The Spirit Communication Code

At the beginning, the leader should plainly announce the signalling

conditions, so as to avoid confusion on the part of the sitters and the

visiting spirits (for there are several codes in use, and confusion

sometimes occurs). The most general used and approved code is as

follows: "THREE indicates Yes; ONE indicates No; TWO indicates

'doubtful'; FOUR indicates 'don't know'; and FIVE indicates 'call the

alphabet.'" The
umbers refer to the number of raps or table-tilts,

etc., given by the spirits in answer to questions asked them. When the

alphabet is called for, some one of the circle slowly calls out each

letter of the alphabet, in regular order, until a rap or table-tilt

indicate that the right letter has been indicated; this letter should

then be written down, and the alphabet again called, until the next

letter is indicated; and so on until the message is completed. For

instance, the name "John" would be spelt out as J-O-H-N, four callings

of the alphabet being necessary to obtain the same.