Evidence of the Afterlife Episode #35 Stewart Alexander.
Stewart Alexander is the author of An Extraordinary Journey – The Memoirs of a Physical Medium.He has practiced physical mediumship for over 40 years. For over 50 years he has studied the history of Spiritualism and mediumship. Stewart interviewed several senior Spiritualists who were privileged to sit with some of the wonderful physical mediums of the past who today we can only read about. Stewart wanted to ensure that their incredible stories would not die with them. A selection of those recorded interviews are now available on a CD album entitled: Physical Séance Room Recollections.
Maverick Vardøger is the best selling author of The Vibrational State, Lead Line, Her Eyes Were Green, and Awake Eternal. The Vibrational State explores astral projection. Lead Line compares various spiritual traditions and consciousness phenomena. Her Eyes Were Green and Awake Eternal are science fiction novels.
Links for Stewart Alexander:
Katie Halliwell’s book, Touching the Next Horizon: Experiences of Trance and Physical Mediumship with the Stewart Alexander Circle. https://www.amazon.com/Touching-Next-Horizon-Experiences-Mediumship/dp/1908421479
Links for Maverick Vardøger:
The Vibrational State: https://amazon.com/dp/108667765X
Lead Line: https://amazon.com/dp/B08LN5K98H
Her Eyes Were Green: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08Z5LSXLR
Awake Eternal: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09NH2Y1BQ?ref_=pe_3052080_276849420
***After Thoughts by Stewart Alexander***
“Following the interview it occurred to me that regrettably I had failed to mention the many different aspects of the physical manifestations that frequently occur at my séances and in fact had mainly spoken about the so-called trumpet phenomena. Also – and I believe this to be vitally important – I also failed to even mention that at public and Guest Seances I have always insisted upon body restraints which secure me firmly to the chair I sit upon. Additionally I always wear luminous tabs which are adhered to my trouser legs so that sitters can, throughout an entire séance, plainly see that I do not move from it. And finally – and I believe this to be of critical importance - I also failed to explain why my séances are mainly held in total darkness. Of course such a situation conveniently opens the door for the habitual critic and sceptic to allege that such conditions conveniently mask fraudulence and this I perfectly understand. The fact is that throughout the history of such mediumship the dark séance room has indeed aided and abetted fraudulent activity. However, whilst that is a fact, there is a legitimate reason why darkness is mainly essential in aiding the Spirit communicators to work in a physical manner and also to help protect the wellbeing of the medium. Of course the all-knowing self-asserting critic maintains otherwise but I am happy to leave the final word on this important matter to Professor David Fontana who stated the following in his Forward to my book: ‘The fact is that darkness is usually required because light inhibits phenomena. This is not as surprising or as suspicious as critics would have us believe. Many natural phenomena, such as the germination of seeds, gestation in the womb and the development of images on photographic plates, takes place in the absence of light or in the presence only of a dim red light which is in fact sometimes used in physical séances including those of Stewart Alexander.’”Support the show