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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 of:


Presenting information, verifiable or otherwise.

Causing so-called paranormal activities to occur.

Channeling forth certain types of energies.

Manifesting themselves for objective examination and/or identification.


From this definition, we see the following:

Mediumship involves a cooperating effort between a person on the Earth plane (the medium or channel) and a person in Spirit (the communicator).

There 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:

To present information, which may or may not be verifiable.

To cause certain types of paranormal activities to occur.

To channel forth certain types of energies.

To manifest themselves materially.


Therefore, mediumship involves the cooperation between at least two individuals:

An Earth-plane channel or medium

A 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:


Manipulation 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

Physical Mediumship


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.



Helpful Hints on Developing
Mediumship and Channeling


The development of mediumship requires, time, rather hard work, study, and, above all, patience. Despite what so many weekend intensives may promise, there is nothing "instant" about mediumship.


If you are interested in developing mediumship and channeling, here are a few suggestions which will help you get started:


ONE: Always work with a group of people who share your interests. Mediumship is developed in what is known as a "development" or "spirit" circle. The development circle should, if at all possible, be under the guidance and direction either of a qualified medium or someone who has studied mediumship and knows the "ins and outs" of mediumistic unfoldment and development. It is called a "circle" because people sit in a circle.

How many people is a matter of choice or circumstance. We feel that sitting with fewer than four simply does not offer adequate energy and opportunity to work with Spirit. Seven or eight is ideal. Of course, where two gather in the name of God, Spirit will join in. There is really no hard and fast rule concerning numbers.


TWO: Decide what type of mediumship your circle will work with. It is not advisable for any person to sit in more than one circle or to have your circle working with more than one form of mediumship. The circle should sit either for the development of mental mediumship or physical mediumship. Each requires a specific general format and a very specific type of energy to be present.


THREE: Once the group has been established and you have determined which type of mediumship you will be working with, decide upon the day and time you will be sitting. This is very important: meet at the same day and time every week. Ideally, circles should meet once a week. People should arrive at the meeting a bit early and be prepared to sit at the appointed time of your meeting. You are making an appointment with Spirit. They will be there; you should be on time.

The seating arrangement should be determined at the first meeting. Each person has an assigned seat, which should not change unless the circle teacher feel that a shift in energy is necessary. In time, others may be invited to join the circle, and a change in seating might be necessary then.


FOUR: Every circle leader has his or her preferred circle format. Regardless of what that format may be, the circle meeting should consist of the following segments:

Opening prayer.


Call to God and Spirit.

An exercise or guided meditation which will help stimulate sensitivity.

A period of message work, where the students work with Spirit and Spirit messages.

Closing prayer.


Some teachers prefer to place the period of message work before the meditation and sensitivity exercise. We have worked with both formats, with equal success.


Keep the exercises varied and challenging. Remember, the purpose of the circle is to stimulate development and challenge the sitters to step beyond their current limitations.


FIVE: Circle meetings should run at least one hour, but no longer than 75 minutes. When the circle is closed, all people should stand up and depart from the designated circle area. This helps dissipate the energies formed during the circle meeting.


SIX: Patience is so important. Mediumship is a most beautiful pearl of the Spirit. But, like any pearl of great price, its growth and maturity require time, patience, hard work, and discipline. Work hard, study hard, be patient, and you should see results.


And remember you are working with Spirit. Mediumship is a cooperative effort. God is the ultimate Guide, and you and your Spirit guide work together in this great adventure. Never forget this all-important fact.


Finally, here are some other important pints to consider.


People should plan to arrive around 10-15 minutes before the circle meeting begins. This will allow them to unwind a bit and relax. Conversation should revolve around mediumship, not the cares and/or worries of the day.


Do not have refreshments available before the circle meeting, as it tends to encourage chitchat; furthermore, the caffeine can act as a stimulant which may interfere with the evening's work. Refreshments can be served following the circle.


Following the circle, discussion should be on mediumship and what people learned while in circle. DO NOT DISCUSS THE SPIRIT MESSAGES which were received during the circle meeting. This tends to foster dialogue and give information which may end up as a message the next time you meet. One rule we adhere to with the greatest of stringency is: once the circle is closed, NO MORE MESSAGES.


Accompany your circle work with study; not just in mediumship, but in other related areas of thought. Our study guide on mediumship and channeling is an excellent source for study and offers some very good suggestions on how to work within the circle.

Automatic Writing

     When we talk about automatic writing, we are talking about channeling. We are allowing information to come through our hand from the other side or from our own higher self. Although there may be no way to prove whether or not automatic writing is real, you will come to your own conclusions. At first it may be hard to understand how easy this process is, but being able to set your analytical side aside will help you to accept the wonderful tool that this can be in your life.
     With automatic writing you can access all the ideas, knowledge, and wisdom that is and ever will be known. It involves consciously shifting your mind and mental space in order to achieve an expanded state of consciousness that is called a trance. To achieve the Trance State to allow your guides in, you can use either a progressive relaxation or trigger technique. Triggers are very easy to develop. Remember that anything we do on a consistent basis becomes a habit. To develop a trigger, and this can be used anytime you would like to go into an instant state of relaxation, do the following exercise.


Developing a Trigger

     Lets say that I wanted to use the intent that every time I touched my first two fingers of my left hand to the middle of my forehead (My third eye) I would automatically go into a state of trance, a state of relaxation that will open my subconscious mind to receive information. Now that I know what will trigger this state in me, I have to reinforce this on a consistent basis so that it will become a habit.

1.  Sit quietly and take a few easy breaths. Allow your body and mind to slow down. As you are relaxing, say silently to yourself, Every time I touch my first two fingers of my left hand to my forehead, I will go into an open receptive state. Say this ten times and then do it. As you sit relaxed, touch the first two fingers of your left hand to your forehead and see how even more relaxed you feel. Your head will probably want to slowly tilt down so that your chin is resting against your chest. Your eyelids will feel heaviness to them and your body will become more relaxed.
2.  Then to bring yourself back up, say silently to yourself, At the count of three, I will become fully awake and alert.

     Its that easy. A trigger becomes part of us on a subconscious level. It uses a physical conditioning that has developed into a habit. When a trigger is initiated, it opens our subconscious and our subconscious searches for the response we have given that trigger. It is like a child that is hit and told, I love you. To the child the slap is the trigger that opens the subconscious mind and develops the response that, If I get slapped, that means love to me. Thats why so many abused children either become abusers or abuse the ones they love. Developing good, strong, positive triggers are necessary for a healthy life.
     One of the most well known people to use automatic writing is Ruth Montgomery. She comes from a very analytical background as a reporter. It was in her search for information on what channeling was all about that she connected with Lilly, her guide, and a group of twelve other spirits from the other side that communicated with her on a daily basis. You would be surprised at the number of people that have written books, music, scientific formulas, etc. using automatic writing as the technique to obtain their information.
     People who automatically write feel more grounded, stable, and in charge of there lives. Note your guides will not give you all the answers. They are there to assist you, not run your life. They acknowledge and respect your free will. You are the one who will make use of their words of wisdom to amplify and clarify your souls path. You just need to get your own thoughts out of the way and become receptive to their higher guidance.
     When you begin a session, make sure it is at a time when you will not be disturbed for fifteen to twenty minutes. It is important to pay attention during a session. You could possibly run into a spirit that is trying to come through you that is not of your highest good. When you acknowledge this presence, stop the session immediately and say, I ask that the angels come and take this spirit that has entered my session to the appropriate place. Your guides will never demand that you to do something. They may keep telling you the same thing over and over; trying to nudge you in a certain direction, but they never try to run your life. If you ever receive a demand during a session, you are not channeling the proper spirit.
     Using protection is very important. Although some feel that they do not need to use any light of protection, there are things in your life that can affect your vibrational level. Some of these are anger, negativity, drugs and alcohol, depression, illness, which can make you more vulnerable to a lower vibrational spirit coming into your session.
     Some of you will experience your hand taking off immediately. Others will be making circles and it will seem like nothing is coming through. Be patient. If youre just getting circles but receiving strong mental messages, then go ahead and write them down. Sometimes when you write it down it will lead you into full automatic writing.


Steps to a Session

1. Write the date at the top of your paper.
2. Have a clear question of what you want information on.
3. Be clear about whom you wish to come in to give you this information, including your own higher self.
4. Either go through a body relaxation, or use a trigger to put yourself into a trance state.
5. Bring in the white light of protection.
6. Ask your guides, masters, or whoever you wish to communicate with, to join you. Have them sign in and then sign out when the session is through. This will give you an indication of who you are communicating with.
7. When you feel them around you, youll feel your protection intensify.
8. Allow your eyes to open slightly while holding your pen or pencil with a very limp wrist.
9. At the end of the session, thank whomever you have communicated with for sharing their information with you. Bring yourself back up with the count of three method.

     The following is a script that you may record to take you through a complete session. This is helpful when you are first starting your journey in using this tool.



     Make yourself as comfortable as possible. Allow your eyes to gently close. Allow your breathing to begin to slow down. If your immediate attention is needed at anytime during this session, you may bring yourself back simply by counting from one to three and saying silently to yourself, Wide awake, wide awake. You are in complete control. Breathe in and relax completely. Take a deep breath and hold it for as long as you comfortably can, and let the breath out through slightly parted lips. Take another deep breath and hold it, and let it out. As you do you feel yourself begin to let go and relax, allow your thoughts to begin to slow down. Just let any thought that comes in just drift away, drift away, and drift away. In a moment, Im going to begin to relax your body one part at a time, and as I do, I want you to mentally send that part of your body relaxing signals.
 Imagine a beautiful shower of white rose petals gently coming down and entering the top of your head. And as each petal touches your crown Chakra, you experience a very calming, protective feeling begin to flow through your entire body, because within each one of these rose petals is the light of spirit. As it moves down through your face, it relaxes all the muscles in your face. It moves down into your neck and relaxes your neck and your shoulders. Feel it move to the back of your neck and down your spine.  It continues to move on into your upper arms, your forearms, your wrists, and into your hands. Soothing, relaxing, protecting, healing.
     Feel this relaxing feeling move back up your arms and into your chest, allowing your breathing to become more relaxed, more at ease. Now allow this feeling to flow down into your waist. Feel your waist relaxing. Now allow this feeling to move down into your hips and your thighs. Allow your hips and thighs to relax completely. Everything from your head to your hips is loose and relaxedso relaxed, and so at ease. Now feel this relaxing power flow down into your calves, your ankles, and into your toes, relaxing completely, going deeper, deeper, and deeper.
     You are now very open and receptive. Your body is completely relaxed but your mind is awake and alert on all levels. As you continue to breathe in, imagine your body relaxing like it never has before.  You feel the quietness of spirit flowing through your entire body. Take a moment and allow this light to blend with your own light.  Feel the oneness.
We are now going to work together to create a channel for you to successfully automatic write. You absolutely have the power and ability to allow the energy of your higher self, or an entity of your choice, to communicate with you through your hand through automatic writing.
     Now focus on that which you desire to learn through automatic writing. Repeat over and over one well worded sentence as a mental mantra. Also, continue to concentrate on the source from which you will receive your information. Do this while I remain quiet for a moment. (Allow 1 minute)
     All right, its time to call in your guides and masters to assist you to intensify the connection and to spiritually protect you during this session. Visually see yourself at your special place and know that your guides and masters are coming to assist you. Now call out silently in your mind and call them in. Hear your voice echo out across the universe and back to you. (Wait 30 seconds)
     Now its time to intensify the spiritual protection, so visualize very vividly a bright white light coming down from above and entering your crown Chakra. This is the Universal light of life energy. See it, feel it, a shimmering bright white light entering your crown Chakra and beginning to flow through your body and mind. Feel it flowing through you and its beginning to concentrate around your heart area. Now feel the light flowing from your heart area and totally surrounding you in an aura of protection. Know that you are always protected from any negativity throughout this entire session.  This assures only sincere contact from evolved and loving entities. It will protect you through the days, weeks, and months that follow. Know that this is happening. Only your own guides and masters or those that you invite may communicate through your hand. Now its time to make contact with the source of the information that you seek to come through you. So do this now. Silently, in your mind, ask the question you wish to receive information on and the source from which you wish to receive it. (Wait 30 seconds)
     Now as you begin the writing, hold your eyes slightly open as you stare blankly at the paper. You will keep your pen moving at all times. All right, at the count of three you will begin to write automatically. One...... Two.....  Three. (Wait 15 to 20 minutes)
     Its time now to complete your session. Just close your eyes and complete this session by thanking the source of your information. (Wait 10 seconds) And now youll come back to full consciousness. At the count of three youll be back in the room, feeling wonderful, relaxed, and refreshed. One, coming back just a little. Two, coming back and feeling a wonderful sense of love. Three, wide awake and feeling wonderful.