Illustrated investigations into the phenomena of spiritualism and theosophy.
From the preface:
The author has had sittings with many famous mediums of this country and Europe, but has seen little to convince him of the fact of spirit communication. The slate tests and so-called materializations have invariably been frauds. Some experiments along the line of automatic writing and psychometry, however, have demonstrated to the writer the truth of telepathy or thought-transference. The theory of telepathy explains many of the marvels ascribed to spirit intervention in things mundane.
- INTRODUCTORY ARGUMENT
- PART FIRST. SPIRITUALISM
- I. DIVISIONS OF THE SUBJECT
- II. SUBJECTIVE PHENOMENA
- Table-Tilting—Muscle Reading
- III. PHYSICAL PHENOMENA
- Psychography, or Slate-Writing
- The Master of the Mediums.
- Rope-Tying and Holding Mediums
- Spirit Photography
- Thought Photography
- Apparitions of the Dead
- IV. CONCLUSIONS
- PART SECOND. MADAME BLAVATSKY AND THE THEOSOPHISTS
- The Priestess
- What is Theosophy
- Madame Blavatsky’s Confession
- The Writings of Madame Blavatsky
- Life and Death of a Famous Theosophist
- The Mantle of Madame Blavatsky
- The Theosophical Temple
- LIST OF Works Consulted in the Preparation of this Volume
1st edition 1897; reprinted as The Spirit World Unmasked in 1902; PDF 123 pages.
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