21 APRIL 1933, Page 17


[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] SIR,—Mr. Joad seems to regard the "psychic factor" as an impersonal force temporarily attaining personality or a measure of personality through the " medium." But how does he explain the discovery of the " medium " and of the means of attaining or regaining a temporary and partial personality by this presumably blind impersonal force ? Does the " impersonal " possess appctcnce and/or selective power ? And, if so, is it strictly speaking impersonal ?—I am,