The Last Lap

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 254 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XLVI APPARITIONS, GHOSTS, AND SPIRIT PHOTOGRAPHY Take other seemingly mysterious exhibitions of spiritistic force, such as " rapping" in tables and walls, and we shall find that the explanation given will make them very commonplace indeed. "Rapping" will answer by the spiritistic code in the same intelligent manner that a table will lift its leg and strike the floor. They trill obey a strong mind; if told never to come again, or to come oftener, the command will be an ultimatum to them. Here the similarity of phenomena should convince any one of the source of power. And why should they not obey, when the power behind the raps emanates from the cellular life of a body under command of a strong mind? It has been found that an energetic mind has greater results with these "raps" than a less strong one; this, again, shows similarity of phenomena. Thunder is known to be caused by two electric currents meeting, or by air particles uniting after the current has passed through them. Once allow that a human body can send forth an electric current--and one must allow it--and that that current flows into walls or near-by objects, then it can easily be believed that " raps" are results of one's own lightning. The writer has proven that the great sympathetic nervous system controls the flow of electromagnetic force of the body; hence it is easy to realize that "raps" can also be controlled. In many instances these phenomena are results of a supersensitive brain; that is, the impressions are started by an incoming wireless wave, or by habit, or by diseased cells within departments of the brain, or from the cells of the body starting the impressions as they had been wont to do, --as previously shown in the chapter, "Mental Diseases." One instance will suffice to i...

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