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Viscount Adare - Experiences in Spiritualism with Mr D D Home – 37 The ghost of the monk, who committed a crime, said mass, and the crime ’weighed heavily on his conscience’

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024836

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

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]

No. 53.-Tuesday, March 2nd,

On the afternoon of the 2nd I was seated by the fire in my room reading, Home was writing at the lone table, Suddenly the round table, starting from the window, moved a distance of six or eight feet, and placed itself against the end of the long table. We both heard a sound as of a bell tinkling. Home began speaking about the spirit present, and while doing so went into a trance, He said.

“Oh he is very strange and restless, he is a monk."

I asked, “Is that sound of the bell the same as I heard last night? "

“Yes; he was here last night, and says you ought to have heard him. He has never been here before, that is, not since this house has been built. The sound of the bell is the same also as you heard outside the house to-day with Dan, only it is more concentrated now."

I asked what the meaning of the sound was.

“Ah, he was a monk. He seems to have committed some crime and then to have said mass, and the crime weighed heavier on his conscience in consequence."

A dagger was then violently knocked off the table to the other side of the room. I was not looking at Home at the moment and cannot say whether he struck it or not,

“Oh" he said “he cannot bear the sight of that."

A large pair of scissors were then clashed on to the floor from off the round table, no one being near it. Home said.

“He cannot bear anything sharp and pointed; Ah, he is trying to pick up the scissors, but he cannot touch them because they have, as you see, fallen in the shape of a cross. Ah, poor fellow, he says he will not hurt you, he would not stop a minute here, but that he sees you do not hate and despise-him; he will do you no harm, but you must not mind him being rough and abrupt in his manner.  He does not wish you to-speak about this to the others, but he wants you, Charlie, and Dan, to come here to-night; he has something to say; he does not like those seances down stairs, he is not pleased.
He cannot speak to you himself, he can scarcely make manifestations; he talks old Irish. He is the same spirit that Fred saw ; he was stripped of his gown and appeared, to have on a blanket."

This alluded to Mr. Lawless, having told us, while on a visit here last winter that he had seen a ghost or spirit in the castle. I did not pay much attention to his statements, supposing it to have been some illusion on-his part.

The source of the experience

Home, D. D.

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Science Items

Levitation

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Being left handed
Inherited genes

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