Enchanting trance and physical sitting.

This blog is about the exquisite trance and physical sitting which took place, not only answering questions regarding spiritualism but also enhancing and showing physical action.  Attended the Northdown trance and physical sitting on the 14th May 2012; this was to be an enchanting circle. For this occasion the question was once more submitted to spirit.  It was asked for the possibility of spirit to show physical on a grander scale but moreover to represent and show it to the members in unison.  This was proposed quietly from one member just prior to the start of circle.  As such, the proceedings sprung forth and as per requirements the room was prepared and settled for sitting. 

The objects in the room were the two trumpets and the crystal ball both placed on the table.  Under the central location of this was the native American mask.  In the corner was placed the abacus.  Members came in and took their seats.  The heavy curtains were drawn shut and pegged.  The door was closed and the with only the red light on, the room was pitched into the beginnings of circle.  The opening words were said; next the trance opened up and spirit started to join.

Spirit were eager to demonstrate the value and full meaning of spiritualism.  It is with this in mind, I include, a small dictionary definition.  The term spiritualism is used frequently, and to sustain the ideology of spirit being and presence, it is also used in circle when referring to the visitations and by spirit when talking about levels of existance.

Spiritualism is used in English to mean either;

  • 1) (Religion) – the belief that people can and do communicate with dead people and the practices and doctrines of people with this belief.

Main article: Spiritualism

  • 2) (Philosophy) – In a philosophical doctrine or religious beliefs emphasising that spirits and souls exist or that all reality is spiritual, not material.
  • 3) (Metaphysics) – various doctrines maintaining that the ultimate reality is spirit or mind.

Main article: Metaphysics

  • 4) (Ethics) – the view that spiritual concerns are more important than this-worldly concerns (a kind of idealism or asceticism that is opposed to secularism).

Main article: Ethics

  • 5) (Epistemology) – another term for mysticism.

Main article: mysticism

  • 6) (Art) – “Abstract Spiritualism”, a term coined by Gerard Tempest, friend of the renowned surrealist Giorgio de Chirico in the 1950s to describe his “landscapes of the mind’s eye.” A recurring theme begun in 1953 and continuing throughout the 1990s.

   The actual circle was enraptured by feelings of anticipation, the sense that something was to occur was present.  With subdued lighting, the red glow was one of the phsyical objects to be used by spirit, in aid of their answer to the question which was posed by one of the members.  As the trance commenced, members could hear a heavy thudding sound, as if on cue the taps also started to radiate on the walls.  A very cool breeze started to infultrate the room and effect only the lower legs of the members.  Next an intense heat started to flow.  It was difficult to judge the true atmosphere due to the fluctuation and tingling sense which had started to touch people’s faces.

It was clear spirit were willing to participate in circle.  The orbs started at first.  Tiny spots of sparkling blue light.  Next, it turned to white streaks, rather like a flash which follows thunder, the spark would streak into the room.  No patterns could be noted, yet at times, it did appear as if the coloured lights were in formation. 

Following this, which already resonated as an answer for phsyical activity, the clicking echoing sound began to come round the circle.  It was about then, spirit started to talk…

A native American collective, a group of gentlemen, were seen.  Next, one of the mediums opened their mouth, and voice flew in confirmation; a male voice who wished to state the presense of beings who would like to join… Commemorate and Celebrate.  These were his words, next he stated, that he wished the circle good luck in their ventures.

The red light box started to flit about; with the light turning itself high in stage and then lowering itself.  It was then that the next spirit started to talk; a male energy broached the topic of gender confusion.  This was an answer, he explained to try to talk on a complex topic and discuss the higher self.  Capturing many lives, the soul, he said does not always have all the fortune of all perspectives.  It was, to them, also a learning curve; to attend and re-attend the Earth through many lives in order to attain knowledge and thus that sometimes the spirits who choose to come back frequenting more gender persuasions than others; with females at times choosing not to come in vast numbers and sometimes males who take on the role of living again; it was thus that sometimes some genders could take on a body and yet still feel the pull of a different gender position, and therefore why sometimes it felt as if things didn’t fit.  Following this once more, the circle, heard cracks and knocking.

The spirit who posed an answer, did so not only in an address relating to a subject, it/he also directly answerd a query which one member had talked about a couple of days prior to circle.  There was no way for spirit to have known other than spirit awarnes, expressing an eagerness to talk on the subject of higher selfs and talking on spirit and how they exist, he digressed and straight looked to pin pointing the question of genders and how they can cause issues of comfort.

Physical was taking shape, defininitively through three ways:

  • This was in manipulation of light sources, the red box was being turned up slowly.  Each time a spirit was mentioned with specific nature the light would shoot up a fraction.  
  • The orbs were bright, usually only captured by camera, the lights and blue shadows were vibrant enough that they could be seen by two members in unison.  Intriguingly, it was as two members were looking at one another… a blue light streaked between them. 
  • The green light: There is a green light which formed on top of the curtain and sometimes shows itself, in this sitting, in response to talk about where this light was coming from and how it could be; it turned up in a new location, above another door and over a chair.

What is key, about these physical occurance, is not the interaction so much from spirit to circle but the fact that they were sources which could be observed by everyone.

The images in circle were precise, with white outlining forms of beings.  It was also an enchanting moment when members could see faces outlined on the curtain.

The circle was left feeling a sense of anxiousness.  It was then, another spirit adsressed the sitting.  Another entity but this time with definitive accent.  A Dr, of German descent, he tried his best to translate yet what came into the circle was noted as a mix of the two languages.  With a meaning to translate German to English, the words highlighted a link to circle. 

The spirit was able to talk about excellent work being done.  It was following this, white ropes of silver light could be visualised. 

Many messages flowed from spirit.  Close, personal memory and then the veil was pulled back further and names came through..

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world during his time.

It was a small boy, he was seen, walking with a limp and one leg shorter or painful.  It was this small boy who walked in front of a black horse rearing.  His presence was adjacent to the words Sir Walter Scott, and Perciville.  He was surrounded by Scottish, links to the county, with familliar tokens of Nation.  Scott was the first English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. His novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor.

As a boy, Sir Walter Scott, was said to have Polio, an illness which left him to have a serious limp.  This meant that his walking was limited, his only freedom he expressed as when he was sitting on the back of his horse, this information particularly relates to the little boy who was seen as shown in circle with his horse… it is also related as following research, one of his texts, Ivanhoe surrounds the black horse, who is a disguise for Richard a King, also known as the Lionheart.

In circle, a number of wooden canes were seen, it was not known why.  However Sir Walter Scott he depicted his favourite tales on twigs and notably carved them contrary to those who discouraged it and said that those fables were neither for printing or recording.  German also seemed to be a theme in circle.  At the age of 25 Scott began to write professionally, translating works from German, his first publication being rhymed versions of ballads by Gottfried August Bürger in 1796. 

“Honours of Scotland”:  These little letters make up something truly profound.  It was as the circle progressed, that a scene of pomp and ceremony were seen.  In fact it was said by one sitter, this spirit must have loved Royalty.  A street party was seen fit with flags and preparation for some kind of Royal event.  After research, Sir Walter Scott, the same became a friend to the then King and as an act organised a pagent, spectacular and comprehensive, his pagent for George IV was historically an event depicted in history.  It is exciting to see how valuable this memory was to Sir Walter Scott both when it enchanted and now as a memory in spirit.

In fact, Sir Walter Scott, was known for his relations with Scotland.  He is noted for having been involved in an intriguing and Romantic tale where he was given permission to hunt for the thought as fantasty and rumoured Hidden Treasure of his nation, in turn, he went to Edinborough Castle and put light to the very true jewels which were thought to be myth.  Both friend and subsequent proud herold of Scotland, this figure was wonderful and wonderous.  His depiction, and literary accounts surrounded, Royal figures and also Richard who was a king of England, later known as the ‘Lion Heart’, and famous for his exploits in the Third Crusade, although during his 10-year reign he spent only sixth months in England.

Nostradamus (14 or 21 December 1503 – 2 July 1566), usually Latinised to Nostradamus, was a French apothecary and reputed seer who published collections of prophecies that have since become famous worldwide.   The name Nostradamus was first seen in circle that evening.  Next an image of proclomation.  He is best known for his book Les Propheties (The Prophecies), the first edition of which appeared in 1555. Since the publication of this book, which has rarely been out of print since his death, Nostradamus has attracted a following that, along with the popular press, credits him with predicting many major world events.

The theme of poetry may be the link between Sir Walter and Nostradamus, who although not similar, both wrote and used their poetry as a way to express their notion.

Galleleo Galileo Galilei (15 February 1564 – 8 January 1642), was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution. His achievements include improvements to the telescope and consequent astronomical observations and support for Copernicanism. Galileo was seen along with particular instruments and stars.  Galileo has been called the “father of modern observational astronomy”, the “father of modern physics”, the “father of science”, and “the Father of Modern Science”.

His contributions to observational astronomy include the telescopic confirmation of the phases of Venus, the discovery of the four largest satellites of Jupiter (named the Galilean moons in his honour), and the observation and analysis of sunspots. Galileo also worked in applied science and theories, technology, inventing an improved military compass and other instruments applied to technology.

Jewish men, dress relating to the faith and a holy book were seen.  Galileo’s championing of heliocentrism was controversial within his lifetime, many symbols were seen around him. Galileo later defended his views in Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, which appeared to attack Pope Urban VIII and thus alienated him and the Jesuits, who had both supported Galileo up until this point.  He was tried by the Inquisition, found “vehemently suspect of heresy”, forced to recant, and spent the rest of his life under house arrest. It was while Galileo was under house arrest that he wrote one of his finest works, Two New Sciences. Here he summarized the work he had done some forty years earlier, on the two sciences now called kinematics and strength of materials.

 This jewish link was also one which shockingly linked Sir Walter Scott, who later found out, wrote specifically about the Jewish faith and the emancipation of their culture; this theme links to that of Galileo who also wrote an account which caused division on this subject and Benjamin Disraeli who also appeared later that eve, he was a Jewish descent politician notable for his work and literary accounts of the same theme. 

Fred Astaire and dancing with Ginger.  Both made a show that evening for the circle.  There was a feeling that he was putting in an appearanc for a significant reason.  So it was checked and Happy Birthday Fred Astaire.  It was his birthday, May 14, just a matter of close proximity to the holding of circle.  More than this in 1999 … LOS ANGELES CNN article stipulate Fred Astaire was born a century ago this week.  So we are now more than a hundred years after the birth of such a wonderful clebrity, he referenced Show Boat which is a film that both he and Ginger Rogers starred alongside Gene Kelly, who also peeped in and although he is heralded from over 100 years ago he is still famous and known; his original name Austerlitz was thought to sound like a battle by is Mother and so Astaire was thought of as their new family name and a true brilliance was born.

Greta Garbo (18 September 1905 – 15 April 1990), born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson, was a Swedish film actress. A fur coat was seen and this is black which surrounded the glamorous lady. Garbo was an international icon during Hollywood’s silent and classic periods. Many of her films were sensational hits, and all but three of her twenty-four Hollywood films were profitable. Garbo was nominated four times for an Academy Award and received an honorary one in 1954 for her “luminous and unforgettable screen performances”. She also won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress for both Anna Karenina (1935) and Camille (1936) she is recognisable and seen as a celebrity. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Garbo fifth on their list of greatest female stars of all time, after Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Audrey Hepburn, and Ingrid Bergman.

Arthur Scargill, this name was referenced by spirit, and then clairscentience burst through.  Smells of Carbolic and perfume evident for members.  The circle was permiated with scents.

Benjamin D’Iralie Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, KG, PC, FRS, (21 December 1804 – 19 April 1881) was a British Prime Minister, parliamentarian, he was seen clearly with his name in circle, he stood as Conservative statesman and literary figure. He served in government for three decades, twice as Prime Minister of theUnited Kingdom. Although his father had him baptised to Anglicanism at age 12, he was nonetheless Britain’s first and thus far only Prime Minister who was born into a Jewish family—originally from Portugal. He played an instrumental role in the creation of the modern Conservative Party after the Corn Laws schism of 1846.  It is intriguing, he stands as so close with affiliation to that of Sir Walter; both writing on religio n, writing at the same age and attending a Glasgow University in such proximity in location.

In this feud, Disraeli was aided by his warm friendship with Queen Victoria, who came to detest Gladstone during the latter’s first premiership in the 1870s. In 1876 Disraeli was raised to the peerage as the Earl of Beaconsfield, capping nearly four decades in the House of Commons.  This relationship or friendship with such notable representative of Country is shared by other people who visited circle.

Before and whilst he had a political role Disrael was well known as a literary and social figure, although his novels are not part of the Victorian literary canon, he wrote mainly romances, Sybil and Vivian Grey are perhaps the best-known today and this is shared with the other poet and renouned figure who linked in to circle; he is exceptional among British Prime Ministers for having gained equal social and political renown, he was twice successful as the Glasgow University Conservative Association’s candidate for Rector of the University, holding the post for two full terms between 1871 and 1877.

Arthur Findlay was then seen.  Spirit form and a mist was evident.  Moving was seen, with a heightened level of activity, it was then his name came through.  Along with the themes of Jewish faith, Germany and now Scotland came into clear perspective as a link, as both he and one of the other spirit guests that evening came from this loaction.

Arthur Findlay MBE JP (1883- July 1964) was a writer, accountant, stockbroker and Essex magistrate, as well as a significant figure in the history of the religion of Spiritualism, being a partial founder of the newspaper Psychic News and also a founder of the International Institute for Psychical Research. In his will he left his home, Stansted Hall, to the Spiritualists’ National Union.

It was as he was seen, he mentioned the name of Sloan.  It should be mentioned, the spirits of the evening were not opposed to a little fun, as the person who piped up in circle expressed the additional information that Arthur Findlay… “He had a specific Medium advisor.” 

Spirit stated a response which included the name of Sloan.  Just the surname because as later found out the first name of John was the exact same as the member who spoke.  John Sloan was the advisory medium. 

Aged 17, he had become interested in the field of comparative religion, something of which his staunchly Christian parents disapproved of – they even burned many of his books on the subject.

In 1913 he was awarded the title of Member of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his organisation work for the Red Cross.  Once again intriguing is the fact that other mediums could see this spirit and his precice evidence but they related to the other medium who also has family links to Red Cross.

In 1919, he began to believe in the practice of Spiritualism, after an encounter with a medium known as John Sloan. With his interest in various world religions,Findlay questioned the spirits that Sloan conjured, and came to the conclusions that most gods and other deities worshipped in religions were in fact simply spirits of deceased humans. His interest increased, and in 1920 he founded the Glasgow Society for Psychical Research.

Once again, as you can notice, Glasgow is important; spirit indicate themes and precise links because it can help to build an account which provides true and factual evidence.

Transfigueration also took form, spirit, split by looks and appearance settled over one member in circle and hair was seen… facial expression and features specific to that entity. 

Spirit also brought through one humerous link; at the begining of circle, a gift was given privately to one of the sitters, it was a small tub of chocolates shaped to be stones.  Late on in the circle, a Viking came through, one with the name of Bluetooth.   Now, this important figure, who after research turned out to be a leader of Denmark and Sweedon was notable for his use of stones and Rhunes, as he called them, because they helped to predict events.  Outstanding that this should come to light after such an apt present was given.  Humour shone out, as visits were, made by Sir Harry Seacome and Norman Wisdom both pleased and ready to bring laughter to circle.

Spirit ready to evidence their perception, and also their love to participate through physical activity.  Wonderous and courageous their incidents and accounts are paramount to the circle and sitters.  It is sometimes important to think about the implications of such evidence, how themes evolve, and why they do.  Their love seems to be a key factor and one that highlights their passion albeit through comedy or films.  It is a proud moment when this comes through in circle.  Arthur Findlay was notable as he was so clear, in 1923 he took part in the Church of Scotland’s enquiry into psychic phenomenon. In the same year, he retired from his profession and purchased Stansted Hall,England, a manor house built in 1871.

More research has shown in 1932, he became a founding member of Psychic News, a Spiritualist newspaper, along with Hannen Swaffer and Maurice Barbanell.

He also helped to found the International Institute for Psychical Research, of which he became the chairman. He also became an honorary member of both significant groups the American Foundations,Edinburgh Psychic College and the honorary president of both the Institute of Psychic Writersand Artists and the Spiritualists’ National Union.

In his will he left Stansted Hall to the Spiritualist National Union and it was used as a college for the progress of Psychic Science and it was named after its patron and owner Arthur Findlay College.

The circle concluded via a collation of Native American figures who walked around the circle and seemed to be followed by the green light.  Intriguingly it also highlighted a light seen by another sitter, who saw a tunnel, whereby physical actions were taking place; a little Raccoon also put in an appearance as did some other animals in the form of a white rat and rabbit, the animals were visible and touch of fur was felt.

A cold wet sensation also effected the members in circle that eve.  It was an enchanting sitting and; as requested, sensed by all.  Pics are of Sir Walter Scott, Nostradamus, Galelio and Benjamin Disraeli.

Pics are taken from online encyclopeadia.