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There is a material tendency in the human mind to superstition. There is a positive luxury in gratifying that kind of taste, which even the unbelieving Northern brain has not been able to overcome. If it could not believe in Moses and the Prophets, it had no hesitation in swallowing the Fishes and the Foxes. Its faith in spiritualism, as it is called, was something wonderful. We have never been able till lately to see any ground for the marvellous influence of those tappings and trappings which, in the New England States, have so often caused the unseen world to disclose its secrets. But of late our incredulity has received a staggering blow.--We once laughed when we were told of handkerchiefs spontaneously tying themselves into knots, and hair brushes rushing, of their own accord, to people's heads. It seemed a direct insult to the understanding, and even the illuminate admitted as much, but had recourse to spirits to explain the marvel. We might have remained skeptica