Psychic Research

Abby Warner’s Christmas Rappings

Christmas Eve at St. Timothy’s Church in Massillon, Ohio was anything but a silent night when “rapping medium” Abby Warner and her friends came to admire the Christmas decorations.

The Message Star

As Spiritualism’s star waned after the horrors of the First World War began to fade, and as the 20th century advanced, “channeled” revelations often took on the guise of messages from the heavens, reminiscent of later pronouncements from Our Space Brothers, Cosmic Masters, and astral councils of advanced Beings. In 1919 a Toronto physician and astronomer received a message from the stars.

“Maisons de la foudre:” Lightning-induced Spontaneous Combustion

Can a lightning strike trigger recurring, mysterious fires, as happened in 1906 France?

“Pull for the Shore, Sailor:” Mystic Music at Sickbeds and Deathbeds

Hearing mysterious music on the sickbed and at the death bed. The ideal of Spiritualist music was etherial, but the reality was accordions.

“I am the Death Angel”

The Victorian Book of the Dead’s first chapter is on personifications of Death. Here we meet a Reaper-like Death Angel, who discusses, in a weirdly bureaucratic way, the persons who are to be taken.

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