We would like to react onto a Psychic News article recently published and unfortunately being full of mistakes.
Sadly the Psychic News was seemingly not interested to talk to us directly, who we could have saved them to provide false information to their readers.
The relationship between the Felix Circle and the Psychic News is not the best since we omitted to set our medium under the strict holding control of one of their editors during a demonstration for the Gordon Higginson Fellowship. You are usually not letting people you don t know very well close to the medium during the most sensitive deep trance states. But we were urged to do it, allegedly to enable this particular editor to write about us at all.
But even though the medium was stripsearched beforehand and the controls were unbroken, in the following unexplainable stories about alleged fraud made the round, and the announced article was never written, what gave many the impression, as if during the control of editor S.F. something went not right, what was not the case. In the contrary, most sitters for the first time experienced strong quality physical mediumship under the undisputable hands-on control for the first time.
The promise to write about the session if we were willing to set our medium under editor S.F.'s control was never hold. An announced and scheduled promised explanation was never given.
In the meantime these stories are several years old and we are carrying no grudge around with us, but we are somehow not surprised, that PN now comes with a, by many long awaited, article about the Felix Circle when theorizations of an investigator - how certain mediumistic phenomena could have been faked - are seemingly undermining three years of succcesful and very controlled scientific research mainly done by Prof. Stephen Braude, a leading US investigator, who called the results 'historical' with no hesitation after the last experimental sessions were held in the most strictest environment of a Séanceroom-Laboratory in Austria and with who we uphold good contact, expecting to experiment further next year.
(Quote) The most striking feature of FEG Seances in recent years has been the seeming production of ectoplasm, extruded in large quantities from the mediums mouth. Prof. Braude has witnessed this and showed a photograph. In this a pale substance could be seen streaming from the mediums mouth and falling to the floor in a heap (...). The Professor said he saw the heap moving (by itself, the editor). He drew attention to a hand, visible at the mediums right, which was pulling the 'ectoplasm' into several strands - it was Muegge himself doing the pulling. (Quote end)
We cannot say, who is responsible for this false construct of an event that never happened as described by PN.
Meanwhile Braude actually observed the huge amounts of material extruding from the mediums mouth and afterwards observed the heap moving by itself he then saw 'a hand sprouting' (quote Braude) from the moving heap on the floor, with moving fingers and lively features, finally waving to the sitters.
This hand appeared from floor level (!) and had no connection whatsoever to the mediums arms and hands visible in the red light phase the ectoplasmic extrusion is presented in.
That Braude observed the medium pulling 'strands of ectoplasm' was a totally other occasion.
And 'the hand of the medium' was never discovered doing something it should not, as it is slightly indicated in the last sentence of the quoted PN-paragraph above.
|The hand-building and erection ...|
|...photographed in stages...|
|...by professional photographer Shannon Taggart...|
|...or during a demonstration 2010...|
|...or as photographed coming more from under chair of medium by Tom Butler of the American Transcommunication Association also 2011. SPIDER WEBS?|
To understand the right context and the difference between theory and what actually occurred over three years of investigation we will give some basic facts in regards to the Braude investigation:
The Circles Medium has a worldwide name of trustworthiness that has to do with his personality, but even more with the transparent work in regards to the strict medium control he is allowing and which sets the controllers over the whole séance IN DIRECT HANDS-ON CONTACT WITH THE MEDIUM, HOLDING IT AT ALL HIS LIMBS.
That hands-on control was it that Braude motivated to get in contact with us.
So from the beginning on and during the investigation
1. the Circles Medium submitted to 'work' under these specific and exclusively tight control-conditions, namely under 'hands-on'-control' (all four limbs - hands, legs, feet - held and controlled by attending scientists) during the passive and active (!) phases of the phenomena, repeatedly occurring everywhere in the room and in considerable distance to/from the held medium.
2. Additionally the medium was stripsearched on the naked body before and after séances, when for example huge masses of ectoplasm were extruded, operated autonomously in front of the medium and the researchers and disappeared again afterwards (f.e. Austria 2013).
3. During the whole three years of controlled experimentation there was never the slightest hint for fraud. In the contrary.
Everything was made totally transparent and accessable for the investigators.
4. Under this protocol and strictest controls the mediumship of K.M. produced different strong phenomena over the years of investigation.
Some of them ruled out the mere possibility of fraud due to their extraordinary nature or due to the circumstances under which they occurred. Some of the phenomena were filmed.
5. The in the report discussed fraud hypothesises (see section 'Allegations' below) are theory and not backed up by any experimental findings during the three years of investigation!!!
6. Prof. Braude is seeking for - and urging us to submit to - further experimentation because the
value of this mediumship is obvious for every researcher who dares to handle the subject.
'Spirit Lights are produced by a stage-magicians device!'
All around the world observers have described flickering and strong lights (up to three and four simultanously) sometimes in different colors - flying independently in distances up to 10 feet and more from the at hands and feet held medium through the darkened room, interact with sitters, disappear into the floor, show acrobatic skills in high speeds.
No magic device is capable to do so!
The by Braudes co-investigator mentioned device allows different colored lights to fly closely around a magician. The magician controls them with his hands.
In FEG Séances multiple colored lights appear in huge distances from the at hands and feet held (!) medium. Moreover these lights does not seem to look at all like LED. They have different sizes and forms, sometimes look cloudy, sometimes pinpointed.
Different skilled magicians like the US investigator Loyd Auerbach have sat with us and all of them were stating they could not detect any known forms of stage magicianship! Moreover they have outlined the obvious differences in approach and presentation.
This especially became obvious in the presentation of a fake séance by a professional magician in Basle, Switzerland, who had previously sat with K.M. and who declared he had no idea how to fake the mediums phenomena he had observed.
'Ectoplasm is raw cotton wool resp. Halloween spider webs made of such!'
No halloween spider webs can be extruded from the medium in such large volume as demonstrated, nor can it breathe laying on the floor, move, sprout, build a variety of forms, embryo-like, animal-like, produce objects, create handforms moving, waving, wearing rings, even heads and faces that are partially indentified by sitters as loved ones, uprising columns and more - in front of the eyes of sitters worldwide. No cotton wool spider webs can do this, unregarded in which quantity. With this any further theories in regards to spider webs are annulled. Moreover it was known to Braude that members of the circle 2012 had for informational reasons experimented with different substances to show and educate in videos produced for the blog that raw cotton wool substances do not behave like genuine mediumistic ectoplasm during séances!
|Ectoplasm 1926 photographed under the chin of Stanislawa P., one of Schrencks main mediums on whose phenomena 'Phenomena of Materialization' was mainly based upon.|
|Ectoplasm 2013 filmed under the chin of medium K.M., filmed by Robert Narholz, part of the Braude Investigation Team, during a séance in the rooms of the Basle PSI Association. SPIDER WEBS?|
|Ectoplasmic column growing in front of sitters eyes in red light! SPIDER WEBS?|
- How is the alleged material produced in masses from the mediums mouth?
- If it is actually a process of regurgitation, why does the presented material NEVER show any
stains or smells of unavoidable nature (Braude smelled during the Austrian 'Laboratory'-sessions at
the material that had no odor)?
- If the material shows no signs of coming from the inner body, where is it during the hundreds of
stripsearches previously to séances and during post-examinations of the meidums body (many
times Mediums wife was stripsearched as well and seperated strictly from the medium, for
example during the Austria-sessions, that produced huge quantities of substance)?
|...like in this example, showing a person, representing the spirit face in the middle above...!|
|Control Spirit 'Hans Bender' showing his face within the 'fine matter', as he calls it. On the left of his face and slightly higher an indian head with long hair is visible looking to the right side. SPIDER WEBS?|
What is not at all mentioned here is the work and the involvement of the spirits.
They have immediately opened opportunities that were unaccessable until the allegations became public.
For example they have started to allow sitters to regularly touch ectoplasm or excavate embedded objects from it.
|Flower with water drops and living ant excavated from ectoplasm after having appeared in it with a flash. It was raining outside...|
These objects, from flowers to crystals, are like grown into the material and it takes minutes to excavate them from uncountable umbilical cord like connections that adhere in right angles at the embedded objects.
Such observations are so striking and strange besides many others that we can only underline our invitations to all honestly and open interested parties to come and experience the real wonders from a real spirit world yourselves!