Revealing spirits:

Attended the Northdown trance and physical circle on the 23rd July 2012.  It is and must be stated that attending and finding out evidence on spirit which is shown and provided by them is both an experience which is representative and breath-taking.

It became evident that as sitters took their seats and the circle commenced; spirit were readily active and waiting to take a step in.  The temperature was cool; but it was the taps and booms which sounded as if someone was pounding at the walls which took everyone’s attention.  There was signs that spirit were coming through, materialisation was in its early stage as mist which was everywhere in the room.

With only two minutes of being present, spirit stepped in and voice began to fill the room.  It was an energetic and male voice, his words began with greeting to the circle.  Then, within a short amount of talking he addressed individual members.  Giving spirit links, he then talked of one spirit whose friendship to the sitters was prominent and with two of the members acknowledging her, the spirit gave his thanks and left.  The circle was greeted by a line, a number of entities.  One shot, a picturesque female came Grace Patricia Kelly (November 12, 1929 – September 14, 1982) was an American actress who, in April of 1956, married Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, to become Princess consort of Monaco, styled as Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco, and commonly referred to as Princess Grace

It looked as if she favoured one corner of the circle.  Her hair was tight in a bun.  Her face calm but full of happiness.  After embarking on an acting career in 1950, at the age of 20, Grace Kelly appeared in New York City theatrical productions as well as in more than forty episodes of live drama productions broadcast during the early 1950s Golden Age of Television. It was this, Golden age of film, which was to be a theme instigated by spirit for the evening.  The spirit were keen to build on the first signs.  Orbs of light were moving in and around certain people.  In October 1953, with the release of Mogambo, she became a movie star, a status confirmed in 1954 with a Golden Globe Award and Academy Award nomination as well as leading roles in five films, including The Country Girl, in which she gave a deglamorized, Academy Award-winning performance. She retired from acting at 26 which was also the age of passing of one Jean Harlow; a film star who stood out beside the area where energy was forming.   Grace Kelly entered upon her duties in Monaco at the same age as when Ms Harlow left to spirit.  Grace and Prince Rainier had three children: Caroline, Albert, and Stephanie.  She also retained her American roots, maintaining dual stardom in US and Monégasque citizenships.

It was with the onset of suffering a stroke on September 14, 1982, a symptom of which one of the direct spirits spoke, this was when she lost control of her automobile and crashed. Her daughter, Princess Stéphanie, was in the car with her, and survived the accident.

In June 1999, the American Film Institute ranked her No.13 in their list of top female stars of American cinema.

Albert, the name and more the positions of Queen Victoria along side with her husband.  It was this which gave the beginning of a symptom of stomach cramps experienced by a medium.  After research it is thought the one and vivid indication of this illness was due to the Prince who was seriously ill with stomach cramps in August 1859. Next, a horse was seen and as it lifted up the fear was shown in the feelings around this.  During a trip to Coburg in the autumn of 1860, Albert was driving alone in a carriage drawn by four horses that suddenly bolted. As the horses continued to gallop toward a stationary wagon waiting at a railway crossing, Albert jumped for his life from the carriage. One of the horses was killed in the collision, and Albert was badly shaken, though his only physical injuries were cuts and bruises. He told his brother and eldest daughter that he sensed his time had come.

It is this pain in the same anatomical area that brought about a link once more to Prince Albert.  It was also found out after the circle that: In 1861,Victoria’s mother and Albert’s aunt, the Duchess of Kent, died and Victoria was grief-stricken; Albert took on most of the Queen’s duties, despite being ill himself with chronic stomach trouble. The last public event he presided over was the opening of the Royal Horticultural Gardens on 5 June 1861.

The indication was made by spirit that more people had come into the room; it was then that other male figures could be seen walking forward.  Amongst which one showed a name of Pedro.  Research has shown: By November, Victoria and Albert had returned to Windsor, and the Prince of Wales had returned to Cambridge, where he was a student. Two of Albert’s cousins, King Pedro V and Prince Ferdinand of Portugal, died of typhoid fever.

The circle was dotted with more and more evidence.  Illnesses were pointed to, referenced and talked of by spirit.  When the Trent Affair—the forcible removal of Confederate envoys from a British ship by Union forces during the American Civil War—threatened war between the United States and Britain, Albert was gravely ill, but intervened to soften the British diplomatic response. On 9 December, one of Albert’s doctors, William Jenner, diagnosed typhoid fever. Congestion of the lungs supervened, and Albert died at 10:50 p.m. on 14 December 1861 in the Blue Room at Windsor Castle, in the presence of the Queen and five of their nine children. The contemporary diagnosis was typhoid fever, but modern writers have pointed out that Albert was ill for at least two years before his death, which may indicate that a chronic disease, such as Crohn’s disease, renal failure, or cancer, was the cause of death.

The Queen of England’s grief was overwhelming, and the tepid feelings the public had felt previously for Albert were replaced by sympathy. Victoria she wore black in mourning for the rest of her long life, and Albert’s rooms in all his houses were kept as they had been, even with hot water brought in the morning, and linen and towels changed daily. Such practices were not uncommon in the houses of the very rich life and her seclusion eroded some of Albert’s work in attempting to re-model the monarchy as a national institution setting a moral, if not political, example. Albert is credited with introducing the principle that the British Royal Family should remain above politics. Before his marriage toVictoria, she supported the Whigs; for example, early in her reign Victoria managed to thwart the formation of a Tory government by Sir Robert Peel by refusing to accept substitutions which Peel wanted to make among her ladies-in-waiting.

The George name came in to circle.  Albert’s body was temporarily entombed inSt. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. The mausoleum at Frogmore, in which his remains were deposited a year after his death, was not fully completed until 1871.

It was around this topic that members felt compelled to speak, many sitters began referring to the bodies which had been mummified or kept safe; The sarcophagus, in which both he and the Queen were eventually laid, was carved from the largest block of granite that had ever been quarried in Britain. Despite Albert’s request that no effigies of him should be raised, many public monuments were erected all over the country, and across the British Empire. The most notable are the Royal Albert Hall and the Albert Memorial in London. The plethora of memorials erected to Albert became so great that as Charles Dickens who was shown and talked of in circle; Charles Dickens told a friend that he sought an “inaccessible cave” to escape from them.

All manner of objects are named after Prince Albert, from Lake Albert in Africa to the city of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, to the Albert Medal presented by the Royal Society of Arts. Four regiments of the British Army were named after him: 11th (Prince Albert’s Own) Hussars; Prince Albert’s Light Infantry; Prince Albert’s Own Leicestershire Regiment of Yeomanry Cavalry, and The Prince Consort’s Own Rifle Brigade. He and Queen Victoria showed a keen interest in the establishment and development of Aldershot in Hampshire as a garrison town in the 1850s. They had a wooden Royal Pavilion built there in which they would often stay when attending reviews of the army. Albert established and endowed the Prince Consort’s Library at,Aldershot, which still exists today.


The Circle was held in anticipation.  The lights in the room were used by spirit as a means to communicate.  It was as the spirit could partake in direct reference that the red light also started to move up.  The light framed switching and fully formed impressions of hands.  The next spirit to talk was clear on his aim to address love.  He stated that it was when someone was true in their experience of this feeling that it would not be notable as that was what adoration of something was; indictable.  Love felt on both sides, kept a grounding of who and what personality was.  It was not that much removed from the level where known ones resided.  As spirit spoke a number of lights were seen around the head area of the speaker.  It was as he was surmising that Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (4 March 1678 – 28 July 1741), nicknamed il Prete Rosso (“The Red Priest”) because of his red hair, came to the forefront.  He was an Italian Baroque composer, priest, and virtuoso violinist, born in Venice.  The word Baroque was shown by lettering, then a feast laid on with people who wore the fashion of the age.  Recognized as one of the greatest Baroque composers, his influence during his lifetime was widespread over Europe. Vivaldi is known mainly for composing instrumental concertos, especially for the violin, as well as sacred choral works and over 40 operas. His best known work is a series of violin concertos known as The Four Seasons.

Many of his compositions were written for the female music ensemble of the Ospedale della Pietà, a home for abandoned children where Vivaldi worked from 1703 to 1715 and from 1723 to 1740. Vivaldi also had some success with stagings of his operas in Venice,  Mantua and Vienna. After meeting the Emperor Charles VI, Vivaldi moved to Vienna hoping for preferment. The Emperor died soon after Vivaldi’s arrival, and the composer died a pauper, without a steady source of income.

Though Vivaldi’s music was well received during his lifetime, it later declined in popularity until its vigorous revival in the first half of the 20th century. Today, Vivaldi ranks among the most popular and widely recorded Baroque composers.  It is believed that he wanted to come and indicate his presence because of the date and the proximity of the close date of 28th.

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi was born in Venice, the capital of the Republic of Venice in 1678. He was baptized immediately after his birth at his home by the midwife, which led to the belief that his life was somehow in danger. Though not known for certain, the immediate baptism was most likely due either to his poor health or to an earthquake that shook the city that day. In the trauma of the earthquake, Vivaldi’s mother may have dedicated him to the priesthood.

Vivaldi’s official church baptism did not take place until two months later.

Vivaldi’s parents were Giovanni Battista Vivaldi and Camilla Calicchio, as recorded in the register of San Giovanni in Bragora. Vivaldi had five siblings: Margarita Gabriela, Cecilia Maria, Bonaventura Tomaso, Zanetta Anna, and Francesco Gaetano. Giovanni Battista, a barber before becoming a professional violinist, taught Antonio to play the violin, and then toured Venice playing the violin with his young son. He probably taught him at an early age, judging by Vivaldi’s extensive musical knowledge at the age of 24 when he started working at the Ospedale della Pietà. Giovanni Battista was one of the founders of the Sovvegno dei musicisti di Santa Cecilia, an association of musicians.

The president of the Sovvegno was Giovanni Legrenzi, a composer of the early Baroque and maestro di cappella at St. Mark’s Basilica. It is possible that Legrenzi gave the young Antonio his first lessons in composition. The Luxembourg scholar Walter Kolneder has discerned in the early liturgical work Laetatus sum (RV Anh 31, written in 1691 at the age of 13) the influence of Legrenzi’s style. Vivaldi’s father may have been a composer himself: in 1689, an opera titled La Fedeltà sfortunata was composed by a Giovanni Battista Rossi, and this was the name under which Vivaldi’s father had joined the Sovvegno di Santa Cecilia: “Rosso” is Italian for “Red”, and would have referred to the colour of his hair, a family trait.

Vivaldi was only 25 when he started working at a well known and established orphanage.  For the next 30 years, he worked there, as with the limited number of other similar institutions their purpose was to help shelter and protect children who had been abandoned and would house them until their early adulthood.   

After Vivaldi was included in the shelters; their fame rose and along with this he composed 60 playable masterpieces which would allow for solo, double and Choirs.  In 1704 the school gave Vivaldi the task of Violin instructor, along and whilst taking this on he also dedicated and wrote music for every feast and celebration; all held at the home for young ones.

Despite Vivaldi’s exceptional notoriety now, back when he was on this side, his only payment in financial terms was two sequins a month.  This would amount to his payment for composing and putting into practice his theoretical and practical knowledge.

Animals were seen so often in circle.  With known pets coming in to say hello and more animals giving off smells and scents in the room.  The spirit pets were welcome.  It was then that Native American male energies came in.  Red Feather and gentlemen who talked around the remembrance of animal counterparts and how they were worshiped. Rembrandt; 15th July 1606 – 4th October1669); he was a painter and etcher of Dutch origination.  Whether it was this nature spirit were showing and providing physical connections to or because of his birthday which was found out after circle to be so near, he kept a steady and valid presence in the sitting.  Not only did he contribute to the world of Art, but he also made his materials.  Having made an impression to the Golden Age of Art, he was a man who was insightful.  Once as did Grace Kelly contribute to the Golden age of film, this man was profound as he helped to build the art scene.

He as Vivaldi did, taught to new generations.  Rembrandt helped to show the Dutch painters his technique and mental processes.

His portrait styles were of the sincere and heart felt kind.  His sketches and drawings of humanity, of the Jewish population in Amsterdam were thought of as open and from the soul… His notable sense for the human condition and his artistry has earned him the name of “one of the great prophets of civilization.”

Roger of Hovedan/Hoveden; (Howden) this is one man, a person who wrote and put down charts of history during the period from a 1174 – 1201.  He came in with his full name.  Not cerfice to barely touch the surfaces of validation, spirit then went on to reference and talk of this man; who with the same surname of the friend of one of the sitters was to embark on a developed part of the events that evening which were about to provide some captivatation.   He dedicated and styled a volumn that not only writes on political and religious affairs, of which he should not have typically had information and also denotes miracle life events which have circulated debate about if or could he have been a Clark or priest.  From Hoveden’s name and internal works it is believed he is a native of Howden which is a town in Yorkshire, England.  He was then in attendance upon Henry II, but not any record can be found for or about him pre 1174.   In 1175 he was the middle and central person in relations with creeds and faith, a division by which both Rembrandt and another musician spirit were keen pioneers in building.  One M Kempe or Margery Kempe was also mentioned; spirit wanted to relay her name.  It was not known, but later found out that this Margerey was so kindred in spirit to that of Roger Howden, as they both wrote history clad documents during the same century.

The work which one of the spirits present during the circle brought, referenced and articled was and did aid in information on the Crusade and Richard amongst whom was a well known King in England.  The reference he makes to Sir Thomas Beckett and his letters are kept in manuscript at the British Institute.  Museums not merely keeping a copy but also having put out a version. 

Oliver Cromwell, another name mentioned in circle, his first name bright and indicated.  It was Oliver Cromwell who can be linked to Roger Howden due to his references of Hammersmiths (the town he made an account of during an early Winter) it was after this Oliver Cromwell moved his headquarters from Ipswich to Hammersmiths.  Oliver Cromwell from 1599 was the start of military and political figure of the Country.  He was a Memper of Parliament; he also served in the English Civil War on the part of the ROundheads and was to give away a slice of spiritual awareness.  As his spirit with form was seen; it was also on this side of the circle that Ironside came up as a name.  It was not known why.  It can now be written Oliver Cromwell also had the nickname of “Old ironsides”…

Sir Oliver Lodge (FRS 12 June 1851 – August 1940) was a British Physicist involved in the patterns of wireless Telegraphy.  His name came into circle, through another Spirit Maurice Barbanell one who was a founder of experimentation.  His spirit looked straight in and talked of Oliver.  It is thought that after finding reference that in life Maurice was friends with Sir Oliver Lodge.  In 1898 he was awarded the “syntonic” patent for turning by the United States Patent Office and gave lectures on Science.  His work in the undertaking of explanations into lengths and mathematics, they earned him publication; thesis which is and are widely known.  It was though in 1880 that Sir Oliver became a member of the ghost club.  In 1901 -1903 he started the Society For Psychical Research but it was in 1915 due to the loss of his son in the World War 1 that his writing started to evaluate and divulges his accounts on Mediums and spirit events.  None of this information was more valid and poignant than when its relevance was researched.

Two more spirits were to come to speak.  Amongst which was one Richard Beckinsale who wanted to point to two words; one being poems and two daughters.  It was when this was shown, made a feature of that it was searched into and stated that Samantha Beckinsale, his actress daughter’s birthday was on the same day as the circle was held; his other daughter which makes two has a birthday only a few days from now.

Picasso but only his feature was seen, his words were all about Rembrandt.  Now it can be stated why: The print of Picasso’s painting which is written about in the passage below is directly stylised on Rembrandt.  This print is directly based on Rembrandt’s engraving Jupiter and Antiope, 1659. In Greek mythology, Antiope was a daughter of Nycteus, King of Thebes. Zeus (known as Jupiter in Roman mythology) was attracted by her beauty and came to her in the guise of a satyr (a half-human creature with the horns, legs and hooves of a goat, known as a faun in Roman mythology), after which she conceived twins, Amphion and Zethus. Forced to abandon her children and flee Thebes, she was later brought back to be enslaved by her evil step-mother Dirce. Upon reaching maturity her sons, who had been secretly brought up by shepherds, exacted a terrible revenge upon Nycteus and particularly Dirce, who was tied to the horns of a wild bull.

Many commentators have remarked on the influence that Picasso’s life and circumstances had on his work. Faun Revealing a Sleeping Woman was made as Picasso’s relationship with his lover and muse of ten years Marie-Thérèse Walther was petering out, affection for her having replaced passion. Here the faun – who may be a cipher for Picasso – gently uncovers the sleeping Antiope.

The spirit to talk was then to say that the relationship in between the people and spirit should not be enforced.  It was with not a halting to the events that would carry out the most prolific and publically seen incidents.  This was to be shown.  The date of the birthday, spirit wanted to put out the reasoning and evaluation that they must maintain, and the pairing of information as the spirit to come through was one who also shared this day.  The 15th July 1858 British political activist and Emmeline (Emily) Goulden and is more publicly known as Emily Pankhurst.  She was striking in not only bringing about voting rights for female citizens but also as a fighter for equality.  Her likeness to that of Rembrandt, who you would never think, but is vast.  The two do not just share a birthday, albeit years apart, they also developed and were instrumental in trying to bring on note and awareness for the human conditions.

It was as the sat mediums started to close down the evening’s work that internally a sound burst out from the corner of the room.  It was an easily detectable one but it could only be put into context when the little brown dog in spirit from which it came was seen by almost all of the mediums.

Having made an intriguing add to the circle, the spirit withdrew, the closing began and when the lights were switched on, more attention was needed as the bag of the drum of one of the sitters had been taken and folded around one The physical to take form that evening was:

– The chairs shook so solidly from side to side (one vibrated as though the ground was moving/shook from underneath)

– The lights were moving up with spirit connections; so the room would consequently be in total shade or light.

– Senses of touching came in fragments, so much so that one person felt her hair raising

– A cracking sound was heard all around the inside of sitters positions and around sitters

– A drum kit bag 

– A sound of a dog blowing air out as in a sneeze 

 Lord Dowding, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Sir Oliver Lodge were also found to be contempories and friends.  Names which have all been shown by spirit.

The pics are of Grace Kelly, Prince Albert also of the same name to that of the husband of Grace Kelly, and the Itallian composer of composer.

Pics are taken from online encyclopedia.

The Northdown trance and physical circle has been moved to a new day of Thursday and thereon the blog account of events can now be found on site on Fridays.