TRANCE MEDIUMS AND TRANCE MEDIUMSHIP
PSYCHIC MEDIUMS AND TRANCE
Psychic Mediums often further develop other gifts during their development such as healing, trance, and though rare – physical mediumship. Trance mediumship is a specialist area and though many individuals consider there are various levels of trance, I tend to er on the side of caution and believe in only 2 levels. These levels of trance are deep trance and controlled trance. Psychic mediums are often deluded by mixing trance mediumship with channeling. This results in the Mediums own personality coming through and you can tell by the way they speak that there knowledge is what is being given. These psychic mediums often fail to provide adequate evidence of an evidential nature.
Trance mediumship or channelling are very different from each other, however, like so many other forms of spirit communication, it is a very misunderstood practice. I have noticed with much dismay that many mediums have called themselves “trance” channels, when, in fact, they were not working in a genuine trance condition, and this is evident not only from the communication but the level and understanding of Trance Mediumship.
A medium has to link with the spirit and the spirit has to reduce their own vibration sufficiently to link with the medium, but only if the medium can raise their vibration enough and allow the level of control. When the guide or control connects with the medium, the spirit communicator exerts various degrees of control or temporary possession of the human vessel, or overshadows the consciousness of the medium to a greater or lesser degree. The medium should have no recollection or should be sensory deprived and this is not always the case.
The conditions required are particular and bound by intent and ability of the medium. The medium has to be willing to allow him or her to come under the control of a spirit entity and this is not an easy thing to do. Perhaps this is why the level of trance and the communication is so poor in the modern sense, as there seems to be a distinct lack of evidence.
Trance is Trance and considered the strongest degree of control, there should be sensory depravation or no real recollection. It should be noted that when in the correct trance condition the individual would not respond to painful stimuli or environmental factors. However there are various degrees of trance control: from semi trance state, which is not understood as light trance but far
deeper to very deep trance. Deep trance is used primarily in physical mediumship and physical mediums will have no recollection or sensory control. There are tests that can be undertaken to ensure this.
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:
The voice patterns will change considerably and may take on several personalities, the spirit should be able to provide evidence. Furthermore, because in the trance condition the spirit communicator is speaking directly through the consciousness of the medium, 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 other famous trance mediums such as Ivy Northage,
The medium is not possessed in any way as the soul remains intact and evil possession cannot occur due to spiritual power and protection from ones own guide. Utilizing the consciousness and mental faculties of the medium controls the medium.
Famous Trance Mediums
A sleeping Psychic
Edgar Cayce was perhaps one of the best psychics of our time. His natural psychic ability was unleashed during a hypnotic state. Edgar Cayce was known as the sleeping prophet. As a psychic, he was able to offer medical diagnosis though this was under control in the trance state. The ARE foundation carries on his work to this day.
Probably one of the greatest psychics on earth though not mediumistic unless in the trance state.
Psychic Medium and Researcher
Eileen J. Garrett (1893 – 1970) Established the New York-based Parapsychology Foundation in 1951. She presided over the foundation until her death in 1970. She is, perhaps, the most respected psychic medium of the twentieth century. with an ability to perceive energy or auras around people, animals and plants. Her contributions to the investigation and understanding of mediumship and allied phenomena remain immeasurable.Ivy Northage
Best Teaching Medium of our time
Ivy Northage (1909 – 2002) was well known for her teaching abilities; and in Britain she set up the Ivy Northage School for Mediums. This helped many to hone and perfect their mediumistic skills. Always lovingly guided by her guide Chan, she went on to give remarkable teachings in the deep trance state. In 1999, she wrote her life-story, called ‘While I Remember,’ which features some fascinating accounts of the mediumship that she witnessed. She was a transfiguration medium (spirit people build up their own features on the medium’s face in order to be seen) and an inspirational and trance medium.
Psychic Medium Maurice Barbanel
Maurice is more known as the medium of the guide known as Silver birch. Initially Maurice went to the Hannen Swaffer circle to debunk it. Maurice went into the trance state unknown to him and when he came to, the sitters were stunned. Silver birch is one of the best known spiritual guides and his loving lessons remain today. Maurice became one of the best trance mediums of the time.