OUR INTEREST in Spiritual matters spans many years and goes back long before the
Scole Experiment was conceived. For myself, as a child, I was aware of many
things outside of the normal range of those around me. I would see or speak with
forms of those that had passed on but this never happened to me in a frightening
way, I hasten to add. It was more frightening to be having these experiences
when others were not.
Alan also had unexplained experiences, as a child. One occurred when he was in
his cot, a young couple came and looked at him and smiled. He remembers seeing
through them, as if they were formed from tiny specks of light. These images are
as fresh today as the time they were experienced, like a sort of spiritual
imprint on our minds.
Each house we occupied since we married has had 'interactive energies' of
various types. Lights would go on and off of their own accord, during the day
and night. We were aware of 'other' presences, which were no particular problem
really so we happily co-habited with them.
While our children were young we moved to Norfolk into a particularly 'active'
house. We did all sorts of improvements, which may have triggered this off. Even
then Spirit took care not to scare the children and only played with the lights
when they were not around. They would be turned on in another room and left on
until we turned them off, only to find them on again later! Several occasions
they turned the light off when we were in the room, which can be annoying not to
mention unnerving. Eventually we found that by asking for the lights to be put
back on, they were. One memorable night we were both levitated in our armchairs
but it only happened to us once and was never repeated thankfully, as it was a
Some years later, we decided to build a new house, a house with no associations,
we were tired of 'active' houses. During this phase of our lives we were
exploring mediumship, reading lots of books and going to demonstrations etc. We
decided to meditate regularly and sit together, each giving focus to the other
in turn. Our development proceeded at a steady pace alongside our busy lives. On
one occasion a light bulb blew and an initial was burnt onto the inside of the
glass globe. This happened to be the initial of the communicator at that time.
This really intrigued us and we discussed our thoughts regarding studying this
kind of phenomena. Soon after this a loud audible rap was heard coming from the
table, as if in answer. This made us investigate physical psychic phenomena as
tangible objective proof of the survival of the human spirit. However, the time
was not right, our lives were too occupied with other matters.
So, we continued to focus on our development. The channelling and communication
was getting better as we were now sitting together twice weekly on a regular
basis. We found the energy was particularly good when we focused together for a
common purpose. Again, the lights would flicker or go out during these sessions
or at times bulbs would fly out from their bayonet fittings, and land across the
other side of the room, unbroken! After this happened twice we tried hard to see
if we could make this happen 'normally', but it never did.
The energies were becoming more apparent in the room in other ways too.
Sometimes it was difficult to see one another, as the swirls of energy became so
dense and colourful. One day a really funny 'teleport' arrived in our hallway.
The previous day the middle of our toilet roll holder had broken, just a minor
'inconvenience' (pardon the pun) as our nearest hardware shop was over five
miles away. The next morning, there in the middle of our hall floor, lay a brand
new wooden one, better than the one we had! We were very grateful! It fitted
One day we saw an advert for sitters for a physical circle with Robin and
Sandra. We telephoned them an arranged to meet later that week. Some members had
left the group and we were invited to join the rest, now that the group was
being reformed. At that time we were happy to give energies to help to get some
phenomena started and we continued like this for some time but with only limited
What none of us knew was that Spirit had destined us all for some new and
exciting work. They conspired to create a situation one night when only Alan,
Robin and myself were present. "Oh well", said Robin, ever the positive
enthusiast, "tonight, anything goes"! On that memorable night Spirit opened a
door to 'energy' work.
I felt myself going deeper and deeper as if I was stepping back from myself and
being engulfed in a soft loving energy. The atmosphere. was 'electric' and I
remember seeing energy swirls in front of me. I felt physically big and my back
and head were erect and aligned. I knew that I was going to be used, and tonight
'anything goes', so I just surrendered to the wonderful feeling and let go. Manu
(a spirit helper, I had previously been unaware of) came through and spoke to
us. A coin was 'teleported' and he said this was a token of greater things to
come. I have no idea how long he was present and it took a while for me to
gradually come back to a waking state.
Many patient weeks followed and Alan's development began to flourish. Manu came
when it was appropriate as the energy was being shared.
Alan had different experiences to mine when going into trance, he described the
initial stage as similar to the sensation of falling backwards with your eyes
closed. He felt perfectly comfortable with this, as there was an overwhelming
feeling of love that 'cocooned' him from any anxieties. He can remember
floating, flying, and swimming all at the same time, and in what he describes as
a sea of perfect bliss. Patrick, was the first of Alan's guides to speak and
soon settled in, bringing us information (and humorous comments) on a regular
basis. Patrick once described the sensation he experienced when coming through
as 'like swimming through warm custard'! An experience most of us would not wish
to try in reality, but you can see what he was trying to express.
We both agree that these experiences gave us insights into other 'states of
consciousness', where time and space ceases to exit as we know it. Each of us
felt different, the whole group's energy had changed, it seemed somehow
'lighter' working with energy. A trust built up well between the communicators
and the group. Much of what was said was based on good evidence of survival and
this gave a solid foundation both for us and the other sitters in the group. We
were being taught and guided to live our lives in a more spiritual way. Gently
coaxed and reminded to meditate and to always link up at night with the
'Universal Harmony'. This seemed to aid them to link with us in the sleep state,
though this did not deplete us in any way.
As time went on the phenomenon developed and the spirit lights began. Glad as
Alan and I were to be a part of all this wonderful work, our only disappointment
was not seeing these things like the others. Then one day the communicators said
that for the next session we would not be used in deep trance so we could have a
different experience. So, when this special time came we were able to see a
limited 'light display'. We will never forget this and could well understand the
'oh's and ah's' we heard when we listened to the taped recordings of future