MEDIUMSHIP: SPEAKING AND WRITING MEDIUMS
Definition | Frequent Use in Sessions | Conscious & Unconscious Psychophony
Definition | Conscious &Unconscious Psychography | Long Training | The Signature
It should be pointed out that, in "borrowing" the body of the medium, in any way, the communicating spirit does not actually get inside the physical body of the medium, but rather envelopes the body energetically.
In addition to the spirit's energetic envelopment of the medium's body, there is also the fluidic/energetic interaction between the perispirits of the medium and the communicating spirit, which includes a fluidic cord that links the mind of the manifesting spirit with the perispiritual mind of the medium and the latter with the physical body of the medium (see picture at right), carrying the thoughts and impulses of the manifesting spirit to the material body.
The conscious medium will, therefore, consciously perceive the thoughts of the communicating spirit before they reach his or her physical brain. The speaking medium perceives the words and gestures that the sprit intends to use. The writing medium knows the words that will flow from his hand before they are formed on paper. In the case of the unconscious medium, the thought waves of the communicating spirit work in the deepest zones of the medium's psyche, without reaching the conscious zone, whereby the medium does not consciously register the communication that takes place and does not remember anything after the communication.
Regardless of the degree of consciousness of the medium, he or she has not only the ability, but also the responsibility to exercise control over the words and actions of the spirit, especially in the case of the speaking medium. This is not to say that the medium should change the content of the spirit's communication to conform with his or her own beliefs; it only refers to the fact that the medium is loaning his or her body to the spirit for use in a communication and has, as the owner of the body, the right to cut off the communication at any time, if the manifesting spirit wishes to communicate in vulgar or violent ways that are unnecessary and inappropriate or that could even physically endanger the medium as well as others present at the meeting. (see also "Control of Communications" on menu at left)
Depending on the medium's degree of mediumistic evolution, level of sensitivity and depth of trance, he or she can, in addition to relaying the spirit's message, feel the sensations transmitted by such a spirit, such as the pains, anguishes, fears, etc. of suffering and unenlightened spirits, and the sense of calm and happiness of more elevated spirits. Because these sensations are transmitted and perceived through a fluidic influence (of energy), it is quite common for other mediums at the session pick up on these vibrations as well. In the case of the suffering spirits, mediums in development are often reminded to be humble and compassionate, for if they are perceiving any discomfort, whatever sensation they are experiencing is only a fraction of what the communicating spirit is actually feeling.
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