Thirty Years of Psychical Research
Being A Treatise on Metapsychics –
Excerpt from page 599 of his book.
Testimony is abundant and proofs innumerable. Decisive proofs are repeated daily. In this book, which is a collection of facts rather than an exposition of doctrine, I have intentionally multiplied instances at the risk of producing weariness and boredom. The authority of the witnesses and the mass of repeated proofs are such that doubt is not warranted. Cryptesthesia, telekinesis, ectoplasms, and premonition seem to me founded on granite; that is to say, on hundreds of exact observations and hundreds of rigorous experiments. The thing is a certainty; and even though among these thousands of observations there may be defects, gaps, errors, and illusions, sometimes mistakes of testimony, occasionally trickeries, more often casual coincidence, still more often ill-considered assertions, still the thing is certain. It is not possible that all these observers should never have made mistakes, but the whole constitutes a sheaf of testimony so large and homogeneous, that no criticism of details, however acute, will be able to disintegrate and disperse.
1. There is in us a faculty of cognition that differs radically from the usual sensorial faculties (Cryptesthesia).
2. There are, even in full light, movements of objects without contact (Telekinesis).
3. Hands, bodies, and objects seem to take shape in their entirety from a cloud and take all the semblance of life (Ectoplasms).
4. There occur premonitions that can be explained neither by chance nor perspicacity, and are sometimes verified in minute detail.
Such are my firm and explicit conclusions. I cannot go beyond them.
To admit telekinesis and ectoplasms is not to destroy even the smallest fragment of science; it is but to admit new data, and that there are unknown energies. Then why be indignant, when, on the basis of thousands of observations and experiments, we affirm one of those unknown energies?
Everything that is not in formal contradiction with known facts is possible. Well, materializations and telekinesis do not contradict one single established scientific fact. That a hand having all the attributes of a living hand should be formed from a whitish cloud in no way nullifies the laws of circulation, nutrition, and structure of a normal hand. It is new fact but not a contradictory one.
Medicine was my expertise and the background for my Psychical Research. So many years actively engaged in this universal investigation: where did we come from? why are we here on earth? and where are we heading after the physical flesh is gone? ‒ the ultimate question for every intelligent human being on earth. We are given a mind, a brain to evolve, to find answers, to find ourselves, the spirit that drives our physical bodies.
We are alive, we who once walked our steps on earth. Yes, even we who questioned the norms, the belief systems, the doctrines of religions, we who did not take part in anything other than scientific research.
Presented here on this website is my 30 years of psychical research, indeed an experience for you to build on, for you to explore through quantum physics. Consciousness is a vital part of quantum physics. There you are at the core of exploring the thin veil that separates us, the veil between the spirit world and the material world, the barrier that is there for you to conquer, for you to solve the mystery of. Prepare the ground for scientific research within quantum physics, and you will be guided from this side of life by scientists who have the same objective as yourself: to give the glorious message to the world that there is no death.
Charles Richet (transcript by Jostein Strommen)
Mina Margery Crandon
(1888 – 1941)
“Margery” the Medium:
A Two Year Investigation of a
This book about Mina Crandon will provide you with valuable knowledge about the challenges of the seance room, not least the hardship a physical medium endures.
“Margery” the Medium:
A Two Year Investigation of a Physical Medium –
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It seems such a long time since I made my inquiries to the spirit world on behalf of the scientific group who wanted to investigate and bring forth the knowledge of survival. We sat for two years and produced psychic phenomena, unimaginable to your world, unimaginable to most people, psychic phenomena where our spirit friends gave of themselves to identify their physical nature by materialising their hands in wax forms. They answered questions physically through vitalising a table with thuds on the floor, levitating the table in mid-air for us all to see the remarkable forces that are alive through mutual friendship and love, through a common objective to prove survival after death.
Mr Houdini, the world-renowned magician, performed a dishonest stunt and discredited this scientific research. In your world, the material world, connecting ourselves to the spirit world prepares the floor for magicians, illusionists, that ridicule a sincere effort of proving life after death. The experiments are there for everyone to investigate. Materialisation, levitation and communication with the spirit world are of God. Nothing can be achieved without this power of love. We were merely his hands trying to give humankind the truth of life.
Mina Margery Crandon (transcript by Jostein Strommen)
The messages on Physical Mediumship from Mina Crandon are in collaboration with Charles Richet.
Pictures from the investigation of Mina Crandon´s mediumistic abilities.
Ectoplasm (ectoplasmic independent voicebox) exuded from Mina Crandon´s ear.
Ectoplasm exuded from Mina Crandon´s Solar Plexus, in the process of materialising a spirit hand trying to make a fingerprint.
The “shake hands” with a materialised spirit hand.
Mina Crandon was scrutinised to such a degree that she even nude gave evidence of ectoplasm materialising spirit-hand from Solar Plexus.
Walter Stinson – Ectoplasmic spirit-hand materialised from Solar Plexus of Mina Crandon purports to be her brother Walter Stinson.
My wife Lise and I experienced this phenomenon, the materialisation of a hand, alleged to be Walter Stinson´s hand at a seance with the physical medium Stewart Alexander in the UK, Hull, 21 August 2008. Listen to the audio clip from the seance. (Walter says several times that “you are all so quiet”, he says this repeatedly because voices raise the energy level needed for the experiment”.