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Stainton-Moses, William - Spirit Identity – AGENCIES OTHER THAN THOSE OF THE DEPARTED

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015613

Type of Spiritual Experience

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A description of the experience

Spirit Identity – William Stainton Moses

AGENCIES OTHER THAN THOSE OF THE DEPARTED

I have had some considerable acquaintance with this [type of] trans-corporeal action of spirit, both in my own person and with others.  I have had grave reason to form the opinion that, in our present state of ignorance, it is an extremely dangerous experiment; one too, that is very rarely successfully practised, inasmuch as natural gifts must be supplemented by a power of concentration of will very rarely attained by any western people.  I have no belief that this enters as an indistinguishable factor into the production of these phenomena.  Such few cases are attributable to it are well marked and readily distinguishable.

I profess once more my belief that these subjects – the action of the inferior spirits, the trans-corporeal action of the incarnated human spirit and the potency of the human will – are worthy of our deepest study.  Not until we have solved some, at least, of the mysteries that beset them, shall we penetrate far in our study of the phenomena called spiritual.

The source of the experience

Stainton-moses, William

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