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what's the difference?

Post by lynneandjohn on Fri 21 Apr 2017, 10:25

(originally posted on 02 Feb 2008 11:05 pm)


can anyone explain the difference between a physical and mental mediumship. just a bit
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Re: what's the difference?

Post by Candlelight.kk on Fri 21 Apr 2017, 10:26

Physical mediumship is an area of mediumship which takes years and years of dedication, and one which requires using up a lot of a medium's energy. For these reasons we do not find too many people nowadays practising physical mediumship. It is, however, in my mind the most powerful form of evidence of the existence of an afterlife - in that the proof can be witnessed by more than just one person. In the seances of the old days people like Helen Duncan would go into a complete trance, thus allowing their spirit guide to completely take over, the medium's face will visibly and audibly take the form of the guide. A substance called ectoplasm would emit from the medium allowing the person in spirit to take the physical form of the person's loved one that they can visibly and audibly recognise as how they were when still here in this life. For a medium to be suddenly interrupted in the middle of a trance such as this can be very dangerous for him/her as an enormous amount of their energy us used in producing the ectoplasm.

Often whilst in trance the medium would speak great words of wisdom and philosophy from ascended masters in spirit, which all the spectators could witness, although the medium coming out of trance would not remember anything of what had occurred.

Table tilting is another form of physical phenomena, transfiguration and overshadowing - and in some cases Healing.

I have been to workshops and witnessed demonstrations of physical phenomena - sceance, trance, table tipping, and voice phenomena (white noise), and although quite amazing to witness and experience I personally do not feel that this is an area I would be comfortable in.

Mental mediumship is the most common practice these days where the communication consists mainly of subjective images transferred to the medium's mind from the Spirit person through the control and then on to the recipient - what we call "all the clairs" - clairvoyance, clairsentience, clairaudience, etc.

Sorry Lynne - I know this answer is a bit of a ramble, but there's just so much involved in this area, not easy to just put down in a few words. But I hope that explains a bit the difference between the two.
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Re: what's the difference?

Post by lynneandjohn on Fri 21 Apr 2017, 10:27

thanks candlelight, no not at all, you have cleared that up well for me. much easier than trying to understand it from a book i was reading!.
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Re: what's the difference?

Post by Candlelight.kk on Fri 21 Apr 2017, 10:28

What's the book you are reading Lynne?
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Re: what's the difference?

Post by lynneandjohn on Fri 21 Apr 2017, 10:29

was flicking through it in waterstones yesterday but i was too confusing for me. i can't remember which one it was though as i flicked through a few.sorry kit-kat, will look when i'm next there.

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