The Seth Material. Jane Inscribed ROBERTS, Raymond Van Over.
The Seth Material.

The Seth Material.

Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1970. First Edition. Hardcover. Large octavo, xiv + 304 pp. Brown cloth with purple title, etc. to spine, illustrations. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by both the author Jane Roberts and her husband Rob Butts. "To Mary and Ed / Keep exploring / Peace / [signed] Jane Roberts" and "What a great evening we had / on July 26th! (1971) / .... [signed] Rob Butts." In 1963 Roberts, a self-proclaimed psychic and spirit medium, and her husband, Rob Butts, were experimenting with a ouija board when they claimed to have received messages from an entity calling himself Seth. In a short time Roberts began to receive the communications directly, in trance state, and over a period wrote down some "5000 pages on reincarnation, clairvoyance, and the universe beyond the five senses" which he dictated to her. Her publication of these texts, known as the "Seth Material" established Roberts as one of the best-known mediums of the twentieth century. Light shelf rubbing to boards, endpapers unevenly browned, owner's name and address (that of the "Mary" to whom it was presented) on the half-title page, text otherwise clean. Overall a VG+ copy in G+ dust jacket (the jacket appears VG but it has a number of small chips and tears around the edges, and the fold at the back flap has split and been internally reinforced with archival quality tape. Inscribed copies are most uncommon. Item #60111
ISBN: 0138071985

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