1. Does the incarnate spirit keep the memory of previous existences
as well as in the errant state while in a superior world like Jupiter
or any other? – A. No. The moment the spirit takes on a material
body it no longer has the memory of previous existences.
However, the physical envelope on Jupiter has very little material
and for that reason, isn’t the spirit freer? – A. Yes, but it is dense
enough to remove the memory of the past from the spirit.
Thus, the spirits from Jupiter that communicated with us were
they in a state of resting? – A. Certainly. Since the spirit is much
more advanced in this world, it understands God and the universe
very well but their past is erased, otherwise their intelligence
would be obscured; he would not take the time to comprehend
more about himself; instead he would be the man from Africa,
Europe or America; or from Earth, Mars or Venus?
Observation: If it is necessary to forget the past in a much more
advanced world like Jupiter then there is even more reason for
that in our material world. It is obvious that the memory of our preceding existences would cast a painful confusion in our ideas,
not speaking of all the other inconveniences already mentioned
about it. Every act done by God imprints His wisdom and benevolence.
It is not up to us to criticize Him, especially because
we don’t understand the objective.
2. Ms. Eugenie, one of the mediums of the Society, shows a remarkable
particularity, exceptional in a way, with her prodigious facility
to write and the incredible promptness with which every spirit
communicates through her. There are only a few mediums with
such outstanding flexibility. Why would that be? – A. One owes
more to the medium than to the spirit. The spirit would write less
quickly through another medium due to the fact that the nature
of the instrument would not be the same. Thus, there are drawing
mediums, others who are better skilled for Medicine, etc. The
spirit acts according to the mediumship. This is a physical rather
than a moral cause. The faster the combination between the fluids
of the spirit and the medium’s, the easier the communication,
better serving the speed of thought, and the spirit takes advantage
of this the same as you make use of a faster vehicle when you are
in a hurry. That liveliness of the medium is purely physical. The
spirit of the medium has no influence on that.
3. Wouldn’t there be any influence from the moral qualities of the
medium? – A. They have great influence on the sympathies of the
spirits since you need to know that some have a greater antipathy
towards certain mediums that they can only communicate
through them after overcoming great reluctance.