Home circle.

Here is a summary of our home circle.

Home circle held on 8th March 2016.

A séance of Comedy and Politics.

It is true that when one sits for an investigation into a séance of any kind it is not possible to expect what activity, if any, may occur.  The room is checked, the members all prepared for what is to be an objective two hours of spirit investigation.  Objects used will all have been put in a position that will be visible to all sitters and the objects themselves will be put out because they have an ease of use when manipulated.  Some if moved will make a sound or light up.

The séance started with the medium almost from the beginning talking in trance.  There was a passion, a speech and a link to politics.  The medium went on and as she spoke there was a lot of creaks from the inside walls where we were sat.  The noises kept on as the medium spoke and there was a smell of perfume which came quickly into the room.

Often spirits may be noted in a séance in two because of their common interest or shared outlook on what is going to be said.  On this occasion the medium mentioned two political individuals who were known to speak out for what they felt was right.

Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS (née Roberts; 13 October 1925 – 8 April 2013) was the first spirit to be noted.  The medium gave information about this lady, research about her shows that she was a British stateswoman and politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990.  After the séance research seems to match with what was informed of this lady who was the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century and is currently the only woman to have held the office.  In spirit this lady was not as active because she had suffered with illness and needed to recuperate but she did have a part in the politics of today, this was known because the medium started to mention several political topics.  A Soviet journalist dubbed her the “Iron Lady”, a nickname that became associated with her uncompromising stance on politics.  As a leader in spirit she had taken time to watch over her family, her grandchildren were people she had tried to get to know as in life this was not always possible.  Her granddaughter, she spoke of as independent in her views, something she knew about and would be trying to aid her in understanding because while it was good to know your own mind and have your own opinion you should never let that get in the way of the love of your family.  As a Prime Minister, she implemented policies that have come to be known as Thatcherism and in the séance as the medium linked to her personal ability to alter the way people viewed politics there was an icy coolness that seemed to come into the séance from nowhere and then leave within a few minutes.

Politics seemed to be the theme as next the medium talked of noting a male spirit, an individual who had the responsibility of a nation at heart.  Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865 and is thought to be the spirit mentioned in the séance as there were many informative links to his life.  Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war and its greatest moral and political crisis.  In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, modernized the way of the economy and strengthened the federal government.  In the séance there was a lot of Orbs, unexplained lights seen as this person was mentioned.

There was an odd similarity in that of the first female spirit and the male political president as both had taken education seriously at an early age, both made major reforms to the areas of economy and transport, having shaped the countries of the United Kingdom and United States into different lands.  Largely self-educated, Abraham Lincoln became a lawyer in Illinois, a Whig Party leader, and a member of the Illinois House of Representatives where he served for twelve years.  After he was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1846, Lincoln promoted rapid modernization of the economy through banks, tariffs, and railroads.  In the séance there was a definite sense of positivity that came in with what was said.  The medium spoke in an altered tone and the speech referred to how each person had to do the duty they felt they should, if a whole and healthy country was to be kept.  Both Margaret Thatcher and Abraham Lincoln had difficult times in term of office as opinion turned against them.  Abraham Lincoln had originally agreed not to run for a second term in Congress, and because his opposition to the Mexican–American War was unpopular among Illinois voters, Lincoln returned to Springfield and resumed his successful law practice.

Trained as lawyers, it is interesting that in life both Margaret Thatcher and Abraham Lincoln were lawyers by profession and both were said to have law, liberty and God at heart when they lead their countries.  Hundreds of years apart and yet both leaders achieved much because of their moral position, one seeing a country through difficult times and the other opening up people to the abolition of slavery.

A séance which had been full of political views, speech and a lot of links to the theme of policies as important in shaping life then became rather less political and more humorous.  A spirit was noted who loved to show people what laughter could do in their lives.  Someone who is thought to be Ernest Wiseman, OBE (27 November 1925 – 21 March 1999), known by his stage name Ernie Wise, was an English comedian and known as one half of the comedy duo Morecambe and Wise.  The two men became a national institution on British television, especially for their Christmas specials.  In the séance an anniversary was linked to with him and he linked love to comedy.  One had to know how to laugh to appreciate life he said.  The medium spoke with a different accent, tone and the laughter came in with what he said next.  Life could be darned blessed at times and then difficult as can be when one least expects it so learn to laugh and live through it with a smile, there was a laugh or two that could be got out of many moments.  Members noted a lot of unexplained noises from the corner of the séance and the spirit linked to his love of family.  Research was done after the séance and an anniversary of passing does link in for Ernie Wise.

As an investigation the séance was a useful time to examine unexplained activity in that of the sounds, Orb sightings and smell which were noted at the same moment as speech was heard from the individual reports of spirits.  There was a lot of information which when checked not only clarified who the individual spirits were but also suggested that there was a lot of common links and interests that they shared, their outlook on life, the achievement of doing great things for many in life and what they stood for all suggested a possible explanation for why the three came in to the one séance together.