Incidents Of Impersonations

In a case such as stated above, the medium will probably find himself

either partially or completely conscious of what is being said and done

by the spirit through his body or vocal organs. He will naturally strive

to escape the utterance of the strange cries, moans, vocal gasps and

efforts, and the dead cries and farewell words of the dying man or

woman. Some mediums have felt at such times as if they were losing their

reason, and they have struggled to throw off the spirit control and

influence in order to regain their mental balance. The best mediums

advise the young mediums to keep as cool, calm, and collected as

possible in such cases, and not to allow themselves to become

panic-stricken. A writer on the subject has said: "Trust to the

sincerity of the spirit and the good sense of the sitters, and throw off

your fear. Yield obedience to your control, and neither help nor hinder

it. Just do and say what you feel you HAVE to do or say, and leave the

results. You cannot, or should not, be held responsible for failure by

the sitters, if there is no recognition; and by responding and giving

free course to the suggestion, which reaches you as an impulse or mental

impression, greater success will follow, and the development you seek

will be promoted. If, however, you find that the impersonations are

untrue, and the sitters are unable to interpret or recognize what you do

or say after you have followed out your impressions a number of times,

then resist them with all your strength of will, and require from the

spirit the proof of his identity in some other way."