A medium is, in effect, much like a radio and can tune in to a world of activity that, for the most part, other humans are unable to do. Indeed, by comparison, most people are only like a telephone, which really cannot be 'radio- tuned' to a sta on. However, though a genuine medium can tune in to both 'invisible and inaudible stations' that others are unaware of, the 'broadcast signals', as in a radio, depend on the 'antenna', the 'station' broadcasting and indeed, the 'reception range of wavelengths'. Realistically though, it actually depends and lies in the medium's development level as to his or her efficiency. Accordingly, mediumship can be categorised basically as novice, intermediate, advanced or very advanced.

However, sadly, some never move on from their initial level because they think that they are developed. But no medium or anyone else can ever be fully developed or know everything about any subject! But in mediumship especially, study and practice should be – nay, must be - always a continuum, in order to improve on, or move to a higher level than they are presently at. Accordingly, mediums should daily con nue to hone their talent to the best possible level to demonstrate fully the truth of life after life. After all, this is a medium's primary obligation and function. There is subjective [via the mind] and objective [entities physically seen] mediumship, though [actually uncommonly] some can have both talents. [As already stated, there are 'mental' and 'physical' mediums, but some do enjoy and practice both as mental and physical mediums.]

The above description, plus delineations of over 30 other types of phenomena that are included under the umbrella of Mediumship, can be found in our 20 page booklet ‘A Glossary of Spiritualist Terms’ at $1.50 each] available from The Spiritualist Alliance [on Sundays] or by post [$5.00]

About Ken Pretty

Ken was Resident Medium at The Spiritualist Alliance for 17 years. During that time we had the advantage of his 70 years’ experience as a practising medium. In his book, “Spirit And Me [Born A Medium’]" he writes of his early life when, at the age of 15 & 1⁄2, he had an incredible revelation. His Doorkeeper [aka] Guardian Angel, an Indian named ‘Tuan’ fully materialised and spoke of the many mediumistic talents [gifts] of the Spirit to which he had access. He was given the choice as which pathway he could choose mediumship or show business. Tuan told him it was Ken’s decision alone to make and that, if the former, he would be taught by Spirit. He began to work publicly at the age of 17, and in 1967 he became an approved member of The Spiritualist Association of Great Britain and has spent many years serving Spiritualist churches throughout England, and the public at large in quite a few countries. He was invited to NZ in 2001, and in 2002 he married Church President, Elizabeth Kennedy, until his transition to Spirit on Anzac Day, 25th April 2018. We present two videos of Ken, the first taken during a Sunday

Evening Service in January 2012. The second, and informal interview filmed at his residence during July 2011, coinciding with our 100th Anniversary..

Mediumship Videos

Master Medium, Ken Pretty, talks about Mediumship on this excellent video presentation filmed by Anthea Slade in January 2012 at a Sunday meeting at The Spiritualist Alliance. (Now in his 71st year of Mediumistic ministry). [Introduction and acknowledgment by Church President, Elizabeth Pretty]

Other links to highly recommended films by Dr. Keith Parsons, retired radio presenter for BBC World Service

'THIS LIFE, NEXT LIFE' excellent documentary about Spiritualism

'THIS LIFE, PAST LIFE' explores empirical evidence of past lives.

'THE MEDIUM AND THE AIRSHIP' documents the amazing events that followed the R101 Airship.



'SURGEON FROM THE OTHER SIDE' documents Spirit Healer George Chapman and Dr William Lang