On 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.