What Is Mediumship/Channeling?
Mediumship can be defined as
follows: The process whereby a human instrument, known as a MEDIUM or
CHANNEL, is used by one or more discarnate, spirit personalities for the purpose
information, verifiable or otherwise.
so-called paranormal activities to occur.
forth certain types of energies.
themselves for objective examination and/or identification.
From this definition, we see
involves a cooperating effort between a person on the Earth plane (the
medium or channel) and a person in Spirit (the communicator).
are several objectives behind the manifestation of mediumship.
In addition to this, we see
that mediumship is used by those in Spirit for the following purposes:
present information, which may or may not be verifiable.
cause certain types of paranormal activities to occur.
channel forth certain types of energies.
manifest themselves materially.
Therefore, mediumship involves
the cooperation between at least two individuals:
Earth-plane channel or medium
spirit communicator or operator.
You will note that we distinguish
between a spirit communicator and a spirit operator.
If you look at what has been
said, thus far, concerning mediumship, you will see that two distinct types
of phenomena can occur through mediums:
of energies and energy systems.
A spirit who uses a medium for
the purpose of communication, either verbally or visually, is known as a
spirit communicator. A spirit who uses a medium for the intent of working
with and/or manipulating energies or energy systems is called a spirit
operator. This distinction is very general, and it should be noted that a
spirit operator can, and often does, communicate.
Thus, mediumship can be
distinguished as two basic types:
Mental mediumship involves the
relating of information, through communication, via the varied aspects of
thought transference, or mental telepathy. Mental telepathy is the relaying
of information via thought, without using any of the five physical senses.
Mental mediumship takes place within the consciousness of the medium. The
results are expressed verbally and must pass through the medium's mouth.
Because of its telepathic nature, mental mediumship is sometimes referred
to as telepathic mediumship.
In a demonstration of mental
mediumship, it is the medium who hears, sees, and feels what the spirit
communicators are relating. Furthermore, it is the medium's function to
relate the information, with minimum personal influence and prejudice, to
the recipient of the message, also known as the sitter. The medium receives
this information under various states of control.
Physical mediumship involves
the manipulation and transformation of physical systems and energies. The
spirit operators, in this case, are causing something to happen upon the
Earth plane. What it is that actually happens varies with the style of
mediumship involved, but the results can be seen and heard by others.
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