Mediumistic Flashes

A writer has the following to say concerning this class of mediumistic

persons: "Those persons who are naturally sensitive sometimes

experience strange and sudden impulses. Thoughts come to them 'in a

flash,' so to speak. They say things spontaneously which they had not

intended to say--the words seem to burst from them and 'say themselves.'

Others have equally sudden and fugitive clairvoyant experiences; they

see spirits where they least expect, and when they are absorbed in

something else; but when they strongly desire to 'see' or to receive

guidance, they get nothing. This state of affairs, in all probability,

is due to the fact that their susceptibility is not sufficiently

developed; their psychical impressibility can only be reached and acted

upon under specially favorable conditions, which are disturbed and

dissipated when the ordinary intellectual self is aroused.