Michael Tymn has an excellent series of blog posts on ectoplasm and materialization of spirits.
Ectoplasm is a substance some mediums are able to produce with the help of spirit guides during a seance. It is drawn from the body of the medium and it can be manipulated by spirits. Ectoplasm is used as an interface between the spirit and the physical world. One of its uses is to allow a spirit to take on a physical form which can be seen and sometimes heard speaking during the seance.
If you weren't aware of this phenomenon it might seem incredible. However, many eminent scientists and investigators including Charles Richet (Nobel prize winner in Physiology and Medicine), Alfred Russel Wallace (Co-discoverer, with Charles Darwin of the theory of natural selection), Sir William Crookes (Inventor of the cathode ray tube), and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Medical doctor and author of Sherlock Holmes Stories) have studied this phenomenon and verified it as fact.
These blog posts by Michael Tymn explain the details and include photographs of ectoplasm coming from mediums and spirits materializing. They also include many convincing proofs of the reality of this phenomenon:
The final part of the series will be posted on Dec. 6
- Phenomena of Materialisation by Baron Von Schrenck Notzing
- Thirty Years of Psychical Research by Charles Richet
Researches into the Phenomena of Modern Spiritualism
by Sir William Crookes
- There Is No Death by Florence Marryat
- "The Voices" and "Glimpses of the Next State" by Vice Admiral W. Usborne Moore
- The Blue Island by W.T. Stead through the mediumship of Pardoe Woodman and Estelle Stead
- Camp Silver Belle Booklet by Lena Barnes Jefts
- Silver Belle Materialization Séance Epharata, Pennsylvania 1953 Ethel Post-Parrish, Medium Jack Edwards, Infra-Red Photographer
Alfred Russel Wallace mentoned above is the author of Miracles and Modern Spiritualism.
Also of interest are these photographs of the medium Jack Webber producing ectoplasm. The photographs are from the book "The Mediumship of Jack Webber" by Harry Edwards.
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