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Proofs Of The Spirit World | by L. Chevreuil



The study of the human soul as a psychic and physical entity, will be the science of tomorrow.

TitleProofs Of The Spirit World
AuthorL. Chevreuil
PublisherE. P. Dutton & Company
Year1920
Copyright1920, E. P. Dutton & Company
AmazonProofs Of The Spirit World
Proofs Of The Spirit World

(On Ne Meurt Pas)

Translated by Agnes Kendrick Gray

E. P. Dutton & Company
-Chapter I. The Great Problem
The Study of the human soul as a psychic and physical entity, will be the science of to-morrow. Camille Flammarion. Do we really die? Few persons know what answer, based upon discovered facts, may t...
-The Great Problem. Part 2
Thus they acknowledge the letter and not the spirit. It is therefore inconsequent to them to explain anything by animism. But animism is a fact that they cannot deny: therefore it is stubbornness on ...
-The Great Problem. Part 3
Man's soul seems so bound to his body that physiologists ascribe to the body itself movements which are determined by the soul. It is as if we were to attribute to the telegraph wire the production o...
-Chapter II. Telepathy
The action of one being upon another at a distance, is a scientific fact, as certain as the existence of Paris, Napoleon, oxygen or Sirius. C. FLAMMARION. About 1882, a committee of well-known Engli...
-Case In Which The Brain Is Directly Influenced
This is the case to which one pays the least attention, because it is the conscious ego which perceives this kind of influence, and the ego deliberates whether it will accept or reject the influence. ...
-The Sense Organs Perceive Telepathically
In the relations of the brain with the organs telepathy acts visibly. Man communicates with his sensory organs, such as the visual and auditory centers. Automatism and hallucination might be easily e...
-Case In Which Telepathy Reaches The Visual Sense
This case is recorded in the February number, 1901, of the Journal of the Society of Psychical Research, told by Mr. David Fraser Harris, Lecturer at the University of St. Andrew. I quote from the ma...
-Case In Which Telepathy Reaches The Auditory Sense
The following case is taken from Camille Flam-marion's book, L'Inconnu et les Problemes Psy-chiques, p. 140: Mme. A., mother of the person who told me this story, had had in her service for several y...
-Case In Which Telepathy Reaches The Tactile Sense
In the most usual case, there exists a certain sympathy at a distance, as when a blow or wound is distinctly felt by a parent or friend of the agent at the very moment when the latter is struck. We f...
-Case In Which Telepathy Reaches The Senses Of Taste And Smell
These cases are naturally much less numerous, for the simple reason that the senses of smell and taste are not the ordinary agencies of our relations. However, we are certain that telepathy is a univ...
-Chapter III. Organic Disorders
What indeed is this demon that ravages our organs with the swiftness of lightning and the power of thunder? It is an idea - a simple idea. -Durand De Gros. The physiologic process which creates fals...
-Organic Disorders. Part 2
The thought put on oneself is a self-created illusion, a sort of auto-suggestion which incites hallucination. As a result of dwelling too much upon the devil, one ends by causing him to appear. But i...
-Organic Disorders. Part 3
The soul is complex, its unity exists only in relation with the individual who knows himself in what is called his ego. But the psychic realm is composed of a multitude of little souls whose mass is d...
-Organic Disorders. Part 4
We cannot make the same statement concerning B2 and B4, who present themselves as foreign influences. B3 received the name of Sally, and is a problem. She plays no part, she seems a distinct entity c...
-Chapter IV. Previous Lives
I am thine invisible sister, I am thy divine soul, and this is the book of thy life. Within it are the pages filled with thy past existences and the white pages of thy future lives. (The Book of the ...
-Previous Lives. Part 2
What can be the quality and functioning of its memory? We cannot know. Interpolation and anachronism may legitimately appear as a necessary consequence of multiple lives. Victor Hugo has said: 1 Yo...
-Previous Lives. Part 3
In the case of Helen Smith there are very strange peculiarities, which seem incapable of explanation except on the ground of fragments of personal recollections from previous lives, fragments that ris...
-Previous Lives. Part 4
Still a word concerning Leopold: he possesses complete independence, and when he announces to the mesmerist that he is the master, suggestion can change nothing. I have presented the personality of L...
-Previous Lives. Part 5
If we admit reincarnation, nothing exists but the present personality. Marie Antoinette comporting herself as the real person might do, is an intangible, non-existent thing; there could never be two p...
-Previous Lives. Part 6
As for the impossibility of Miss Smith's having been able to study Marles' text, M. Flournoy calls that a negative objection. Only two copies of this work are known, both hidden in the dust of librari...
-Chapter V. The Established Fact
I never said it was possible, I only said it was true. William Crookes. Science, unwilling to recognize anything outside of matter, denies the possibility of any physical manifestation without con...
-The Established Fact. Part 2
In 1888, appeared an Italian medium, Eusapia Paladino, whose life was almost entirely devoted to scientific experimentation. All the scholars of Europe examined her, one by one, and all bore witness t...
-The Established Fact. Part 3
Morselli Yes! These phenomena, the acceptance of which seemed to me at first to be due to deception or naivete, fraud or the illusion of the senses either in good faith or obstinacy, are in very lar...
-Chapter VI. The Motive Agents
It seems certain that in cases like those I cite, we have the proof of a thought, an intelligence at work in ourselves, and distinct from our own personalities. Sir John Herschell. After having esta...
-The Motive Agents. Part 2
When a medium who writes takes the pen and indicates with great precision the means of finding a lost article, people at once say: Cryptomnesia, but the medium is altogether a stranger to those who ...
-The Motive Agents. Part 3
Thus a woman in her bath received a summons to unlock the door: stupefaction, resistance, and the order was reiterated until she had unlocked the door. Later her maid found her in a faint in the bath ...
-The Motive Agents. Part 4
In reality his name was indeed Howels. Mary Howels then spelled out: I have a child, a daughter: she is seven years old and lives at present on Cat Street in an evil house. I wish that my brother mig...
-The Motive Agents. Part 5
Let me mention also this curious theme, which succeeded. No. 82. The child will be an ant dragging a crumb of bread. And this other: No. 98. Subject of the Dream. The child will be a Frenchman, a p...
-The Motive Agents. Part 6
Mrs. Collyer's Story. On the 3rd of January, 1856, I did not feel well and retired early. Sometime afterwards, I felt ill at ease, and sat up in bed. I looked round the room and to my very great ast...
-The Motive Agents. Part 7
Wednesday morning young Brooks arose as usual, breakfasted comfortably, and according to all appearances seemed destined to a long life; the doctor left him without the least disquietude. The young m...
-Chapter VII. Telepathic Apparitions And Materialized Forms
In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaister of the wall of the King's palace: and the King saw the part of the hand that wrote. Danie...
-Telepathic Apparitions And Materialized Forms. Part 2
This example makes it clear that an apparition has none of the characteristics attributed to hallucination. They are two totally different phenomena, one of them, an hallucination, having its source i...
-Telepathic Apparitions And Materialized Forms. Part 3
However, continues Richet, I am not the only one who has thus been touched by a distinct hand, while holding both Eusapia's hands. 1 L'Exteriorization de la Motricite, pp. 188-188. On July 9th,...
-Telepathic Apparitions And Materialized Forms. Part 4
At this evident, palpable, overwhelming proof of a supernatural power, of an invisible, fluidic force, emanating from this woman, issuing from all her pores and from her magician fingers, but submissi...
-Telepathic Apparitions And Materialized Forms. Part 5
It is needless to say that the mandolin did not belong to Eusapia, but was purchased by the experimenters, 'and,' said Mr. Barzini, 'it was a simple instrument incapable of fraud.' Again in the An...
-Chapter VIII. Complete Materializations
The greatest hallucination is to believe that one knows all the laws of nature. Eugene Nus. Let us now consider the reports of certain experimenters concerning the production of complete materializa...
-Complete Materializations. Part 2
We noticed that the figure in question, while leaning forward in such a way as to remain a certain distance from the wall, illumined by the gas light, threw her shadow upon the wall, a shadow that fo...
-Complete Materializations. Part 3
When the medium has resisted triumphantly all control, they will tell you that she has cheated somewhere else, at some time and under some other circumstances. This might be contested but it diverts t...
-Complete Materializations. Part 4
However, there are still critics who, to-day, believe that Miss Cook concealed her sister in a satchel and brought her into the house, hid her for six months from all the household, gave her bed and b...
-Complete Materializations. Part 5
The materialized spirit was a little larger than I, and of more vivid complexion, her hair was longer, her features heavier and her eyes larger. Yet on looking at this face I thought I saw myself in ...
-Complete Materializations. Part 6
It was indeed my own heart that I felt beating so distinctly - but those arms around me? I had never experienced a contact as real and began to wonder who I was. Was I the white silhouette or the per...
-Chapter IX. Materializations Of Nature
In every living germ there is a creative idea which develops and manifests itself by organization. Claude Bernard. About 1895 Aksakoff arrived at this conclusion: We see a prodigious fact rise bef...
-Organic Movements
Let us try to understand first how our individual self conducts itself within us, considered as the force capable of moving our organs. How shall we explain the relation of soul and body. This may be...
-Organic Movements. Part 2
The materializations which produce forms - at first nebulous, then hands, and then the entire phantoms - are related to the processes of evolution realized by nature. If there is something true in th...
-Organic Movements. Part 3
The faculties which survive, says Flourens, after the ablation of the cerebral lobes are those on which depend the functions of nutrition (that is to say, digestion, circulation, respiration), of m...
-Organic Movements. Part 4
Why has no one heeded these objurgations of a learned philosopher? It is because his system of polyanism makes too clear, things that it were better to leave in darkness! Charcot saw this light and he...
-Organic Movements. Part 5
The history of the development of beings shows us a higher and higher consciousness, succeeding in effecting its progress upon the ruins of a multitude of organisms so delicate that their existence wa...
-Organic Movements. Part 6
Often repeated suggestions become living ideas, incorporated in the animic sphere as well as in matter. Each parcel of idea or feeling which passes under the fire of the will undergoes a process of di...
-Organic Movements. Part 7
We have seen that birth reunites interrupted relations, that the foetus recapitulates the course of preceding evolutions. It is not the child who suggests its embryonic form, it is the embryonic entit...
-Chapter X. Spontaneous Manifestations
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dream'd of in our philosophy. Shakespeare. It is indispensable that a distinction be made between the psychic faculties with which we ...
-Spontaneous Manifestations. Part 2
Raps are an example of the simplest and most frequent manifestation. We shall not multiply the examples and witnesses, in which literature abounds. We shall merely cite a few as types, choosing prefe...
-Spontaneous Manifestations. Part 3
I acknowledge that I do not attach any value to the objection of certain scholars, who, having examined the case of Eusapia, declared that there is no spirit therein. From the moment that a physical ...
-Spontaneous Manifestations. Part 4
From this time on, there was great excitement in the school, so much the more as all the young girls, without exception, had seen the second form and agreed perfectly in their description of the phen...
-Spontaneous Manifestations. Part 5
It is certainly unfortunate that mediums such as these, often revealed in upper class families, are absolutely lost for close study and thorough observation. A society woman does not care to subject ...
-Spontaneous Manifestations. Part 6
It is certain, moreover, that we communicate with a strange being every time that the medium carries on a conversation in a language of which he knows nothing, for there is no possible way of consider...
-Spontaneous Manifestations. Part 7
It is just the contrary which happens when this association is possible: harmony shows itself spontaneously and the phenomenon occurs with a precision which surprises all those present. It even happen...
-Spontaneous Manifestations. Part 8
Mrs. X was accustomed to dressing her own hair. One morning she laughingly said, 'A court hair dresser ought to arrange my hair, my arms are so tired.' Her hands immediately began to move automatical...
-Chapter XI. Manifestations From The Beyond
For my part, I have no doubt whatsoever on the subject. I have had definite proof that the beings who communicate with us are really those whom they declare themselves to be. Sir Oliver Lodge, Spee...
-Manifestations From The Beyond. Part 2
Fortunately, conditions are better in England. To her is the honor and the glory of having instituted a receiving station, where it was possible to obtain the first authentic message from the Beyond. ...
-Manifestations From The Beyond. Part 3
Prof. Hyslop was presented to Mrs. Piper at a most favorable time, that is, at a time when she was evolving, coming out from that early period of obscurity which characterized her beginning. His intro...
-Manifestations From The Beyond. Part 4
We read in the Annals of Psychic Sciences of the year 1906, page 64, that the Reverend Dr. Minot J. Savage, who was intimately acquainted with Dr. Hodgson, considered him one of the most scrupulous, s...
-Manifestations From The Beyond. Part 5
As may be seen, we have had recourse by preference, to the experiments where the prevailing conditions conformed to scientific exigencies, but it is not necessary to believe that the representatives o...
-Manifestations From The Beyond. Part 6
The next day Mlle. Manzini, writing to Venice, offered to visit the invalid. On the 24th she received a reply expressing a desire that she come and saying that the invalid was in the hospital. She wro...
-Manifestations From The Beyond. Part 7
Mrs. Claughton is a clairvoyant, of whom there are several in her family, but she had never tried to develop her gifts. She was a widow, having two children, accustomed to good society and known to ev...
-Chapter XII. Mors Janua Vitae
Le vie est un degre de l'echelle des mondes Que nous devons franchir pour arriver ailleurs. Lamartine. I have finished. I pause of necessity before this incomplete synthesis in which as yet I have n...
-Mors Janua Vitae. Part 2
Moreover, I noticed the process by which the soul and the mind detached themselves from the body. The brain attracts to itself the element of electricity, magnetism, movement, life, and sensibility,...
-Mors Janua Vitae. Part 3
I analyzed my state quite calmly, reasoning thus: 'I am dead according to the language of men and nevertheless I am a man more than ever. I am on the point of leaving my body.' I observed the interes...
-Mors Janua Vitae. Part 4
I deduced from this conclusion, that, thanks to that bond, I could still make use of the eyes of my body and I went down into the street. I advanced a few steps and lost consciousness. When I recover...
-Mors Janua Vitae. Part 5
The following apparition, seen independently by three people, has been reported by a member of the Royal Astronomical Society of London in a well-known scientific journal, valued highly by all astrono...
-Mors Janua Vitae. Part 6
An Apparition Paris, Dec. 5, 1911. Dear M. Leymarie: In answer to your request of last week for your Christmas number, a fortunate coincidence has allowed me to satisfy your wishes and I hasten to se...
-Mors Janua Vitae. Part 7
The observations and documentation of which we have made use thus far, in order to establish the facts, are serviceable to conquer the resistance of the incredulous. Now, however, that the credibility...
-Other Cases Taken From The Annals Of Psychic Sciences
Dr. Wilson of New York, who was present at the last moments of the tenor, James Moore, speaks as follows: It was four o'clock and the light of dawn which he had awaited with such anxiety began to fi...
-Other Cases Taken From The Annals Of Psychic Sciences. Continued
But the reverse is true. It is not necessary to measure the infinite depth of the skies in order to ascertain whether they extend far beyond the milky way: he who should fix that limit, would claim to...







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