Home circle.

Here is a summary of our home circle.

Home circle held 6th February 2018.

These are the notes on an investigation into a physical séance.  In a closed room carefully prepared and chosen objects were laid out.  The objects were selected as for most suited to alerting members if there had been movement or it the items had been touched.  Seats were placed so as everything could be easily visible, sitters arrived and in the closed room the séance began.

The beginning of the séance was filled with messages from spirits to sitters which came in via the medium.  These were information based messages that were able to provide references to the members about who was speaking to them and why they were giving them that particular evidence.

Scents specifically known of as individual and worn by particular people who had passed started to be a feature in the séance.  Smells that had poignant relevance could be depicted and explained by sitters as for their importance.  The intriguing point as for the investigation was how strongly the scents could be noted and as for the time that they were noticed in the room.  In these moments there were many who reported feelings of security or assurance as being felt.  It could be attributed psychologically that smells could trigger the stated feelings associated with them but the smells themselves could not be explained as for how they had been caused at that time or why they had been present in that room.

The medium spoke of a male spirit, quite distinct in appearance.  Information was given as for a Thomas Frederick Cooper (19 March 1921 – 15 April 1984) a British magician and prop comedian.  He was a member of The Magic Circle and was respected by traditional magicians.  In the séance his figure and face were outlined.  Research has shown that he habitually wore a red fez, and his appearance was large at 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) and more than 15 stone (210 lb; 95 kg) in weight.  In the séance the spirit talked of fun and the need for a light-hearted approach to life.  Russ Abott was mentioned by him and the need for people to have someone to talk to was highlighted as crucial.

An anniversary was then spoken of and a gentleman in spirit was referred to by the medium.  As a result of the references it is believed that the spirit is of a Sir Stanley Matthews, CBE (1 February 1915 – 23 February 2000) an English footballer.  He is often regarded as one of the greatest players of the British game, he is the only player to have been knighted while still playing football.  In the séance the gentleman wished to talk about a love for his children and in particular the timing, he was keen, as being referred to as important for his son.  In life, as well as being the first winner of both the European Footballer of the Year and Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year awards, Sir Stanley Matthews’ nicknames included two, one being as the Wizard of the Dribble and also as The Magician.  This was intriguing as because of the earlier reference and speech of the first seen and referenced man in spirit, magical allusion, seemed to be a topic of thought in both instances.

After the séance research was made into the son, who was particularly mentioned by Sir Stanley Matthews and he was found to be Stanley John Matthews, who is a noted and highly regarded tennis player.

An eventful and thoughtful séance, there seemed to be action and time for thought in equal measure.  It was of interest to the investigation that there were smells to explore and that there was much to be explained in why the sitters felt that these scents were significant.  I, felt that the speeches, from the two gentlemen in spirit was insightful and helped to enhance the researchable part of the references as for who they were in life and what they themselves believed to be points of importance.  In this summary of what was encountered, in the séance experienced by those who have sat it, the events were investigated as fully as could be and notes have been as detailed as possible.