In the following quote from Arthur Conan Doyle's History of Spiritualism, does "coming and going of their own accord" refer to "ectoplasmic forms"? What does "will to do" mean?
One observation which Olcott made was that these ectoplasmic forms were quick to obey any mental order from a strong-minded sitter, coming and going as they were willed to do. Other observers in various séances have noted the same fact, and it may be taken as one of the fixed points in this baffling problem.
Source: Arthur Conan Doyle: The History of Spiritualism (hosted by Project Gutenberg Australia).