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Viscount Adare - Experiences in Spiritualism with Mr D D Home – 29 Home holds a lemon up above his head and all the acid flavour is withdrawn from it

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024804

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]

Home now left the room, saying, “Do not be frightened; Dan is not going out of the window or anything of that sort.” He returned, holding in his hand half a lemon, freshly cut; he handed it to each of us to taste. He laughed and said “Yes, it is very good, is it not? so refreshing.”

He then held it up above his head, and said, “We will withdraw all the acid flavour from it.".

A yellowish light came over the lemon; he held it up for some little time, and said, “Now taste again.”

He held it out to me; but the room being rather dark, I bobbed my nose against it, and therefore tasted nothing. All the others tasted it, and described it as most disagreeable, having no odour, and the flavour being a sort of mawkish alkali ; some describing it as like magnesia; others, as like washing soda.

Home laughed and said, "We will take the nasty taste away presently." He then described what had taken place, I cannot recollect what he said, but the substance of it was that a purely natural process had been gone through. “If you were to eat the lemon,” he said, “or swallow the juice, the same thing exactly would occur by natural decomposition, all the acid flavour would be freed, and would pass through the pores of your skin into all sorts of forms, &c., &c., while the residuum would be a substance, such as you now tasted. It resembled soda; it is of that nature, and that is why lemon juice is so good for acidity, of the stomach and blood."

“We have done nothing miraculous; by our knowledge of natural substances and laws, we were able to hasten as it were, a natural process, and withdraw at once the acid, instead of its being diffused into various form: we have retained it in the air, and will now restore it to the lemon”

He held the lemon up and a rose-coloured flame, or rather light, came over it.

After a little, he gave it to those who had tasted it the second time; they said that it was quite good and fresh, and that all the natural scent and flavour was restored to it.

The source of the experience

Home, D. D.

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