John William Fletcher, Clairvoyant; a Biographical Sketch with Some Chapters on the Present Era and Religious Reform
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. 1883. Excerpt: ... below, he said, 'I see that a spirit called W. is here;. he has not been in spirit-life very long, and he died a long way from here. He sends, ' (here followed a message, as well as an accurate description, which I do not relate for private reasons.) All was correct. My youngest sister sent a message of inquiry, and Mr. Fletcher said he hoped to obtain a reply. Some little time afterwards it was sent to us. I must mention that we had, after this, commenced some seances at home. The reply addressed my sister by name, and the writer mentioned, with the same convincing ease, her own presence at our seances, and her unsuccessful efforts to communicate with us. The name of her husband was given; also that of a relation on earth; and a circumstance was alluded to which had prevented her brother in spirit-life from communicating with his sister; it was signed, 'Your sister, E.' At least half-a-dozen tests were given in this brief letter, and my mind was convinced and my heart comforted by the proof which had been bestowed on us of the continued existence and love of those who have indeed only ' gone before.' "Our seances at home were continued for a brief period, which was sufficiently long, however, to partly develop me as a writing medium, --a result my mind had certainly not influenced, as I had interpreted the statement entirely in the sense of assistance by inspiration in some previous slight attempts at literary work. As soon as my surprise had subsided, and the first trying mistakes and difficulties had been got over, my father and sister, and occasionally others, were able, at all events, to write comforting and beautiful messages of such a character as a Christian man or woman might thankfully receive as an added testimony to the reality of the unseen wor...
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