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Patrick Proctor Alexander - Spiritualism: A Narrative with a Discussion – 13 Are you all grateful to God for His many mercies ? We go

Identifier

024833

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

SPIRITUALISM: A NARRATIVE WITH A DISCUSSION.  BY PATRICK PROCTOR ALEXANDER, M.A.,

Not much more time was allowed us, however, for further development of the phenomena by the method of collusion or otherwise, for a twitch was suddenly heard at the handle of the door of the room.

“Ah !” said Mr. Home, on hearing it, — as I also did, and I suppose everyone else,— “that is a bad sign. I fear we shall not have much more of it to-night : almost invariably I find that to mean that the Spirits are preparing to depart.”

And, sure enough, the next communication we had from them announced itself as a final one. It was to this effect :

“Are you all grateful to God for His many mercies ? We go.”

 I was looking over the shoulder of the young lady who took down the letters; and up to the word God I could quite decipher the sentence so as very well to guess what was coming. As I anticipated, when the letter G was read out, the table at once responded, and it did so with a kind of rapture of edifying enthusiasm, rising and falling thrice directly under my hands with an energy and emphasis it had never before exhibited. With the O which followed it was the same. D ditto. The holy name was rapped out, in point of fact, thus — GOD — in prominent and pious capitals. The word Mercies was, in like manner, emphasized ; and a little difficulty of the kind before explained occurring with one or two of its letters, Mr. Home observed, ' I don't know what that may be; but I'm certain' (from the eager enthusiasm displayed, of course, by the table) ' it has something to do with the Divine Being.'

Having thus said 'We go,' the Spirits were as good as their word; and though we sat for some twenty minutes longer, in hope that perhaps they might return, they declined to do so ; and we had thus no more communications.

The source of the experience

Home, D. D.

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Science Items

Levitation

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Being left handed
Inherited genes

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