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Old 08-04-2020, 01:37 PM
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In the early days of modern day Spiritualism, mediums were physically tied up, etc. so as to prevent them from 'falsely' making up a seance. This is an excerpt from PEOPLE FROM THE OTHER WORLD by Colonel Henry Steel Olcott (1875).




Sketch NO. 3 will recall a scene of rope-tying, to the minds of the good people of Albany, N. Y., who attended a sťance at the house of John McClure; a certain Doctor Perkins being the operator. Here the medium is tied down by his fingers to the floor, the tapes being secured to the latter by tacks, and another tape leading to the door-knob. The worthy Doctor kept this patient in this position some two hours, and it is not surprising that his wrists were so swollen in consequence that he was kept in pain several days thereafter.
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