H.P. Blavatsky Collected Writings Vol. 3 Page 347


[The Theosophist, Vol. III, No. 3, December, 1881, p. 59]

[In an account of certain Spiritualistic phenomena, there occurs the following passage: “The Spirit came up to him and declared most emphatically that it was his brother. Very happily he had not lost a brother. In pursuance of a little plot he had arranged, he squirted over the Spirit some liquid cochineal. . . . At the close of the séance they found that the medium was covered with liquid cochineal. This proved that the Spirit and the medium were one and the same person.” H. P. B. says:]

It proves nothing of the kind; but simply, that the “animal soul” or the Kama-rupa, the living inner man of the medium, has more to do with the “materializations” than the spirits of “dead” men.