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Apport

An apport is an object that appears in the presence of a Medium or spiritual adept, as though it has been formed from thin air or has passed through solid matter. This paranormal transportation is also known as teleportation. The word “apport” comes from the French apporter, meaning “to bring.” Apports once were a common phenomenon of spiritualist Séances, with …

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Automatic Writing

Automatic writing is writing done in a dissociated or altered state of consciousness that is attributed to spirits of the dead or other discarnate beings. The spirits are said to manipulate the writing utensil in order to communicate, especially since the writer often is unaware of what is being written, and the handwriting style is markedly different from his own. …

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Browning Circle

The Browning Circle was one of the most celebrated Home Circles of the 19th century was organized by Medium D.D. Home for poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. The seance convinced Elizabeth of the truth of Spiritualism, but it provoked Robert, a nonbeliever, to write a scathing poem ridiculing the practice. In 1855, Home, then living in Connecticut, received word …

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Cross Correspondences

Cross correspondences are information purportedly from discarnate personalities received by different Mediums acting independently. The information is received through trance Mediumship or Automatic Writing.

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Direct Voice Mediumship

Direct voice mediumship is the independent speaking of a spirit without using a medium’s vocal apparatus. Instead, the voice issues from a point in space near the Medium, or, as was common during early spiritualist Séances, from a TRUMPET that appeared to float about the seance room. The trumpet allegedly acted as a condenser of psychic energy and an amplifi …

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Drop-in Communicator

A drop-in communicator is an unknown entity who appears unexpectedly and uninvited at a Séance. Drop-in communicators have provided fascinating data to psychical researchers to support the contention that mediums do communicate with spirits of the dead and are not merely manifesting secondary personalities. The potential importance of drop-ins was recognized as early as 1874 by William Stainton Moses, an …

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Ectoplasm

Ectoplasm is a seemingly lifelike substance, solid or vaporous in nature, which allegedly extrudes from the body of a medium and can be transformed into materialized limbs, faces or even entire bodies of spirits. Ectoplasm often appears milky white in color and smells like ozone. Coined by French physiologist Charles Richet in 1894 to explain the strange third arm, or …

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Planchette

A planchette is a device intended to facilitate communication with spirits and spirits of the dead. The planchette consists of a thin heart-shaped wooden platform with three legs. Two of the legs are on wheels and the third is a pencil with the point down. The user places fi ngertips on the platform and invites spirits to guide movements to …

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Scole Experimental Group

The Scole Experimental Group was a group of sitters in Scole, Norfolk, England, who engaged in physical Mediumship from 1994 to 1998. The group produced a wide range of phenomena and was investigated for two years by three senior members of the Society for Psychical Research (SPR), acting on their own behalf. The investigators found no evidence of fraud or …

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