Philosophy of Mysterious Agents, Human and Mundane: Or, The Dynamic Laws and Relations of Man. Embracing the Natural Philosophy of Phenomena Styled "spiritual Manifestations"
J. P. Jewett, 1856 - 336 стор.
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Сторінка 45 - ... about ten o'clock in the forenoon, as Mrs. Golding was in her parlour, she heard the china and glasses in the back kitchen tumble down and break ; her maid came to her and told her the stone plates were falling from the shelf; Mrs. Golding went into the kitchen and saw them broke. Presently after, a row of plates from the next shelf fell down likewise, while she was there, and nobody near them ; this astonished her much, and while she was thinking about it, other things in different places began...
Сторінка 47 - Golding's, a pail of water, that stood on the floor, boiled like a pot ; a box of candles fell from a shelf in the kitchen to the floor, and they rolled out, but none were broken, and the table in the parlour fell over.
Сторінка 294 - Mr. M., perceiving that it so much persecuted the children, lodged them out at a neighbor's house, taking his eldest daughter, ten years old, into his own chamber, where the sounds had not been for a month before. As soon as she was in bed, the disturbances commenced here again, continuing three weeks, — drumming and other sounds. " It was observed that it would exactly answer, in drumming, anything that was beaten by persons present, or any tune called for.
Сторінка 296 - During the time of the knocking, when many were present, a Gentleman of the Company said, Satan, if the Drummer set thee to work, give three knocks and no more, which it did very distinctly and stopt. Then the Gentleman knockt, to see if it would answer him as it was wont, but it did not. For further trial, he bid it for confirmation, if it were the Drummer, to give five knocks and no more that night, which it did, and left the House quiet all the night after.
Сторінка 274 - Sometime after this, as we were going to bed, — my children and servants being already asleep, — we heard a knocking, as if in the air, over our heads. There were six knocks, at intervals of half a minute. It was a hollow, yet clear sound, soft but distinct. We were certain there was no one near us, nor over us, from whom it could proceed ; and our house stands by itself. On the following evening, when she was asleep, when we had mentioned the knocking to nobody whatever, she asked me whether...
Сторінка 81 - It (the table) was forced against each one of us so powerfully as to move us from our positions — together with the chairs we occupied — in all, several feet.
Сторінка 95 - ... every tremor it excites in any one planet is immediately transmitted to the farthest limits of the system, in oscillations, which correspond in their periods with the cause producing them, like sympathetic notes in music, or vibrations from the deep tones of an organ.
Сторінка 188 - ... spirits. How far influences of this sort extend and characterize spirit manifestations, remains to be ascertained. We can positively identify them in many cases. In some they are known to the parties concerned, and acknowledged to have been consciously and intentionally exerted. In others they may be justly suspected, where no consciousness of them is felt by the Medium, or by any dominant mind.