Trance Phenomena

Another writer has said: "In entering the trance condition of

mediumship, you will probably become semi-conscious, or perhaps almost

completely unconscious. The influence will stimulate your breathing,

which will become rapid and irregular; your eyes will close and you will

be unable to open them, and your hands and body may twitch and jerk as

if you were being subjected to a series of galvanic shocks. The sitters

d keep calm and sympathetic, but they should check any tendency on

the part of the medium to undue noise, or violence, or absurdity. You

will be aware of what you are doing, but will be unable to fully

exercise the will to interfere or try to stop. You will most likely

become conscious of an impulse to do something, or to blurt out certain

words. If you resist, you will only make the task more difficult and

hinder the attainment of the end you have in view. Your best course is

to hold your judgment in suspense; so do not be hostile or critical, but

act out your impressions.