Viscount Adare - Experiences in Spiritualism with Mr D D Home - 15 Dogs being able to understand each other
Type of Spiritual Experience
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] 
No. 16. -Seance, Hamburg,. August, 1868.
At Cologne we slept in a double-bedded room. As Home was going to sleep, he said, “How odd." I asked him what he meant; and he said he had heard Menken's voice say, “That is right, Dan," in reference to an observation he had just made to me.
She also told him that she was with us that morning when we were talking about the probability of dogs being able to understand each other; that they could communicate with each other by magnetism, by touch, and through the eye ; but not at all by sound. She added that she was going with us, and that we should hear her voice.
At Frankfurt, Home came into my room in the morning; and on my asking him some question as to how he had passed the night, said that after he had gone to bed he heard Menken's voice say that his sheets were damp, that he had found they were so, and had slept in a railway rug.
On Thursday night, at Homburg, we both heard strange raps about the room. I then felt and heard little gentle taps upon the foot of my bed, by which I recognized the presence of my mother. I asked if it was so, and was answered “Yes."
I said to Home that I was glad my mother was there, because I thought that she had not been near for some time. This message came :”You must at times be allowed foreign influences; but do not leave you - I love you too much for that"' .
We were talking about this sentence ; and Home was saying it was unselfishness that induced my mother to give way to other spirits sometimes, who were very anxious to communicate, when this message was given: “The love of our great Creator is unselfish." We then began speculating as to whether there was a continual contest going on in the next world between good and bad, and I was answered by a message saying that “there is a contest the same as on earth."
I made some remark that on earth it was a great deal a matter of physical force, and that a good weak man could not turn a bad strong one out of his house, when this message was given : “Purity, when freed from the mortal, is strongest, as the truth overcomes error” .
Home presently said, “There is a spirit standing in the corner, can you not see it ? I can see it as a faint light increasing and decreasing in brightness."
I looked, but could not make it out; but I saw a faint light on the other side of the room, and called Home's attention to it. As we looked in that direction, the light in the corner shone out suddenly, like a flash of lightning. It was an instantaneous perfectly bright flash of light, lasting perhaps nearly a second.
The source of the experienceHome, D. D.
Concepts, symbols and science items
ConceptsCommunication with a Spirit helper
Communication with disembodied souls