On September 20, 1964, Stowell Wright received the following message from his father twenty years after his death. George Wright communicated, “We [Nella and he] wanted an explanation of life, what happened after life on earth, and in general what was the purpose of life here (on the physical plane) and hereafter.”
These have been my questions too, and I have pursued answers for the last twenty-five years. Recently I have been reading and rereading a selection of books in which messages from people who have died have been communicated to those still alive who are capable of receiving them.
The following sources are the ones I believe are most valuable:
“The Open Door”, written by Theon Wright, is the account of three generations of “mediums” who were in contact with others who were “living” after their deaths on earth. Beginning in the late 1890s with Adelle Wright’s experiments with “spiritualism, to her son George’s automatic writing in the early 1900s, to her grandson Stowell’s automatic writing in the 1960s, the messages received provide answers to many of life’s challenging questions.
The messages that comprise “Our Unseen Guest” began in December, 1916, when Ruth and Emmet Finley were waylaid at a friend’s house because of a rainstorm. Ruth found a Ouija board and she and Emmet decided to “play” with it. To their surprise the pointer spelled out the message, “Quality of consciousness”. Ruth was intrigued by the experience and later purchased her own board. Soon she was receiving regular messages from Richard Hall, a man who had been killed in the war. Other persons who had died began joining the conversations and eventually the Finleys compiled the information and published the book “Our Unseen Guest” in 1920. Choosing to remain anonymous they referred to themselves as Joan and Darby and to Richard Hall as Stephen. The book became “a classic in the spiritual literature of the time”.