Spirits Are Still Human Beings





Many persons seem to be under the impression that because a spirit

happens to have passed out of the body he will, of necessity, know the

truth about every subject in the range of human thought, and can make no

mistakes, and can always work miracles. But this is a grave mistake; it

should always be remembered that a decarnate spirit is as much a human

being as is an incarnate spirit such as yourself; and not any better or

worse, on the average, than yourself or other incarnate spirits. One

needs but to remember that all sorts and conditions of people are

constantly passing out on to the spirit plane, and that, at least for

some time, they continue to be practically the same kind of persons that

they were on the earth plane. This being so, it will be seen that it

would be very unwise to surrender oneself indiscriminately to each and

every kind of spirit who happens to manifest his presence at a seance.

Persons in the flesh should talk and reason with those out of the flesh

just as they would were the latter still on the earth-plane of life. A

writer well says: "In a developing circle many things can be tolerated,

because both sides are experimenting and 'feeling their way towards each

other,' and it is difficult at first to know just what is necessary or

possible. But it is a safe rule to follow for one to refuse to be

dictated to by the spirits and to decline to go on blindly."





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