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Viscount Adare - Experiences in Spiritualism with Mr D D Home – 41 The pencil was a red one, and the word written was “Augusta."

Identifier

024840

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]

Having left my room, Home and I went down to the smoking room. While he was speaking to me he broke off suddenly in the middle of a word- with a violent start and went into a trance.. Major Blackburn at that moment came into the room, and witnessed what occurred. Home jumped up, caught me by the hand, beckoned to Major Blackburn to follow, and led us up to my room in a great hurry. On opening the door, he said, (apparently to some spirit in the room)l

“Oh please do not do that!"

He then drew-out the long writing table, placed it near the window, put two chairs in front of the fire, and hung a blanket over them to exclude the light; then placed a chair at each end of the table for us, and one for himself at the side of the table opposite the window and the drawers. He drew out one of the drawers and placed a piece of paper and a pencil in it;  then -sitting down, he said:

“Listen!”

I listened, and distinctly heard the sound of a pencil writing on a piece of paper in the open drawer; the word written was finished by three dots. Home then threw himself back in his chair and said.

“Oh, she is so thankful that your father has seen what he has!”

He began to sob violently, and calling me over to him, he grasped my hand, and said,

“Oh, my darling I am so glad that he has seen something; I wish he could have been here now, but the conditions happened to be favourable at this moment and, we could not wait. You will give him the paper on which I have written, and the pencil must be kept; it may be used again, but only at Adare.  There was a spirit here when you came in, who damaged the conditions a little, and the writing is in consequence not very firm ; the pencil point also broke, and the last letters are not-quite distinct; the colour of the pencil is typical of my love-pure, deep, and everlasting."

The pencil was a red one, and the word written was “Augusta."

Home, on being asked afterwards about his going so suddenly into a trance, said, “I can remember being in-the smoking room, and seeing two spirits enter by the door ; rapidly approaching, one of them-stretched out his hand towards me, and I immediately lost consciousness." .

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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