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Viscount Adare - Experiences in Spiritualism with Mr D D Home - 03 No. 2 Seance. Nothing very remarkable occurred, just the usual table moving and raps

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024581

Type of Spiritual Experience

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A description of the experience

EXPERIENCES IN SPIRITUALISM WITH MR. D. D. HOME. BY VISCOUNT ADARE, [Windham Thomas Wyndham-Quin 1841-1926] WITH INTRODUCTORY REMARKS BY THE EARL OF DUNRAVEN. [Viscount Adare's father]  [1869]

About a fortnight after this I had occasion to go to London.  I went down to see Home at Mr. Jencken's, at Norwood. We had a seance, in the evening. There were present, Home, Mr. Jencken, Mrs. Hennings, and myself. Nothing very remarkable occurred;  at least, I do not remember anything.

The usual manifestations took place, such as the table moving, and raps were heard; the table, a light card table, was lifted off the ground completely. During the first part of the séance, the manifestations seemed all directed to Home, afterwards the table was in the same way- as at the first seance - moved up against me.

The accordion was played in Home's hand. The last thing that occurred was that my chair began to vibrate rapidly in the most violent way; it gave me a curious tingling sensation up my arms to the elbow, and up my legs as though I was receiving an electric shock. Knowing that this vibration almost invariably preceded any movement, or lifting of the table, I thought that I was going to be raised into the air,-and most unwillingly I became very nervous and frightened. If I had not done so I think some phenomenon would have occurred; but as soon as I became alarmed, the vibration of my chair ceased. That was the last thing that occurred that evening.

The source of the experience

Home, D. D.

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Being left handed
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