Madam Home - D D Home his life his mission - Testimony of Mrs. Honywood
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Madam Home - D D Home his life his mission
Mrs. Honywood has kindly furnished me her notes made at the time of this seance.
On the 23rd of June, 1869, I was invited by Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Hall to meet Mr. Home for a seance.
We sat at a heavy round table, seven in number; Mr. and Mrs. Hall, Mrs. Senior, Lord Louth, Mr. Musgrave, Mr. Home, and myself. After quietly talking for a little while, raps were heard and vibrations felt in the table and floor.
Before a seance Mr. Home always took off all his rings, lest inadvertently they might make any sound.
Mr. Home held the accordion in one hand, and notes were sounded upon the instrument to indicate the letters of the alphabet in various messages given. The air Auld Lang Syne was then most beautifully and touchingly played.
A small, but very solid table upon castors, with a heavy stereoscope resting on it, containing 5o glass slides, moved across the floor from the window where it stood, and placed itself between Mr. Home and myself, having glided about six or seven feet. Mr. Home requested Lord Louth to come and place his hand on this table. Raps sounded distinctly on it, and the vibration was felt very strongly by Lord L.
We all heard a strange noise inside the camera, and thought the slides were breaking; but, although shaken violently, none were cracked or broken.
A chair now moved up between Mr. Home and Mr. Hall, a second chair followed, a third, and then a fourth, also a very large arm-chair. A small chair rose from the floor, and moved up and down close to Mr. Hall, appearing to float in the air.
'After the seance, Lord Louth measured the distance each chair had traversed, and found it to range from six to nine feet.
The little table had moved seven feet from the window to Mr. Home. This was the first seance at which Lord Louth had ever been present