Oliver Joseph Lodge
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Oliver Joseph Lodge
They definitely mean to maintain that the process called death is a mere severence of soul and body, and that the soul is freed rather…
The properties which differentiate living matter from any kind of inorganic imitation may be instinctively felt, but can hardly be formulated without expert knowledge.
The old series of sittings with Mrs. Piper convinced me of survival for reasons which I should find it hard to formulate in any strict…
The amount of sophistication varies according to the quality of the medium, and to the state of the same medium at different times; it must…
Of mediumship there are many grades, one of the simplest forms being the capacity to receive an impression or automatic writing, under peaceful conditions, in…
Any person without invincible prejudice who had the same experience would come to the same broad conclusion, viz., that things hitherto held impossible do actually…
But although life is not energy, any more than it is matter, yet it directs energy and thereby controls arrangements of matter.
Whatever life may really be, it is to us an abstraction: for the word is a generalised term to signify that which is common to…
The hypothesis of surviving intelligence and personality – not only surviving but anxious and able with difficulty to communicate – is the simplest and most…
Life must be considered sui generis; it is not a form of energy, nor can it be expressed in terms of something else.
In other cases, when the medium becomes entranced, the demonstration of a communicator’s separate intelligence may become stronger and the sophistication less.
We know that communication must be hampered, and its form largely determined, by the unconscious but inevitable influence of a transmitting mechanism, whether that be…
Death is not a word to fear, any more than birth is.
Basing my conclusions on experience I am absolutely convinced not only of survival but of demonstrated survival, demonstrated by occasional interaction with matter in such…
Death is not extinction. Neither the soul nor the body is extinguished or put out of existence.
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