Observations placeholder

Palladino, Eusapia - Genoa with Professor Morselli in 1906-7

Identifier

020426

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

The History of Spiritualism – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - CHAPTER XV - THE CAREER OF EUSAPIA  PALLADINO

At the sixth and last seance of the series at Genoa with Professor Morselli in 1906-7, an effective test was devised. The medium was tied to the couch with a thick, broad band, of the kind used in asylums to fasten down maniacs, and capable of being tied very tightly without cutting the flesh. Morselli, with experience as an alienist, performed the operation, and also secured the wrists and ankles.

After a red electric lamp of ten-candle power had been lighted, the table, which was free from all contact, moved from time to time, small lights were seen and a hand. At one stage the curtains in front of the cabinet opened, giving a view of the medium lying securely bound.

"The phenomena" says an account, " were inexplicable considering that the position rendered movement on her part impossible."

The source of the experience

Palladino, Eusapia

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Psychokinesis

Symbols

Science Items

Levitation

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Being left handed
Brain damage

Commonsteps

References