Last night I attended my second physical seance, again with David Thompson. This time I knew exactly what to expect, and I’d had plenty of time in the last few months to take in the first seance and analyze it. I’ve no doubts that these are genuine physical seances with genuine phenomena.
This time the trumpet manipulations by the little boy, Tim, were much more impressive than at the last seance. ‘Trumpets’ are cardboard megaphones with luminous strips so you can see them in the darkened seance room. They are sometimes used in Direct Voice to amplify the voices of the spirits. These trumpets moved about at a fast rate, high up and low down. One came right up close to the guy sitting next to me – right in front of his face in fact. No way could a human being have done this in the dark.
Quentin Crisp came through this time and sounded just as he did in life. I asked a question relating to when I saw him perform and he answered my question in the Q. and A. session after he gave a lecture on ‘Style’. I’d asked whether a famous singer (Jerry Lee Lewis in fact) has style when he says he doesn’t want a headstone on his grave, he wants a monument. Quentin the spirit couldn’t remember exactly what he answered (well he had loads of questions to answer at every performance), but thought he’d have said something about the way you live deciding whether or not you had style. This corresponds to Quentin’s answer when alive: that the point was to have style while you were still alive; it didn’t matter when you were dead. I remarked at the seance that Quentin clearly still had style, even though now dead. Still very camp, for instance. When he said he wasn’t fully materialized, Christine (Dave’s partner) asked which parts were materialized, and Quentin said: ‘Wouldn’t you like to know!’
Louis Armstrong came through again, said a few words and this time sang ‘Hello Dolly!’ (last time it was ‘Wonderful World’). It too sounded just like him.
The little boy, Tim, brought through three communicators with personal messages for sitters. I was extremely fortunate and honored as there were about 50 people in the room yet the first personal message was for me. Tim said he had someone for Tony, but there were two Tonys in the room. The other one was sitting behind me and had a beard, but Tim said this communication was for me, the Tony without a beard.
First time communicators using this method often find it very difficult to use the ectoplasm to materialize and create a voice. Some only manage a whisper. Tim announced that my partner wanted to communicate and when he started to come through to encourage him by speaking and calling him by name, which I did.
I have to say I didn’t recognize George’s voice, but then he hasn’t used it for 20 years. Communication on the Other Side is by telepathy, and this is how he has often communicated with me over the last two decades. It is often difficult for spirits to remember their voice on Earth in order to re-create it. Regular communicators like William (David’s guide), Tim and Mae (the African American woman from the Deep South) have had plenty of practice to get their voices right. All three came through at this seance. And of course Louis Armstrong and Quentin Crisp, who have also had lots of practice and were clearly recognizable by their voices.
Although George was born in Glasgow, he’d lost his Scottish accent by the time I met him, and sure enough the voice I heard at the seance had an English accent. He put his two materialized hands on my face, and they felt like his hands. Small, not big like William’s who touched several people who all remarked on his large hands (William touched me at the last seance). I should emphasize that all the sitters were in a circle holding hands whenever spirits were materialized.
George spoke with a soft voice, as he did when alive most of the time. Indeed he used to hate answering the telephone because of his soft voice. George mentioned the number 28 which I took to mean the number of years we were together on this Earth. Actually it was just over 21 years, but this could be explained in several ways. First time and ages mean very little in the Spirit world where there is no time as such. He may have got confused with his age when he passed over – 48. Or he may have been including the early years after he passed over when I got many remarkable spontaneous telepathic and other messages from him. Anyway he said our time on Earth together seemed to go very fast (I can’t remember the exact words he used, it was over in blink of an eye or something similar.)
He said I was very good to him, but that he was a ‘pain’. George might well say something like this and it echoes what a channeler gave me from George last year (again not in the voice he had in life, but in an English accent.) On that occasion George said that he had been selfish. I don’t think he was particularly selfish or a pain, yet some other people see it that way. I remarked that I too could be a pain at times, so I guess we both could. It certainly was a difficult relationship which had to be worked on, like many relationships. It was not helped or made any easier by George’s addiction to amphetemines, without which he couldn’t operate at all towards the end. One channeler has remarked to me that this addiction alone was indicative of ‘selfish’ behavior. I see it more as an unfortunate fact of life reflecting the lifestyle of many in the 1960s, when he became addicted.
George then gave me a name which was completely unexpected: ‘Sandy’. This was the name of Freddie Williams’ dog, and was very evidential. Probably more so than mentioning any of his human friends who would be in my mind, but Sandy certainly wasn’t so no question of telepathy being involved.
Freddie was in his 70s when we met him, and always worried what might happen to Sandy if he died suddenly. Whenever Freddie felt unwell he’d open the front door to his council flat so Sandy could escape if Freddie died. When Freddie did die we were also worried about Sandy, but it transpired that a relative had got into the flat and found Freddie deceased, and also they found and rescued Sandy before the dog died of starvation or thirst. So George mentioning Sandy was relevant and the dog must now be on the other side. I have many photos of George petting dogs we encountered on various holidays abroad, and when I first knew him on more than one occasion he arrived at my place with some stray dog he’d found before handing it in to an animal rescue center. He really loved animals.
Of course no medium or channeler can guarantee that spirits who come through are who they claim to be. It is possible to have spirit imposters pretending to be who they are not. Although it didn’t sound like George’s voice in life it did feel like his energy, with a feminine quality to it. He said he told me he’d try to come back. I dont’ quite remember if he actually said this, but he was very spiritual so he may well have said this sometime or other, probably after we’d seen a medium as we did occasionally. In any case we are in contact regularly by telepathic and other methods and have been ever since he passed over. But to come back physically with a voice and materialized hands – this was more than I could ever have expected, so I am very grateful to George, David and all who made this possible.
At the seance George asked me not to forget him, and of course I won’t and couldn’t because of our ongoing contact, and because he was such a big part of my life and still is. He explained he wanted to come through at the last seance but wasn’t allowed to (possibly because of lack of time, and there is only a limited amount of time/energy in these physical seances, which take a lot out of the medium who is physically exhausted afterwards.)
I have ways of confirming spirit messages from George using his dictionary opened at random, and I did this when I got home this morning. I am satisfied from the message I got via this method that it was George. He said, via his dictionary, that I would discover an explanation (for the different voice) by looking towards the South.
This is extremely evidential as I had already decided to ask Victor Zammit about the voice, Victor being an Australian ex-lawyer and afterlife researcher who I’m in constant contact with via his weekly Afterlife Reports. Victor is also a close friend of the medium David Thompson and Christine his partner, and they hold regular seances in Sydney, Australia where they are based. Victor will certainly be able to explain how spirits learn to reproduce something approximating their voices on Earth.
Via his dictionary George then went on to explain it himself, saying reproducing your voice as in life was a skill which took training in order to become expert at it. He mentioned Elders being in charge (giving him permission to communicate in this manner for instance.) He also said, via his dictionary, that there had been uninterrupted action through a sort of jugglery since his death. This is certainly true since he and I have devised or juggled with various methods to communicate, and it has indeed been uninterrupted over the last two decades. However, until very recently when I learnt to channel spirits at will more or less, most of the remarkable telepathic messages helping me find things he’d hidden in our flat, and answering questions I’d put to him in posthumous letters I’d written to him, came in the first few years after he passed to Spirit. Not to put too fine a pont on it, this very clear two-way communication in the years after his passing could account for the confusion over the number of years we were together.
Finally I asked George, via his old dictionary, what had actually happened at this seance, and the answer came straight back: an opening or rift (between this world and the next). Couldn’t be much plainer. Oh one other thing – years ago, up by his memorial tree, I got the telepathic message from George: David is the one. So I guess he felt back then if he was ever to materialize or speak to me directly, it would be with the help of David Thompson. I don’t know any other Davids.
A most interesting seance and experience, which I feel privileged to have been allowed to attend, and for the second time in a few months.
(Extracts of a channeled message from my life-partner about the seance follow as a Comment. It explains the difficulties he had communicating. The message was channeled telepathically thru me.
A second comment is Victor Zammit’s explanation of the difficulties first-time communicators can experience at physical seances.)