The Single White Pearl Emily Edson “Olivia” Briggs Helene Nicholson Page 60
There are likewise cheap modern ghosts galore, which are vulgarly supposed to haunt the scene of modern crimes. These serve chiefly to terrify the negro element...But these apparitions are probably only what theosophical science no knows familiarly as the Jiva, or phosphorescent aggregation of ethereal molecules necessarily attendant on the violent taking of a human being. Washington Post 1893 Page 108
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