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.





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。






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

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


English novels by Billy Hammond published by AELS



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