“Enq: Don’t you believe in their (Spiritists; Spiritualists) phenomena at all?
Theo: It is because I believe in them with too good reason, and (except some cases of deliberate fraud) know them to be as true as that you and I live, that all my being revolts against them. Once more I speak only of physical, not mental or even psychic phenomena.
Like attracts like. There are several high-minded , pure, good men and women, known to me personally, who have passed years of their lives under the direct guidance and even protection of high “Spirits”, whether disembodied or planetary.
But these intelligences are not of the type of the John Kings and the Ernests who figure in seance rooms. These intelligences guide and control mortals only in rare and exceptional cases to which they are attracted and magnetically drawn by the Karmic past of the individual.
It is not enough to sit “for development” in order to attract them. That only opens the door to a swarm of “spooks”, good, bad and indifferent, to which the medium becomes a slave for life.
It is against such promiscuous mediumship and intercourse with goblins that I raise my voice, not against spiritual mysticism. The latter is ennobling and holy; the former is of just the same nature as the phenomena of two centuries ago, for which so many witches and wizards have been made to suffer.
Read Glanvil and other authors on the subject of witchcraft, and you will find recorded there the parallels of most, if not all, of the physical phenomena of nineteenth century “Spiritualism”.”
H. P. Blavatsky