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Do the Dead Return?

A True Story of Startling Seances in San Francisco

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Author: Anonymous
Published: 1900
Language: English
Wordcount: 9,056 / 33 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.2
LoC Category: BF
Downloads: 2,692
Added to site: 2011.09.15
mnybks.net#: 30756
Genre: Psychology
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ey, "I do not think mind-reading would account for what was done for me, because he read things that were not in my mind, telling me my mother's maiden name and where she died."

Dr. Schlesinger calls his gift clairaudient mediumship, and says his right ear is deaf to all terrestrial sounds, but quickened, as with a sixth sense, for communications from the other world. He says he can both see and hear spirits, and that bands of them encircle him, and at times, in the presence of some peculiarly "fit" visitors, manifest themselves with great clearness and power. To prove that the sounds he hears are celestial voices, he does many things which baffle those who witness the strange phenomena which abound in his presence wherever he goes.

It was with much difficulty that those who participated in these seances and whose accounts of what they saw are subjoined, were induced to give the medium a hearing. Chief Crowley was particularly opposed to giving serious attention to what he denounced as "trickery

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