Advanced Mediumship Training
Following our series of articles about psychic development, this articles explains Advanced Mediumship Training and how the novice students works towards become a fully developed medium.
Here I also give advanced mediumship training showing how to link with spirit and increase your mediumistic perceptions. You can read other instructions on this site and we also offer advanced training at our On-line Psychic School. If you are enjoying the info here, please tell others through the Social Networking buttons on this page.
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Advanced Mediumship Training Techniques
An aura reading session or an advanced psychometry session can become the trigger for a full mediumistic reading, but I hope by now you appreciate the difference between this psychic work and mediumistic communication. If a student is doing psychometry and hits upon something that relates to someone in the spirit, I will allow the student to continue for a while but then will call a halt and ask that he or she put down the object.
Then the student will resume and work entirely with mediumship. If psychometry and mediumship are mixed then the information that is obtained from the object’s vibrations and not the spirit communicator.
Connecting to the Aura
Similarly, a good aura reading may show the sitter’s memories of the deceased, but this can easily become muddled with what is being given from the spirit communicators. If this happens in class, and the student starts to get a spirit link while working, I allow him or her to continue working with the aura for a short while but then will ask the student to stop.
I then encourage the student to look within for the information and not to the sitter’s aura, and then ask that he or she resume work and give an exclusively mediumistic reading based upon his or her own inner impressions.
While aura reading, psychometry, and other psychic techniques are a bridge to mediumship, they are not themselves mediumistic communication. I use many psychic methods to get my students started but eventually a time comes when they learn they need to work entirely with mediumship.
Linking to the Spirit
For the first year or so I develop my students’ psychic skills as a prelude to advanced mediumship training. If mediumship happens spontaneously during a psychic reading, I urge those students in ways I have just described, and it is a sign that some of them are ready to work exclusively as mediums. It is at this stage that I introduce the extended sitting-for-spirit period I earlier, about setting up a circle.
Once the circle has had the opening sessions and meditation, the group leader calls everyone back to normal awareness and asks them to return to the relaxed meditative state of mind to sit for the spirit.
For these sessions we usually invite a guest to work with us for Advanced Mediumship Training but, alternatively, the members of the group can work on one another. A point will come when you will need a guest, because over time you will have gotten to know a little too much about one another. I will assume that you have a guest for this next experiment.
How to Become an Advanced Medium
Open communication. The link with spirit is made through the power of love. During the period you are sitting for the spirit you may feel the presence of people you know in the spirit draw close or you may see colored lights and visual images and feel the closeness of your guides.
You will feel calm and peaceful. During this “meditation” you will also become aware of the guest’s loved ones.
Build a rapport. Don’t expect to suddenly see spirit forms or hear voices. The bridge between the two worlds is built slowly. Mentally note the things you see and feel and any impressions you get. A name may come to mind or you may feel the closeness of someone who wants to communicate. Use your inner dialogue to ask the spirit people about themselves.
Ask an inner question. Wait for an inner answer. At this stage you do not know if the answer is coming from your own thoughts or not but soon you will be able to ask the guest for verification.
Deepen the communication. The spirit people will be aware that you are attempting to develop mediumship and will draw close to help. They will understand the level of your development and won’t frighten you or push you into a trance. Mediums are always in control. A mental conversation is held with the spirit person. So ask questions inwardly and most importantly listen to the reply.
The more you interfere with the incoming impressions the more distorted your evidence becomes. Let the spirit people do the work but push the communicator to give evidence. The guides will bring the communicator forward but you must encourage them to speak.
Remember communication. When the group leader calls everyone back to normal awareness all the circle’s sitters will write down their impressions in their notebook or spiritual diary.
Include absolutely everything you can, even those things that seem silly, trivial, or unimportant. What did you see, hear, and feel during the session?
Each person, in turn, reads out what information and impressions he or she has been given and the guest gives verification or otherwise. Sometimes, if particularly good information has been given by some of the group, I will ask them to have a try at mediumship without notes. Using methods that I will soon describe, they give further details about the communicator.
Occasionally I will open the floor to all the circle members and we will simultaneously work together to give proof from one or a number of spirit communicators. The details you receive through a pure spirit link while sitting for the spirit and before working with the guest can be very convincing proof of survival because it is not influenced by the sitter’s facial expressions, tone of voice, or body posture.
It is extraordinary how my mediumistic colleagues and I are able to give so much proof without knowing anything about the people in the rooms. The medium does not know if the recipient is male or female, old or young, or even which country he or she is from. All we have is a chat name. One recent demonstration I gave was from a spirit man named Charlie, who said he was a bodybuilder in life. He showed himself drinking a special milkshake straight from the blender.
He then relayed to me some funny stories that I passed on to the recipient—such as the time he used the family cats as dumbbells and another incident in which he hammered a wooden sign on the door that said “The Flint Stones.” The recipient was in tears because all these unusual facts proved to her that her brother had survived death.
Verifiable evidence that comes in advance like this is hard for the skeptics to counter. Certainly, with such unusual evidence the recipient is not making the information fit and there is absolutely no way the medium could watch eye movements, body posture, voice tone, facial expression, and so on.
Conclusion: Advanced Mediumship Training
In my book, I explain how you can develop from novice to a master of advanced mediumship training. The book will show you how to work on your own but importantly, how to form a circle so that you can progress. Advanced mediumship training requires the collective energy of a group for quick success and progress.