Source: Birth through Death
Source type: book
Document type: book chapter
Document title: “Messages of Fifty-Five Minds through One Soul”
Author(s): Benjamin, Louis; Watson, Albert Durrant
Publisher: James A. McCann Company
Publisher location: New York, New York
Year of publication: 1920
Pagination: 244-56 (excerpt below includes only page 255)
|Benjamin, Louis, and Albert Durrant Watson. “Messages of Fifty-Five Minds through One Soul.” Birth through Death. New York: James A. McCann, 1920: pp. 244-56.|
|excerpt of chapter|
|William McKinley (posthumous statements); Leon Czolgosz (posthumous statements).|
|Edith Brock [in notes]; Leon Czolgosz; Ralph Waldo Emerson [in notes]; Bertram Jackes [in notes]; William McKinley; Girolamo Savonarola [in notes]; Ella Wheeler Wilcox [in notes].|
The following text comprises the opening two paragraphs (p. 1) of the book’s introduction, titled “The Reporter’s Explanation of the Revelation”:
The following text comprises the opening paragraph (p. 244) of the chapter’s introductory remarks:
From title page: Birth through Death: The Ethics of The Twentieth Plane.
From title page: A Revelation Received through the Psychic Consciousness of Louis Benjamin; Reported by Albert Durrant Watson, M. D., F. R. A. S. C.; Reported of “The Twentieth Plane”—A Psychic Revelation, etc., Ex-President of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and of the Association of Psychical Research for Canada, etc.
Messages of Fifty-Five Minds through One Soul [excerpt]
The Isthmian Canal is constructed. The waters of two oceans have joined together.
This is but a significant precursor of all oceans and nations joining together
soon into one democracy with one government ministering to the needs of all
mankind. Is my ideal too large? Make it smaller if you dare. Nationality is
an ever enlarging force. This so-called proud isolation has been tried and failed.
It leads to degeneration. I demand for the world an honoured place among the
CZOLGOSZ: Old Europe made me what I was, and I shot to death a man. I am informed that it is not possible for similar European economic conditions to make a man like I was. I have long been here in the place of pain, but I know that God is good, because the one I assassinated met me, forgave me, and is my friend. I am trying to be worthy to be his.