From: William Treurniet <wtreurniet.nul> Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2012 08:30:16 -0500 Archived: Thu, 08 Mar 2012 09:00:11 -0500 Subject: Re: On The Physics Of Physical Mediumship >From: Michael M. Hughes<michaelmhughes.nul> >To: UFO UpDates<post.nul> >Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2012 10:05:51 -0500 >Subject: Re: On The Physics Of Physical Mediumship >>From: Dave Haith<visions1.nul> >>To: UFO UpDates<post.nul> >>Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2012 21:42:34 -0000 >>Subject: Re: On The Physics Of Physical Mediumship >>>From: William Treurniet<wtreurniet.nul> >>>To: post.nul >>>Date: Sat, 03 Mar 2012 18:34:29 -0500 >>>Subject: On The Physics Of Physical Mediumship >>>I attended my first physical mediumship seance recently at a >>>workshop on the Costa del Sol, Spain. The medium was Kai Muegge >>>from the Felix Experimental Group in Frankfurt. Among other >>>things, there was the usual table levitation demonstration, >>>balls of light flitting around the room, and a display of >>>ectoplasm. Possibly of primary interest to this list is a >>>message from Wilbert Smith passed on to the group by the spirit >>>control, the deceased Prof. Hans Bender. The spirit control is >>>the personality on the 'other side' that works through the >>>medium to create phenomena. >><snip> >I've been fascinated by mediumship for a long time. As a >mentalist, however, I know that all of those alleged >manifestations=97balls of light, table lifting/titling, and >ectoplasm=97can be readily faked. >Were these manifestations documented by video? Were there >controls on the medium=97and if so, what were they? >I'm not saying this to suggest there was fakery involved, but if >there were no controls and no recording of the events, I'm >afraid I can't give it a lot of attention. Whether or not there were controls is a valid point. I personally checked out the room both before and after the seance and found no items present that could be used as tools. The medium was strip searched by one of the sitters at his own request just before entering the room. At critical times during the seance, what is called a "four-limb control" was placed on the medium by two people sitting near him to confirm that the medium was immobile as phenomena occurred two meters away. Most of the time the room was dark. Occasionally a dim red light was used, particularly during the display of ectoplasm. There was no video record. The same medium has a blog showing a number of photographs of ectoplasm coming from his mouth. These are said to be the first ever such photos taken in full light. http://tinyurl.com/6nx3jxv The initial session where table levitation occurred happened a few hours after everyone had arrived, also in a dark room. The table felt level when it lifted, so all four legs had to be off the floor. Attempts were made to turn on the red light when there was levitation. As a participant, I think that there was probably ideomotor activity that caused some of the movement of the table. However, the table lifted more than six inches and that cannot be explained by cumulative small horizontal forces. It would have required much more strength than any of us had to lift it from one side while seated with hands outstretched on top of the table. We were sitting elbow-to-elbow, so would have noticed any suspicious activity by our neighbors. Two people sitting opposite each other might have done it, but I have no reason to believe there was such collaboration. Operating in full light is said to inhibit these kinds of phenomena. As an analogy (mine), a match won't light under water either, so maybe light does throw a damper on this kind of activity. Or the darkened room might just facilitate a coherent group behavior. The group's 'energy' was said to be an important element. William Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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