How the Communication Seems to Work
The most successful spirit-communication laboratories all around the world today are using off-the-shelf electronic equipment, with custom specifications provided by the spiritside collaborators. However, the collective thoughts of a team of researchers are reported to play a much bigger role in ITC than any equipment. The Luxembourg team was once told by their spiritside colleagues, “The equipment (you are assembling) will only function properly when spiritual progress is guaranteed among (participants).”
The sense of unity and cooperation among researchers is like a mesh or net; there is strength and integrity only when everyone is linked well with the others. The most successful ITC researchers appear to be those who have become more like their spiritside colleagues as their thoughts become more pure and honest (since deception is reportedly unacceptable in the subtler realms). The spiritside senders and earthside receivers must be attuned to each other spiritually, with similar interests and intentions: The spiritside may be sending an ocean of information, but the earthside may have the spiritual capacity to receive only a few cupfuls.
Researchers are only starting to understand the complexities involved in receiving information from what claim to be spirit worlds. The apparatus on the spiritside is apparently not a piece of astral-plane equipment that can be switched on and off at will. It is an entire system comprising machines and people.
Researchers on the spiritside say they do not transmit any text or images in the form of human alphabets or illustrations per se, but as thought impulses which in conjunction with the thoughts of the human receivers interact to arrive as words and pictures. The analogy of the hologram has been suggested: A hologram has no image, just a blemished surface until lasers strike it; then the image forms. Computer text and video images arriving from the other side are like the image; earthside experimenters and their equipment are the blemished surface; and the spiritside thought impulses are the laser.
Computer text: The most exciting and potentially fruitful development is that of communication via computer. Ken Webster of England published a book (now out of print) in which he reported on more than 200 computer contacts with local persons who had died more than three centuries ago. One of Webster’s main contacts claimed to be a sixteenth-century Englishman named Thomas Harden, who had lived in the same house that Webster now resided in, when the town was still named Bristol. From where he was then, Harden said he could see Webster’s electronic equipment in the living room. He referred to the computer as “a box with a multitude of lights sitting near my chimney.” Harden would communicate in old English grammar in a variety of ways – telepathic messages, scribblings on note paper, chalk-written messages on the floor and, most important, computer files written on the display screen and generated on hard disk. Harden wrote, simply, that the writing was formed according to his will or his visualization in “the lightbox.”
Computer-scanned images: It is reported that a photo is taken spiritside in a similar fashion to the way it is done here. The image is then read into a computer on the spiritside where it is scanned. A spiritside technician then enters it into the scanner program in the earthside computer.