Incidents in My Life Volume 2

Incidents in My Life Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...had been placed on rollers on the table. I at first quite doubted the result, but on trying to raise the edge of the book it felt as if cleaved to the table, and then on changing to, ' Let it be light, ' the book became as light as a feather. Again and again we repeated the experiment, and finally satisfied ourselves of the reality of the important fact of an independent agency, guided by intelligence, and of the presence of an invisible being, possessing the power of reading our thoughts, and of producing at will the phenomenon of alternately making the book heavy or light. You will think me tedious tor dwelling at such length upon so comparatively insignificant a phenomenon, but the very simplicity of the manifestation gives interest. The phenomenon was, so to speak, quite within grasp; and I like, above all things, to have a manageable fact before me. The law is the same; the raising of a single pound weight, or of a ton, does not affect the principle: and here I had all I could desire, --a strong clear light; our own home for our theatre of operation; our own friends with us; a scientific man at my elbow, ready to catch at a shadow of a doubt, and whom we allowed to arrange at will, and place himself in any position he chose; and Mr. Home, the medium--goodtempered in the extreme--actuated only by a sincere desire to aid the investigation: all gave additional interest to our evening. I am now in a position safely to assert that I have proved, beyond a doubt, by this simple experiment, the operation of an unseen power, guided by intelligence. " Later in the evening, the accordion, which had been placed on the table, spontaneously moved six to eight inches from one side of the table towards the other--not a hand, not a...show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236986172
  • 9781236986177