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SPIRIT INTERCOURSE

 

[Spirit Interaction]

 

ITS THEORY AND PRACTICE

BY

J[AMES]. HEWAT MCKENZIE
[1869-1929]

 

[The author covers a wide range of phenomena based on thirteen years of his personal experimentation and research. He founded and organized the British College of Psychic Science and tutored Eileen Garrett. She considered him a most knowledgeable spiritualist and he passes on to us a broad range of spiritualism folklore that he encounters as reported to him by spirits. A fascinating mix and an especially good read for the experimental portions.]


 
 

COPYRIGHT 1917


 

IF THERE IS ANYTHING IMPORTANT OR HELPFUL
IN THIS BOOK,

MUCH OF IT IS DUE TO THE STIMULATING INFLUENCES
THAT HAVE POURED FROM SPIRITUAL SOURCES
THROUGH

MY WIFE,

TO WHOM I DEDICATE IT WITH GRATEFUL AFFECTION


 

PREFACE

 

CHAPTER I

FACTS WORTH KNOWING

Treatment of mediums by the Christian Church, p. 19. Rise of modern spiritualism, p. 21. Limited education of mediums, p. 28. Spiritualistic phenomena a science, p. 29. Instruments used by psychic scientists, p. 32.

 

CHAPTER II

SCIENCE OF THE SOUL

Facts proved, p. 36. Body, soul and spirit, p. 37. Premature burial, p. 43. Soul travelling in sleep, Dreams, p. 45. Hypnotic experiments, p. 47. through death, p. 48.

 

CHAPTER III

MATERIALIZATION

Psycho-plastic full-form, materialization, p. 63. Shell materialization, p. 75. Fluidic materialization, p. 78. Astralization, p. 80. Etheric skin envelope, p. 81. Mechanical ghosts, p. 83. Psycho-plastic transfiguration, p. 84 Materialization of animals, p. 87.

 

CHAPTER IV

MEDIUMSHIP: OBJECTIVE PHENOMENA

Table tilting, p. 93. Spirit rapping, p. 99 Automatic writing, p. 100. Psychic slate writing, p. 101. Spirit painting, p. 101. Spirit photography, p. 102. Unlocking of doors, p. 107. Levitation, p. 107. Apports, p. 108.Trumpet mediumship, p. 110. Dematerialization, p. 111. Houdini's platform demonstration, p. 114. Mrs. Thompson's demonstration, p. 116. Miss Fay's demonstration, p.118. Japanese demonstration p. 119

 

CHAPTER V

MEDIUMSHIP: SUBJECTIVE PHENOMENA

Clairvoyance, p. 122. Psychometry, p. 127. Telepathy and soul projection, p. 130. Mrs. Zancig's demonstration, p. 131. Spirit healing, p. 136.

 

CHAPTER VI

FIRST STEPS TO SPIRIT INTERCOURSE

Advice to beginners, p. 139. Dangers, p. 146. Difficulties, p. 148. Attitude of materialist and idealist, p. 150. Magazines recommended, p. 151. London Spiritualist Alliance, p. 152. Instruments for be p. 153. Treatment of medium, p. 153. What to expect, p. 155. Planchette, p. 160. Table tilting, p. 164. Auto­matic writing, p. 167. Public seances, p. 168. Developing circles, p. 169. Natural law at work, p. 170. Importance of psychic phenomena, p. 172. Communication and communion, p. 173.

 

CHAPTER VII

THE CULTURE OF THE SOUL

Family worship, p. 175. The sanctum, p. 181. Spirit communion,

p. 183. Aspiration, p. 187. Diet, p. 188. Exercise, 189. Self-control, p. 189. Soul culture a science,

p. 191. Concentration, p. 191. Meditation, p. 191.

 

CHAPTER VIII

LAWS OPERATING IN SPIRIT SPHERES

Introduction, p. 196. The new superphysical continents,

p. 197, 198. Descriptive table of spirit spheres, p. 202. Food, p. 205. Clothing, p. 205. Occupations,

p. 209. Buildings, p. 211. Marriage, p. 214. Language, p. 215. Animal, p. 216. Flowers,

p. 218. Rejuvenation, p. 220. Travelling, p. 221. Time and space, p. 222. Religious, p. 224.

Transition from sphere to sphere, p. 225. Reincarnation, p. 227.

 

CHAPTER IX

LIFE AFTER DEATH

Geography of spirit spheres, p. 228. Reality of superphysical continents, p. 229. Lowest astral world, or Hades, p. 230. Animal spheres, p. 230. Planetary spheres, p. 230. Distance from earth, p. 230. Atmospheres, p. 232. Origin of spirit spheres, p. 233. Permanency of superphysical continents, p. 234. Future exploration, p. 235. Earthquakes, p. 236. Lowest astral world, p. 238. Degree of light, p. 239. Dante's conception, p. 239. Nature's reformatories, p. 240. Approximate population, p. 242. Methods of advancement, p. 247. Sensualists' reformatory, p. 247. Drunkards' pit, p. 249. A bell of the Epicureans, p. 254. Middle astral world, p. 255. Habitations, p. 256. The retired policeman, p. 259. Vanity fair, p. 262. The house of the harpy, p. 266. Upper astral plane, p. 268. Second sphere, p. 270. Headquarters of various religions, p. 271. The religious p. 272. Third sphere, the Summer Land, 275. Dwellings, p. 275. Light, p. 276. Public buildings, p. 278. Colleges, p. 279. Children's education, p. 280. Pet animals, p. 282. Music, p. 282. Knowledge of earth, p. 282. Fourth sphere, or Sphere of Comparison, p. 283. Fifth sphere, or Intellectual Plane, p. 284. Sixth sphere, or Love Plane, p. 285. Seventh sphere, the Christ Plane, p. 286.

 

CONCLUSION