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The Indian advocate. ([Sacred Heart, Okla.]) 1???-1910, July 01, 1900, Image 19

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The Indian Advocate.
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been invited by one of his friends to assist at a spiritualist
entertainment given in his house, came to me one day, in a
great state of excitement.
"What do you think, Father," he said, "the table was
asked in my presenee, three questions, 1st, "Is Bramanism
true?" He said, "yes." "Is Buddhism true?" "yes." "Is
Christianism true" "no." "You lie, I exclaimed, turning"
to the table. I defy you to repeat that before a Priest or a
medal of St. Benedict." "I will repeat it even before a
Priest or a medal of your Benedict." answered the table.
"Now Father," said the young Bramin, "give me a medal
of St. Benedict, if you please, and I will go and challenge
the table." I gave the young man the desired medal and he
went off in a glee, fie had scarcely arrived at the house
when he placed. .triumphantly the medal on the table and
said: "Will ,you not talk? No answer. "You promised
you would talk before a medal of St. Benedict, can you not
talk? The table remained motionless the young man then
removed the medal! "Will you talk now?" The table gave
a sudden jerk, the pencil was moved violently and then wrote
in large letters the word "No. " So then, you will not talk.
"No, not as long as you are here," added the table. Of
course, this put a stop to the entertainment. Everybody re
tired in surprise. As to my. young Bramin, he came back
to tell me 'all that had happened.
Does this incident not prove the power of St. Benedict's
medal over evil spirits? Does it not prove also that the so
called spiritual manifestations are often the workings of the
same evil spirits, in other words of the devil? If you ever
come across one of these "Planchettes" test the power of our
holy Patriarch St. Benedict.
I remember coming one day amid a crowd of young peo
ple who had some fun, as they said, with a Planchette of
this kind. It was exactly like the one described by Rev.
. Father Lacombe, S, J. I went quickly to the table and put
my hand over it. The table would not talk any more
"Will you not speak to me," I said, No answer I took
off my hand and two of the young folks placed theirs in
stead. ."Why don't you talk with the Father, one of them
said "I w.bn'.t talk with Priests," answered the table in an
angry mood.
Let these two instances be a warning to our young
readers and put them on their guard against all such amuse
ments, which are certainly dangerous, not to say more.
D. H. C.

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