Why The Cabinet Is Necessary

Just what is the technical reason for this necessity is a source of

argument and dispute among the different authorities on the subject,

and it may be said that the matter is not as yet definitely settled. But

whatever may be such technical explanation, the fact remains that the

seclusion of the medium has been found almost absolutely necessary for

the production of the phenomena of spirit materialization. The few

exceptions noted in the history of modern spiritualism only go to

establish the general rule. For the purpose of a general study of the

subject, it may be accepted as a general fact that the production of

spirit materialization has as one of its necessary conditions the

presence and use of a dark cabinet in which the medium is secluded from

the circle or assemblage of persons attending the seance.