The Spirits' Book
Book Two - The Spirit World
Chapter VI - Spirit Life
Spirit Perceptions, Sensations and Suffering of Spirits
250. As the perceptive faculties are attributes of a spirit’s nature, can it withdraw from their action?
“A spirit only sees and hears what it chooses to see and hear. Interpret this in general terms, and mainly with respect to higher spirits. Imperfect spirits are compelled to see and hear whatever may be useful for their betterment, often against their will.”