He wants to gather evidence and give something clearly. He
seems to think that his brother had been coming here (looking about).
OJL.-Your brother will come to see you to-morrow. [He was not
coming to Mrs. Leonard.]
Where is he? He got the impression that he had either been
here or should be here now; he has got the thought of him. He has been trying to get into touch with him himself; he has been trying
to speak to him. Seems to have something to do with Mrs. Kathie,(1) and he has tried to write to him. The trouble is, that he
can't always see distinctly. He feels in the air, but can't see always distinctly. (To M. F. A. L.) When you are sitting at the table he
sees you, and can see what you have got on. When he tries to come to you, he can only sense you; but at the table he can see
OJL.-Has he seen his brothers at a table?
No, not at the table. He sensed them, and he thought they were trying to speak to him; but didn't feel as if he was going to
get near. It has something to do with a medium. Medium.
[Meaning that they were trying to do without a medium.]
Mrs. Kennedy's name is Katherine, and Feda usually speaks of her as Mrs. Kathie.
M. F. A. L.-When did he see me?
When a medium is present he sees you quite distinctly. He
saw you, not here, but at another place. Oh, it was in London, another place in London, some time ago. He was surprised to see
you, and wondered how he could. [Presumably the occasion intended was when Mrs. Kennedy, who herself has power, was
present as well as Peters.] He can only think the things he wants to say.(1) [Then reverting to his brothers' attempts at
This corresponds with an early statement made by "Myers" through
Mrs. Thompson. See Proceedings, S.P.R., vol. XXiii. P. 221.
Tell them to go on. I shall never get tired. Never! Tell them to
have patience. It is more interesting to me than to them." He does not seem sure if he got anything through. It is so peculiar. Even
here, he is not always quite certain that he has said what he wanted to say, except sometimes when it is clear and you jump at it.
Sometimes then he feels, "I've got that home, anyway!" He has got to feel his way. They must go easy with
him not ask too much allat once. If they have plenty of patience, in a while he will be able
to come and talk as if he were there.
M. F. A. L.-Do you mean with the voice?
No, with the table.
More important than talking is, to get things through with his
own people, and to give absolute evidence. He doesn't want them to bother him with test questions till he feels at home. It doesn't
matter here, where there is a medium, but the conditions there are not yet good. Tell them to take for granted that it is he, and later
on he will be able to talk to them and say all he wishes to say. The boys are so eager to get tests. When grandpapa comes, it is to
relieve him a little, while he is not there. He doesn't himself want to speak.
Twice a week, he says.
He is bringing a girl with him now-a young girl, growing up in
the spirit world. She belongs to Raymond: long golden hair, pretty tall, slight, brings a lily in her hand. There is another spirit too who
passed out very young-a boy; you wouldn't know him as he is now; he looks about the same age as Raymond, but very spiritual
in appearance; he brings a W with him; he doesn't know much of the earth plane, nor the lily either; he passed over too young. They
are both with Raymond now. They look spiritual and young. Spirit people look young if they passed on young. Raymond is in
the middle between them. He says this is not very scientific. [All this is appropriate to a deceased brother
and sister; the brother older, the sister younger.]
Raymond really is happy now. He doesn't say this to make
you feel satisfied. He is really happy now. He says this is most interesting, and is going to be fifty times more
interesting than on the earth plane. There is such a big field to work in. Father and he are going to do such a lot together. He says,
"I am going to help for all I am worth." (To M. F. A. L.) If you are happy, I will be happier too. You used to sigh; it had an awful
effect on him, but he is getting lighter with you. Father has been wonderful. He is often with Paulie, and has been to see Mrs.Kathie too.
[Meaning Mrs. Katherine Kennedy. Feda, of course, is speaking
M. F. A. L.-Which way does he find the easiest to come?
He is able to get to you by impression, and not only by
writing. He thinks he can make you hear. He is trying to make you clairaudient. Let there be no misapprehension about that. He does
it in order to help himself. He hopes to get something through.
OJL.-You might send the same thing through different channels.
Yes, he says. He need not say much, but is going to think it
out. He can get Mrs. K. to write it out, and then get it through the table with them. He thinks he will be able to do a lot with you,
Mrs. Kathie. You know that Paulie's here?
(K. K. spoke to Paul for a short time.)
OJL.-Do you think it had better be tried on the same evening, or on
Try it on the same evening at first, and see what success is
got; if only one word came through the same, he would be very pleased. He might get one word first, then two, then two or three.
Tell them to reserve a little time for just that and give him some time
specially for it, not mix it up with other things in the sittings.
K. K.-Shall I ask him to write some word?
He will think of some word-no matter if it is meaningless.
What you have to do is, not to doubt, but take it down. One word might be much more valuable than a long oration. One word would
do, no matter how silly it sounded; even if it is only a jumble, so long as it is the same jumble. He is jumping now. [Meaning, he is
pleased with the idea.] He says he finds it difficult owing to the medium. He is not able to get through all he wants to say, but on
the whole thinks he got it pretty straight to-night.
[The quickness with which the communicator jumped at the
idea of a cross-correspondence was notable, because I do not think he had known anything about them. It sounded
rather like the result of rapid Myersian instruction. I rather doubt if
cross-correspondences of this kind can be got through Mrs. Kennedy, though she knows we are going to
try for them. The boys are quite willing to take down any jumble, but she herself likes to understand what
she gets, and automatically rejects gibberish. OJL. ]