">"Sports such as baseball and football
are also not an uncommon activity. Some of the parks here
have facilities for these purposes."
"Do you play games over there? "Of
course we play games! We're human!"
"My mother, who was present at this
sitting, inquired if he remembered anything of the table-games
they used to play together. He replied: "Yes, wait until you
come over here, when perhaps you will find yourself playing
them yet better. … I think you will find yourself playing them
again." From what has been said by different communicators it
is evident that they wish it to be understood that games are
by no means excluded from the activities of their new life.
The younger among them allude to outdoor recreations such as
they used to enjoy.
">"Vessels in the spirit world are
propelled purely by the process of thought … we can test our
progress and receive valuable aid in our endeavors by taking
part in contests upon the water. … There is no gain attached
whatever, beyond the experience and the acquisition of greater
skill, and there are no prizes to be fought for and won. At
the end of every race we shall be sure of the greatest help
to make us more expert in the increasing and handling of our
">"As most of the outdoor games of
the earth world involve the use of a ball, it will be appreciated
that here, where the law of gravity operates under different
conditions from yours, anything in the nature of propelling
a ball by striking it, would lead to quite hopeless results."