Mr. James Edward Padgett was born August 25, 1852, in Washington,
D.C. and attended the Polytechnic Academy Institute at Newmarket,
Virginia. In 1880 he was admitted to the bar in Washington, D.C.,
and thereafter he practiced law for 43 years until his death on
March 17, 1923, in his 71st year. During his student years, he became
friendly with Professor Joseph Salyards, an instructor at the Academy
who, after his death in 1885, wrote him many interesting messages.
His wife, Helen, who died in February 1914, was the first to write
him from the spirit world. Padgett never practiced the gift of mediumship
as a means of earning money. He was dedicated wholly to the reception
of the messages signed Jesus and his many disciples.
Dr. Leslie R. Stone wrote the following remarks about Mr. Padgett
(Washington, D.C., May 1941 and
published in the First Edition of Vol I):
"Mr. James E. Padgett was the instrument used by Jesus, and many
spirits of the Celestial Heavens to receive their messages of spiritual
truths that they are anxious should be made known to all mankind."
"Mr. Padgett was at one time Assistant District Attorney,
Washington, D.C., an able lawyer with a high standing at the bar.
He practiced law in the District of Columbia for more than 40 years.
He was born August 25,1852, in Washington, D.C., and passed into
the spirit world March 17, 1923."
"He obtained these authorative messages from many
spirits of the Celestial Heavens from 1914 to 1923 who all corroborated
that Jesus wrote through him by controlling his brain and hand."
"I was closely associated with Mr. Padgett from the
time he started to receive the messages from the high spirits up
to the time of his passing over into the spirit world."
"He was directed by Jesus and many Celestial spirits
to pray with all the earnest sincere longings of his soul to the
Father for the inflowing into his soul of the DIVINE LOVE that comes
from God by His Holy Spirit, and was told that when he should obtain
this love in sufficient abundance it would then change the quality
of his brain into the necessary spiritual condition, and high quality,
so that it would be possible for Jesus and the Celestial Spirits
to make that close rapport with him, so that these high truths could
be written through him."
"He took the advice of these high spirits, and prayed
with all the earnest sincere longings of his soul to the Father
for the Divine Love. After awhile, he obtained a sufficiency of
this Love, and then, that close rapport that Jesus and the Celestial
Spirits desired was made. Mr. Padgett was then successful in receiving
communications that have never been communicated to a mortal since
Jesus taught them on earth. After his early followers died, many
of the great and most important truths that he taught, and which
are the fundamental and basic truths of Christianity, have been
lost to mankind."
"Jesus in one of his messages wrote - He will never
come again in the flesh, yet, he has come again in the form of these
revelations, through Mr. Padgett, which he taught on earth nearly
two thousand years ago, and which he is still teaching in the spirit
world and so are his followers."
"I was often present with Mr. Padgett in his room
when he was receiving the messages from the Celestial Spirits. And
I now want to say, with all the emphasis of my soul and being --
that I have a firm conviction in the genuineness of the same. And
I know that if any man could have felt the wonderful love and power
that Mr. Padgett and myself often spoke of and experienced, during
the time the truths were being revealed, and when we discussed them,
they would never have a doubt that Jesus and the Celestial Spirits
were actually present and were the high spirits who have communicated."
Further information about Mr. Padgett can be found
in "My Testimony"
by Dr. Leslie Rippon Stone.
TESTIMONY OF DR. FRANCIS A. GOERGER
"I am glad to say that I was well acquainted with
Mr. James E. Padgett, of Washington, D.C., from the year 1915 to
"I knew him to be a man of a very lovable and kindly
disposition, as well as an able and conscientious lawyer, with a
high reputation at the bar, having been acquainted with some of
his associates and often heard them speak of him with the highest
esteem as a lawyer and a man." I was present with Mr. Padgett in
his room on some occasions when he was receiving messages, which
he explained to me were communications from the spirit world, and
which were received by him without any interposition of his own
mind. He also told me that while he was receiving the writings,
he did not know in advance, what the next words or sentence written
would be, and when receiving these writings, that he was instructed
by spirits, that a necessary acquirement on his part was, that his
mind must be kept in a passive and inactive state so that his own
thoughts would not interfere with the messages transmitted through
him and then they would be able to write the exact words and sentences
that they were anxious to be made known to mankind.
DR. FRANCIS A GOERGER, Washington, D.C., May 1941"
After Mr. Padgett's passing, he communicated within
a few days several messages to his friend and co-worker, Eugene
Morgan. These are included in the list below.
Note. Publically available
information on James Padgett, such as grave sites are set out on
Quite recently the question was asked: "What
was Padgett's experience after death? Did he find things to be as
he expected, and did his spiritual progression turn out as he expected?"
In the messages recorded from James Padgett, you will find out the
answer is a resounding yes. In fact in his message dated July 1st,
1925, only two years and three months after his death, he confirms
that he is a "Celestial". This is the term used on this
site to define one living in the eternal realm, beyond the Spirit
Communications received after his death.
Padgett passed into the spirit world on March 17th, 1923; this
first message was received through Eugene Morgan four days later.
And the second message followed about a month later.
||March 21st, 1923
next important message that was received by Eugene Morgan from
Mr. Padgett was about two years later on July 1st, 1925.
||July 1st, 1925
||March 9th, 1991
||October 21st, 1997
|James Padgett and Dr Stone
the Love among us.
|| March 27th, 2000.
||May 21st, 2006
||June 3rd, 2006
power to erase error.
||June 10th, 2006
Padgett's early Life.
||November 11th, 2006
the peace of Divine Love.
||February 10th, 2008
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