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CONTENTS.
Page Conditions. A Living Organism necessary. The Laws of Telepathy and Suggestion prevail. Slate-Writing. A Wonderful Slate-Writing Seance. Telepathic and Psycho-Physical Power displayed in Perfection. Demonstration of its Mundane Origin. An Unexpected Phenomenon. Summary of Results. Syllogism. General Conclusions. Spiritistic Phenomena do not constitute Valid Evidence of a Life beyond the Grave. An Argument for Immortality . .271
CHAPTER XX.
PHANTASMS OF THE DEAD.
Ghosts. Scientific Investigations. Tentative Classification of Phenomena. Power to create Phantasms demonstrated. Investigations of the London Society for Psychical Research. Spirit Photography. Projection of the "Astral Body." Witches. Conditions necessary. The same in all Cases. Spirit " Materialization." Magicians. Ghosts the Creations of the Subjective Entity. Eliphas Levi's Views. Raising the Devil. Crystal Visions. Propositions established. Embodied Thoughts. Phantasms not Spirits. Uniform Characteristics. A New Classification. Conditions of Objectivity and Persistency. Haunted Houses. No General Intelligence manifested. D'Assier's Statements. A Remarkable Case. Ghosts Intensified Telepathic Visions. Difference in Degree, not in Kind. Ghosts not controllable by Suggestion. Other Salient Peculiarities. Ghosts neither prove nor disprove Immortality. Mental Atmosphere of Houses. Remarkable Cases. Classification of Telepathic Phenomena. Conclusions . . 286
CHAPTER XXI.
SUSPENDED ANIMATION AND PREMATURE BURIAL.
Facts of Startling Import. The Case of Washington Irving Bishop. Other Instances of Suspended Animation. Vampirism. Catalepsy. East Indian Fakirs buried alive for Months. Fundamental Errors. Catalepsy not a Disease.
 A Recuperative Agent. The Law of Suggestion governs the Phenomena. Subjective Insensibility impossible.
 Suggestion of Death deepens the Lethargy. The Appalling Dangers of Catalepsy. The Proper Treatment. . . . 309