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Hearing Angel’s Whispers.

There has recently appeared in the city of New York a clairvoyant who adds to his gifts of spiritualism that of clairaudience, which may be described as the faculty of hearing angels’ whispers and the low-toned conversation of those ethereal beings of the other and supernatural world. The new medium has published a work on the new discovery, and the credulous and the sceptics are said to be rapidly buying it up, inasmuch as it is a work of a man of superior education, who until recently would only believe what he could see or understand to exist by putting it to the test of his five senses. Whilst this convert is reviving the drooping hopes of spiritualists in New York, a young lady is causing quite a sensation in San Francisco by her “ marvellous power over the spirits of the defunct friends of all her visitors. ” Knowing only the English language, she possesses the wonderful facility of compelling the immortals to communicate their thoughts in any language which their living friends may indicate. A gentleman, whose testimony is said to be unimpeachable, and whose faith in clairoyancy was previously at zero, has r iade public his visit to this wonderful medium. He took the precaution to arm himself with a double slate, hinged strongly, and so made

that when folded no human ingenuity could insert any writing instrument to the interior, and before entering the house of the medium he placed a piece of genuine pencil within it. Without enquiring into the peculiar construction of the slate, the lady asked the especial object of her vistor’s call. On being informed she laid one hand on the wooden cover of the slate and immediately a scratching noise was heard. She withdrew her touch and the sound at once ceased. The visitor opened his double slate, and found one side written close over in English in a clear and bold hand, whilst on the other the answers were written in French. Though his incredulity was fast being sapped, he begged another trial. After cleaning the slate he closed it and held it tightly between his two hands, and on this occasion the medium did not even touch it. At a wave from her hand the scratching noise was repeated, and ceaoed when she motioned negatively with her head. The whole slate, on being opened was found to be covered with questions. During this manifestation of power strange “ Tappings” were heard, the air seemed charged with murmimngs of soft voices. Later on the lady astonished her visitor by commanding a trumpet to sail round the room, which the instrument did in a series of gyrations, during the whole time emitting [sounds and speaking words as if with a human voice. The lady does not pretend to read the future, nor does she cause the spirits to indulge in projdiecies. With the dead, however, she claims to hold communion, and she asserts her power of summoning to her presence the departed friends or relations of any person living who will honor her with a call, and, of course, with a fee.—“ Daily News.”

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Hearing Angel’s Whispers. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 17, 4 November 1879

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