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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 25, Virtual Item 05, Q927- Jones summons soul from spirit world (same as Q 928)

 Digital Record
Identifier: ms-0183_25.05


  • Digitized: Undated


Summary Note

In this short tape, Jim Jones tells the congregation that they’ll be able to hear what he hears, then summons a tormented spirit from the netherworld into the Temple sanctuary. The spirit has been separated from its body in the current incarnation, and the body which the spirit seeks is among them. The action of reuniting the two will give completion and comfort to both. “You need a body…,” Jones says. “[T]here’s someone here that this soul belongs to. You’re not integrated, and that’s why you’re having trouble in your mind.” Full summary of the recording available at Alternative Considerations of Jonestown website, along with the tape transcript.

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Physical Description Note

Original audiocassette tape recording digitized and made available as .mp3 audio file.

Publisher Note

Publisher: The Jonestown Institute

Repository Details

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