To Develop Mediumship:
A Working Guide to Unfoldment
What exactly is a physical medium? A physical medium is a
person, on the Earth plane, who can be used by a spirit operator
for the purpose of manipulating physical systems. This manipulation
of physical systems is done either to demonstrate the reality
of physical mediumship or to identify the spirit. The reason
a person is able to become a physical medium is that he or
she offers the spirit operators a certain vital, magnetic
energy which is necessary for those operators to make a direct
impact upon the Earth plane. Regardless of how, where, or
under what circumstances any physical phenomenon occurs, there
must be a physical instrument, or medium, somewhere in the
area to offer the necessary vital energy and to act as a vehicle,
or transformer, through which the spirit can operate upon
the Earth plane.
Apart from offering vital energy to the spirit operators,
some physical mediums are very fluid in their etheric bodily
make-up; consequently, they can offer a materializing substance
which can be used by the operators to manifest. This we shall
discuss very shortly.
Very often, the signs of physical mediumship appear quite
early in life; in particular during the period of puberty.
The signs range from unusual happenings and sounds, to movements
taking place in the vicinity of the child. Sometimes the occurrence
of such happenings intensifies as the child matures; sometimes,
they subside until a decision is made to sit regularly for
the proper development of mediumship.
During the turn of the century, when physical mediumship was
quite common, there were many young people giving public demonstrations
of physical mediumship. The pressures placed upon these young
vessels for spirit was intense, and many simply could not
handle it. Physical mediumship requires a tremendous expenditure
of vital energy. Many such mediums "burn out" fairly early
in life, because they simply do not control, within proper
limits, the use of their mediumship. Physical mediumship is
relatively rare in occurrence, and people are anxious to witness
it. The physical medium must learn to say "no" when the pressure
to produce phenomena becomes too great. If he or she does
not, the temptation to cheat-- and, over the years, it has,
to a great degree -- may present itself.
from Lesson Six.
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