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Well it’s been a long few weeks of scrubbing floor boards, painting and decorating, but the new home of the Circle is very nearly ready. The Circle have continued to meet at the ‘right time’ each week, and managed to have a ‘light’ sitting in the new space a few weeks ago.
There’s still a little more to do in the room before we have exactly as we need it, which mainly concerns the the ‘black out’ arrangement (always a fiddly job!), and the cabinet, which is mostly sorted bar the front curtain.
Whilst sorting the room, we have been reminded of the all the loveliness that has gone into its creation – We have a new trumpet! This has been hand made by very close friends and will now take its place in the room alongside the original, and much loved, trumpet of the Mercury Circle (Thank you xxx):
And we also have a new handmade light box! Although we haven’t met the lovely man (Terry Parry) who made it, we had lots of contact with his (also lovely) Granddaughter, who couldn’t have been more polite and helpful – thank you to you both!!
If you are in need of a light box for your Seance room (!) then I would not hesitate to recommend you get in touch with Terry at the following link:
After several years of meeting in Haywards Heath, the Circle is moving to the home of the Medium. This move brings so many benefits, not just to the Medium, but to the energy available to the Spirit Team, as well as bringing peace of mind to the sitters who no longer have to worry about the Medium returning safely home after a seance!
So please bear with us whilst we pack up our bags and relocate – sittings should resume shortly!
The seance this week lasted approximately 1hour. This represents a shorter than normal sitting time. The seance was conducted in complete black out for the duration and music was played in the back ground.
During the sitting, healing was given by a regularly visiting Native American. He said the healing energy had been given from the universe. During his chanting, one sitter described seeing two shafts of lights emerging from the cabinet towards the sitter receiving the healing.
The sitter to which the healing was directed reported feeling a great sense of peace during and after the healing and felt that strain on their eyes (due to a period of intense period of work) had been eased. This sitter also reported feeling a boost of energy during the sitting after feeling very tired during the day.
Another sitter reported that their general day to day aches had been eased during this healing session and notes that they would usually feel uncomfortable after a sustained period of remaining still (which is often required in circle), but on this occasion, they felt comfortable to remain still throughout the sitting.
As the séance progressed, the sitters were asked for a further period of silence (for the length of two songs). Two sitters reported feeling a huge build up of energy in their hands during this time, likened to the feeling of an energy ball. This was realised after the sitting had finished when chatting about what had been experienced.
In addition to the healing that was given, several ‘new to the circle’ visitors made their presence known to the sitters. We’d like to present a small sample of these differing voices.
The following four voices that can be heard in these audio clips are presented/affected through the same singularly designated medium of the circle i.e. the same person*. Initially, coughing sounds, as the internal voice box is being constructed and then manipulated to produce the different voices, can be heard. The voices emerge from these sounds. Music is played in the back ground at this stage. The audio files are best listened to through head phones.
As the Medium is a developing Medium, they fully acknowledge that there is likely to be some degree of influence of their mind in these early stage communications, but they feel confident that there is enough Spirit content within these communications to validate the presence of Spirit, alongside the obvious voice change.
The sitting this week began in total darkness, and as usual, the sitters remained quiet for the first few songs, and then began to sing/hum along with the music.
After 15mins or so had passed, the sitters noted that they were experiencing spidery/tingly feelings, and light touches on their legs and faces, and that they were seeing blue and red shapes in front of them. They also reported seeing jellyfish type Spirit lights that appeared to float up to the ceiling, in the darkness.
After half an hour, our main Spirit communicator asked that the red light was turned on. Shortly after, another regular Spirt Team member asked the sitters what they could see. The conclusion was that nothing could be seen – a ‘blank canvas’.
Shortly after reaching this conclusion, shooting lines of energy could be seen emanating from the trumpet and the trumpet itself then began to change shape, appearing thinner, and then growing in size. Smokey energy then began to build in front of trumpet, which continued to spread over the floor, and a black, cloudy shadow could be seen coming towards one of the sitters from the trumpet. The same Spirit communicator then commented that the blank canvas was no longer blank, to which the sitters agreed!
After a further 10 minutes or so had passed, a light was seen ‘jumping’ around on floor, and dark shapes, and movements were reported from higher up. A light was seen to ‘leap’ up into the room in front of one of the sitters.
The room then went ‘dark’, and the main Spirit communicator requested that the light was turned off. Further red and blue energy and Spirit lights were seen in the black out. The energy in the room then felt thicker, and waves of energy was felt to be passing through the room.
Our main Spirit Communicator then requested that the red light was switched on again, and that the curtains were opened. After a short while, lots of sparkly energy was noted around the medium, particularly around the mediums ear, where a distinct flash of light was also seen.
The energy around the medium was reported to be too thick to see the face of the medium for much of this time, and although changes to the face of the medium were noted, the changes were either too rapid or not stable enough to allow any one particular face to be recognised (assuming that’s what was trying to be done).
The main communicator came to close the sitting after approximately 1.5hrs, and apologised for the prolonged periods of silence throughout the sitting. They explained that the Spirit Team were currently working on adjusting the depth of trance that the medium was in, and that during this time, it would be quieter than normal.
Our sitting this week was a little different to our regular meetings. For the first time, we attempted to photograph the medium whilst transfiguration was occurring. This was done under the complete direction of the Spirit team. The camera (digital) was switched into a manual mode with the flash turned off, and set upon a tripod, aimed at the cabinet/medium, and was located within reach of the sitters. The sitting began in complete black out and lasted approximately 1.5hrs.
Tangible excitement was felt in the séance room before the sitting began, and this excitement was communicated by the various Spirit people that spoke to us.
Communication with our main Spirit Guide began after 5 minutes or so. After several further minutes, various other regular personalities made themselves known. After the initial rush of excited visitors passed, our main communicator began to direct the photography experiment which began with a series of test shots, taken in the complete darkness.
It was noted that the shutter speed varied between these initial test shots – the 2nd photograph taking longer, although the conditions were not at all altered by the sitters. These photographs revealed a ‘static’ like effect. The second photograph, with the much longer shutter speed time, potentially revealed a ‘face’ within this static blur.
The sitters were then asked to turn off the camera, and sing along to the music, and report any changes to the energy that they felt in this time.
Soon after, the energy was reported to feel ‘light and clear’, and a ‘movement’ within the darkness was noticed. Darker patches within the (already 100% blacked out) room were noticed by all sitters. Cold patches were also noted by the sitters on their knees and shoulders.
Spirit requested that the camera be switched on again, and subsequently directed a series of shots. Again, varying shutter speeds were noticed.
Spirit then requested that the red light was to be turned on, although aimed away from the cabinet, and conversation then followed with two ‘known to the Circle’ visitors. The sitters were then directed to adjust the light, and to open the cabinet curtains.
Energy was seen emanating from the mediums head area, which appeared to come out of the cabinet towards the sitters, and which then filled the whole room. The energy was described as ‘half fluffy’ and ‘half liquid’. Bright energy was noted at the top of head of the medium and their skin appeared illuminated with bright white energy. Energy then appeared to engulf the medium and extend beyond the cabinet, reaching the walls of the room, and within it, movement and flashes were seen.
The next photographed was requested after a count down of ten seconds. Transfiguration of the mediums’ face was occurring at this time, although face was not recognised. Energy was also reported coming out of the mediums ear.
This process was repeated several times over, with the sitters reporting different facial features each time, such as the appearance of old fashioned, large rimmed glasses; the appearance of a very elegant face with a very long, thin neck, and the face of a passed loved one being confidently recognised by one of the sitters.
The Spirit team then advised that the light could be brought more forwards, towards the medium. Further faces were recognised, including that of a relative of one of the sitters, as well as two more well-known personalities, as well as several other unrecognised, but distinctive faces, which again included features such as moustaches, which the medium does not have. Changes to the mediums hands were also noted during this time, which were seen to shrink and increase in size and thickness, and yellow and blue coloured energy was noted.
The sitting was drawn to a close by our main Spirit communicator, who thanked us for the opportunity to experiment in this way.
Approximately 70 photos were taken during this experimental sitting. The changes that were seen during the séances have been noted in some of the photographs, but only in a subtle way, and we do not feel that they would stand up to public scrutiny at this stage.
We have learnt that the camera needs to be ‘zoomed’ in more to the medium to allow for clearer images, and that the back ground to the medium needs to be kept clear to avoid misinterpretation and uncertainty of what is being seen in the photographs.
However, we can see changes to the face and hand areas of the medium in the photograph, which indicate favourably that with a bit more trial and error, we may indeed be able to really capture all that is being described, and more, in this short report.
If you have any experience of photographing ‘energy’ in séance conditions, then we’d love to hear from you – any tips/advice would be much appreciated – thank you!
…several photographs from this sitting to follow.
The sitting this week began in total blackout as usual. There was music playing accompanied by singing or humming after the first tune had ended.
The energy appeared to build up quickly to eye level, and all sitters reported seeing faint red and yellow coloured spirit lights. Sometime after, a ‘funny’ smell was noted in the room.
Black shadows were seen moving around the room, in the darkness, by one sitter, and all sitters reported various sensations such as ‘tingly’ feelings on their feet and feeling discrete pressure on their knees. Sparkles and self-illuminated smoky energy was seen throughout the room.
The room was then reported to ‘darken’, and shortly after, a male, native American Indian voice was heard from the cabinet. Further sparkles were noted at floor level, followed by light touches on the feet and shoulders of the sitters. Vertical strands of grey energy were also seen.
Sometime after, Spirit instructed that the red light was turned on, and the sitters were advised to allow their eyes to adjust. A few minutes later, one sitter reported seeing a textured, coloured (yellow and blue), pattern on the plain black cabinet curtains. Another sitter saw the pattern as a ‘checked arrangement’.
At this point the sitters noticed that there was an energy coming from the top of the ‘trumpet’ located in front of the cabinet curtains, that appeared to be extending towards them, and that the trumpet appeared to be spinning on its base. All sitters then reported that the trumpet appeared to lift from the floor, as well as change texture, taking on a putty like appearance, which appeared to have indentations or marks pressed into it. The trumpet then appeared to shrink dramatically in size, pulsate and ‘wobble’.
Spirit then asked for the curtains of the cabinet to be opened slowly and directed the light adjustment to allow for a clearer view of the medium seated within the cabinet.
A lot of energy was seen around the head and arms of the medium, and variations of the physical appearance of the medium were noted – the head of the medium was reported as shrinking to no more than the width of the neck and the neck itself appeared elongated.
Yellow ‘sparkly’ energy was seen all over the head area of the medium, and ectoplasm was believed to have been seen by all sitters emanating from their nose.
The face of a regular visitor to the circle was clearly seen and recognised by all sitters, and it was noted that their face was seen momentarily before every other Spirit visitor came forward to show themselves.
A further distinctive withdrawal of ectoplasm was seen from the nose shortly before the face of the medium took on a ‘plasticine’ like appearance.
The hands of the medium was the next focus, as they appeared to frequently change shape and size. Initially they were seen to be misshapen, ‘disjointed’ or deformed, changing quickly then to that of an elderly lady with small hands and tiny wrists, with paper thin skin. The hands then grew dramatically in size with very, very elongated fingers, before returning to normal size. A ball of energy was then seen by all sitters to form in front of the stomach area of the medium, which appeared to illuminate the hands of the medium.
The sitting was closed after approximately 1.5hrs.
NB The medium reported feeling a distinctive, pull of energy from the right side of their neck, and recalls hearing a quiet whisper near to their right ear at some point during the sitting. They also recall the feeling of an uncomfortable heat over their face, and noted that their face appeared ‘reddened’ immediately after the sitting, which faded within 5 minutes or so after leaving the séance room.
The sitting started in full blackout with music playing in the background to help build up the energies. After a few minutes a few communicators all said ‘hello’. Our main communicator said that there were many wanting to speak and they had been told to form an orderly queue! Soon after, the main communicator officially welcomed everyone present.
Another regular communicator then said “they are all here at the same time – so many all at once wanting to come – they can all hear you. That is the one thing you must always remember – they can always hear you even if you cannot hear them – they hear you…”
Questions were then invited from our main communicator:
Q: How did the Universe begin?
A: “…I do not have the answer. I only know that there is more than just ‘us’, here in this energetic existence.”
Q: Why is there suffering?
A: “That is a many branched question. It is (partly) to do with the contract entered into (designed) before a person was born into this physical world…although the suffering seems so terrible it has been designed into the physical world for learning and experience. Great love and experience is needed to undertake this contract.”
Q: How do I stay well?
A: “…any illness you feel is directly related to your energy being. Learn to cleanse your energy. Learn to ground yourself and to balance, and centre yourself.”
Q: How do you balance and centre your energy?
A: “Imagine a very strong Oak Tree – What does a strong Oak Tree have? Roots – how deep do these roots go – what is the strongest root? – There is a central root to any tree…it penetrates deep down into the earth, to a greater depth than any of the other roots before they spread.
I would say to you – be a tree! ….send your grounding down into the earth …deep, deep, deep down into the earth….anchor yourself. Align yourself with that connection – that root.
Now imagine a pole if you will. A pole that enters the centre of your head…down through the crown chakra location, penetrating downwards, through your feet, and into the earth. Imagine yourself being stabilised by that pole.
In time you will find that you will ‘feel’ your energetic self in relation to your physical body and you will know whether or not your energetic self is off centre/ unbalanced/misaligned.
You may feel it (your energetic body) slightly to the left or right, or front or back of your physical body. You can consciously bring it (your energetic self) to realign with your physical body, so that one fits inside the other like a perfect glove. When the two are aligned, your health will be improved.”
The communicator then guided the sitters through an energetic exercise to bring their energetic selves into alignment with their physical bodies. The sitters reported feeling ‘complete’ and ‘together in the most down to earth way’, and some have consequently adopted the exercise into their daily routines.
The communicator then departed, and the sitters continued to sing and hum along to the music. During this time, in the 100% black out, the sitters reported seeing energy emanating from the base of the trumpet set up in the centre of the room, and various coloured energy and spirit lights. At one particular point, pink and blue lights were seen by some sitters. Another sitters wasn’t too sure if they were seeing these lights, and also thought they might be seeing shapes forming in the darkness. Shortly afterwards the room darkened considerably which was commented on by all the sitters. A communicator then spoke, and said “so what does this show you?” which made the sitters realise that they had indeed been seeing ‘something’ (lights, and shapes?) in the darkness.
Sometime after, Spirit requested that the red light was to be turned on and that the cabinet curtains were to be opened. The red light was introduced slowly, concluding in full red light, clearly showing the medium seated in the cabinet.
During this time different faces were seen over the mediums face, but not recognised. The mediums hands were also seen to move from the lap area to across the torso. At first, the fingers appeared to be minute, like a young child, and then the fingers suddenly expanded and took on the appearance of a large grown man. The arms of the medium (unclothed) then appeared to suddenly expand as if the person had a manual job that used up a great deal of physical energy to build up muscles etc*.
Soon after our main communicator re-appeared and called time on the sitting, and closed the circle, after c. 1.5hrs, by wishing us all well.
The medium returned after some time, their normal size and shape ‘restored’!
*The Medium is most certainly not built like a heavyweight boxer!