Ghosts in Solid Form: An Experimental Investigation of Certain Little-known Phenomena (materialisations) (Google eBook)

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W. Rider & son, limited, 1919 - Materialization - 120 pages
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Page 1 - Then, as touching the kind of work done by these two men, the more I think of it I find this conclusion more impressed upon me, that the greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something, and tell what it saw in a plain way. Hundreds of people can talk for one Cwho can think, but thousands can think for one who can see. To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, and religion, all in one.
Page 75 - Thou fool ! that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die. And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be,, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain. But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.
Page 3 - Before experience itself can be used with advantage, there is one preliminary step to make which depends wholly on ourselves : it is, the absolute dismissal and clearing the mind of all prejudice, and the determination to stand or fall by the result of a direct appeal to facts in the first instance, and of strict logical deduction from them afterwards.
Page 38 - I am not the sensitive masquerading before you, will you please come here and stand close to me, and so settle the matter for yourself?" I at once rose and stood beside him, almost touching him. I then discovered that not only were his features and his coloring...
Page 42 - ... the sensitive was sitting in gaslight, and put one hand up towards the top of the curtain, and was in the act of drawing this round her to keep the direct rays of the gaslight from falling upon her, when a large brown arm and hand suddenly appeared, the hand being clapped heavily upon Mr. X's shoulder, whilst a gruff masculine voice asked him in loud tones, "Are you really satisfied...
Page 60 - Having seen so much of Katie lately, when she has been illuminated by the electric light, I am enabled to add to the points of difference between her and her medium which I mentioned in a former article. I have the most absolute certainty that Miss Cook and Katie are two separate individuals so far as their bodies are concerned. Several little marks on Miss Cook's face are absent on Katie's.
Page 18 - Office ; members of the House of Lords, members of the House of Commons...
Page 60 - Last night, with bare feet and not " tip-toeing," she was four and a half inches taller than Miss Cook. Katie's neck was bare last night ; the skin was perfectly smooth both to touch and sight, whilst on Miss Cook's neck is a large blister, which under similar circumstances is distinctly visible and rough to the touch. Katie's ears are unpierced, whilst Miss Cook habitually wears earrings.
Page 60 - Katie are two separate individuals so far as their bodies are concerned. Several little marks on Miss Cook's face are absent on Katie's. Miss Cook's hair is so dark a brown as almost to appear black ; a lock of Katie's which is now before me, and which she allowed me to cut from her luxuriant tresses, having first traced it up to the scalp and satisfied myself that it actually grew there, is a rich golden auburn.
Page 38 - I was deeply interested in materializations, and spent the last night of my life in England experimenting with this very sensitive ; and it is a great pleasure to me to be able to return to you strangers though you both are to me through him. To prove to you that I am not the sensitive masquerading before you, will you please come here and stand close to me, and so settle the matter for yourself?

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