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The evening world. (New York, N.Y.) 1887-1931, April 28, 1922, Final Edition, Image 32

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THE EVENING WORLD; T BID A'.Y, A'g B I L 28, 192S.
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ECTOPLASM PHOTOS SIR
Twenty Years Ago, Mme. Diss Debar Used Spirit Photograplts
Like One Below to Take Thousands From Old and Credulous Rich Men ,
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.Aiiuincr lurm ui caiuucven piasma.
A psychic cantilever of plasma. Pbotoi reproduced by pennlulon of B. P. Dutton A Oo.
Ectoplasm Which Exudes From Bodies of Mediums in Spirit Trances
By Marguerite Mooers Marshall "So or Ml Vbie. wUh th r work,ng enU EriPP'nB th undor'
Copyright, iwa New York Evening World) by rrea Publishing Co. Dr. Crawford explains: 'The plasma Is part of the medium's body
You know that ectoplasm stuff, about which Sir Arthur Conan Doyle exteriorized In space. The muscles of the modlum's feet and ankles are,
lias been telling us, In his talk on spiritualism? Ho said, you remember, durjn the occurrence of phenomena. In a state of muoh stress. There la
m-Ti . c... v . ... . :. . n0 bodily movement of the foot, but there is a whirlpool or internal muacu-
that it la a thick, sticky, whitish substance exuding from the medium In ,ar moment. The evolution of the plasma must be accompanied by muoh
trance, and strong enough to lift tables, perform spirit rapplngs and other friction between stocking and leather of shoe or boot. At nearly all seance
weird stunts. ; ' the nolso accompanying the birth pangs of the plasma Is distinctly audible.
Here Is a page of flashlight pictures of ectoplasm In action, taken from With thin silk stockings the friction of plasma on the threads as It dis-
, . a remarkable new book, "The Psychic Structures at the Gollgher Circle." engages Itself Is unmistakable.
1 TnIS phOIO Of Sir Conan Doyle With a Spirit head beside him made by double exposures. Years ago they Were USed tO Successfully b? tne ,ate Dn w- J" Crawford, a trained psychic Investigator and writer "There Is Btrong evidence of decrease in volume of nt fleshy parts o:
faAlffi niiWir Mm ni niVcir a mnHium nf n,nn,l,,n t,l, ,.u.,,l U,nAraA i i ii , ' . . . .... , . of Belfast The flbok is published by B. P. Dutton & Co., through whose the medium's body, especially from the waist downward, while the plasms
-4 8S . p" Mme u,ssUebaramedumi Brooklyn took several hundred thousand dollars, from aged Luther Marsh, by producing courtesy the pictures are reproduced. is extruded, onco extruded, the operators can mould it into the various
-photographs of the old man, Surrounded by dead members of his' family. Marsh thought he took every scientific percaution to prevent Tne ectoplasm, or "plasma," as Dr. Crawford usually calls It, - came shapes and forms required to produce the phenomen-phenomeno."
4miL The spiritualistic madame. however. ivn I.Hir rnnviVtoH -mH sent tr tliP nnifAnt,',,,, f, n 1, nt m Miss Kathleen Gollgher. Dr. Crawford's medium. In seance. In ths Dr. Crawford worked for a year before he succeeded in taking these
pictures, you see It exuding from the legs and body of the medium and pictures. The chief difficulty was in preventing injury to the medium
lifting a' table by a cantilever of the substance, fixed at one end to tho through Bhock.
mod; Jhe spiritualistic madame, however, was later convicted and sent to the penitentiary for a number of years
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Side view of cantilever lifting table.
Table tilted and held in position by plasma.
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