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 station. However, though a genuine medium can tune in to both 'invisible and inaudiable 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 continue to hone their talent to the best possible level to demonstrate fully the truth of life are 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 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] availbale from The Spiritualist Alliance [on Sundays] or by post [$4.00]

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