Getting Connected on Mediumship
Life after death; the very idea of humans continuing to live on after the body has expired is a major theme throughout much of historical – and contemporary- thought. For those with faith in life after death it may cause no more than a passing worry but for those who require some sort of proof the question is a haunting one, for none who have crossed over have returned to provide the evidence- or have they?
What is Mediumship?Mediumship is the term in the culture of the psychic that refers to the ability to produce paranormal effects through connection to or interaction with spirits, the animate incarnations of the dead. Be it other forms of psi- such as telekinesis or clairvoyance- by being “powered” by a spirit or communication with the dead, Mediumship requires two things- a spirit, and the Medium, or the person in contact with the spirit.
Thus Mediumship differs from ESP (Extra Sensory Perception) and Clairvoyance and the host of other psychic abilities not necessarily in effect, but at the source. A clairvoyant may be able to sense that the new guy on the job is stealing from the company, but a medium must be told by a spirit.
While some evidence of Mediumship apes the mental powers associated with Clairvoyance, there are other, more physical, phenomena that experts say are the evidence of a medium communing with the spirits of the dead. Levitating, automatic writing and the production of ectoplasm are all examples of this. Automatic writing is when the medium enters a trance like state and is either blindfolded or otherwise kept from comfortably writing on a tablet, yet their hands move, words appear on the tablet that are messages from the spirits. Ectoplasm is considered the substance that comes from the “other side” and may take the form of a viscous goo, hot or cold spots, or even visible light.