimed sentences a "Yes! yes! Yes ! yes then myself to-day. of it to when him. but for some blood. : " " following I killed sentences writen I killed medium myself" myself to-d'ay^Baker the Street- passed. uninmore the at medium grew agitated. . and entirely shake to it ofi"for several I days.

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. and enable me the American guesses papers to A.) facts and M. table. the month We some difficulty to on at first in the age or making to the whether days referred returned but length of his illness. 19. He that "We the month August last.- printed a portion by it.which through ? " at his impetuosity to rejoice (if I may guess again)had a liberation become a painful illness. So eager some was the communicating the that spirit. was over he bewildered and the may was Speer completely (I to on deep trance). at at as of them spiritcommunicated. and whole Abraham to caused I process venture a prolonged guess. impetuous be a in that replies.S. commenced the of raps. the say that sitting.I of which. seconds to mark before required letter arrived In a order manner T. it would rise. was in which We were communication three in move made a was most singular. rbund with the table heavy looto rose two would Instead difficulty. years. and the following evening The manner cleared the up the difficulty." " CASK OF ABRAHAM FLORENTINE. a nth. about a descend at T with the and Mrs. - 2. but whole so complete his in eager repeated until the spirit. and out days. 1875. If meet. in view you to ol the information : " elicited will ask In reproduce Wight. which seated.. and on had lately entered at at spirit-life Brooklyn.no Appendix ' - III. was Dr. and I should man Florentine that good soldier. one Isle of a of Speer and sittings. U. and This so was excitement. his name Dr. to which accustomed. persons we are number. in then perfectly indescribable. was table at. you In the of Spiritualist letter from of me. tilt. a fighting enough him of his old the to not nice he retains from burden Will bod}-.* December letter the Sir.I had was a staying with number who . . copy. March Spiritualut. the age had and he of eighty-three month. said that he he gave been Abraham Florentine. verifymy (OxoN. thump message that was shook the floor.A. one August seventeen 5th.quivering with K. Shanklin. main 1874. of had concerned in the war 1812.

Appmdix .2X\. case days. c. I Ill . and and seventeen then. 1874. kind enough to insert paragraph in the Banner the of Light same of December The of the of to I2th.' . should ever. Abraham Florentine." the may in words of used by the writer It Banner observed the of Light that "a a February 13th. an said in 'a of 1812. and : " result quoted in direct newspaper At a England by whole lately. it were table seemed in as though of that at being The one disintegrated gist of the the very fibres was the the wood.yately facts of the case. at first. He who he died was Brooklyn. of cation spiritcommunithe was received The means tilting alive. added..us whether ? issue of our interval. after days. month. affect the of identity. the for me a to whom was cated communipri. This. 1874. the from Banner that a original inquiry is seance in was this.% " to elicit what and it has the Banner one singular which a well-attested been our evidences fortune matter spirit good The cle chronibest in will the be of during be stated long experience. 1875. and of a heavy table. Can any ever month of our Brooklyn of Abraham " friends inform they heard Florentine had that No sooner paper found its . but this to subsequently widow's i though. the war August 5th. einbodying result most return was inquiry.Epes Sargent.jMr.Y. communication spiritwas N. 27 age 83 not years. how- according have been does The the " account. as misconception and to the meaning occurs words month is the seventeen days" cleared the up. III.

Adjutant-General of 1812.war for a think. table place in England. that he hein. 'WASBiUGTONtli.C. made the name yet in possession of the for service all such claims in that war. there claimed longer term of service for gave England. but having been engaged' soldiers. N. zjth. records appears and a of Abraham of his service of the I can Florentine.' of our Pursuant addressed for for to a the advice legal correspondent.. which " speaks for itself To the Editor of the ' Banner of Light: a " ' In the a Banner to-day received manifested and here. Adjutant-General's Qffice. his allowance being 58 dollars. answer specifically some question. 18^4. Mii"i. State York. 'Sirs.518.soN Agent. in the full record office of the No. the I furnish the following information records" of this office :-^Abraham in Captain Nicole's Florentine.. private New or Company. volunthe 2nd New about was of September. whether in the war 1812. way public. 18 J5.. the we letter to the Adjutant-General.N. request. : " and received following. however.. Claim 'Wii.Col. You anyone heard that of Abraham Florentine. at 1st Regiment York on York teered Militia. He. .Y. 1814. ya".. without. Dodge. is the paragraph of ing concerna spiritwho at some a through medium the name dininginquirjr I cannot. have to " In reply to you your communication. S. courteous reply " ' General Headquarters.than we received by due course " of ' mail the following reply. soldier ever gave of of Abraham make Florentine.AR. fourteen years since in of New who auditing the I am claims' of the of 1812 records In those in the of State York. Albany.. and honourably discharged.Y. " December isth. than however.ii2 Appendix to the III. of be of New obtained Brooklyn.^ that in claim 11. State of New York. 22nd. giving any asking reason the our facts. dated from Jan. served three months.

a is month. we have a receive in whose reply " from legal gentleman we Washington.. of service. " Colby and Montgomery who Rich. Frankwn Townssnd. " 9.for forty sworn above from is taken soldier's statement.365. we call upon of whom public never for information before concerning .with circle. days. are is a who spirit and manifests in the most the peculiar circumstances. Adj\-Gen. Boston'. 11I3 The and not Land from Warrant the " No. through experience the mind of as investigators. . Place. to a forcible members as circle in the a foreign land.* Here establishedmost manner. are No. acres.will iiatesis ever workings that of the spiritualistic giving of bear a in matter the correct on diflSculty the the part of the crepancy slightdis- and. had leads the us acquaintanceship of have pleasure to making " the information of the to which address the Adjutant-General a State of New York (who is also total stranger us).' Those acquainted. and the inquiry reaches the we by privateletter heard in never . official records. returning intelligence. a whose a all ever stranger') to trod an such being self him- the planet member that of that circle asks exists in through English may paper proof (if any to America)! be given then one him same as the verity of said us spirit's assertions. 63. ^Very respectfully. * This refers to The one misconception. existing by the between and the length But the of service given cord reare Florentine spirit is that embodied main in the facts under easily explainable.Appendix received lit. not to length age. seventeen . fact that . therefore.

Q. May A." the Sir. she was seat parlour. append his letter.114 and such are a Appendix assured soldier III. occurrence I. but you Ques. I my I street met indicated. 1875 To tne Editor of the "Banner oj Light. obtain I Crowell. Last At when he died August. and whom The application at " door by elderlylady. additional kind enough from take steps verification Florentine's widow. time in that month ? Q. his am. given The think in the testimony of strangers each chain evidence is complete. the Being disengaged sought the Mr. as The theory of collusion is untenable here. reply was widow Ans. ? I did reside here. and the address and of Florentine. the are several parties who to have other. February 2oth. Upon some my here remarking about her our that late I would be pleased invited then to me obtain to a information in the husband.et those on who they can explain this that any other hypothesis appeared. headed " ^Upon reading in the^a"""*of "Abraham my 13th inst. from did serve data existing war at his office that as in the of 1812. the article of his found Florentine" Verification there Message. inquired whether He I Abraham Florentine is now are there.published in the :" Banner." the name I examined Abraham Brooklyn Directory. what . claimed. Dr. and I ask conversation ? resumed. of resided dead. with at themoment at once 119. Kosciusko in Street." to statement friend. May inquire whether Florentine. the was interested and number an pursuing subject." Mrs. to than tained main- by the spiritual philosophy make When that was the my attempt.

of your that request. and to surprise. . and fered suf- good deal. On the was HI. sixty-five object in in the appeared of age be verv respectable lady years and of American when birth. A. (Oxon. the slight pause to foUowingthelast a Florentine. would add the presented the evidence I is conclusive. He a was confined to his bed for a year or more. the was stood. passed his eighty-thirdyear on ? the .or was the reverse ? will of his own. Had Yes he Q.Appendix A. 115 fifth. it certainly was but as now remarkable it appears verification to me spirit message. before this additional a confirmation of its obtained. which I then her entered evidently puzzled though into a it interested her. and or rather impetuous. one Florentine his age have been eighty-three to month." gentleman in London applied in Spirit- . did he Q. it should and be of seventeen days. and ? previous eighth of June.thanking copy of the her. Q. that I have some acquaintance who with the "M. " Was Yes Was He Was he engaged war war A. the It will be states observed to while spirit of years. send her last number journal. of about at relative time.). inquired my I read to asking these questions. his eighty-third birthday was in any of 1812. her the article Banner. according days he . his age at time Q. greatly to line of it. and full explanation fully endorsed at of its purport. A. and During who a from notes answer. of decease ? Eighty-three. She then every her I a left. or his widow's account twenty-seven notice As truth of a as but she this may discrepancy is hardl}' worthy here either case be equally mistaken. order. and answers in their taken Mrs. he had naturally active a self-reliant. here in I have given their the exact questions words. and promising.A. Mr. and suffer nmch A. in the Q. What A. his last illness of ? long short duration.

1875. were trying "have will say. M. identityof M. Doubtless. (to us) entirely the in evident mode of its cating.. but as the to interesting point the correctness way of observation the the of of deductions tion communicathe I drew from was the made. more. what strike nature is the singularly conclusive return us we us of the the dence evi- respecting the Most Abraham America on actual of had of departed. spirit. name As and this plain facts of truth." your very readers striking. heard friends undoubtedly none nor had any news ever of in Florentine. 1875. . could we they have have felt that any mentioned no to fact in which matter interest. to to be me .A.. I repeat to both of own us. were entirely unknown many And is one among instances to ifi my up and ences experiin its which I hope gather record place. to interesting To my case me personally it is extremely facts. the singular The in which vehemence novel tilts and knocks. -March (OxoN. Brookyi. collusion and his character and the I take guarantee against deception. pleasure in contributing to establish the communicating N.!.ji6 ualist for information your Appendix of Abraham readers that is a III.). February isth. 10th. so m find queries verified by would true was I any never doubted have that the turn out. of communithe and its eagerness earnestness to and spirit. as others done.Y. ^Yours " truly. of us could if we have given should of what went there. who nor.n. us a a had. Eugene Crowei.D. and I can asssure he occupies a very and high literaryposition. Florentine.

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record commented events. which each so would contains. this the idea there said. III. sensation. years there they and for A. thickly covered since with book not dust. the publication he a Almost he said anything. exactly was awful facts The given. occurrence. had lain no been ever arranged since would . be my to found mind look The it. as tastes. The fashionable were house. .ii8 Appendix A. at an had at occurring and with entertainment suddenness. and had signed con- evidently to been disturbed I it had that the been books had the shelf. at (as I will call him) mounted was a chair to get the the topmost Annual of shelf. and of in at He took on cloud valuable could dust. which filled one with down volumes amid as a of Register. . the distinctly spiritual suggestion communication. once As most flashed was into vividly of that the place death. Mr. as was The in its verification I believe.'s with antiquarian them. record as there this found the notable made a a deaths. and volume The a for event a record would Charlotte Buckworth's create probably in the interest. be found obituary impression spoke to was so strong sense " it seemed " as though out voice my inner and of that I I hunted among which the volume for a 1773. one have meddled was. five but remembered before Mr.

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) Human Nature. she has never us. and She her joyous lives tap the rarely as unheard much as at our in house . who. Speer. all to coming her more with a French She years message suggest of identity. get at a means. constantly me.* The photograph the time The sister under that little of . of the in the the centre picture left. notice he child lived was taken in Palmer by Hudson during HoUoway. the as little child. the sitter on the in the foreground is and of shadowy infant. little was joyous the message. of her trts heureuse" and that first indication so presence. her brother." by M.A. is the front a Terrace. than months passed ago Her at from this sphere then life fifty Tours. was described this little to by clairvoyants by standing round-about Since is then near spirit. was trying left seances. (OxOn. Je we suis had heureuse. has its first form I right fore be- the mother the have related manifested how at our this circle child-spirit almost persistently first of from formation. in baby Dr. one of to the children of the family " and is as well known " - Extracted " from Researches in Spiritualism. EVIDENCE PROM SPIRIT PHOTOGRAPHY. . being only " seven old.APPENDIX IV.

portrait on taken I photographic strict the test plate. again. whatfall that rays of light did some not upon it. written paper to then found that from rude and it from the right to left. no group was under conditions. became heard and in on finished were partially entranced. This particular Dr. Speer "We and followed I have plate tailed de- throughout.a piece of paper.and top. unintelligible.122 Appendix is IV. which Speer we requested meet called. the which I had was photograph the taken Sunday. alphabet was to to [the room go he could would not same usually him. every the cross bottom which even of the then now The same accompanied first way message.Deciphered run in the I described. sight. see her. looks I is the paper. message. When and dinner joined nearly loud family I dinner-party. it thus : " I am Spiritof l/jve. the mirror. the and The knocks dining-table. . and lying so directed by the to eventually discovered the direct on under not. He he and but find at means a a message find look for He was went. sight plate from that The was the very no andean first. and was precaution never which lost before of the neglected. and felt her hear her and voice twice by the inner have had her have the touch. once anything. on which and the is at frequently used. I me. until it occurred We hold a it up message. just as real as they senses are. for some make us nothing to was time. We which could to was curiousof it to looking hieroglyphic. give unhesitatingtestimony presented on suspicious element day following that was itself. was Dr. I .

whole what characteristic not at once family. imwho for could one house have who executed have such abstruse of hieroglyphic. cerebration Carpenter a room writing. Pauline. from the or Again. who same the was child's at work us. on another loose the it is black Here large. except name " immediate The selves. unknown answer " to our of us) was " correctly spelled Pauline and in to request with Catharine of birth Stanhope Speer Another together case date death. so which to a obtained. for Dr. which of dress cap."Appendix IV." child . of large eyebrows. . her appears the hand to mother. and where mind clue to do to play trick was (if it were in anyone's us such thing) impossible. clear ! of unconscious This was. is apparent habit stranger all who might know return notice the them. photograph of the names of little Pauline. the land constant of those who yond beof In is to some identify themselves either a by reproduction demeanour. and. cannot was 123 The one communicate. was kneeling figure nearest the child. I say in the gave the the identity of the spirit. there was no an one trick was possible. it is of the It a peculiarity picture glove. but am near. in would a where under nobody stances circum- into nobody go. glass distinctly. no one. the agency to produce On a picture also authenticated of the it to we minute inspection powerful which A to picture little the were so struck by two a special points. are a The figure is details perfect feature that most reveals of the the amongst others. Pauline name was of the any her full (by the out way. no so would our dreamed doing knew that .

possessions result before . claimed by the little spirit at her picture of was unbounded the I of joy being So be my expressed was on the success so sure experiment.124 habit to Appendix go about manner. IV. of her housewifely She was glove notably and I took have to careful that means about of the whiteness it. . over. She in as seemed be standing Dr. table. (of I sat whom at a hereafter).the figure. Before other preserving chapter this habit known to finished adduce of this of some have instances of identification by For the the reproduction I have peculiarity. the house witk a arranging loose and on tidying in the hand. little In my almost state to immediately saw entranced. and was again. on awoke. it. And position . clairvoyant by me I my the child standing ' or hovering to close near left table to shoulder. about the present more say little child. I shall hands. child's and of stands The apparently on little saw figure. I As exposure had seen. the that I would have I saw staked it. was is exactly which also I felt traces family likeness. as immediately . would all the on plate. the and I tried soon vain the I to call Speer's was attention and I her. what clear found my vision. stated what there and the the plate table where bears being a developed. We with appears went about Parkes a month ago to more try for a photograph and she Mr.

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but ever seemed across. find it very senses. phenomena MY challenged TO INTRODUCTION SPIRITUALISM was in this wise. Association . many a myself. many the do of dence evirisk of phenomena seem themselves. with In the early I was part then of it come of the year i872i some friends. I had at although first no I have difficulty since. the explanation come of As perplexing problems though to more in.APPENDIX V. ON SOMB DIFFICULTIES OF INQUIRERS INTO SPIRITUALISM.* In upon dealing other with sources an inquirer's of For difficulties. Russell of the meeting London. Street. I found myself being only by the my superabundance attention. in considerable with the trouble of that making myself It is in acquainted the facts facts to Spiritualism. tried it. the With of me Adare's I of read had at records D. seances showed with D. persons the evidence that in to own difficult and have still obtain to their believe when of they bewildered which got it. I than my must own draw sonal permet information experience. 38. to me dreariest " twaddle address I An delivered Great a Spiritualists. whom book to staying. lyord Home.

was and to informed seance Miss Lottie Fowler hold that Row. spite.128 Appendix a V. In however. on something rest as a clear. 1872) at I went. hand I one About after. spirit craved for I was rapidly becoming more nauseated. very evening (April 2. and to me vague no made. ampton 15.and six weeks Dale then tossed my it aside. new inquired about where was a I could for myself these that phenomena. hazy talked. to ag'reed not meddle me. or of this passive want no of interest (acHze dogmatic found and internal opposition place with mind). I need of the take by ting sit- detailing : occurrences first part of the with Much statements most are Spiritualists familiar the usual sense non- routine was of Miss Fowler's many seances. whether spiritualpreparation found use intellectual with conviction. I power to myself means were pelled imof so irresistible the every inquiring I into my alleged phenomena book that I could which startlingto and devoured see mind. Southat and was greatly not astonished up time what I saw and the heard. Owen's I myself greatly impressed arguments. many pish and pshaw of I got through half of it.my friend with a put into Owen's books. in my Mr. From statements whatever or cause. other It did interest question busy with had things. with and I again. I in- . every procured lay I my hands on them all with avidity. as which of I seemed to be of use whatever tests identity. something which I could stable piece of evidence. and It was investigate the much luctance re- with that which I it dealt. with the was request that matters would read it.

who and making fun us. I'd What rather ?" You can " tell you. man. or describe yes or any no one whom more.j^ppendix V. crouching After a time the came a again. and ! " his eyes are drawn down. broad forehead." "The '?No. and away." " No. no I see a man. "You " child-voice speaking- want me?" is your not name Yes. this time." "He very high Why." " near I will answer . voice. Leave some at given spirit of by who " the director controlled You're and of the circle." send some one Yes. and voice rooted the spot. as though I won't troubled. beard Goon. tO' came me. and the medium. such proof for myself. and tha. baby-jargon.whether quired." has a is very white indeed. go. Me no You've nothing do with " go. tall. endeavour was 129 to obtain once I might therefore. the the medium stood again shivered. a long white beard. and long hair. you Tell see me what me. You'll go. very with old." turned " The voice shivered. and else." "Yes. of instead of the very unimpassioned. you see. I addressed the tiringyour someone medium. but utterly calm and changed . Go send medium is serious. he's blind I ." After seemed colloquy in if in dread. you more will. . to to be as pain. ask me any questions.

on.et me Why keep ? " Go No. I can't not see exactly a coat. looks here you He so by you. and that bore reproduced it." Where does " Right opposite . No. . And (here that ." ? ". "And " I can't see. ." And his face shuddered ? . It was. .. something close name long. . Do you know me ? " " (This not very emphatically. as unknown any It person was a in the scene room. a had with photographic was accuracy scene private experience eyes. written have at quoted from the careful is the time. I go ! think it's money. do you " see seems his " in trouble. ! what's and mud in his . .oh . It's like slime oh! blood. then.130 " Appendix Yes. I was myself. ." Go He . as- my mind. Every would what seemed petrifiedand more They they in my known own have so. the medium mouth and " violently)." It's dark." Yes. He me " horrible. V. How on a is he dressed blue ? " " has . " is black and blue.) to I shall time attempt describe was the scene during I the that this a conversation full and whole scene one being record held.. " . I. long he stand coat. Can No. and on photographed been still indelibly tonished. being unknown in a re-enacted lutely absoas before my to I am sure.as down before with tor- . that passed it was very distant with a pait of Great realistic power Britain. ? " his feet.

I felt that 131 the the and me hesitation. observatio . by dwelling evidence the was the home by which further I went to brought seances mind. in abundance but I wanted The I more time of to facility for looking into them. and meet lems prob- day by day which which difficulties can only advanced : knowledge of all and experience conclusions fully grasp that in spite this.circle for some irritated seances me. steps to my which would be tedious. the confirmed and of an night. perplex that me. FURTHER firm unshaken^ INVESTIGATION. . I cannot. HOW I BECAME A SPIRITUALIST. himself was there before for my reproducing story of his death conviction. though solve. I might detain you on at length. experience " made a me Spiritualist: " it gave amount nie faith this to I will say knowledge served which no of after-experience has to to shake. of I and cause and to are assign wider to to realm than they disposed concede. supported by many remains after-experience. though I conclusions area to question all-round a of the Spiritualists. . and found difficulty in obtaining phenomena They occurred and for. offends and good though Though the I have deception. and public no held by Heme Williams. much heard that of though greatly much taste. and determined try private with . see some reason I believe fraud exists. all doubt man V.Appendix rent-force. conditions the public. a That a. From I that time have seen I have never wavered.

I hand was to fere. communicated about the To wriggle about. and occurred occurred once. myself and The V. noise work. for Heme levitated to . (forduring I had got every book that on Spiritualism on persons lay my hands) I some stopped I festations. I retired.132 Heme and Appendix Williams. to through and Heme alphabet. 5. soft firm. and the were soon length obtained ceased. " dashed violently up that with at bling resem- of a number paviors In of It was the most tremendous action " exhibition ever of unconscious muscular it. however. these was and twitch. grasp hand. and the which proposed conld withdraw. for my for the was 8th. manibe and such at an I believed it possible that phenomena ceased. object we was get up force. of the a right arm and middle and down of fore-arm. only 1872. I I saw. at might offender. made as a June A Heme third appointment. My I found jerks seized myself. returned. sat getting disgusted. They and Williams commenced jerk. held total did failure. friend one being May to the29.and not enter adjourned appearance. inter- although the was disabled The days by found on bruising to it then the got. round of my senses and though was perfectly possessed powerless for some soon and my volition. when observers. this We I terval inI mind being I an gradually prejudiced by was and shilly-shallying. with read no for more than to half hour I had result. and fashion. was last resort. and communications they This thrice . vain the I tried to stop and distinctly felt the my arm. was a first of we an these. the and true quiver. my to in mediumistic great horror.

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with with forward a greet in him eye smile and sense out-stretched as clairvoyant the really my me natural . whijch it the it is superstructure none goodly height.which they at produced. and family circle. health to was whose failing. with formal . but I need not repeated occasions. in . I went I remained into the in the room house. and where the when due my me time friend as body lay. and has since strengthened been -has or its foundations. a my stone faith. in seance and of it. had as written beg was me go and him at he felt his time but a growing to short. that a laid reached on foundation. that on too high heavy for PRIVATE EXPERIMENTS.134 to visit an Appendix old friend to V. of Though the extraordinary opportunities of witnessing past six variety of the the years. say. and were with.regretting that see come him. phenomena I have seen Spiritualism to during to the nothing equal the taneity sponoccurred the house manifestations. I pass on to our notice very brieflythat were I rejoined in usual my friend. away not arrived short in time in of to only time to be passed I had previously. deepened Many and but rests. discerned not once objects on that surrounded and that only. at meals. I have and had marvel added. the he would hand. This.and see who once. told that I iurried he had to comply. and out in all sorts no places. as spirit-form have done I saw stepped life. were experiments One resumed most a new the by one all the many mena phenowas produced. They of all times.

past five filled with energy correspondence large enough man to tax of this one withdut any to other the occupation and to and has related and mainly of doubts theories difficulties. any rate. of denizens some whom. some I am a patience. capable obindependent as of the and intelligence. in empty until we none V. whom with with fool " I may call the to scientific take pseudo-scientific. us here. they . affirmation. and as eversrwhere.Appendix -church. though a for it is not have no of difficulties. and especially multifarious desideranda inquirers. there. so. they don't few but that . solemnly and repeatedly made. and say a with great pity. Such is my record taken record of my paper . One class or of correspondents. PSEUDO-SCIENTIFIC. departed once friends our all of whom had been of this VARIOUS INQUIRERS own AND THEIR DIFFICULTIES. and some in dwelling my upon it I feel that I have a liberty with But subject. own I troubles on to narrate. the have I have of large other a acquaintance people. great courtesy. I. any sane and the entertain nature doubt of more servers.we it to doubt its cal unequivothat of own.any earnest saw than. the opinions. some much trouble others with explain to me. of could.asperity. the ourselves of the truthful inquirers into any cause source intelligence. 135 rooms. and proceeded at from spirits pure were good. The with years troubles been the . and earth.

is. they aside dignified complacence. could who of have all mastered facts. This et hoc genus omne.perhaps. I do who to plan. and eyes filled with the fair proportions of they are idea. A a second class " are those who have the tell a an idea.136 inean Appendix it none V. and themselves them.task suggesting explanations of enduring who whose their own These truth. THEORISTS.expectant attention. matter ' merit the gratitude regard fact are all lovers a I refer to those subsidiary altogether. . Suggest with to them that do wave ex- not quite acquainted accord with with much their facts and which not. get the full benefit of discourses the laws of nature to my respondents) corapparently well known on : snapping teiidons. of the by devoting of as the. them theory. unconscious Carpenterianare (allof which isms. and not earn theory the Trochus of whom War tale. the weariest it serves and the so dreariest dominant reading ideas one of all . indeed. falsely to called. they regard uno vulgar rogues." are great hindrance the fair and free of investigation Spiritualism. a Office. but to show that fostered by this "science. 2. cracking toejoints. the less " for believing in Mediums on or troubling disce myself as about these matters. presumably scientific method I they do notorious not employ a in recent celebrated on instance. doubtless the ex omnes principle. investigators as because made shallow the fools. many mean other those thanks of departments.

A third class is the to purely ignorant. of a of all light. in the One corres- end.iiltaneous hallucination These another accounts correspondents cause lead does to not believe that in- why some success attend their the of '"yestigations are persons. THE IGNORANT.Appendix plaining . reply intellithe will ask about God creation. an sufficiently obvious. that. and and predestination. Starting from most platform.These be so usually profess themselves what is already like the for this . demanding a with much and biography of all the heavenly They host. an questions which to answer.'they I V.yj that be if their ideas to are properly and so estimated must found be to true. persons to propound and the astonishingqueries as "They exalted will would ask be unable would things heavenly simply make and spiritual. and nature occupations of eternity. (I presume) the angel archthat cedent ante- because being They find in would questioner no a knowledge of the naivete a which gible. other the incarnation. will cuse ex- public pity. the their this with facts will. me of connection sim- . i. will topographical plan of of the about spheres. they will as even parade it were. ahd . 3. propound the nature simple questions evil. his 'pondent "argument expounds in delightfulpiece idea that for all. by the blind false theory. and the though beggar's rags appealing to these professional shiver. be fit into to me place. to is because the exclusion minds hopelessly darkened. since Nature works found according to law.

and may entirely to principles.138 Appendix which to V. let be as medium in short. seed have a change grow. may cleansed to of weeds. know how ought to an to be. and could God's it on universe new improved pattern. phenomena why a can't got any stitutio Royal In- should not such thing and as a medium every man or circle . theological problems. become if only all for as a they the seem to suppose clear few as mud that spirit has from been. 4. They their be recommended a " begin of improvements Tyndall's Institution room " by making when clean sweep Professor the the conditions . the poor years. THE CAPTIOUS CRITICS. I " captious .that they by gathering antecedent old not so pared pre- themselves and The knowledge. may Closely call the such and . such why such a and such are necessary why such things there done be be in such at the and way why . and has been that ploughed new up. new clearing ground away to fallacies. emancipated physical body. and one why would everything amend run it isn't. thing every- persons. why isn't as thing every- is These it is. harrowed. and in his laboratory at Royal they have abolished ^we will developing to of the photographer begin talk with them. . declare. receive truth. allied in ignorance those who conditions can't be are " those want to whom know . why his own abolish : them. These impress some me with a belief that another have not cause of failure in inquirersis.

find has in- deeper and keener inducement when^death . in a Some their how which to any most of them are after know departed deeply interest one friends. carry in their minds " captious spirit intolerant. on a has been Many who had desultory of mere interest scientific or put principles. " and of dogmatic truth. curiosity. he of on suggest that the stars Such the be shape it a was new poor. Lastly.strewed It was floor with torpedoes into in bargain.. there who are 139 some. If wants the men affections in this had of into the need my motives subject. the access . Spirit- SPIRITUALISTS. with the Mr. ^which have but chevaux is not a sure barrier not to the reception all They merely swept and garnished chamber. he who only own talk -who minds has opportunities like are of seeing the in the those selves interesting themhave when Spiritualism. objections. " V. they have de barricaded foolish points of frise of who. Appendix belief that persons. him. before find with have one Many who neglected there reft is from in it subject it attractive who hope of reunion them. Orion were that constellation would pointed that out to his view. declared. arrogant. I fear own These "I lead to the to say a ought many.of. might rearranged are principle. a Spurgeon describing if the captious diately immeand questioner. and the . 5. of captious crities not all outside ualism. there whose is the are large body engaged anyone enter of Spiritualists search to questions " extremely " suggestive.

some his But too not to speaks occurrence. . comes a the letters enthusiastic understand on Spiritualists the which the matter singular inabilityto There are laws of many grounds have It may been be craves viction con- to the mind. I homes. This and the one is. of and the observation. and these go is a preclude back. an attitude me of simple ceptivity. fear. let quite compatible niost accurate with the keenest scrutiny. re- attitude. a viz. at once some the proof heart.140 vaded their so . dearly loved. V. he for. dealing devils. mockery. who in especially of intercourse and been some with are those to us. in The harmonious balance. with delay coveted say intercourse that many and an impatiently affair of Spiritualism sub-human a spirits. to one who lost that has vouchsafed message. mind. finding that . the here . means he forgets of judging enthusiasm haSj and them his seem language only as of the exaggerated of a joy crazy "over-wrought utterances brain. in difficulty suggests and sure another antecedent a inquirers'way. after to all. Again. that too eager of the The desire for too positive state failure. one not biassed excited. all is not laws plain the as they had even hoped as that there that " are beyond or grave. but us a refined form of selfishness. thing. betray evidence. Appendix And many. and is say. mind are welL-nigh be or to produce best must at peace.. to in recording for same this frequentlyalmost that he and others have that sacred the publicity. through little clue that privatetest.

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sometimes no forget that to have antecedent is very knowledge. consciously to assent remember that ought pound pro- to such facts and " truths new public acceptance facts and strange. strange no man as we that We to be is familiar them. most not only that. but transcending. reversing previous exact experience " save an the to and complete evidence. any other be basis . ancients circle were I counsel cretion. and. and so converts. It is not only inexpedient and " and wrong it is not publish always wise inaccurate to loose records.I must ask your mission per- say word to more. a unless as they to be it weight mind wise of testimony to make impossible that are fair reject the too record. both who who what should asked for write read to uS many of the records of observation read strangely in in method too and language. And topic. some frequently. so subversive previous experience. who do not think tax familiar subject. let not me that could obtained of the while to highest I am one on order this of mind. harm the It esoteric my as is within knowledge that much has . but recount exact print still less to " with records can all the emphasis by such for a of enthusiasm even of very attested extraordinaryphenomena. meat me on I believe it is not not to force to strong Let I are those be who prepared the digest it. must Spiritualism lax. and We. distained main- wise well as they exoteric. it wise with of The the to I mean exactly what belief of those It I say. is all that when the so strange. in on some and cases. not not mistaken. on It is insult intelligence to expect the are belief say.142 of Appendix " V.

all The wind. from from They from have from a tried biassed show. wilful a or arrogance. should fruit be Forcing it has not bad The looks well. my It the nor limits. enthusiand dispassionate patient painstaking investigation. view." remark. stood and a inexplicable bewildered digestion could much. is no and have my part may of business the enforced point lie of out how way. lack of from calm excitement and asm. but is little in Depend The it. narrationsof The "I too unexplained turns. ignorance. 143 done on many occasions what and the by injudiciously seem forcing unprepared minds to them monstrous occurrences. ways. inquirer to avoid the the more pitfalls that methods victim in his say how he It investigation his I draw of which is is to helpless to aggravate now difficulties. but but it will flavour. there must philosophy and that growth is no be in gradual. made so. inquirer so treated I is very apt to have not already said half now trespassed that to occurs beyond to me. stand cold sick. . the turn plant The is luxuriant. your the that point many that the attention are the his fact own of inquirer's spring. unconscious to one-sidedness seek for and one of from fixed determination haps (per- unattainable) and from a end. have little upon of that.Appendix been on V. as difficulties I of to making. mind. hearer this is a says.

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curious * Spiritualist. every its information. ISI. for of manifestation the occurring of in the apparently question object establishment all-important identity. January 23. STANHOPE T. SPIRIT- IDENTITY " EVIDENCE OF DR. S.EY VlLI. respect. WIGHT.E OE Speer.A. gentleman upon of the well known of through are so the markable re- mediumship yourself. . I our may circle add has that.D.IN. January igth. such musician." given to Sir. out with- albeit trained reference from to a childhood musical at cathedral afford could. whilst details given of to the have lives of certain my accurate ecclesiastical fa boy in every of musicians. Edin. present.* To The " the Editor of the " Spiritualist.. an bearing and question that my outside in dent indepen- intelligence them to identity. M. in a so solutely ab- that no living choir. The that the upon singular perhaps medium matters character upon no of these communications that of the all could be lies mentioned information in this : single point is as so absolutely musical old son devoid ordinary here . enclosed of as a spirit communications. of the egotism may submitting possibly be the readers Spiritualist pardoned. T.APPENDIX VI. SHANKI. biography. DUDI.. and influenced fourteen). 1874. In order to render intelligible the following 1874. SPEER. are so purporting minute.

that information was given. to concerned those to Even but more details than is printed were the tenor given of the . concerned to as musical It was spirits in were the the boy's joined sub- glides. his able judge compositions. source declared with here show from him dent indepenthe time. if possible.148 communications. Speer's. and are musical raised to ability. reply was this request The . enough quoted writings. a boy notice all who a of fourteen. of that same in earth-life came ber mem- family from John His which with Janet Nares you Lydgate and Lydgate. James . to given music.J about C very n Can you give by me any tion informaand a C is 's guides ? principally guided was an earnest who thoughtful spirit. relate to a son Appendix it is necessary VI. of the such were as would versed any.and has attracted the of highest expectations in. have communicated. Speer subjects. that compositions by the boy markedly who be influenced was peculiar style this at of the composer. {April i^th. it verified at in detail it could only be a some trouble through be in unknown the friend who The consulted names biographical dictionary are of music. except persons church who The history the of curious were point is. to premise that they From of Dr. 1873. the earliest years he has displayed remarkable from. medium information is so given minute siderable cona unknown that to the indeed. whether ascertain. name was whom Nares. the medium So large on number of communications having been'given requested any to various Dr.

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him. facts. you tell me where they lived ? [After a in pause. like to \Septeniber 12th. of The minutest They Choral were pupils of old Caperario . There that the old a man scorned diflScult child. and but the friend " Milton Waller. composed Henry. wrote for the viol.songs. of To succeeded also Green organist to and filled the owe place the of his old master. Can the Comus him. were a sons a Vicarliam. there me others. the fantasias younger. only guide are . king Gates. The Brothers tests Lawes. half below of the seven pitch. facts. All The great question mind can is that of identity. J which scraps of informatio7t. William in 1645. you into ? first introduction expressive melody Is he the No Give church music. I want specially ofidentity. Wil- of Canterbury the elder He they was in earth-life. music was Milton lost. it was that he a York. and at played note very service. the so he brought it into Dr. at him as a VI. of young brother. although that He . friend King of for Charles and I. 1873. the as key sharps. save minute are worthless for your . / never heard of them.150 Dr. ] Henry passed / should have to the spirit land have the 1662. you minute points said as which you is give true. was a " masques. I will have yet literally deed In- We will these give every proof details that is in our power. Any test. into a been given put lately in my connected shape. Appendix Salisbury. friend.

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more
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to

strating demonunseen,

reality of those
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Westminster communicated
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Abbey.
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his

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Pepusch
Abbey
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in 1742. of

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Pepusch
Music
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