So many “New Age" schools have popped up, that for a fee, one
can receive instruction on becoming a medium (i.e. spiritual healer,
channeler, psychic, etc.). What has Spiritism to say on this
matter?Spiritism says that each person is already a so-called
"psychic or medium", or one who can be said to have what many call
the “sixth sense.” This faculty is natural part of our spirit which
is, more or less, in tune with receiving impressions from the spirit
world. Some people are more open to these impressions than others.
Now, if we put our special attentions to further opening up this
faculty, yes, we may be able to amplify its reception.
But... let me say this, if it is not meant for a person to be able
to receive these more direct and obvious spirit communications or
impressions, for whatever reason, then no matter how much a person
can try and be "a medium", it is not going to happen. Everything is
subject to the laws of cause and effect, and, the Will of the
Creator, so in this life we may not be able to have this faculty
As for a person who is set upon wanting to open up their mediumship
faculties, they should seriously and sincerely examine the reason
they would want to do this. This faculty can be dangerous to the
novice, in that, one exposes oneself to errant spirits (those earth
bound and troubled souls) and their sometimes potentially harmful
influences. If one is not attending a good Spiritist Center which
provides good mediumship education, there is danger the medium could
be the subject of spirit fascination and worse, possibly obsession.
The books of Allan Kardec provide information in the instruction and
the proper guidelines for mediumship. It emphasizes moral rectitude
on the part of the medium and accepts that mediumship is a special
gift, rather more for the moral improvement of the medium (than for
transmitting messages to others). In addition, mediums provide a
sacred service which should be done freely, without compensation.
This gift is by virtue of the Will of God, and can be taken away as
swiftly as it has been given.
Nevertheless, mediums at a Spiritist Centers provide a wonderful and
fulfilling service by allowing troubled spirits access to our
material world, so they can provide assistance to them in helping
them understand their condition in the spirit world. They also act
as instruments for communication from the spirit world for proof of
life after physical death and some consolation for those here left
behind. There are also mediums for healing. In addition, spirit
guides inspire and guide us with their beneficial communications.
Do you still want to be a medium? Are you ready for the
responsibilities that come with it?