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vol. 2, p. 14
from Adyar archives of the International Theosophical Society
vol. 2 (January 1874 - April 1878)


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< A Remarkable Picture (continued from page 2-13) >

live after death;” that John King, on account of his exceptional power over matter, coupled with a strong will and an untiring energy, is employed as an apostle, perhaps the chief apostle of this new dispensation; and that I happened to be selected as the recipient of the beautiful gift as being believed to be one of those persons who would not be likely to “hide it under a bushel.”

F. J. Lippitt.

№ (2).

Another Eminent Convert (2)

Report of Professor Wagner, of the Imperial University of St. Petersburg, Russia, Upon the Results of Recent Seances

From the Russian, of the “Messenger of Europe,” of St. Petersburg. Translated for the Spiritual Scientist, by Mme. H. P. Blavatsky.

We had ten seances, all of which took place in Mr. Aksakoff’s house, and with different tables. Generally we used a small, square table, with four legs but without any brace or cross-piece. The room was lighted with one wax candle, but as it seems that the spiritual phenomena, with not very powerful mediums, succeed better in a partial darkness, we sometimes screened the candle, and sometimes remained in the dark; but in such cases we always held the medium's legs and hands. I usually placed myself at the mediums’ right side.

Generally about five minutes after the formation of the circle the manifestations began. The power and intensity of the latter depended on different reasons, in the majority of cases unknown, or very indefinite. Thus, the presence of certain persons outside the circle interfered a good deal with them, but what obstructed their power the most was the <... continues on page 2-15 >

Editor's notes

  1. Another Eminent Convert (2) by Wagner, M.. Translated from Russian by HPB from «Messager of Europe»