When on April 12, 1912, the British passenger ship, RMS Titanic, famously sank 400 miles off the coast of Canada, Estelle Stead was on a tour in the United Kingdom with her own Shakespearean drama company. One of the members of her group was a young man named Pardoe Woodman. According to Estelle, a few days before the tragedy Woodman told her over tea that there was to be a great disaster at sea and that an elderly man very close to her would be among the victims.
Estelle’s father, British newspaper editor and pioneering journalist, William Thomas Stead was a passenger on the Titanic and went down with the ship. Five years later in 1917 Woodman began receiving messages from William Stead by means of automatic writing. Having been discharged from the army Woodman was a guest of Estelle’s and she began sitting with him and recording the messages. She noted that Woodman wrote with his eyes closed and that the writing was very much like her father’s. Moreover, while writing he would stop at times and go back to dot the “i’s” and cross the “t’s,” a habit of her father’s which she was sure Woodman knew nothing about.
Allegedly, Stead claimed that after he died he and other deceased passengers were taken to what he described as a Blue Island, presumably, somewhere in the so-called Astral Plane. This book is a record of what he gleaned in that post physical death state; an afterlife travel guide of sorts for anyone looking for directions.
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About the Author
Known to the general public primarily as a dedicated journalist, author, social reformer, and pacifist, William Thomas Stead was on his way to New York to give a speech on world peace at Carnegie Hall when he became a victim of the Titanic.
Stead is remembered in psychic circles as the founder of Borderland, a quarterly journal devoted to psychical subjects, and as founder of Julia's Bureau, a psychic bureau intended to demonstrate the reality of survival after death as well as to assist in a spiritual revival. In 1891-92, stories from Borderland were compiled into two separate volumes - Real Ghost Stories and More Ghost Stories, and in 1897 they were published under one title, Real Ghost Stories. These true cases of apparitions, hauntings, astral projection, clairvoyance, and premonitions, collected by Stead, have since become a classic under the title Borderland. Stead was also an automatic writing medium when alive and a frequent spirit communicator after his death.
Table of Contents
The Psychic Life of William Thomas Stead by Michael Tymn
A Letter from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Foreword by W. T. Stead
1. The Arrival
2. The Blue Island
3. Interesting Buildings
4. Life on the Island
5. Intimate Life
6. Intimate Life (continued)
7. First Attempts
8. The Reality of Thought Communication
9. Important Points
10. The State of Freedom
13. General Results
14. The Great Ultimate
15. Christ and Spiritualism