LLIFS Resource Directory Updates

23rd August 2021. Reading Time: 5 minutes General, Paranormal Book Club. 123 page views. 0 comments.

The LLIFS Resource Directory has been updated with new content!

The LLIFS Resource Directory is a link tree designed to help you with your paranormal research.  Everyone always recommends great books that we should be reading, but in reality, some of the 'classics' are almost impossible to find or costs hundreds of dollars.  Luckily for us, there is another option.   A lot of historical works are available for free via public domain.  Websites such as Internet Archive and Project Gutenberg provide free access to many of these books.  There are also often options to download free PDFs files of these as well.  As they fall under public domain, it means this is a legal and free way to enjoy paranormal research.

I try to find resource that cover all different areas of paranormal research and link them to my resource directory.  In all honestly it is a reference point I use for myself and my own research, but I am all about sharing the love so if someone else finds it useful then fantastic!  You can visit the resource directory here:

https://llifs.com.au/resource-directory/

Some of the titles added this week include:

Personality and telepathy by Constable, Frank Challice 

All human thought is based on (emanates from) intuition. And as human thought is active, intuition must be active and must be actively presented to the subject (the human personality). Now sensibility is passive and so intuition (which is active) cannot be referred to (cannot emanate from) sensibility. What, then, is the origin of this active presentation of intuition to the subject? I argue that a personality of intuition (an intuitive self) must present intuition to its subject, that is, to the human personality which exists as its (the intuitive self's) partial and mediate manifestation in our universe.

Ghosts And Witches by Day, J. Wentworth

This collection of ghostly tales gathered by Mr. J. Wentworth Day, who has accumulated many of these stories from first-hand sources in the provincial areas of England and Wales, convincingly portrays the experiences of those who have unexpectedly encountered spirits of another dimension. Whether or not one believes in ghosts, the reader will have difficulty denying the impressions these stories leave upon the senses.

History of magic by Levi, Eliphas

First published in 1913, an invaluable source book that includes clear and precise exposition on procedures, rites, and occult mysteries. Every aspect of esoteric doctrine and practice is exhaustively dealt with and every authority cited.

Poltergeist From "The New Decameron", Volume III by Beresford, J. D. (John Davys)

Excerpt:

There was once a time (he began) when I decided that I was a fraud; that I could not be a psychical researcher any longer. I determined to give it all up, to investigate no more phenomena nor attend another séance, nor read a word about psychical research for the remainder of my life. On the contrary, I planned an intensive study of the works of the later Victorians, of that blissful period in the history of Europe when we could believe in the comforting doctrine of materialism. "Oh!" I thought, "that one had a Haeckel or a Huxley living now to console us with their beautiful faith in the mortality of the soul!" The Neo-Darwinians failed to convince me; the works of H. G. Wells left me cold.

I will tell you the events that brought me to this evil pass.

It is not likely that anyone here will remember the Slipperton case. It attracted little attention at the time. In 1905 there was still a little sanity left in the world. A few even of the London dailies were nearly sane then, and refused to report ghost stories unless they were known to be untrue. And the Slipperton case had hardly any publicity—an inch in the Daily Mail, headed "Family Evicted by Ghosts," was the only newspaper report that I saw; though there may have been others. In these days the story would be given a couple of columns opposite the leader page; and the Sunday papers...

I was connected with the thing because Edgar Slipperton and his wife were friends of mine; quiet, old-fashioned people who believed that when you were dead you were dead, and that that was the end of it.

The phenomena that drove them out of their house at last were of the ordinary poltergeist type that date back to the days of John Wesley. The Slippertons had a fat and very stupid cook, whom I suspected of being an unconscious medium; but they were so attached to her that they refused to give her notice, as I strongly advised them to do. They told me that although she was constitutionally unable to grasp a new idea, such as the idea of a different pudding, she was entirely dependable, always doing the same things in the same way and with the same results. And while this confirmed my suspicions that she was a spiritualistic medium, I recognised that she might have useful qualities as a cook.

The Slippertons stood it pretty well for a time. At first they were only mildly inconvenienced. Things used to disappear mysteriously, and turn up in unexpected places. Slipperton's pince-nez, for example, were lost, and found inside the piano. And Mrs. Slipperton's "false front" would be moved in the night from the dressing-table to the brass knob of the bed-post, even after she took to pinning it to the toilet cover. Things like that; irritating, but not really serious.

But the trouble increased, grew to be beyond endurance in the end. The poltergeists, with that lack of imagination which always characterises them, started to play the old trick of pulling off the Slippertons' bed-clothes in the middle of the night—one of the most annoying of the spirits' antics. And they followed that by experimenting with the heavy furniture.

I was out of England when the trouble came to a head, and I heard nothing of the later developments until after the Slippertons had left the house. I happened to meet Slipperton by accident in the Haymarket, and he took me into his club and gave me the whole story. Naturally, I was glad of the chance to investigate, although I thought it very probable that the phenomena would cease with the departure of the cook. I determined, however, to go down and spend a week in the house, alone. I was not dismayed by the fact that I should be unable to get any help with my domestic arrangements, owing to the superstitious fears of the villagers....

Psychical research for the plain man by Kingsford, S. M., Miss

1920 Covers: Telepathy; Clairvoyance; Crystal-Gazing; Mediums; Trance Mediums; Automatic Writing & Cross Correspondences; Premonitions & Death Warnings; Hallucinations; Haunted Localities; Poltergeists

Plus many more!

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