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4.0 out of 5 stars
Unique and rare insight into Spiritualism
on June 23, 2014
Les Danby has a lucid style of writing. His membership of these psychic groups in Melbourne in the 1920s and 1930s gives us his personal testimony of miraculous events. A special feature of the work of the medium he describes, Stan Walsh, was the materialisation of apports, physical objects proved to have been materialised from a spirit realm. As a deep trance medium, Walsh often spoke to visitors to the group in their own national language rather than English. The author and other long standing group members reported extended conversations with spirits who passed on personal information and prophecies. The validity of the experiences of the group was often demonstrated, which makes this book important documentation for those seeking explanations of Spiritualism.
Rev. Dr Ian Gordon, Australia.

 

5.0 out of 5 stars
A Worthwhile Book of Truth.
on January 27, 2015

This is perhaps a book that is not for everyone, but none-the-less on its contained subject material it’s 100% accurate. I know this to be Truth because between the years of 1982 & 1991 I was extremely fortunate to know personally a Super Excellent deep trance medium psychic in the United States (he’s now deceased) who was world-wide known for his very accurate Outstanding Life Readings. So the material in this book is a bit different in the ways that the psychic that I knew did his readings, but to me it’s a very Interesting read that IS pure Truth.

Information in this book that I AM interested in is ‘How To’ paint without using a brush or actual paint to obtain pictures, and about ‘Apporting’ which is more commonly known as materializing objects from a distance and bringing them to yourself. It’s taken me over 35 years to find the proper procedure for accomplishing it — correctly. Does it work? Haven’t tried it yet, nor have I finished reading the Book as I write this. I might also add that the information on ‘Apporting’ I’ve never been able to find anywhere else and this was the only book on the market in my years of working is Spiritual Metaphysics that mentioned it the way it is presented.

So is the book worth your money? Yes, I can certainly say so. It just depends on what you’re interested in and You will know that for Yourself. Thank you.

5.0 out of 5 stars
This Book is a Keeper
on August 31, 2014
Many people believe that the path of the spirit is subtle and invisible but those who witnessed Stan Walsh’s spirit communication would beg to differ; objects, lights and speech from the spirit realm manifesting right in front of them – from non-physical to physical in an instant. Wrap your mind around that! I have never witnessed a deep-trance medium at work but I have had glimpses of the mystery that surrounds us. These experiences, however brief, have put me on a lifelong inward quest. I can only imagine what it would have been like to witness Stan Walsh at work and how it affected those who witnessed it firsthand. There is no arguing with direct experience, and therefore the title of the book “The Certainty of Eternity” is perfect. The author, Les Danby, has an intelligent and likable “voice”.
5.0 out of 5 stars
Thoroughly enjoyed …
on August 2, 2014
The other nine Reviews available at this time pretty much summarize my thoughts about this book. The Title, “The Certainty of Eternity”, is worth the “price of admission”, as they say … Whitecrowbooks.com continues to do a wonderful job of finding wonderful books to publish – this book is no exception !!!
5.0 out of 5 stars
Reassurance of our continuing discarnate existence in an engaging biography
on July 17, 2014
`This book is about Stan Walsh, one of Australia’s most respected and talented physical mediums of the early 20th century’. So begins the Foreword to this biography of Walsh -`an ordinary carpenter’ – written by L.C. Danby, one of the sitters in the séances that Walsh held in Melbourne in the 1920s and 1930s. In the Foreword, written by Danby’s daughter, Jo, she tells us that Danby himself held séances at his home in the 1940s. Expressing reservations about many religions because of the human distortions added to them Jo says: `I especially like the spiritual teachings of the Native American who treat the forests, waterways and the air we breathe with the same reverence as they treat the life force of humans and animals.’ In recent decades we have heard the same sentiments expressed by others, notably by the Catholic priest, Fr. Thomas Berry.
Many of the events recorded here are expressed in language that reflects that of the Bible, though this is a book about spiritualism not Christianity or Judaism. Walsh, a lifelong bachelor, was born in 1891 in the small township of Ararat in Victoria, Australia. He spent his adult life in Melbourne with his parents and a sister, and left his earthly body in 1939. He called himself a spiritualist at first but later, guided by Spirit, abandoned this description because there were an increasing number of dubious practitioners.Early in the story, Danby describes how a sceptical Walsh was introduced to spiritualism by one of his friends, a Welsh bread-carrier called Herbert Jones and his favourite (inspirational) medium, Mrs Beames. At his first full home séance with Mrs Beames, Walsh found himself the recipient of a series of automatic writings. I found this inauspicious and humble introduction of Walsh’s new powers quite engaging.

At a subsequent meeting, Walsh was introduced to his spirit guide – an Amerindian called Malocca. Walsh was now set to become a deep-trance medium. Danby is keen to emphasize the difference between mediumship dealing with spiritual matters and materialistic fortune-telling. Walsh, young and inexperienced, at first used his powers for material gain and was rebuked by Malocca for doing so. There is also an interesting incident described that illustrates the `speaking in tongues’ referred to in the Bible when another of Walsh’s spirit guides spoke to a group of strangers, through Walsh, in their native tongue. And there is a whole chapter given to `the power of thought’ – a subject of great current interest with the number of books describing healing by prayer and intention – and others on apports and materializations, and on inspiration.

It is clear that many people found the information Walsh brought through from so many spirits inspiring and comforting, as it will be to readers of this book who have an open mind. This is an excellent and uplifting book. My only reservation would be concerning the negation of the possibility of reincarnation – contrary to a huge amount of physical evidence that this does indeed occur. But as a heart-warming story of a humble and gifted man, and in its reassuring insights into the afterworld, this book makes fascinating reading. The book has a very human approach to Walsh’s biographical details, which helps the reader to take seriously the sometimes bizarre events in which he was involved.

Howard Jones is the author of The World as Spirit

 

5.0 out of 5 stars
Brilliant book
on June 18, 2014
For many people the golden age of mediumship was the age of home circles. Small groups of sincere seekers would meet reverently one, two or even three nights a week in someone’s home and sit for the development of spirit communication. They would continue without missing a night, week in and week out for many years. There was perfect harmony and no money changed hands. The aim was to receive wisdom from the spirit world as well as proof of survival which they shared with trusted friends. From 1927 until 1939 such a group developed to support the physical mediumship of Stan Walsh. Their sincerity of purpose attracted high level spirits and amazing phenomena that validates much of what is recorded in Christian mysticism. One of the members of that circle, Leslie Danby, recorded what happened. His book should be read by anyone interested in physical mediumship, psychic history or religion.
5.0 out of 5 stars
a deeply spiritual book
on June 20, 2014
In my search for the “scientific evidence of the afterlife,” I have read a great many books. Danby’s, in my opinion, is one of the best, and I would like to tell you why: It represents more than controlled experiments and rules of evidence! There is something deeply spiritual about the testimonies therein! Allow me to share one example. One of the instructing afterlife-entities exclaimed, regarding mischievous spirit-persons who have not gone to the Light: “You must not call them ‘evil spirits’! No spirit in the sight of God is altogether ‘evil’. They are [rather] ‘unprogressed spirits’. They are lonely, in darkness, often resentful; usually they long for the company of human beings, and need help… Speak to them kindly and send your loving thoughts towards them. All spirits, no matter how low they may have fallen, are the children of God. One day they must all eventually rise again, [these] prodigal sons and daughters. Each one will, someday, ‘come to himself or herself’, and want to go back home—when that time comes, spiritual helpers, in the name of God, will ‘run to meet them’.” I love this philosophy of non-condemnation, of believing the best about each person, no matter their current state of confusion. While I am no longer a fundamentalist, I heartily agree with the related Matthew 5 dictum, “Do not call any man, ‘raca’!” – that is, “worthless fellow”! In other words, do not write anyone off! If former concentration-camp overlords might morph themselves into veritable saints – as we learn from the firsthand stories of Victor Frankl – then, there might yet be hope for me and for you.
5.0 out of 5 stars
A beautiful homage to a great medium.
on July 2, 2014

A beautiful homage to a great medium.

This book emphasizes with clarity certain points about mediumship: true mediumship is not for fun, is not to satisfy curiosity; it is not to earn a living. True mediums are not here to satisfy our egos. Mediumship is a combined effort between the medium, who offers himself in this act of service, and the Spiritual beings that make this possible. It is an act of love from both sides, offered to human beings.
Mediumship bestows peace and comfort to humanity: the peace that comes after the realization that physical reality is not the ultimate reality, therefore, consciousness survives, and the comfort that comes after knowing and proving that the beloved ones are not gone forever.
Spiritualism and mediumship are evidential, so we don’t need blind faith, just the capacity to See with Open Eyes, the survival of the Soul presented in front of us, and the messages of love transmitted from loving beings that will always care for the ones left on Earth, through humble and devoted people like Stan Walsh.
The book is written in a simple, almost innocent style. It pretends to introduce us to mediumship in the easiest and most honest possible way. But, not only that, the book itself contains teachings, teachings of love and humility. Mediums are, in a certain way, like messengers of God, which come to remind us that there is no death, and that we are as eternal as He is.

5.0 out of 5 stars
A wonderful first hand account of Physical Mediumship
on July 23, 2014

It’s excellent. When I started reading the book, my first thought was that it was an easy and enjoyable read; it started out extremely interesting and didn’t stop until I was finished. It was also written in “today’s English” rather than turn of the century English which I found very refreshing, especially for an older account of physical mediumship.

Anyone who is interested in mediumship should have this book either on their shelf or in their computer, kindle, etc. I have personally read more than 150 books on the subject, and I found this book to be extremely interesting and informative. If you want a first class ticket to a seat in a physical mediums circle back in time, this book is for you 🙂

5.0 out of 5 stars
I was amazed!
on July 1, 2014
I have read many books about the afterlife. I will say, I was really amazed at this book. The small circles of people and the Medium ship takes on some good material. The truth comes through about the afterlife, confirms many spiritual truths through the Medium abilities of Stan Walsh. I had never heard of him before. Now after reading this book, I am quite amazed at the information given. I truly enjoyed this book. So well written, and interesting…
Dave and Donna Erskine


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