Following my second physical seance earlier this month, a bitter debate has broken out on some Spiritualist websites around the issue of physical seances held in the dark.
This is usually essential because ectoplasm is such a dangerous substance. Exuded from the body of the medium, if exposed to light or suddenly grabbed it shoots back into the medium’s body causing burns which can prove fatal. This is how Helen Duncan, the famous Scottish medium, died in 1956 when skeptics shone flashlights and tried to grab the ectoplasm during a seance.
In the past some physical mediums have been able to demonstrate materializations in subdued red light or even full white light. However this level of mediumship takes decades of development, though some mediums such as David Thompson and Stewart Alexander are sometimes permitted to perform in red light part of the time.
Questions are asked as to why infra-red cameras or night vision goggles can’t be worn. The reason is the radiation these emit which affect the ectoplasm. However a video was taken with a special camera outside the seance room apparently (thru a glass partition I believe) at a Thompson seance some years ago showing his guide William partly materializing. It is not, however, as clear as it might be. I have seen it myself.
Pictures have been taken of many physical mediums producing ectoplasm, and the substance has been analyzed and found to be produced from various bodily fluids, including insulin.
Once exuded from the medium (in trance) in the confines of a darkened seance room the ectoplasm can form into very solid shapes and assume the likeness of human flesh (hence full and partial materializations of humans). These ectoplasmic human forms have been seen in red light to slowly disintegrate and sink into the floor (seance rooms are fully examined to exclude the existence of hidden trap doors, incidentally). Ectoplasm can also form steel-like rods to lift objects and move them around at very fast speeds in the dark without hitting the medium or any of the sitters. I have witnessed this myself, described in a previous blog (cardboard cones with luminous strips known as ‘spiritualist trumpets’ in the recent seance I attended.)
The medium’s heavy chair was also levitated with him strapped in it, and at a previous seance a sitter described how he was allowed to feel the chair with the medium strapped in it levitated and turned upside down, so the legs were on the ceiling! When turned the right way up, the chair legs felt floppy like rubber, being partly dematerialized.
Apports are also quite common in physical seances – material objects dematerialized at a distance and re-materialized in the seance room. This happened at many of the Scole experiments a few years ago. Something our orthodox scientists have also been trying to do, but haven’t yet been able to perfect.
The ultimate goal of all physical mediumship is to develop sufficiently to be able to perform in at least subdued red light so the materilizations can be seen as well as felt and heard. Experiments are taking place with a new type of substance, probably a type of ectoplasm with the more dangerous substances removed.
If all this sounds like complete poppycock to skeptics they should, perhaps, be aware that it is fully explainable in the new scientific theories of people like Ron Pearson, whose work has been published in Russian scientific journals among other places and endorsed by many other scientists. Pearson’s theories correct the flaws in some of Einstein’s which have led science up some blind alleys. Even Albert Einstein himself admitted before he died that he may well have got a lot of things wrong, but many scientists are reluctant to accept this as it means orthodox science has ended up in a kind of cul-de-sac juggling with theories like ‘dark energy’, etc. to try to explain the many anomalies where Einstein’s theories don’t fit with the observations of the continually accelerating expansion of the Universe.
Neither do they sit comfortably with Quantum Physics, with which Einstein was never really comfortable. Quantum theory and experiments show that matter cannot exist without a conscious observer, and that certain sub-atomic particles can be in two or more places at once many miles or thousands of miles apart or more and yet they communicate instantaneously and react simultaneously.
Pearson’s model of the Big Breed rather than the Big Bang Universe explains everything paranormal and fits in with Quantum Physics, also with the continually accelerating expansion of the Universe with no need to invent things like ‘dark energy’ to explain it. His model is based on an intelligent matrix connecting everything and responsible for the continuous creation and organization of matter. Some would call it ‘God’, ‘Jehovah’, ‘Allah’, ‘Spirit’ or something similar, Pearson calls it by the more scientific term ‘intelligent ether’ or ‘i-ther’ permeating everything.
Physical mediumship is but one manifestion of the fact that everything is essentially energy, ‘spirit’ or consciousness, and it is this which creates the illusion of matter, which even Einsten agreed upon: solid matter is a complete illusion.
Along with physical mediumship we now have many other ways of obtaining evidence of survival of death by humans and animals and all living things and that mind and consciousness is separate from the living brain: Clairvoyance, ITC/EVP (Instrumental TransCommunication/Electronic Voice Phenomena), NDE’s (Near Death Experiences), OOBE’s (Out Of the Body Experiences), Remote Viewing (used by intelligence services to spy at long distances without the use of satellites, spy-planes, etc.).
Soviet scientists in the 1930s discovered Kirlian photography which can capture the aura of all living things. Soviet atheist scientists described this as ‘bioplasma’ and proved that the bioplasma body was the blueprint for the physical body, and could survive damage to it. Indeed Kirlian photography has apparently been able to photograph the bioplasma body (or spirit/astral body) leaving the physical at the point of death.
There is now no doubt whatsoever that mind and consciousness exist quite separately from the living brain, which is akin to a radio receiver. We are all part of a greater whole, not just our Higher Selves in the Spirit realm but our Soul Group and ultimately we are connected to all other living things and Source itself (what some call ‘God’).
In this century orthodox science will catch up and Pearson’s theories are bound to be accepted, and those of other scientists who dare to think outside the box like him. This is how science has always progressed in the past, thanks to mavericks who defy the conventional theories. People like Gallileo, for instance, pronounced a heretic in his day but ultimately proved right – the Earth was NOT the center of the Universe.
Physical mediumship is but a small part of the proof that we all survive what we know as ‘death’. It, along with many other phenomena and experimentation, will continue to develop and prove once and for all that our conscious self is eternal.
Once this is universally accepted, it holds tremendous consequences for how we behave during our time on Earth. It involves facing up to the reality of karma or the law of cause and effect. Every action we take or even think has a reaction, so nobody but nobody can get away without facing the consequences, be they good or bad, positive or negative. The encouraging thing, however, is that spiritual development is open to all and eventually all who wish to will overcome negative karma and progress to higher states of existence.