In our research, survival after death is not a religious issue but a question of documentable facts as evidence of life after death.

These make up the whole of Metapsychics;

  1. Cryptesthesia is a faculty of cognition that differs from the normal sensorial faculties.
  2. Telekinesis is a mechanical action that differs from all known mechanical action, being exerted at a distance and without contact on persons or objects, under certain determinate conditions.
  3. Ectoplasm is the formation of divers objects, which in most cases seem to emerge from a human body and take on the semblance of
    material realities— clothing, veils, and living bodies.

Source: Thirty Years of Psychical Research Being A Treatise on Metapsychics
Charles Richet, PhD.



Charles Richet, PhD received The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1913, in recognition of his work on anaphylaxisNobel Lecture. Another subject he did tremendous research on was Metapsychics. Read his book “Thirty Years of Psychical Research, being a Treatise on Metapsychics to gain a better understanding of phenomena of the seance room, the meeting place between this world and the spirit world.


Thirty Years of Psychical Research
Being A Treatise on Metapsychics

Excerpt from page 599 –

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.


Mina Crandon - Two year Investigation of a physical medium

Mina Margery Crandon

Mina Margery Crandon
(1888 – 1941)

“Margery” the Medium:
A Two Year Investigation of a Physical Medium

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.

Mina Crandon - A two year Investigation of a physical medium

Spirit World Insight

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)

Mina Crandon - Ectoplasm

Mina Crandon - Ectoplasm

Ectoplasm (ectoplasmic independent voicebox) exuded from Mina Crandon´s ear. Spirits use this substance purportedly to form their vocal organ to speak.

Mina Crandon - Ectoplasmic spirit-hand

Ectoplasm exuded from Mina Crandon´s Solar Plexus, in the process of materialising a spirit hand trying to make a fingerprint.

Mina Crandon - Ectoplasmic spirit hand

The “shake hands” with a materialised spirit hand.

Mina Crandon - Ectoplasmic spirit-hand materialised from Solar Plexus

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

Walter Stinson – Ectoplasmic spirit-hand materialised from Solar Plexus of Mina Crandon purports to be her brother Walter Stinson.



Jostein Strømmen

ACROSS THE BORDERLINE was the first external investigation of Physical Mediumship I performed. Very much the same findings as provided by Charles Richet in his book “Thirty Years of Psychical Research – being a Treatise on Metapsychics” – and the investigation of the physical medium Mina Crandon.

– Jostein Strommen

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