Learn about My Travels In The Spirit World :
Now, when speculation and research concerning the life after death are arousing more interest in the public mind than at any other time in human history, it seems peculiarly fitting that I should publish my “Travels in the Spirit World. ”
So far, every attempt to lift the curtain that separates us from the realms of the spirits has been carried on through a “medium.” But in this little book, I shall describe scenes of the Spirit World which I have witnessed with my own eyes, and Is hall relate conversations with spirits in which I have actually taken part. I have been enabled to tell you of these marvelous occurrences by virtue of a rare faculty which few possess: the ability to leave he physical body and to live for the time being in the astral, the power of being a spirit though there has been no actual physical death. So, because of my additional ability to reason and to reflect on the meaning of all I saw and beard, as well as the power to retain it in the memory, I have garnered the knowledge of the life hereafter which I now present to the public—a knowledge which must be considered as first hand evidence on the subject; a knowledge obtained, I believe, by the only process possible to mortals.
This ability to detach oneself from the material and to live in the astral is not a power peculiar to me. There are many records of a similar facility. In my case, however, disassociation from the material was purely involuntary. As the reader will discover by reading the opening chapter of the book, I did not seek or foster any such power. It possessed me unawares. Furthermore, I do not claim any superiority or supernatural gift because of my unlooked-for power. I regard it merely as a “facility” —an additional power which some persons happen to possess. One hears little of revelations by virtue of such a power because those who have it pay no attention to it or suppress it altogether. To my readers I commend the results of my observations of the life hereafter, for I believe that even to those who will not see fit to accept them as credible, they will at least prove to be of more than ephemeral interest. As for myself I have no doubt what I have seen and experienced is real, very real. Nothing in all my life has made such a lasting and vivid impression upon my mind. And I am positive that no traveler could be more certain of the reality of his experiences than I am of the reality of my spirit travels. I do not claim to have seen all of the life of the Spirit World. In fact I have seen only a very little of it. But I am sure that I have seen something of each of its multifarious phases. At least, my experiences have been so varied that my readers will be able to obtain a reasonably broad conception of the conditions which will confront us when we leave our present sphere.