Home circle.

Here is a summary of our home circle.

Home circle held 10th October 2017.

A physical séance is one that focuses on visible and auditory activity.  It is the basis of the investigation into a séance to examine what, if anything, has occurred and to look at the claims of experiences from those who have attended.

The séance was held in a closed room and with experienced members and medium.  The objects chosen were particularly opted for because of their ease of use, appeal for younger spirits to play with or as they are good indicators of interference in terms of the noise that they can make.

It was a few minutes into the séance when members became aware of noises that came from over the top of the table.  On investigation there were definite sounds that came from above and on the objects that were put out on the table, but nothing visible there as to explain why.

Interesting messages were noted between spirits and sitters via the medium.  Particular individuals in spirit spoke to their relevant members of family and friends who were in the séance.  Amongst these moments of speech were answers as for queries that members had and of which had not been disclosed to anyone other than themselves.  There was a geographical location given along with directions that had significant sentimental meaning for one of the sitters.

The medium spoke of a male spirit and information about him suggested him as Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) an American novelist and short story writer.  A poet of the period entitled American Renaissance, his best known works include Typee (1846), a romantic account of his experiences in Polynesian life, and his whaling novel Moby-Dick (1851).  In the séance the gentleman spoke of the occasional difficulties in writing where experience may dictate what theme becomes prevalent for you.  According to research after the séance, Melville’s writing draws on his experience at sea as a common sailor and his exploration of literature and philosophy.  The man in spirit talked of the excitement that writing could bring and in life it was thought that Herman Melville’s engagement in the contradictions of American society in a period of rapid change could be an explanation as for why he developed an intriguing and complex style.  Poetry was spoken of by him in the séance and how the beauty could capture the sometimes not as vividly seen aspects in nature.  It is noted that Melville’s vocabulary is rich and original and he has a strong sense of rhythm that is infused in the elaborate sentences.  Mystical or ironical are words that have been used to describe Melville’s writing style and there are many references to his use of allusion to the visual arts, literature, historical verse and allegory.

Several spirits were noted during a short period of time in which many messages could be given but in conversation format.  This type of experience was interesting to note and to be able to listen to, as it provided insight for many of the sitters.

The séance was able to note unexplained activity by means of what was heard.  On both occasions of the investigation being able to listen to the noises being given off by stationary objects and the defined as poignant messages, there were two distinct but audible experiences of activity.  It did appear as if both these points of auditory perception helped to either define interactivity or information giving from spirit individuals.