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Turvey, Vincent – The beginnings of Seership – Reading minds



Type of Spiritual Experience


The 'spirits' did not comunicate and merely re-enacted past actions thus not spirits as such

A description of the experience

The beginnings of Seership – Vincent Turvey


I am quite willing to attest the accuracy of the following- On March 22, 1905, I called to have tea with your wife, and you joined us. This was the first time I had spoken to you. Whilst having tea you asked me- "Are, or were, any of your relations in the Army?"

Without thinking I replied, “No!" and after a pause added, "Oh! yes, my first husband was a soldier"

"Oh!” you replied, "I thought so, because I see a soldier behind your chair."

A few minutes afterwards you said, “When your husband was thinking did he walk up and down like this?" Here you imitated his action correctly.

"Oh! yes, he did," I said. We then went out on the verandah, and whilst sitting there talking you described a female spirit to me, and added- "She used to live in the country" From your description I recognized an aunt of mine who used to live in the country.

A little while later you said to me, “Have you ever suffered from an illness that caused you pain here?" -laying your hand on your side. I said, "Yes! and you have correctly described the pain and symptoms from which I had suffered."

Yours truly,


The source of the experience

Turvey, Vincent N

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