Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

The Living Dead Man

There are three books in the series. Letters from a Living Dead Man, War Letters of the Living Dead Man and Last Letters of the Living Dead Man. They were best sellers in their day- roughly 100 years ago- but seem to be largely- but not quite- forgotten now. I came across quotes from them and thought, "Hmm"- so I searched out the complete books online.

Elsa Barker was an American writer and occultist. In 1912 she started producing texts by automatic writing which appeared to come from the recently deceased David Patterson-Hatch- a barrister and judge in the superior court of Santa Barbara. The first collection deals with the soul's life on the astral, the second with the Great War from the perspective of a disembodied adept and the third with the destiny of America. They're lively and anecdotal and if the afterlife isn't like this it should be.

Do I believe the cover story? David Hatch's son did. That's good enough for me. 
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