Home circle.

Here is a summary of our home circle.

Home circle held on 18th November 2014.

In a séance members are asked to conform to certain regulations in the attempt to objectively note any activity which may take place.  Members will have to sit in semi lit conditions, to silently observe during parts of the investigation and any claims of activity then have to be verified as something evident by a number of sitters in the séance.

Any research into information about spirit through trance speech, active spirit speech heard in the séance or through mediums is checked after and post investigation.

The investigation started in semi darkness, nothing was noted in the first ten minutes, it was when a cooler sense was claimed as being picked up in the séance by several of the sitters that the light in the séance turned on and off a number of times.

The light itself was flickering as the medium mentioned a spirit as having entered the séance.  It was a male and he was regal in his posture.  He linked himself with England, with rule, with a long line of people who took his name and the reason he had in life.  He was a man who claimed that November was the month of his coming to life and it was the month he was known for in history.  He was a ruler.  It was interesting that at that point there was claims of sightings from different parts of the séance and these came in the form of one sitter claiming sighting a man with shoulder level hair and another sitter claiming having seen the same man seconds later with the same appearance but with the shoulder length hair being a darker colour.

Charles I 19 November 1600 to 30 January 1649 [a] was monarch of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 27 March 1625 until the end of his life.  It is felt that Charles I was someone who matched with the information and appearance of the claimed spirit.  Charles I was born in the month of November, his so called coming to life and he was as will be later noted known for his break from his captors in the month of November.

Charles was the second son of King James VI of Scotland, but after his father inherited the English throne in 1603, he then moved to England, where he spent much of the rest of his life.  It was that he became heir apparent to the English, Scottish and Irish thrones on the death of his elder brother, Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, in 1612.  In the séance the spirit voice could be noted of a male.  It was interesting to note the noise as it came from one spot where nothing could be used to explain how it should be there or for the duration in which it was depicted.  Lasting for two minutes and picked up twice by those who were sitting in the investigation, it was agreed by everyone in the séance, the sound was of a male speaking as if a dim recording was on and kept breaking in parts.  The actual wording could not be made out but the words white were heard and the word which seemed to be likened to Island.

Historically Charles I and his ruling was a part of English lineage that can not be ignored, and it in part could explain his speech on ruling the land about an hour into the séance, his reason he had said was something not accepted by certain people and something which tore his England from him.  His reason was something life had taught him to hold dear and something he felt was right.  Factually after his succession, it was that Charles quarrelled with the Parliament of England, which sought to curb his royal prerogative.  Charles believed in the divine right of kings and thought it was possible for him to govern according to his own conscience.  Many of his subjects opposed his policies, and the did not agree to the levying of taxes without parliamentary consent, and perceived his actions as those of a tyrannical absolute monarchical rule.  The religious policies, coupled with his marriage to a Roman Catholic, generated the antipathy and mistrust of reformed groups such as the Puritans and Calvinists, who thought his views were too Catholic.  It was that he supported high church ecclesiastics, such as the Richard Montage and William Laud, and failed to successfully aid Protestant forces during the Thirty Years’ War and it was his attempts to force the Church of Scotland to adopt high Anglican practices that led to the Bishops’ Wars, and strengthened the position of the English and Scottish parliaments and also helped precipitate what was to occur in his life.

In the séance members were able to note the audible foot fall of someone and this was in and around the seated attendees.

It was from 1642, Charles fought the armies of the English and Scottish parliaments in the English Civil War and after his defeat in 1645, he surrendered to a Scottish force that eventually handed him over to the English Parliament.  At this point November does become important as Charles refused to accept his captors’ demands for a constitutional monarchy, and temporarily escaped captivity in November 1647.  Re-imprisoned on the Isle of Wight, Charles forged an alliance with Scotland, but it was by the end of 1648 that Oliver Cromwell’s New Model Army had consolidated its control over England.  The Isle of White is felt by the attendees of the séance to be what the voice noted in the séance was referring to as the word White was particularly noted by the séance.  In history it is written Charles was tried, convicted, and executed under the label of high treason in January 1649.  The monarchy was abolished and a republic called the Commonwealth of England was then declared.  In 1660, the English Interregnum ended when the monarchy was restored to Charles’s son, who was Charles II.

There was many links to Charles I in the séance and the fact that his birthday was the next day also intrigued, in terms of physical activity it was as information was referenced on Charles I in the séance the light turned off for a second and then on several times.

Pic is of Charles I.  Pic is taken from online encyclopaedia.