The Mediumistic Mind

If the medium is filled with the idea or notion of producing brilliant

or sensational results, he will in all probability so disturb the

placidity of the receiving surface of his mind that the latter will fail

to register or record the impressions being made upon it by the spirit

vibrations. It is similar to the case of a placid bosom of a deep lake

which, normally, will reflect clearly and distinctly the images of the

surrounding scenery cast upon it from the light waves; but which, if

disturbed by strong breezes, will exhibit merely a distorted, disturbed,

incomplete, and untrue reflection of the surrounding scenery cast upon

its surface. A strong desire of the kind mentioned will tend to agitate

and disturb the normal placid condition of the mental reflecting surface

of the mediumistic mind.