Studies in Spiritism

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Appleton, 1910 - Parapsychology - 408 pages
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Page 381 - Baptism, wherein I was made a member of Christ, the child of God, and an inheritor of the Kingdom of Heaven...
Page 92 - Piper's dream-life, even equipped with 'telepathic' powers, accounts for all the results found. But if asked whether the will to communicate be Hodgson's, or be some mere spirit-counterfeit of Hodgson, I remain uncertain and await more facts, facts which may not point clearly to a conclusion for fifty or a hundred years.
Page 348 - Have you ever, when believing yourself to be completely awake, had a vivid impression of seeing or being touched by a living being or an inanimate object, or of hearing a voice; which impression, so far as you could discover, was not due to any external physical cause...
Page 81 - He seems to say .... let me hear it for you Rector. [Apparently by GP] H Abbie. (The letter H is right.) Yes. but let me hear it and I will get it.— GP Hattie. (That is very nearly right.) Harriet. (Pretty nearly. Try it one letter at a time.) Hettie. GP (That is right. Yes. That is right and fine.) Ett [?] Hettie.
Page 359 - Phantasms of the Living," which has been reissued in abridged form.1 Suffice it to say that the committee expressed its considered opinion that "between deaths and apparitions of the dying person a connection exists which is not due to chance alone. This we hold as a proved fact.
Page 104 - Neither did those who have been investigating automatic script since his death invent this plan, if plan it be. It was not the automatists that detected it, but a student of the scripts; it has every appearance of being an element imported from outside; it suggests an independent invention, an active intelligence constantly at work in the present, not a mere echo or remnant of individualities of the past.
Page 8 - Most of those who remain faithful to the ' bosh '-interpretation would, however, find plenty of comfort if they had the entire mass of records given them to read. Not that I have left things out (I certainly have tried not to !) that would, if printed, discredit the detail of what I cite, but I have left out, by not citing the whole mass of records, so much mere mannerism, so much repetition, hesitation, irrelevance, unintelligibility, so much obvious groping and fishing and plausible covering up...
Page xxxi - Only when conditions can be so controlled that, eg, a teacher can announce beforehand that, on such a day, hour, and place he will demonstrate these things, can or will they be accepted by any sound scientific mind...
Page 141 - And I know not if, save in this, such gift be allowed to man, That out of three sounds he frame, not a fourth sound, but a star.
Page 97 - ... within a fortnight after the death of Mr. Page cleared away by the action of the children was unknown. The deceased is represented as still troubled, though he purported to see just what was going on in his family. " I have given you a mixture of observations and criticisms ; let me say that I have no firm mind about the matter. I am curiously and yet absolutely uninterested in it for the reason that I don't see how I can exclude the hypothesis of fraud, and until that can be excluded no advance...

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