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Viscount Adare - Experiences in Spiritualism with Mr D D Home – 46 He took a red-hot ember from the fire, and spoke a few words to Miss Douglas on the subject of faith. She held out her hand, and he placed the coal in it

Identifier

024845

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,65,-Seance, Ashley House, April 3rd.[continued]

Home now stood by Miss Douglas and talked to her for a considerable time, mentioning the spirits who were about her, recalling past circumstances of her life, and impressing upon her, that it was in her power to be of very great service to the cause of Spiritualism; he spoke also a good deal to Mrs. Gregory.

Walking over to the fireplace, he took from thence, with his hand, a red-hot glowing ember, about the size of a small orange. Mrs. Gregory became nervous, fearing lest he would request her to take it, he however went to Miss Douglas and, said,

“Now if you have sufficient .faith, let me place this coal in your hand; ” she replied, “I have faith, but I cannot overcome the physical dread, pray do not ask me to take it. ”

Upon this, Home said, “If you would only allow me to place it in your hand it would not burn you ; it does not burn Dan; it would not harm him” (pointing to Lindsay).

He then placed the coal which had by this time become black, on Lindsay's head, but almost immediately took it off, and saying, “That is not of much use as an experiment, for the natural heat has almost left the coal," he crumbled it in his hand and then threw it in the fireplace.

Presently he took another red-hot ember from the fire, and holding it in his hand, spoke a few words to Miss Douglas on the subject of faith. She held out her hand, and he placed the coal in it. Miss Douglas was not in the least burned, and said that it felt rather cold, like marble. After allowing it to remain there a few seconds, Home took the coal and requested Miss Douglas to touch it; she placed her fingers near it, but withdrew them immediately, saying that it burned her.

He then placed it in Mr. Blackburn's hand, previously asking if he had any faith, who replied that he had. After he had held it a short time he said it became hotter. Home then took the ember, threw it away, smiled, and. seemed pleased at the success of the experiment.

The source of the experience

Home, D. D.

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Fire walking

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Being left handed
Inherited genes

Commonsteps

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