Trumpet Mediumship





In what is known as "trumpet mediumship," the sound of the voice of the

communicating spirit is increased in power by the use of a trumpet

shaped arrangement of paper, card-board, tin, or aluminum. There is no

particular virtue in the material used, and anyone may make a

serviceable trumpet out of heavy paper or thin card-board. The principle

of the use of the "spirit trumpet" is precisely that of the well-known

megaphone, i.e., it MAGNIFIES the sound, and increases its carrying

power. A spirit speaking in the faintest whisper through the trumpet is

enabled to have its voice heard plainly by those present in the circle,

where otherwise nothing would be heard. Often the spirit force is so

strong that it will pick up the trumpet and carry it around the circle,

tapping the various members thereof, and whispering through it into the

ear of some particular members. Weak spirits, therefore, who are unable

to make themselves heard in the ordinary way, often employ the trumpet

with effect in seances. When the trumpet is used, it should be placed on

the table, awaiting the use of the spirits.





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