Clothes trance and physical sitting

Attended the Northdown trance and physical circle on the 19th March 2012.  In this sitting, unbeknown to the members something was going to be shown which would show that spirit have a sense of humour, sense of value and belief.  The members all sat in their seats, the door was ensured closed and the curtains tightly drawn and pegged.  The items on the table were the two trumpets, now with one trumpet so much larger as a result of last time’s circle, it was placed next to newly spirit improved one.  The native American was also placed next to the abacus.  The crystal ball was also on the table, the abacus in the corner and with lights switched off the opening words were said and the circle started.

One of the members opened the trance with his drum and the sitters all experienced a cool feeling which swept over the circle.  The trance started and the mediums felt a dip in both the temperatur e and the light.  On some of the mediums, out of trance, viewing the room it was seen that the white film or mist substance had covered over half of the room.  The wind chime also had started to swa y.  Watching this move, some of the members, felt a rush of little lights.  The orbs flashed above and near to members.  On seeing this and feeling a rush of senses, spirit messages, also flowed.  Many loved ones making themselve s known.

The first spirit to talk wanted to speak on the way in which the world has been put through things, times and waves of events, things which could be perceived as bringing on an upset or daunting sense.  The spirit, he stated, that whilst queries had been known, it was more that things would be going through a movement or new evolution.  This was not necessarily negative.  Things, he said had also been noticed in circle and this was valuable because if things were not said then the movements and energies which had been put in would remain the same.  Alongside this speaking, a tape recorder sound, was noticed in the corner of the room; it was a sound of machinery.

Next, a name Gene Pitney, was seen by a medium in the sitting.  The energy was male and was seen wearing a suit.  On seeing a stage and show behind him, it was inferred he was an entatainer or singer.  Next, most shockingly the cd player which was playing native America n music gently into the circle started to turn down.  Spirit, was seen next to the Cd player and this was of a native American girl.  Young and easy in her moves, she swayed.  Next, the music on the player shot up.  It was whilst this was going through the motion, that Gene Pitney, also came back into view, a man was shown who had a stroke or more paticularly a heart attack, it was also mentioned that this man had had heart condition before.  The Cd player once again grabbed attentio n as it started to jam, the music jutting as it could on a old fashioned record player. 

After research it can be confirmed one Gene Pitney was a singer and song writer, not only this but he was someone who had Atherosclerosis, which was a heart condition.  This was similar to what was shown with the man in circle.  One other member also saw crows, a flock of birds like crows, as they flew across, Gene Pitney was in a group which was alikened to the Crows.  The figure of John Wayne was seen, hovering over one side of the room and whilst it was not known it can now be said that Pitney had written the music for a film in which John Wayne stared; however it was never used due to a fight betwe en Famous music and paramount pictures.  The film was entitle d The Man who shot Liberty Valance.  Gene Pitney was also into psychedel ia, which is a way of looking into musical instruments from the East and Arabia.  This was something which was shown by him to the public before The Beatles introduced it, considering that two of the members of circle are from that part of the world, this is somewhat enlightening, just as it is that the date of his passings falls on the date in which something is occuring for the same two people and to which a remark was made with information pertaining to it, the same famous man was also an audio engineer, also called audio technician, audio technologist or sound technician, which is a specialist in a skilled trade that deals with the use of machinery and equipment for the recording, mixing and reproduction of sounds, this could go someway to explaining what was going on with the cd player that night.

 Al Jolson, the name was flashed up, then alongside spirit showed a man with black make up and white lips.  A lot of the members were experiencing tugs on their hair and touches on their faces.  Al Jolson, who was not known by some of the mediums during the circle, was known for exhibitin g this black make up and also as it was the New Year night for two of the circle’s members, it was odd that he should show up and wearing the same kind of costume and make up that people would wear to celebrate, this was evidenced by the red swirls of cloth they wore and also by the red dot s that members could see. 

Al Jolson, his performing style was brash and extroverted, and he popularized a large number of songs that benefited from his “shamelessly sentimental, melodramatic approach”.  The mood in the circle was bubbly.  Numerous well-known singers were influenced by his music, including Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, rock and country entertainer Jerry Lee Lewis, and Bob Dylan, who once referred to him as “somebody whose life I can feel”.  The humour was also shown as mediums in the circle all felt the parts of their body touched.  Broadway critic Gilbert Seldes compared him to “the Great God Pan,” claiming that Jolson represented “the concentration of our national health and gaiety.” 

In the 1930s, Al Jolson was America’s most famous and highest paid entertainer. Between 1911 and 1928, Jolson had nine sell-out Winter G arden shows in a row, more than 80 hit records, and 16 national and international tours. Although he’s best remembered today as the star in the first (full length) talking movie, The Jazz Singer in 1927, he later starred in a series of successful musical films throughout the 1930s. After a period of inactivity, his stardom returned with the 1946 Oscar-winning biographical film, The Jolson Story. Larry Parks played Jolson with the songs dubbed in with Jolson’s real voice. A sequel, Jolson Sings Again, was released in 1949, and was nominated for three Oscars. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Jolson became the first star to entertain troops overseas during World War II, and again in 1950 became the first star to perform for G.I.s in Korea, doing 42 shows in 16 days. He died just weeks after returning to the U.S., partly due to the physical exertion of performing. Defense Secretary George Marshall afterward awarded the Medal of Merit to Jolson’s family.

The breeze in the circle felt like it was trying to get people’s attention.  Floating from one person to another.  The ch airs also rocked.

According to the St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, “Jolson was to jazz, blues, and ragtime what Elvis Presley was to rock ‘n’ roll”. Being the first popular singer to make a spectacular “event” out of singing a song, he became a “rock star” before the dawn of rock music. His specialty was building stage runways extending out into the audience. He would run up and down the runway and across the stage, “teasing, cajoling, and thrilling the audience”, often stopping to sing to individual members, all the while the “perspiration would be pouring from his face, and the entire audience would get caught up in the ecstasy of his performance”. According to music historian Larry Stempel, “No one had heard anything quite like it before on Broadway.” Author Stephen Banfield agrees, writing that Jolson’s style was “arguably the single most important factor in defining the modern musical . . .”

One of the sitters also asked spirit if they could preform a clothes removal or turning of the like which was with Jack Webber.  Jack Webber was a renouned physical medium who often had his clothes turned in circle.  Spirit could demonst rate their ability to touch.  Well, the medium posed this to spirit.  Please read the end of this article to find out what and how this request was taken by spirit.

Al Jolson, as seen in circle, enjoyed performing in blackface makeup – a theatrical convention since the mid-19th century.  This was seen by the circle.  With his unique and dynamic style of singing black music, like jazz and blues, he was later credited with single-handedly introducing African-American music to white audiences.  As early as 1911 he became known for fighting against anti-black discrimination on Broadway. Jolson’s well-known theatrics and his promotion of equality on Broadway he helped to ease the way for black actors and playwrites including Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, and Ethel Waters.



Titanic then was felt.  At first, the circle felt the temperature drop but it was the uncomfortabl e feeling and a sense of panic which washed over the whole circle.  A lady was seen over on one side of the room wearing a hat with a feather.  The fashion was old and expensive as it was exbited that the hat had a jewel.  Next, other members of the circle could see the Titanic.  No soon as this was said that a number of spirits walked through the circle.  It was icy, there was so many people, newspapers were seen floating about and King George.  Only the name King George.  However, checking has shown it was King George v who was in position as King at the time of Titanic.  A boy was seen, in spirit, he just wanted to mention his sister.  After checkin g, a George Hickley, is known of, who was in Derbyman, and who often visited a sibling.  This was his sister, Mrs. Knowles.  He was 39 and whilst he had an odd feeling about the ship he was about to work on he remarked on this sensation to his sister; he was on board Titanic and was not known of after it went down.

 Gene Pitney was also prone to writing his songs in Italian, Spanish and German but there were also people of these countries aboard the Titanic and these place names also flashed up in circle.

Emma, renouned spiritualist and medium who had been visited, by a seaman who told her of a ship event also made an appearance.  However, here is where the circle took a turn.  A man was seen in uniform and whilst aboard the Titanic something befell him which was both sad and traumatic.  Wilde who later, picture matched that of the man seen in circle, also wrote to his sibling and while on Titanic he wrote a letter to his sister “a queer feeling about the ship.”  These were his words on his feelings.  George, the man who was mentioned earlier, also expressed the same emotions. 

Both Wilde, George and William Murdoch aboard the Titanic were all the age of 39.

Scottish symbols were seen.  Above one member Kendel mint cakes were seen and then thistles.  William Murdoch who was also seen for a few second s, was on the Titanic and a colleage of Wilde wh o came from his home town of Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland there is a memorial to his heroism and a charitable prize has been established in his name. The charitable prize was given a donation by the James Cameron film for its false portrayal of Murdoch after the residents of Dalbeattie complained.

It is however Wilde, who was most seen, in circle he showed that he was valiant in the last moments of Titanic.  He tried hard to serve and be standing.  Henry Wilde was christened at the Loxley Congregational Chapel in Bradfield, Yorkshireon 24 October 1872. He was the son of Henry Wilde, an insurance surveyor from Ecclesfield, South Yorkshire. His mother was Elizabeth Tingle of Loxley, Bradfield. Henry went to sea in his teens. He apprenticed with Messrs. James Chambers & Co., Liverpool. His apprenticeship began on 23 October 1889, onboard the 1835-ton Greystoke Castle, and concluded four years later on 22 October 1893. From there, he served as third mate aboard the Greystoke Castle, and then moved on to third mate of the 1374-ton Hornsby Castle. His first steamship posting was aboard the S.S. Brunswick in 1895, where he served initially as third mate, then as second mate. In 1896, he transferred to the S.S. Europa and served aboard her as second mate. In July 1897, he joined the White Star Line.

It did seem as if the last minutes dramatically turned Wilde’s life around.  First from even being on that ship.  He was meant to serve on another ship but at the last minute White Star requested his presence.  In circle from his clothing, Wilde was official and upstanding, his sad dem is e was traumatic and shown to circle.  Starting as a junior officer, Wilde rose steadily through the ranks while serving on several White Star ships. These included the Covic, Cufic, Tauric, and Delphic. Tragedy struck in December 1910 when Wilde’s wife and twin sons Archie and Richard died. In August 1911, Wilde became Chief Officer of Titanic‘s sister, the RMS Olympic, where he served under Titanic‘s future captain, Edward J. Smith.  Once again a sibling was referred to and this time in the form of a ship.

His position showed whan an exceedingly suitable person he was and his image in circle was one that of a man who wanted to put the record straight and show that he was valiant and whilst some rumours of events were placed on the wrong people, he was decisive and reserved judgement until things could be played as he thought best.

The images in circle were sad.  They were filled with unknown activity.  It was felt, sensed and more than seen in some cases the spirits showed that whilst the last moments were obstructive and cloudy, now peace was felt.

The light in the room was jumping.

White Cloud was also seen.  This alongside the Oglala.  The face of an elder was seen.  After research it can be shown that White Cloud was a medicine man and prophet.  His fearthers were noted in circle.  The sioux were not seen but the name Oglala was.  This after research can be shown as another name for them.

There was a moment, where tapping was heard on the side of the room and then clearly a spirit was seen walking across the room.  Whilst some members found this extra extraordinary, it was the exileration and wonder that was seen.

Tonto, who is Jay Silver heels (Silverheels) also originally known as Harold Jay Smith, son of Canadian Mohaw k chief Nova scotia; at first the names tonto and Novo scotia were seen and after looking into this can be linked as the actor who came from a clan in that part of the country.  Nova Scotia is also known as another name for new scotland.

Pets were also seen in the circle.  The animals belonging to members of the circle came through.  Running around the table and expressing their love.

There was evidence that animals like humans do not die, once they pass they get their youth and health back.  They will be waiting to meet their owners when the time comes.  After circle, the items were checked, the trumpets this time remained the same but something very extraordinar y took place as the person who had asked for some clothes tampering got a bit of a shock.  Whilst the outer layer of her clothes, a jumper, had not been removed or twisted round because this would be uncomfortable, her under layer had been streched and pushed to round her waist.  The straps, which she had felt popping, in the circle had been loosened and widened.  This was both wonderfu ll but also proved that spirit were capable of independant thinking.

Pics are of Henry Wilde, the Titanic, William Murdoch, Gene Pitney and Al Jolson.  As you can see, in the picture Gene Pitney is also wearing a suit as shown in circle.

Pics are taken from online encyclopeadia.

I hope you like reading this blog as much as we loved the circle.