Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Three magicians, one opinion: No trickery!

Since 2010 we have invited Professional Magicians letting them form their opinions in regards to the séances.
Two of them are specialized in Séance room tricks resp. hold professional staged séances.
One world widely known and respected magician and parapsychologist just sat this year with us in R.!
Their commentaries and results were always the same and could not be better shortly expressed as it is done by the Professional Stage Magician T.R. (identity known to the Basle PSI Ass.) in a public statement after having gone into detail in a letter to the Associations President Werthmueller. Weeks later he demonstrated one of his staged séances to members of the Association as to members of the Braude Investigation when the differences in techniques and approach became obvious. Here is his public statement:

 So, the Stage Magician would like to comment, but this time i keep it short (besides a lengthy letter to the switzerland event host).
The séance by Kai M. was very tantalizing, during the most phenomena happening in a distance between 2 and 3 metres (between 7 and 10 feet) in front of the held medium it was clear that neither the medium nor his partner could have played a part in their production. Their voices/trance voices could be heard simultaneously to the phenomena in a distance (like the so called ‚spirit’ lights and the handforms building on the plaque).
 Comparably good i consider the building of the ectoplasm-fingers and –hands on the plaque looking quite astounding on behalf of its amorphous characteristics. The medium/helper must have crouched and scuttled low to the ground or must have worked with wires and sticks what is difficult to reconstruct and imagine (medium was held at hands and feet). The last stage with the manifested ectoplasm from the mediums mouth looked good as well and a professional magician is of course usually harder to persuade.
The in the following erecting hand from the mass or the growing column appeared very good, from the illusionary perspective theoretically possible but in fact quite astounding.
 The whole séance appeared genuine to me, i never had the feeling there was trickery.
 Moreover i believe that after the holotropic breathing routine of the medium necessarily a trance state is achieved, i could not carry out my illusionary show elements after such a massive hyperventilating-like breathing. So in the end either genuine phenomena or very good trickery i could not detect at all!
 Another rational explanation how it could have been tricked would be confederates in the room. 

Respectfully, T. R.,
International Magician,
(well known for staged séances)

Wednesday, 10 December 2014


Indridi Indridason (1883-1912)
One of the most amazing stories ever told in the annals of Physical Mediumship is about a young Icelandic lad, who became the first known Icelandic Medium 1905, a physical medium, of such a power that until today he is mentioned alongside the biggest names of the first and second Generation of Physical Mediums: His name was Indridi Indridason and several aspects of his case were truely remarkable.
For a long time the thorough investigations of the specifically founded 'Experimental Society' (later Icelandic Society for Psychical Research) were only available in small excerpts translated for and published in periodicals in UK and Germany. 
Not before 1989 the Society for Psychical Research translated larger sections of the available note-books about the experiments and published a small booklet as 'Proceedings', describing for the first time in depth and order the development of events during an outstanding investigation into Physical Mediumship.

Several specialties make Loftur R. Gissursarson and Erlendur Haraldsson 'The Icelandic Physical Medium Indridi Indridason' an extremely fascinating read: The character of the phenomena and the way of control in the especially built house of the Society.
Rough Levitations, that sometimes teared even the hand holding controller up into the air with the medium. Strong and multiple Direct Voices, appearing parallely everywhere in the experimental room, even in the by net seperated observer-section, singing loudly in their ears for example. Clairvoyance, expressed by some of the personalities that spoke through Indridi. Tele- or psychokinetical Poltergeist-like disturbances, happening not only during the Séances. De- and Materialisations of so called 'Spirit Forms'. Light phenomena of different sort, oftentimes in connection with the occurring materializations.
The Experimental Room and Conditions 1909 at the height of Indridis Physical Mediumship
 During the Séances held mostly twice a week it was the way of control that gives the case an additional special aspect: The experimental room was seperated into the experimental space and the observers space by a net. Behind this net Prof. Nielsson or a colleague was acting as the so called watchman, holding the medium at his limbs during the dark sittings and reporting every action and reaction of the medium to the sitters behind the net, when the partially massive phenomena occurred. That way not only the phenomena could be observed but also the conditions and relations of the medium with them. After 4 years the controls were tightened to a degree that 2 or even 3 watchmen were holding Indridi at all his 4 limbs during nearly all phenomenal sections of the Séances.

1909 the phenomena had reached their height. 1912 they ended with Indridis death. Considering the vivid character of the translated material it is a pity, that most of it until today waits for translation.

Today is a good day, because everyone of you can read now 'THE ICELANDIC PHYSICAL MEDIUM INDRIDI INDRIDASON' - we strongly recommend you do so!


Sunday, 7 December 2014

A Report on the FEG Séance of 11th September, 2014 in C. - By Lily and Sonnie Choto

On 11th September, 2014 my daughter Lily and I sat for the second time with the German physical medium, Kai M. and his wife/circle leader Julia M. of the Felix Experimental Group (FEG), Dr. Hans Bender, spirit communicator/controller, hosted by Dr. N. at his home in C..
 Second and third séances were also hosted by N.on 16th and 18th September (which we did not attend). Our thanks to N. for all his efforts bringing physical mediumship back to the C.D. community. Our thanks to Julia and Kai, Hans Bender and the Chemists for coming back again.

 This summary has been written using a recording that Lily and I made the evening of 12th September as we recollected the phenomena, marveling at the meaning of it all, and feeling privileged indeed to witness the various modalities that Hans Bender and the Chemists use in order to communicate with us across that so-called veil.
We may have misremembered the order of some of the many phenomena and other minor details, but our report is essentially accurate. I have recently read a friend’s report on the séances of 16th and 18th September which she attended. She wrote that deceased pets sat on sitters’ laps and were generally running about the séance room, and faces were produced in the ectoplasm. Likewise, last year on 9th August Lily and I sat for the first of several séances held in C., NY.
During the second and/or third séances, I believe, little faces appeared in the extruded ectoplasm, which were not produced during the first séance we attended.
Hans and his Chemists are to be commended for the variety of phenomena produced as no two séances appear to repeat themselves.
 The security protocols carried out to control the medium, Julia, and the séance environment to squelch any suspicion of faked phenomena were the same as had been used in August, 2013, including having independent sitters check the séance room beforehand, a gentleman sitter inspecting Kai as he disrobed and changed into different clothes, and the sitters being kept in “chain” by holding hands while the phenomena was being produced.
One difference in the security protocol from last year was that Julia hummed when experiments were being carried out so that we would always know where she was. The entranced Kai was always controlled by 4-limb control, except, of course, when Hans controlled Kai’s body and walked about the séance room, in which case, red light was used, and Hans repeatedly asked N. to confirm where the medium was when phenomena was occurring.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

August Goforths vivid accounts: When spirit forms materialised in A.B., Summer 2014

... Hans, the main spirit control announced that the Visitor had returned, and once again we witnessed a kind of glowing or phosphorescent “energy cloud” drift from the cabinet and out into the room. It was perhaps 1 foot in length and 6 inches in height, moving along the floor at first—very, very slowly—changing shape and pulsing with its dim light. It then lengthened in height, and demonstrated clear signs of life as only a living thing can do. One of the sitters commented that its now long, thin shape appeared to be like that of a snake, and someone else thought it looked like a cobra as it seemed to “unfold” and lengthen even more, with a wider shape at the top that gave the appearance of a head of some kind. By then it was more than 3 feet in height, perhaps 4, and then levitated above the floor at a distance of about 2 feet. It continued to undulate forward, still extremely slowly, and then turn around and go back towards the cabinet, at which point it vanished like steam dissipating.
Cloudlike Materialisation exit the cabinet and approach the sitters (copyright)
 What I was able to see was that this was not a snake or some other amorphous form, but an actual person, who was walking extremely and even agonizingly slowly, almost as if trying to balance on a tight-rope, while gathering energy and materializing from the ground up. This ground-up materialization of form has often seen in many physical mediumship séances, according to much of the literature. It also appeared to me that this person was either wearing some kind of flowing fabric that was glowing, or it was an energetic substance that appeared like fabric and was allowing them to materialize and move. ...

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Thursday, 27 November 2014

RAREST RECOLLECTIONS...- or: Don't miss a Must-Have!


Dear friends of the Felix Circle and of the beauty of Séance Room Phenomena basically,

many of you we have contacted directly in reg. to this issue already weeks ago.
We decided now to inform as well on a wider base here on the blog about it.

Ladies and Gentlemen, a personality everybody of you has heard about is a legend and icon already during his lifetimes, in regards to his honesty, dignity and quality he has brought forward during his 'public' years, the grand 'old' Gentleman of Physical Mediumship on the British Isle, MR. STEWART ALEXANDER.
His work is not only an example for me and every other Physical medium working today, Stewart was always eager to enrich the community and the general public as well about the wonderful world of Seance Room Phenomena since he was Archives Officer at the Noahs Ark Society.

So what is it about today? I can tell you it is something amazing: It is besides the known written reports available the most amazing accounts of Physical Mediumship History.

Let me overgive to Stewart himself:

In the 1990’s I was, for some years, the Archives officer and for a while the President of the now defunct Noah’s Ark Society for Physical Mediumship.  Prior to that, over a period of several years, I had been most fortunate to meet, on a number of occasions, elderly Spiritualists who some years earlier had sat with legendary Physical Mediums who by then we could only read about.  However, when relating to me their experiences it was almost as if they were telling of séances which they had attended the previous night as against 10/20/30/40 and in one case, 50 years earlier. Such had been the impression made upon them by what they had witnessed that those séances had been indelibly stamped into their memories.
Always, as I listened, it had invariably struck me that I was as close to living history as it was possible to be.

When, therefore, I became the Societies Archives Officer, I determined to appeal to such people to come forward – to make contact with me and arrange to leave on record audio recordings of those wonderful inspiring sittings that, in past years, they had been privileged to attend. Now, no matter how harsh this may seem, the fact is that one by one our forebears were leaving this earth and taking with them their recollections and one by one their experiences – their stories - were being lost to our movement.

So - in an effort to address that situation and catch them whilst there was yet time, I placed, on behalf of the Society, an advertisement in its monthly Newsletter and in various Spiritualist publications inviting and imploring them to send in their invaluable accounts. Pleasingly many responded and eventually I was too select a number of them which I grouped together onto a single cassette under the heading; ‘The Physical Phenomena of Spiritualism – Archives Compilation Tape 1 – (1995)’ and this was subsequently marketed by the N.A.S. for its members and understandably proved to be extremely popular.

However, with the later collapse of the Society that single cassette was to be the only one produced with the result that so many voices from the past were for many years to remain silent and unheard upon my library shelves.

Then, one day, two years ago, I was working at my computer when my eyes fell upon those cassettes and suddenly, like a bolt from the blue, it struck me that I had been guilty of failing to fulfil the wishes of all those contributors.     Inadvertently, I had been singularly responsible for failing in my duty to them to keep their inspiring memories alive.

Thereupon I decided to select a number of them – take them with me to my next Seminar, and allow the attendees to hear those voices from our movements past.     Imagine then my absolute horror when, on the occasion of my seminar talk, with the first cassette loaded into the machine, and everyone eagerly waiting to hear it, I pressed the play button and the tape snapped. However, what seemed at the time to be a literal disaster actually turned out to be a blessing in disguise for I  -realised then that all such tapes in my supposedly ‘safe keeping’ would, with the passage of years, have been similarly deteriorating!

Enter; Lew Sutton (friend of many years) who, with the necessary equipment, graciously volunteered to take on the project of transferring all the cassettes onto CD and, in the process, clean up the sound quality which, on some of the tapes, was far from good.    Anyway, it was when Lew was working on the old Ark compilation cassette that he telephoned to say that unfortunately the final accounts would not fit onto the one CD and in consequence they would have to be carried over onto a second one.                                                                                                                   
Instantly, it then occurred to us both, that if we made a further selection of accounts to follow on beyond the Ark recording we could fill up the second CD and perhaps issue and make available to anyone interested in Physical Mediumship a double CD album. 

Now – following months of work – months of engineering by Lew and the recording of new applicable introductions etc. the project has at last been completed with a lovely Review of it being published within the October issue of the Psychic World.

To the best of my knowledge, with the single exception of that Ark cassette, I know of no other such multiple recording within or outside of our Movement.  I therefore believe that not only is this present album historic but it is also unique and it is my absolute intention to make it widely available both in this country and abroad. I believe it to be ‘that important’!

To me this is a duty to keep faith with those contributors who, prior to their own transition, took the time and the trouble to record their verbal accounts for posterity so that they would not be lost to our present day and our future movement. It is my firm belief that what these Spiritualists of yesterday have to tell us will prove to be educational, fascinating and extremely interesting to all listeners and hopefully this album will be followed by others.  Listeners will enter into the séance rooms of mediums such as; Helen Duncan, Alec Harris, Frank Havard and William Olsen etc. and the past will once again live as the contributors tell of their wonderful experiences.

Little wonder then that I entertain the hope that all interested parties – Spiritual or otherwise - will take the opportunity to hear of these past séance room wonders from the people who personally witnessed them for I am of the opinion that to give yesterday’s Spiritualists a voice in our movement today is extremely important to our contemporary movement which sadly, remains largely ignorant to the séance room wonders of the past.

And finally, the albums can be individually ordered at the retail cost of £12.50 plus postage and packing  and they are also available at a discount price to any church or organisation who would like to stock them for their members and these would, when required, be provided along with an advertising poster.  Additionally, by request, I would always be happy to consider visiting venues to present talks in respect of the album and what motivated their production.                                   

Also included (when applicable) would be the story of my own 45 years within the Spiritualist movement, which I hope, will prove to be interesting, educational - and – dare I say; entertaining!

Additionally brief details of my many experiences within the Physical séance room and also my gradual development of physical mediumship over a fifteen year period plus a brief account of my public work this past 20 years. The talk would last either 90 or 120 minutes whichever is preferred! 


‘Physical Séance Room Recollections’ can be ordered from; Con-Psy Publications, PO Box 14, Greenford, Middlesex, UB6 0UF.   Tel; 0208 903 1993

Enquiries / Orders via Email - stewart.alexander@finka.karoo.co.uk
Postal Enquiries - Stewart Alexander c/o 85 Alexandra Road, Hull. HU5 2NX. UK.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Two Materialization Seances with Kai M. in 2014 - by Jan W. Vandersande, Ph. D.

 I was very fortunate to have had the well-known German materialization medium, Kai M., and his wife Julia come to the Los Angeles area for two séances on July 19 and 20, 2014. This article will provide a brief background on materializations and describe in detail the amazing events of our two séances.
 I will describe the events of a séance from beginning to end with events from of the two nights overlapping.

 Materialization, especially full-body materialization, is the rarest of all reported paranormal physical phenomena. Portions of human bodies, such as hands, which move, grasp, carry things, etc., or entire bodies which speak, breath and walk like living beings materialize (i.e. form) from ectoplasm. Ectoplasm is a whitish substance which comes from the medium’s body through one or more orifices such as the nose, ears, mouth and/or the solar plexus.
When ectoplasm is initially expelled from the medium it looks transparent, like fine silk. This silk-like looking ectoplasm then solidifies into partial or full materializations of spirit entities or into a rod-like shape that moves the trumpet (a megaphone typically one to two feet long). The ectoplasm always returns to the medium’s body after the materializations are finished.

Baron Freiherr von Schrenck Notzing (Phenomena of Materialization) and Charles Richet 1906
Ectoplasm was given its name by Professor Charles Richet in 1905, when he was president of the Society for Psychical Research. He derived the name from the Greek word meaning “exteriorized substance”. The German authority Baron von Schenk-Notzing, who called it “teleplasma” produced a chemical analysis (around 1913) as follows: “colorless, slightly cloudy fluid with slightly alkaline reaction, traces of sputum, mucous membrane granules, potash, cell detritus, skin discs and minute particles of flesh”. This analysis was similar to that done by Dr. Dombrowski of the Polish Society for Psychical Research in 1916. Because those analyses were done in 1913 and 1916 they could not be as sophisticated and advanced as you would find nowadays. These analyses do however support the fact that ectoplasm actually does come from the body of the medium. I have documented a large number of reports of materializations and these as well as some photographs of ectoplasm can be found in my book titled “Life After Death: Some of the Best Evidence” (Outskirts Press, 2008). Ectoplasm can be very sensitive to unexpected touching or by being exposed to white light.
There have been a few reported cases of serious injury to the medium when a sitter in a séance grabbed or shone white light on the ectoplasm. This has typically happened when a skeptic tried to unsuccessfully expose the medium for being fraudulent.

Full Body Materialization through a South African Medium in the early 70ies from Jan Vandersandes Book
Some of the best materialization mediums have produced full-body materializations in red light (which is of lower energy than white light) and a rare few have even produced materializations in white light (for examples see my book).
 Kai Muegge has been doing materialization séances for several years. Most of his séances are done in total darkness but he regularly produces ectoplasm with red light on. He mainly produces ectoplasm from his mouth/nose which then accumulates on the floor and partial forms such as hands and faces are formed. We were fortunate to observe just that and I will describe it below. I know of no cases where full materializations were formed in his seances. Hopefully he will eventually be able to do that as well.
Typical ectoplasmic Materialization of Kai M.
 Given that a materialization medium can be seriously hurt during a séance means that precautions need to be taken to ensure that no sitter grabs the ectoplasm or shines white light on it. During our séances sitters were warned before the séance that under no circumstances could they touch the ectoplasm. Also, all sitters were searched before entering the séance room. During the séance all the sitters had to hold hands in order to remove the temptation for any sitter to grab at any flying objects or the ectoplasm.
Similarly, precautions were taken to make sure that fraud on the part of the medium could be completely ruled out. I observed Kai get dressed in his séance clothes (a track suite over his naked body) in a separate room and actually searched the clothes for anything unusual before he put them on. I found nothing. I then followed him to the séance room and to his seat in his cabinet. He never left my sight. Kai sat on a chair in a small cabinet made from a PVC frame attached to the ceiling (a circle about four feet in diameter and six feet high with black curtains all around it and two curtains in the front that could be pulled to each side to open). There were 19 sitters for the first séance and 16 sitters for the second séance. The seats for the sitters were positioned in a semi-circle with the sitters facing the cabinet. Julia sat next to the cabinet on the right side and I sat next to the cabinet on the left side. The séances were held in the house of one of the sitters (Margaret Kefer). I searched the room for anything that might be used to enable Kai to see in the dark or to move the trumpet or any other objects. Nothing was found.

 With Kai seated in the cabinet and all the sitters seated, the lights were turned off after the entrance to the room was taped with black tape and black out curtain so no light at all could come into the room (as were the windows).Meditation music was then played on the CD player and Kai started his breathing routine (loud holotropic breathing) which puts him in a very deep trance.
It took about 10-15 minutes for him to be in deep trance at which time his main spirit guide (Hans Bender, a German psychologist and parapsychologist who had died in 1991) started speaking through him. At that time several raps on the ceiling above the cabinet were heard.
Hans totally controls Kai’s body. He talks using Kai’s vocal cords, he can make Kai stand up, even walk several paces, grab and hold Julia’s and my hand and move Kai in and out of the cabinet while seated. Hans was the only spirit entity to speak in both séances. Kai was moved from inside the cabinet to just in front of it and, after speaking briefly in German and then English, Hans asked for the music and for the sitters to watch the control center: an inverted plastic bucket that was taped to the floor and positioned about 3 meters in front of the cabinet. Julia had placed a tambourine, a rattle and three balls make of cork with luminous paint on them. Several familiar songs from ABBA were played and the sitters were urged to sing along to increase the energy and vibrations.

Former Head and Face Materialization of Kai M.
While the music was playing and the sitters were singing or humming along, several sitters reported being touched on their legs, arms and head and the tambourine made noise. This occurred while Kai was “controlled”: Julia held his right hand while I held his left hand. The purpose of the “control” was to rule out that Kai could be touching sitters or the tambourine or produce any of the other phenomena I will mention.
Occasionally Hans asked me to take my left hand, lean over in front of Kai and confirm that Julia’s hand was indeed holding Kai’s right hand. Hans called this “super-control” which also ruled out Julia for causing the touches or tambourine noise or any of the phenomena.
I asked Hans who was causing the touches and he replied it were materialized hands, not full bodies.

Once the tambourine stopped making a noise the three luminous balls (about an inch in diameter) started rolling around on top of the bucket and then were thrown onto the floor. Julia then picked them up using a red flashlight and placed them back on top of the bucket. Just before Julia turned the flashlight on Kai was moved back into the cabinet and was brought back out once the light was turned off. The three balls then did exactly as before and ended up on the floor again.

Hans then asked Julia to place a hankerchief on the bucket (it had seven luminous spots on it so could clearly be seen in the dark). Once the flashlight had been turned off and Kai had been moved back out in front of the cabinet and taken in control, the hankerchief started flying around the circle and went to one of the sitters who was told to hold it between the thumb and the index finger.
Then we could see that it was being pulled away from her. She was told to let go and it flew to the other side of the circle were another sitter held it up. It then flew back to the control center.

Next white lights started flying around the room. Typically you would see a light fly for about a second at a high speed, then disappear and then a second or so later appear again and do the same thing. Numerous lights were flying around the room, mainly above the sitters. This lasted several minutes while Kai was controlled the whole time.

Hans then asked Julia to place the trumpet (about a foot and a half long, made from cardboard with luminous spots around the bottom edge) at the control center. Once the red light was turned off and Kai had been moved back out in front of the cabinet to be taken in control, the trumpet started flying around the room. It flew rapidly to the ceiling, the walls and all around without hitting anything or any of the sitters. The trumpet movement was exactly as we saw with David Thompson and as my wife Marlene and I saw while we sat in South Africa for many years. In my book I discuss trumpet movement and have photographs showing how the trumpet moves (using ectoplasm attached to the medium). The movement of the balls and the trumpet occurred only during the first séance. The touching, the tambourine and the lights occurred in both.

Now the red light part of the séance on Saturday started. Julia turned on a weak red light (located on a small table next to Julia) while Kai sat on his chair in front of the cabinet. Hans then asked me to sit on the floor in front of Kai, who held out his hands. I was asked to put my hands about a foot below Kai’s open hands held with the inside down, which I did. After about a minute something (an apport) fell into my hands. At no time did I see anything in his hands or between his fingers. The apport, which turned out to be a sea shell with some gold flakes in it, just dropped from his hands.
The shell is three quarters of an inch long and it now sits on my desk.

Ectoplasmic extrusion under scientific control and protocol (stripsearch, controlled environment) during test séances 2013, when Kai performed for a group of scientists
Hans now asked for the red light to be turned off and we heard him move Kai back into the cabinet. He asked for the sitters to sing along with the music and asked Julia to turn the red light back on. He then asked Julia and me to pull the curtain open so that we could all see Kai seated in the cabinet. Kai then stood up (remember, it is Hans who is totally controlling Kai to do what he does) and ectoplasm started coming out of his mouth. Kai used his hands to pull the ectoplasm out of his mouth and it fell to the floor, where it formed a pile about one and a half feet in diameter and about 6-10 inches high just inside the cabinet.
Once the ectoplasm stopped coming from Kai’s mouth, he stepped out of the cabinet (still totally controlled by Hans) and picked up some of the ectoplasm (about 3 inches in diameter and a few feet long). He placed that ectoplasm on the curtain of the cabinet and it stuck to the curtain.

Kai picked up a bit more ectoplasm and pressed it against my forehead and then pressed it against my wife’s forehead (she sat next to me). The ectoplasm felt cool and wet but had no noticeable odor. After that Kai walked back into the cabinet and sat down. Ectoplasm was still piled on the floor next to him and some on it now started rising slowly (about 3 inches in diameter rising to a height of about 8-10 inches). It stopped rising and Hans asked Julia and me to close the curtain.

After about 1-2 minutes Hans asked Julia and me to open the curtains again. Kai was sitting on his chair and there was no sign of any ectoplasm (it had all returned to the medium-Kai).

Object that dropped in Vandersandes hand from mediums checked empty hand. The strange shell was filled with gold flakes to show that precious materials can be materialized/apported
The second sitting on Sunday was different from the first sitting on Saturday in several aspects. On Saturday it was very warm in the séance room and at the end of the séance (around 3 hours) it had become very uncomfortable, if not unbearable. Luckily on Sunday one of the sitters brought a portable air-conditioner so the temperature during the séance was comfortable. Early during the second séance, when it was dark and sitters mentioned being touched, Hans all of a sudden got very upset and said that one of the sitters on the right side of the cabinet tried to make contact (with his/her legs or feet since sitters were holding hands) with the ectoplasm (this is of course very dangerous to the medium and could cause him harm). He asked the sitter to leave the séance room, however no one admitted to trying to touch the ectoplasm. Hans pleaded for a while and almost stopped the sitting. Eventually, he moved some of the sitters on the right side further from the cabinet.

After about 45 minutes the sitting resumed. As a result of the lost time Hans asked the sitters if they wanted more physical phenomena (such as the trumpet flying) or more time with the red light on. All said the red light.

The red light part of the Sunday séance started similar to the Saturday séance. With the curtains pulled open and Kai standing in the cabinet, ectoplasm started streaming from his nostrils. The ectoplasm fell to the floor and formed a pile. Kai then walked out of the cabinet holding some of the ectoplasm (it had stopped flowing from his nose) and walked to Margaret (at whose home the séances were held and who was sitting next to Julia on the right side of the cabinet). Kai touched ectoplasm to Margaret’s forehead and then let her touch the ectoplasm. He asked her to remove an apport which was embedded in the ectoplasm. It took her a few minutes to remove a crucifix about an inch long. She described the ectoplasm as cool, wet and stringy.
Kai walked back into the cabinet. The ectoplasm was still on the floor to his left. It started rising and formed a hand with the fingers clearly visible. The fingers moved slowly. The index finger had a ring on it but it could not be easily seen by those sitters far from it. I sat right next to the hand so could clearly see it. Hans said it was his hand. He said that there was not enough energy to form faces in the ectoplasm (as has happened in other séances with Kai). He then asked Julia and me to close the curtain.

Once the curtain was closed there were around 10 light flashes (like exploding fireworks) in and around the cabinet. Some flashes were small (approximately 6-12 inches in diameter) while small were larger (approximately 2-3 feet in diameter).

There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that the physical phenomena we observed in the two séances could not have been produced by Kai or Julia walking around in the dark or by any other means.

Similarly, there is no way Kai’s mind could have produced the phenomena (I discuss this possibility in my book). The only explanation is that spirit entities (Hans and others in the spirit world) produced these phenomena using Kai’s mediumship.

Seeing ectoplasm in red light is a rare experience now a days. The séances were a truly unique experience.

Jan Vandersande

Thursday, 18 September 2014


Olivier Gross
Chairman «Experimental Group Thun»  
Olivier Gross is a Suisse medium with many years experience. Besides having a highly responsible profession he founded Paramatma Thun together with his wife Daniela who plays a significant role in the mediumistic activities around them. Like the renowned couple 'the Bennets', that were once causing the famous Scole-phenomena in the nineties, Olivier and Daniela seem to form a comparable spiritual relationship. Several years ago, they founded the 'Experimental Group Thun' to work partially with the same spirit entities, like the Felix Circle Germany. Meanwhile Paramatma is in the meantime deinstalled, both are still involved in the organisation and exercise of sacred spiritual events unique in the german speaking countries. Physical Mediumship is a main inspiration for their lives. Editor 


I describe in this short report the personal experiences I had when being a part of the Séanceroom Experiment 'Interlinking individual strands of ectoplasm for gemstone materialization' during a Séance with the Felix Circle-medium Kai M., the 14th of August 2014 in the rooms of the Basle PSI Association. 
I specifically focus onto the aspects concerning the experiment and my personal experience. I want to underline I also hugely admire previously described amazing and fascinating additional phenomena, that are going on, even though I won t mention them here. 


Thursday, the 14th of August 2014, my wife and me drive down to Basle to attend the séance with Kai M. at the PSI Association.
Our contact to Kai and Julia M. and the Felix Circle stands in close connection to the intensive work within the 'Experimental Group Thun', that was founded a few years ago. Seemingly the same group of spirit helpers like 'the chemists' - around the trance-personality  'Hans Bender' - does not work only with the Felix Group, but at least as well with our group, what enables the interlacing of potentials, even though main communicators are different (Indridi Indridason, Rudi Schneider) in Thun!
This factor has decisively and directly abeted the development of our group! 
With this background we regularly drive to Kais and Julias Séances, where we every single time are surprised newly, how individual and mannifold the spiritual potentials manifest on the physical plane and at the same time affect us emotionally to a considerable degree.

 Picture: The threepart set of gemstones, that was the physical result of the strange ectoplasmic experiment.

Already after a short initial phase, meanwhile the medium 'Kai Felix' (his first name is ‚Kai‘, the spirit personalities adress him solely with ‚Kai-Felix‘ though) entrances itself via a specific shamanistic breathing technique, the spirit personality 'Hans Bender' eventually comes through and welcomes the sitters warmly and in a known affectionate form.
He thanks the organizers and Kais wife Julia, who 'are enabling these communions with their committment and love'.
He carries on: 'We specifically acknowledge those in the room we work with at other locations, Daniela and Olivier, welcome, we are happy you're here. I might need to talk shortly to Olivier, we would like to invite you for an experiment at the end of the session. Therefore we would quickly like to check your health status. But as far as we know, the path is clear and it is solely your decision if you like to give yourself one more time in our hands. We are positive you like to do that“.
I thank 'Hans', his words immediately have somehow captured my mind and body completely and my thoughts start to circle around the forthcoming yet undescribed experiment and my pulse increases inevitably, meanwhile the energy in the room raises and phenomena of different nature manifest throughout the room.
Once more a pleasant and exciting start in one of these seances, that always enable the sitters to make new insights and my anticipation towards what might come enfolds all planes of my presence.


During the phase meanwhile two or three autonomous light-spheres move with high speed through the room and frequently appear and move in front of, below or above us sitters I feel the attempt of being 'scanned'. Two lights appear directly in front of my head and move with enormous speed in a meandering routine up and down. 
Then suddenly on the left hand side coming from my middle ear my auditory canal warms up considerably reaching the outer ear and additionally my temporomandibular joints  (jaw-joints) do on both sides heat up as well. I recognize this somehow as an energy build, as I know it from my own trance-work and at the same time i feel more relaxed than at the start of the sitting.
During the scanning-procedure i very clearly recognize the announced clarification and i become nervous a bit in regards to its outcome.

Shortly later Hans talks again: "Today we mainly work towards an experiment in the red light phase of the evening. Subject of this experiment is our mediumistic vessel Olivier, friend, contender for the communication inbetween the dimensions. Olivier we are not knowing about any illnesses in the inner ear- or jar-region of yours. 
Should we be wrong you should not take part in this experiment as planned.
The experiment is about
- the extraction of ectoplasmic material from two different mediumistic vessels and 
- its intermixture and 
- the utilization of the joint creative potentials."

"Your left ear and your jar-joint will be manipulated. These manipulations are undangerous and we invite you to reflect about being part in this experiment.“
I answer: „I would like to very much, dear Hans!“.
He commences: “Later we will want you to sit then besides Kai Felix in the cabinet and you'll be entranced. The ectoplasmic process will be triggered and you will have to linger in the trance for several minutes. Like yours Kai Felix' organism will be then facilitated as well to exhibit to the sitters 'the two mediums united in ectoplasmic extrusion.“

But now first several more mediumistic experiments follow previously to the red-light phase and i recognize the same preparation on the bodily- as well as on the consciouness-plane like during my trances with the «Experimental Group Thun».
This well accustomed process abets directly the activation of my mediumistic organism and I sense the 'otherworldly' around 'Hans Bender' very specifically interlinked.

Hans: „Sitters, we directly enter the red light phase! The entities prepare the ectoplasmic  substrate for extrusion. Please let a lot of fresh air into the room and support the ongoings by singing please“.

I sense the moment of the experiment coming nearer and feel more and more relaxed at the same time. After a short phase of singing, Hans explains: „Let me describe shortly the course of this amazing two mediums involving experiment. First of all we will want to have Olivier with his chair besides Kai. Then behind closed curtains we will prepare the extrusions from Oliviers orifices of the head.
This will be exhibited to the sitters as soon as the process starts. Closing of the curtains. At that time Oliviers head lays on his right shoulder towards the medium, meanwhile the substance flows towards the ground coming from his ear.

With a signal reopening of the curtains: Extrusion of ectoplasmic matter through Kai Felix and melting of both mediums strands in another. Closing of the curtains. Reopening and exhibition of building handforms, animating the mass on the floor to generate objects. 

Finally the pile on the floor will be uplifted and Julia will be trying to secure objects that might appear or fall to the ground. Under circumstances the objects have to be freed from the mass. Closing of the curtains and desintegration of extruded material. Opening, the mass has desintegrated. That's the plan!"

"Is Olivier still present or has he fled this location?" (Sitters laugh)
I answer: "No, I am still here!"
Julia asks if she will be receiving verbal instructions during the processes: "No, I cannot talk, since ectoplasm is leaving Kai Felix mouth. Should the generated objects not appear we will seperate from the ectoplasmic stream and give instructions!"

"Dear Sitters and Friends, this is an experiment that was exercised many times over the world (Brazil, Argentinia, USA): Mediums connect their ectoplasmic strands to generate different results.
Julia, when we start to generate the ectoplasmic flow from Oliviers ear for the first time red light will fall onto it! It must be not too bright, even though we will clearly show the extrusion, the triggering of the flow of ectoplasm!"
"Olivier himself will in the first place feel as if he had water like after a bath in his ear. A slight pressure will build around it and his jaw joints and that was it more or less. Leaving his ear the ectoplasmic matter will sprout over his head and flow to the ground.
Olivier, are you still part of the experiment?" 
I answer: "Yes".
Hans says: "We start to prepare the ectoplasmic matter, music and singing please...!"

At the time of the preparation i can feel how 'energy' is becoming somehow more and more dense and at the same time my consciousness expands. Additionally my left ear canal feels enormously warm and my temporomandibular joint is not anymore controlled by me and I am fully relaxed.

Installation within the cabinet

Hans calls me: „With mild red light Olivier please come to the cabinet with your chair.“
I carefully leave with my chair the place within the circle where I was seated (opposite to the cabinet) and walk over to the medium. I inform the entity Hans I have arrived. 
He instructs Julia to open the cabinet curtains. 
He tells me: "Seat yourself on Kai Felix' left hand side with the chairs rest towards him, please. Legs can reach into the room. As close as possible to Kai Felix! Closing of the curtains please!" 
The moment the curtains are closed I feel complex processes form and me becoming part of the whole. Something familiar I sense and I feel very comfortable, but already in a slightly altered state of consciousness. 
Hans communicates now non-verbally with me and instructs me to open completely, to even empty me the way I did it countless times before during my work in Thun with him. 

Then he talks again: "We would like you to lay your head relaxed onto your right shoulder. We then try to release the procedure. That will take only a few seconds, sitters outside listen to my signal, because we want Olivier then to describe, what is happening. Music and singing please!"
Picture: After a split second lasting touch of Kai/Hans at Oliviers ear 'like from a bursting bud' the ectoplasmic mass flows coming from the ear over Oliviers face. 
(all drawings copyright Daniela Gross, „Experimentalzirkel Thun“)

Ectoplasmic Exposition

As soon as the music plays I recognize the familiar energies within the cabinet. I quickly achieve to ballance the uncomfortable posture of my head with an according breathing pattern. 
At the same time I feel the hand of Kai/Hans. Three of his fingers touch very shortly my outer ear and it feels as if a light-impulse in my inner ear expands to a fluid, reveting my ear canal.
It is a very pleasant feeling and the process expands more and more. Like bursting from a capsule is my head within seconds covered by the ectoplasmic flow.
It is a very fine, but at the same time even weighy substance, combining very wet and even dry characteristics. It triggers always unexpected and even contradictory palpable sensations. Looking like dry raw cotton wool, it is a surprise to actually get in touch with cold clamminess and stickyness.
I know the substance and its peculiarities from experiences with the logurgia of Kai Felix. I sense the overwhelming energy within this process and am surprised by the precise work of the spirit entities.
Hans says: "First Opening and red light!" 
Not everybody can see well and so a stronger red light is demanded by him. At that time the ectoplasmic stream has already reached the floor...!
The curtains are closed again and I recognize that a second extrusion-process, this time through Kai, is generated and Hans' signal for reopening of the curtains is given. 
The ectoplasmic strands do unite now in front of the onlookers and end as an amorphus pile on the floor between Kai and me.
Picture: During the first opening the mass prolongs from Oliviers face down to the floor and a second opening (pic above) reveals the extrusion of bulging strands from Kai merging with Oliviers individual strand on its way down to the floor.
Picture: The conjointly generated mass on the floor seperated from Kai and is only with Oliviers orifice still connected. It seems to 'breath' and typically move as it is common with Kais ectoplasmic productions. 

Hans announces that more ectoplasm has to be produced to build 'hand-forms', spirithands, meanwhile I am fully enwrapped within this strange mass in an engrossed trance. 
I hear Hans demanding more activity on the side of the sitters for the creation of the complexer handform. Nevertheless I am like fainted at that moment in time.
Hans signals cabinet to open and where from Kais mouth before was a bulging strand of ectoplasmic matter coming the sitters now see a much more gracile structure in approximately a little more than arms length with an obvious hand at its' end, manipulating the mass on the ground and finally uplifting it.

After succeeding to do that, the first generated objects below become visible and Julia reaches out for them and overtakes the first gemstones.
"Is that all!?", I hear Julia ask. And Kais trance-personality answers: "No!"
In front of Julias and everybody elses eyes who do sit close enough to observe the differentiated movements of the hand it does lift and lower the relatively huge mass in a whole until a last object is thrown out. 
Julia overtakes the third and last gemstone from below the mass. 
Closing of the cabinet.
"Was everybody enabled to see the hand lift the mass!?" Sitters confirm.
"We are aware that all our new guests this evening might be irritated by this seemingly strangely looking procedure. But today we do present for our older friends amongst the sitters this specifically rare process for realization! Thank you for your interest. Now give us energy with music and singing, please!"
Picture: The newly produced strand is much more slim and ends into an obviously agile and active hand, that manipulates and lifts the pile of 'fine matter' on the floor.
Picture: Below it at first two gemstones become visible and 
- after a first securing - a third one.

Ectoplasmic Desintegration

Hans speaks: "Now we are going to free our friend from the uncommon matter! Describe what you experience, Olivier!" 
I answer: "A tugging at my ear I feel and a desintegration of the substance that feels clammy covering the whole head."
The desintegration is comparable with the dissolution of a substance, whose finer characteristics seem to dissolve gradually from the outer to the inner areas (in my case the ear canal). I feel that very good in my face. Several more main parts of a threadlike structur seem to retreat or rebuild and whole small areas like vanish within seconds.

I sense this pattern-based dissolve very clearly on my skin.
Hans demands an additional visual control to finalize the desintegration process of my ectoplasm to go sure there are no connections left on my skin.
He expresses his thanks of having me taking part in this unique experiment and I thank for the invaluable experience.

After I have left the cabinet, extreme dischargings in form of lightning-like flashes become visible coming from it - even meanwhile Hans explains: "Rests of the non-dimensional material are removed!"

"Dear friends, tonite we have banned from the ectoplasm the analogue forms of our interwoven existences - and the experimental interspace - into the matter of gemstones.
There is the world of day, represented through the stone as clear as a morning sky. 
There is what you call the nightside of nature and is represented through the stone that is like a stary night sky.
And there is a room where both worlds are overlapping. It is the same experimental room of this evening, the milky stone as foggy as ectoplasm is representing it.

These three stones that embrace the spaces of our work go into the possession of the Experimental Circle Thun. It will be anchor-points for our future work with this circle; please put them where the other objects we are already interfering with are located!

Post Scriptum 

Sounding egregious in fact the merging of ectoplasmic strands coming from different mediums is an attempt known very well from the history of ectoplasmic mediumship and séance room display since the heydays of western physical mediumship and beyond. 
From Argentinia we have photographic evidence from the 30ies involving two mediums and in Spiritualisms heartland Brazil interlinking ectoplasmic strands were exercised at least into the late sixties. 
The more closest to our cultural environment are the massive demonstrations of the charismatic Physical Medium and Spiritual Leader Rev. K. M. R. in the United States who frequently drew ectoplasm from sitters solar plexus and combined it with its own! 
One of the best reports available is the combined Séance between South African Iconic Physical Medium Alec Harris and K.M.R., when the interlinking of extruded matter lead to the development of peculiar forms of full phantom materialization. The Editor