Patrick Proctor Alexander - Spiritualism: A Narrative with a Discussion – 08 Dr. Findlater gets a pretty smart stroke on the pan of his knee
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
SPIRITUALISM: A NARRATIVE WITH A DISCUSSION. BY PATRICK PROCTOR ALEXANDER, M.A.,
Very soon after this, the significant five raps put us again on the qui vive. Here once more was a ‘Spirit desiring to communicate ;' and the communication this time rapped out, and taken down as before, was, ‘We touch you’.
On this being read out, Mr. Home said, ' I don't quite understand,' in a kind of half-puzzled way ; and then, ‘May I ask, has any one of the company been touched !?’
‘ Yes,' replied Dr. Findlater with slight gravity; ‘I was touched a very little ago. I preferred to take no notice of it, but I had a pretty smart stroke on the pan of my knee. There could be no mistake about it ; it was very distinct. ‘
Immediately on this came again five raps, and the words ‘very distinct’ in echo of Dr. Findlater's last, were rapped out by the table. All this time, of course, Mr. Home's hands were visible above the table (not always resting on it, — for this did not seem absolutely de rigueur — but occasionally used one or the other in slight gesticulation, as from time to time he made his remarks) ; his feet, by fair inference from what I saw when under the table, may almost with certainty be assumed to have been at rest beneath his chair as then.