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MEDIUMISTIC PHENOMENA

Antagonistic Elements
Danger In Indiscriminate Magnetizing
Detrimental Magnetic Influence
Differences Among Spirits
Difficulties Overcome
Disturbing Elements
Good Advice To Young Mediums
Gradual Development
Harmonious Conditions
Harmonious Relationship
Home Circle Development
Impersonation Mediumship
Interrupted Communications
Investigate Your Spirits
Mediumistic Auto-suggestion
Mediumistic Stage Fright
Mental Atmosphere Of The Medium
Psychic Sponges
Public Seances
Reasonable Demands Of Spirits
Result Of Bad Sitters
Retarding Factors
Rhythmic Harmony
Self-protection For Mediums
Some Difficulties Of The Spirits
Spirits And The Sense Of Humor
Spirits Are Still Human Beings
Substance And Shadow
The Channel Of Communication
The Discordant Note
The Mediumistic Mind
The Open Mind
The Part Played By The Sitters
The Psychic Telephone System
The Psychic Triangle
The Role Of The Spirits
The True Purpose Of Mediumship
Undue Prolongation Of Seances



Mediumistic Auto-suggestion








Other authorities have pointed out the fact that in some cases hypnotism
has resulted in a sort of pseudo-mediumship, or bogus mediumship, in
which the control is not that of a real spirit, but is merely the result
of the suggestion of the hypnotizer, or else the auto-suggestion of the
would-be medium himself. A writer on the subject has said of this: "In
too many cases, only the power of auto-hypnotism is manifested, and we
have obsession, fraud and folly as the result. There is one sure method
of detecting the auto-hypnotic trance, and showing the difference
between that and the genuine spirit trance. Any competent magnetist or
hypnotiser can throw off the spell in all cases of self-induced trance,
unless it has reached the condition of complete catalepsy. But if a
spirit has induced the trance and controls the medium, it will laugh at
the hypnotist's efforts to restore him to the ordinary condition. The
most unfortunate feature of this sorry business is that the poor subject
is self-deceived, and imagines that he is a full-fledged medium; and
when he has made some terrible break on the platform or elsewhere he
shields himself by laying all the responsibility upon some supposed
spirit guide."





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