By far the most usual way of handling phenomena so novel that they would make for a serious rearrangement of our preconceptions is to ignore them altogether, or to abuse those who bear witness to them. William James


Photograph 1

"Katie King" and Florence Cook are photographed together, demonstrating they were two separate entities.

Photograph 2

A beautiful and dramatic close-up of Katie King.

Photograph 3

The surgeon Dr James Gully records the pulse of Katie King; one of the many tests to record the physical differences between Katie King and Florence Cook.

Photograph 4

Sir William Crookes is photographed standing arm-in-arm with Katie King.

Photograph 5

Katie King appears in a lesser-complete physical form.

Photograph 6

Katie King sits near the surgeon Dr James Gully to have her pulse recorded.

Photograph 7

Katie King demonstrates her solidity by resting her arm on a sitter.

Photograph 8

Katie King stands in full view.

Photograph 9

Another photograph of Sir William Crookes standing arm-in-arm with Katie King.


Photograph 1

Ectoplasm emanating from the mouth of Middlesbrough medium, Minnie Harrison.

Photograph 2

A trumpet is operated via an ectoplasmic rod.

Photograph 3

Fully materialised ectoplasmic person - in this case the medium's sister, Agg.

Photograph 4

A few of the hundreds of apports received by the Harrison circle. 

Photograph 5

Two Indian style bells apported through the mediumship of Minnie Harrison on 5th January 1954. 


Photograph 1

Paraffin wax gloves produced in the laboratory of the International Metapsychic Institute in Paris.

Photograph 2

Direct-writing, produced on the negative, can be seen between Prof. Geley and Stanely De Brath.

Photograph 3

The portrait of a lady can be seen overshadowing Prof. Geley. She was identified as an associate of Stanley De Brath and his wife for seventeen years, who had been deceased for six years at the time the photograph was taken.

Photograph 4

A clear image of Prof. Geley can be seen suspended above the head of Stanley De Brath. Geley had died in an aeroplane crash 21 days prior to the photograph. 


Photograph 1

Eva C produces ectoplasm under controlled test conditions. Her hands were held by Prof. Charles Richet and Prof. Schrenck-Notzing

Photograph 2

An ectoplasmic face can be seen extruding from the neck of the materialisation medium Eva C, who, according to her, belonged to an entity named "Estelle".

Photograph 3

These two photographs show a remarkable half-finished structure arrested in its development.

Photograph 4

Eva C's hair (the medium) and Estelle's hair (the materialisation) was compared using chemical examination and microphotography by Dr. Steiner of Munich. Prof. Schrenck-Notzing concluded that they belonged to two different individuals.

Photograph 5

Two remarkable materialisation photographs of Alexandre Bisson - the late husband of Prof. Schrenck-Notzing's collaborator Mme. Bisson - and the entity named "Berthe".

Photograph 6

The materialisation medium Stanislava P produces ectoplasmic structures - one resembling a very crude hand.

Photograph 7

The possibility of fraud was completely absent, yet Stanislava P continued to produce ectoplasmic structures under strict test conditions imposed by Prof. Schrenck-Notzing.


Photograph 1 New!

Helen Duncan is seen materialising her spirit guide, 'Peggy', in a séance conducted in her own home.

Photograph 2 New!

Another materialisation of 'Peggy'.

Photograph 3 New!

Harry Price investigates Helen Duncan at his National Laboratory of Psychical Research in London.

Photograph 4 New!

Helen Duncan materialises a spirit hand.

Photograph 5 New!

In a court case in Edinburgh in 1933, it was alleged that 'Peggy' was in fact a woman's undervest manipulated by Mrs Duncan. A vest was produced in evidence with the seals of witnesses who had attended the séance attached. 

Photograph 6

In this experimental sitting with the famous Scottish medium Helen Duncan, a baby can be seen in the process of materialisation. 


Photograph 1

Bien Boa appeared five or six times under satisfactory conditions in the sense that he could not be Marthe Béraud (the medium) masquerading in a helmet and sheet.

Photograph 2

M. Furtado (the materialisation) announced, "I have no face, but I will make one." The phantom photographed was a tall person clothed in white, but with his face missing.


Photograph 1

The image is signed "Bernard Rodins". Whether this refers to the identity of the image or the photographer is unknown.

Photograph 2

An ectoplasmic 'spirit' face can be seen suspended above and between Arthur Conan Doyle and an unknown gentlemen.

Photograph 3

Two ectoplasmic faces can be seen suspended above Miss Mentath.

Photograph 4

William Stead appears in a photograph of his living daughter Estelle.


Photograph 1

A long ectoplasmic structure emerges from the mouth of Jack Webber.

Photograph 2

Jack Webber performs an effect that is impossible to reproduce by normal means.


Photograph 1

A cast of D. D. Home's hand.

Photograph 2

Bronze bust of D. D. Home.


37 Images of Eva C producing Ecoplasm under Schrenk-Notzing's Experiments

Some of the more important images include:

Fig 118: Author's flashlight photograph of 27 November, 1912.

Fig 119: Side View (enlarged) of Fig. 118. Taken within the cabinet.

Fig 120 and 121: Author's flashlight photograph of 30 November, 1912. Fig 121 (inset): Side view of Fig. 120.

Fig 122: Author's flashlight photograph of 30 November, 1912. Enlargement of Fig. 120.

Fig 136: Mme. Bisson's flashlight photograph of 19 January, 1913.

Fig 138: Mme. Bisson's flashlight photograph of 23 February, 1913. First photograph of an entire phantom, together with nude medium. (retouched).

Fig 140: Mme. Bisson's flashlight photograph, simultaneous with Fig. 138. Whole phantom, with nude medium. (Retouched).

Fig 184: Top left: See Fig. 183.
Bottom left: Author's attempt to imitate Fig. 183 by exposing the title page of "Miroir" against Eva C.
Top and bottom right: Imitation experiments with title of "Miroir" and portrait of President Poincare, by Dr. Hauberrisser. Photographic conditions the same as at the sittings.

Fig 189: Left: Phantom photographed in the sitting of 13 February, 1913. (Fig. 140). Right: Portrait of the king of Bulgaria from "Miroir" with white mantle to resemble phantom. Below: King's Head enlarged.

Fig 193: President Poincare's portrait cut from "Miroir" and photographed by author with Eva, under photographic conditions, as at the sittings.

Fig 195: Top: President Poincare, as published by "Miroir".
Bottom left: Manipulated tie and shirt-front from the phantom (Fig. 194) published by "Matin" 26 December, 1913.
Bottom right: Collar and tie from above portrait, published by "Matin" of 26 December, 1913.

Fig 197: Right corner: President Wilson's portrait from "Miroir" No. 34, 1912.
Left: The same artistically treated to resemble Fig. 196.

Fig 198: Mme. Bisson's photograph of 7 January, 19.

Related articles:

The Rumination Hypothesis by Baron von Schrenck Notzing
Expert Opinion on the Fraudulent use of Certain Materials in Producing Teleplasmic Images by Baron von Schrenck Notzing
Front Page Illustrations from the Journal Le Miroir by Baron von Schrenck Notzing

Images from Glen Hamilton's Intention and Survival

Chapter 4: Unorganised and Imitative Teleplasms. Includes these images:
Plate 2: The unorganised, compacted teleplasm of February 3, 1929.
Plate 3 and Plate 3a: Two different views of the imitatively manipulated teleplasm of March 10, 1929.
Plate 4: Two views of the unorganised, compacted teleplasm of March 24, 1929.
Plate 4a: Inset showing residual mass after elapsed time of two minutes.
Plate 5: The hand simulacrum of January 5, 1930.
Plate 6: The emerging hand simulacrum of April 27, 1932. Dawn, Mercedes, Ewan (head on table) all deeply entranced. W. B. Cooper at M.'s left.
Plate 6a: Fully formed hand simulacrum of April 27, 1932, after an elapsed time of 9 minutes.
Plate 6b: Side view showing interwoven fibres and firm compaction.
Plate 7: The black and white mass of April 7, 1929.

Chapter 5: Purposive and Utilitarian Teleplasms. Includes these images:
Plate 8: The "strut" teleplasm of May 12, 1932.
Plate 9: The twisted mass and bell cords of August 5, 1928.
Plate 10: The mass and bell cords of September 23, 1928.
Plate 11a and 11b: The 'direct' voice mechanism of Jul 10, 1929.

Chapter 6: The Group of Miniature Spurgeon Faces. Includes these images:
Plate 12: Face miniature in the likeness of C. H. Spurgeon. Photographed November 4, 1928. Dawn, W. B. Cooper. Elizabeth M., T. G. Hamilton.
Plate 12a: Enlargement of Spurgeon miniature face of November 4, 1928.
Plate 13: The second Spurgeon miniature face, December 23, 1928.
Plate 13a: Enlargement of the second Spurgeon miniature face, December 23, 1928.
Plate 14: The second face-bearing teleplasm of December 23, 1928.
Plate 15: The third Spurgeon miniature face of January 20, 1929.
Plate 15a: Enlargement of face of January 20, 1929.
Plate 16: The fourth Spurgeon miniature face of May 1, 1929.
Plate 16a: Residue of face-mass of May1, 1929, after elapsed time of 2 minutes.
Plate 17: The Spurgeon miniature faces and photographs of C. H. Spurgeon.
Plate 17a: The deep-trance automatic script of April 26, 1931.

Chapter 7: The W.E.G. and Raymond Teleplasms. Includes these images:
Plate 18: The miniature "W.E.G." face of September 22, 1929.
Plate 18a: Enlargement of the "W.E.G." face of September 22, 1929.
Plate 18b: William Ewart Gladstone, Prime Minister of Britain under Queen Victoria.
Plate 19: The mass of October 20, 1929.
Plate 20: The face-bearing teleplasm of October 27, 1929.
Plate 20a: Enlargement of face-bearing teleplasm of October 27, 1929.
Plate 21: Composite - Raymond in life for comparison with plasmic face of October 27, 1929.
Plate 22: Enlargement of lower face miniature of Plate 20a for comparison with photograph of "J.B.".

Chapter 8: The "Doyle" Face Miniatures. Includes these images:
Plate 23: Mass of March 6, 1932. Claimed to be Walter's eyes.
Plate 23a: Walter Stinson in life. For comparison with eyes in Plate 23.
Plate 24: The imitative teleplasm of April 3, 1932 (1st exposure).
Plate 25: Face-bearing teleplasm of May 1, 1932, said to be in the likeness of Arthur Conan Doyle.
Plate 27: Sections of Plates 25 and 26, comparing the Doyle miniature faces with a portrait of Arthur Conan Doyle.

Chapter 9: Teleplasms Distant From the Medium. Includes these images:
Plate 28a: Two views of the 'umbrella' teleplasm of February 25, 1934.
Plate 28b: Two views of the mass of February 25, 1934, after an elapsed time of four minutes. Dawn, Mercedes, Norman all deeply entranced.
Plate 29: The face-bearing teleplasm of December 20, 1933.
Plate 30: The manipulated teleplasm of June 10, 1931.

Chapter 10: The "Lucy" Teleplasm. Includes these images:
Plate 31: Elizabeth M. and Dawn in trance. Exposure made at 9.26 p.m. on March 10, 1930, 42 minutes prior to the appearance of the "Lucy" teleplasm.
Plate 32a: The "Lucy" teleplasm of March 10, 1930.
Plate 32b: Enlargement of the "Lucy" teleplasm of March 10, 1930.

Chapter 11: Teleplams related to the "John" and "Katie King" Trance Personalities. Includes these images:
Plate 33a: The teleplasmic mass in the form of a "ship", June 4, 1930.
Plate 33b: Enlargement of "ship" teleplasm of June 4, 1930.
Plate 34: The mass of July 29, 1930.
Plate 35a: The "Katie King" miniature face of November 12, 1930.
Plate 35b: The "Katie King" miniature of face of November 12, 1930.
Plate 35c: The "Katie King" miniature face of November 12, 1930.

Chapter 13: The Mediumship of Elizabeth M. Includes these images:
Plate 36a: Elizabeth M. catatonic rigidity, 1927.
Plate 36b: Elizabeth M. catatonic rigidity lessening, 1927.
Plate 36c: Elizabeth M. passing from catatonic to complete relaxation.
Plate 36d: E. M. in deep trance. Her hand writing automatically.
Plate 37a: Examples of writing by the entranced Elizabeth M.
Plate 37b: Example of the normal Elizabeth writing.

Experimental Investigation of a New Force (includes image of Home holding an accordion.)

Images from Nandor Fodor's These Mysterious People:

Chapter 2: Competing with the Cheshire Cat: Story of Madame Elizabeth d'Esperance
A seven feet high Golden Lily which Yolande mysteriously produced from the air at a séance with Madame d'Esperance, who stands beside it.

Chapter 4: A Martian Revelation: Story of Mlle. Helene Smith
Martian landscape drawn by Mlle. Helene Smith.

Chapter 6: Strange Beasts from the Beyond: Story of Franek Kluski
The phantom apeman of Kluski photographed.
Phantom bird photographed by Flashlight on Kluski's shoulder.

Chapter 12: The Mouthpiece of one of the Three Wise Men: Story of David Duguid
A direct drawing in the dark in a séance of David Duguid. Note the similarity with the picture on the right.
Moses consecrating Eleazer as Aaron's successor. A picture in Cassell's Family Bible.

Chapter 15: The Medium of Kings and Kings of Mediums: Story of D. D. Home
The first flashlight photograph of human levitation: Amadee Zuccarni in the air.

Chapter 21: Possessed of Power over the Soul of Things: Story of Stanislawa Tomczyk
Mlle. Tomczyk and Dr. Ochorowitz, lecturer in psychology at the University of Lemberg. With Invisible rigid rays emanating from her fingers Mlle. Tomczyk lifts a pair of scissors.

Chapter 23: Finger-Printing the Spirits of the Dead: Story of Mrs. Margery Crandon
Super-physical suction cylinder, invisible and impalpable, photographed by fused quartz lens with Margery Crandon.


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