Physical Mediumship

So why is Physical Mediumship so rare then?

Physical mediumship was very common during the last century up until around the 1930's but it declined rapidly in the 1950’s. In the early half of the 20th century, the power and range of phenomena seen was amazing. Unfortunately, these days it is quite rare to see it. As I said earlier, people are just not dedicated enough to sacrifice their time and effort into developing physical mediumship. It really does take total selfless devotion to harness and develop this form of mediumship. In those early years of the 20th century, a psychic circle was a social event. Most of the great pioneer mediums began by sitting in a home circle. Nowadays, it seems as if there is an increase in development circles since the start of the 21st century, but not necessarily physical mediumship circles. We may be on the verge of a new growth in psychic development circles. Hopefully some of these may turn into some physical mediumship. I noticed that during the end of the 1990’s, there seemed to be a resurgence of interest in physical mediumship, but it still tends to be an underground movement with closed circles, whose members will sit for years to get the phenomena and do not want any publicity. I can understand this, as I have run a few physical mediumship circles myself for many years, and although they were not closed as such, not all members were willing to stay the course year after year.

Why has physical mediumship not continued from the early part of the 20th century?

Well I see two reasons for this: The first point is this; when modern Spirit phenomena started appearing in the Victorian and Edwardian period, it was relatively new and people of course wanted to see it live. They needed objective evidence of Spirit's presence, and of course Spirit guides were quite willing to provide evidence of physical manifestations. When people began to accept the reality of life after death and mediums evidence, the masses yearned for more spiritual teaching and philosophy. This gradually reduced the occurrence of physical mediumship. As a counter balance to physical mediumship, mental mediumship began to predominate. In other words, the needs of humanity through their “thoughts”, dictated how Spirit responded to those needs. The conditions were created by the yearning thoughts of men and women. It is always the case with Spirit that, if enough people think of these things then the thoughts start to create new realities. Maybe a new promotion of ideas like in this book could help the cause of physical phenomena to grow again. The second point on the decline of physical mediumship is the basic fact that the development of physical mediumship can be a lengthy process, sometimes tedious, with no materialisations happening in the circle for years or longer. It requires great commitment on everyone's part and, can generally focus around the development of one, maybe two, people in the circle having the necessary energies or vibrations, with the other people sitting contributing also to the energies and their own development. I would add that you usually have some very interesting things occurring while it may not be materialisations; you will certainly have raps, table movement, psychic smells, spirit lights, transfiguration, and other note worthy physical phenomena. I have seen so many things in the physical circles that I have led. Sometimes I heard some very unusual sounds such as, the clinking of a knights armour after he was seen clairvoyantly, or the shuffling of a Victorian woman’s pannier dress across the floor, some birds flapping their wings, foot steps walking around the wooden floor of a circle, voices from mid air, tables moving of their own accord, psychic smells that fill the whole room, lights turning themselves up and down, or off. But one of the most amazing phenomena would be the blue lightning figures. The blue lightning was seen by at least a dozen people in a red light and appeared set against an empty fire place for at least a couple of minutes. There were about two or three rod like lights about 15inches long, which had a wavy like appearance. Every night is different, but for me it’s extremely draining, physically and mentally. The next day I feel like I have a hangover. I am extremely sensitive to crowds, noise, and light. I only start recovering in the evening, which sounds a bit like the effects of a hangover. My energy is used and abused by the spirit guides; in the nicest sort of way of course (smiling and looking heaven wards as I write this). Seriously, you need a lot of tenacity to cope with the physical energies and rise above the harshness of the world before you try this. On the plus side though, the experiences you have will last a lifetime. Actually it’s an eternity, because we never die.

What are the things that make a physical medium?

Well, mediumship itself is not exclusive to a few people as it is a very natural aspect of the Spirit body. Indeed, to a large extent, everyone can develop mediumistic ability to link with their Spirit guides, thus becoming receptive to the influences coming from those in Spirit. But, not everyone can become a physical medium. Physical mediumship requires certain elements to be present within the physical organism of the medium. Either you have those elements or you don’t. To become a physical medium you need to have the elements within you to create the substance, from which the fundamental building blocks of physical phenomena are formed, namely ectoplasm. Secondly you need an abundance of patience. Thirdly, a physical medium usually has increased sensitivity, so you need a strong will to cope with life and things that are thrown at you, this will help immensely. Studies in physical mediumship have recently found that Illness, and physical exhaustion, tend to weaken the energies necessary for physical mediumship; as do long periods of cloudy weather. On the other hand, good health, sunny days and vigorous circle members helps the mediumship to appear more dazzling and energized.

New Ectoplasm or "Photoplasm"

I have been helping spirit develop a new form of “ectoplasm” for physical materialisation. This new substance is not like the “old ectoplasm”, which I would describe as a very crude form of material used by mediums in the early twentieth century. Spirit chemists have been working to develop new material on their side. We all progress together on both sides, so spirit guides do not have all the answers to every question; but, they are obviously infinitely more advanced on their side. It is we who are falling behind, always playing catch up. There are two forms of this new ectoplasm, which I call “the quickening”. I call it this because the vibration of this new energy is different to the older ectoplasm, being of a quicker vibration. The difference between these two energies means, that given the right conditions, this photoplasm energy can be produced from the medium, and the sitters too. The real bonus is that the formation of the spirit can be achieved without the medium going into trance, and without the aid of a cabinet, or the room being in complete darkness. This new ectoplasm is structured in such a way that it cannot be grabbed or man handled, but will dissolve or disappear on contact with anyone other than the medium, or from anyone who is producing it. Indeed, should spirit wish to touch somebody then it will form into a solid structure, just like any physical body. The ectoplasm can be seen as clouds of energy with faces in them, or even a structured net like substance similar to fine lace with cross connecting strands. It was found in my experiments that the more harmonious the circle is, the more powerful and tactile the energy is. To put a name to this ectoplasm I would term it as “photoplasm”, because it has more properties of a holographic light that can turn into a solid form. This is not to say that it cannot also be transparent like a hologram, because it can be. It comes out like a mist that condenses from the body, and turns into a pliable energy form. It can be light or solid. This is why it has two forms and is more flexible. This energy can be felt around individuals as a tingling electrical charge. At times it can be seen as a light blue colour, with little sparkling lights in it. I have produced several spirits at the same time in low wattage red and blue lights, in the presence of more than twenty-five people. The “new ectoplasm” or Photoplasm was used to lift a very heavy table whilst I was walking around the outside of the physical circle, which is very unusual as most physical mediums are literally “tied” to their chair (to prevent trickery), or in a trance to do this. People who have viewed this ectoplasm have seen it literally clinging to me like a cloud on my back that pulsates backward and forward as I move around the circle. It is difficult for me to see as it hangs off me, but independent witnesses have described it as above. This quickening ectoplasm can be seen in a strong red or blue light and very rarely in white light or even sunlight. It is still being developed and refined by spirit chemists. There are other mediums who currently have this ability, but have not realised what exactly they are dealing with. They are manifesting this photoplasm in private. But because of these complex energies, and trying to work with this difficult phenomena, most mediums tend to have a very close group of sympathetic people who also have a like mind in proving the existence of life after death. However, large groups are not a problem for me and I have had hundreds of people who have attended my circles and have on occasions witnessed what I have described above. The ectoplasm will in the future be developed in the aura of a medium, which will allow it to be manipulated in a much safer environment compared to how it was developed in the past. It will remove the frequent problem of exposure to white light, which causes the ectoplasm to become unstable and rush back into the mediums body, thus causing potential physical injury, and in some cases even death. The photoplasm will hopefully reduced any injury to the medium as the photoplasm will just dissolve without causing any injury. I have been told that in the near future the photo/ectoplasm will be drawn out of the aura and be manipulated to allow a spirit to appear in a holographic projection form, which will at time become solid enough for people to touch. What we expect to see is a spirit forming from what would look like an electrical field of energy and light. The field will also have sound frequencies and light combined with the ectoplasm drawn from the aura of a physical medium. A holographic projection machine will be invented to allow this to occur, there will be a combined effort from both worlds to make this happen. It sounds very exciting and I am sure the results will be spectacular. Arthur Conan-Doyle has told me this will be coming in the near future.