How to Go to a Medium by Eric John Dingwall

Author: Eric John Dingwall
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 17,676 / 52 pg
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LoC Category: GR

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Genre: Occult

until you have sure proof of it, but on the other hand do not be put off from taking perfectly legitimate precautions. Remember that genuine mediums never object to tests if they understand what they are for and are sure of the sitters’ own genuineness in applying them. Preserve your equanimity on all occasions, and do not argue with or flatly contradict a medium with whom you are working. Remember that if genuine all he says has some meaning even though you cannot understand it and in many cases cannot be expected to, since the subject matter may refer to his own mental processes of which you are not aware. Do not imagine that if you cannot understand how information comes to a medium “it must be spirits”. Preserve the scientific attitude, and remember that scientific methods simply consist in:

(a) Collecting your facts.

(b) Classifying them.

(c) Forming a theory that describes them.

Make up your mind before you go whether you want the nearest approach to truth that you can get.

Hydesville by Thomas Olman Todd

The interesting events narrated in this book which occurred at Hydesville, in the house of the Fox Family, are those by which Modern Spiritualism made its advent into this world as a new revelation in spiritual matters.

Author: Thomas Olman Todd
Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 11,130 / 40 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.8
LoC Category: BF

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Genres: Religion, Occult

that it was all “dug up.” Mrs. Bell replied that “the holes were only rat holes,” and a few nights afterwards Lucretia observed that Mr. Bell was busy for some time in the cellar filling up the “rat holes” with earth which he carried there himself.

During the remainder of the period in which the house was occupied by the Bell family, the sounds continued to be heard, not only by Lucretia but by Mrs. Bell. Lucretia’s mother, Mrs. Pulver, was a frequent visitor at the house, and on one occasion in particular, after the foregoing events, when she called upon Mrs. Bell, she found the latter quite ill from want of rest, and on enquiring the cause, Mrs. Bell declared she was “sick of her life,” and that she frequently “heard the footsteps of a man traversing the house all night.”


A few months after these events happened the Bells left the neighbourhood, and the house became tenanted by a Mr. and Mrs. Weekman, who lived there about eight

A Question of Marriage by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey

Author: Mrs George de Horne Vaizey (Jessie Mansergh)
Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 77,733 / 228 pg
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Genres: Fiction and Literature, Romance, Occult

thoughts–the blackest thoughts. I had visions of him as a forger, shut up in a cell. When the bell rang late at night I used to tremble, wondering if it were he escaped from prison, coming to us for shelter… Then at the end, as so often happens, it came out just by chance. Some people were sitting behind a screen at a reception, and they spoke of me–just a few words, and before I could move I had heard the great secret. `Interesting-looking girl! It is to be hoped she won’t go mad, too. So many of that family–‘ It was like a flashlight over the past. I looked back, and understood. All the bits fitted, and the mystery was solved. I was not the daughter of a criminal–only of a maniac, who had been shut up for five years before his death. That was my grandmother’s mysterious illness, and Aunt Bertha’s too–pretty Aunt Bertha, who disappeared for a year at a time, for a `cure,’ and came back looking so worn and sad. That was the explanation of my boy cousin’s violent temper, and of the misery of his father

A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718 by Wallace Notestein

Author: Wallace Notestein
Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 133,831 / 432 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 50.6
LoC Category: D

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Genres: History, Occult

ns; there is no elaborate and systematic theological explanation of human relations with demons.

But these notions were to reach England soon enough. Already there were germinating in southern Europe ideas out of which the completer notions were to spring. As early as the close of the ninth century certain Byzantine traditions were being introduced into the West. There were legends of men who had made written compacts with the Devil, men whom he promised to assist in this world in return for their souls in the next.[2] But, while such stories were current throughout the Middle Ages, the notion behind them does not seem to have been connected with the other features of what was to make up the idea of witchcraft until about the middle of the fourteenth century. It was about that time that the belief in the “Sabbat” or nocturnal assembly of the witches made its appearance.[3] The belief grew up that witches rode through the air to these meetings, that they renounced Christ and engaged in foul forms of hom

Occult Chemistry by Annie Besant

Author: Annie Besant
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 31,681 / 105 pg
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Genres: Philosophy, Occult

ur etheric substates, the highest being common to all, and consisting of the ultimate physical atoms to which all elements are finally reducible. The chemical atom is regarded as the ultimate particle of any element, and is supposed to be indivisible and unable to exist in a free state. Mr. Crookes’ researches have led the more advanced chemists to regard the atoms as compound, as a more or less complex aggregation of protyle.

To astral vision ether is a visible thing, and is seen permeating all substances and encircling every particle. A “solid” body is a body composed of a vast number of particles suspended in ether, each vibrating backwards and forwards in a particular field at a high rate of velocity; the particles are attracted towards each other more strongly than they are attracted by external influences, and they “cohere,” or maintain towards each other a definite relation in space. Closer examination shows that the ether is not homogeneous but consists of particles of numerous kinds, differing in

The Portal of Dreams by Charles Neville Buck

Author: Charles Neville Buck
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 66,827 / 194 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68.9
LoC Category: PS

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Genres: Fiction and Literature, Occult

er than nursery toys.

One gracious afternoon, while I was occupying the front seat beside the driver, I almost attained a state of contentment. I was pretending that I had forgotten all about the human freight in the tonneau. My eyes were drinking in the smiling beauty framed by the wide horizon, when suddenly the droning of the motors fell quiet and with no warrantable reason the automobile slid to a halt and declined to proceed farther.



Aunt Sarah and the girls were much annoyed and their annoyance did not grow less when, after a half-hour of diagnosis, the chauffeur emerged, grease-stained and exhausted from under the car, shaking his head. He frankly admitted that his worm’s eye view had failed to enlighten him as to the trouble. Aunt Sarah turned upon me eyes mirroring a faith sufficient to move even stalled motor cars.

“I am sure, my dear,” she said, sweetly, “your mechanical aptitude c

Hidden Symbolism of Alchemy and the Occult Arts by Herbert Silberer

(Formerly titled: Problems of Mysticism and Its Symbolism)

Author: Herbert Silberer
Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 115,255 / 347 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.7
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Genres: Psychology, Occult

nd held onto the sticks that were over the sluice planks and so came safely and dry over the water. Then I asked the old miller how many water wheels he had. “Ten,” answered he. The adventure stuck in my mind. I should have gladly known what the meaning was. But as I noticed that the miller would not leave I went away, and there was in front of the mill a lofty paved hill, on which were some of the previously mentioned elders who walked in the sun, which then shone very warm, and they had a letter from the whole faculty written to them, on which they were consulting. [In our modern mode of expression, the elders had directed a letter to the sun, and so I find the passage in an English version of the parable. This generally bungling translation is nevertheless not in the least authoritative. And although an acceptable meaning is derived from it, if one regards the sun as the just mentioned “prince,” yet I believe a freer translation should be given … the elders walked in the warm sunshine; they consulted abo

Valhalla by George Long

The curtain is rung up, and immediately strange events take place: there comes upon the world ‘a great and vast upheaval of Nature,’ the result of which is to annihilate all countries on the earth save Great Britain and New Zealand. All the Britishers, save a mere handful, die off almost immediately, as a direct result of lack of food supplies; but those who are spared alive are assisted by spirits (celestial, not alcoholic), and are enabled to do practically everything they wish. From this startling opening one proceeds to further marvels, all related with energy and seriousness. Those to whom incident is the main feature in fiction will be delighted with Mr. Long’s romance.

Author: George Long
Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 55,688 / 152 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.3
LoC Category: PS

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Genres: Fiction and Literature, Romance, Occult

country, Great Britain, has not been swallowed up by the seas?”

“I can only account for that by supposing that the whole land has been raised higher by volcanic action, in the same way that this new world has sprung out of the ocean,” said Captain Sinclair.

“But surely,” said Mr. Robertson, “in that case we should have felt more of the shock than we did, besides, it would be very remarkable if the whole land, just as it was, had been moved up without any addition or subtraction.”

“Would not a depression on the seabottom around our shores come to the same thing?” inquired Miles.

“I cannot understand it,” said Captain Sinclair. “The fact remains that with all this great upheaval the sea has found her level without submerging Britain.”

Meantime the storm had ceased, and the ship now made good way on her course towards the old country, for the captain, on making observations, found they were running straight for England.

They got all they required in just the same way tha