When-ghosts-speak

When-ghosts-speak

When ghosts appear to speak, the voice is almost always anastigmatic, that is, the ghost seer produces the words himself, in a state of ecstatic unconsciousness, and probably by a kind of instinctive ventriloquism. To these phenomena of sight and hearing we add, thirdly, the occasional violent moving about of heavy substances. Furniture seems to …

Visions-&-Ghosts

Visions-&-Ghosts

Visions, that is, the perception of apparently tangible objects in the outer world, which only exist in our imagination, have been known from time immemorial among all nations on earth. They are, in themselves, perfectly natural, and can frequently be traced back without difficulty to bodily affections or a disordered state of the mind, so …