1. A person, most frequently a woman, who communicates with spirits, usually on behalf of another person. There are several overlapping types of mediumship:
Spirit Medium: communicates with spirits
Trance Medium: goes into a trance to communicate with spirits
Mental Medium: answers question given by “sitters” at a séance
Physical Medium: less common that 100 years ago, this is the type of medium who produces paranormal activity during a séance.
AUTHOR: Donald Michael Kraig
2. A person who is sensitive to the vibrations from the spirit world. They are able to communicate with those on the spirit side of life through various means, delivering information and assistance to those who ask. All mediums are also psychics.
3. See also "Channel." Most mediums enter a trance state and then—often through the agency of a "control" or "guide," enable communication with a discarnate person. Often the Control speaks for the Spirit seeking communication.
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Steele Alexandra Douris, author of the new Spirits, Seers & Séances.
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