Notes on a Mediums Meeting – Rio de Janerio – Feb. 1, 2018

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I was kindly invited to a mediums meeting in a Spiritist Center in Rio de Janeiro on February 1, 2018. My wife and I try to visit the Spiritist Center each time we travel to Rio. The people there are extremely gracious. The Spiritist Centers is a place to hold meetings – lectures about different aspects of Spiritism, gather food for the needy (which there a many in these bad days for the economy in Brazil), and help discarnate and incarnate spirits.

The meeting we were at, was for discarnates, who had problems and/or were lost in the strange world of the spirits after death.

The mediums started the meeting with a prayer, then read various passages from Spiritist literature, then they turned out the bright lights and left one small blue light on.

They assisted many spirits in the two hours during the meeting, so I will touch upon just a few:


One medium was the channel for a man who had recently died. He was in agony and could feel his body decomposing. The consoling medium (the person who will talk to the spirit via the trance medium’s body), tried to explain that he was dead and now he was in the spirit world. This situation happens quite allot, because so many people do not believe in the after life. As I have written before, our minds affect the environment in the spirit universe. Hence, if a person does not believe in God, they expect nothing after death. Therefore, while their spirit lives on, they are still attached to their old body, which is slowly decaying. Higher spirits try to help these people realize the actual facts of their new environment.


A woman medium was channeling a woman spirit who was in extreme agony. She was crying profusely, so much that I couldn’t understand her Portuguese at all, when she talked. But then another woman medium started to channel, and she said, “Hey, what is this crying all about!”

“I don’t want to hear that. I am here for justice! This man was obsessed with me. He killed my husband, who I loved so he could have me. I want a court to try him!”

The consoling medium tried to tell her to pray to Jesus for resolution and help in this case. She told the poor spirit that one day she would be reborn once again to repair what was done to her. She replied in a startled voice, “You mean I can come back, like a cat! This is like voodoo!”

Here is a woman, locked in the Lower Zone, with little or no knowledge of how the spirit universe she lives in really works. This, once again, illustrates, that when we pass over to the other side, we don’t suddenly become good or knowledgeable. We are who we were.

Next, another medium, a man, started to channel. He said, “I love her! I want to be with her!” Then a different consoling medium, told him to let go of his passion, that his feelings weren’t love. He was hurting the object of his desire. He replied, “But I love her so much, I can’t stop!”

The conversation went back and forth for a while, but eventually he said he would think about it and try to be a better person.

After the last spirit was assisted, the spirit mentor of the Spiritist Center, spoke through a medium, thanking everyone for their presence and help in the nights task. After that, each medium talked about their experiences. There were eight mediums at the table. My wife and I sat against the wall, listening.

Spiritist Centers are dedicated to helping everyone.  The Spiritist mediums at the meeting were helping spirits in the Lower Zone. They gave of their time freely. Each medium in the group had to undergo a year of training before they could sit at the table.

For those who are interested in mediumship, you should read the Book of Mediums by Allan Kardec. Attempting to have conversation with spirits is dangerous without training and precautions. In Spiritist Centers, the mediums meetings is held the same night of the week at the same hour, so the room and be protected by the mentor spirits, to insure only spirits who need assistance and are controlled by higher spirits are allowed to be present.

I hope this illustrates a little what goes on during Spiritist Medium’s meeting and how higher spirits attempt to help everyone in need.

I recommend you learn more about the spirit world and our place in it by reading my set of three books from the Rev. G. Vale Owen.



Heaven and Below

Spirits and the Spirit Universe

How we are Guided by Spirits



Communications from the Spirit World – Are They Real?

mind-reading2Throughout 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.

How to Facilitate Your Communication with Spirits


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.

Seara Fraterna – Disobsession Medium Meeting – My Observations

I was at a Medium’s meeting at the Seara Fraterna Spiritual Center in Rio de Janeiro, in July 2014.

Disobsession v2It 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.

KindleCoverIf 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.


Inspiration and Communication from Heaven – How it is Determined and Delivered to Mediums

PSYCHIC-readingsMany 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.

It Takes Time to Be a Good Medium – Don’t Give Up

PSYCHIC-readingsIn the book, In the Greater World, Andre Luiz was having a discussion about mediums who would say things that were probably from their own mind instead of the spirit who was communicating. Andre’s instructor explained why this could occur, through no fault of either party. Read More.

Mediums attract spirits who are attuned to them and vice versa

conjuring-magic-melissa-kraussIn the book, In the Realms of Mediumship, psychographed by Francisco (Chico) C. Xavier, and dictated to him by Andre Luiz, there is a discussion about mediums. Read More.

Go Forth and Talk with Spirits

medium-crystalballZabdiel in his communication with the Rev. G Vale Owen, on December 1, 1913, states the primary reason Jesus was sentenced to death by the ruling Jewish religious order was because He told the people that life wasn’t just on earth; our dusty plane was only a lowly way station … and those in charge of humans on earth were poor reflections of the governance of high spirits.

Zabdiel explains further:

“Throughout His teaching this is the one great motive, and for this it was that His enemies put Him to death. Had His Kingdom been of this world alone He had not discounted their temporal aspirations, nor their manner of life as to its ease and grandeur. But He showed that the Kingdom was of those higher realms, and that the Church on Earth, was but the vestibule to the Presence Chamber. This being so, then the virtues by which nobility should be measured were those which governed rank in these brighter regions, and not the mixed conditions of the lower portion of that Kingdom, as interpreted by the world.”[1]

Being compared to decent, loving, caring, and honest souls residing in the spiritual realm was unacceptable to the rulers on earth. They knew that in comparison they would constantly fail. And this is still true today. The vast majority of regimes are built on corrupt edifices, who are mainly concerned with command and control of the population; not their welfare.

Zabdiel exhorts us to seek out higher spirits and learn about their loving presence. He tells us:

“Also, it is on our part a marvel that men should be found who hesitate on the way, and fear that to speak to us is a wrong, and displeasing to Him Who Himself came into the world for this same reason; that He might show how both spiritual and material were but two phases of one great Kingdom, and the unity of both together.”[2]

Most religions today, the Catholic Church being one of them, attempt to dissuade their followers from direct contact with benevolent spirits. They seek to control knowledge and access. Religions which preach that talking to spirits are really talking to demons, have a point. There are many low and malevolent spirits wandering the earth which may fool the unwary.

The remedy is education on how to detect spirits with our best interests at heart to those that use usGrapevine for amusement or worse. Spiritism was revealed to us to supplement our knowledge and take it out of the hands of secretive orders.

Allan Kardec wrote about how to discern the quality of spirits in one of the 1858 editions of his magazine, Spiritist Review. He wrote about a young medium who was fooled by a lessor spirit into performing nonsensical acts.

The United States Spiritist Council, published the entire editions of Kardec’s magazine for the year 1858 and it makes fascinating reading. The title of the book is, Spiritist Review – Journal of Psychological Studies – 1858, published in 2015. The link to the book on Amazon is here.

In the article about a young medium and how he was tricked, Allan Kardec lays out eight main points to remember when dealing with spirits. Each one is worth keeping in mind when dealing with the “Other World”.

“1. The spirits are not all equal nor in power, nor in knowledge or wisdom. As they are no more than human souls detached from their corporeal body, they present a variety even greater than that of people on Earth, because they come from all worlds and, among the globes. Earth is neither the most basic nor the most advanced. Thus, there are very superior spirits as there are very inferior ones; very good and bad; very wise and very ignorant; there are those of levity, malevolence, liars, astute, hypocrites, polished, sharp, jokers, etc.

2. We are incessantly surrounded by a cloud of spirits that occupy the space around us, despite the fact that we cannot see them, watching our acts, reading our thoughts, some to do us good, others to do us harm, whether good or bad spirits, accordingly.

3. From the physical and moral inferiority of our globe in the hierarchy of the worlds, the inferior spirits are more numerous here than the superior ones.

4. Among those spirits that surround us there are those that attach to us; that act more particularly over our thoughts, giving us advice, and whose influence we follow unnoticeably. Good for us if we hear the voice of good spirits only.

5. The inferior spirits only bond to those that listen to them, that give them access and to whom they connect. If successful on dominating someone, they identify with their own spirit, fascinating then, obsessing them, subjugating them, and leading then as one does to a child.

6. Obsession can never happen but by inferior spirits. The good spirits don’t produce any kind of coercion, combat the influence of the bad spirits and stay away when they are not listened to.

7. The degree of coercion and the nature of the effects it produces determine the difference between obsession, subjugation and fascination.

Obsession is the almost permanent action of a strange spirit that leads the person to be solicited by an incessant need to act by this way or the other and to do this or that.

Subjugation is a moral bond that paralyzes the free will of the one that suffers it, pushing the person to the most reckless attitudes, frequently most contrary to their own interest.

Fascination is a kind of illusion produced by the direct action of a strange spirit or by his cunning thoughts. Such as illusion produces an alteration in the comprehension of moral things, leading to misjudgment and to mistake evil for good.

8. Human beings can always disengage from the oppression of the imperfect spirits by their will power, by the choice between good and bad. If the coercion achieved the point of paralyzing the will and if the fascination is such that it obliterates reason, then the will of a third person may replace it.”[3]

Therefore, for those in the process or just curious about communicating with the spirit world, one must be on guard and weary to whom you let into your house and mind. I recommend you find Spiritist centers where conditions are tightly controlled to communicate with spirits approved by higher spirits. There are never any charges for this service.

Zabdiel lets us know that until we gain a better communion with the spirit world, our progress remains difficult:

“For that they killed Him; and today there is remaining too much, as we see it, of their sentiment, both in the Church and in the world outside. And until men do realize us our presence, and our right of consideration as fellow-members of this same Kingdom of the Father, and not until this come to pass, shall men make much advance in the discerning between light and darkness.”[4]

During the nineteenth, twentieth, and now the twenty-first centuries, there has been an increased activity in the spirit realm on our behalf. With the advent of Spiritism, in the 1850’s the seeds for the Spirit-of-Truth_200pxcomplete transformation of the earth have been planted. Zabdiel defines it as, “light being directed into the darkness.”[5]

A plethora of new knowledge about the realm that put us here and guides our daily life is at our doorstep. It is up to each individual to determine whether it will be7Tenets-small3D picked up and acted upon or not. All according to our free will.

The first place is to learn what the basic tenets of Spiritism are and how your life is planned so you can improve. You can begin by reading The Spirits Book, by Allan Kardec, or you can read my book, based upon how Spiritism has affected my life, 7 Tenets of Spiritism – How They Impact Your Daily Life.


Brian Foster has a BSCS degree and a MBA. He has worked in R&D for medical device corporations and in IT for large financial institutions. Brian Foster has a blog at

Works Cited

Kardec, A. (2015). Spiritist Review, Journal of Psychological Studies – 1858. United States Spiritist Council and IPEAK.

Owen, R. G. (2012). The Life Beyond the Veil. Pahrump, NV: Square Circles Publishing.


[1] Owen R. G. Life Beyond the Veil, Squares Circles Publishing, p. 210

[2] Owen R. G. Life Beyond the Veil, Squares Circles Publishing, p. 210

[3] Kardec, Allan Spiritist Review, Journal of Psychological Studies – 1858, United States Spiritist Council and IPEAK, pp. 433-434

[4] Owen R. G. Life Beyond the Veil, Squares Circles Publishing, p. 210

[5] Owen R. G. Life Beyond the Veil, Squares Circles Publishing, p. 212

Mediums have Replaced Prophets – The Spirit World wants to talk directly to us

psychic-power-of-8-300x288I heard a report from a medium, who used to sit with Chico Xavier, that Chico said, Jesus had talk to John, his disciple, and asked how was the earth advancing. John replied, not very well, in a sad way. The religious organizations weren’t serving the people, only themselves. Then Jesus told him that he will direct the spirits to talk to mediums who aren’t part of any religious organization. From that, came the plan for Allan Kardec to reveal the Third Revelation.

Hence, mediumship plays a vital part in Spiritism. Mediums are our communication link to the Spirit realm. They are used to help solve mental issues, promote physical health, teach, and even instruct discarnate spirits who come to the meetings. Whereas, in past times, the human race would be delivered instructions through prophecy, the domain of a select few, the proliferation of mediums in Brazil is a harbinger for the world at large.

Andre Luiz touches on this in the book he inspired, psychographed by Francisco C. Xavier, In the Domain of Mediumship, where he talks with his instructor Aulus;

“I considered:’Mediumship today is similar to the prophecies of the past.’

‘Yes.’ agreed Aulus quickly, ‘with the difference being that mediumship today is a concessionDomainOfMediumship of God to humanity that reflects the maturity of human understanding. Mediumistic phenomenon is not new, only the form in which it is disseminated. Different creeds existing for centuries were paralyzed with the spectacle of exterior demonstrations making celestial revelations incomprehensible.” [In the Domain of Mediumship, 2004, p.115]

We are being told, the same message for the timing of Allan Kardec’s The Spirits Book, that we are ready to listen.

Aulus expands on his explanation;

Angels-christ“Christianity in particular, which should be the simplest and most amplified school of faith, has long subscribed to the temple rituals. It is imperative to liberate its principles from these to be of value to the world. These principles benefit from today’s scientific findings. For this reason, the unseen government of the planet brought out in the open the notion of eternity, via the survival of the soul, to awaken the anesthetized minds of the public.

This is how we see Jesus now: not as a founder of rituals and dogma, but as the true redeemer of human souls. Being an instrument of God in excellence. He utilizes mediumship to enhance His doctrine of love.” [In the Domain of Mediumship, 2004, p.116]

Spiritism, through the messages of mediums, such as those who worked with Allan Kardec or the great Brazilian medium Francisco (Chico) Xavier, is causing us to see Jesus in a more complete light. Explore-Small-front-coverThe shadows that existed when reading the New Testament, are being removed by the knowledge that is brought to us via mediumship.

If you wish to understand more about Spiritism, and the plan for each of us and the world in general, read my book, Explore Your Destiny – Since Your Life’s Path is (mostly) Predetermined.

Mediumship has been brought to us for a Purpose

In the RealmsThe spirit realm has given our present time the gift of Mediumship for a purpose. In the book, In the Realms of Mediumship, by Francisco C. Xavier, Aulus, a spirit in charge of a team in which Andre Luiz is a member tells us:

“The mediumistic phenomenon is not new. Only the way it manifests is new because the priesthood of various creeds has been stagnated for many centuries in the displays of outward worship. Most notably, Christianity, which should be thePSYCHIC-readings largest and simplest of the schools of faith, has long been crystallized in the superficiality of its churches. Thus, it was necessary to free its principles for benefits of the world, which nowadays, from a scientific point of view, is bathed in the light of a new era. That is why the planet’s unseen Government decided that mediumship should be brought from the clergy into the public square so that the notion of eternity, through the survival of the soul, would awaken the anesthetized mind of the populace.” [In the Realms of Mediumship, 2011, p. 163]

Hence, the spirit world wishes to send us the information that we are immortal souls who are on a path to perfection. This realization that karma is real and means that no one escapes the damages they have done or doesn’t benefit from the good they have accomplished is most probably the major Explore-Small-front-coverlever that will be used to bring back in balance people’s materialistic tendencies with their spiritual needs.

If you would like to learn more about the Spirit world, why we are here and what is the plan for each of us and the world, please read my book, Explore Your Destiny – Since Your Life’s Path is (mostly) Predetermined.

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