The Best Psychic Stories

The Best Psychic Stories

Various

A collection of fictional stories (and maybe one non-fiction spiritual account) with a paranormal slant. Includes; When the World Was Young by Jack London; The Return by Algernon Blackwood; The Second Generation by Algernon Blackwood; Joseph—A Story by Katherine Rickford; The Clavecin—Bruges by George Wharton Edwards; Ligeia by Edgar Allan Poe; The Sylph and the Father by Elsa Barker; A Ghost by Lafcadio…

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The Last Crossing

The Last Crossing

Gladys Osborne Leonard

Gladys Osborne Leonard was a British trance medium, renowned for her work with the Society for Psychical Research. This book discusses not only the after-life but also the point of death itself. Chapters include: The One Thing We Fear; Our Two Bodies; A Way Of Escape From The Web Of Life; Decay And “Whole-Ness”; When Death Approaches; “Rolling The Stone From The Grave Away”; “Every Calvary Has An Olivet”; Practical Methods Of Helping The…

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Ghosts in Solid Form

Ghosts in Solid Form

Gambier Bolton

Accounts of various mediumship experiments. From the Foreword: ‘As scientists in many parts of the world today are turning their serious attention to the question of the origin and the (possible) continuity of Life, I feel that the time has now arrived when a text-book on the subject of the phenomena, known to investigators as Materialisations, should be issued to the public, in order to assist inquirers, both scientists and laymen…

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Spiritism and the Cult of the Dead in Antiquity

Spiritism and the Cult of the Dead in Antiquity

Lewis Bayles Paton

Excerpt: ‘During the last quarter of a century interest in the phenomena of Spiritism, or Spiritualism as it is popularly called, has been growing steadily throughout the Western world. The Societies of Psychical Research in England, Germany, France, and America have gathered a vast body of data, and have subjected these to have been published in the journals of the various societies….The great historic religions of China, India…

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The Reality of Psychic Phenomena

The Reality of Psychic Phenomena

W. J. Crawford

Excerpt: ‘I need hardly say that if money be the chief or only object of the medium’s ambition, practically no experimental work can be done. It is a matter of experience — my experience, anyway — that the medium and sitters must not develop any form of material greed, or the phenomena become undependable and unreliable. This does not mean, of course, that a medium may not take reasonable remuneration ; but it decidedly…

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Psychism, Analysis of Things Existing

Psychism, Analysis of Things Existing

Paul Gibier

Now, it must be stated that psychical matters are of such a nature that they may be compared to a set of powerful cog-wheels in motion ; once the fingers are caught in the teeth, the whole body is drawn in. The movement cannot be stopped at present, and scientists, clergymen, and philosophers of all schools will soon be bound to come, volens nolens, to an understanding with regard to psychic phenomena. It is true that the question…

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The Omega File: Greys, Nazis, Underground Bases, and the New World Order

The Omega File

Branton

The Branton Files are a series of documents espousing various conspiracy theories circulated on the internet since at least the mid-1990s. They are most often attributed to Bruce Alan Walton who claims to have been a victim of alien abduction and had contact through “altered states of consciousness” with humans “living in the inner earth”. This particular book: The Omega File: Greys, Nazis, Underground…

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The New Revelation

The New Revelation

Arthur Conan Doyle

This book deals not only with the issue of the physical versus the metaphysical, but also considers the problem of death and the afterlife, and the question of communication with the spirit world. Conan Doyle’s ‘The New Revelation’ makes for an enlightening exploration of some eternally relevant questions, and possible answers.

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After-Death Communications

After-Death Communications

L. M. Bazett

Chapters include: First Communications Received; Cases where some link with communicators existed; Cases where relations were present; Cases where relations were not present; Character sketches; Special relationships; Erroneous, confused and irrelevent matter; Guides; Super-normal sense-impressions; and, The Potential value of communication.

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The History of Spiritualism, Vol. I

The History of Spiritualism, Vol. I

Arthur Conan Doyle

Chapters include: The Story of Swedenborg; Edward Irving: The Shakers; The Prophet of the New Revelation; The Hydesville Episode; The Career of the Fox Sisters; First Developments in America; The Dawn in England; Continued Progress in England; The Career of D.D. Home; The Davenport Brothers; The Researches of Sir William Crookes (1870-1874); The Eddy Brothers and the Holmeses; Henry Slade And Dr. Monck; and, Collective Investigations…

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The Blue Island: Experiences of a New Arrival Beyond the Veil

The Blue Island: Experiences of a New Arrival Beyond the Veil

W. T. Stead

On April 10, 1912, W. T. Stead boarded the S.S. Titanic bound from Southampton to New York, to take part in a peace congress at Carnegie Hall. On the morning of April 15 the ship struck an iceberg and Stead, along with hundreds of others, drowned. Ten years later, Stead’s daughter Estelle published this book which purported to be a communication with Stead via a medium, Pardoe Woodman. In the book, Stead described…

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Realms of the Living Dead

Realms of the Living Dead

Frank Homer Curtiss and Harriette Augusta Curtiss

Chapters include: The Reality of the Astral World; The Rivers of Life and Death; The Seven Realms; The Realm of Reflection; The Astral Double; The Awakening; Astral Helpers; The Ethereal Realm; The Vital Realm; The Desire Realm; The Eighth Sphere; The Elementals; The Fairies; The Psychic Realms; Independent Methods of Communion; The Telepathic Method; The Inspirational or Spiritual Realm; and, The Divine Realm.

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The Future Life as Described and Portrayed by Spirits

The Future Life as Described and Portrayed by Spirits

Elizabeth Sweet

From the Introduction: AT an early period of my investigations into spiritual intercourse, when I was but an inquirer and by no means a believer, I was invited to join a circle which had weekly meetings at the house of Mrs. Fish, the eldest of the Fox family. I accepted the invitation, and met there some five or six persons, male and female, all strangers to me. After a few meetings, Mrs. Fish introduced two new members to the circle, Mr…

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Occultism and Common-Sense

Occultism and Common-Sense

Beckles Willson

Chapters include: Science’s Attitude towards the “Supernatural”; The Hypnotic State; Phantasms of the Living; Dreams; Hallucinations; Phantasms of the Dead; On “Hauntings” and Kindred Phenomena; The Dowsing or Divining Rod; Mediumistic Phenomena; More Physical Phenomena; The Materialisation of “Ghosts”; Spirit-Photography; Clairvoyance; and, Mrs Piper’s Trance Utterances.

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