To Develop Mediumship:
A Working Guide to Unfoldment
Guides and Controls
Most of what has been discussed, thus far, revolves around
the cooperation between a medium and those in other realms
of spirit. We stated that an evidential medium works with
a variety of spirit personalities, while an inspirational
medium works primarily with one or a small group of spirits.
In this lesson, we shall introduce spirit guides, spirit
controls, and spirit controllers. At this point in time,
we shall discuss each very briefly and reserve Part II
for greater insight into these specific spirit friends.
Before proceeding, let us define each.
Guide: This is a spirit teacher and guardian who
works with the medium throughout his or her life;
whose primary role is to help teach and inspire the
medium and to assist him or her in the process of
This is a spirit friend and teacher whose primary
role is to take care of and protect the medium, while
working as a channel for spirit. He or she does this
by helping control the energy field of the medium,
the sitter(s), and any communicating spirit. The spirit
controller may or may not be the same individual as
the spirit guide.
A term used primarily in trance mediumship. This refers
to the specific spirit communicator or operator who
controls the consciousness of the medium during the
condition of trance.
from Lesson Seven.
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