Questioning The Spirits

After a satisfactory arrangement of the sitters is obtained, and the

table tiltings or rappings have assumed a clear, definite character,

then the sitters may proceed to ascertain the identity of the spirit

seeking to communicate to the circle; or else to ascertain whether the

spirit wishes to deliver a message directed specially to some particular

one of the sitters. In the latter case, the person indicated should

are to question the spirit direct, either verbally or else silently

and mentally. In either case the question should be stated clearly and

to the point, so that the spirit may give a simple definite answer.

Questions which may be answered by a simple "Yes" or "No" are of course

preferable. If the spirit agrees to move the table, or else produce

raps, as the alphabet is called over letter by letter, the communication

and answers may of course be given in much fuller detail. In such case

the spirit may be called on to spell out its name, and to designate its

relationship to any of the sitters; or even to spell out a complete

message. In addressing the spirit one should pursue the same general

course employed in addressing questions to a friend in the flesh; and

care should be taken to address the spirit politely and in a kindly

tone. Some spirits are very sensitive concerning these details, and will

resent any impoliteness or discourtesy, or flippancy from strangers.