Sunday, 25 August 2013

Shannon Taggart gives statement about the Seance with the FEG-Medium and -Spirit Scientists in Cassadaga August 2013

Shannon Taggart is a Professional Photographer who has worked for different Publications like the NY-Times Magazine, Wallstreet Journal or Newsweek. Among her many projects theres one about Spiritualism and Seance Room Phenomena. Her photowork is characterized by impressive portrait-photography and about showing the individual during unique moments within different religious or belief-systems.
Shannon Taggart in Lilydale
Shannon says: 'These FEG seances were unlike anything I have experienced before. They were completely fantastical and shocking, in the sense that they literally put the impossible right in front of us, to contemplate and to experience.

On August 15 & 17, 2013, I attended seances with Kai Muegge and the Felix Circle Spirit Scientists, hosted by Dr. Neal Rzepkowski in Cassadaga, New York.

Before the sittings, Kai allowed the room and the medium's cabinet to be searched and he was examined (unclothed) by a randomly chosen attendee. His wife Julia was seated as his control on the right, a randomly chosen attendee was placed to control on the left, each responsible for holding his hands and knees. We were told to hold onto one another's hands and maintain a chain to ensure nobody was moving around the room, including those in control of the medium.

Once the circle was seated and the lights were off, Kai spent time achieving a trance state by utilizing a holotropic breathing technique. Almost immediately we heard loud tapping on the ceiling. Rattles and tambourines that had been placed in the middle of the floor began making sound and moving around.

Gradually the phenomena turned into flying lights that flew all around the room.
Various touches were felt by most of us, including myself. Some felt caresses on their heads, others felt touches on their knees and some reported paw-like movements on their body.

Hans Bender, Kai's main guide, instructed Julia then to put out glow in the dark marbles which we saw move around and also flicker on and off.
A glow in the dark plate was also placed on the floor and we saw the formation of a hand appear over it.
A trumpet then was placed on the floor and it then flew round the room with great speed.

When it came time to work with the ectoplasm, Julia was instructed to use a red flashlight at various times. We saw large and small formations of ectoplasm, some of which had clear faces suspended within it.
At times it streamed all over the medium seemed to emerge from his ears, nose or mouth.
It changed shapes multiple times, going from a covering to piles.
A large pile then appeared on the floor under the chair.
Over time, a very clear hand appeared on top of the pile and moved around.

The circle was closed shortly after.
No ectoplasm remained anywhere in the cabinet or on the body of the medium.

The photos I took are astounding to me, as they allow a re-experience of this phenomena. The condition of the room was the most technically challenging situation I have ever photographed in.
So, I am very thankful we were able to make these photos and to document and show what objectively happened - phenomena we all saw with our own eyes, not clairvoyantly or hypnotically.

Shannon Taggart


August Goforth said...

We are so very grateful for Shannon's expertise and artistry - these photos are also works of art, with their breath-taking beauty of light, shadow, depth and movement.

Murphy said...

Ver good photos Shannon, you're showing your class again. And Kai, you are doing a great job, keep up the good work!