|HOYT Z. ROBINETTE was born in Tennessee and educated at the University of Kentucky from which he holds a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. He first became aware of his gift which he felt, at the time, was a curse, at the age of thirteen when he was contacted by the spirit of a very recently departed friend. Instead of being aware of this as being a precious gift, he was frightened, and upon reporting this visitation to his parents, was promptly put under the care of a psychiatrist, who told him over and over for nine months that he was "having visions of things that were not real" and was medicated "to make sure it doesn't happen anymore" for, you see, it was not fashionable or even advisable for such a thing to be talked about or allowed to happen at that time.
But it did happen again-every day, as a matter of fact. Hoyt became curious about these visitations and was soon looking forward to them instead of dreading them. After nine months of having these visits he told the visiting spirit that he did not want her to come around anymore, he wanted to live the life of a normal teenager.
At the age of seventeen Hoyt was involved in an automobile accident which caused grave concerns for his survival. After six weeks in a comatose state he suddenly awoke to tell about his Aunt Margaret being in the room and what she was talking about. Aunt Margaret had been in spirit many years he was told but he was not to be put off so simply. He insisted that she was there and told of their conversations in the past weeks.
After recovery Hoyt again learned to keep his peculiar discovery to himself. It was not until he was twenty-one years old that he was introduced by a friend who was an Episcopal priest to a person who would become his lifelong teacher and the answer to all these questions he had held so long: Reverend Bill D. English.
He and Rev. English studied together every day from that day forward. It was at Rev English's biding that Hoyt started "sitting" and studying for what was to become his greatest and most fulfilling gifts: Trumpet Mediumship, Spirit Card Writing and Spirit Pictures On Silk. It was a natural progression on this path of development that he should discover that he too could allow spirit to speak to him and then, ultimately, that he would, using the trumpet, allow spirit to speak through him. Hoyt was trained and ordained by the Universal Spiritualists Association.
CLAIRAUDIENCE: Clear-hearing or soul-hearing; the ability to hear with the spirit ear the voices of those who have made the change called death.
DIRECT VOICE: Believe me when I say it is the BEST experience to be able to talk directly to spirit. Spirit can communicate in many ways, and one of them is this method: through a large tin horn that is controlled by spirit called a TRUMPET. In the complete dark, the medium goes into trance, and ectoplasm comes from the solar plexus area and lifts the trumpet into the air. “Ectoplasm is an invisible light-sensitive material.” We all have some, but trumpet mediums have more. Inside the trumpet, spirit uses ectoplasm to create a voice-box identical to the medium’s and speaks through it. You can sometimes see and feel spirit as the trumpet moves about. It is very important NOT to reach out and touch the trumpet! It could harm and even cause the mediums to go into spirit themselves. Sometimes we get apports through the trumpets, usually in the form of small stones, sometimes jewelry, and we have even received roses!
SPIRIT CARD WRITING: We sit in a circle and Rev. Robinette puts into a small light-tight basket, a lot of markers, pencils, crayons and other writing utensils. He then invites a new sitter open a package of blank index cards and put them in as well. The basket is closed and Hoyt then goes around the room telling each of us who in spirit is with us, along with a personal message. His spirit guide, Dr. Kenner, tells him when the cards are ready. He then opens the basket and there’s a card for each person in the circle with signatures from those who are with us in spirit on one side and a beautiful, unique picture on the other side.
SPIRIT PICTURES ON SILK: Again, we sit in a circle with a piece of colored paper in our lap and a smaller piece of silk cloth on top of it. Rev. Robinette has vials of colored ink open on a table for spirit to use. Spiritual phenomena needs the dark most of the time, as ectoplasm is light sensitive. Again, he gives messages until Dr. Kenner says that they are ready. At that time Rev. Robinette goes around the circle with a red light, letting us get a glimpse of the faces that have appeared on the silk. We roll them up in the colored paper to remain in the dark for the next 12 hours, as they continue to develop during that time.
Rev. Hoyt Robinette
|Hoyt will be doing Blindfold Billet at our 11:00 Service on
Jan. 27, Feb. 3 & 10, 2013
Come early and don't miss it!!
|If you'd like to schedule a circle with Hoyt, please email Rev. Kristine Fossatti at firstname.lastname@example.org.|