How spirit communicate.

How Spirit communicate: trance and physical circle

There has long sat a question unanswered regarding spirit and how they are in existence and able to communicate.  This question about communication is one which is vital and permeates almost every level of spiritualism.  It is the core grounding of how spirit can impose their messages and speak to us that infers the working and life of spirit.  It was in this attempt to find out more that one of the members prior to circle inquired if spirit could through means offer enlightenment as to how spirit felt and communed; this was the task set and as you will see the answer came through circle and its physical activities in the most unexpected of ways.

Attended the Northdown trance and physical circle on the 9th July 2012.  As per necessary the objects were arranged around the table.  The two trumpets, the crystal ball and its cloth were laid on top of the table. The native American mask, abacus were placed just on the floor and the material asked for by spirit placed in the corner of the room.  With the light turned off and the red box switched to its lowest range the circle was started.

The blue orbs were the first to start lighting up the room.  It was with the sighting of a few of these balls of colour from around the sitting that it was picked up that the formations were hovering or lasting a moment over and on top of the objects that they wanted noticed.  It was only a few minutes into the circle when the first activity started to evolve.  With a knocking echoing along the outer line of the sitting; the first spirit voice began to talk.  It was with a gentleman’s voice and tone that the man stated how much in Helen’s circles the opening words and insightful approach set the ambiance.  With this calm and atmosphere spirit were able to manifest.    

(The Helen to which he refered is believed to be one Helen Duncan.)  Helen was a physical medium who held circles in Scotland, England.  Although after her gift was evidenced in circle she was capable of giving demonstrations around the United Kingdom; regularly helped people via means of directly delivering messages from spirit and perplexed the Government with her ability to form and bring evidence from spirit.  The spirit’s words were clear and he stated that the aid of the passion and respectful nature of the people was paramount.  The people who sat in circle had to open in the appropriate style and through adopting the correct beginning so would follow the circle which could achieve results. The belief in what was said in the form of a psalm at the beginning of the circle was also vital as it helped to set a tone for the sitting.  It was just as this was finished being stated and the speaking ceased that a form started to show in the corner of the room it was a depiction of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  This gentleman who not only penned many a famous literary paper was also a fundamental contributor to spiritualism.  Yet what was not known was that he also had a personal connection to one of the sitters that evening.

In the circle his spirit stood behind one of the sitters.  It was this same sitter who once told this, informed the circle that he did in fact once belong to the White Eagle Lodge of where non other than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was the founding figure and emblem.  Once this was said Sir Arthur then relayed a private series of facts and displayed his awareness of the sitter and the way in which their passions had crossed.

It is in this way Sir Arthur helped to make a defined presence in his role in circle.  Not alone through his stance in spirit but his knowledge of events occurring now.  The spirit and how they hold the form and recollected features is a vital part of how they can convey a message.  This has been learnt in circle as it is often where the spirit is seen and who they stand near to whereupon the connection needs to be.

In the room the physical activity had also started to move up a gear.  The temperature was playing almost toying with the sitters.  Through spirit presence cold and heat started to touch the sitters in noticeable ways.  It was quite clear how certain members were being effected by heat to the point that they had to shed outer clothing such as cardigans and the person right next to them would be so cold that they started to shiver.  This was undeniably clever and a point to explore on the part of spirit.  It was then suggested that each member state if they were warm or experiencing a cool spot and it was stated as the circle went round that one was seemingly always opposed to the next sitter.  It was almost as if spirit were purposefully showing how their fluctuations could touch someone at such close proximity.  The personal theme was to be exposed once more that evening as in circle the shadows were seen around one member, spots of darker light in the form of a body standing close or near, the hair on that same person also started to raise.  She felt as if her hands were on an electric charged ball and just as so her hair acted as if she was near a highly charged implement.  The sensations of movement and presence overwhelmed her.  It was at this time another person saw a smiling spirit face.  It was that of Tony Curtis Tony Curtis (born Bernard Schwartz; June 3, 1925 – September 29, 2010) was an American film actor whose career spanned six decades, but had his greatest popularity during the 1950s and early 1960s. He acted in more than 100 films in roles covering a wide range of genres, from light comedy to serious drama. In his later years, Curtis made numerous television appearances.

Another member of the sitting also watching as events unfolded saw Jewish symbolism around the lady.  After asking if any of her relatives were Jewish it was established that no but as you will see after looking into Tony Curtis’s background his ancestry was Jewish.

Having been born to Hunagrian Jwweish parents Tony Curtis had an extremely deep rooted and evocative tie to the faith.  His own imput and help to build the Hungarian Synagogue in Budapest along with his daughter, Jamie Lee Curtis also puts this information into context.

It was due to the fact that Tony Curtis was standing close to the lady member in circle that it was looked into more deeply.  His smiling face was enthusiastic to let on that the member was a fan of his and actually liked his film career very much.  On relaying this piece of information back to the sitter she smiled too and explained that she did in fact like him as an actor and had a series of his films on tape back home.   Tony Curtis was known that to have highlighted many a movie, although his early film roles were partly the result of his good looks, by the later half of the 1950s he became a notable and strong screen presence. He began proving himself to be a “fine dramatic actor,” having the range to act in numerous dramatic and comedy roles. In his earliest parts he acted in a string of films, including swashbucklers, westerns, light comedies, sports films, and a musical. His talent was not just to one genre.  However, by the time he starred in Houdini (1953) with his wife Janet Leigh, “his first clear success,” notes critic David Thomson, his acting had progressed immensely.

His spiritual presence was a humorous and energetic one to circle; his name bouncing came through both Burt Lancaster and Marilyn Monroe whom were mentioned in circle as links and ties.  He won his first serious recognition as a skilled dramatic actor in Sweet Smell of Success (1957) with co-star Burt Lancaster. The following year he was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor in another drama, The Defiant Ones (1958). Curtis then gave what many believe was his best acting, in a completely different role, the comedy Some Like It Hot (1959). Thomson calls it an “outrageous film,” and it was voted the number 1 funniest film in history from a survey done by the American Film Institute. It costarred Jack Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe, and was directed by Billy Wilder. That was followed by Blake Edwards’ comedy Operation Petticoat (1959) with Cary Grant. They were both “frantic comedies,” and displayed “his impeccable comic timing.” He often collaborated with Edwards on later films.

Even though his film work was the arena in which he earned credit and respect, he was also a person who was very diverse.  His most significant serious part came in 1968 when he starred in the true-life drama The Boston Strangler, which some consider his “last major film role.” The part reinforced his reputation as a serious actor with his “chilling portrayal” of serial killer Albert DeSalvo. He gained 30 pounds and had his face “rebuilt” with a false nose to look like the real DeSalvo.

In the sitting whilst the information came in from spirit the items in the room started to shake.  The table and chair to the back of it started to rock and it was on seeing this that other items took on a physical part.  It was how the object in the room; the table was moved by spirit and this held everyone in its bold actions as without any hands near it looked to shunt itself about, such was its trembling that members had to put their palms out over to feel it… whilst this was in progress a Champagne glass was seen by many of the seven mediums to sit atop of the table and on this being shown spirit directed the members to strech out and touch the glass which the sitters did and all could feel a throbbing energy and coldness; this was felt just where the glass was partially seen, it is also a little well known fact that Tony Curtis was a painter as well as an actor and one of his paintings was commonly referred to as the Red Table and this along with the fact that many a glass would have sat on his table in his honour may represent why the activity around the table was so evident.

Tony Curtis, his daughter Jamie- Lee Curtis was by his first wife, actress Janet Leigh.  The fame and celebrations of his life allude to why so much celebration was felt in the circle and the glass could be and is believed a link to Champagne living.

The sitting was visited and heard from another spirit.  This time William, a Monk known to the gathering, dropped in to the session to remark on the belief of people; and the words of the spirit who advised earlier on Prayer.  It was, he said, with beliefs that individuals could move forward and it was not neccessarily the garbe or colour of your clothing which indicated how good of a person one was but more the inside motivation that was acknowledged.  Do not try to say something for its sake, but more for the true intention.  With a parting speech he indicated to the sitting that inrodes would be made in way of spirit indicating thoughts through the presence and atmosphere.  It was then, two political presence stepped into circle.  The first name was of Robert Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, KG, MC, PC (12 June 1897 – 14 January 1977) was a British Conservative politician, who was Prime Minister from 1955 to 1957. He was also Foreign Secretary for three periods between 1935 and 1955, including during the Second World War. He is best known for his outspoken opposition to appeasement in the 1930s, his diplomatic leadership in the 1940s and 1950s, and the failure of his Middle East policy in 1956 that ended his premiership.

The spirit was intensive in their depiction of the name.  Eden’s worldwide reputation as an opponent of appeasement, a “Man of Peace”, and a skilled diplomat was overshadowed in the second year of his premiership when the United States refused to support the Anglo-French military response to the Suez Crisis, which critics across party lines regarded as an historic setback for British foreign policy, signalling the end of British predominance in the Middle East. It may have been as a cause of this that spirit chose this moment to indicate this man of peace.  It was well placed as spirit who talked had just ended by saying that the peace in circle was important.  The two concepts which came up with this spirit, were Suez and Brunai.  All that was made clear were these two names; and the insistance that it was not neccessary to look beyond this, it was with paperwork and the negation of two agreements with these places that this spirit wanted attention to surround.

After researching this parlimentary figure it has become clear both Suez and Brunai were not only places of which Eden had involvement but was Foreign Minister who played urgent actions in the talks and meetings around.

Research has pointed out that most historians argue that Eden made a series of blunders, especially not realizing the depth of opposition to military action by the US. Most historians say that Eden completely dominated the British decision-making process in the Suez crisis. However, Jonathan Pearson argues in Sir Anthony Eden and the Suez Crisis: Reluctant Gamble (2002) that Eden was more reluctant and less bellicose than most historians say.

It is at this point that it was felt Eden wanted to make an appeasement of and put right the misunderstood image of his name.

He is generally ranked among the least successful British Prime Ministers of the 20th century, although two broadly sympathetic biographies (in 1986 and 2003) have helped and gone some way to redressing the balance of opinion. D.R. Thorpe says the Suez Crisis “was a truly tragic end to his premiership, and one that came to assume a disproportionate importance in any assessment of his career.”

Anthony Eden stood compassionate in circle.  It is not with one small act that spirit can build an image of spiritualism.  It is never with one reading or the physical interactions of one that the whole can be felt.  As astounding as physical can be it was believed that the intention of spirit was to demonstrate that it takes more than one brick to build a wall and more than one action of a man to make a reputation.

This theme was not just of politics but more that these figures who played an important position in building Britain did so in a way which made a difference.  Anthony Eden and Duke of Wellington who later came to provide evidence, Both figures were not only as later found out Conservatives (shared a belief) but also achieved a task which helped to build a culture, tradition and heritages.  William Ewart Gladstone FRS FSS was the next spirit to gallently embark in circle.  Gladstone (29 December 1809 – 19 May 1898) was a British Liberal statesman. In a career lasting over sixty years, he served as Prime Minister four separate times (1868–1874, 1880–1885, February–July 1886 and 1892–1894), more than any other person.  Gladstone was also Britain’s oldest Prime Minister, 84 years old when he resigned for the last time. He had also served as Chancellor of the Exchequer four times (1853–1855, 1859–1866, 1873–1874, and 1880–1882). 

Gladstone first entered Parliament in 1832. Beginning as a High Tory, Gladstone served in the Cabinet of Sir Robert Peel. After the split of the Conservatives Gladstone was a Peelite – in 1859 the Peelites merged with the Whigs and the Radicals to form the Liberal Party. As Chancellor Gladstone became committed to low public spending and to electoral reform, earning him the sobriquet “The People’s William”.

The name William flashed up in the circle on its own.  It was to the sense once more of righteousness and a faith in attempting to aim for something that he stepped forward.

Gladstone’s first ministry saw many reforms including Disestablishment of the Church of Ireland and the introduction of secret voting. After his electoral defeat in 1874, Gladstone resigned as leader of the Liberal Party, but from 1876 began a comeback based on opposition to Turkey’s Bulgarian atrocities. Gladstone’s Midlothian Campaign of 1879–1880 was an early example of many modern political campaigning techniques. After the 1880 election, he formed his second ministry, which saw crises in Egypt (culminating in the death of General Gordon in 1885), and in Ireland, where the government passed repressive measures but also improved the legal rights of Irish tenant farmers. The government also passed the Third Reform Act.

Back in office in early 1886, Gladstone proposed Irish Home rule but this was defeated in the House of Commons in July. The resulting split in the Liberal Party helped keep them out of office, with one short break, for twenty years. In 1892 Gladstone formed his last government at the age of 82. This link to Ireland held a theme in spirit as later shown Duke of Wellington was drawn in on this same connection.  The Second Irish Home Rule Bill passed the Commons but was defeated in the Lords in 1893. Gladstone resigned in March 1894, in opposition to increased naval expenditure. He left Parliament in 1895 and died three years later aged 88. 

Gladstone is famous for his oratory, for his rivalry with the Conservative Leader Benjamin Disraeli and his poor relations with Queen Victoria, who once complained, “He always addresses me as if I were a public meeting.”

Gladstone was known affectionately by his supporters as “The People’s William” or the “G.O.M.” (“Grand Old Man”, or, according to Disraeli, “God’s Only Mist”  this may also have been highlighted by his William link in circle.

Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS (1 May 1769 – 14 September 1852), next addressed circle.  He was a British soldier and statesman, a native of Ireland, from the Anglo-Irish Ascendancy, and one of the leading military and political figures of the 19th century. He is often referred to as “the Duke of Wellington”, even after his death, when there have been subsequent Dukes of Wellington.

It was not only his political beliefs but his position as Prime Minister of the country that had him in the same regard as previous visitors.  It was also his Irish ancestory that made an impactable approach to the sitting.  Wellesley was commissioned as an ensign in the British Army in 1787. Serving in Ireland as aide-de-camp to two successive Lords Lieutenant of Ireland he was also elected as a Member of Parliament in the Irish House of Commons. A colonel by 1796, Wellesley saw action in the Netherlands then later in India, where he fought in the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War at the Battle of Seringapatam. He was appointed governor of Seringapatam and Mysorein 1799, and as a newly appointed major-general won a decisive victory over the Maratha Confederacy at the Battle of Assaye in 1803.

Wellesley rose to prominence as a general during the Peninsular campaign of the Napoleonic Wars, and was promoted to the rank of field marshal after leading the allied forces to victory against the French at the Battle of Vitoria in 1813. Following Napoleon’s exile in 1814, he served as the ambassador in France and was granted a dukedom. During the Hundred Days in 1815, he commanded the allied army which, together with a Prussian army under Blücher, defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo.  In the sitting French speaking became a notable aspect as the spirit was ready to vocalise his thoughts and address to the group in French.  Wellesley’s battle record is exemplary, ultimately participating in some 60 battles throughout his military career.

He was twice prime minister under the Tory party and oversaw the passage of the Catholic Relief Act 1829. He was prime minister from 1828–30 and served briefly in 1834. He was unable to prevent the passage of the Reform Act 1832 and continued as one of the leading figures in the House of Lords until his retirement. He remained Commander-in-Chief of the British Army until his death.

Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov CBE, 16 April 1921 – 28 March 2004) came in with his notable love of life.  He was an English actor, writer and dramatist. He was also renowned as a filmmaker, theatre and opera director, stage designer, author, screenwriter, comedian, humourist, newspaper and magazine columnist, radio broadcaster and television presenter. A noted wit and raconteur, he was a fixture on television talk shows and lecture circuits for much of his career. He was also a respected intellectual and diplomat who, in addition to his various academic posts, served as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF and President of the World Federalist Movement.

Once more there is here a definite tangible similarity in the political visitors and this man who achieved much through charitable concerns.

In the circle activity had moved up a notch as with the oncoming of so many spirit the mist started to form and the trumpets on the table attracted attention.  The next event was the miraculous effort of spirit which brought about the manifestation of a finger.  Spirit put a lot of effort into such visual displays.  Around the silver base of the trumpet and only for a fraction of time was evident the bent and skin coloured flesh finger.

As so much was in evidence it is thought that this activity was in conjunction with that of the steps and walking around which could be heard from several spirits, the sounds of hushed talking and sensations of touching and cobwebs could also be reported just before the manifest finger came into sight.  The spirit words which came along told of how just as with healing physical actions needed to be asked for collectively, then when received thanked and then the next one asked for, so this was done and the circle rejoiced as spirits helped to acknowledge what was being seen and sent more in the form of the red light which turned down even though it was on its lowest possible switch and the sound of bangs came from around the room after this.

Ustinov was the winner of numerous awards over his life, including two Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor, Emmy Awards, Golden Globes and BAFTA Awards for acting, a Grammy Award for best recording for children, as well the recipient of governmental honours from, amongst others, the United Kingdom, France and Germany.  Once more France plays a stepping stone in how spirits could relate their information.  Sir Peter Ustinov had ancestory in common with that of Tony Curtis and also had a part in the notority of a united message in that more can be achieved with heart and passion than with just sole ambition.  He displayed a unique cultural versatility that has frequently earned him the accolade of a Renaissance man. Miklós Rózsa, composer of the music for Quo Vadis and of numerous concert works, dedicated his String Quartet No. 1, Op. 22 (1950) to Ustinov.

In 2003, shortly before his death in 2004 DurhamUniversity named its Graduate Society as the Ustinov College in honour of the significant contributions made while serving as Chancellor of the University from 1992 onwards.

In circle it can be drawn to a summasion there are a  few clear and emotive themes. The theme evolves on Anthony Eden and William Gladstone both people who undeniably have been noted for their reputation and how one step had led them to greatness or ill-repute.  These two people both came with a message, in stating that it is not the one defining moment which made them who they were yet it was by this single move that they are most known.  The same can be said in Spirit circles and how it is not the finer point nor the little requests which spirit aid in answering that make the main endever known but the collective effort; this is the cruitial element and how spirit can be defined.

To close spirit also helped to interpret the answer for the first set question.  The answer being that spirit does not always inhabit the figure in which we are used to seeing, more they can move fluidly through light orbs and can transfer messages rather like sonar or radiate intentions.  These actions rather like the minute transfers of messages between other species which exist on Earth can help to offer a transferable mode of communication.

Pics are of William Gladstone, Tony Curtis, Anthony Eden, Duke of Wellington and Peter Ustinov.

Pics are from online encyclopedia.