Review of Reviews,  4 (1891), 401.

The Dangers of Spiritualism. A Warning. By Mrs. Besant




Publications abstracted:

Annie Besant Lucifer


Theosophy, Spiritualism, Eschatology, Morality

    Gives 'the Theosophical view of the dangers which attend spiritualistic séances'. After death the 'desire or lusts of the human frame [...] takes form as an astral body' known as 'Kama Rupa'. This is the 'uncanniest entity in the invisible world', existing 'without conscience' and with 'habits [...] as objectionable as its morals, if morals it can be said to have'. During spiritualistic séances 'mediums of a low type attract these undesirable visitors'.

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