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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

CHAPTER IV.

THEORY OF PHYSICAL MANIFESTATIONS

Movements and liftings - Sounds - Temporary increase and decrease of the weight of bodies.

FAQS ONLY

 

CHAPTER V.

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]

FAQS ONLY

 

CHAPTER VI.

VISUAL MANIFESTATIONS

Theoretical explanation of Apparitions - Theory of Hallucination.

FAQS ONLY

 

CHAPTER VII.

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]

FAQS ONLY

 

CHAPTER VIII.

LABORATORY OF THE INVISIBLE WORLD

Spirit-clothing - Spontaneous formation of tangible objects - Modification of the properties of the matter - Curative action of animal magnetism.

FAQS ONLY

 

CHAPTER IX.

HAUNTED PLACES

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CHAPTER XIV.

MEDIUMS

Physical Mediums - Electric Persons - Sensitive or Impressionable Mediums - Hearing Mediums - Speaking Mediums - Seeing Mediums - Somnambulist Mediums - Healing Mediums - Pneumatographic Mediums.

FAQS ONLY

 

CHAPTER XVII.

FORMATION OF MEDIUMS

Development of Medianimity - Changes in the writing of Mediums - Loss and Suspension of Medianimity.

FAQS ONLY

 

CHAPTER XVIII.

DIFFICULTIES AND DANGERS OF MEDIANIMITY

Influence of Medianimity on the Health, on the Brain and on Children.

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CHAPTER XIX.

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.

FAQS ONLY

 

CHAPTER XX.

MENTAL AND MORAL INFLUENCE OF THE MEDIUM

Questions - Dissertation of a Spirit on the Mental and Moral Influence of Mediums on Spirit-Manifestation.

FAQS ONLY

 

CHAPTER XXI.

INFLUENCE OF SURROUNDINGS ON SPIRIT-MANIFESTATIONS

FAQS ONLY

 

CHAPTER XXIII.

OBSESSION

Simple Obsession - Fascination - Subjugation - Causes of Obsession - Means of combating Obsession. [Possession]

FAQS ONLY

 

CHAPTER XXIV.

IDENTITY OF SPIRITS

Obtainable proofs of Identity - Distinction between Good and Evil Spirits - Questions on the Nature and Identity of Spirits.

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CHAPTER XXV.

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.

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CHAPTER XXVI.

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.

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CHAPTER XXVII.

CONTRADICTIONS AND HOAXINGS

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CHAPTER XXVIII.

CHARLATANISM

Mercenary Mediumship - Sham Spiritism

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CHAPTER XXXI.

DISSERTATIONS BY SPIRITS.

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FIRST CHAPTER

 

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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.