Myers, F W H - Human Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death – Bridges
Type of Spiritual Experience
It appears that anything which has come into contact with a person can be a bridge. In F W H Myers’ book there are examples of cuff links, playing cards, shirts, trousers, jackets, necklaces, hair and so on. Here is an example of a bridge being used to gain access to the perceptions of a man who has died.
Note that the bridge does not provide access to the soul of the person or the spirit, it provides access to the perceptions because everything in the following extract is concerned with things the dead person ‘George’ experienced. In the example, a clairvoyant is using George’s cuff links to access his perceptions – all the descriptions are of past events…………..
A description of the experience
Human Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death – F W H Myers
James and Mary Howard were mentioned with strongly specific references, [they were not present at the meeting] and in connection with Mrs Howard came the name Katharine.
‘Tell her, she’ll know. “I will solve the problems, Katharine”’
Mr Hart [the observer] notes that
“This had no special significance for me at the time, though I was aware that Katharine, the daughter of Jim Howard was known to George, who used to live with the Howards.
On the day following the sitting I gave Mr Howard a detailed account of the sitting. These words ‘I will solve the problems Katharine’ impressed him more than anything else and at the close of the account he related that George, when he last stayed with them, had talked frequently with Katherine, a girl of fifteen years of age, upon such subjects as Time, Space, God, Eternity and pointed out to her how unsatisfactory the commonly accepted solutions were.
He added that some time he would solve the problems and let her know, using almost the very words of the communication at the sitting”
Mr Hart added that he was entirely unaware of these circumstances, but adds
The studs were sent to me by Mr Pelham as a remembrance of his son. I knew at the time that they had been taken from G’s body, and afterwards ascertained that his step-mother had taken them from the body and suggested that they would do to send to me, I having previously written to ask that some little memento to be sent to me