UK MEDIUM EDDIE GRENYER RECOUNTS
HIS EXPERIENCES OF MATERIALISATION WITH MEDIUM RITA GOOLD
as told to Mr Grenyer's daughter
Christine Morgan (2011).
Mr Grenyer met Mr Alan Crossley whilst being a working
medium himself in the early 1980s. During this time Alan
Crossley was investigating physical mediumship, and had
been doing so for many years.
During the friendship with Mr Grenyer, Alan Crossley was
invited to sit with the wonderful physical medium Rita Gould
in Leicester UK around 1984. Mr Grenyer was told that Helen
Duncan had materialised in a seance and asked for someone
to track Alan Crossley down, as she knew him personally
and requested he attend a seance with Rita Goold. Alan was
a researcher and writer for physical mediumship in those
days, and he had actually written a book about the work
of Helen Duncan. (The Story of Helen Duncan: Materialisation
Alan Crossley then attended a seance where
Helen conversed with him, and he became a regular at Rita's
seances. Consequently, this led to Mr Grenyer being invited
along on eight or nine occasions. Mr Grenyer recounts the
wonderful phenomena and evidence of the communicators, and
the many discussions he held with his dear friend Alan Crossley
right up until the time of Alan Crossley's death at the
end of the 1990s.
Helen Duncan was one of the main controls
of the circle, along with Laura Lorraine, Rita Goold's own
grandmother. Rita's seances were all held in the dark and
no ectoplasm was used; Helen Duncan said that the reason
they were not using ectoplasm was because it can be dangerous-
she had died after being harmed by inappropriate action
in an ectoplasmic seance.
Instead the spirit team said they were using an energy as
old as time itself. They said that Rita Goold was extremely
rare in having this energy in abundance so that it could
be used for materialization of spirits.
The spirit produced some of the lighted conditions
on occasions, where the silhouette and solid form of the
spirit could be seen. On other occasions evidence could
only be taken from what the spirit said. Eddy Grenyer was
present on one occasion when Raymond Lodge visited the circle
and conversed with the sitters. There were spirit lights
produced and sitters could see the clear outline of Raymonds
boots and army uniform. He did not look completely solid
but he was clearly materialised.
Laura Lorraine, was a very significant character
at the seances, she actually died giving birth
to Rita's mother, and had been a singer in the old music
halls, of her time. It is said she died at approximate age
of 22. Mr Grenyer, attending these seances along with his
friend Alan on two occasions was taken from his chair and
waltzed around the room with Laura Lorraine, who sang wonderfully
in the seance too. Laura asked Mr Grenyer to run his hand
down the outline of her body to prove the solid form, and
that she indeed was a female with feminine curves. The strong
smell permeated the seance room when she was there of an
old perfume she was fond of.
Helen Duncan materialised and conversed with
Alan Crossley many many times, and Mr Grenyer was witness
to this, as well as having direct conversations with Helen
himself in his capacity as a medium.
There were quite a lot of apports, and
they always said the spirit were experimenting. A friend
of theirs was given a small toy furry mouse,which he was
told to give to children to hold whilst giving them healing,
of which he did and it is said the furry mouse used to radiate
a heat and energy throughout the healing process.
Alan Crossley passed to the higher life,
and Mr Grenyer conducted his funeral, and he is still fondly
remembered by all that knew him at that time, especially
Mr Grenyer whom was afforded great experiences of the spirit
world, which aided and inspired him for his own work with
the spirit world.