Modern Spiritualism: A History and a Criticism, Volume 1

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Methuen & Company, 1902 - Spiritualism
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Page 17 - And indeed that confession, that it is said we made, was no other than what was suggested to us by some gentlemen ; they telling us, that we were witches, and they knew it, and we knew it, and they knew that we knew it, which made us think that it was so...
Page 38 - ... them all to pieces. This made me hasten to bed. But my sister Hetty, who sits always to wait on my father going to bed, was still sitting on the lowest step on the garret Stairs, the door being...
Page 34 - I have been thrice pushed by an invisible power, once against the corner of my desk in the study, a second time against the door of the matted chamber, a third time against the right side of the frame of my study door, as I was going in.
Page 253 - Now I am ready, my friends. There will be great changes in the nineteenth century. Things that now look dark and mysterious to you will be laid plain before your sight. Mysteries are going to be revealed. The world will be enlightened. I sign my name, Benjamin Franklin. Do not go into the other room.
Page 229 - We met pursuant to appointment ; took our seats at the table, our hands and arms resting on it as usual. I placed the paper with my silver-cased pencil on the drawer, and said, " ' My friend, I wish the sentence to be in your own handwriting, so that your friends will recognize it.' He replied,
Page 163 - It is a truth that spirits commune with one another while one is in the body and the other in the higher Spheres — and this, too, when the person in the body is •unconscious of the influx, and hence cannot be con.
Page 245 - I felt his feet ; they were lifted a foot from the floor ! He palpitated from head to foot with the contending emotions of joy and fear which choked his utterance. Again and again he was taken from the floor, and the third time he was carried to the lofty...
Page 33 - We enquired whether anybody had been in the garden, or in the room above us, but there was nobody. Soon after my sister Molly and I were up after all the family were abed, except my sister Nancy, about some business. We heard three bouncing thumps under our feet, which soon made us throw away our work and tumble into bed. Afterwards the tingling of the latch and warming-pan, and so it took its leave that night.
Page 98 - It lies in Heaven, across the flood Of ether, as a bridge. Beneath, the tides of day and night With flame and darkness ridge The void, as low as where this earth Spins like a fretful midge.
Page 186 - I have sometimes produced a hundred and fifty raps in succession. I can rap with all the toes on both feet : it is most difficult to rap with the great toe. Catherine told me how to manage to answer the questions. She said it was generally easy enough to answer right, if the one who asked the questions called the alphabet.

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