BLOG 2023


In 2019 I started this blog to be able to freely explore the various topics covered in the sections of the site, and to update my experiences on the evolutionary path of the conscious Ego. To comment, you can send an email to




The introduction by Edmonds(in the long introduction to his book, Judge Edmonds explains not only the reasons that prompted him to investigate mediumistic phenomena, but also those for which - from being a skeptical observer - he later became a supporter of spiritualism; after his wife's death in November 1850, he went through a period of crisis and insomnia in which he read everything he could find about death and the possible continuation of the conscious Ego's existence; following a subjective experience in which he heard his wife's voice pronounce a sentence in a way that seemed real to him, in January 1851 – at the urging of a lady friend – Edmonds began to frequent some mediums assiduously, taking note of all the phenomena he witnessed and trying to understand how they could be explained and interpreted; through a careful examination of the most important points of Edmonds's introduction, we can form an idea of the mental processes by which an intelligent, very active and energetic person, who held a prominent public office, coped with those phenomena, which no doubt challenged the conventional order established by the ordinary programs of the human psyche)

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   JUDGE EDMONDS' INVESTIGATIONS – Part One (February 2023)

The personality of John W. Edmonds(in 1853, in the initial period of the rapid diffusion of modern spiritualism in the United States, the book Spiritualism was published, whose author, New York judge John W. Edmonds, was a public figure of undisputed integrity and recognized civil and cultural commitment; throughout his industrious life Edmonds was constantly busy – displaying an uncommon energy – not only carrying out various tasks in the legal, political and juridical fields, but also in the reorganization of the New York State prison system: in order to make it less inhuman and more efficient, he promoted and founded the Prison Association, also with the aim to support the social reintegration of released convicts)

Judge Edmonds' interest in mediumistic phenomena(the fact that Judge Edmonds published a book on spiritualism, openly declaring his belief in the genuineness of various mediumistic phenomena and in the possibility of communicating with the spirits of the deceased, caused him hostile attacks by influential newspapers and political and religious personalities; at that time the rapid spread of spiritualism in the United States was viewed with concern by some establishment power groups, as well as being dogmatically opposed by many ecclesiastical authorities; Edmonds was well aware of the repercussions that his public stance would have on his juridical and political career, but he considered his duty to defend loyally and firmly what, on the basis of his careful investigations, had become true and right for him)

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The difficulty of developing reliable knowledge(given that eight years have already gone by since this site went online, it seems appropriate to me to present a first evaluation of the goals that I have set and on the validity and effectiveness of the methods used to pursue them; the difficulties faced in evaluating the reliability of information on mediumistic phenomena can be overcome on the basis of the trust that some of those who have transmitted this information inspire in us, on the large number of concordant testimonies regarding the observed physical events and – in some cases – on audiovisual recordings; as for NDEs, since they are merely subjective experiences, we can rely on the sincerity of most of those who tell us about them, on the high number of such experiences and on the concordances of some elements of theirs)

The evaluation of our mental elaborations(the mental elaborations that can be considered interesting with the purpose of spreading information are those relating to facts and events that can be ascertained by any normally reasonable person, or to events and experiences – even subjective – that are not verifiable: in the latter case the correctness of the information depends on the trust that is attributed to the source from which the testimony comes, which must be considered sincere and honest; all the interpretative elaborations that cannot be validated through an effective verification method fall within the speculations generated by the psyche – whose possible convincing power depends on the dynamics of the collective psyche – which do not present a real value as an increase in our knowledge)

Advantages and limits of language(the difficulty of translating the complexity of certain non-ordinary experiences into language terms is often manifested with the expression «it cannot be expressed in words»; but also in dealing with issues relating to the dynamics of the human psyche, or to border experiences in which the dimension of our organic life seems to interact with other dimensions, not a few difficulties must be faced in order to communicate with sufficient effectiveness, through a language that can be precise and understandable for the intellectual faculties required of those to whom the communication is addressed, the interpretative elaborations of the observed facts)

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