On the sideboard or on the table are two or three "hot water" dishes (with or without spirit lamps underneath).
A neighbor, the wife of a merchant, when she heard the things that had been said, assured Mrs. Piper that it must be messages from the spirit world.
One of the illustrations shows spirit forms as seen by a medium.
But they and their spirit voices faded together; and the night became as it had been when he walked home.
Now for breakfast we shall want a frying-pan”—(Harris said it was indigestible; but we merely urged him not to be an ass, and George went on)—“a tea-pot and a kettle, and a methylated spirit stove.”
He had a plumb bob in his hand and a spirit level, but he laid them down.
"Come to me from the shadowy spirit land!
The book also tells you about different kinds of spirits, including apparitions (ghosts) and spirit guides (the spirit friends that are constantly with each of us); about spirit control (how spirits work through the organisms of mediums); and about spirit-given premonitions, warnings, death-signs, etc.
How To Converse With Spirit Friends" tells you how you may develop mediumistic powers, so as to be able to receive messages from the other world when sitting alone.
"Table Rapping and Automatic Writing" gives full instructions on how to form a Circle for receiving messages from spirit friends; how to enable spirits to make themselves visible to ordinary sight; how to get written messages, drawings, etc.,
"Give us back the white man's friend, so may we depart in peace-- "In peace from The Home of the Serpents, the abode of the Spirit-dead.
42:009:055 But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.
Where is Sarili's great councillor of the Spirit-world now?
CHAPTER XXXII When I got there it was all still and Sunday-like, and hot and sunshiny; the hands was gone to the fields; and there was them kind of faint dronings of bugs and flies in the air that makes it seem so lonesome and like everybody's dead and gone; and if a breeze fans along and quivers the leaves it makes you feel mournful, because you feel like it's spirits whispering--spirits that's been dead ever so many years--and you always think they're talking about you.
A soul-moving harmony, correctly performed, we should have taken as a spirit-warning, and have given up all hope.
It is sadly possible to speak of the death-life and the Spirit-walk, while even the tenderest love cannot but see how much there is of self.
in its bodily prison!--Spirit pure, Spirit supreme; surveying, governing, Guarding, possessing; Lord and Master still PURUSHA, Ultimate, One Soul with Me.
Quaketh my pen; my spirit supposethThat in my writing ye will find offence; Mine hearte welketh* thus; anon it riseth; *withers, faints Now hot, now cold, and after in fervence; That is amiss, is caus’d of negligence, And not of malice; therefore be merciable; A faithful heart is ever acceptable.
There, by that foul crew Was I releas’d from the deceitful world, Whose base affection many a spirit soils, And from the martyrdom came to this peace.”
46:002:010 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
I am alluding now, not to spirit return, where seventy years of close observation has given us some sort of certain and definite laws, but rather to those fairy and phantom phenomena which have been endorsed by so many ages, and still even in these material days seem to break into some lives in the most unexpected fashion.
This astral-body extension produces spirit raps on tables; table-tilting and movement; levitation, or the lifting of solid objects in the air; playing upon musical instruments such as the guitar, accordian, etc.
There was no effective prohibition of superstitious practices, spirit raising, incantations, prostrations, and supplementary worships.
name The first spirit Quicksilver called is; The second Orpiment; the third, y-wis, Sal-Armoniac, and the fourth Brimstone.
46:014:014 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.
Spirit possession and rapture can be induced through the sheer emotional bump-and-grind of religious rituals, using no invasive neurological tools at all (and not even necessarily any pharmacological ones)21.
His thoughts were strong and healthy, but his business fagging, hence his own spirit is not a perfect likeness of his own soul, as it takes every atom of earthly composition perfectly normal to reproduce a perfect spirit picture of the soul or mortal man.
So-called spirit photographs, for instance, imply necessarily a certain degree of materialization before the 'form' could come within the range even of the most sensitive of films.
Barlow was very much of the free-spirit persuasion, deeply unimpressed by brass-hats and jacks-in-office.
For, pardie, ye have often time heard tell, How that a friar ravish’d was to hellIn spirit ones by a visioun,And, as an angel led him up and down,To shew him all the paines that there were, In all the place saw he not a frere;Of other folk he saw enough in woe.
inclinations*spirit Notes to Good Counsel of Chaucer1.
It was a wretchedly lonely evening, and the light which fell from the solitary gas jet in the parlor, and oil-lamp the hall, helped to envelop us in a dusky hue and dye our spirits navy blue.
to judge fromNo wonder is, for in her great estateHer ghost* was ever in plein** humility; spirit *full No tender mouth, no hearte delicate,No pomp, and no semblant of royalty;But full of patient benignity,Discreet and prideless, aye honourable, And to her husband ever meek and stable.
If little Pearl were entertained with faith and trust, as a spirit messenger no less than an earthly child, might it not be her errand to soothe away the sorrow that lay cold in her mother's heart, and converted it into a tomb?--and to help her to overcome the passion, once so wild, and even yet neither dead nor asleep, but only imprisoned within the same tomb-like heart?
But if one reads the reports through from beginning to end one cannot help feeling that her spirit messages are filled with nonsense, at least of triviality.
I have also explained in the same little book how there are certain powerful thought-forms which may be mistaken for spirit materializations.
He masters whose spirit masters, he tastes sweetest who results sweetest in the long run, The blood of the brawn beloved of time is unconstraint; In the need of songs, philosophy, an appropriate native grand-opera, shipcraft, any craft, He or she is greatest who contributes the greatest original practical example.
Vanity and Vexation of SpiritMarilla, walking home one late April evening from an Aid meeting, realized that the winter was over and gone with the thrill of delight that spring never fails to bring to the oldest and saddest as well as to the youngest and merriest.
l vibrations and transmission--Thought transference--Clairvoyance and kindred phenomena--Mediumship--Mediumistic conditions--How to develop mediumship--Mediumistic phenomena--Higher spirit manifestations.
We have served the nature-spirit line of evolution consciously not at all, but by understanding the situation we can co-operate together intelligently and helpfully, and the service of both to mutual advantage can take the place of blind experiment and groping self-interest.
This may enable you to describe to your friends, people in spirit life that they have known here.
In a remarkable book, A Wanderer in the Spirit Lands, published in 1896, the author, Mr. Farnese, under inspiration gives an account of many mysteries, including that of fairies.
On the night when the child was born, two dragons came and kept watch on the left and right of the hill, and two spirit-ladies appeared in the air, pouring out fragrant odors, as if to bathe Chang-tsai; and as soon as the birth took place, a spring of clear warm water bubbled up from the floor of the cave, which dried up again when the child had been washed in it.
"THE FAIRY BODY.--The normal working body of the gnome and fairy is not of human nor of any other definite form, and herein lies the explanation of much that has been puzzling concerning the nature-spirit kingdom generally.
The selfish enrichment of the body impoverishes the spirit influence upon the Soul.
The Unionist Government, which ousted Mr. Gladstone, had a predominantly Tory element, and was in spirit imperialist as no previous British Government had been.
TABLE OF CONTENTS PREFACE BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL CHAPTER I: PREJUDICES OF PHILOSOPHERS CHAPTER II: THE FREE SPIRIT CHAPTER III: THE RELIGIOUS MOOD CHAPTER IV: APOPHTHEGMS AND INTERLUDES CHAPTER V: THE NATURAL HISTORY OF MORALS CHAPTER VI: WE SCHOLARS CHAPTER VII: OUR VIRTUES CHAPTER VIII: PEOPLES AND COUNTRIES CHAPTER IX: WHAT IS NOBLE?
"The spirit hypothesis exhibits a vacancy, triviality, and incoherence of mind painful to think of as the state of the departed, and coupled with a pretension to impress one, a disposition to 'fish' and face around and disguise the essential hollowness which is, if anything, more painful still.
The limitation in number, for instance, of beer and spirit-houses, for the express purpose of rendering them more difficult of access, and diminishing the occasions of temptation, not only exposes all to an inconvenience because there are some by whom the facility would be abused, but is suited only to a state of society in which the labouring classes are avowedly treated as children or savages, and placed under an education of restraint, to fit them for future admission to the privileges of freedom.
Flammarion, in his story, called "Lumen," makes his spirit hero pass at will along the ray of light from the earth, seeing the things of different eras of earth-time.