Many years ago whilst living in Sydney’s outer west, I was deeply immersed in Spiritualist pursuits, and was fortunate enough to hear, from a spiritual church platform and from séance circles, some good (and also bad) mediums. One of these was William (Bill) Rowan, a Scotsman who had previously worked with Doris Stokes and others in the UK.
It was an English medium, Mary, speaking from the Parramatta Spiritual Church platform one day who encouraged me to pursue deeper, more intentional pathways in this area. While giving her address, Mary gave an “overhead” reading, informing me that I was needed in this “work”. My first reactive thought was “No way!” Over the next few years I studied, sat in seance circles, facilitated development groups, spoke from spiritualist church platforms and carried out related activities, including social events.
Mediumship in the conventional sense was not to be my complete conscious spirituality development role. Other pathway opportunities appeared to present themselves. However, I deeply admire those people who are dedicated spiritual mediums, in particular those individuals who not only develop psychically, but more importantly spiritually. There is a debatable difference between the two!
Basically, there are two types of mediumship: mental and physical. Mental mediumship uses the five senses and one’s consciousness to enable communication and within that there are three forms: clairvoyance (sight), clairaudience (auditory) and clairsentience (tactile).
Physical mediumship is when the medium is in communication with spirits through physical means such as: raps (taps), ectoplasm, levitation, materialization and automatic writing.
Sample extract from the MEDIUMSHIP SELECTION
4. Leslie Flint: Direct Voice Medium Click here
“I think I can safely say I am the most tested medium this country has ever produced… I have been boxed up, tied up, sealed up, gagged, bound and held - and still the voices have come to speak their message of life eternal… I have a rare gift known as “independent direct voice mediumship”. I do not speak in trance, I need no trumpets or other paraphernalia. The voices of the dead speak directly to their friends or relatives and are located in a space a little above my head and slightly to one side of me.
They are objective voices which my sitters can record on their own tape recorders to play later in the privacy of their own homes. Sometimes those who speak from beyond the grave can achieve only a whisper, hoarse and strained. At other times they speak clearly and fluently in voices recognisably their own during life. I do my work by sitting wide awake in total darkness with other people.”
- Leslie Flint Education Trust