The following article from Psychic News reports on a physical mediumship seance by Gordon Higginson held by the Glasgow Association of Spiritualists in 1972. What is remarkable is that it was an impromptu seance held in front of over 200 people and the room was not fully blacked out which is the norm for such seances. Nonetheless, materialised forms emerged from the cabinet and were observed by many in the room due to the high levels of light. Gordon often remarked that he had demonstrated his physical mediumship to over 200 people and this is the seance to which he is referring.
Materialisation and Medium Appear Together – Spirit Forms Seen by Over 200 Sitters in Good Light
“I have never seen anything like it in my life. Despite fairly good light, the white, shimmering ectoplasm was clear and bright. Once the medium and materialised form were seen together.” This tribute to SNU President Gordon Higginson’s “superb mediumship ” came on Monday from Dr John Winning. It was this veteran Spiritualist’s verdict on a “surprise” materialisation seance last Saturday at the Glasgow Association’s HQ in Somerset Place.
It was announced as a direct-voice demonstration. A portable cabinet was placed on the platform. “It was an experiment and no one knew what would happen” said Winning. “Higginson had made a tiresome 400-mile journey and was probably not at his best. Nevertheless, a packed audience of between 200 and 300 people witnessed a series of materialisations.”