TABLE OF CONTENTS
THEORY OF PHYSICAL MANIFESTATIONS Movements and liftings - Sounds - Temporary increase and decrease of the weight of bodies.
SPONTANEOUS PHYSICAL MANIFESTATIONS Noises, racket, and disturbances - Things thrown about - Objects introduced spontaneously into rooms - Statements by a Spirit in regard to these phenomena. [Poltergeists]
VISUAL MANIFESTATIONS Theoretical explanation of Apparitions - Theory of Hallucination.
BI-CORPOREITY AND TRANSFIGURATION Apparitions of the spirit of persons in the flesh - Doubles - Saint Alfonso of Liguori and Saint Antony of Padua - Vespasian - Transfiguration - Invisibility. [Bilocation]
LABORATORY OF THE INVISIBLE WORLD Spirit-clothing - Spontaneous formation of tangible objects - Modification of the properties of the matter - Curative action of animal magnetism.
HAUNTED PLACES FULL TEXT
MEDIUMS Physical Mediums - Electric Persons - Sensitive or Impressionable Mediums - Hearing Mediums - Speaking Mediums - Seeing Mediums - Somnambulist Mediums - Healing Mediums - Pneumatographic Mediums.
FORMATION OF MEDIUMS Development of Medianimity - Changes in the writing of Mediums - Loss and Suspension of Medianimity.
DIFFICULTIES AND DANGERS OF MEDIANIMITY Influence of Medianimity on the Health, on the Brain and on Children.
THE ACTION OF THE MEDIUM IN THE OBTAINING OF SPIRIT MANIFESTATIONS Influence of the Medium - Mediumship attributed to inert bodies - Aptitude of certain mediums for languages, music, drawing, &c., of which they have no present knowledge - Dissertation of a Spirit on the action of mediums in Spirit-Manifestations.
MENTAL AND MORAL INFLUENCE OF THE MEDIUM Questions - Dissertation of a Spirit on the Mental and Moral Influence of Mediums on Spirit-Manifestation.
INFLUENCE OF SURROUNDINGS ON SPIRIT-MANIFESTATIONS FAQS ONLY
OBSESSION Simple Obsession - Fascination - Subjugation - Causes of Obsession - Means of combating Obsession. [Possession]
IDENTITY OF SPIRITS Obtainable proofs of Identity - Distinction between Good and Evil Spirits - Questions on the Nature and Identity of Spirits.
EVOCATIONS General Considerations - Spirits who may be evoked - Mode of addressing Spirits - Utility of Special Evocations - Questions on Evocation - Evocation of Animals - Evocation of Living Persons - Human Telegraphy.
QUESTIONS THAT MAY BE ADDRESSED TO SPIRITS Preliminary Observations - Questions that are agreeable or disagreeable to Spirits - Questions about the Future - About Past and Future Existences - About Moral and Worldly Interests - About the Destiny of Spirits - About Health - About Inventions and Discoveries - About Hidden Treasures - About other Worlds.
CONTRADICTIONS AND HOAXINGS FULL TEXT
CHARLATANISM Mercenary Mediumship - Sham Spiritism
DISSERTATIONS BY SPIRITS. FULL TEXT
These pages are lightly edited excerpts from The Mediums' Book: Guide for Mediums and Invocators by Allan Kardec [Leon Rivail] A download (acrobat format) of the complete volume is free.