I will talk about the need for observation of the strictest possible regularity of your sessions, meaning the avoidance of any confusion and divergence of ideas. Divergence favors the replacement of the good spirits by the bad ones, and these almost always respond to the formulated questions. Besides, how can one avoid contradictory ideas, distractions, or even worse a vague and reproachable indifference in a meeting composed by diverse and mutually unknown elements? I wanted to find a certain and efficient way to avoid that. It is perhaps in the concentration of the fluids scattered around the mediums. These are the only ones, in particular those who are loved, that can retain the good spirits in the session but their influence can barely dispel the horde of mocking spirits. The work of examining the communications is excellent. It would never be too much to do an in-depth study of the questions and even more importantly the answers. It is easy to make mistakes, even to those spirits animated by the best intentions. The sluggish writing, during which the spirit terminates a subject as soon as he has initiated it; the mobility and indifference towards certain conventional forms; all these things and many others are igns for you to trust with caution, always ready for examination, even when dealing with the most authentic communications. With that, may God keep under his sacred protection all true spiritists!
Georges, a familiar spirit
Notice The second edition of The Spirits’ Book, published in March 1860, was sold out in less than four months. A third edition has just been released. Allan Kardec