Back in the 1800’s, from 1848 until about 1900, spiritualism was very popular in America. It all started on the night of March 31, 1848 in Hydesville, New York when some young girls, of the Fox family, decided to try to communicate with a spirit that had been haunting their house. By a series of knocks, back and forth between the girls and the spirit, it told them he had been murdered in that house and his bones could be found buried in the basement. Sure enough, they dug up the floor and there they were.
Well, that stated a frenzy of interest in “spirits of the dead” which continued all over America for the next 50 years. A certain John Ballou Newbrough, became fascinated in the phenomenon and delved into seances of his own. Newbrough found out he was a medium himself, in the sense that spirits could control his arms and hands and when they did that, he had no control of his arms at all.
After many years of his involvement in spiritualism, he was awakened in the middle of the night with a bright light in his bedroom. Startled, he saw angels at the foot of his bed. They asked him if he would do something for the Creator of the Universe, Jehovih. He asked them what did they want him to do? They told him to live a spiritual life for ten years. He asked them how to do that. They told him to stop eating the flesh of dead animals, dairy foods and do charity work and to never send a bill to his patients. Dr. Newbrough was a dentist.
After the angels told him that, they just left. Dr. Newbrough did as they asked him to do and at the end of those ten years, the angels came to his bedroom again. They told him to buy a typewriter, which had just been invented, and to sit at that typewriter every morning before sunrise. Dr. Newbrough, who did not even know how to type, did as he was told and a yellow light shown down ‘through the ceiling’ on his hands and started typing a manuscript.
After doing this for one year, the angels told him to published it and call it Oahspe which means SKY-EARTH-SPIRIT. Dr. Newbrough said that one time he got up from the typewriter, as the light shown down on his hands, and as he held his hands out a window, he could see that yellow light going up in the sky as far as he could see.
The story about the Fox sisters is a very sad one. Because the subject of spiritualism was so controversial, at that time, and still is, these females had a lifetime of problems connected to their involvement in this period of American history. They had so many problems, that eventually they ended up discrediting their own story, about their experiences, just to get the public to leave them alone. But the facts are still there. Those bones were found buried in the basement, just like the spirit told them.
Besides that, if anyone would delve extensively into spiritualism, they will discover, that it is a fact, that people do survive physical death, to be alive in the spirit world. Many books have been written on this subject. One such book entitled “Loves Answer From Eternity” by Jeanne C. Belt is an example of automatic writing from Jeanne Belt’s own husband.
When Guy, her husband died, he was able to use Jeanne’s hands, and wrote to her every morning for a long time. He told her what it was like in the spirit world and begged her to let him go, so that he could go on in his spiritual life. When he died, she missed him so much, that this kept him here on earth and next to her and he could not leave her, until she let him go by not missing him so much. This book is very rare and has been sold for a lot of money.
There is the Association For Research And Enlightenment at Virginia Beach, VA – that has thousands of worldwide members, as a result of the readings given by Edgar Cayce while under a trance. Edgar Cayce was able to answer any question put to him about health, life after death, history and numerous other topics. He gave many thousands of these readings over the span of many years. Because of his readings on health to hundreds of people, he is called the Father of Holistic Medicine.