Mediumship takes different forms “mental mediumship” is the form that is demonstrated in 99% of cases at Spiritualist Churches, Evenings of Clairvoyance and home circles, and it can be further broken down as follows *:
CLAIRVOYANCE – The term clairvoyance (from French clair meaning “clear” and voyance meaning “vision”) is used to refer to the ability to gain information about an object, person, location or physical event through means other than the known senses, i.e., a form of extrasensory perception. A person said to have the ability of clairvoyance is referred to as a clairvoyant (“one who sees clearly”).
CLAIRSENTIENCE – In the field of parapsychology, clairsentience is a form of extra sensory perception in a person acquires psychic knowledge primarily by feeling. The word “clair” is French for “clear”, and “sentience” is derived from the Latin sentire, “to feel”. Psychometry related to clairsentience. The word stems from psyche and metric, which means “soul-measuring
CLAIRAUDIENCE – In the field of parapsychology, clairaudience [from late 17th century French clair (clear) and audience (hearing)] is a form of extra sensory perception wherein a person acquires information by paranormal auditory means. It is often considered to be a form of clairvoyance. Clairaudience is essentially the ability to hear in a paranormal manner, as opposed to paranormal seeing (clairvoyance) and feeling (clairsentience).
CLAIRALIENCE – Also known as clairescence. In the field of parapsychology, clairalience (or alternatively, clairolfactance) [presumably from late 17th century French clair (clear) and alience (smelling)] is a form of extra sensory perception wherein a person accesses psychic knowledge through the physical sense of smell
CLAIRCOGINANZE – In the field of parapsychology, claircognizance [presumably from late 17th century French clair (clear) and cognizance (<cognisaunce < conoissance, knowledge)] is a form of extra sensory perception wherein a person acquires psychic knowledge primarily by means of intrinsic knowledge. It is the ability to know something without a physical explanation why you know it, like the concept of mediums.
CLAIRGUSTANCE – In the field of parapsychology, clairgustance is defined as a form of extra sensory perception that allegedly allows one to taste a substance without putting anything in one’s mouth. It is claimed that those who possess this ability are able to perceive the essence of a substance from the spiritual or ethereal realms through taste.
EXTRA SENSORY PERCEPTION OR ESP – also called sixth sense, includes reception of information not gained through the recognized physical senses but sensed with the mind. The term was adopted by Duke University psychologist J.B Rhine to denote psychic abilities such as telepathy, clairaudience, and clairvoyance, and their trans-temporal operation as pregognition or retrocognition. ESP is also sometimes referred to as a sixth sense. The term implies acquisition of information by means external to the basic limiting assumptions of science, such as that organisms can only receive information from the past to the present
Most mediums that publicly demonstrate use Clairvoyance and Clairaudience which is a form of mental mediumship in that they receive thoughts, impressions, symbols etc. in their minds eye, a bit like watching a movie screen it can be in colour or black and white, very clear or slightly fuzzy, most mediums are psychic but not all psychics are mediums and therein lies one of the major problems!
Many Psychics think they are mediums when they are clearly not. A Psychic uses the subconscious and “tunes” into the patterns and impressions of the clients auric field which is a storehouse of all their life experiences. Most Psychics that THINK they are mediums are unaware of how they do it so mistakenly believe they are communicating with the deceased , in fact what they are doing is picking up information at a subconscious level ABOUT the deceased such as what they looked like, how they passed over, where they worked. This is because these astral memories are just that, memories. Hence you get scant information in most cases as you are not actually communication with a departed soul, just their memories.
As an example I had a lady recently contact me that had been to see a medium that she thought was very good and gave evidence of survival after death as her mother came through (she believed) upon investigation and a little gentle questioning this is what transpired. She said the female medium got everything spot on, I asked did she give evidence of the afterlife and a personal message, she replied “yes, she gave me evidence” to which I said “what evidence?”
She said about her mum, so I asked if there was a personal message from her mum or did the medium just tell you what she looked like etc. She said the medium told her how she, died and other things, to which I replied “did you get her name or date of birth/death?” to which she answered “No”
Unfortunately this “medium” is using purely psychic feedback and is NOT bringing forth the lady’s mother, she is describing her because she is picking up the impressions of her mother from the lady in questioning, if she was a medium the mother would give her name, date of birth, and other personal information. Now the “medium” may or may not have known this, unfortunately there is a lot of Ignorance as to what true mediumship entails that I will elaborate on further in this book, The medium in question was probably very sincere in her belief that she was a medium communicating with spirit, or she may have known full well that she was just Psychic, I don’t know as I have not spoken to her. But, it is a trap many full into due to the ego taking over after a few successes with readings for friends and family they come to falsely believe they have mediumistic gifts of the spirit.
I have no doubt that the majority of readings given either in person at home sittings or in spiritual churches are purely Psychic and NOT mediumistic. The standard at most Churches and Clairvoyant evenings I have attended has been appalling, it’s not the Psychics fault as they do what they do with total sincerity in most cases, they are just blinded to the simple truth – THEY ARE NOT MEDIUMS!
As we are on the subject of Clairvoyance lets briefly discuss its positive and negative attributes. I am sure most Psychics reading this will say what positive and negative sides! And therein lies their ignorance.
The Rosicrucian Initiate Max Heindel states in his book The Rosicrucian Cosmoconception that when the chakras of the Astral Body rotate from left to right (clockwise), then clairvoyance becomes positive. Max Heindel asseverates that when the chakras rotate from right to left (counter clockwise), then clairvoyance becomes negative. The mediums and seers of Spiritism or Spiritualism are negative. The positive clairvoyant knows how to drive his faculty by will. The negative clairvoyant sees without wanting to see. The negative clairvoyant always becomes cheated by the tenebrous entities.
“The spiritual sight of which we speak is not to be confused with clairvoyance developed in spiritualistic circles. The latter depends upon a negative state of mind where the inner worlds are reflected in the consciousness of the sitters, as the surrounding landscape is reflected in a mirror. Such a method gives SIGHT, but INSIGHT concerning the thing seen is lacking in the negative clairvoyant as much as in the mirror. He is in a position similar to that of a man tied on a horse without rein or bridle, who is carried whossoever the horse pleases. Such a faculty is a curse. The properly trained clairvoyant is not tied; he can get on or off as he pleases, has rein and bridle on his horse; he is master, the other a slave.”
Many Clairvoyants today operate on negative clairvoyance unaware that they do because they have not been aware how it truly operates in man (or woman). The Mystic uses his will to connect with spirit and bring Truth, and his will becomes subject to divine will. He becomes a Medium of the Holy Spirit, the “Ruach Ha Kadosh” which is a noble art NOT a medium of the people which is degenerate and uses lower energies.