Beware Of Domineering Spirits

A writer has given the following good advice to young mediums, which

such will do well to heed: "Do not always be ready to be controlled, or

to drop into a trance just because you 'feel the influence,' and 'a

spirit wants to say something,' or to oblige injudicious friends who

'wish you would let him come.' Many people are very inconsiderate, and

although they do not SAY so, they THINK (and the sensitive FEELS their

ught) 'I do wish he would go under control and tell me something.'

You should decline to be controlled EXCEPT at the times when you

voluntarily and with set purpose lay yourself open to the influence of

the spirits, in a properly constituted circle, or when you are prepared

for it. If the spirits cause you to do foolish or ridiculous things,

gently but firmly refuse to again submit. Do not be induced to yield by

promise of future greatness and success. Not a few people have had their

vanity tickled and their ambitions aroused by the flattery of crafty and

domineering spirits, and in consequence they have been misled into doing

and saying very absurd and foolish things."