Pre-test Manifestations

Do not be in too much of a hurry to obtain "test" messages. Let the

communications flow on in a somewhat rambling manner at first, until the

lines of communication are fully and firmly established, and then you

may begin to think about asking test questions of the spirits in order

to establish their identity. A writer says on this point: "Should table

movements occur, or raps be heard, let them go on for a little. Do not

> ask test questions just yet. Request repetitions, or ask for them to be

clearer or louder, so that they may be sharp and decisive. You may also

ask for a certain number of movements or raps. After that, you may

proceed to ask questions as to whether the circle is sitting in the best

arrangement for success. If changes are desired, these should be made as

suggested. It may happen that one or more of the sitters may be

requested to change places, or to withdraw from the table altogether. In

such a case the sitter should not take umbrage for it merely means that

their psychical conditions do not blend with those of the rest of the