Exeter Street Lecture Series
Since the early 1950’s, the
First Spiritual Temple has hosted many of the world’s greatest
minds in parapsychology, psychic science, and mediumship.
Some of you may remember the monthly Wednesday evening lectures
given in the Music Room of the old Exeter Street Temple/Theatre.
They were chaired by the one-and-only A. Viola Berlin and offered
people in the Greater Boston area an opportunity to witness
remarkable lectures on subject matters which, to this day,
challenge, astound, and intrigue the mind and spirit.
Here is just a partial listing of those who spoke for the First
Eileen J. Garrett; Douglas Johnson; Donald Galloway; Arthur Ford;
Eileen Roberts; Hugh Lynn Cayce; Dr. Joseph Banks Rhine; Dr. Ian
Stevenson; Alan Vaughan; Rev. William Rauscher; Rev. Robert
Slater; Dr. Carlis Osis; Dr. George Owen; Muriel "Lady
Dowding"; J. Fraser Nicol; Dr. Gardner Murphy; Gina
Cerminara; Dr. Hornell Hart; Dr. Robert Thouless; Dr. Harmon H.
Bro; Sir Alistair Hardy; Dr. Stanley Krippner; Dr. Montague
Ullman; and Marcia Moore.
We are very proud of this part of our history. For the longest
time, we have wanted to share some of these priceless lectures
with the public. Well, that time has finally arrived.
A series of lectures, digitally mastered on CD, by speakers who
were -- and still are -- considered tops in their field:
researchers; mediums; investigators; and authors. Beyond the
British and American Societies for Psychical Research, you will be
hard pressed to find such a collection of distinguished speakers
in the fields of mediumship and psychical research.
Currently we have eight
Lecture CD’s available, but more are on the way.
$10 each (S&H Included)
My Life As a Medium by
Douglas Johnson. March 31, 1967. A personal reflection on the life
and work of one of the finest mediums of the twentieth century. A
protégé of the great Eileen Garret, Douglas Johnson and his
trance guide, Chiang, gave countless people hope and evidence of life after death.
Richard Bach, author of “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” was so
impressed by Douglas Johnson’s mediumship that, in his book, he
named one of the master gulls Chiang.
The other was called Fletcher,
in honor of Arthur Ford’s Spirit guide.
Parapsychology in Prayer
and Communication With the Other Side by Rev. William
Rauscher. November 24, 1969. Rev. Rauscher, instrumental in the
founding of Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship, talks about the
psychic aspects and spiritual implications of prayer and
mediumship. This lecture is thought-provoking and very
Houdini’s Magic and
Ford’s Mystery by Rev. William Rauscher. November 20, 1972.
The magician, Harry Houdini, was on a campaign to expose
fraudulent mediumship. His greatest triumph came in the – in our
opinion – unfair exposure of Boston’s Margery Crandon. Arthur
Ford was the medium through whom Houdini communicated to his wife
and gave the evidence which they had prearranged before his death.
There has been much debate over this “Houdini message from the
grave”. Rev. Rauscher is co-author, with Allen Spraggett, of the
book “Arthur Ford: The Man Who Talked With the Dead”. In this
lecture, he gives the truthful and captivating facts surrounding
Houdini’s magic and Ford’s mystery.
What My Mediumship Has
Taught Me by Eileen Roberts (Permission Granted). October 21, 1987. This is the
finest lecture on mediumship we have ever heard, bar none. This
lecture was actually given here, in Brookline, but we include it
in this announcement. Eileen Roberts, long time friend of the
Church and companion in Spirit, reflects on what her many years as
a teaching medium have taught her, and she does it in a way that
only she can. This CD is a must for the developing and the working
medium. It is also a great source of inspiration for all.
Research: East and West by Eileen J. Garrett. May,
1955. A fascinating discussion on the trend of psychical research
in the 1950’s by the world’s most respected medium,
researcher, and author in the field. Mrs. Garrett brings to the
audience her forthright and discerning intellect, while weaving
some intriguing experiences from her own life.
About Bridey Murphy? by
Eileen J. Garrett. May 2, 1956. A well-balanced analysis of a
famous case of past life recall, involving Virginia Tighe, aka
Ruth Simmons (in the book). While under hypnosis in 1952, she told
Morey Bernstein, her therapist, that over 100 years ago she was an
Irish woman named Bridey Murphy who went by the nickname of
Bridey. This led to Bernstein’s book, The
Search of Bridey Murphy, and, later, the release of the movie
by the same name. In this lecture, Eileen Garrett says it as she
ESP and Mediumship
by Douglas Johnson. A fascinating discussion on how ESP and mediumship
work. Douglas Johnson taps into his years of work, and he shares
some intriguing experiences and says it as only he can.
Psychic in All of Us and The
Biochemistry of Inspiration by Eileen J. Garrett.
November 13, 1957 and May 13, 1959. This CD contains two lectures
given by the great Eileen Garrett. The Psychic in All of Us
discusses just that: the natural sensitivity which is born in all
people. The Biochemistry of Inspiration delves into early
research done on Eileen Garret, using LSD, under the careful
guidance of psychologists and parapsychologists. She very openly
shares her feelings about this phase of her work.
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