Advice To Writing Mediums

A French medium says: "We urge beginners in their own interest not to

take up the pencil for automatic writing, or to sit at a table for

communications at any free moment, without rhyme or reason, for disorder

in experiment is one of the first and most serious dangers to be

avoided. An absolutely strict rule should be made not to attempt the

effort more than once every other day." Another writer says: "The

s that are received by the various forms of passive,

impressional, automatic, and inspirational writing must not be regarded

as valuable merely because of the conditions under which they were

obtained, nor because of their spirit origin, real or supposed. Under

all circumstances receive with the utmost reserve and caution

long-winded communications from notable characters who claim to be

'Napoleon Bonaparte,' 'Lord Bacon,' 'Socrates,' or other great

personages; for in the majority of cases, the value of the communication

is exactly the reverse of the importance of the name attached. This

applies to automatic writings quite as much as to spoken messages. Judge

the statement made by the ordinary standards, apart from their claimed

exalted origin. If rational, beautiful, and spiritually helpful and

enlightening, they are worth having on their own merits; but if they

are unreasonable, wild or dogmatic, or pretentious and flattering, they

should be discarded; and, unless you change their character after

repeated experiments, your attention should be turned in some other