The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Movement of a table ascribed to the agency of spirits or some recondite spiritual force acting through the media of a circle of people standing round the edge touching it with their finger-tips in contact with those of the rest.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Table-Turning'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/t/table-turning.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.