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THE ASTRAL TUBE.

Astral Projection
Clairaudience
Crystal Gazing
Development Methods
Dream Psychomancy
Future Time Psychomancy
How To Develop Yourself
Past Time Psychomancy
Polarization
Psychometry
Simple Psychomancy
Space Psychomancy
The Akashic Records
The Astral Body
The Astral Senses
The Astral Tube
The Aura
The Five Methods
The Nature Of Psychomancy
The Three Classes



Space Psychomancy








As we stated in previous lessons, "Space Psychomancy" is the exercise
of the faculty in the direction of perceiving far-distant scenes,
persons, objects, etc.

Of course, there is really an exercise of Space Psychomancy in some
instances of Simple Psychomancy. But we make the distinction because in
the case of objects seen by Simple Psychomancy at some little distance
from the observer, the impression is received by means of the rays, or
vibrations from the objects themselves, by means of the developed
Astral Senses, acting in a simple manner; while in the case of Space
Psychomancy (in the technical sense of the term) the impression is
received by means of either the erection of the Astral Tube, or else by
the actual projection of the consciousness in the Astral Body--the
latter being an actual visiting of the scene.

A little illustration may perhaps make clearer the above distinction.
Let us suppose a man on the physical Plane with ordinary eyesight--such
a man could not see an object beyond the average distance of vision,
and he would be like a person devoid of Psychomantic powers. Then let
us suppose a man of extraordinary visual powers, such as many hunters
or seafaring men--such a one could see things invisible to the first
man, and would thus resemble the person manifesting Simple Psychomancy.
Then let us suppose a third man, using a telescope--this man could see
things that neither of the other two could perceive, and he would thus
resemble the person manifesting along the lines of Space Psychomancy by
means of the Astral Tube. And, finally, let us suppose a fourth man,
who possessed magical wings which would instantly transport him to the
distant scene, whence he could view the objects, personally, and at
close range--well this man would be like the person who was able to
project his Astral Body, and thus view the distant scenes at will, and
at short range, without the difficulties attendant upon the use of the
telescope-like Astral Tube--to see the object on any and all sides, and
from all points of view--~to get inside of it~, as well as outside.

The following interesting cases are quoted to illustrate the principle:

Captain Yount, of the Napa Valley, California, had a peculiar
experience while asleep. He had a remarkably clear vision in which
appeared a band of emigrants perishing from cold and hunger amidst a
mountain range. He noted particularly, and in detail, the scenery and
appearance of the canyon. He saw a huge, perpendicular cliff of white
rock; and the emigrants cutting off what appeared to be the tops of
trees arising from great drifts of snow; he even saw plainly the
features of some of the party. He awoke, sorely distressed by the
vividness and the nature of his "dream," for so he considered it to be.
But, by-and-by, he fell asleep again, and saw the scene repeated, with
equal distinctness. In the morning he found that he could not get the
"dream" out of his mind, and he told it to some of his friends. One of
the hearers of the story was an old hunter, who at once recognized the
place seen in the dream as a place across the Sierras, known as a point
in the Carson Valley Pass. So earnest was the old hunter, that Captain
Yount, and his friends, organized a rescue party and set out with
provisions, mules, and blankets to seek the perishing emigrants.
Notwithstanding the ridicule of the public, the rescuers persisted in
their search, and finally about one hundred and fifty miles distant, in
the Carson Valley Pass, they found the scene as described by Captain
Yount, and ~in the identical spot seen in the dream were found the
party of emigrants~, the surviving members of whom were rescued and
brought over the mountain.

Another interesting account is given in the reports of the Society for
Psychical Research, of England. It relates that an English lady, Mrs.
Broughton, awoke one night in 1844, and aroused her husband, telling
him that she had had a strange vision of a scene in France. She stated
that she had seen a broken-down carriage, evidently wrecked in an
accident, and a crowd gathered around the figure of a man, whose body
was then raised and carried into a nearby house. She said that the body
was then placed in a bed, when she recognized his features as those of
the Duke of Orleans. Then friends gathered around the bed, and later
came the king and queen of France, all weeping. She saw the doctor, who
stood over the Duke, feeling his pulse, with his watch in his other
hand, but she could only see the doctor's back. Then the scene had
faded from her vision. When daylight finally came, she recorded the
vision in her journal. It was before the days of the telegraph, and it
was more than two days before the newspapers announced the death of the
Duke of Orleans. The lady visited Paris afterwards, and recognized the
place of the accident. It then appeared that the attending physician
whose face she could not see in her vision, was an old friend of hers,
who then told her that as he watched the bed his mind had involuntarily
dwelt upon her and her family.

The well-known case of Swedenborg gives us another illustration of this
class of Psychomancy. It is related that in the latter part of
September, 1759, at four o'clock one Saturday afternoon, Swedenborg
arrived home from England, and disembarked at Gothenburg. Mr. W. Castel
met him and invited him to dinner, at which meal there were fifteen
persons gathered around the table. At six o'clock that evening
Swedenborg went out a few minutes, returning to the table excited and
pale. When questioned, he said that there was a fire at Stockholm, 200
miles distant, which was steadily spreading. He grew very restless, and
frequently left the room. He said that the house of one of his friends,
whose name he mentioned, was already in ashes, and that his own was in
danger. At eight o'clock after he had been out again, he returned
crying out cheerfully, "Thank heaven! the fire is out, the third door
from my house."

The news of the occurrence excited the whole town, and the officials
made inquiry regarding it, and Swedenborg was summoned before the
governor, and requested to relate what he had seen, in detail.
Answering the governor, he told when and where the fire had started;
how it had begun; how, when and where it had stopped; and the time it
lasted, the number of houses destroyed, people injured, etc. On the
following Monday morning a courier arrived from Stockholm, bringing
news of the fire, having left the town while it was still burning. On
the next day after, Tuesday morning, another courier arrived at the
governor's palace with a full report of the fire, which corresponded
precisely with the vision of Swedenborg--the fire had stopped precisely
at eight o'clock, the minute that Swedenborg had so announced it to the
company.

Stead relates the following instance of this class of Psychomancy,
which was told him by the wife of a Dean of the Episcopal Church. The
lady said: "I was staying in Virginia, some hundred miles away from
home, when one morning about eleven o'clock, I felt an overpowering
sleepiness, which drowsiness was quite unusual, and which caused me to
lie down. In my sleep I saw quite distinctly my home in Richmond in
flames. The fire had broken out in one wing of the house, which I saw
with dismay was where I kept all my best dresses. The people were all
trying to check the flames, but it was no use. My husband was there,
walking about before the burning house, carrying a portrait in his
hand. Everything was quite clear and distinct, exactly as if I had
actually been present and seen everything. After a time I woke up, and
going downstairs told my friends the strange dream I had had. They
laughed at me, and made such game of my vision that I did my best to
think no more about it. I was traveling about, a day or two passed, and
when Sunday came I found myself in a church where some relatives were
worshipping. When I entered the pew they looked rather strange, and as
soon as the service was over I asked them what was the matter. 'Don't
be alarmed,' they said 'there is nothing serious.' Then they handed me
a postcard from my husband which simply said, 'House burned out;
covered by insurance.' ~The day was the date upon which my dream
occurred.~ I hastened home, and then I learned that everything had
happened exactly as I had seen it. The fire had broken out in the wing
I had seen blazing. My clothes were all burnt, and the oddest thing
about it was that my husband, having rescued a favorite picture from
the burning building, had carried it about among the crowd for some
time before he could find a place in which to put it safely."

A well-authenticated case is that of the wreck of the ship
"Strathmore." Stead relates the story as follows: "The father of a son
who had sailed in the 'Strathmore,' an emigrant ship outbound from
Clyde, saw one night the ship foundering amid the waves, and saw that
his son, with some others had escaped safely to a desert island near
which the wreck had taken place. He was so much impressed by this
vision that he wrote to the owner of the 'Strathmore,' telling him what
he had seen. His information was scouted; but after a while the
'Strathmore' became overdue, and the owner became uneasy. Day followed
day, and still no tidings of the missing ship. Then, like Pharaoh's
butler, the owner remembered his sins one day, and hunted up the letter
describing the vision. It supplied at least a theory to account for the
vessel's disappearance. All outward-bound ships were requested to look
out for any survivors on the island indicated in the vision. These
orders being obeyed, the survivors of the 'Strathmore' were found
exactly where the father had seen them."

Another interesting case is reported by the Society previously
mentioned. It reports that Dr. Golinski, a physician of Kremeutchug,
Russia, was taking an after-dinner nap in the afternoon, about
half-past three o'clock. He had a vision in which he saw himself called
out on a professional visit, which took him to a little room with dark
hangings. To the right of the door he saw a chest of drawers, upon
which rested a little paraffin lamp of special pattern, different from
anything he had ever seen before. On the left of the door, he saw a
woman suffering from a severe hemorrhage. He then saw himself giving
her professional treatment. Then he awoke, suddenly, and saw that it
was just half-past four o'clock. Then comes the strange sequel. Within
ten minutes after he awoke, he was called out on a professional visit,
and on entering the bedroom he saw all the details that had appeared to
him in his vision. There was the chest of drawers--there was the
peculiar lamp--there was the woman on the bed suffering from the
hemorrhage. Upon inquiry he found that she had grown worse between
three and four o'clock, and had anxiously desired that he come to her
about that time, finally dispatching a messenger for him at half-past
four, the moment at which he awoke.

We could fill page after page with these interesting and
well-authenticated instances, but our lack of space prevents. We have
stated enough to illustrate the principle, and then, besides, many of
our readers will know of many similar instances in the actual
experience of themselves, relatives or friends. Volumes would not
contain all the true stories of phenomena of this kind--and still
people smile in a superior way at the mere suggestion of the phenomena.





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