Guest Post and Invitation by Art Bosman of Escoteric Books

For those of you who are interested in reading more on the paranormal Art Bosman has collated numerous escoteric books and articles on the subject and has released them on his site.

Many of the works are in English and freely available at

One of the ebooks which Art has drawn my attention to is ‘Life in the World Unseen’, written by Anthony Borgia. I must admit I wasn’t aware of Borgia until recently but he was the medium for the Catholic priest Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson (1871-1914).

With Art Bosman’s permission I’ll quote the entire Preface from ‘Life in the World Unseen’. It’s quite a remarkable story.


To discover what kind of place is the next world, we must inquire of someone who lives there, and record what is said. That what has been done in the present volume.

The communicator, whom I first came to know in 1909—five years before his passing into the spirit world—was known on earth as Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson, a son of Edward White Benson, former Archbishop of Canterbury.

Until the present scripts were written he had never communicated with me directly, but I was once told (by another spirit friend) that there were certain matters he wished to set right. The difficulties of communication were explained to him by spirit friends and advisers, but he held to his purpose. And so when a suitable time was reached, he was told that he could communicate through a friend of his earthly days, and it has been my privilege to act as his recorder.

The first script was composed under the title of Beyond this life; the second under that of The World Unseen in the former, the communicator gives, in a general survey, account of his passing and his subsequent travels through various parts of spirit lands. In the latter script he deals at much greater length with a number of important and interesting facts and facets of spirit life, upon which previously he had touched only lightly in passing.

For example: in Beyond This Life he mentions the highest realms and the lowest. In The Life Unseen he actually visits them i describes what he saw and what took place in both regions. Although each of the two scripts is complete in itself, the second greatly extends and amplifies the first, and together they form a composite whole.

We are old friends, and his passing hence has not severed an earthly friendship; on the contrary, it has increased it, and provided many more opportunities of meeting than would have been possible had he remained on earth. He constantly expresses his delight upon his ability to return to earth in a natural, normal, healthy, and pleasant manner, and to give some account of his adventures and experiences in the spirit world, as one who ‘being .dead (as many would regard him), yet speaketh’.

Beginning the Conversation

Here are some of Benson’s thoughts, as expressed through Borgia:

  • the fact that I was a priest did not preclude me from visitations of what the Church preferred to look upon as devils, although I never once, I must confess, saw anything remotely resembling what I could consider as such. I did not grasp the fact that I was what is called, on the earth-plane, a sensitive, psychic—one gifted with the power of ‘seeing’, though in limited degree
  • the very miracles that were performed by Jesus are demonstrations of the use of psychic faculties under precise and undisputed superintendence of elevated souls from the spirit world
  • death? The spirit teachers say, there is no death. What seems so is but a transition to another world and life is continuous, without break. Death is a mere discarding of the physical body. That is a spiritual truth. A continuity of life, and most decidedly a continuity of memory. Where there is memory, there is past. Of what use memory if there were no past to remember?
  • there are no foreigners in the spirit world. We may have belonged to any nation upon earth; here we belong to one land… why should your infinitely smaller world divide itself into these narrow ‘watertight compartments’ of nationality?

Continue the Conversation below

There is so much to read at Bosman’s site and the writings are not confined to just the mediumship of Borgia. Admittedly, it will take some wading through all that is there but for those interested in the UFO, mediumship, spirituality – the list goes on – you may lose yourself for a few hours at

I invite you to check out the website and then leave your thoughts below.

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  1. Francis Moloney

    I read ‘Life in The World Unseen’ when I was fifteen. I am now nearly sixty, and, thanks to Hugh Benson and Anthony Borgia, I have never feared death. Rather, I have found my everyday life to be imbued with greater meaning. I am glad I found them while so young.

    • Rosemary Breen

      Hi Francis

      Thank you for giving us an insight into what helped you at the start of your journey.

      For those interested, here is the book Francis is referring to at Amazon:



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