Mary Beth Lovecchio, of Reno, Nevada, was kind enough to answer some questions I had with this report about Rev. Hoyt Robinette's physical mediumship, which manifests precipitated spirit pictures on blank squares of silk (see scans below):
"If you were to touch the fronts of the Spirit Cards, you can feel some texture (crayon,flair etc). The spirit cards do not require full darkness, although the Indian Basket in which the cards and pens, crayons, etc are placed is very tightly woven so no light seeps in. Hoyt Robinette (it's taken him over 17 years to develop this form of mediumship) does his demos for approx 25 persons at a time (the same for Spirit Silks).
When he was here last year, we rented out the basement of the Buddhist Church so that we could darken the windows and 25 of us sat in rows for the cards. He layers blank 3x5 index cards in aforesaid basket, along with crayons, pens, pencils etc. if pens, the tops are on. (I KNOW these are blank index cards because I had been with him when he purchased the cards from Walgreens) - He places the lid on the basket, puts it on a small table that stands independently in the front of the room, then proceeds to do clairvoyance for the audience. The basket is not touched while this is going on.
When he is done with that, he takes off the lid - empties out the writing implements and starts calling out the names of people present in the audience.
Each person receives a card with a very lifelike picture on the front of a departed loved one, teacher or guide (I have been present when people have received Jesus photos as well as the Virgin Mary and several other "Roman Catholic" saints.) Along with the person's name, the back contains names of their departed friends, loved ones, spirit guides and teachers. Oddly, my last name is not an easy one to spell; however, it has NEVER been mis-spelled on a Spirit Card.
The Spirit Silks are done in total darkness (that's why the darkened windows). Again 25 people sit in a semi-circle. On the table in front of the audience, is a tray containing several bottles of inks of varying colors with the tops on... these tops NEVER come off. He doesn't touch these bottles. Hoyt hands out a piece of standard construction paper to everyone, along with an approximately 5" square of clear white silk which has been sewn around the edges to prevent unravelling. There is NOTHING on either side these silks ... The sitters hold the silk square in their laps on top of the construction paper while Hoyt again does clairvoyance.
Upon completion, Hoyt goes around to each sitter with a flashlight covered with a red gel to view the silks, upon which have materialized very lifelike faces of departed persons or animals, some known to the sitter, some not known. (I have been very lucky to be able to recognize faces on each silk I've gotten. Our friend Lisa even had Dennis Hopper on hers - and he had only transitioned 2 days prior to our sitting.) The sitters are instructed to roll the silk in the construction paper (secured with a small rubber band) and keep it rolled up for at least 12 hours - 24 hours is better. Then, to frame the silk and keep it out of direct sunlight.
Thus is the story of Spirit Cards and Spirit Silks. If you EVER hear of Hoyt appearing nearby - or even far away - get yourselves there ... you won't regret it"
|"Satanta, a Spirit Guide"|
|Ben and Rudy|
|Backs of Satanta and Ben and Rudy|
|Details of Silk|
"The last card shows my dearest friend Tom and his dog, Marge; my husband, John; my grandparents and my daughter Veronica whom I lost as a newborn as she looks today. The man on the bottom I believe is a teacher in spirit as I've never met him on this plane."
Mary Beth can be emailed here