Mediums are people who have the ability to communicate with the dead. This is a form of psychic ability that has captured the imagination of people all over the world for generations.
A medium is a carrier of something. A channel to the other world. A connection sending a message from our physical world to the psychic one. Many mediums believe they can speak with the voice of the dead rather than their own voice. They usually hold a seance where the subjects and the seer hold hands and call upon the spirit of the dead. Whether this is really true or not is up the believer. Mediums are prevalent in countries such as the UK, and not unheard of
in the US.
Mediums and ghost material seem to have received a lot of attention in the late 20th and early 21st century. There have been dramatic television series made about a woman who is a medium, called “Medium.” She can see ghosts of the dead and searches to give help by guiding the spirits to “the other side.” M. Night Shyamalan, is the director of a ghost movies “The Sixth Sense” and it’s twin “The Others” in which Nicole Kidman plays a disembodied ghost haunting a house she believes is haunted. These both discuss spirits haunting the world they forgot to leave when they died.
Some popular and well-known mediums are Gordon Higginson, Jane Robers, Derek Acorah, Tony Stockwell, Colin Fry, Lisa Williams, Allison DuBois, Esther Hicks, Sylvia Browne John Edward, Betty Shine, Ailene Light, Joseph Kony, James Van Praagh and JZ Knight. Accredited mediums can belong to several societies. One, The Spiritualist’s National Union, is found in the UK and is one of the largest spiritualist groups in the world. The Union campaigned against the Vagrancy Act of 1824, which outlawed fortune telling and against the Witchcraft Act of 1735.
The Spiritualists’ National Union website offers that mediums are people who are special, chosen to be able to contact spirits. They assert that there is only communication from one world to the next from spirits who are there and willing to communicate. They have an extensive training and education program for those open to participating in education to become a medium. While some say that what is a medium to us? We say what is a medium to us all.
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“Our Principle Explained.” Spiritualists’ National Union. 2004. Jan. .