Light After Life

Exploring the mysteries of Life, Death and Beyond. Afterlife, Mediumship, Spiritualism: Death is not the end; I am but waiting for you for an interval ...

Top posting users this month

Latest topics

» Tune into the inner critic
by Candlelight.kk Yesterday at 16:28

» As above, so below
by Candlelight.kk 19th July 2018, 09:42

» ALL Forumotion forums were down for a time this morning
by ariel 15th July 2018, 17:10

» Explore with questions
by Candlelight.kk 12th July 2018, 14:13

» Science and the Séance (BBC Documentary)
by Candlelight.kk 9th July 2018, 23:56

» Pioneer Journal
by mac 9th July 2018, 20:27

» What is GDPR ?
by Misty 8th July 2018, 15:11

» Society for Scientific Exploration
by ariel 5th July 2018, 18:17

» Psychic News - June 2018
by mac 4th July 2018, 17:42

» Amy Winehouse's father receives afterdeath visits from her
by Candlelight.kk 3rd July 2018, 22:00

» Take a break!
by Candlelight.kk 3rd July 2018, 15:26

» OCHOROWICZ, Julian Leopold
by Candlelight.kk 2nd July 2018, 22:53

» Hello everybody
by Brian 2nd July 2018, 10:57

» Fairytale: A True Story - Review - The Cottingley Fairies
by Candlelight.kk 30th June 2018, 23:58

» More to dying than meets the eye:
by Candlelight.kk 28th June 2018, 12:51

» Psychic News - July 2018
by mac 26th June 2018, 21:55

» The Afterlife Investigations: The Scole Experiment
by Misty 22nd June 2018, 21:19

» Know yourself
by Candlelight.kk 22nd June 2018, 14:11

» SNU - SOS (Save Our Spiritualism)
by Misty 20th June 2018, 15:23

» Live your own life
by Candlelight.kk 20th June 2018, 13:25

» SUDRE, René
by Candlelight.kk 11th June 2018, 22:19

» OSTY, Eugène
by Candlelight.kk 11th June 2018, 19:32

» What does 'The Truth' Campaign really stand for?
by JDBP 9th June 2018, 16:46

» Soul lives in connection
by Candlelight.kk 8th June 2018, 16:30

» Mark Twain: Talking with Spirits
by Candlelight.kk 3rd June 2018, 12:23

» SIDGWICK, Henry
by Candlelight.kk 2nd June 2018, 18:39

» In the dark with Gary Mannion (finally exposed as FRAUD)
by JDBP 2nd June 2018, 18:32

» 78 years of past Psychic News in newspaper format to become available online to read free of charge
by JDBP 2nd June 2018, 18:27

» The Return of The Maestro
by JDBP 2nd June 2018, 18:20

» Eleanor Mildred Sidgwick
by Candlelight.kk 2nd June 2018, 17:52

» Kindred Spirit magazine
by Candlelight.kk 2nd June 2018, 15:14

» Aaaargh! Why Facebook?
by Candlelight.kk 2nd June 2018, 15:05

» The Spirits' Book
by mac 30th May 2018, 14:56

» The Life and Work of Mrs Piper
by Candlelight.kk 30th May 2018, 12:41

» Psychical Research and Survival
by Candlelight.kk 30th May 2018, 12:22

» THOMPSON, Joseph John
by Candlelight.kk 30th May 2018, 12:17

» De SANCTIS, Sante
by Candlelight.kk 29th May 2018, 16:42

» 6666
by mac 29th May 2018, 14:59

» Notification of new PMs (Private Messages) [solved]
by Candlelight.kk 28th May 2018, 22:22

» Scandinavian mythology
by Brian 28th May 2018, 15:07

» WICKLAND, Carl August
by Candlelight.kk 27th May 2018, 23:13

» Kulning
by Brian 27th May 2018, 23:01

» Thirty Years Among the Dead
by Candlelight.kk 27th May 2018, 22:53

» The Gateway of Understanding
by Candlelight.kk 27th May 2018, 22:47

» WALLACE, Alfred Russel
by Candlelight.kk 27th May 2018, 22:28

» MORRIS, Robert Lyle
by Candlelight.kk 27th May 2018, 22:01

» STRATTON, Frederick John Marrian
by Candlelight.kk 27th May 2018, 11:46

» Why are you here?
by Candlelight.kk 27th May 2018, 11:27

» What is Your Psychological Archetype? - Quiz
by Brian 26th May 2018, 17:57

» Nature says leave them alone
by Candlelight.kk 26th May 2018, 14:14

» A Celtic Blessing
by Brian 26th May 2018, 12:43

» Dislikes
by Brian 26th May 2018, 12:27

» What made you smile today?
by Brian 26th May 2018, 12:02

» RICHET, Prof. Charles Robert
by Candlelight.kk 25th May 2018, 10:51

» Psi Encyclopedia
by Candlelight.kk 25th May 2018, 00:23

» RAUDIVE, Dr. Konstantin
by Candlelight.kk 24th May 2018, 19:05

» SWEDENBORG, Emanuel
by Candlelight.kk 24th May 2018, 15:10

» STEAD, William Thomas
by Candlelight.kk 24th May 2018, 14:21

» RHINE, Joseph Banks
by Candlelight.kk 23rd May 2018, 19:27

» OESTERREICH, Traugott Konstantin
by Candlelight.kk 23rd May 2018, 19:11

» Capture your inspiration!
by Candlelight.kk 22nd May 2018, 22:24

» TURING, Alan
by Candlelight.kk 22nd May 2018, 19:06

» PICKERING, Edward Charles
by Candlelight.kk 22nd May 2018, 18:37

» ROY, Archie Edmiston
by Candlelight.kk 22nd May 2018, 18:17

» LYTTLETON, Dame Edith Sophy
by Candlelight.kk 22nd May 2018, 18:01

» PRINCE, Morton Henry
by Candlelight.kk 21st May 2018, 15:33

» PRICE, Henry Habberley
by Candlelight.kk 21st May 2018, 15:23

» PRICE, Harry
by Candlelight.kk 21st May 2018, 15:20

» PRATT, Morris
by Candlelight.kk 21st May 2018, 15:14

» PODMORE, Frank
by Candlelight.kk 21st May 2018, 15:08

» OWEN, Robert Dale
by Candlelight.kk 21st May 2018, 14:55

» OUSPENSKY, Peter D.
by Candlelight.kk 21st May 2018, 14:53

» At The Hour of Death
by Candlelight.kk 21st May 2018, 14:44

» OSIS, Dr Karlis
by Candlelight.kk 21st May 2018, 14:41

» Old Diary Leaves: The True Story of the Theosophical Society
by Candlelight.kk 21st May 2018, 14:33

» OLCOTT, Henry Steel
by Candlelight.kk 21st May 2018, 14:27

» NEOGGERATH, Rufina
by Candlelight.kk 21st May 2018, 12:47

» NEIHARDT, Prof. John Gneisenau
by Candlelight.kk 21st May 2018, 11:15

» MYERS, Frederic William Henry
by Candlelight.kk 21st May 2018, 10:51

» MURPHY, Gardner
by Candlelight.kk 21st May 2018, 10:47

» MORSELLI, Enrico "Henry" Agostini
by Candlelight.kk 21st May 2018, 10:45

» MOORE, William Usborne
by Candlelight.kk 21st May 2018, 10:42

» MONROE, Robert Allan
by Candlelight.kk 21st May 2018, 10:39

» MESMER, Franz Anton
by Candlelight.kk 21st May 2018, 10:35

» MEEK, George W.
by Candlelight.kk 21st May 2018, 10:33

» McDOUGALL, William
by Candlelight.kk 21st May 2018, 10:25

» SAGB is moving to a new address
by Candlelight.kk 21st May 2018, 09:55

» MARRYAT, Florence
by Candlelight.kk 20th May 2018, 13:52

» MAITLAND, Edward
by Candlelight.kk 20th May 2018, 13:47

» MACK, John Edward
by Candlelight.kk 20th May 2018, 13:45

» LOMBROSO, Cesare
by Candlelight.kk 20th May 2018, 13:43

» LODGE, Sir Oliver Joseph
by Candlelight.kk 20th May 2018, 13:35

» Was Abraham Lincoln a Spiritualist?
by Candlelight.kk 20th May 2018, 13:23

» Physical Proofs of Another Life
by Candlelight.kk 20th May 2018, 13:17

» LIPPIT, Francis James
by Candlelight.kk 20th May 2018, 13:15

» LINCOLN, Abraham
by Candlelight.kk 20th May 2018, 13:13

» LEES, Robert James
by Candlelight.kk 20th May 2018, 13:03

» LANG, Andrew
by Candlelight.kk 20th May 2018, 12:59

» LANCELIN, Charles
by Candlelight.kk 20th May 2018, 12:57

The Psi Encyclopedia

Created by the Society for
Psychical Research in London,
the Psi Encyclopedia is a collection
of articles and case studies about psi research, the scientific investigation of psychic phenomena. (see post)

Contents A-Z

Library of free online reading

A collection of FREE online reading relating to Spiritualism/Psi research
past & present.

Click HERE to enter

Top posting users this week

_____ KRAZY KATS FORUM _____


Kitkat's friendly informal online community discussing life issues that we care about.
Open 24/7 for chat & chill.
Visit Krazy Kats forum here:
https://krazykats.forumotion.co.uk/

The Forum Café


A meeting place for forumites to socialise in a friendly environment and keep up to date with what's going on in Forumland.
Caffy's Forum Café is open 24/7.
https://forumcafe.forumotion.co.uk/

Sally Morgan

Share
avatar
Candlelight.kk
.
.

Posts : 2562
Location : London
Likes received : 56

Sally Morgan

Post by Candlelight.kk on 27th April 2017, 21:57

(originally posted on 16 Oct 2010) 

Roy Stemman went along to one of her shows ... and seemed rather impressed.

In his Paranormal Review - he writes:

I've watched her on television and been impressed. I've read in the media about her celebrity clients - from Princess Diana to George Michael. So the chance to see her demonstrating her mediumship at the Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, earlier this week was an opportunity I was not going to miss.

Watching mediums on TV can be far from convincing, as I have said before. Are we just seeing edited highlights? How much is contrived or controlled by the production team. Or – dare I say it – are the people who get messages already known to the medium or the team?

As viewers, we have no way of knowing. But with a live show it should be much easier to determine how real it is. Certainly, as far as Sally Morgan's show was concerned, I have no doubt that it was exactly as it was presented: a medium on the stage conveying spirit messages to people who were complete strangers. A medium, I suggest, who well deserves the description "psychic superstar". Now much slimmer, following a gastric bypass operation, she was even greeted by wolf whistles when she first took to the stage.

I am sure that almost every member of the capacity audience in the 1,380-seater Alexandra Theatre was hoping to receive a message, in which case the majority were disappointed. But they were all, undoubtedly, entertained.

Sally Morgan has a down-to-earth, bubbly personality and superb presentation, so that even when listening to someone else receiving a message you are mesmerised by her ability and the drama of the event. She squeals with delight when people respond enthusiastically, empathises with those who are reduced to tears by what she tells them, and sometimes gets carried away by the anguish or emotion that she is being asked to convey.

Were they gullible?

The audience, of course, were adoring fans and video images of the lucky ones who received messages were beamed onto a large screen behind the medium as they answered her questions or responded to her statements through microphones that had been passed to them.

Even though they were fans, they did not appear to be gullible. They made it clear when something she told them was incorrect. There were times, too, when two or three people in the audience could accept Sally's statements about a communicator. In those cases, she soon managed to identify the correct recipient – though she sometimes came back to the "rejects" and gave them some meaningful evidence, too.

The length of the queue that formed outside the theatre at the end of the show, snaking around into two side streets in order to have Sally sign their programmes or tickets, was an indicator of her success. My guess was at least 400 audience members wanted the opportunity to spend just a few seconds with her.

That's an incredible achievement for a self-developed medium who has never worked in Spiritualist churches and has never received a spirit message from another medium. Yet she has been packing theatres around the country while on tour for the past three years.

When I spoke to Sally Morgan a couple of days after her appearance in Birmingham, she explained that she does not follow Spiritualism as a religion but believes she was put on earth with the purpose of making people aware of survival of death and the spirit world. Even so, her glossy programme devotes an entire page to the history of Spiritualism.

How good was the evidence?

So, how evidential were the messages that the Birmingham audience received? The majority seemed to be comforted and impressed with the accuracy and relevance of what she told them. And I was able to talk with one of the recipients after the show.

Ross Berkeley Simpson, a director, teacher and writer who is also a songwriter, along with a couple of other audience members, responded when Sally talked about a man named Arthur and a lighthouse, which she subsequently described as "some kind of tower by the sea" which was very peaceful and Arthur was there.

"My grandfather, Arthur, lived in Bognor Regis," Ross told me, "and we all used to go with him to Littlehampton Pier and the beach, and there's a tall red-and-white coastguard tower there. The penultimate time I saw my grandfather was there: he was walking on the pier and I was on the beach, and that place has always been magical for me. So I was pretty well satisfied that the message was for me."

At the time of receiving the message, Ross' first recollection was of the coastguard building at Littlehampton, West Sussex, but having since seen a photograph of a nearby lighthouse that stands close to the pier, he has realised that Sally description (or his grandfather's) was incredibly accurate. (Photo of Littlehampton Lighthouse, located on the East Pier, contributed by Paul Gillett).

What clinched it for Ross was Sally's next statement as she peered up at him in the circle. Sally asked him what it was she had said that had made him respond and he explained about his grandfather.

Sally did not dwell on that. Instead, she said without any preamble, "I just have to tell you ... you're not expecting this, what I'm going to say to you, but there's a man who took his own life standing here."

Ross acknowledged this. "Oh my God, oh my God," Sally continued, her voice sounding anxious. "Do you live at number 60?" Ross shook his head and said "No".

"60, 60, 60!" Sally repeated, insistently, adding, "I'll tell you what I'm hearing. It isn't nice. It's not going to make you laugh. It's like someone's saying, ‘Swinging 60s' but ... did he hang himself?"

"Yes he did," Ross replied.

"I mean, he's trying to make a joke of it! It isn't funny!! He's swinging."

Sally then asked Ross who Alex and Pop were, making the motion of popping something into her mouth at the same time. These names and actions meant nothing to him but another audience member said she recognised them. Sally indicated that she would move onto this lady but said, "Let me just finish with this gentleman. Listen to me on this. That gentleman who took his life ... that young man ... he's very proud of what you have been doing recently. You help others and I don't know whether you're involved with, er, like some kind of adventure camp..."

Ross: "Yes"

Sally: "Are You?"

Ross: "Kind of, yes. It's something I was involved with him – years ago – we were in a drama workshop and I now run the workshop we were in."

Sally: "He is so proud. Isn't that amazing? (The audience claps). He is so proud that you are now running it. You are incredibly adventurous in how you see your work and how you teach and how you help youngsters, disadvantaged youngsters. You're a very, very good man. He stands here ... let's thank this man." (More applause).

Ross is the director of First Act Workshops which develops the confidence and acting talent of young people (between eight and 18 years old) in the West Midlands by taking them through specialised television, radio and theatre courses and general acting training. He is pictured (right) with some of the youngsters during a recent course.

Sally then turned her attention to the other member of the audience in the stalls who had recognised Alex and Pop, asking her if she knew a Lillian. She said her mother had a friend named Lillian. "And do you know if Lillian had cancer of her right breast?" She didn't. But Ross called out: "I know a Lillian who had breast cancer."

Later, he told me that Lillian was his lovely singing teacher 10 years ago who had had breast cancer but was in remission when he met her. Then the cancer returned and she died very quickly.

Ross noted that Sally had begun by referring to the person who had hanged himself as "a gentleman" but later corrected this to "young gentleman" - a subtle difference that the audience would probably not have noticed but it was important to Ross because they were both in their mid teens when the suicide occurred.

Ross told me that the young man had contacted him through four different mediums, one of whom had said it was alright to tell his Mum about the spirit message, while another had said there was no need to do so, as she would find out. The boy, however, seems to be persisting in making his presence known from the Other Side, though Ross is still nervous about upsetting his mother by revealing his identity in print or approaching her with the information.

It's a quandary that many people must find themselves in.

"My close friend Margaret died on the 15th September, also from cancer of the right breast. That's why I went to see Sally, to be honest. Four or five years before she died, Margaret gave me a £20 theatre voucher, which I'd never been able to use. A week after she died I walked into the Alexander Theatre and asked if I could use it to see Sally Morgan. The girl in the ticket office said I could, but the show was sold out. Despite her insistence that she had never experienced many returns for a Sally Morgan show, Ross left his phone number, just in case.

"As I walked out, I felt sure that, against the odds I would get into the show and I would also get a message from Sally Morgan. I had only walked as far as New Street when my phone went and it was the girl in the ticket office. ‘Come and get your ticket,' she said, ‘I've found you one'."


http://www.paranormalreview.com/articles/20101016

    Current date/time is 23rd July 2018, 01:04