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Home circle held on 11th November 2014.

An investigation into a séance is an interesting event.  It is an investigation into incidents, information and any objectively noted activity.  This investigatory séance was of interest for many reasons and it was its links to the eleventh day ceremonies of commemoration of world wars and fighting for freedom which really hit home.  It was a heart felt séance, an interesting investigation and an event which possibly suggested spirit were aware of the date, the time and any occurrence with a historical and societal implication.

It is of interest that on the eleventh day of the eleventh month two spirits were noted who knew fighting for justice.  The spirits who talked and about whom activity were noted spoke of wars, of life and of real remembrance.

The séance began with members noting orbs, which are brightly coloured disk shaped lights, these were noted all over the séance room and were easily visible as there was only one low light on through the investigation.

The word freedom.  It came up often and from several of the mediums who were present.  The freedom was felt by the mediums as important, and it was not till a while later that a spirit was seen and it was with connections to America.  Of course as America is known as the land of the free, it was at first thought that was the link, but the information stopped and then started again as the crack of tapping on wall noises were heard from different areas in the séance, and then the medium stated that there was a male spirit who had a kind face.  The man was someone who led, he talked to his people and his country but above all he had freedom in his heart as an aim for a nation.  All people should be free, his voice was heard, as direct voice coming from the mouth of the medium.

Free rights, free ambition and free thoughts.  These lifelines, these directions to equality is what life was at its root, history was in the blood of every man and freedom was a right born with each person in his life.

The words were strong and what was interesting to the investigation was how commanding the speech was and the coolness which came in to the room all of a sudden and was felt by all the mediums as the voice was speaking and for a minute or two after it had stopped.

There were two spirits in the séance.  Both male, both happy to be noted together.  Both had a link to the date.

The medium stated there were two spirits still in the séance, that of the first gentleman and from the members there was confirmation of an African American gentleman, as many had seen his face for short moments right in front of them.

The medium continued to give information and one piece was a link to the month of November.  It was something that the spirit would like noted and that Abraham Lincoln was his name.  Abraham Lincoln February 12, 1809 to April 15, 1865 was the 16th president of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln had led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional and political crisis.  In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.

November of which he stated was important for Abraham Lincoln for two reasons and this was as This Week in History notes as November 9, 1863 President and Mrs. Lincoln watch a play at Ford’s Theatre starring John Wilkes Booth, his future assassin and that The Gettysburg Address is a speech by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln and was delivered on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863.  Both dates were only a matter of a few short days either side of when the séance sat.

The Gettysburg Address is a speech by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, one of the best-known in all American history.  It was delivered by Lincoln during the American Civil War, on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, it was four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg and interesting as on the eleventh day of this week so many soldiers were in fact honoured in ceremonies nation wide.  Interesting as the sentiment of the event and the nod to the lives of so many who had to fight in a war was a link spirit talked of and had information on as activity was seen.

Abraham Lincoln’s carefully crafted address, secondary to other presentations that day, came to be regarded as one of the greatest speeches in all American history and history was something to which the spirit referred in a speech in actual time in the investigation. In just over two minutes, Lincoln reiterated the principles of human equality espoused by the Declaration of Independence and proclaimed the Civil War as a struggle for the preservation of the Union sundered by the secession crisis, with new birth of freedom, that would bring true equality to all of its citizens.  Lincoln also redefined the Civil War as a struggle not just for the Union, but also for the principle of human equality and it was the sentiment which brought heart to an American society and linked this to a country.

It was in then that the second man in spirit was noted.  He was African American the medium said and someone who was friends with Abraham Lincoln.  He also referred to November but to freedom and to education.

Freddy the spirit stated Frederick Douglas.  The name was taken down for further reference after the investigation.  In the séance the spirit Frederick Douglas referred to Abraham Lincoln as someone who had good principles, good ideals and a good heart.

Frederick Douglass born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, c. February 1818 to February 20, 1895 was an African-American social reformer, he was a writer and orator.  After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement, he also won acclaim for his speech making, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writing. He stood as a living counter-example to slaveholders’ arguments that slaves lacked the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens and might be why he spoke of education in the investigation.  Many Northerners also found it hard to believe that such a great orator had been a slave and his picture has been validated as the person present in the séance.

Douglass wrote numbers of autobiographies.  His life was an example.  He described his experiences as a slave in his 1845 autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, which became a bestseller and influential in supporting abolition, and as did the second, My Bondage and My Freedom (1855), the text of both are studied and used in higher education.  After the Civil War, Douglass remained an active campaigner against slavery and wrote his autobiography, Life and Times of Frederick Douglass.  It was first published in 1881 and revised in 1892, three years before his death, it covered events through and after the Civil War an event of which was major in the life of Abraham Lincoln.  Douglass also actively supported women’s suffrage, and also held several public offices. Without his approval, Douglass became the first African American nominated for Vice President of the United States as the running mate and Vice Presidential nominee of Victoria Woodhull on the impracticable, small, but far foreseeing Equal Rights Party ticket and it was his political tie which linked him to the first noted spirit of Abraham Lincoln.

A firm believer in the equality of all people, whether black or female, if Native American, or recent immigrant, Douglass famously said, “I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.”

The noise of sharp in takes of breath could be noted in the séance as the spirits of both men were noted.  Actions included taps on walls, orbs, noises, direct voice and sense of members’ hands being held at different moments.

In the séance the spirit Frederick Douglass linked himself to November.  He had to talk of November and while at first nothing could be found, after research this piece of evidence was found.  Frederick Douglass had a link to the anniversary of the month many years later, as it was in which there was on November 15, 1867 a speech made by him, oratory and narrative which did silence a nation and spoke about perpetuation of a great injustice, his words as did that of Abraham Lincoln address injustice, try to put right the great matter of equality.  It is that two spirits were noted in one séance.  Two spirits who lived life with lessons to teach the people who would listen about acceptance, equal living and life where it matters most.

An iconic black and white photograph of a bearded Abraham Lincoln showing his head and shoulders.Frederick Douglass

Pictures are of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.  Pics are taken from online encyclopaedia.