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There’s a type of mediumship that most people are unfamiliar with. It’s called trumpet mediumship. I’ll set the stage for you.

A small light tight room behind the spiritualist church in Phoenix, Arizona. “David”, a trumpet medium, is about to start a séance.  (just for clarity here’s the definition:  meeting in which a spiritualist attempts to communicate with the spirits of the dead.)

There are 15 of us in the room, all sitting on folding chairs around 3 sides of the room. At the front of the room is a “cabinet”. The cabinet is actually a sectioned off area in which there are three chairs. One for the medium, and one for a  helper from the group. Often times it’s either the medium’s friend, or one of the church’s administrators. The third chair is there in case the medium invites each person in one at a time. This cabinet area is surrounded with a thick dark curtain from floor to ceiling.

The room light is dimmed to a small red light. Behind the curtain it is pitch black. In the middle of the room on the floor are several tall aluminum trumpets. A la Ben Hur style. These are collapsible, so they are easy to put in a suitcase and travel with.  Center is one empty chair.

After prayers and lots of spirited singing to raise the vibration, David goes into a trance and through his voice box you will hear his “gatekeeper” – a woman named Hilda greet you. Hilda’s role is to make sure that David’s body is safe and no unsatisfactory spirits/energies use it when he’s in trance. Hilda is humorous, sincere, and knows everyone’s name, in order of seating. This is particularly interesting as David will sometimes take his seat behind the curtain before everyone else is seated.

It it’s a healing session – Dr.  William Lang (a physician from England in the 20th C.) will speak.  One by one we rise from our seats and moved to the center of the circle to talk to Dr. Lang. He checks each person’s physical body and makes comments on what that person is deficient in. One night a woman named Beverly took the center chair. Dr. Lang went on and on about her potassium deficiency and urged her to commit to eating one banana a day. Beverly was NOT fond of bananas but said she would do that. 6 months later when David returned to Phoenix and we had another session, Beverly showed up on the healing night. When she took the center chair Dr. Lang said, “we’ve been watching you as you’ve been shopping and noticed that you bring a measure with you, to make sure you get the smallest banana !!! ”  Beverly streaked ! OMG, they’ve been watching me !!! We all roared. She was BUSTED !!!

For those of you who would like to know more about Dr. William Lang – please enjoy this added information about his healing work through George Chapman who did all the research to verify his true existence as a doctor in England, born  28 December 1852, died 1914.

On séance nights that were dedicated to speaking to guides, loved ones and ascended masters – the trumpet in the room would levitate and move to the person being addressed. The purpose of the trumpet is to amplify the voice of the departed. I know you are all wondering how the heck this thing flies around the room. Let me say to the sceptics right off, that before any session occurred it was practice for any and all sitters to check out the room, top to bottom, and even to frisk David. Nothing entered that room that could have been an aid to any kind of deception. Clean as a whistle !

So how does this thing fly? Simply, and it’s not simple by any means. Much has been written about it, and photography has documented the phenomenon. The mechanism is this. There is a substance called ectoplasm  – ” Spirit energy appearing in the form of a wispy white vapor, fog or mist containing swirls, contrails, or streaks.  Appears to the naked eye or later on developed film.”  The way it was described to me is that ectoplasm extends from the medium and from the sitters forming a voice box with which the spiritual being can manipulate and use to create sound we can hear. While sitting in the séance room it is quite apparent that a wispy white vapor or cloud is moving in front of your eyes. As well as flickering of small lights, almost as if there stars inside the room. 

I have seen this ectoplasm move  and gather in the room in that faint red light that makes it possible to see across the room to the people on the other side.  I have seen the trumpet in the air many times. And heard many entities speak through it. Every one a unique voice. These voices are clearly being amplified by the cone of the trumpet and could not be “thrown” from the person in trance. It is a strange and yet exciting phenomenon to watch and be part of. And the information is also specific to the person being addressed. 

 I’m inserting an image here taken quite a long time ago, when séance photography was very popular.  Most successfully accomplished with infra-red film.  It is my understanding that the ectoplasm can exit the medium’s body from any orifice but commonly comes from the solar plexus as in this image.  In the dim red light of the séance room I have never seen  it this obvious with my own eyes.

This introduction to trumpet mediumship is setting the stage to talk next time on more specifics of what can transpire in this kind of  setting. I will talk about aports and transfiguration in my next blog.


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Ever been in Sedona, AZ?  There must be a million psychics here. Not really – because there’s only 12,000 or so residents. But if you wander into Uptown and the Y, into the health food store, Crystal Castle and Crystal Magic Bookstore you’ll find bulletin boards overflowing with people who do readings, channeling, past life regression, healings, bodywork, soul retrieval – every thing you can possibly think of to help people on their spiritual paths. In the midst of America’s New Age Center I often wondered as I looked at the flyers and announcements – who is real? Who is really good? Who’s way way off and likely  just a “charlatan”?  Who is pure, open, real and who is driven by ego?

Because I want information from the other side and not from my Self, I look for the “spiritual medium” rather than the “psychic”. A lot of people don’t understand the difference. Basically it has to do with how the person receives the information that is given to you in the reading. Is the reader gleaning information from your aura, your body language, your energy, or is the reader getting it from someone who has passed on or a guide. In a nutshell, that’s the difference.

A great and helpful explanation of the two ways of receiving information is found in this Spiritualist Church Blog : http://www.stmatthewschristianspiritualistchurch.com/apps/blog/show/2679753-clairvoyance-psychicism-vs-mediumship–  Sandy Walford puts it much better than I could so I add this here for those of you that want to understand the real difference between the two.

In Sandy’s blog she goes into detail about the ways a spiritual medium picks up on information. As with you and I, we have our sensory strengths. I am visually dominent, and then auditory. As a piano player you’d think hearing would be first, but I realized years ago that I play by reading first, and use the hearing to doublecheck to make sure I read it right !  If you told me your name I’d never remember it, but if you hand me your business card and I see it, then I’ll always remember you.

A medium usually has one, two or all of these strengths:  

  •  clairvoyance (clear-seeing) 
  • clairaudience (the power to hear sounds said to exist beyond the reach of ordinary experience or capacity, as the voices of the dead)
  • clairsentience (the ability of being able to feel or sense spiritual beings and subtle forms of energy)

When it comes to hearing those from the other side, my friend and amazing medium explained it this way to me. She said the sound comes in waves – like a sine wave with peaks and troughs. When the energy is high between herself, the soul on the other side and the one coming for the reading, the sound is always stronger. But also within that relay of words, at the top of the wave peak the sound is strongest, and at the bottom of that wave the sound is faintest or sometimes choppy like a bad cell phone call.  When she says “Give that to me again, darling” I know from experience a vital part of the communication has been lost in the dip of that wave and she is asking to hear it again to make sure she got it all.

A good clairaudient medium can hear the voice of the departed as it was when they were alive. It has the same pitch,  tone,  inflection and personality behind it as they had when they were here. 

A clairvoyant medium primarily gets information from souls presenting imagery to them. The imagery can be symbolic or quite literal. It’s up to you to do the interpretation and a good medium stays well away from telling you what it meant.

Sometimes when words and images can not be received satisfactorily by the medium, the soul on the other side will place a “feeling” on the medium to express what he/she is trying to get across.  I remember one winter I had a horrible upper chest cough. It was long and lingering, and I’d wake up in the middle of the night with a hacking fit that lasted for what seemed like hours. I had a reading shortly after that and “John” put a heavy heavy feeling on her chest and throat to the point where she started coughing, and she immediately recognized the point he was trying to make.

The one clear and easy way to know just what kind of information has been given you in your reading is to ask yourself this.  Did the information validate my hopes and dreams and expectations?  Did it confirm what I already knew and felt? If so, likely you got a psychic reading. If the information contained information about the life of the departed one – enough evidence so that you were completely clear about who you had there with you, AND the conversation that insued was unique to their personality, and your history together, then it was most likely a spiritual reading. I always know the difference by one thing and one thing only. What the person on the other side says. So often it relates not to ME at all, or any questions I have that I need help with, but it becomes a way for them to express their pain, their concerns, their life, their world. Afterall, they miss us and want to share their lives with us, as they did before.

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