ABOUT DAVID THOMPSON’S MEDIUMSHIP
of people make genuine enquiries about David
Thompson’s physical and materialization mediumship.
Many people know that David Thompson risks his life whenever
he does materialization mediumship. This is because if sudden
light were to come into the experimenting room, the extoplasm
would be forcefully pulled back into David’s body
– where it came from – and could kill him.
follows are some of the questions sent over the last few
years about David’s materialization mediumship answered
with the help of William, the spirit in charge of protecting
David and facilitating his mediumship. David with Victor
clarify the more urgent issues:
does the medium (David) have to be gagged and tied into
his chair for a séance?”
it helps to eliminate the possibility in people's minds
of fraud taking place. David is always gagged and clearly
unable to speak so he could not be the source of the clear
voices heard during the sittings.
David is tied with buckled straps on both hands and both
legs which are secured shut with single use plastic cable
ties that require removal with a set of cable cutters. The
cutters are held by a guest during the séance. The
independent checkers are given the opportunity to re-examine
the binds, and to ascertain for themselves, that they are
as they were during the initial examination. During the
séance, spirit have called upon individuals to come
forward and check the binds and gag are in place. Recently,
when this was done, as soon as the check was completed spirit
came through and spoke - despite the gag being in place.
Secondly, the ties prevent David from moving whilst in deep
trance. This then encourages the communicator to utilize
the ectoplasm, rather than to animate David’s body
to move around the room.
the ties are for David's own safety because during the session
David, strapped into the chair, can be levitated around
the room. Binding him securely to the chair reduces the
chance that he will be injured when the chair is dropped
when the levitation has finished.
2 . “Why aren’t these
séances held in light?”
is because David is gifted with producing ectoplasm for
physical materializations to be successful. Ectoplasm is
highly sensitive to light- just as the images on a film
being developed can be destroyed by light. When special
preparations by spirit have been made, William will allow
some activity to be conducted in red light but only for
a limited time. It is not something that can just be requested
and done straight away.
"Someone said that ectoplasm is cheesecloth".
There is abundant evidence from
top scientists that ectoplasm is real and that materialization
is real. Most of the top scientists who became convinced
of the existence of the afterlife at the end of last century
did so because they had the opportunity to witness materialization
mediumship at first hand. Professor
Richet, winner of the Noble Prize for Physiology studied
ectoplasm closely and writes about it in his book Thirty
Years of Psychical Research. Professor
Albert Baron Von Schrenck-Notzing, a Munich physician,
showed that ectoplasm is composed of leucocytes—white
or colorless blood cells—and epithelial cells—those
from the various protective tissues of the body. (See photo
1 and photo
2). The archives of the (British) Society for Psychical
Research and the American Society for Psychical research
contain numerous accounts of materialization mediums who
used ectoplasm and were investigated for years by some of
the top scientists and professors of the day—people
like Sir William Crookes, the greatest chemist of the nineteenth
century, Professor W.J. Crawford and Dr Gustave Geley as
well as Dr T. Glen Hamilton.
"Has anyone ever seen the ectoplasm David uses?"
occasions when the conditions are conducive William will
allow the red light to be put on for a short time so that
sitters can see the ectoplasm in its early stages. Many
sitters have witnessed the whitish, luminescent ectoplasm
being exuded from David’s mouth, under his gag. It
forms in an undulating fashion onto his stomach and then
spills like a living sparkling curtain down to his knees.
It is this ectoplasm the spirits use to materialize and
to do other physical activities.
"Why doesn’t David video his séances or
at least allow sitters to wear night vision goggles."
is told by William that night vision cameras and goggles
emit radiation which has the potential to unsettle and destroy
the balanced fabric of the vibration in the séance
room - even a passive infrared camera has radioactive particles
to generate an image.
There has been one video taken under special conditions
by someone whose camera recording unit was located outside
the séance room. But the end result was minimally
acceptable – you can see William from the shoulders
up with the top part of his head only partially materialized.
In the future when the electromagnetic radiation of hi-tech
cameras is lessened so that they do not emit enough energy
to injure the medium more videos may be taken. The matter
is left open for further investigation.
"If you can't see what is happening how do you know
that materializations are really taking place?"
David is bound
to the chair and gagged. The sitters are all holding hands
with each other while materializations are taking place.
The room has been thoroughly searched for trapdoors or concealed
entrances. The medium (David Thompson) and circle members
have been thoroughly searched by two independent witnesses
to their satisfaction. Suddenly there is a characteristic
whoosh sound as the ectoplasm is extracted from David's
body and William is walking around the room stamping
on the floor and clapping his hands. William approaches
you and touches you and shakes hands with a hand that is
much bigger than the hands of any one of the sitters. On
occasions, spirit beings begin to move objects around the
room- you can see their progress in the light of small amounts
of luminous tape. Tim, a younger person, on many occasions
shows his tiny fingers in the light of the tape. Then other
materialized beings are heard moving around the room talking
in their own voices. They approach sitters and share intimate
details of their lives on earth- things unknown to anyone
else in the room. Occasionally, materialized entities sign
their names on paper left in the room. At other times the
ectoplasm is sufficiently stable for materialized spirits
to sit on the laps of sitters.
cannot be a materialization medium because his séances
are not done in the light.”
the ‘ideal’ materialization would be one where
the materialized spirit materializes in red light, as happened
in some of the great materialization mediums in the past,
that is extremely rare these days.
Conditions in the world have changed and in fact we do not
know of one medium publicly demonstrating anywhere in the
world today who is able to produce full materialization
even in dim red light.
is the enemy of ectoplasm, and unless special preparations
are made by spirit it will destroy the ectoplasm. But that
does not mean that materialization is not happening. To
materialize is to make into flesh. If a spirit is in the
flesh in the dark, and you can hear him walk immediately
next to you, shake hands with you, put his hand on your
shoulder, even embrace you, would you not say that spirit
has materialized? Of course you would!
of critics stated that unless they can see the materializations
in the light they won't accept it. But this objection is
immediately overruled because there is a great deal of evidence
of activity by materialized entities. Just because the proven
activity takes place in the dark it does not mean it is
“The voices don’t sound the same as when those
spirits were on earth.”
true that not all voices coming through David sound the
same as when on earth. You have to remember that the spirit
no longer has a voice box. The spirit individual has to
adjust to a dramatic change in vibration and energy, and
adjust to suddenly being enveloped in the medium’s
ectoplasm which contains the medium's consciousness, his
spirituality, his emotions- so it is natural that there
may be aspects of the medium’s diction and voice characteristics
in those communicating who are not well versed in this unique
practice. Many of the communicators find it difficult to
speak at all when they first come through- an entity claiming
to be Sir Arthur Conan Doyle claimed that it is like trying
to speak with your head under water. The spirit also has
to remember what his/her voice sounded like while alive-
not an easy thing to do (try remembering how you sounded
when you were five). Some spirits are never able to master
speaking through ectoplasm at all, sometimes because they
get overwhelmed with emotion. Sometimes one spirit will
add their energy to help and the voice at first comes through
sounding a bit like one of the other communicators. However
that said, many voices, like that of Gordon Higginson who
was himself a materialization medium and Montague Keen are
MORE ANSWERS NEXT WEEK
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