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Spiritual World => Mediumship => Topic started by: Medusa on June 19, 2009, 02:40:58 pm

Title: Trance Mediumship !
Post by: Medusa on June 19, 2009, 02:40:58 pm
Trance mediumship or channeling, like so many other forms of spirit communication, is very much misunderstood. In recent years, a number of mediums have called themselves "trance" channels, when, in fact, they were not working in a genuine trance condition. This has been a source of great confusion for many people.

When spirit links with a medium, the spirit communicator exerts various degrees of control, or overshadows the consciousness of the medium to a greater or lesser degree. This varies, depending upon the intent and conditions of communication, as well as the ability of the medium to lend himself or herself to be overshadowed or controlled.

Trance is considered the strongest degree of control. Yet, even here, there are various degrees of trance control: from light trance to very deep trance. Deep trance is used primarily in physical mediumship.

There are many factors which indicate genuine trance control, and parapsychologists have used various tests to determine whether, in fact, a medium is under trance control; and, if so, to what degree.

Genuine trance is a strong sharing of mental and physical energies and consciousness between the medium and the spirit communicator. There is generally -- although not always -- manifested, within the medium, the following:


A slowing of the heart rate.

A slow, deep, and steady breathing pattern.

No rapid eye movement, or REM.

A lowering of body temperature.

A greatly reduced reaction to touch and pain.

Various degrees of unconsciousness.

Furthermore, because in the trance condition the spirit communicator is speaking directly through the consciousness of the medium -- rather than the medium relating what is being mentally given to him or her -- the voice pattern, inflection, and general manner of speech differ from that normally exhibited by the medium.

Finally, much research has been conducted around the language patterns of dialogue exhibited during trance communication. There is very often a broken speech pattern, a reversal of sentence structure, and an overall change in grammar usage. This is very evident in the Cayce readings, the Seth material, in Eileen Garrett's trance communications, and in our own Rev. Stephen Fulton's trance communications.

One final point needs to be mentioned: that of control. What does it mean to be controlled by spirit? First of all, it does NOT mean that the medium is, in any way, possessed by a spirit personality. Possession -- or attachment -- is extremely rare. Nor does it mean that the medium leaves his or her body and the spirit enters therein.

Mediumistic control means a sharing of mental and physical energies between the medium and spirit communicator or operator. Control signifies a telepathic rapport between the two. How strongly en rapport they are determines the degree of control. Control can range from inspired thought, to conscious control, to light trance, to deep trance, to very deep trance. It all depends upon the work at hand and the mental and physical energies available to the spirit communicator or operator.

Title: Re: Trance Mediumship !
Post by: candlelight on July 02, 2009, 03:31:29 pm
 :) HI Medusa, we were at our mediumship circle last night. And we have a new teacher as our other one is off having had an operation. The new guy is fantastic and we are learning  alot form him in a short space of time.
Last night after the meditation he was teaching us the beginings of trance work.. with the purpose to meet our guides or connect with them.
It was a deeply blissful and relaxing evening and i did meet with an aboriginal gentleman, who is a guide of mine, i have met before.

But the going into the trance state was joyful and i cant wait to do more xxxxx smitten


Title: Re: Trance Mediumship !
Post by: Medusa on July 02, 2009, 04:05:07 pm
Wow that's good hun.........................

When I tried 'Trance' for the first time it was amazing and didn't think I could get that far down, that I would be able to do it !

There was only 11 of us left in our group, started with 18 i think to begin with, but after a few wks the others had drop out..................by then it was a 'closed circle' as well, so no new members could join !

I really enjoyed doing my "Awareness" class and it opened my eyes to lots of things.......................

We tried many other things as well :

Mediumship..................with sand or water, now that was a good one as well, never heard of it either !

                                'Ribbon Reading" is another one

                                'Magazine' reading as well

There was a fews ways we learnt to do it all.......................

Pyschometery (not too sure on the spelling there) Now that was wicked .............................


Title: Re: Trance Mediumship !
Post by: candlelight on July 02, 2009, 11:36:38 pm
 :) yeah it is indeed wicked.. we started off with about 12 ppl.. now there is only 4 or 5 its a closed circle too.. bummer i have to find a new one as i have voluntary work now on the same night.. still ever new pastures.. i guess its time.. for further adventures.. and who knows who i might meet.. lol cheers medusa for sharing.. xxx