Harmonious Relationship

The sitters composing the circle should always remember that mutual

harmony is a most important factor contributing to the success of the

manifestations sought to be secured. Accordingly, each sitter should

strive to bring himself or herself into a sympathetic and harmonious

relationship with each and every other sitter, so far as is possible. To

accomplish this result the sitters should endeavor, so far as is

to lay aside their respective prejudices, jealousies, and

differences of opinion. These incidents of their personality should be

left, together with their hats and outer wraps, in the outer hall of the

house in which the seance is held. Differences of religion, politics,

race and creed, all should be cast aside at least temporarily, in order

that the greatest amount of harmony should be manifested by the group. A

safe rule to follow is this: seek to find the largest number of points

of mutual agreement, and to set aside all the rest of the items of

personal tastes, customs and habits of feeling and thought. Dwell

together on the plane of common agreement, shutting out the planes of

respective disagreements. In this connection we should state that the

customary attitude of cold reserve, blended and colored by suspicion,

which too often is found between comparative strangers, is far from

being helpful in producing the best conditions for the seance. For the

time being, at least, the sitters should try to remember that they are

all members of one great human family, and united by the bonds of common

origin and nature.