What Is Mediumship / Channeling?
Medium ship can be defined as follows: The process whereby a human instrument, known as a MEDIUM or CHANNEL, is used by one or more discarnate, spirit personalities for the purpose of:
Presenting information, verifiable or otherwise.
Causing so-called paranormal activities to occur.
Channeling forth certain types of energies.
Manifesting themselves for objective examination and/or identification.
From this definition, we see the following:
Medium ship involves a cooperating effort between a person on the Earth plane (the medium or channel) and a person in Spirit (the communicator).
There are several objectives behind the manifestation of medium ship.
In addition to this, we see that medium ship is used by those in Spirit for the following purposes:
To present information, which may or may not be verifiable.
To cause certain types of paranormal activities to occur.
To channel forth certain types of energies.
To manifest themselves materially.
Therefore, medium ship involves the cooperation between at least two individuals:
An Earth-plane channel or medium
A spirit communicator or operator.
You will note that we distinguish between a spirit communicator and a spirit operator.
If you look at what has been said, thus far, concerning medium ship, you will see that two distinct types of phenomena can occur through mediums:
Manipulation of energies and energy systems.
A spirit who uses a medium for the purpose of communication, either verbally or visually, is known as a spirit communicator. A spirit who uses a medium for the intent of working with and/or manipulating energies or energy systems is called a spirit operator. This distinction is very general, and it should be noted that a spirit operator can, and often does, communicate.
Thus, medium ship can be distinguished as two basic types:
Mental Medium ship
Physical Medium ship
Mental medium ship involves the relating of information, through communication, via the varied aspects of thought transference, or mental telepathy. Mental telepathy is the relaying of information via thought, without using any of the five physical senses. Mental medium ship takes place within the consciousness of the medium. The results are expressed verbally and must pass through the medium's mouth. Because of its telepathic nature, mental medium ship is sometimes referred to as telepathic medium ship.
In a demonstration of mental medium ship, it is the medium who hears, sees, and feels what the spirit communicators are relating. Furthermore, it is the medium's function to relate the information, with minimum personal influence and prejudice, to the recipient of the message, also known as the sitter. The medium receives this information under various states of control.
Physical medium ship involves the manipulation and transformation of physical systems and energies. The spirit operators, in this case, are causing something to happen upon the Earth plane. What it is that actually happens varies with the style of medium ship involved, but the results can be seen and heard by others.