A Christmas Tree Seance by Hannen Swaffer

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A Christmas Tree Seance by Hannen Swaffer

Post by Azur on Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:53 am

The Christmas tree sittings have to be experienced to be realised. What joy it is to hear the little ones from the other side of life exclaim in wonderment when they see the huge tree laden with toys of every description.

Belle had invited nearly forty people to attend a direct voice séance at which there was a big tree, covered with toys. They had been sent – over three hundred of them – from all over the country, many of them for spirit children whose names were given. Others came from former sitters of Mrs Perriman, or people who had been helped. A huge doll was sent to Belle by someone overseas.

It is hard for non-Spiritualists to understand, but these toys, sent after the party to poor children living in London slums, have astral counterparts which are taken back to the Other World by the “dead” children to whom they are first given.

For over two hours, we sat listening to the voices of more than fifty children, who all inspected the tree, choose their various toys – yes, and played with them. Indeed, when the séance was over, the great mass of toys grouped around the tree was scattered in violent disarray.

Sometimes we heard a toy trumpet blown, “I am blowing two at once,” said one of the child voices.
We heard little ones arguing about which fairy doll they could have. Boy after boy said “I want a motor car.”

One remarkable feature of the séance was the great difference in the spirit voices. There were some who spoke with a broad Scots accent. There were Lancashire voices, Cockney tones, and all sorts.

When I heard one voice, that of little David Evans, I said “I remember you. You came last year.”

Remembering me David carried on quite a long conversation. He came from the valleys, he said, and when I said I had recently been down South Wales he corrected my pronunciation of Bargoed and two or three other towns which I could neither spell nor pronounce.

Mrs Leonard’s Feda turned up, Mrs Duncan’s Peggy, and also Jimmy Sparrow, from Lady Caillard’s home circle.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, too spoke, and gave me a special message. “There are many of my old friends who have come to the spirit world lately, many rejoicing. Some have got to extend in some ways. When I tried to tell them about survival, years ago, they would not listen”

Walter Coulhard said “Do you realise you have taken part in a great occasion? There have been children from the other side of life here, amidst surroundings of joy. They have come to you in their innocence and love, bringing with them peace and understanding, taking away with them memories. They will have replicas of these toys for their joy in the Other World. Remember, every toy has been claimed by spirit children who have been present, both in this room and the other. Every toy has now a spirit owner. You are giving joy on earth.”

Several children were recognised by sitters. Several were addressed by their pet names.

The chief lesson to be drawn from it is the lesson to the bereaved parents. Your “dead” children are not dead. They are as human and as humorous as they were on earth.


Azur


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Re: A Christmas Tree Seance by Hannen Swaffer

Post by zerdini on Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:05 pm

An excellent post, Azur. Smile

It brought back memories of the many Xmas Tree seances I attended with Leslie Flint and, in recent times, with Colin Fry.

The toys that were brought were donated to children's hospitals and hospices.

I have heard Judy Garland sing at many seances not only in the UK but also in other countries.

On one occasion in Australia she sang a duet with a professional singer who attended the seance. I still have the recording.

Happy memories indeed. santa cheers

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Re: A Christmas Tree Seance by Hannen Swaffer

Post by Azur on Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:13 pm

zerdini wrote:An excellent post, Azur. Smile

It brought back memories of the many Xmas Tree seances I attended with Leslie Flint and, in recent times, with Colin Fry.

The toys that were brought were donated to children's hospitals and hospices.

I have heard Judy Garland sing at many seances not only in the UK but also in other countries.

On one occasion in Australia she sang a duet with a professional singer who attended the seance. I still have the recording.

Happy memories indeed. santa cheers

Thanks for the reply Z, I read before Judy sung at Colin's circles, how great that must have been.

Our circle will bring toy's this year and afterwards donate to St. Vincent de Paul charity. It's always good to give back.

I hope you have a lovely christmas, thanks again z santa Smile

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Post by Left Behind on Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:33 pm

I wish that we could all attend. Very Happy

Jim

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Re: A Christmas Tree Seance by Hannen Swaffer

Post by Admin on Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:59 pm

Wonderful piece Azur thank you
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