Volume 7, Issue 8, page 9

Since the early '40's, the search for the
meaning of "The Three Doors" has been going on
and off. But to date, no one seems to know.

As the time approached for one of my former
patients to "cross the line", she was fully
conscious and in a cheerful mood. Her attention
was divided between the corner ceiling of her
room and "her nurse". From all appearances -- no
mistake! -- she was in contact with the world of
spirits. Questions and answers went on with us
for some time; then unexpectedly she asked
which one of the three doors she should choose.
"Three doors?" She nodded affirmatively. As
gently as possible, I advised her the choice
must be her ownóno one could accompany her. chairman of a spiritualism organization asked
Smiling, she looked up and made her choice. me to come to their camp in Vicksburg, Mich.,
Then, I had to rub my eyes, for like a swarm and stay with her for a little while.
of bees, out from her closing lids flew tiny I was worried at the time, fearing I could
golden stars -- repeated thrice. not get the position to teach in my home in
This incident I reported to the superin- Indiana, and told her I couldn't come. But,
tendent of the Home, who decreed me "a nut". after going back to my home, I decided to go
No. 2 patient asked the same question; then after all. She did not know I was coming. I
No. 3. The last two knew nothing about the went in during a session, and the "reader"
first patient. None of them spoke of the knew nothing about me -- had never seen me bechoices made and I dared not pry into what fore. As soon as I was seated and the hymn was
seemed sacred unto each, finished, the reader came right to me, and to
-- Lucy Traxler, Pioneer, Ohio my amazement, said: "There is a lonely man
ï spirit near you and wants to tell you to stop
CRUEL STEPMOTHER ASKS FORGIVENESS worrying and try to be calm. I am trying to be
near you, but your worry and sorrow are keepWhen my husband died some years ago, I felt ing me from helping you."
that the world had stopped except for my 10- -- Gertrude Barnes, Big Rapids, Mich.
month-old 'baby boy. I was frantic to contact ï
him. For the first time in my life I lost the DREAM FORETELLS DEATH SEQUENCE
sure feeling that life was continuous.

I went with some newly-made psychic friends In January, 1919, before the second outto influenza, Mother decided to shop for
hikeaadbao seances. I fear not getanything from my a new outfit. She specifically wanted a blouse
like a husband, candlande my was fre great. that We he had was
been so ed enus happy and skirt. For some reason, I didn't want her
so out
and so much to live for. I did get a message to get it, and asked her to wait perhaps until
from a 'Myra' but did not believe anyone by spring
that name could be trying to reach me, so following month -- and I remember the date
brushed it off, so well: 10 February, 1919 -- she insisted on
A year or more after this, the same friends going shopping. Every time she said "Let's go"
came to see me as I was convalescing from flu, there arose in my mind a picture of a black
During the evening, the lady who had tried many and white blouse and black skirt, and the very
times to contact my husband for me, seemed to things I was seeing, she bought.
be absorbed in her own thoughts. I was talking We were at that time living in Brooklyn, N.
to her husband and not noticing her much, when Y.ï and plans were made for her to visit my
she said, "Mrs. Barnes, have you a stepmother aunt in Philadelphia.
in spirit?" I said, "Yes, I have." (This woman Exactly seven days after she bought this
had made my little-girl days terribly' unhappy ; outfit, I dreamed I saw her laid out in the
my mother died when I was an infant.) She said outfit she'd bought. The dream seemed to go
then, "Was her name Myra?" I answered "Yes". backwards: first the casket, then my mother,
Then she asked, "Was she good to you?" I had then the hospital to which she was taken, her
to answer " No". (I began to feel chills in my sudden coming down with the flu, a mental messpine.) She then said, "She's here and crying. sage from my mother saying "Before the dawn, I
She wants you to forgive her for her cruelty to will be dead", the telephone call from the hosyou. By-that time I was in tears and I said, pital, the body being shipped to the home of
"Tell her I most freely forgive her, and to go my aunt, the entire viewing of the body, etc.
in peace." (She had to get my forgiveness be- I woke up in a cold sweat There was Mother
fore she could go on, she said.) in the kitchen getting breakfast, looking in
This woman had not known me before my hus- the best of health, and singing. Mother looked
band"died", and knew nothing of my life be- at me and said: "What's wrong, Dot; you look
fore that. I surely never would have dreamed like death itself." I did not tell her of my
that Myra would ever want to come to me. I was dream.
more at peace after that than if it had been Seven days later, the dream I had seen bemy husband because it convinced me that there came a reality.
is no death, and it gave me comfort that she I have always been puzzled. Why the seven
would come to me for that purpose. days?
At another time, a friend who was national -- Dorothy Springfield, Canoga Park, Calif.

DECEMBER, 1960 The A B E R R E E 9
This feature is open to readers who can
do and do do things that are not readily explained by orthodox behavior patterns. Here
you'll find no skeptics when you relate incidents of telekinesis, thought reading,
teleportation, use of the pendulum, dowsing,
automatic writing, prescience, use of the
Ouija board, etc. How did you do it? When
did you start? or discover you were "different"? Can you help others duplicate your
feats? Maybe your "facts" will prove nothing
óexcept that so-called "science-fiction"
writers are kidding somebodyómaybe only the
editors of so-called "science-fiction"books.