Questions about Mediumship

regenerativeWorldOn our Facebook group, Spiritism and the Spirit World Around Us (please join – by the way), a person posted a list of questions regarding mediumship. I thought the questions were great. They demonstrated a deep knowledge of the problems and concerns of starting out on the road to being a medium.

Here are the questions:

How does a contact between a medium and a spirit-being come about?

How do you prepare a mediumistic session?

How do you prepare the location of the mediumistic session?

What are the means you work with?

What are the possibilities you employ to reduce radio and TV frequencies?

How do you educate and instruct the medium?

What are the preparations the medium undergoes?

In what way do you help the medium with the preparations?

How do the participants of the session help the medium?

How does the person in charge of the session prepare himself/herself?

Does the person in charge help the medium with the preparations, and if so, in what way?

Does the medium consciously feel and experience his or her own energies?

Does the person in charge feel and experience his other own energies?

Is the same person in charge a medium?

What is the spiritist-scientific approach to self-knowledge in order to prepare a medium?

How does a medium get rid of the energies to which he or she is exposed on a daily basis?

How does a medium discharge his or her own energies, accumulated through behavior and, which hinder the mediumistic work?

How does a medium energetically prepare for the mediumistic session?

How does the person in charge energetically prepare for the mediumistic session?

How do the other participants prepare?

What is the difference between a mediumistic and a spiritist session?

What indications have your Spirit Guides given you in respect of these questions?

In the true spirit of Spiritism, instead of answering each one, and probably getting the answer incorrect, I will point out the various resources in which these questions (and more) are fully discussed and answered.

Plus, I would like to point out that in many of the Andre Luiz series of books, these types of inquires are touched upon.

The list of books one should read to explore the world of mediumship and to understand the spirit world on the other side of the line are:

1. The Book on Mediums – by Allan Kardec, available on Amazon and on PDF.

2. In the Domains of Mediumship – by Francisco C. Xavier, available on Amazon.

3. Disobession – by Francisco C. Xavier and Waldo Viera, available on Amazon and on PDF.

4. We are all Mediums – by Odilon Fernandes and  Carlos Baccelli, available on Amazon and on PDF.

The Mediums Book

The Mediums Book

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I’ve also read The Mediums Book, which I recommend. My background is different, having had childhood experiences with abilities honed through Zen meditation, but I can answer some of the questions from my own experience. I’m not speaking for Spiritism, though, only myself. So take these answers for what they’re worth. I have to say up front that I feel unworthy to be the person speaking to this, but I’m going to post my answer anyway and hope that someone more qualified chimes-in.

Q. How does a contact between a medium and a spirit-being come about?
I open myself to contact when I’m ready. Everyone has their own methods for this. Mine involves meditation, visualization and announcing that I’m ready to communicate now. If you’re asking about the mechanics, the general thought is that this involves the pineal gland or “third eye,” which is the interface between this physical universe and the quantum or spirit universe.

Q. How do you prepare a mediumistic session?
For myself, it’s a daily practice of meditation and some white light visualizations. I don’t have a special routine to do a reading, just a daily practice that is effective for me. And if you are interested in mediumship, I highly recommend developing a daily practice of meditation and a whole life that is centered on spirituality and spiritual things. It’s like: you can’t expect to be a couch potato and then go run a marathon when the need arises. If you want to run marathons, you have to live the life of a runner. It’s the same with mediumship.

Q. How do you prepare the location of the mediumistic session?
A quiet place with some atmosphere is good. I prefer a room with no electronics but this isn’t necessarily a problem. Many of my medium friends don’t care at all about that. Put away distracting things like magazines and photos.

Q. What are the means you work with?
Again, meditation is the way of opening the mind. And then we see who wants to communicate. I may get visual impressions or clairsentient information. We simply go with what is presented, which may vary depending on the spirit and my own energy levels. For me, there’s an off chance there may be physical manifestations, as well, but I don’t use props or anything like that. If something gets moved or tipped, it’s going to be something that was in the room anyway. I’m open to spirits approved by my spirit guides who have something to say. This may mean that I can’t answer specific questions; spirits have their own agenda.

Q. What are the possibilities you employ to reduce radio and TV frequencies?
Impossible these days; it’s always in the air. However, for me it’s best to have a room that isn’t full of TVs and stereo equipment, and have people put their phones on airplane mode.

Q. How do you educate and instruct the medium?
I’m just going to take this as a general question, as in, what advice would I give. Anyone who wants to be a medium should have a daily practice of meditation. Some of that practice time should be devoted to compassion meditations. You’ll need to develop a heart of God’s universal compassion for all beings. In addition, a person who wants to be a medium should learn opening and closing practices. As you develop your abilities, you will find it life-disrupting unless you’ve learned how to turn it off, too. There are third-eye exercises as well, and other training techniques like the mirror exercise. Mainly, have a prayer and meditation life that is every day, not just when you want to make spirit contact.

Q. What are the preparations the medium undergoes?
See above. It’s a daily practice. If you want to be a medium you have to live a spiritual centered life. It isn’t something you do in your spare time.

Q. In what way do you help the medium with the preparations?
If you are organizing a group session, you should be mindful that the medium will probably need some time alone before meeting the group. Have an extra quiet room available. And for the people you invite to the session, make sure they’re all on the same page, as far as what is going to happen. The vibratory frequencies are important and the presence of a skeptic can make the whole thing go downhill fast.

Q. How do the participants of the session help the medium?
Be in a contemplative and receptive mood. Don’t have fixed expectations, though, just be open to whatever happens. Any prayer or reading you might care to do beforehand is good. You may have a lot of questions, too, but you should probably hold them and not pester the spirits, unless the medium specifically asks for your questions.

Q. Does the medium consciously feel and experience his or her own energies?
Yes, depending on the medium. Trance mediums may be unaware of most of what is happening. Others will have all kinds of physical and mental sensations going on. Or some only get mental impressions that a subtle. Much of this is the melding of spirit energies and the energies of the medium. Remember that the medium, too, is actually a spirit in human form.

Q. How does a medium get rid of the energies to which he or she is exposed on a daily basis?
Every session should have an opening and a closing. As I indicated, you can’t really be open all the time and function in the world. So shutting down is a thing. The rest is meditation.

Q. How does a medium discharge his or her own energies, accumulated through behavior and, which hinder the mediumistic work?
Meditation again. You’ll have specific things to work on, depending on your situation. There are many subsets to meditation; breath, mantra, visualization. Learn them all, and apply according to need. You need a spiritual LIFE, not just something you do in your spare time. I know, I’m repeating myself.

Q. How do the other participants prepare?
Covered above, mostly. Hopefully you have your own prayer life. Hopefully you’re already spiritually minded. Bring a positive attitude and an open mind, and leave fixed expectations at the door.

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