In a short time Peters went into trance, and 'Moonstone' was
understood to be taking control. He first made some general remarks:-
Good morning! I generally say, "Good evening," don't I?
Don't be afraid for Medie; he has been prepared since six o'clock this morning. Magnetism has to be stored up, and
therefore it is best to use the same room and the same furniture every time.
Then he spoke to K.
Will you call on little woman close to? It will mean
salvation to two people. [Abbreviated.]
(K. K. understood.)
Then the medium took M.'s hand.
Somebody not easy to describe; old lady; not tall; grey
hair, parted in centre; grey eyes; nose thin; mouth fairly large and full. This describes her as she was before she
passed away. Had big influence on your early life. Good character; loving, but perhaps lived in narrow outlook; not
only a mother to her own belongings, but she mothered every man, woman, or child she came into contact with.
She is here this morning and has been before. Is it not your Mother?
M. F. A. L.-If it is my Mother, it is a great pleasure to me.
She has been with you and comforted you through this trial.
She has been, and will go on, looking after the boy.
You must not think she is not just as much with you because she has no body. She is just as much your
mother. She has a body, though it is different.
(Pointing to A.) She is related to him. She puts her
hand on his shoulder. She is very proud of what he is doing at the present time. He has been a great help to you.
Since the passing away of him who is loved by you both, he has looked on spiritualism with much more respect,
because previously it has not touched his heart. It is not only a thing of the head, it is now a thing of the heart.
She suffered terribly before passing away. She bore
her suffering patiently.
She put her finger on her lips and says: "I am so proud
of 0.!" (Medium puts one finger on middle of lips.)
It has always been what I thought: the triumph (?) has
been a long time coming, but it will come greater than had been anticipated. There have been difficulties. I am glad of
success. It will come greater than before. The book that is to be will be written from the heart, and not the head. But
the book will not be written now. NOT NOW! NOT NOW! NOT NOW! (loud). Written later on. THE BOOK which is
going to help many and convert many. The work done already is big. But what is coming is bigger.
(Paul, sending a message to K. K.:-)
I have been drilling her to link up. You don't know
what it is. It is like teaching people to transmit messages by the telegraph. Don't let the boy come, let Granny come.
(The medium here imitated Paul's manner of sitting down and pulling up the knees of his trousers.) She laughs at the
idea of being drilled.
He says (Paul still communicating): You know,
little Mother, you wonder why I was taken; but it is a great deal better like this. Thousands of people can be helped
like this. You are the link, and the means of reaching thousands of mothers.
(Then 'Moonstone' was understood to say-.-)
Returning to Madam (i.e.- the old lady again, and
medium turning to M. F. A. L.), she says: "I am so glad you not only told him what you did -this is not to you but
some one away (finger on lips), somebody she will not give-and reached out as you did."
This is from Madam. She is going away. M. F. A.
L.- My love to her.
No, no, no, she does not go away; she stands back, to
let some one else come forward-like actors take turns at a theatre.
[Then an impersonation of my Uncle Jerry was
represented, with the statement, "Your husband will know who he is"; but this part of the record is
omitted as comparatively unimportant. It was unintelligible to the sitter.-O. J. L.]
(Then a new control came in, which was by K. K.
understood to be 'Redfeather.' When he arrived,the medium smacked his hands and spoke to K. K. -)
I come dis little minute to try experiment. If we
succeed, all right; if we don't, don't mind. There will be some difficulties.
You know me? (To K. K.) K. K.-Yes. It is 'Redfeather.'
Glad to see you better. You used to feel-a hand on
your head. It was a little girl. It was your boy who brought her. Now I go. just talk a little.
K . then thanked the speaker for his help.)
Who could help better than me?
. . . long ago I was killed.
Who could help better?
(Then there was an interval, and evident change of
control. And speech very indistinct at first.)
I want to come.
Call Mother to help me.
Because you know.
You understand. It wasn't so bad. Not so bad.
I knew you knew the possibility of communicating, so
when I went out as I did, I was in a better condition than others on the other side. We had often talked
about this subject, father understanding it as he did; and now, coming into touch with his strength, makes it easy.
(Medium here reached out across the table to A. and
grasped his right hand, so that the notes were temporarily interrupted. The medium's arms were
now both stretched out across the table, with his head down on them, and he held A.'s hand in both
his. All this time he spoke with great emotion: the medium was shaken with sobs; his head and neck
were suffused with blood; the whole circumstances were strained, and strongly emotional; and the voice was extraordinarily like
Raymond's. A., too, felt that his hands were being gripped in a grasp just like Raymond's. This was
the central part of the sitting; and for the time no notes could be taken, even by Mrs. Kennedy. But
after a bit the hand was released, the strain rather lightened, and notes continue which run thus:-)
[A. M. L. says, "In time the interval was brief," but it
was surcharged with emotion, strongly felt by all present.]
But no, wait.
Because they tell me. I
am not ashamed.
I am glad.
I tell you, I would do it again.
I realise things differently to what one saw here. And
oh, thank God, I can speak!
The boys help me.
You don't know what he has done.
Who could help?
But I must keep quiet, I promised them to keep calm.
The time is so short.
Tell father that I am happy.
That I am happy that he has not come.
If he had come here, I couldn't have spoken1 find it
difficult to express what I want.
Every time I come back it is easier.
The only thing that was hard was just before. The
15th, do you understand?
And the 12th.
[We do not clearly understand these dates.] But every
time I come it is better. Grandmamma helped or I couldn't. Now I must go. . . . broken . . . But I have
done it, thank God! (Then this special control ended; while the medium murmured, as to himself, first the
word 'John,' and then the word 'God.' Then the strain was relieved by a new control, understood to be 'Biddy.')
Surely it's meself that has come to speak. Here's
another mother. I am helping the boy. I said to him to come out.
(T0 A. M. L.) just you go and do your work. When the
boy comes as he did, it upsets the body. I come to help to soothe the nerves of the medium. It is a privilege to
help. I am an old Irishwoman.
(To K. K.) You don't realise that the world is governed
by chains, and that you are one of the links. I was a washerwoman and lived next a church, and they say
cleanliness comes next to godliness! One of my chains is to help mothers. Well, I am going. But for comfort, -
the boy is glad he is come. (TO K. K.) Your husband is a fine man. I love him. His
heart's as big as his body, and it is not only medicine, but love that he dispenses.
(Then an interval; and another control-probably
'Moonstone' again, or else Peters himself clairvoyantly:-)
We succeeded a little in our experiment.
Now the boy is with . . .
(Here the medium seized
both Alec's hands, and K. K. continues the notes.)
[But they may be abbreviated here, as they represent
only Peters's ordinary clairvoyanceprobably.]
You bring with you a tremendous force. You don't
always say what you think. A quick way of making up your mind. Your intuitional force is very strong. Your mind is
very evenly balanced, [and so on] . . . The last three months, things have altered. It has stirred you to the
depths of your innermost being. You had no idea how strong the bond was between you and one who has been
here to-day. Want to shield and take care of your mother. You know her devotion to both you and the one gone over...
The one gone over is a brother. He wants to send a message.
(Some messages omitted.)
You did not cry, but heart crying inside.
Help others. You are doing it. If you ever tried to do
what he did, you would physically break down. All this is from him.
(To Mother) So glad about the photograph. Something
you have had done that is satisfactory.
[This is good, but it only occurred to me today,
31 October. It evidently relates to two photographs in a pocket case, found on his body,
which Raymond carried with him, and which had been returned to the original by
us. A. M. L. ]
Wants to convey message to father, but it is not about
himself this time. I get the initials F W M - not clear about all the letters -
but F M wishes to be remembered. He says: I am still very active. Get into touch with Crookes re the Wireless.
[OJL. was at Muirhead's works in Kent on this
subject, at this moment.-A. M. L]
Still active, still at work.
[Spoken like "I see you are still active, still at
work." - A. M. L.]
Then he gives me a curious thing, and laughs. One of
the things I am most proud of is "St. Paul.)'
[This puzzled K. K., the note-taker.]
(To Alec.) So glad you came, boy! What a lot you think!
(Medium came-to, breathing and struggling. Said he
had been under very deep-like coming-to after an anaesthetic.)