Spirit trance and physical circle.

Attended the Northdown trance and physical circle.  The circle was held on the 28th May 2012.  This circle was held with all the necessary requirements.  Just prior to the circle commencing, one medium posed a question to spirit; this was regarding the manifestation and ability of spirit to touch the sitters.  It was asked if the sitting in question was able to answer query regarding the boundaries of spirit manifestation and how much spirit were able to physically sense.

With this question set, the members gathered and the items were put out in the room.  The table in the centre was set with the two trumpets and crystal ball.  Under the table was the one native American carving and with the curtains shut, so that no external light could come through, the Abacus was set with all the balls in appropriate rungs and the red light switched on to its lowest setting; this done the door was closed, and the circle began.  The chime bowl was rung and when one member commenced with the drumming, the opening words were said and trance started…

It was eerily quiet at first, with no movement, no taps to notice and then the temperature was the first indication that something had started.  It was a blast of cold air in an otherwise warm setting.  The chill factor was felt behind sitters and then spirit clear that they had joined the sitting in numbers began to show… The first to speak, he was to talk, of the many energy and vibration.  It was, he said that new spirit who had not yet talked whom were brought to the forefront.  Following his speech, there was a few minutes of silence, and then a sole female voice started to flow into the circle, it was rapidly noticed to start just after whispers were heard in the corner.

The lady, her voice calm began with her name; Adele she said was how she was known by title and then she started to talk about her first experience of speaking after her passing; she had questions of her own, and asked if the circle was sitting for a specific aim?  When, the leader answered that yes, it was with the intention to validate and show survival after passing, she asked if there was any ceremony to follow… The leader, stated that the circle was a sitting and with no other formal ceremony, the spirit responded with information pertaining to a biography of her life in Germany and the beauty which was there; she admitted her family had experienced sorrow which was now forgotten but that beauty should also be remembered.  Please look below to reading more about kind Princess Adelaide who was to feature as vital in England tapestry.

As the white transcient substance seemed to flow into the room.  Areas looked blanked by the white.  The next spirit to talk, he acknowledged that as the previous spirit had stated the spirit world was not that far from those who walked on Earth and that moreover even with variation in time, spirit were not that removed.  Recollection was important and memories; they would come through.  Manifestation (this was mentioned and also related to the question which was set to spirit) it was something which drew on resources and needed a mounting level of support, it would take place, although maybe not in a way that was expected.  Travel, he stated, could also take place in the blink of a thought and leave spirit who passed in say the United States, back in England or Ireland.  Travel or distance was not such a monumentally hard process…

Circle temperature once again seemed to vary as the speech wound down; the area to the front and around sitters noted as significantly warm or icy.  It was here that cracks also responded to the sitters, either in confirmation or validation of statements made.  As names bagan to rapidly increase, information jutted out and as it was dispensed the cracks would sound on the walls. Gracie Fields, she was amongst this list as was Sarah Bernhardt, who was after research, an incredibly comic and star of film and stage.  Having shown her talent for stage she wowed audiences.  Unfortunately an accident left her having a leg amputated and despite being in a wheelchair she still managed to inspire many women actresses.  Her passing date was on 26th March 1923, and this was remarkably similar in injury to that of another spirit and close family friend to later visit the circle.  This similarity to anniversary and circumstance did not end there, it seemed as if spirit were aware of the date of circle, and as you will see later did not want to let it flow by without mention of the birthdays or passing dates.

Lights sparkled; it was then that a little girl spoke.  Sarah, she bounced into circle.  Her voice small and ready to divulge her 5 years of life, she wanted to play.  These being her intentions she stated her being and left.

Roderick Gregeris 1801 – 1830; this sailor who was seen as shipping from Spain to Ramsgate, Kent.  Bottle pub/Inn was mentioned but after research it is believed that the bottles were the cargo which this gentleman brought in.

Inca time was notable, it was stated in circle, as was the birth place and location of tribes.

Palm Springs, this was the first in many links to River themes to grace the circle.  Two native American guys, they were keen to talk about their lives which had been next to a river and how they had watched Shadow hawk, after looking into the term, it is a trail of animals, and how water had carried a disease that had infultrated the tribe.  Birds were so important and flocks of them would fly past the tribes.

After research it is believed that these two native American men could have been significantly joined with either the Cahuilla people: The Cahuilla, Iviatim in their own language, are Native Americans with a common culture whose ancestors inhabited inland areas of southern California 2,000 years ago. Their original territory included an area of about 2,400 square miles (6,200 km2). The traditional Cahuilla territory was near the geographic center of Southern California. It was bounded to the north by the San Bernardino Mountains, to the south by Borrego Springs and the Chocolate Mountains, to the east by the Colorado Desert, and to the west by the San Jacinto Plain and the eastern slopes of the Palomar Mountains.

It is thought possible the two gentlemen were involved with these lands or with that of a nearby location which also became home as a result of moving from Springs of water. 

Caledonia; this name was given by spirit.  This being the Latin name given by the Romans to the land in today’s Scotland north of their province of Britannia, beyond the frontier of their empire. The etymology of the name is probably from a P-Celtic source. Its modern usage is as a romantic or poetic name for Scotland as a whole.

Roman, as this word derives from also serves as a link to the next spirit who showed in circle.  Alongside, touching had started to take shape with shoulders squeezed and the red light switch flicked on and off.  The room would be plunged into darkness, and then with the onset of a new spirit name flicked back to luminosity.

Eleanor of Aquitaine her form with radiant posture was seen (in French: Aliénor d’Aquitaine, Éléonore de Guyenne) (1122 or 1124 – 1 April 1204) was one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in Western Europe during the High Middle Ages. As well as being Duchess of Aquitaine in her own right, she was queen consort of France (1137–1152) and of England (1154–1189). She was the patroness of such literary figures as Wace, Benoît de Sainte-Maure, and Bernart de Ventadorn.

This lady was seen next to an image of Palestine.  Eleanor succeeded her father as Duchess of Aquitaine and Countess of Poitiers at the age of fifteen, becoming the most eligible bride in whole Europe. Three months after her accession, she married to Louis VII, he being the son of her guardian, King Louis The Fat. In circle, it was portrayed that a large shadow of a gentleman was present.  As Queen of France, she participated in the unsuccessful Second Crusade. Soon after the Crusade, Eleanor sought an annulment of her marriage but was rejected by Pope Eugene III. However, after the birth of Alix, another daughter, Louis agreed to an annulment. The marriage was annulled on 11 March 1152, on the grounds of consanguinity within the fourth degree. Their daughters were declared legitimate and custody was awarded to Louis, while Eleanor’s lands were restored to her.

As you can see, not only a figure who was significant in treaties, this figure showed her position and role in circle.  As soon as the annulment was granted, Eleanor became engaged to Henry Plantagenet, Duke of Normandy and Count of Anjou, who became King Henry II of England in 1154; he was her cousin within the third degree and was nine years younger than she. The couple married on 18 May 1152, eight weeks after the annulment of Eleanor’s first marriage. Over the next thirteen years, she bore Henry eight children: five sons, three of whom would become king, and three daughters. However, Henry and Eleanor eventually became estranged. She was imprisoned between 1173 and 1189 for supporting her son Henry’s revolt against her husband.  Symbols for this were seen in circle.

Eleanor was widowed on 6 July 1189. Her husband was succeeded by their son, Richard I, who immediately released his mother. Now queen dowager, Eleanor acted as a regent while Richard went on the Third Crusade. Eleanor survived Richard and lived well into the reign of her youngest son John. By the time of her death, she had outlived all her children except for King John and Eleanor, Queen of Castile.

In circle she was placed in front of one of the sitters.  Her spirit was dressed in clothes of the era and her link was to that of Regality which was a theme, but also to a significant part in history and the native land which was to become so important later.

Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen (Adelaide Amelia Louise Theresa Caroline; 13 August 1792 – 2 December 1849) was the queen consort of the United Kingdom and of Hanover as spouse of William IV of the United Kingdom, she was also the second spirit to approach the sitting. Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia, is named after her Adelaide was born on 13 August 1792 at Meiningen, Thuringia, Germany. Her father was George I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen; and her mother was Luise Eleonore, daughter of Prince Christian of Hohenlohe-Langenburg. She was titled Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, Duchess in Saxony with the style Serene Highness from her birth until the Congress of Vienna (1814-15), when the entire House of Wettin was raised to the style of Highness.  This memory of Germany featured when Adel spoke to circle.

Saxe-Meiningen was a small state, covering about 423 square miles (1,100 km2). It was the most liberal German state and, unlike its neighbours, permitted a free press and criticism of the ruler.

By the end of 1811, King George III, although still King in name, his heir-apparent and eldest son George was Prince Regent. On 6 November 1817 the Prince Regent’s only daughter, Princess Charlotte, wife of Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (later King Leopold I of the Belgians), died in childbirth. Leopold, Charlotte were both names which came through with Adel.  Princess Charlotte was second in line to the throne: had she outlived her father and grandfather, she would have become Queen. With her death, the King was left with twelve children and no legitimate grandchildren. The Prince Regent was estranged from his wife, who was forty-nine years-old, thus there was little likelihood that he would have any further legitimate children. To secure the line of succession, Prince William, Duke of Clarence, and the other sons of George III sought quick marriages with the intent of producing offspring who could inherit the throne. William already had ten illegitimate children by the popular actress Dorothea Jordan, but they were obviously debarred from the succession.

In sitting, Adel was soft-spoken and regal.  Her assesment of her time spent in Germany, coming up against family event and resolution.  Considerable allowances were likely to be voted by Parliament to any Royal Duke who married, and this acted as a further incentive for William to marry. Adelaide was a princess from an unimportant German state, but William had a limited choice of available princesses and, after deals with other candidates fell through, a marriage to Adelaide, a kind hearted individual was arranged. The allowance proposed was slashed by Parliament, and the outraged Duke considered calling off the marriage. However, Adelaide seemed the ideal candidate: amiable, home-loving, and willing to accept William’s illegitimate children as part of the family. The arrangement was settled and William wrote to his eldest son, “She is doomed, poor dear innocent young creature, to be my wife.”

Adelaide married William in a double wedding with William’s brother, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, and his bride Victoria, Dowager Princess of Leiningen, on 11 July 1818, at Kew Palace in Surrey, England. They had only met for the first time about a week earlier, on 4 July at Grillon’s Hotel in Bond Street. Neither William nor Adelaide had been married before, and William was twenty-seven years her senior.

Despite these unromantic circumstances, the couple settled amicably in Hanover (where the cost of living was much lower than in England), and by all accounts were devoted to each other throughout their marriage. Adelaide improved William’s behaviour; he drank less, swore less and became more tactful. Observers thought them parsimonious, and their lifestyle simple, even boring. In circle, Adel spoke of her newly found link to talk in sittings.  William eventually accepted the reduced increase in his allowance voted by Parliament.

On the Continent, Adelaide became pregnant, but in her seventh month of pregnancy, she caught pleurisy and gave birth prematurely during the illness. Her daughter, Charlotte, lived only a few hours. Another pregnancy in the same year caused William to move the household to England so his future heir would be born on English soil, yet Adelaide miscarried at Calais during the journey (5 September 1819). She became pregnant again, and a second daughter, Elizabeth, was born in December 1820. Elizabeth seemed strong but died aged only four months of “inflammation in the Bowels”. Ultimately, William and Adelaide had no surviving children. Twin boys were stillborn on 8 April 1822, and a possible brief pregnancy may have occurred within the same year.  The intestinal area was seen in circle, with graphic replays of illness, so linking with the sickness of one of Adel’s children.

Ceremonies, these were important to Adel.  It was also what she asked about when she came through; to know if a ceremony was to be held.  Queen Victoria, was also treated by her with such tenderness and heart.

Queen Adelaide loved the people so very dearly that when a man who was so desperate to meet her was pulled up in a cart pulled by his mule she still met him; graciously.

Queen Adelaide’s name is probably best and most notable as being a pioneer to Austrailian state of Adelaide in South Austrailia; founded during the brief reign of William IV.  The capital city Adelaide too became named after her founded in 1836.  The Queen Adelaide stands in the foyer of Town Hall; this is in the guise of a statue.  Villages are named after Queen Adelaide and in Cambridgeshire, there are streets, avenues and roads all with Adelaide with its prefix, there is Adelaide’s Hospital (now the Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Tallaght) Dublin Ireland, the town Adelaide (originally Fort Adelaide ) in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, as well as Sir Benjamin D’Urban’s short collony Quen Adelaide Province; The citadel in Port Louis captial of Republic of Mauritius is named Fort Adelaide for her, during the reign of William 1834; the 1832 saw Adelaide became Middlesex County in Ontario and surveyed, an asteroid 525 Adlelaide is named also in her honour.

QueenVictoria’s first child was named Victoria Adelaide Mary Louise for her great-aunt.

 The link to George IV was also noted by one other medium that evening who stated Priny, a name, he stated in circle just after the speech of Adel.  After looking into this Priny was the nickname used at the time in United Kingdom for King George IV.

Dame Gracie Fields, DBE (born Grace Stansfield, 9 January 1898 – 27 September 1979), was an English-born, later Italian-based actress, singer and comedienne and star of both cinema and music hall.  She was notable and seen in circle; someone who brought frolic and talent.  Charities were liked by her just as they were by Adel who visited circle.

George Formby 26th May 1904 born George Hoy Booth, was a British comedy actor, singer-songwriter, and comedian.  Happy birthday, spirit talked of recounting about him and now we know it is to commemorate a significant day.

Information was given regarding two other people who also passed.  They were both to take place near a river.  It looked to be a theme from spirit.  The circle had shown that touch was important, it was through their ability to manifest in such a way that they were able to show their selves through light tampering and as was later shown the imprint and form of a hand.  This white outline was seen by mediums, the circle watched.  It was a form of semi visual shadow.  Portions of important symbols and relics were enhanced and brought up by spirit in reference to who they had come for and to wish to speak about.  This was not only important as it conveyed spirit presence but also allowed a show of new ways that physical could be built.  The Transfigueration played a part, in circle, with a white haired gentleman. 

As the circle drew to a finish, the sitting pulled all the information which had been given together.  The light switched on the items were checked and it was seen that the balls on the Abacus had also been moved. 

The pics are of Elenor of Aquataine, Princess Adelaide, Gracie Fields and Sarah Bernhardt.

Pics are taken from online encyclopeadia.