Reverend Gail Hicks


FAQ: What is Mediumship?

The study of Spiritual Mediumship

In this section of my website I will be sharing the importance of study with 'Spirit' .  There will be information on how mediumship is developed and to help explain the different 'Gifts of the Spirit' through mediumship.  So enjoy reading and learning all about Spiritualism, Spiritual Mediumship and discover your special gifts!!!

references used are by 
June G. Bletzer,Phd. 'Encuclopedice Psychic Dictionary'
Peggy Barnes 'The Questionnaire'
Camp Chesterfield, IN

Spiritual: pertains to attitudinal growth, new understanding, and progression of the 'SOUL-MIND" That which is of a moral or religious nature;pertains to the DIVINE, not material, not tangible.

Mediumship: a compatible sharing of time, energy, talent and intellect between an Earthing and an Etheric World Intelligence: objective is to bring knowldege to the earth world that cannot be obtained through normal educational sources, a human body is used as a psychic instrument for etheric communication and matter regarding the growth of the 'Soul Mind' the progression of civilization and individual well-being, the desire and willingness of the etheric world intelligence and the earthling to work together is shared, regardless of difficulties and time, until there is the proper synchronization both physically and mentally for the relaying of the Psychic Information and the manipulation
of matter that can be beneficial in some manner.

Spiritualism: is the science, philosophy, and religion of continuous life based upon the demonstrated fact of communication by means of mediumship with those who live in the spirit world.

Spiritulism is a Science: because it investigates, analyzes and classifies facts and manifestations demonstrated from the spirit side of life.

Spiritualism is a Philosophy: because it studies the Laws of Nature both on the seen and unseen sides of life and bases its conclusions upon present observed facts. It accepts statements of observed facts of past ages and conclusions drawn therefrom, when sustained by reason and by results of observed facts of the present day.

Spiritualism is a Religion: 
because it strives to understand and to comply with the Physical, Mental and Spiritual Laws of Nature, which are the laws of God.

Medium: is one whose organism is sensitive to vibrations from the spirit world, and through whose instrumentality, intelligences in that world are able to convey messages and produce the phenomena of Spiritualism.

Spiritualist:is one who believes, as part of his or her religion, in communication between this and the spirit world by means of mediumship, and who endeavors to mold his or her character and conduct in accordance with the highest teachings derived from such communion.

Spiritual Healer: is one who is able to impart vital, curative force to pathologic conditions through inherent power or through mediumship.

Spirit Guide: An entity who has made the transition from earth to Spirit, and who through a desire to serve humanity returns as a guide and mentor to some human soul on earth.  In every way possible he or she assists that soul to progress and through him/her, his fellow man. 

Etheric World Intellegences: (spirit guides) soul-minds living in the etheric world who are higher on the human/angel evolutionary scale than the mass of earthlings.  Have lived innumeralbe lives in the earth and have chosen and earned the privilege to serve earthlings.  Personal communication between etheric world intelligences and earthlings is in the form of psychic informationskills, physical psychic skills, healing skills, and bodily and environmental protection, some serve one earthling for his or her entire incarnation and some serve for the time they are needed according to mutual talents and interests, intelligences evolve themselvesby working with earthlings, intelligences do not intercede unless called upon and do not make choices for earthling but do offer guidiance.

Spirit Guardian: an ETHERIC WORLD INTELLIGENCE who has chosen, as his or her function, to watch over the soul-minds in the ETHERIC WORLD of those who have passed over while still children and need special attention.

How we receive our Spirit Guides: They are attracted to us through the action of Natural Law.  They may see our need of them or we can perhaps be used by them to help mankind, thus aiding their development or progression as well as our own, Again, the law of 'Like Attracting Like' is manifested, our weaknesses, our good traits, our work or interests in this like always atrracting those of a like nature or desire from across the border. Upon our own mentality and spirituality depends the kind of guides that we will attract.

The Bible tells us of Spiritual Gifts. Is Mediumship as such?: Most certainly! There are many gifts of Mediumship which are recognized as such, any work on earth in which Spirit Forces assist, is really a phase of Mediumship. Our great artists, musicians, poets and other writers dervie assistance from those who have passed on just the same as those who are manifesting any accepted phase of Mediumship. The Bible refers to Spiritual Gifts in the I Corinthians 12:4 saying, "Now there are diversities of gifts, but of the same Spirit".

Into what tow classifications do we divide Mediumship?  Into Mental and Physical.

Mental: To the mind of the Medium. All mental phases must come throught the mind of this human instrument.

Physical: The manifestations of the physcial Mediumship do not come throught the mind of the Medium but are subjected to certain elements in the physcial body.  Just as certain chemicals and acids are necessary in a battery in order to generate the power, so must they be present in the body of the Medium in order to produce the 'ectoplasm' which is the basisi of all manifestations of physical Mediumship.

What are the principle phases of Mental Mediumship? Clairvoyance, Clairaudience, Clairsentience, Clairgustance, Clairscent Diagnosis, Inspirational Speaking, Trance, Spirit Drawing, Inspirational Writing, Psychometery, Clarivoyant Dream, and Mental Healing (Absentee Healing).

What are the principle phases of Physical Mediumship? Transfiguration, Transformation, Levitation of objects and persons, Spirit Card Writing, Flame or Smoke Prints, Slate Writing, Automatic Writing, Dematerialization of matter, Apportation, Spirit Photography, Trumpet, Direct Voice, Materialization, Magnetic Healing, sound Healing, and Laying of Hands.

What is a Clairvoyant? Properly speaking, a clairvoyant can see, hear and sense the Spirit people and their messages, but that it may be more clearly understood we sub-divide it into three phases, clairvoyance, clairaudience and clairsentience.

Can all three of these phases be developed by one Medium? Yes, but this is not common. Some can see only while others can neither see nor hear, merely sesnisng all their messages.  A Medium that can see, hear and sense them is indeed forturnate for they have every opprotunity of receiving these marvelouse and convincing proofs from these beloved ones in the Higher World.