Spirit in action: trance and physical circle.

Attended the Northdown trance and physical sitting on the 16th July 2012.  This was opened with the checking of the objects and the lowering of the only light in the circle which was that of the red box.  It was with this being done the circle sat.  The starting words were read out and the session commenced. 

Prior to the sitting a question had been asked of spirit.  It was with an aim and a direct physical asked for; if spirit could manipulate the light in the circle and/or perform a physical that all could see.

The circle was at first calm, with only the lowering of the mediums down into trance.  The atmosphere was clear, without the cloudy mist which spirit can manifest, and all people’s forms could be seen sat round on the chairs. 

It was then that the spirit in the room were asked if they could participate.  Two minutes later and cold energies came into the room.  Mediums could sense parts of their bodies being touched.  The cold was straight on the skin and of such an extent that it felt as if a chilling blast of air had been blown on to the arms.  Some of the mediums also stated they felt temperature drops around the feet areas and behind their backs.  The darkness in the room did not go up or down; but it was noticed that around the crystal ball there was a shaft of light like a beam which came out in a red hue.  This was a small line which with a deep color; it shone out towards one of the sitters.  Having noticed it, this was mentioned aloud in circle and consequently stirring came from one side of the room.  The medium sat in the chair also shone white as if a mist or cloud of light was coming out of him in an otherwise dark room.  The words to come next from him were with a deeper resonance and the accent and tone of William; Spirit monk who was known to circle.  It was, he stated to Healing, he willed his speech to go.  He stated that healing was an exceptional state of link between the body and spirit.  Although it was to be kept in mind that it was not always easiest when given from closest people to that of the person who was in need of healing.  It was partly because of the emotional tie; and the fact that one can not detach from that state, it was necessary when giving healing to relax and enter as much as one can the being of as alike to Monastic.  (In essence one is embraced by spirit) and you should always gain this sense of spirit proximity.  Love from that side was felt and it combined with a thanking to the Higher spirit for any help which would enhance the healing.  The words were entered in to the sitting with compassion.  The quiet then was encroached upon by two things; one the muted sound of thudding or what could only be written as kicking in an unoccupied corner of the room; and then a light vibration in one chair was felt.  It was the person sitting in that chair who opened their mouth and from which spirit spoke next, succinctly yet passionately regarding colour and the yellow which was present in that person’s dress that evening, he said that it was to bright happy colours that spirit could feel drawn; and even further spirits had joined to talk and view what was commencing in activities in the room; he said that with laughter and effort from the members a vast array of spirits were waiting and lining up to show the part that they were going to take in the circle that evening.  On stating this, the members were witness to the colours joining the room in the shape of orbs : these are tiny disks of physically unexplainable colours.  In the room blue lights were progressively taking momentum and words from spirit started to appear.  The first spirit to come into proceeding, his nature and career came into the sitting through a film like reel of vision and images.  Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier,OM (22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an English actor, director, and producer. One of the most famous and revered actors of the 20th century, he was the youngest actor to be knighted and the first to be elevated to the peerage. He married three times, to actresses Jill Esmond, Vivien Leigh, and Joan Plowright. Actor Spencer Tracy said that Olivier was ‘the greatest actor in the English-speaking world’.

It was with the sitters effected by the tight constricted sense in their throats that the next physical took form.  With it being only a few days after the passing of this person, and with this information not known, the spirit of the gentleman was eager to come into the room but at first only with the link of names.  Vivien Leigh, the graceful picture of her was seen by one of the mediums, then in the background a flash of Elizabeth Taylor.  It was not known, as the person was still coming through, darting pivotal pieces of information out.  An Elephant was also clearly seen in circle.  It was only later established that Vivien Leigh was in fact a former marital partner of Sir Laurence Olivier and it was on the beginning filming of Elephant Walk; hence the elephant (notable in circle around seeing these two famous actresses) that Vivien Leigh was to feel ill and that Elizabeth Taylor was to be asked to take on her role.

Olivier played a wide variety of roles on stage and screen from Greek tragedy, Shakespeare and Restoration comedy to modern American and British drama. He was the first artistic director of the National Theatre of Great Britain and its main stage is named in his honour.  In circle, he brought through a name of Derek Jacobee and after research, it was this same professional actor who favoured both that of his style and presence. He is regarded by some to be the greatest actor of the 20th century, in the same category as David Garrick, Richard Burbage, Edmund Kean and Henry Irving (of whose name was shown in circle) in their own centuries. Olivier’s AMPAS acknowledgments are considerable: twelve Oscar nominations, with two awards (for Best Actor and Best Picture for the 1948 film Hamlet), plus two honorary awards including a statuette and certificate. He was also awarded five Emmy awards from the nine nominations he received. Additionally, he was a three-time Golden Globe and BAFTA winner.

It was also this coughing that perpetuated through and for several of the mediums.  It was later found out that Sir Laurence Olivier suffered with Bronchitis (an illness which would have brought on bouts of coughing).  Olivier’s career as a stage and film actor spanned more than six decades and included a wide variety of roles, from the title role in Shakespeare’s Othello and Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night to the sadistic Nazi dentist Christian Szell in Marathon Man and the kindly but determined Nazi-hunter in The Boys from Brazil. A High church clergyman’s son who found fame on the West End stage, Olivier became determined early on to master Shakespeare, and eventually came to be regarded as one of the foremost Shakespeare interpreters of the 20th century. He continued to act until the year before his death in 1989. Olivier played more than 120 stage roles: Richard III, Macbeth, Romeo, Hamlet, Othello, Uncle Vanya, and Archie Rice in The Entertainer. He appeared in nearly sixty films, including William Wyler’s Wuthering Heights, Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca, Stanley Kubrick’s Spartacus, Otto Preminger’s Bunny Lake Is Missing, Richard Attenborough’s Oh! What a Lovely War, and A Bridge Too Far, Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s Sleuth, John Schlesinger’s Marathon Man, Daniel Petrie’s The Betsy, Desmond Davis’ Clash of the Titans, and his own Henry V, Hamlet, and Richard III. He also preserved his Othello on film, with its stage cast virtually intact. For television, he starred in The Moon and Sixpence, John Gabriel Borkman, Long Day’s Journey into Night, Brideshead Revisited, The Merchant of Venice, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and King Lear, among others.

Intriguingly, it was only to the films in which he was to demonstrate links with other people that were seen by the mediums in trance.  In 1999, the American Film Institute named Olivier among the Greatest Male Stars of All Time, at number 14 on the list.

The spirit in circle were attempting to show more action.  It was at this time, the members followed the instruction which had been given and asked for one specific demonstration.  The red light.  It was put forward from all sitters and stated that it would be to this light that spirit might put their energy toward.  It was not with the passing of too many minutes before the red light started to jump.  The light becoming brighter as though the switch had altered.  After the light had brightened, then it started to dim in stages.

Thanking spirit, the next item was asked for to be touched by spirit.  It was this connection to spirit which was bringing the most response.  It was as if simply by collectively putting out one thought or one idea, spirit could connect with it.

The two trumpets which sat atop the table were the next point of focus.  Spirit were also keen to move forward with another name and figure.  Shirley Jane Temple (born April 23, 1928), later Shirley Temple Black, is an American film and television actress, singer, dancer, autobiographer, and former U.S. Ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia. She began her film career in 1932 at the age of three, and in 1934, found international fame in Bright Eyes, a feature film designed specifically for her talents.  Her mentioning in circle was along that of Sir Lawrence Olivier.  She received a special Juvenile Academy Award in February 1935, and film hits such as Curly Top and Heidi followed year after year during the mid-to-late 1930s. Licensed merchandise that capitalized on her wholesome image included dolls, dishes, and clothing merchandise. Her box office popularity waned as she reached adolescence, and she left the film industry at the age of 12 to attend high school.  In circle her child like link was used by spirit to show that people who are still on this side can be evidenced and referenced by spirit.  She appeared in a few films of varying quality in her mid-to-late teens, and retired completely from films in 1950 at the age of 22. She was the top box-office draw four years in a row (1935–38) in a Motion Picture Herald poll, it is believed that she was brought into subject by spirit because of her work along with the spirit who had passed in the work of politics.

Temple returned to show business in 1958 with a two-season television anthology series of fairy tale adaptations. This was connected to by spirit.  She made guest appearances on various television shows in the early 1960s and filmed a sitcom pilot that was never released. She sat on the boards of many corporations and organizations including The Walt Disney Company, Del Monte Foods, and the National Wildlife Federation. In 1967, she ran unsuccessfully for United States Congress, and was appointed United States Ambassador to Ghana in 1974 and to Czechoslovakia in 1989. In 1988, she published her autobiography, Child Star. Temple is the recipient of many awards and honors including Kennedy Center Honors and a Screen Actors Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.  The theme in circle from spirit does look to surround eras of depression, either through political or govermental decision and as such the reform which came into structure brought about social discontent…it was though the form of entertainment be it through film or the birth of actors and actresses as such which helped to provide welcome relief. 

Shirley Temple is No. 18 on the American Film Institute’s list of the greatest female American screen legends of all time, making her the highest-ranked living person on the list.

At this point in circle, spirit showed a practical example of how they can put their words into practice.  As was stated earlier from one of the first spirits who spoke the colour of yellow did come into the sitting as an important aid for spirit.  A green door was seen in the middle of the room as a ratable link to Frankie Vaughan, CBE, DL (3 February 1928 – 17 September 1999) was an English singer of traditional pop hits, who issued more than 80 singles in his lifetime. He was known as “Mr. Moonlight”.  It was notable that the green door was what spirit wanted to show.  Only after the circle it became easy to understand why.  The song “the green door” was not originally intended for that title at all but was to be called the yellow door.  It had to be altered and as such was removed and re-named; but the yellow which was the colour spirit talked about at the beginning of the circle was still an intentional play on words and one jokingly brought across by spirit.  The wording of the first visitor in circle was to say that the colour, bright and light sense help spirit in coming in to the circle and even more it was learnt that the meaning of the song was that if only Frankie Vaughan could go through the yellow door it would be to a setting full of humour, moods also known to make it easier for spirit to become part of this level.

Once again attentions came back to the trumpets on top of the table.  With people putting accross the desire for the trumpets to move, a visible white light beamed from one of them.  This light proceeded to form around it and then it started to vibrate.  This was also seen to coincide with a spirit man who had dwarfism whilst on this side and who whilst trying to put his hand through the trumpet and show his efforts also gave information as to what he used to do in the Billy Smart circus…

Billy Smart circus Billy Smart, Jr (15 October 1934 – 23 May 2005) was widely known inBritain as a performer and impressserio.

The name of Stanley was seen when this Circus was mentioned.  Smart, whose real name was Stanley, was the tenth child and third son of Billy Smart, Sr. His father was a show master and fair ground proprietor, who bought a circus in 1946. Once more elephants were to become a central point as they were part of the main act for Billy Smart.  The first appearance of the Billy Smart circus was on 5 April at Southall Park in Middlesex. The circus toured along side Smart’s funfair; the tents blow down and the circus did 2 days in the open air. Smart made his circus debut with “Billy Smart’s New World Circus” as assistant ringmaster aged 12. He was soon performing with horses, but became best known later for his acts. In one famous incident, he tamed a herd of performing animals, the elephants were startled by something and stampeded in the ring. At its peak, in the days before animal right was a popular issue, Billy Smart’s four-masted Big Top could hold over 6,000 people, with a show including hundreds of animals and performers.

Smart, together with his brothers, Ronald Smart and David Smart, took over management of the circus when their father died in 1966 at Ipswich. Images and London names had started to pepper the circle. The circus ceased touring in 1971, but televised performances continued until 1983, drawing audiences of up to 22 million at its height. The Smart Brothers also developed the zoo atGuernsey, selling it in 1972, and opened Windsor Safari parks in 1969 before selling it in 1977 (it is now the site of Legoland Windsor). He lost the sight in his right eye in 1978 after an operatic procedure severed the Optic sensory muscle, ending his career as an animal trainer.

The “Billy Smart’s” touring circus was revived by his brother Ronald and nephew Gary in 1993, but Smart concentrated on a second career as a property developer, based in Spain.  The location of Spain, was notable in its evidence from spirit and its importance for him.  The geographical name came up with coasts and holiday towns.  These are all thought to involve properties which he may have bought.

Smart was a familiar figure in the gossip coloums of the 1950s and 1960s as a well-known performer and eligible bachelor: his publicised liaisons included notable figures such as Jayne Mansfield, shirley Bassey and Diana Dors.  Smart married Hanna Magol who was a German Pan Am stewardess in 1973, five weeks after they met en route from London on to Los Angeles. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in April 2004 and died the following year. He was survived by his wife and their son and daughter.

It was as this was being shown that spirit helped to move in on the subject of War.  The name of John Steinbeck came in.  As this was shown soldgiers were seen, many who had sustained injuries and problems which had brought them over to the other side.  On a personal scale one officer came in and spoke directly to one of his family members who was sat in circle.  The Colonals, of whom there were two, made a show of the status and ranking they had when they were involved around the Charge of the Light brigade.

 The Charge of the Light Brigade

Half a league, half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
    Rode the six hundred.
‘Forward the Light Brigade!
Charge for the guns!’ he said.
Into the valley of Death
    Rode the six hundred.
‘Forward, the Light Brigade!’
Was there a man dismay’d?
Not tho’ the soldier knew
    Someone had blunder’d.
Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die.
Into the valley of Death,
    Rode the six hundred.
Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon in front of them
    Volley’d and thunder’d;
Storm’d at with shot and shell,
Boldly they rode and well,
Into the jaws of Death
Into the mouth of hell
    Rode the six hundred.
Flash’d all their sabres bare,
Flash’d as they turn’d in air
Sabring the gunners there,
Charging an army, while
    All the world wonder’d.
Plunged in battery smoke
Right thro’ the line they broke.
Cossack and Russian
Reel’d from the sabre-stroke
    Shatter’d and sunder’d.
Then they rode back, but not,
    Not the six hundred.
Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon behind them
    Volley’d and thundr’d;
Storm’d at with shot and shell,
While horse and hero fell,
They that had fought so well
Came thro’ the jaws of Death,
Back from the mouth of hell,
All that was left of them,
    Left of six hundred.
When can their glory fade?
O the wild charge they made!
    All the world wonder’d.
Honor the charge they made!
Honor the Light Brigade,
    Noble six hundred.

This poem by Alfred Tennyson, is a primary example of the scenes and mood shown in circle.  The loss of lives and move to spirit because of one event.  John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. was too a writer who came in and was visiting circle at that period because of the novels he wrote on a similar subject and his position as War correspondant.  He was born on February 27, 1902, inSalinas, inCalifornia. He was of German and Irish descent. Johann Adolf Großsteinbeck, Steinbeck’s paternal grandfather, had shortened the family name to Steinbeck when he immigrated to theUnited States. The family farm in Heiligenhaus, Mettmann, North Rhine –Westphalia, Germany, is still today named “Großsteinbeck.”

His father, John Ernst Steinbeck, served as treasurer. John’s mother, Olive Hamilton, a former school teacher, shared Steinbeck’s passion of reading and writing.  Steinbeck lived in a small rural town that was essentially a frontier settlement, set amid some of the world’s most fertile land. He spent his summers working on nearby ranches and later with migrant workers on Spreckels ranch.  As this information came in, circle could also see German alluding to soldgiers with German names.  He became aware of the harsher aspects of migrant life and the darker side of human nature, which supplied him with material expressed in such works as Of Mice and Men. He also explored his surroundings, walking across local forests, fields, and farms.

Steinbeck graduated from Salinas High School in 1919 and went from there to Stanford University in Palo Alto where he stayed for five years until 1925, leaving without a degree. He traveled on to New York City upon where he took odd jobs while trying to write. When he failed to have his work published, he returned to California and worked in 1928 as a tour guide and caretaker at the fish hatchery in Tahoe City, where he met Carol Henning, his first wife; Steinbeck and Henning were married in January 1930.

It is here, spirit have valuablly provided a basis for which we can take how they are able to bring through their messages.  One of the mediums sat in the circle saw a heart problem, and that a thrombosis or blocking of the heart; this was the ailment that took the person to spirit, she stated that this block would have been seen after and that a woman surrouned the person with the name of Caroline.  It can be shown here, John Steinbeck had an autoposy after his passing which showed a heart occlusion, and as shown his first wife was with that of Carol.  For most of the Great Depression and during his marriage to Carol, Steinbeck lived in a cottage owned by his father. This was on the Monterey Peninsulaa few blocks from the border of the city of Monterey California. The elder Steinbecks gave him free housing, paper for his manuscripts, and beginning in 1928, loans that allowed him to give up a warehouse job in San Francisco, and focus on writing.

After the publication of Tortilla Flat —a novel set in Monterey—in 1935, he built a summer ranch-home in Los Gatos. In 1940, Steinbeck went on a voyage around theGulf of California with his friend; Ed Ricketts, to collect biological specimens. Although Carol accompanied Steinbeck on the trip, their marriage was beginning to suffer, and would end in 1941, even as Steinbeck worked on the manuscript for the book. In 1942, Steinbeck’s divorce from Carol became final and later that month he married Gwyndolyn “Gwyn” Conger. With his second wife Steinbeck had his only children.

In 1943, Steinbeck served as as a World War reporter. It was this which brought him, it is felt, in along with other actor spirits who although were not known to have had the same career, were keen to evidence the serious realities of War.  Both Sir Laurence, who was friends, and was shown in circle with his films as links and with the writings of this one writer who tried to capture the hidden meaning of war.  Steinbeck accompanied the commando raids of Douglas Fairbank’s Beach Jumpers program, which launched small-unit diversion operations against German-held islands in the Mediterranean. In 1944, wounded by a close munitions explosion in North-Africa, the war-weary author resigned from his work and returned home.

In 1947, Steinbeck made the first of many trips to the Soviet Union, this one with renowned photographer Robert Capa. Becoming some of the first Westerners to visit many parts of the USSR since the communist revolution. Steinbeck’s book about their experiences, A Russian Journal, was illustrated with Capa’s photos. Faborgee was seen in the form of jewels, not just for this Russian link but to the man who was about to make a contribution for circle.  In 1948, the year the book was published, Steinbeck was elected to the post of contributing and writing the American Academy letters.

In May 1948 Steinbeck traveled to California on an emergency trip to be with his friend Ed Ricketts, who had been seriously injured when his car was struck by a train. Ricketts died hours before Steinbeck arrived.  In circle, a similar account came in the story and by the means of one spirit who came through and gave a message to one of the sitters. 

John Steinbeck died in New York Cityon December 20, 1968 of heart disease and Congestive heart failure. He was 66, and had been a lifelong smoker. An autopsy showed nearly complete occlusion of the main coronary arteries.

Another spirit was also able to commune with the sitting.  One Frank, an Irish born spirit, who was able to take his voice spoke to the group.  He was pleased to come through and after talking a little he gained momentum and addressed personally the members and gave them direct readings.

Next to enter centre stage in circle came two spirits who first revealed their identities with the word of Jewish; it was after this came through that it could be seen there were two who came together and were joined through laughter and entertaining.  One spark of a jewel was seen.  That was also who was about to come through.  They were a partnership on stage; and of these the first to come through was James Arthur Thomas Jewel. Marsh, known as Jimmy Jewel, (4 December 1909 – 3 December 1995) was a British television and film actor.

There was silence primarily as these two adjusted and then the information came into the sitting.  The couple were full of festival mood.  The son of a comedian and actor who also used the stage name Jimmy Jewel, the youngster made his stage debut in Robinson Crusoe in Barnsley South Yorkshire, at the age of four, performed with his father from the age of 10 and subsequently became stage manager for the family show.

Having stood and gave his name, the pair wandered around the room and notacably showed off the black clothing they wore along with one of them tipping his hat.  This was evidencial as one of the pair was known to wear his hat like this.  When young Jimmy started his own act, his father refused to let him use his stage name ‘Jimmy Jewel’, so he performed as Maurice Marsh; the name was chosen because he was often seen doing Maurice Chevalier impressions. He made his first London stage appearance at the Bedford Music Hall, Camden Town in 1925 and worked as a solo act until 1934.

Clear in their selective spiritual display of who they were, next one of the couple stood face to cheek with one of the sitters.  The medium who had been talking about him at the time could also feel a cool breeze.  Jewel’s early career was as part of a double act duo, who together made regular television appearances in the 1950s after a popular radio comedy series Up the Pole in the post-war years. The premise of Up the Pole was that Jewel and Warriss maintained a residence at the North Pole, although it was never explained why they chose to live there. The pair, who were reputed to be Britain’s leading double-act in variety, were top of the bill in two London Palladium shows – ‘Gangway’ and ‘High Time’. They toured Australia and Ameriaca, as well as appearing in the 1946 Royal Variety Performace and five pantomimes for Howard and Wyndham at the Opera House.

The duo were well placed and active in the group.  Jewel and Warriss were first cousins and were brought up in the same household, even being born in the same bed (a few months apart). A persistent rumour – difficult to substantiate or to disprove, at this late date – maintains that, when Jewel and Warriss appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, Sullivan mistakenly introduced them as “Jules and his Walrus”.

After splitting from Warriss in 1966, and having done a stint working as a joiner and bricklayer, Jewel starred in the sitcom Nearest andd Dearest with Hylda Baker as pickle factory owner Eli Pledge from 1968 to 1973. The two actors were rumoured to row constantly.

Jewel starred in the comedy series Spring and Autumn (1972–76) as retired railway worker Tommy Butler. The trains were seen in circle along side this.  He made a guest appearances in the children’s classic Worzel Gummidge (1980) of which a scarecrow was seen and the comedy series Thicker than Water. His film appearances included The Krays(1990).

In 1981 he starred in Funny Man (1981), a touching series about a family music hall act, written by Adele Rose and based on Jewel’s father’s company in the 1920s and 1930s. Also that year he performed as Al Lewis in Neil Simmon’s The Sunshine Boys at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley, Kent.

Later in his life Jewel appeared in one episode of the comedy series One Foot in the Grave (1990), as well as the medical drama series Casualty (1991). In the 1990 ITV play, Missing Persons (the pilot for the later BBC series (Hetty Wainthrope Investigates), he played Frank Cross.

He was married to Belle Bluett and had “2 children one son and a daughter”. In 1985 He won a Variety Club of Great Britain Special Award. Jewel died on 3 December 1995, the day before his 86th birthday.  In the circle Belle came through, the name Belle and afterward it is now known why.

The tasks of spirit in circle are many, they are a part of investigation into not only how the spirit lives on but the means and example of how they do this.  The red light was jumping up and down as spirits made their entrance and gave clarity to what they were saying.  The light going down to help darken the room when they wanted to show features and figures of spirits.  It is no easy suggestion by any standard that when spirits give passion and part of themselves to such an event it is with surface meaning.  The circle is a doorway into spirit levels and a chance to put accross links and above all show survival to loved ones.

Pics are of Sir Laurence Olivier, Shirley Temple, Frankie Vaughan, John Steinbeck and Jewel and Warriss.

Pics are taken from online encyclopedia.