Rigid Tests of the Occult; Being a Record of Some Remarkable Experiences Through the Mediumship of Mr. C. Bailey, with a Critical Examination Into the Origin of the Phenomena
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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...telepathioally from some cultured individual in the flesh, conversant with ancient history and Eastern archaeology; and if Dr. Whitcombes keen judgment, remarkable reasoning faculty, and other evidences of intellectuality and scholarly attainments, foreign to the sensitive,0 be likewise received telepathically from some constantly obliging person or persons in the flesh, then, by no straining of the theories of telepathy, suggestion or subliminal consciousness can be explained the facts that the archaeologist not alone calls himself Dr. Robinson, but tells us what he was in earth life, giving a detailed account of his earth experiences, just as Dr. Whitcombe does of his special experiences in the flesh, of his sensations just prior to and during the transition called death, of his awakening into the consciousness of another existence, of the conditions obtaining in that existence, the position he now oecupies in it and the object of his present mission, etc. Hypnotic suggestion will certainly not explain the recital of these detailed experiences; nor will telepathy, because if we suppose the ideas received telepathically, we must pre-suppose some individual who not alone thought himself dying but found himself dead, and, though still actually experiencing the conditions of life in another sphere, yet is not out of the flesh at all! Admitting the existence of this imaginary individual, we must also presuppose his unvarying ability to oblige the sitters by being in the exact psychological condition for the transmission, at the exact psychological moment, of his mentality to the sensitive at those seances at which this special telepathic exhibition of distinct intelligence is given in simulation of spirit utterance on the part of the...
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