By Billy Hammond (Copyright AELS)

December 21, 2019

– This is the continuation of the Psychomanteum (1) article

Following his initial success in meeting someone who had passed on, Dr. Moody constructed a psychomanteum on the second floor of a new house he’d purchased.

He decided to offer the use of his psychomanteum to ten test subjects to see if he could replicate the phenomenon.

His selection criteria basically required emotional stability, inquisitiveness, maturity and an interest in human consciousness. Elimination criteria were emotional or mental disorders or a belief in the occult.

He arranged to have each subject spend a day at his home and told each of them to bring mementos of the person they wished to contact. All were instructed to dress comfortably and to eat a light breakfast while avoiding caffeine drinks. In keeping with his experience, he took them for a long walk during which he explained that there were no guarantees of success.

The two would have a soup, salad and fruit lunch together and he would ask about the subject’s relationship with the departed as well as why such contact was desired.

He mentions using a bed equipped with speakers to allow bone conduction of the sounds being played that he had some of the subjects lie on. (1)

He continued to prepare the subjects in the manner described until dusk. He escorted the subject into the psychomanteum at sunset and instructed him or her to gaze into the mirror while thinking of the deceased person they wanted to contact. An attendant was positioned in the next room to provide any assistance if needed. The subject was allowed to stay in the psychomanteum for as long as desired and was debriefed after the session.

His results were astonishing. Five of his ten subjects had “powerful apparitions of dead relatives.” (2), while all of the ten were convinced that they had succeeded in communicating with their departed loved one.

(1) Moody, Raymond. Paranormal (p. 196). HarperOne. Kindle Edition.

(2) Moody, Raymond. Paranormal (p. 197). HarperOne. Kindle Edition.

サイコマンティアム(2

これは昨日のサイコマンティアム(1)ポストのつづき

亡くなった父方の祖母に会ってから、ムーディー先生は購入したばかりの家の2階にサイコマンティアムを建設した。

その現象を復元できるかどうかを確認するため、彼は10人の被験者を集めることに決めた。

選考基準として精神的な安定、好奇心、情動成熟 及び人間の意識の興味を設定した。精神疾患、神経疾患またはオカルト・イデオロギーの方が除外対象となった。

各被験者を先生の家に別々の日に招待された。被験者に連絡を取りたい死者の形見を持ってくるように指示した。全員にカフェインを除いた軽い朝食をとるよう、そして楽な服を着るようにアドバイスもされた。先生の以前の行動と同様、先生は被験者と一緒にゆっくりの散歩をした。散歩中に彼は「成功の保証はありません」と強調した。

散歩の後に2人はスープ、サラダ、フルーツの軽い昼食をとりながら、先生は被験者の死者との関係及び連絡する動機を確認した。

幾人かの被験者は先生が用意されたスピーカー付きのベッドに横になった。スピーカー音を骨を伝って身体で振動を感じる仕組みだった。(1)

夕暮れまで被験者は亡くなった方を思い出したり、形見を触ったり準備を続けた。入り日の時間に被験者をサイコマンティアムに案内し、死者を思い出しながら鏡に見入るように指示した。何かの助けが必要となった場合、隣部屋にアシスタントがセッション中に待機していた。サイコマンティアムに居る時間は被験者が自ら決めた。セッションの終わり次第、報告会が行った。

先生の結果は期待以上だった。10人の内の5人が「亡くなった親戚の強い出現を経験した」(2)。全員は亡くなった親戚と通信できた確信をもった。

(1) Moody, Raymond. Paranormal (p. 196). HarperOne. Kindle Edition.

(2) Moody, Raymond. Paranormal (p. 197). HarperOne. Kindle Edition.

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English novels by Billy Hammond published by AELS

(AELS出版英語書籍リスト)

 

I. Majoh Gakuin and Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools Trilogy

1. Majoh Gakuin & Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools

2. Lost Witch (The second book)

3. Fate & Magic (The final book in the trilogy)

II. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire Trilogy

1. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire

2. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Returns

3. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Challenges (The final book in the trilogy)

III. Fantasy fiction set in Japan

1. 21st Century Ninja

2. Regressed

3. Japanese Woman

IV. Fantasy fiction set outside of Japan

1. Dimension Jumpers

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