Power trance and physical sitting.

Attended the Northdown trance and physical circle on the 26th March 2012.  The circle, is in essence, a way for spirit to show their being.  It is important because spiritual communication focued on though this means, provides a physical link, it is by this that members can witness the power of spirit.  Last week, you may be aware, that a member asked for a piece of their clothing to be touched and picked up by spirit; this was done and showed independant thinking.  This week, a member, asked spirit if it was possible to know if spirit just decided on who and what would take place during circle; spirit showed an answer to this by providing an image before circle.  Siegfried Sassoon, 1886-1967, war poet, memory journalist, diarist and intrepid valiant note taker, visited earlier that day and for a matter of only a few moments, but which gave an answer to the question of whether the spirits decide to visit the circle only at the time of its being and then give information; this sighting of Sassoon suggested that in negative of this ideology spirit had advanced planning of the circle and of who was to attend.  Looking into Sassoon, just prior to the circle, threw up the additional shocking revealing news that Sassoon was a soldgier who fought against the war and moreover the realities of war life; it was in his later years that he started to investigate into spiritualism and became a member of the ghost club which was founded in 1862, thought to be one of the oldest clubs to investigate into psychical research, it has roots in Cambridge university where members looked into and debated spiritualis m.   In 2012 this club will be celebrating it’s 150th year; and intriguingly this was a club frequented by Peter Kushing, Charles Dickens both of whom have visited the circle before.

The news shown by spirit shows cognitive thought on their behalf; spirit choose who would be and are linked in part and therefore will combine and unite in their evidence for sitting.  In this circle, which will follow, it is evident that there is a shared theme from spirit in that of railways, trains, ships invention and Broadstairs (a town in England, this is near the seaside, the county of Kent and is also known as the Garden of England).

 The members all gathered, the room prepared with curtains drawn, the light switched off with only a red light to light the room.  The objects were the table with the two spirit cones, the ball and the Abacus in the corner.  On this occasion a toy car was also added.  With two new members, the circle sat, the room checked and locked the sitting began.  The member who begins with the drum started to sound out his opening and the words were said; following this the trance took place.  It was quiet, members dropped into trance, however momentarily the physical began…

It was icy cold.  The mist started to whirl and seconds later the first spirit started to talk.  It was words of calm, embracing the deeper aspects of life which can sometimes distress, for it is all a learning, the spirit said, and only when you view things from that level can you understand that all is necessary.  Please, consider the position that spirit take and the standing of them side by the circle.  He said, with empathy that there would be spiritual aid and then a few moments after he left a loud bang sounded from just outside the circle.

The members asked what it was; to this, another spirit responded with spirits were walking around the circle and making their position known. 

The light was jumping.  Washes of light getting higher and lower.  The actual box with the red light should have remained the same, without anyone sitting near the lever at the back; but it would not remain so, it kept going up then down.  The room, also felt heavy, as if a lot of people were coming in.  Spirit names started to float through. 

First, an image was seen of a man, a kind face with the name Willberforce next to him.  As it was an older name, the member, remarked that this was strange.  However once again, spirit connected as a new member, had just come from her circle set up in Denmark and it was there that one spirit had spoken in trance before.  Wilberforce.  The member who was new, said yes, it was Wilberforce and with the name of William Wilberforce, who matched the appearance that spoke in circle.  He was a prominant individual who had abolished the slave trade.  William Wilberforce (24 August 1759 – 29 July 1833) was a British politician, philanthropist, and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade.  He headed the parliamentary campaign against the British slave trade for twenty-six years until the passage of the Slave Trade Act 1807.

The spirit showed himself in circle.  An exact match for the picture above.  With the hair around his face, his features calm, he showed his name and cause.  Wilberforce was convinced of the importance of religion, morality and education. He championed causes and campaigns such as the Society for suppression of Vice, British missionary work in India, the creation of a free colony in Sierra Lione, the foundation of religion, and the Society for the Prevention of cruelty for animals; the circle is also a patron for a number of animal charities.  His underlying conservatism led him to support politically and socially repressive legislation, and resulted in criticism that he was ignoring injustices at home while campaigning for the enslaved abroad.

There is a number of reasons for his presence at the circle, primarily because the new member had experience of his talking in circle, but also because he shared a passion for animals and love of progression just as the circle does.  In later years, Wilberforce supported the campaign for the complete abolition of slavery, and continued his involvement after 1826, when he resigned from Parliament because of his failing health. That campaign led to the Slave Abolition Act of 183 3, which abolished slavery in most of the British Empire; Wilberforce died just three days after hearing that the passage of the Act through Parliament was assured. He was buried in Westminster Abbey, close to his friend William Pitt.


A number of trains were seen.  The circle seemed to flit back to the Victorian era.  There was a shilouette of Queen Victoria, her outline, and the word Regina.  The circle seemed encased in Victoriana, members could see the imagery in the room shape.  Following research into the Regina part, it means from Latin the word Queen and also comes from a stem in Itallian.   

This was to herald the start to a new period in circle.  It seemed as if the date was important, two men were seen.  These were gentlemen who wore glasses and were significant to politics.  There were so many levels of papers and documents.  Also a connection to train network.  The words, Crampton were given, also a bridge and the word King, however it was not until a little later that the man was seen who gave the name and connection Isambard Kingdom Brunel. 

Isambard Kingdom Brunel 1806 –  1859:

Isambard Kingdom Brunel, FRS (9 April 1806 – 15 September 1859), was an English civil engineer who built bridges and dockyards including the construction of the first major British railway, the Great Western Railway; a series of steamships, including the first propeller-driven transatlantic steamship; and numerous important bridges and tunnels. His designs revolutionised public transport and modern engineering.

Brunel astonished Britain by proposing to extend the Great Western Railway westward to North America by building steam-powered iron-hulled ships. He designed and built three ships that revolutionized naval engineering.

Brunel, his spirit, in circle was not just a link to the trains which he wanted to talk of, but also a link to what would occur later.  Transport and travel was on the brink of flourishing in the Victorian era, and it seemed that spirits were intent on showing this.

The imagery were of new transport, the trains were there.  Next, the wall looked a canvas, the places and the names of innovation and Telford coming up.  Brunel is an intriguing person, In 2002, Brunel was placed second in a BBC public poll to determine the “100 Greatest Britons”. In 2006, the bicentenary of his birth, a major programme of events celebrated his life and work under the name Brunel 2000.

Brunel is perhaps best remembered for designing the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol. Spanning over 700 ft (210 m), and nominally 200 ft (61 m) above the River Avon, it had the longest span of any bridge in the world at the time of construction. Brunel submitted four designs to a committee headed by Thomas Telford, but Telford rejected all entries, proposing his own design instead. Vociferous opposition from the public forced the organizing committee to hold a new competition, which was won by Brunel.  Afterwards, Brunel wrote to his brother-in-law, the politician Benjamin Hawes: “Of all the wonderful feats I have performed, since I have been in this part of the world, I think yesterday I performed the most wonderful. I produced unanimity among 15 men who were all quarrelling about that most ticklish subject— taste”.  Telford, as you will be able to see, was not as originally thought a place name but the name of a person.  It is believed Brunel visited and showed this to highlight the fact that his part played a major role in Britain’s identity.

Work on the Clifton bridge started in 1831, but was suspended due to the Queen Square riots caused by the arrival of Sir Charles Wetherell in Clifton. The riots drove away investors, leaving no money for the project, and construction ceased. Brunel did not live to see the bridge finished, although his colleagues and admirers at the Institution of Civil Engineers felt it would be a fitting memorial, and started to raise new funds and to amend the design. Work recommenced in 1862 and was completed in 1864, five years after Brunel’s death. The Clifton Suspension Bridge still stands, and over 4 million vehicles traverse it every year.

Royal Albert Bridge spanning the river Tamar, this is at Saltlash near Plymouth, Somerset Bridge (a rare timber-laminated bridge nearBridgewater), theWindsor RailwayBridge, and the Maiden head railway Bridge near over the Thames in Berkshire.  Now, not only does the Royal connection, link with Queen Victoria as she was shown and this was occuring during her reign but also the Name Albert was seen and said in circle and this was shown in the name of the bridge.

Important work was being done through circle that evening.  Names, information pertaining to railways, but ships also came up.  Transatlantic shipping was important for the inventor.  He gave his aid volentarily to the Great Western shipping company. In 1835 and he tried to invent ships that were at the cutting brink.  In 1852 he turned to a ship, larger than her predecessors, intended to voyage to India and Australia.  The Great Eastern.  This is not only remarkable, but as you will see later, Crampton, a man from Broadstairs where the circle is based, hundreds of years earlier also took on from Brunel.  Remarkable and astonishing he too, tried to set telegraph, cables and develop networks that would link England to France.

Great Eastern was built at John Scott Russell’s Napier Yard in London, and after two trial trips in 1859, set forth on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York on 17 June 1860. Though a failure at her original purpose of passenger travel, she eventually found a role as an oceanic telegraph cable-layer. Under Captain Sir James Anderson, the Great Eastern played a significant role in laying the first lasting transatlantic telegraph cable, which enabled telecommunication between Europe and North America

During 1854 Britain entered into the Crimean War, and an old Turkish barracks became the British Army Hospital in Scutari. Injured men contracted a variety of illnesses—including cholera, dysentery, typhoid and malaria—due to poor conditions there, and Florence Nightingale sent a plea to The Times for the government to produce a solution.

Brunel was working on the Great Eastern amongst other projects, but accepted the task in February 1855 of designing and building the War Office requirement of a temporary, pre-fabricated hospital that could be shipped to Crimea and erected there. In 5 months the team he had assembled designed, built, and shipped pre-fabricated wood and canvas buildings, providing them complete with advice on transportation and positioning of the facilities. Brunel had been working Gloucester Docks-based William Eassrie on the launching stage for the Great Eastern, a man who had designed and built wooden prefabricated huts used in both the Australian gold rush, as well as by the British and French Armies in the Crimea. Using wood supplied by timber importers Price & Co., Eassrie fabricated 18 of the two-50 patient wards designed by Brunel, shipped directly via 16 ships from Gloucester Docks to the Dardanelles. The Renkioi Hospital was subsequently erected near Scutari Hospital, where Nightingale was based, in the malaria-free area of Renkioi.

His designs incorporated the necessities of hygiene: access to sanitation, ventilation, drainage, and even rudimentary temperature controls. They were feted as a great success, with some sources stating that of the approximately 1,300 patients treated in the hospital, there were only 50 deaths.  In the Scutari hospital it replaced, deaths were said to be as many as 10 times this number. Nightingale referred to them as “those magnificent huts”. The practice of building hospitals from pre-fabricated modules survives today, with hospitals such as the Bristol Royal Infirmary being created in this manner.

It was at this point, a member in circle, felt the presence.  Clairscentience also takes place, physical circle, is able to help promote a showing of senses experienced.  Whilst spirit were showing, one sitter felt odd, a lump in her throat..  Other sitters could also see a thick mist form in front of them.  It was In 1843, while performing a conjuring trick for the amusement of his children, Brunel accidentally inhaled a half-sovereign coin, which became lodged in his windpipe. A special pair of forceps failed to remove it, as did a machine devised by Brunel to shake it loose. At the suggestion of his father, Brunel was strapped to a board and turned upside-down, and the coin was jerked free. He recuperated at Teignmouth, and enjoyed the area so much that he purchased an estate at Watcombe in Torquay, Devon. Here he designed Brunel Manor and its gardens to be his retirement home. He never saw the house or gardens finished, as he died before it was completed.  The lump in the sitter’s throat, was a showing of this event.

As shown, spirit can show themselves, and event in circle.  Next, another member opened his mouth and spirit voice flowed.  Thanking and congratulaing circle.  He said that good things were going to occur.  He welcomed the two new members.  Then, proceeded to say that things would happen.  Two names then came, that of Edward and Marina.  Now, it is not always clear why these things come.  However a putting in of the two names together showed the royal theme Prince George, Duke of Kent (George Edward Alexander Edmund; 20 December 1902 – 25 August 1942) was a member of the British Royal Family, the fourth son and fifth child of George V and Mary of Teck, and younger brother of Edward VIII and George VI.  He held the title of Duke of Kent from 1934 until his death in 1942.  Now, unbelievably he also went to school in Broadstairs.

Direct voice, this was exhibeted by a spirit voice sounding from a corner of the room.  Deep and accented the spirit gave names.  This spirit also helped to confirm the link Prince George was in the Royal linear. 

Prince George is the uncle of our present Queen of England.

On 12 October 1934, in anticipation of his forthcoming marriage to his second cousin Princess Marina of Greeceand Denmark he was created Duke of Kent, Earl of St Andrews and Baron Downpatrick. The couple married on 29 November 1934 at Westminster Abbey. The bride was a daughter of Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmarkand a great-niece of  Queen Alexandra.  It was the last marriage to date between a son of a British Sovereign and a member of a foreign Royal House. Princess Elizabeth (later Elizabeth II),  our current Queen who is actually celebrating her diamond jublilee now and daughter of King George VI, married Prince Philip ofGreece in November 1947.  This was the last marriage between the British and other Royal families.

Princess Marina became known as HRH The Duchess of Kent following the marriage. She and her husband had three children:

Prince Edward of kent, born, born 9 October 1935;

Princess Alexandra of Kent, born 25 December 1936;

Prince Michael ofKent, born 4 July 1942

 As mentioned, another link is that one of the members also came from running circles in Denmark.  Princess Marina was also of Denmark.

As will be seen later, an Engineer who was important in transportation, he went to school in Broadstairs just as Prince George who went to St. Peter’s Court Preparatory School atBroadstairs, Kent.  This was an astonishing link.

In The Lost Prince, Prince George in 2003 he was portrayed as sensitive, intelligent, artistic and sympathetic to his brother’s plight, his brother was suffering with epilepsy.  Upstairs, Downstairs a program on televison, played by Blake Ritson, the Prince is reflected in the 1936 mini series during the short reign of his brother Edward viii as he is upset and troubled, and in 2010 he is seen as refusing to pass a letter to the Fuhrer before the meeting in 19 38 in Germany.  The prince is shown in many lights but in circle he was gentle and showed his family link.

It is important to state, that evidence of spirit was rife, reflected in circle.  The light was only confirming presence.  Crampton was given following this.  The name of one Crampton; this man associated himself with social progress.  Following looking into it in 1860 Broadstairs stage coach, railways benefited from his design, he was a designer of railways and locomotives, but also chiefly gas, water works submarine and telegraph cable placement was his field.  He was the first to lay the effective telegraph cable under the English channel electric tramways and road industry were all given his input.  There are numerous links between this individual and that of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, so many that it is impossible to note here, however it is no shock they came together in spirit.  Both fitting to follow each other in dates, love of transpor and engeneering.  They gave the nation heritage.  Something special and they showed it.

Born to John and Mary Crampton of Prospect Cottage (in what is now Dickens Walk), Broadstairs, on 6 August 1816, Crampton was the son of a plumber and architect. He was educated privately. Crampton married Louisa Martha Hall, who was a singer and a friend of Jenny Lind, on 25 February 1841. They had 8 children, six boys and two girls. The eldest girl, Ada Sarah, died aged 4 on 16 February 1857. and Crampton gifted a stained glass window in St. Peter’s church, Broadstairs in her memory. Their youngest daughter, Louisa, was to marry Sir Horace Rumbold, the Ambassador to the Netherlands.

Crampton donated the bridge to Broadstairs.  It is Known as Louisa Gap bridge, Crampton was elected Vice-President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in 1883.  He also showed the stained glass in Circle.

The image was given, validated by evidence.

May I finish this account with an expression of sincere admiration.  These individuals not only all gave something, through designs, through expression and adding something to the community but gave desire.  Spirit showed, that through their valiance, their time and experience they built society.  Brunel, Crampton and the Prince showed what they believed in.  Wilberforce helped to build society reform and views in the Victorian era.

Thank you, spirits.

Pics are of the Crampton train design, the Crampton mueseum here in Broadstairs, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Brunel’s Royal Albert bridge, and William Wilberforce.

Pics are taken from online encyclopeadia.