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The Island of the Dead, by Arnold Bocklin [1880] (Public Domain Image)
The Island of the Dead, by Arnold Bocklin [1880] (Public Domain Image)

A Wanderer in the Spirit Lands

by Franchezzo (A. Farnese)


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What lies beyond the land of the living? Franchezzo explores the path into a literal land of the dead. Will we see long dead relatives? Can we return? Questions to keep in mind as one reads...

Title Page
Preface by Transcriber.
Dedication by Author.

Part I. Days of Darkness

Chapter I.--My Death
Chapter II.--Despair
Chapter III.--Hope--Wanderings on the Earth Plane--A Door of Spiritual Sight
Chapter IV.--The Brotherhood of Hope
Chapter V.--Spirits of the Earth Plane
Chapter VI.--Twilight Lands--Love's Gifts--The Valley of Selfishness--The Country of Unrest--The Miser's Land--The Gambler's Land
Chapter VII.--The Story of Raoul
Chapter VIII.--Temptation
Chapter IX.--The Frozen Land--The Caverns of Slumber
Chapter X.--My House in the Twilight Lands--Communion Between the Living and the Dead
Chapter XI.--Ahrinziman
Chapter XII.--My Second Death

Part II. The Dawn of Light

Chapter XIII.--Welcome in the Land of Dawn--My New Home There.
Chapter XIV.--A Father's Love
Chapter XV.--A New Expedition Proposed
Chapter XVI.--Clairvoyance--The Journey Begun
Chapter XVII.--The Astral Plane and Its Inhabitants--Spooks, Elves, Vampires, etc.
Chapter XVIII.--The Approach to Hell

Part III. The Kingdom of Hell

Chapter XIX.--Through the Wall of Fire
Chapter XX.--The Imperial City
Chapter XXI.--The Fires of Hell--A Vengeful Spirit--Pirates--The Sea of Foul Mud--The Mountains of Selfish Oppression--The Forest of Desolation--Messages of Love
Chapter XXII.--Amusements in a Great City of Hell--Words of Caution
Chapter XXIII.--The Palace of My Ancestors--False Brothers Baffled
Chapter XXIV.--The Story of Benedetto--Plotters Again Baffled
Chapter XXV.--A Pitched Battle in Hell
Chapter XXVI.--Farewell to the Dark Land

Part IV. Through the Gates of Gold

Chapter XXVII.--Welcome on Our Return--A Magic Mirror--Work in the Cities of Earth--The Land of Remorse--The Valley of Phantom Mists--A Home of Rest
Chapter XXVIII--My Home and Work in the Morning Land
Chapter XXIX.--The Formation of Planets
Chapter XXX.--Materialization of Spirits
Chapter XXXI.--Why the Spheres Are Invisible--Spirit Photographs
Chapter XXXII.--Through the Gates of Gold--My Mother--My Home in the Land of Bright Day--I Am Joined by Benedetto
Chapter XXXIII.--My Vision of the Spheres
Chapter XXXIV.--Conclusion