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Agnostics
Agnostic's I Have A Friend Living In The West Who I For Years Had Been A Convinced Agnos Tic. He Was A Man Of Wide Reading And Had Great Natural Ability. His Wife, Who Was Known In The Editorial And Literary World, Shared With Him His Philosophical And Religious Opinions; ...

All Normal People Desire
All Normal People Desire Continued Existense. In Conclusion, Then, Let Us Take Note Of A Few Facts. All Normally Constituted People Wish To Continue To Live Beyond The Incident Of Death. It Was This Great Faith Which More Than Anything Else Or All Other Things Combined Gave The Young Christianity ...

Are The Facts Trivial
Are The Facts Trivial Again, In Answer To This Objection Which Is Commonly Made That The Communications Which Are Claimed To Be Received From The Other Life Are Trivial, They Seem To Me To Be Very Much What We Ought To Expect, On The Supposition That Death Does Not Radically ...

Are The Unexplained Facts
Are The Unexplained Facts Important Then As To The Nature Of These Facts. Professor Shaler Refers To Them As"of No Particular Importance With The Living." It Seems To Me That Calling Them Of No Particular Importance Is Assuming Something Which The Facts Do Not Justify. When Marconi Gets His First ...

Clairvoyance And Clairaudience
Clairvoyance And Clairaudience. Because They Seem To Be So Closely Akin, I Will Mention Clairvoyance And Clairaudience Together. It Is Not Strange That These Words Are Looked Upon With Suspicion, In View Of The Fact That There Are Persons Who Advertise The Pos Session Of These Powers As A Business, ...

Descriptions Of Another
Descriptions Of Another Itis Said That We Get No Satisfactory Descriptions Of Another World Or Another Life. Here Two Points May Well Be Made. In The First Place, If They Should Enter Into Elaborate And Magniloquent Descrip Tions Of Another World, We Should Feel At Once That The Statements Were ...

Evidence For Such Facts
Evidence For Such Facts Greater Than I Trust That These Many Detailed Cases Will Not Seem Tedious To The Reader, And That I Have Not Given More Than Are Needed. It Has Seemed To Me Best To Put Before The Student Of These Things Enough Specimen Cases So That He ...

Experiences Of A Famous
Experiences Of A Famous Years Ago, A World-famous Came To Boston And Delivered A Course Of Lectures Before The Lowell Insti Tute. He Had Been Trained In His Youth As A Clergyman Of The Church Of England. He Told Me That In His Early Life He Had Looked Upon All ...

Fiancees Father Warned And
Fiancee's Father Warned And An English Girl Was Engaged To Be Married To A Young American Who Had Been A Student Abroad. They Had Met At Heidelberg. He Died Suddenly After Returning To This Country. She Came Over Here Shortly Afterward To Visit His Mother. While In New York, She ...

First Sitting With Mrs
First Sitting With Mrs I Had Sittings With Mrs. Piper Years Ago, Before The Society Was Organised Or Her Name Was Publicly Known. On The Occasion Of My First Visit To Her, She Was, I Think, In A Little House On Pinckney Street In Boston. At This Time She Went ...

Impression And A Subsequent
Impression And A Subsequent Psychic Reference To It. There Was A Lady Living In This City Who Had An Old Friend In Brooklyn. This Friend Had Been Ill For A Year Or Two. It Was Known That She Would Probably Not Recover, But There Was No Indication That The End ...

Invisible
Invisible I Now Come To Note A Fact More Still, If, Indeed, There Are Degrees Of Strangeness Connected With This Class Of Occurrences, All Of Which Are Over The Border-line Of The Common. Years Ago I Was Told Of Musical Instruments Having Been Played On Without The Con Tact Of ...

My Daughters Experiance
My Daughter's Experiance. Mrs. Piper Moved From The West End Of Boston To A House In Rox Bury. My Daughter Made An Engagement For A Sitting With Her. She Did This Through A Friend Who Was Living In Rox Bury, Having This Friend Write The Letter Making The Appointment, And ...

Natural Or Supernatural
Natural Or Supernatural. If The Claim Were Generally Made By Those Who Have Verified Facts Like These That They Were Supernaturally Caused, Then Scientific Men Might Have An Excuse For Declining To Investigate Them; Though Even Then It Would Seem To Be Worth While To Study Them Far Enough To ...

Nature Of Facts To
Nature Of Facts To Be Explained. Before Considering With Some Care These Two Theories, Let Us Refresh Our Minds Concerning The Facts That Need To Be Explained. We Will Do This By Classi Fying Them In Some Simple, General Way. In The First Place, There Are The Physical Phenomena Which ...

No Fresh Evidence Likely
No Fresh Evidence Likely Except Along The Lines Of Psychical There Is No Fresh Evidence Likely To Be Discovered Along Any Other Lines Than Those Of Psychical Research. As Said At The Outset Of This Volume, These State Ments Of Fact Which Are Being Investigated Now Are Of Precisely The ...

Objections To Spiritistic
Objections To Spiritistic Professor Shaler, In The Indi Vidual, Page 209, Speaking Of The Reports Of Psychical Happenings, Admits That"there Is A Remnant That Is Quite Reconcilable With The Supposition That The Dead Live Much As They Lived On Earth, And That They May Communicate As Regards Matters Of No ...

Philanthropic Work Of Spirits
Philanthropic Work Of Spirits. Now Come To Refer To A Class Of Experiences Of The Most Remarkable Sort. To Go Into This With Sufficient Detail To Make The Whole Matter Perfectly Clear Would Necessitate The Writing Of A Small Volume. A Few Years Ago There Was A Famous Preacher To ...

Popular Attitude Toward These
Popular Attitude Toward These What, Now, Is The General Attitude Of People Toward All These Stories? If They Are A Part Of The Religion Which A Man Has Inherited, Or Which For Any Reason Holds His Allegiance, He Reverently And Unhesitatingly Accepts Them As True. But It Is A Little ...

Practical Universality Of Spiritistic
Practical Universality Of Spiritistic Let Us Now Turn For A Little And Con Sider The Spiritistic Theory. It Is An Axiom Of Science That One Must Keep To The Nearest And Most Seemingly Natural Theory In Attempting To Explain Facts Which Are Not Yet Scientifically Accounted For. We Must Not ...

Present State Of Thought
Present State Of Thought In To The Immortal It May Be Well For Us Here To Consider The Present State Of The Popular Mind As Touching The Question Of The Immortal Life. The Further Discussion Will Have More Meaning For Us After We Have Quietly Considered Where We Stand In ...

Report About A Friend
Report About A Friend Two Hundred Miles I Have Already Stated One Case In Which The Invisible Intelligence Acts At My Request To Find Out Something And Report To Me. I Wish Now To Give Another Illustration Of The Same Kind, Only More Remarkable Still. I Was Sitting With A ...

Report Of Fact Not
Report Of Fact Not Known To Any Person On I Am Now To Detail A Little Experience Which Seems To Me To Have About It Certain Features Which Are Very Unusual, And Therefore Worthy Of Special Remark. Never In My Life, Until My Son Died Did I Attempt To Get ...

Report Of Private Facts
Report Of Private Facts And Mental Conditions At A I Was Sitting Again In My Study With This Same Friend, A Psychic. Two Pages Of Note-paper Were Written Over Automatic Ally While The Psychic And I Were Carry Ing On An Indifferent Conversation Upon General Matters. I Took Up The ...

Reporting Unknown Facts By
Reporting Unknown Facts By Request. Now Comes A New Variation Of These Singular Experiences. I Received A Letter Some Years Ago From A Clerk In A Business House In A City About Twenty Miles From Boston. He Said That He Had Found Himself Under The Influence Of Some Power That ...

Serious Study Very
Serious Study Very These Three Positions, Then, Which I Have Thus Outlined And Illustrated, Practically Exhaust The Points Of View From Which These Asserted Happenings Have Been Regarded Up To The Present Time. It Is, I Think, A Somewhat Strange And Startling Fact To Note That So Far In The ...

So Many Sittings Are
So Many Sittings Are Another Objection Frequently Of Fered As Against The Spiritistic Theory Is That So Many Sittings Are Failures. Here Let It Be Remembered That A Great Many Who Claim To Be Mediums Are Outright And Intentional Frauds.'there Are Others Among Them Who Are Undoubtedly Honest, But Self-deluded. ...

Society For Psychical
Society For Psychical The Society For Psychical Research Was Organised In England In The Year 1882. Its First President Was Pro Fessor H. Sidgwick Of Cambridge. It Is Well Known That He Is One Of The Great Ethical Writers Of The Age. He Challenged The Common-sense, The Intellect, And The ...

Some Opinions Of Well Known
Some Opinions Of Well-known Man Is An Infinite Little Copy Of God; That Is Glory Enough For Man. I Am A Man, An Invisible Atom, A Drop In The Ocean, A Grain Of Sand On The Shore. Little As I Am, I Feel The God In Me, Because I Can ...

Spirit Apology
Spirit Apology. One More Brief Case. Some Years Ago My Brother Had A Sitting With Mrs. Piper. To Him At That Sitting Claimed To Come The Spirit Of A Minister Whom He Had Known In The West. This Minister Told Him A Good Many Personal Facts, Among Others, Where He ...

Spirit
Spirit I Wish To Say A Few Words Here The Much - Discussed And Generally Flouted Matter Of Spirit Photo Graphy. I Use The Word"spirit"here, Not As Begging The Question, But Merely To Express What Is Popularly Meant By The Term. I Have Had No Personal Experience In Matters Of ...

Spiritism And Special Providences
Spiritism And Special Providences. If We Believe That We Are Surrounded By A Spiritual Universe, That Our Friends May At Times Be Near Us, And Occasionally May Be Able To Render Us Assistance Of One Kind Or Another, This Would Rationally Ex Plain The Stories Of Which The World Is ...

Spiritism Can Explain All
Spiritism Can Explain All In The Next Place, If We Assume The Existence Of The People Who Used To Inhabit This Earth, Their Agency Might Easily Explain And Account For All The Wide Varieties And Classes Of Experience Which We Have Been Considering. This Theory Would Naturally Account For All ...

Spiritism Not Dependent On
Spiritism Not Dependent On Though It May Seem A Rather Start Ling Statement To Make, It Is Yet True That The Question Of Continued Exist Ence Can Be Considered Apart From Any Theistic Belief Whatsoever. If A Man Be Lieves In God Then He May Say With A Good Deal ...

Telepathic Assumptions
Telepathic Assumptions. The Only Cases Of Telepathy Of Which We Really Know Are Telepathy Be Tween Two. That There Is Such A Thing As"telepathie A Trois,"as Mr. Andrew Lang Calls It, Is Something Which By Itself And On Its Own Account Has Never Been Estab Lished As A Fact. It ...

Telepathic Cases Sporadic And
Telepathic Cases Sporadic And Uncertain. Now As Already Said, There Are Only Two Theories Which At The Present Time Claim The Serious Attention Of Serious People. These Are What Have Come To Be Widely Known As The Telepathic And The Spiritistic Theories. So Zealously Is The Telepathic Theory Held To ...

Telepathic Theory The Sitter
The Sitter Ought To Get What He Expects And Has In Mind, Telepathic Theory. The Telepathic Theory It Would Seem That The Sitter Ought To Get What He Expects, I. E., Such Things As Are In His Own Mind. If The Mental States And The Knowledge Of The Sitter Are ...

Telepathy And
Telepathy And It Would Seem To Be Impossible, In With The Theory Of Telepathy, To Account For The Appearance Of Appari Tions. I Call Particular Attention To The Case Of The Young Man Who Claimed To Have Been Warned By The Spirit Of His Father Of His Approaching Death. Here ...

Telepathy Ought Not To
Telepathy Ought Not To Make So Many So Marvellous A Being As This Subliminal Self, Whose Knowledge Must Ap Proach Wonderfully Near To The Universal In Order To Account For The Facts, Surely Ought Not To Be Liable To Make So Many Mistakes. Mistakes Are Made And Are Common, And ...

Telepathy The Facts Not
The Facts Not New, Telepathy. The Kinds Of Facts Which Constitute The Subject-matter Of The Society's In Vestigation Are Not At All New. Similar Happenings Have Been Reported Since The Beginning Of History. The Stories Come To Us From Every Nation And Under Every Sky. We Find Them Not Only ...

The Facts
The Facts It May Be Worth While Next Roughly To Classify The Kinds Of Facts Which Are Communicated. This Will Help Us To See As To Whether One Theory Or Another Seems More Easily To Fit The Case. 1st. There Are Hundreds Of Facts Com Municated With Which One Or ...

The Law Of Psychic
The Law Of Psychic Phenomena, There Is One Modification Of The Telepathic Or Subconscious-self The Ory Which Has Played So Important A Part In This Discussion That It Is Deserving Of Special Mention. Mr. Thomas Jay Hudson, Ll.d., Has Published A Book Which Has Gone Through A Good Many Editions, ...

The Poets And
The Poets And The Poets Voice The Feeling And Heart Of The World. Whittier Expresses His Pity For Those Who Have No Trust, In The Beautiful Words: Alas For Him Who Never Sees The Stars Shine Through His Cypress Trees! Who, Hopeless, Lays His Dead Away, Nor Looks To See ...

The Study Growing
The Study Growing Since Men Like These Have Undertaken The Work, It Has Been Elevated To A Position Of Respectability Which Up To That Time Did Not Attach To It. Until This Society Was Organised, The Man Who Pro Posed To Study In This Direction Was Likely To Be Looked ...

The Teaching Of
The Teaching Of If By Important Communications From The Other Life It Is Meant That No High And Fine Ethical And Spiritual Teaching Is Received, Then The Statement Simply Is Not True. If Anyone Will Take The Trouble To Make Himself Acquainted With The Best Literature In This Direction, He ...

The Traditionally
The Traditionally Those People Who Are Satisfied With Their Inherited Belief In Immortality Are Perhaps To Be Congratulated. The Only Trouble Is That It Is The Characteristic Of This Age To Challenge Not Only This, But All Other Traditional Opinions; And When These Challenged People Find It Difficult To Give ...

These Facts Essential In
These Facts Essential In All Religions. One Point In Regard To These Reported Happenings Is Of The Gravest Im Portance And Deserves Special And Careful Attention. Reports Of Happenings Of This Kind Are Inextricably Bound Up With The Origin, The Contents, And The History Of Every Religion On The Face ...

Time For Serious Investigation
Time For Serious Investigation. After All That Has Been So Far Said, It Would Seem Reasonable To Take The Position That The Time Has Come When This Whole Matter'needs To Be Looked Into. Enough Has Been Discovered To Be True To Make One Thing, At Least, Clear: If The Issue ...

Twofold Reason For
Twofold Reason For Such, Then, Is The Condition Of The Problem Of Continued Existence At The Present Time. As Has Already Been Indicated, My Interest In These Alleged Happenings Which Constitute The Subject Matter For The Investigations Of The Soci Ety For Psychical Research Is Twofold. I Have Said That ...

Typical Cases
Typical Cases. I Wish Now To Detail As Briefly As Sible, And Yet With Some Clearness, A Considerable Number Of Typical Cases. My Purpose In This Is To Place The Intelligent Reader In Such A Position That He May Be Able To Make Up His Own Mind As To What ...

Unseen Husband Reports Himself
Unseen Husband Reports Himself At His Wife's There Is A Lady Living In A Small Town In The Northwestern Part Of The State Of New York. Her Husband Died A Few Years Ago. On One Occasion She Had A Sitting With Mrs. Piper, But Did Not Get Results Which Were ...

What Telepathy Does Not
What Telepathy Does Not Seem To If Now The Reader Will Carefully Look Over The Numbered List Of Cases Which Have Been Presented, He Will Be Able To Make Up His Own Mind As To What Ones Of Them Would Seem To Be Explicable On The Theory Of Telepathy And ...

Young Lady Speaks German
Young Lady Speaks German I Have A Lady Friend Who Was The Daughter Of A New England Clergyman, And Whose Husband In Later Years Was Also A Minister. When She Was A Girl This Mediumistic Power, Whatever It May Be, Would Take Possession Of Her, Not Only Without Her Will, ...