|The second coming of Henry 'the smiling spirit' Olcott. After his incomplete attempt to materialize at the 3rd séance Shannon was attending at the renowned Basle PSI Association, the spirit eventually fully materialized under séance conditions at an event held on the premises of Spiritualist and Business man Markus Kappeler - to prepare a succesful return to the Associations séanceroom end of this week. On several photos Markus Kappeler had shot the spirit is brightly smiling even showing its teeth interestingly (see below more Photos of the second coming of Olcott)...(copyright M.K.)|
THE SPIRIT PORTAL
It was the third day of succesful séances. Séance already had begun. And around 25 sitters were present at the BPV, Basle, Switzerland that night. But nobody knew about the amount of pressure the medium in the cabinet was under at that time.
An American Guest was there, a professional photographer and friend, who had in the previous nights shot ingenious photos, had purposefully come to witness one of those powerful Full Form Materializations. Shannon travels around the world still collecting materials for an upcoming book of hers about séanceroom-phenomena, that actually will be amazing!
But the medium inside of the new cabinet in the meantime had detected conditions unrelyable for an attempt of Full Materialization actually and started to foresee it would not happen: The curtains were not closing towards the floor and light was coming in. The walls had a bright color in the cabinet and the incoming light was reflecting and illuminated the confined mediums space in a way that only hardly could be overcome, due to the need of total darkness there ...
It was a new cabinet used for the first time ever in that built and size, due to the spirit controls wishes, with a totally different amount of space available inside and with another angle to sit inside and towards the sitters and towards mediums wife and trustee also - ending in such a totally different feeling that usually would need a necessary time to accustom with first before getting back to common production-processes inside of it.
But Shannon was there too. And she had specifically come for one of these Full Materializations, the medium knew very well. Of course Shannon herself was educated enough not to put any expectation pressure onto the medium, but Kai is doing that to himself anyway. He likes to be able to fulfill expectations of course. No, that is not optimal, but that is the way it is.
So despite the deficient pre-conditions, the medium during the trance induction did fully focus and concentrate to receive a materialized spirit-guest, not thinking about any unforeseeable results coming from such an urge put upon the spirit team and spirit control.
A STRANGE PREMATURITY
For the sitters everything seemed to be developing normally at that point in time and their outlook was promising like always, when the Communicator announced a special spirit guest, a predecessor of Shannons work and famous spiritualist, later founder of the Theosophical Society with Helena Blavatsky, Henry Steel Olcott.
As a renowned contemporary, he came from his service as a Colonel from the Civil War, where he owned honorings already, and became a journalist and Psychic Investigator. At the brink of the Modern Photography Era he in the 1870ies was for example reporting and thoroughly depicting with his own drawing skills what he witnessed at a rural farm in Vermont, at the foot of the Blue Mountains, where the then famous Eddy-case was evolving. For a newspaper he was at the location for months and documented what later became a famous book 'People from another world'.
He did then, what Shannon Taggart as a photographer is doing today. And his visit as spirit form was a reminiscense to his connection with Shannon. Later he became the confederate of Helena Blavatsky in founding the Theosophical Society in London.
In the séanceroom in the meantime an extraordinary and unusual development was going to take place. After sacred objects had usually been charged by massive outbursts of light of different colors at that time the spirit control seemed to direct all available energy to follow the wish of the medium. The late Henry Olcott was announced by the communicator to materialize and the sitters now awaited another impressing appearance like all the times before! The amazement rose when the red light was distinguished and everybody was waiting for the communicators call for the light the next time,because at that point the Phantoms have usually achieved sufficient density and visibility for their appearance and could be looked at. Not this time...
LIGHT STREAMS THROUGH THE PORTAL
Suddenly a strong blue light never before seen in the cabinet emerged from it and only seconds later the knocking sounds signalling also the want for red light occurred and Julia switched it on: An unexpected strange sight was awaiting the sitters. It took a few seconds to fully fathom what was displayed here. The blue light illuminated the cabinets whole inside strongly and in the entrance stood a strange looking more young man with a very extraordinary, nearly deformed thin nose, upperbody bent forward showing his dark blond hair, half of it covered by a too small white head-dress. The beard seemed strangely half-grown, as if interrupted inmidst of a process of growing. The white robes or garments the entities usually were wearing was reduced here also to one unique poor piece of white fabric, letting the blue light even shine through the lower part of the entity. The visitor was exhaustively looked at but didn't respond like usually and seemed to breath heavily. When the red light was switched off the sitters were irritated and the communicator immediately restarted to speak. A coin dropped, an American coin from 1872, one of Olcotts most active years, a message was delivered and the spirits brought back an extremely exhausted medium. One thing became obvious, the pressure onto the medium produced something that was far away from all the other quality attempts for Full Materialization in the last two years.
Kai understood very quickly what had happened and that the pressure he had put upon his trance-state had produced literally a mediumistical preterm-birth.
|Noteworthy are the facial features of the entity, specifically the nose, very well visible in the following below images as well...(copyright M.K.)|
|The nose as well as the mouth are the most typical characteristics coming with this spirit materializations face... (copyright M.K.)|
|In this most interesting enlargement Spirit Henrys facial features are extremely well visible...(copyright M.K.)|
Later the spirit control did let everybody know, that Henry Olcott would return to the Basle PSI Association when the conditions were right. Two weeks before another stay at the Basle PSI Association would be happening the other photos of 'Henry Olcott' were produced at a private séance and do look very promising.
In the days previously to the difficult materialization attempt Shannon Taggart of course had photographed other interesting events in the séances already
|The famous 'faces in the ectoplasm' appeared for Shannon, demonstrating to the camera the ability to let relatives in spirit of sitters and spirit guides appear ... (copyright ShannonTaggart)|
|On the photos the faces were in constant building and desintegration processes involved. Visible are a man in its early 60ies, a young woman and an elderly woman here...(copyright ShannonTaggart)|
|More fascinating takes and images will be shown in Shannons book actually (copyright Shannon Taggart)|
|Shannons original take... (copyright Shannon Taggart)|
|...and the enlargements...(copyright Shannon Taggart)|
|...to fathom the whole mysterious process. (copyright Shannon Taggart)|
|All the here upcoming photos have been taken in one take...(copyright Shannon Taggart)|
|...without any interruption...(copyright Shannon Taggart)|
|...or switching off the red light...(copyright Shannon Taggart)|
|...clearly showing how multiple and different objects emerge...(copyright Shannon Taggart)|
|...all coming from the eye-socket...(copyright Shannon Taggart)|
|...or even sometimes from the tear-duct...! (copyright Shannon Taggart)|