Gambier Bolton, Robert – The Conditions needed to obtain a materialisation – 06 The room and sitters must be carefully prepared beforehand
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
We are told to remember always that " all manifestations of natural laws are the results of natural conditions'
Minor details too, we find, must be thought out most carefully if we are to provide what we may term ideal conditions.
The chairs should be made of wood throughout ; those known as Austrian bentwood chairs, having perforated seats, being proved to be the best for the purpose.
The Sitters should bathe and then change their clothing — the ladies into white dresses, and the men into dark suits — two hours before the time fixed for the experiment, and should then at once partake of a light meal — meat and alcohol being strictly forbidden— so that the strain upon their constitutions during the experiment may not interfere with their health.
Trivial as such matters must appear to the man in the street, we are told they must all be carried out most carefully, in order that the finest conditions possible may be obtained; the one great object of the Sitters being to give off all the power — and the best kind of power — that they are capable of producing, in order that sufficient suitable material may be gathered together from the Sensitive and themselves, with which a temporary body may be formed for the use of any entity wishing to materialise in their presence.