Just before Christmas 2018 Andy and I had been chatting generally about the pros and cons of communication boards. The spirit board is not something that has been focussed upon within the Lodge to date...so I considered it to be a subject open for experimentation.
Following our discussion Andy set out to hand-craft a beautiful wooden communication board, which he subsequently gifted to the Lodge. A small upturned glass is the chosen communication indicator...this glass having a fitted cover for storage purposes it seemed perfect as it can effectively through intent become 'locked' and 'unlocked'. To further enhance this intent a small fancy key is placed inside the glass when it's not in use.
We offer a description of our first experimental sitting
The mediums chair was placed within the closed cabinet. This is because we wished to clearly define our intent for his spirit team to work with him. A second chair was placed outside of this curtained area, with another chair placed opposite and a table, with the board upon it, positioned between. A smaller table was set to the left hand side of the medium...this table had a pen and notebook laid upon it. Lighting came from a 15 watt red bulb, that was positioned above the table. Music played in the background. This initial séance lasted for an hour and a half. Two sitters were present...Andy and myself.
Following the opening of the séance both sitters placed a finger upon the glass, which began to move within few minutes...but it was obvious that there were 'trials' being effected as the early movements were spasmodic before random letters were selected. Gradually this changed and some personality became demonstrated through the movement of the glass. In fact on two occasions the glass was obviously dancing to the music!
Suffice to say that names were spelled and the identity of communicators clarified through questioning when necessary. Different communicators came and went...using the 'spelling method' as well as 'Hello' and 'Goodbye' indicators and 'Yes and 'No' responses when appropriate. In this manner messages were received.
At this stage the questions we asked and the messages we received are felt by us both to be of personal interest, rather than being for public publication. The names of the communicators can however be recorded here: Fred Hill (who declared an interest in physical mediumship, in a home circle capacity, when in life). Thomas. Mary (known to the medium). Brian Porter. Mark Bolan (spelled in this way). FC (known to myself). Jenny. Sue Courtier (known to the medium). Fred. Busvine (a name known to myself). Rene Descarte.
Research: We were later interested to learn that Marc Bolan was born Mark Feld.
Note: We have agreed for this form of communication to be utilised between ourselves upon occasion, rather than to sit regularly with developmental intent. At a later date we may hold regular sittings...but currently don't feel sufficient commitment.