Ectoplasm is a visual (sometimes physical) manifestation of spirit energy.
It is suggested that some spiritual entities wrap themselves in ectoplasm in order to interact with the living realm. It can be theorised that ghosts and other spiritual entities made visible are using ectoplasm in someway.
Mediums in a trance can sometimes produce ectoplasm from the orifices of their body.
It is also theorised that ectoplasm or invisible ectoplasm is the active agent in telekinesis – that it is the substance of the ectoplasm that physically moves objects.
Mina “Margery” Crandon (1888 – 1941) was a well known and controversial American medium associated with ectoplasmic manifestations. Mina was said to be able to product an ectoplasmic rod from her body.
Origin of the word
The word ectoplasm was formed from the Greek ‘ektos’ meaning ‘outside’ and ‘plasma’ meaning ‘something formed’.
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Have you ever seen ectoplasm? Do you think the attempts of people like Mina Crandon to produce and proof ectoplasm to the scientific world are helpful or harmful to the spiritualism community?