Dr. J. Garth Wilkinson - Evenings with Mr. Home and the Spirits 02
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Dr. J. Garth Wilkinson - Evenings with Mr. Home and the Spirits
This is quoted in Madam Home - D D Home his life his mission, where she says “Dr. Wilkinson gave no names in his pamphlet, and at the distance of thirty years it is impossible to recover them, or I would have supplied them in the following extract”:
I was present at a seance with Mr. Home, where there was spelled out by touches on my knee, a message from an intimate friend of mine, once a Member of Parliament, and as much before the public as any man in his generation, who died on the 30th of June last. (1855).
l said, 'Have you any message to your wife, whom I shall probably see in a few days?'
Again affirmative touches, five in number, therefore calling for the alphabet. Mr. Home now called over the alphabet, and this was spelled out: 'The Immortal Loves'.
I remember at the time thinking that this was rather a thin message; but the next time I saw Mrs. X, I told her the circumstances, and gave her the words. Her son was sitting with her, and said, 'That is very characteristic of my father, for it was a favourite subject of speculation with him whether or not the affections survive the body; of the immortality of the soul itself he never doubted; but the words, the immortal loves, show that he has settled the problem of his life.
Such was the import which the family of the deceased quite unexpectedly to me conferred upon the phrase.