David Thompson, Materialization meetings in Melbourne
(Australia) 25th and 26th August 2006
Brief summary report from Violet Eccles, organiser and
Séance Friday 25th August 2006. In attendance
18 people plus Ray, myself and Mitch making a total of 21
in the lodge. The séance began in the usual way,
first David being tied in to the chair and the lights turned
off. I was seated next to the cabinet Mitch facing and Ray
next to him. The music played for around 6 minutes when
there was a gust of wind from the cabinet and the curtain
blew up across my face.
William was first to materialize and spoke of his pleasure
at being back in the lodge and moved around the room touching
everyone of the sitters, and spoke at length. What amazed
me was the way he spoke to individuals calling them by their
name, most of them sitting for the first time and completely
unknown to David. We were thrilled once again with Timothy
who was his usual jovial self. He played the drum and the
harmonica. Next Timothy picked up the trumpet and started
his usual banging on our heads and swirling it around, it
was at this point Mitch asked him if he could go around
all the sitters and without any effort he went straight
to the back of the room touching and banging on every sitters
Maurice Barbanell came through and informed us he had Silver
Birch with him; you can imagine how thrilled all the sitters
were to hear his voice and the beautiful words he spoke.
It is the second time Maurice Barbanell has been through,
the first time being on the first séance with David
and the first in the lodge, he brought through an Indian
who blessed the lodge which I have on tape. One lady's father
came through and greeted her in German. Another lady's father
came she communicated better with him and kept asking him
to come closer, you could hear him shuffling across the
room, although she was very emotional she managed to keep
talking to him which helps the communication to be much
stronger, he cupped her face in his hands, very good communication.
Jack came through and once again touched all the sitters
and answered questions.
I found it very interesting this time, some questions he
didn’t have the answers to so he went back to the
cabinet to find out and you could hear other different spirit
voices giving him the answers- absolutely fabulous. Jack
spoke to me before he left and said he believed there would
be a young man attending the next evening and not to say
anything as they could not promise but if possible they
would bring his mother. When the séance ended David
was once again levitated out of the cabinet still tied to
the chair and gagged and his cardigan back to front with
the ties holding it together still in place.
Séance Saturday 26th August 2006.
Same amount of sitters again David put aside all the bits
and pieces such as the drum, harmonica, pencil and paper
only the trumpet was left on the board in front of the cabinet.
The séance preceded the same with William then Timothy
who did not go around the sitters this time seemed a little
more subdued, but he picked up the trumpet and in all of
the 8 seances I have held with David in the lodge I have
never seen such a beautiful display with the trumpet. It
seemed to dance in unison with the music in a way I have
not seen before it played on the ceiling with such force
we all thought the trumpet would be broken at the very least
cracked or chipped ( it is thin wood the same as David’s)
but not one mark on it. It caressed people, gently went
up and down their face, moved gracefully then speeded up
at such a great speed and then gentle as anything, amazing.
Timothy seemed to stay then close to the cabinet.
Louis Armstrong then came and played the harmonica and
sang “ When the Saint Go Marching In” with the
sitters. Then Timothy said people always ask why men come
through so they were bringing a lady through. May, the southern
American lady, came to visit and thrilled everyone; she
seemed to take a shine to Ray which created lots of laughter.
What I found most remarkable was while she was talking to
the sitters at the back of the room and touching them and
clapping she was stamping her feet on the board which was
at the top end by the cabinet and in front of me.
Next we heard a gentle voice calling the young boy sitting
next to me; it was his mother who had passed into spirit
just over 2 years previous it was very emotional. The voice
was definitely that of his mother (she was my daughter-in-law)
she then spoke to me, what a wonderful reunion. Mitch’s
father then came through and spoke to him, he was also very
Then unfortunately Peter Cook came through in his usual
nasty self; he was quite vulgar and contemptible you could
feel the energy going down. Jack came through and then ended
I did feel in this séance a strange pull from the
solar plexus area which I have only felt once before. The
next morning I thought I would check my dress ( it is a
long black very fine wool) anyway there were several holes
back and front down the left side, that was the side next
to the cabinet. In all putting aside Peter Cook, it was
a great weekend with 2 brilliant séances.
Violet May Eccles
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