As happens from time to time, I was looking up some stuff on the Internet and saw a picture that sparked my interest. It is the one featured above. (I was unable to locate any info on who the medium is in the picture. If someone reading this knows, please leave a comment.) This picture is completely unrelated to what I had been researching, but it does reflect a subject I have been intrigued about before. Ectoplasm. I know that it is associated with the world of mediums, and is said to be formed by "physical" mediums. But, what exactly is ectoplasm?
|(supposed ectoplasm cloud)|
|(Medium, Ethel Post Parrish, 1953...spirit of "Silver Belle" appearing out of ectoplasm)|
|(Left: Spirit trumpet; Right: Levitation table)|
|(Scottish medium, Helen Duncan|
|(Medium, Marjorie Crandon)|
|(Medium, Mary M.,|