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What is a Medium?
Mediums are ordinary people who have through training developed their
natural psychic ability to enable them to communicate with the Spirit
There are three main types of Mediumship, mental, physical
and healing. The reason for so many forms of mediumship is because our
friends in the spirit world will use whatever means they can to get through
and help us to understand the truth of everlasting life.
Mental mediumship is by far the most common and falls into two categories,
perception and control. First perception, in this the spirit communicator
works through the medium’s mind and he or she is able to see, hear
or sense, pictures, sounds or feelings. They will perceive them either
subjectively or objectively. In the controlled state the medium will go
into trance, this will enable the Spirit control to speak through the
medium or to do automatic writing.
Physical mediumship is now quite rare, possibly because it takes many
years to develop. This is a more direct form of mediumship as everyone
present will witness the same phenomena. Spirits can speak directly with
their own voice or even materialise for all to see, objects can also be
levitated and moved around the room with no visible means of support.
Among the great forces of Spiritualism is healing the sick either by personal
contact, “the laying on of hands”, or through absent healing,
in which patients are treated often at great distances away, by the sending
out of healing thoughts and prayers.
Many incurable diseases have been successfully treated.
However no healer can guarantee a cure, but at least he can alleviate
suffering, ease a passing, and possibly effect a complete cure. Spiritualist
healing is not faith healing. If you think about it, babies or our pets
cannot have faith, yet they can all benefit from Spiritualist healing.
Classification of Mediumistic Phenomena
The following flowchart will help you to understand how the above
mentioned phenomena operates in relationship to each other.
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