table rapping


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Noun1.table rapping - alleged form of communication with spirits of the dead
parapsychology, psychic phenomena, psychic phenomenon - phenomena that appear to contradict physical laws and suggest the possibility of causation by mental processes
seance, sitting, session - a meeting of spiritualists; "the seance was held in the medium's parlor"
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TG at one time or other investigated the Ouija board, mental telepathy, table rapping, table tipping, table traveling, table flipping, bell-box ringing, bell-box cables, super-normal lights, automatic writing, scripts, deep-trance drawings, direct voice, communications from deceased persons, dictatorial spirit guides, trance personalities, and ectoplasmic constructions.
About 1920, TG and Lillian became involved in table rapping, the listening for table raps to provide "yes" and "no" answers to questions similar to those previously posed to the Ouija board.
Among the highlights this time will be a seance and a table rapping - in which a medium gets a spirit to levitate a table.