Sophia Elizabeth De Morgan – Hearing voices – the two voices of good and evil
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
From Matter to Spirit – The Result of Ten Years Experience in Spirit Manifestation – Sophia Elizabeth De Morgan
It is more difficult to trace the development of spiritual hearing than of the other forms, because, except to the medium himself, the progress cannot, as in the case of the drawing or vision, be made apparent to others.
I have been told of strange sensations at or below the pit of the stomach, and an extraordinary unformed gurgling rising up till it reached the head of the medium, when it seemed to form into a clear and audible sound.
The conflicts and struggles described in all these processes are not absent in this form of development, and, as in the others, they are of two kinds, or rather degrees; one being produced by the antagonism, in a physical sense, of the bodily organs to the spiritual action, the other, the constant combat between good and evil by which every step of the road must be conquered and held, in the process of regeneration.
Many persons, when the mediumship is established, hear often a tempting insidious whisper prompting to evil, and, following this, the voice which is recognised as coming from the angel-giver of all good counsel.
Literally the ‘two Voices.'
The observation of this fact ought to be turned to practical use. It is not at all uncommon for confessed murderers to declare that they were urged on by a whispering voice to the commission of the deed. Such assertions cannot palliate guilt, but they are numerous enough to claim serious attention, with a view of ascertaining both the nature of the phenomenon, and the conditions which favour its occurrence.