How does psychometry work? How can a person infer past owners, scenes, dramatic episodes from an inanimate object? Psychometry is real and it is explained by Spiritism. Read More.
Like many others, I am extremely suspicious when I hear of religious healing. I think of naive people receiving faith healing with tragic consequences if they stop taking their medicine, or even worse, never see a doctor. Therefore, I wanted to visit a Spiritist healing center to determine their process and what they actually provide. Read More.
Throughout the ages people have reported messages from the spirit world, the “other side”, as the Druids called it. Are all of these communications just a manifestation of our collective imagination or is there something really out there? I believe there is and there is a growing mound of research that points in that direction. Read More.
I have noticed that whenever I saw pictures of Chico Xavier psychographing I saw him with his hand against his head. I thought that may have just been how he felt best when he communicated with spirits.
I read a passage in the book, Life Beyond the Veil, in The Lowlands of Heaven section. It was a communication to the Rev G. Vale Owen from his mother in the spirit world. His mother tells him the best method to hear her clearly in his mind. The bold words from G. Vale Owen: Read More.
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.
I was at a Medium’s meeting at the Seara Fraterna Spiritual Center in Rio de Janeiro, in July 2014.
It was a meeting to help discarnated spirits. The process is to help spirits living in a state of unbalance. This is not a type of medium meeting where spirits from deceased family members, etc are communicated with to ease the pain of still living family.
Andre Luiz dictated a book on how to conduct disobsession meetings.In the book he explains the exact process, roles, and training required to accomplish this great mission of mercy.
The meetings are all done by volunteers who mostly work during the day and then they meet at night to help our discarnated brothers and sisters, who need assistance to regain their facilities so they are able to get back on the path to improve themselves.
For those of you that have read Andre Luiz’s books, such as The Messengers or Workers of the Life Eternal, what I witnessed at the meeting followed the pattern of disobsession medium meetings in the books quite closely.
The meeting started with one of the persons saying a prayer to start the meeting. Next, the mediums talked about their experiences since the last meeting. After the previous information was digested, one of the mediums read passages from one of the Spiritist books. They kept their discussions and readings to a strict timetable.
At the appointed hour, the lights were dimmed and the mediums, heads bowed in silence, awaited the first contact. There were papers and pens ready at the table to receive any written messages. There are two types of mediums at the meeting. A trance medium, is the one the spirit connects with and speaks through their voice.The other type of medium is the counselor medium, who engages in conversation with the spirit.
A male trance medium started talking, all conversations were in Portuguese, in which I am not totally competent, therefore I may misrepresent some situations.
The trance medium started shaking and then he said, “Untie me! Untie me! Why am I restrained?”
A counselor medium came over to sit by the trance medium and put his hand on the trance medium’s arm and said,” Please calm down, calm down, everything will be fine.”
The spirit kept yelling to be free, finally the counselor medium told the spirit to go back to sleep and try to contact the group another day when he was able to communicate.
Another episode was when a women spirit talking through a female trance medium. Immediately she began complaining about her life in general.
“How could someone study, go to school, be educated, and wishing to be a good wife and yet spend a long time locked in her own house by her husband. And if that is not enough, her husband then marked her face with a red-hot iron. He burned all of my face.”
Then she cried and said she was sad. She seemed to believe her face was still disfigured, even thought she has left her physical body.
Next her husband possessed another trance medium and he said, “I feel very terrible I did this, but you know during those times the husband totally owned his wife.”
I immediately thought; this must be a couple from many years ago, when women had no rights.
The counselor medium told him, “I understand your regret.”
The husband responded, “Yes, you are right. All I want is her forgiveness. I am very regretful.”
This is a very tragic situation, the wife lives in constant anger of what was done to her and the husband can not move on due to his realization of his horrible behavior. Her absolute anger is understandable, but it reached a point that her negative thoughts are detrimental to her own health. Who knows how many decades both have been merely existing in this twilight zone. They seemed locked in the lower regions, unable to progress through forgiveness and love.
The last case I will try to summarize is a male spirit who came and told everyone at the meeting how hypocritical and stupid we all are. Then he said, “All of you are fools, you think you are superior to us?”
“No, we don’t think that, we just want to give you help and love”, the counselor medium replied.
“Who are you to give love. Only Jesus reached the high level of love, no one else.”, he said in a loud voice.
“We are here in empathy to learn, how about you?”, said the counselor medium, trying to find the key to start a constructive dialog.
He thought for a while and said, “Do you think we also don’t have empathy. I have love within my group”
“Are you happy with your life?” asked the medium.
“I accept my life the way it is.”, he replied
The counselor medium, sensing he was not open to any type of positive conversation, told him, “OK, so why are you here? If you don’t want to listen, then I will have to ask you to let others come.”
Then he laughed and left.
The meeting was like this for the entire two hours, short dialogs with spirits who required assistance. Some spirits, we were told, would come back many times. All spirits were directed to the meeting by spirits from the higher regions attempting to help those trapped by negative emotions or many other causes. Meetings such as these are just one way lost souls are comforted and guided to get back to the path of improvement.
If you would like to learn more about Spiritism and what is reveals about the spirit world, read my book 51 Disclosures from Spiritism – The 3rd Revelation. You will discover the answers to many of your questions about the afterlife and why we are here on earth.
Many mediums have written how they have received communications from the spirit realm. Some say they channeled a certain spirit, others a collection of spirits of various levels. The information they share with us is often interesting and enlightening. But, do you ever wonder how the spirit realm manages the process of sending us new and vital information … revelations that are meant to change our lives? They don’t rely on a single spirit to a medium channel, they organize a group of spirits and insure their collective message reaches the mind of the medium in the correct fashion, character, and style. Read More.
According to Allan Kardec’s book, The Book on Mediums, we are all “Inspirational Mediums” (White Crow Books, 2010, p. 201). All of us are influenced by the good and bad spirits around us. Allan Kardec explains;
“Inspiration comes to us all, from Spirits who influence, for good or evil, in every circumstance of our lives, and in every resolution we make, and it may therefore be truly said that, in this respect, every-one is a medium, for there is no one who has not about him his familiar spirits, who do their utmost to suggest salutary or pernicious counsels to those with whom they are connected; a truth which, were we duly penetrated with its reality and importance, would frequently lead us to oppose a more effectual resistance to the suggestions of evil, by seeking the inspiration of our guardian-angel in our moments of uncertainty as to what we should say or do. At such times, we should invoke that watchful guardian with fervor and confidence, as a Providentially-appointed friend; and, if we did so, we should often be astonished at the new ideas which would arise in our minds, as though by enchantment, whether for the taking of an important decision, or for the accomplishing of our special work.” (pp. 201-202)
We all have had moments of inspiration, flashes of brilliance, which provides some key piece of knowledge that we have been searching for; these sparks are caused by spirits, who chose to influence us. Use the gems given to us, but first filter the idea through your conscience and instinct (see how your conscience and instinct are the accumulation of your past lives) to determine the validity of the suggestion.
Allan Kardec goes on to say that people of genius are mediums without being aware of it. These people have the innate sense to call superior spirits to provide the assistance they seek. Allan Kardec completes the section on inspirational mediums with this communication from the Spirit world;
“The communication of his thoughts by a spirit”
Is inspiration confined to the revelation of great things?
“No; it often has reference to the most commonplace circumstances of your daily life. for instance, you may have thought of going somewhere, but a secret voice tells you not to go, because there is danger in the way; or it tells you to do something which you have not thought of doing; this is inspiration. There are very few people who are not more or less ‘inspired’ in this way, at certain moment.” (p 203)
We are constantly guided on our path by the spirit world. To see how we are enveloped by the spirit realm read my book about my personal experiences, 7 Tenets of Spiritism – How They Impact Your Daily Life. You will be surprised at the involvement into the smallest details in our lives by our spirit guardians.
Spiritism has brought forth a new generation of people who have been destined to communicate with the other side – the spirit world. Christ has planned to open up multiple channels with us on earth so we may learn how we are guided throughout our lives to become better humans. Click here to watch the video.
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