On the 1st of October I had the pleasure of being invited to sit as a guest in this Mediums' new séance room, in her own home. It made a change for me to sit in this way...as I am invariably acting as circle leader and host within the Lodge environment. I have, of course, built friendships with her home circle leader and some of the regular sitters when they have visited the Lodge...and have been very much been looking forward to being seated in a supporting role with someone else taking the reins for a change!
Upon my arrival at the Mediums' home I learned that one of the regular sitters had injured her ankle, but had nevertheless taken the trouble to come along in celebration (hahaha!) of my visit. I sincerely hoped that this lady would receive some healing at some point during the pending séance...and indeed this must have been the case as she later pronounced that she felt a lot better after sitting than she had prior.
Firstly though, upon my arrival, as a group we sat around the table in the Medium's warm home kitchen, chatting and sharing our thoughts and feelings as the séance time drew closer. The circle leader is a lovely lady who has had leadership thrust upon her following the recent passing of Travis Tiley. She is in fact more than capable of managing the appropriate care of the Medium, so having confidence in her ability I had nowt to do but enjoy the company and humorous exchanges within light-hearted conversation around the table. Another sitter present had joined the circle recently and she too spoke of having felt trust in the new circle leader when first she'd visited the group as a guest. After chatting for half-an-hour the time came for us to proceed to the séance room, so we all trooped upstairs.
The séance room itself is small. It is of a size most typically considered to be 'an average small third bedroom'. However, this particular room cannot be considered average! The walls are mainly plain, but attractively decorated with a few pieces or spiritually inspired art work. There is a cabinet in one corner. This cabinet has been cleverly created using the frame of a wardrobe with the back panels removed. The structure has been placed across a corner with curtains attached to cover the back and with sufficient fabric to allow them to be opened at the front in hook-up style. There are four comfortable chairs in the room as well as two small tables, upon which the light and music player were standing...these being controlled by the circle leader. There are mats placed upon the floor for sitters feet to rest upon...this is to encourage mindful regard of physical boundaries and movements. The remainder of the floor has bare wooden boards.
The séance began in blackout conditions, although as the room setting is new there was some light leakage (the correction of this problem is on-going). Almost immediately after the circle leader had opened the séance with the customary prayer of intent and invitation the spirit team made their presence known. Sounds typically heard within the development of voice phenomena became demonstrated, along with complex light anomalies and both energetic and ectoplasmic-based substance becoming seen. Later on during the séance the red light was switched on...this process being competently and safely managed by the spirit team and circle leader...and further communication took place and visual phenomena was seen in lit conditions by all witnesses present.
At the end of the séance the circle leader took appropriate care of the Medium. She ensured that bright light did not suddenly rise to startle someone returning to consciousness after a deep trance experience and she kept the music volume down, again with the Medium's sensitive hearing in mind. She allowed an appropriate length of time for the Medium to return 'to the room' before opening the curtains and offering her water. At no time did she act to hasten the process, but calmly waited for the Mediums' consciousness to return naturally. Consequently the close of séance, with the customary prayer of thanks to the spirit team, was managed as comfortably as the opening had been.
In all I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and look forward to further shared séance experiences as time goes on. I look forward also to hearing about the seances that are held within her new home venue...I am sure there are exciting times ahead!
Chris Di Nucci