Spirit Writing


 

 

Spirit Writing (sometimes called "Inspired writing") is a term often used to describe writing that has been done under the direction of a spirit person, or persons, (people who are physically dead). This could be a dead friend, relative or family member of the person doing the writing. At other times it may be one, or more, of the person's "Spirit Guides", or even a complete stranger.

This can be done in a number of ways. From "Taking dictation", to directing a writing implement, to guiding one's hand to write. In cases of what is often termed "Automatic writing" the medium let's a spirit person, or persons, guide their hand (or pen) completely. This can result in the medium having no conscious idea of what is being written by "her/his" hand.


In the case of American Pearl Leonore Curran (1883–1937) the spirit communicator was an English woman called Patience Worth (1649 - 1694). Their working together produced several novels, poetry and prose.

 

Spirit writing may range from simply a word, or two, to whole books (as mentioned above). Often they are philosophical in nature. Sometimes, as in some of the examples below, they explain what life is like in the "Spirit" world and what people do there.

 

In 1957 Grace Rosher while resting her pen on a writing pad, after writing some letters, was told clairaudiently "Leave your hand there and see what happens." Then..."to my utter astonishment the pen started to move without any effort on my part." So began communication from her fiancé Gordon E. Burdick, who had died fifteen months earlier.

Apart from the messages received, there were a few rather interesting things about this particular spirit inspired writer. Instead of writing with a pen between her fingers, as people usually do, she wrote with a pen lying loosely across the joint of her index finger. She also enlisted the aid of handwriting expert F. T. Hilliger who studied the automatic scripts and compared them to the handwriting of Burdick when alive.


He reported "From a comprehensive assembly of twenty (20) dominant, conscious and unconscious writing tendencies and movements in the original script, no less than sixteen (16) of these tendencies appear, to a significant degree in the reproduced writing."

While still on the topic of "interesting", this is what Louie (the wife of physical medium Alec Harris) had to say about some spirit writing that he did. He wrote with a pencil.

 

"I was surprised to see him insert it between the first and second fingers of the left hand. Being right handed, this would make writing a difficult undertaking. No sooner had he grasped the pencil between his fingers than it began to write quickly on the blank piece of paper before him.

 

Though it commenced at the left hand margin of the paper, the script started with the last word at the end of the sentence, finishing on the right of the paper with the word beginning that sentence. In other word, the communication was back to front. And to make things even more complicated, the script was upside down ! The finished message, written in this manner, was legible to me, sitting directly opposite Alec, but not to himself. The letter was written at great speed."

Further reading :

"Spirit Teachings". William Stainton Moses.

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Also, the books listed below (originally published between 1914-1919) are recent reprints of books written by American novelist, short-story writer and poet Elsa Barker (1869–1954). The communicator was a friend of hers, a David Patterson Hatch (1846-1912), who was an American Judge and teacher of philosophy. He started writing, via her hand, within days of his death.

"Letters from a Living Dead Man". Elsa Barker.
"War Letters from The Living Dead Man". Elsa Barker.
"Last Letters from The Living Dead Man". Elsa Barker.


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