Here is a summary of our home circle.
Home circle held 27th September 2016.
A séance is of interest because it can not be predicted. The setting, the objects and who attends can all be checked but what occurs in that time during the séance is not predictable. Members can not have expectations and the information from notes that have been gathered can sometimes lead to intriguing research and conclusions as for what has been seen, heard and noted.
It was a part way into the séance, a few minutes, when the medium referred to messages for sitters. Members could validate particular references to spirits and information for them. Interesting links were made between people and there was claims of activity. Sensory unexplained activity occurred in the form of smells in the room. Several depicted smells came and went from in the séance. There was an instant in the message giving where a sitter was validating information and then a smell was noted in the séance, a scent that the same sitter validated as particularly identifiable to the spirit who had been speaking to her through the medium. This was, as evidence, something that stood out against the smells that had been detected in the room during the séance. It was a smell that could be explained as for why it was there but the how could not be explained.
It did not take long before the medium referenced another male spirit. The name was exact for Louis VII (called the Younger or the Young) (French: Louis le Jeune) (1120 – 18 September 1180) a King of the Franks from 1137 until his passing. In the séance there was emphasis on him as an individual and a leader. It was in research that it was noted social reform was linked to Louis VII as was his ability to build a university and a notable religious institute.
At the time it was not known but a later reference in the séance was to a female spirit, Florence Nightingale, OM, RRC (12 May 1820 – 13 August 1910) a celebrated English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing. This was interesting to refer to in research as there is much notation of social reform for her and in what she achieved. Florence Nightingale came to prominence while serving as a manager of nurses trained by her during the Crimean War, where she organised the tending to wounded soldiers. Soldiers in spirit were noted by the medium during the séance and this was alongside links to injuries sustained by them. In life Florence Nightingale gave nursing a highly favourable reputation and became a positive icon of Victorian culture, especially in the persona of “The Lady with the Lamp” because of the rounds she did for wounded soldiers at night.
Social reform and people who have achieved this in notable ways seemed to be a theme as the research for the next spirit in the séance was surrounding a Samuel Taylor Coleridge (21 October 1772 – 25 July 1834) an English poet, a literary critic and philosopher. Along with his friend William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. He wrote poems amongst which were The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan, as well as the major prose work Biographia Literaria. His critical work, especially his focus on Shakespeare, was highly influential, and he helped introduce German idealist philosophy to English-speaking culture. In the séance the individual was noted as a person who came in with a serene sense, the medium referred to his love and links to literature. Coleridge was a person who could be thought of as linked with social reform, he coined many familiar words and phrases including suspension of disbelief. He was a major influence on Emerson and American thoughts, philosophy and transcendentalism.
Mickey Rooney (born Joseph Yule, Jr.; September 23, 1920 – April 6, 2014) an American actor of film, on television, he was at Vaudeville, Broadway and on radio. In a career spanning nine decades and continuing until shortly before his passing, he appeared in more than 300 films. An actor who was able to stand out, he was one of the last surviving stars of the silent film era.
The spirits of the séance that evening all could be argued were inspirational pioneers of social reform in the different arenas of film, literature, medicine and learning. It was the information, messages, unexplained activity and the research that collectively suggested a why for the spirit individuals who were noted. How unexplained activity was noted could not be explained but the research did suggest that many of the spirit individuals who were talked of in the séance were people who had achieved something outstanding, of benefit to society and to history.