Viscount Adare - Experiences in Spiritualism with Mr D D Home – 35 We asked, “How many spirits present?” and were told “Nine."
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] 
As directed last night, we sat in Lady Dunraven's sitting room :-Present, Mrs. Wynne, C. Wynne, Lawless, Adare Mr. Home and myself. The table was unsteady and creaky; we had very slight manifestations. After some time Mr. Home went into a trance; he seemed uncomfortable, and walked about, altering the position of the different chairs and articles of furniture; he objected to the large stuffed chairs on which we were sitting, and changed them : saying, that the springs in them had a bad effect. He drew down the blinds, and made movements with his hands and arms as if magnetizing about the room.
He sat down near the fire, then taking out a coal partly red and partly black, he brought it and held it between Mrs Wynne and me, as if showing it to us; then, without making any remark, he put it back in the fire. He held the coal by the black part, which, doubtless, was tolerably hot; yet still the experiment could hardly be called an example of the fire test, such as was exhibited at Norwood.
…... After this he rubbed and patted several of us on the back, and he pressed his head against me between the shoulders; I felt a warm current flowing from it. He then sat down, and said that the room was now in a much better state. After making a few observations he awoke.
Raps were heard, and we were told to go and look for another table ; Mr. Hope, in order to know who should go with him pointed to each in turn, and Adare and I were chosen. We went to the hall and the library, trying different tables without any result; on our return through the hall, we heard raps on a table as we were touching it, as we passed; so we took it with us; we sat at this table; but had only slight manifestations. We received this message,
“We are doing our best : we hope you will be patient”
We asked, “How many spirits present?” and were told “Nine."
“How many that we have known?”