Saturday, 21 December 2013

WISHFUL THINKING?! About to experiment with Physical Mediumship in the light, its widespread failure and 'the things that come from darkness'!

Regularly we hear complaints about the mediumistic tradition of working in darkened or semi darkened conditions.
Even though there are different demonstrations being done in red light (Kai Muegge, Stewart Alexander, Gordon Garforth, Warren Caylor, Bill Meadows), there is a group of Survivalists, that claim no valuable physical mediumship exists as long as it is not exercised in lighted conditions, 'like in the past'!
Moreover these parties do claim, Physical Mediumship without having full phantoms walking around makes no sense at all, because no 'Loved Ones' would materialise, what the one and only purpose of mediumship ever was, is and always will be!
I would like to present a pleading against these views in four sections:
1. The truth about the past and Full Form Materializations
2. The truth about experimental groups and Physical Mediumship working in light
3. The connection of the supernormal with darkness conditions and the truth about not having infrared allowed (modern theories)
4. A New Testament of Spiritualism

Those who have thoroughly studied Physical Mediumship of the past do know: We have a small group of so called 'Daylight Mediums', whose number is so small, that they usually should be regarded as a minimal counterballance, a statistical spike against the much larger number of mediumship facilitators in the dark!

These Daylight Mediums were D.D.Home, Eusapia Paladino, Carlos Mirabelli and maybe some more, if we are lucky.
All the other mediums worked mainly in the dark, resp. in such low red light conditions, that Parapsychology coined them 'Darkness-Mediums' in addition to the daylight mediums, who caused such a stir among and earned so much recognition by early investigators who could not explain them and of course by their environment because it was baffled to the extreme!

Now there are several parties claiming, that the light conditions at for example a group of better known 'darkness'-mediums' - like Alec Harris', Einer Nielsens', Helen Duncans', Gordon Higginsons' and some other personalities' - séances were up to a considerable grade basically or more illuminated, to belong to a generally higher class of mediumship, than the 'darkness-séances' of today!
Because everything was 'so visible' in the past - meanwhile today everything is 'covered in darkness' (what is of course false, but to claim that is for some at least sufficient to talk down qualities and reputations of people, they have never sat with, but those on several websites do know it better anyway...)!

The critique in regards to modern Physical Mediumship is thus not only directed to the grade of illumination but also to the character of phenomena, that are produced today! Certain Survivalists claim, that any mediumistic activity in Physical Mediumship is only worthwhile to attend when one might see loved ones planely in a bright light, red or white, and as long as such conditions aren't 'reinstalled', no seance is it worth to visit!

Now let's check and see what might be revealed differently, because we believe - by checking the historical materials and by observing the psychological and perceptional conditions of sitters at contemporary seances - we can pretty planely show, that
- the lightened conditions at Séances of mediums who facilitated the Full Materialisation (of Loved Ones) was by far not as lightened than it is claimed today
- the 'quality' reunions that shall have taken place were mostly and mainly the product of the seeking of bereaved people who gratefully accepted the proposed situation, seeing a strongly hooded figure in extremely dark red light or in outlines inbetween the curtain slits - and projected, motivated by their longing from the loss, simply more into the 're-union', than there actually was!