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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 12, 1912, Image 30',
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Boy, 1904, unnamed, dead. I at home.
Clarence Roosevelt, 1906, alive, Irene, 1911, alive, at home.
ARE LIVING DRAWING CLOSER TO SPIRIT WORLD?
Go into a dim room alone.
Close the door tightly behind
Sit there quietly and concen
trate your mind on the dead.
And in a few minutes, maybe,
you will get a message from a
For and here you had better
stop reading if you're "skeery"
of spooks there are such things
as ghosts. They sail around your
bedroom at night and try to tell
you things of "the other side."
Sometimes in their anxiety to
communicate with you, they
brush you in the halls or on the
stairs, but you shiver and run
away from them and wonder
what "touched" you.
This declaration, that "there
are spooks" in this world is not
the assumption of some supersti
tious or untutored man. Prof.
Jas. EL Hyslop, late head of the
department of psychology at Co
lumbia university, and now lead
ing spirit in the American So
ciety for Psychical Research, is
himself responsible for it. And
Prof. Hyslop not only makes this
declaration, but he cites as proof
"case after case" of testimony.
If you don't believe in "spooks,"
Prof. Hyslop suggests that you
try to get into communication
with them yourself. If you fol
low his directions, given above,
you almost certainly will succeed,
"The world has come to that
place," Hyslop said to the The
Day Book reporter, "where the
psychic the things of the soul
are going to occupy more and
more attention. We are "begin
ning to stretch our hands out to
'the other side.'
"The big question nowadays is
'after death what?' And the
one way to solve this question is
to talk to ghosts!
"Since the death last August
of Prof. William James of-Har-vard,
the famous philosopher, I
have had some tremendous psy
chic experiences. Prof. Tames
himself has sent messages to me
that absolutely could not have
come from anyone but from him.
And I have had a spirit conversa
tion with Carroll D. Wright, late
United States labor commis
sioner. "Prof. James, for instance, told
a medium, the young s6n of a
minister, that he should give me
a pair of pink pajajmas and a
black necktie for Christmas. This
boy lives in an out-of-the way
place and knew neither James nor
myself. And yet the message is
marvelously significant. James
and I had had a joke about his
once borrowing a pair of pajamas
in England which turned out to
be a ridiculous shade of baby
pink. It was a joke of which prob
ably nobody else ever heard. As
for the black necktie, I was, at the
time, wearing a black tie which