My personal memory of this book dates to when my mom, who studied in the early 60's, was given the book Angels and Women as good reading for studies. She read it and talked about for years afterwards. I have read it, as well as Atla. I see them as fanciful fiction, not too different from other early science fiction-type literature from the late 1800's to early 1900's. The commonly seen quotations about 'channelling' from the spirit are not in the original, but are in the forward. Herd says in the recording that Russell may have written the forward; I really doubt that, as Angels and Women was published in the mid 20's. If I were to make an educated guess as to who wrote the forward I would say it was Clayton Woodworth. His opinions and beliefs were really bizarre.