A candid conversation with author, paranormal investigator, and Spiritualist minister, Tim Shaw. Hear about everything from his fascinating childhood experiences at Lily Dale, to his research into the C2D1 Haunting!
A candid conversation with author, paranormal investigator, and Spiritualist minister, Tim Shaw. Hear about everything from his fascinating childhood experiences at Lily Dale, to his research into the C2D1 Haunting!
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Chuck Gotski, psychic medium, paranormal investigator, and co-host of Paranormal Underground Radio: In the Dark, shares his experiences with investigating the paranormal, and his recent journey of mediumship.
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Patrick has a candid conversation with psychic medium Chris Medina on his mediumship, touring the country, some of his most memorable readings, and why he carries sage with him everywhere he goes!
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Karen Frazier, her passion for writing, her mediumship abilities, her journey to health, and behind-the-scenes stories from her show, Paranormal Underground Radio In the Dark.
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Psychic Medium, Kristy Robinett, shares inspiring true stories from her book, It’s a Wonderful Afterlife. Also, advice for young people growing up psychic, Halloween, and a great story about “The Rubberband Man”. Oh… and a squirrel.
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UK medium, Claire Broad, shares stories of Whitefeather, her spirit guide. Learn how she developed her mediumship starting at the age of four! Claire paints a picture of the development circle, and explains why she thinks mediumship should be dealt with like a science.
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The United Kingdom really knows how to rock the whole Spiritualism thing. In Part 1 of my Mediumship in the UK series, platform medium Marion Hover shares a bit about her background with Spiritualism, two very cool experiences involving her mediumship, and her work with development circles and the Ouija.
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A conversation with spiritual medium, Carole J. Obley, on such topics as past lives, meditation, how she uses her gifts, the most memorable messages that she has received from spirit, and her book, Soul to Soul Connections: Comforting Messages from the Spirit World.
Carole J. Obley, of Soulvisions, LLC – is a professional spiritual medium from Pittsburgh, PA, who has done thousands of readings for people seeking confirmation, guidance, and healing from the spirit world. She has been the subject of newspaper articles, spoken on both radio and TV and is the author of three books on mediumship and healing. She has also published articles on spiritual and metaphysical subjects and taught workshops at Lilydale, N.Y., the largest US center for Spiritualism. She has produced audio programs to help people with spiritual development and teaches three levels of classes in intuition and mediumship. You can find Carole’s website at SoulVisions.net.
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Please enjoy another article that is very well written by David Almeida. Please check out his bio at the end of the post. Once again, Mr. Almeida has kindly given me permission to share this with you. Thanks, David!
A person can easily say that mediumship is foolishness (I guess that sort of gives away my position on the matter). It is my policy to report on my personal experiences in the “It’s what you actually saw, not what you think you saw” manner. (Please note this remark is directed towards events that occur in the physical environment such as shadow people or hauntings). I’m not certain if I have always stuck to this policy in my past writings. With the supernatural, as with any topic whether it be politics, economics, or entertainment, people’s opinions naturally enter the discussion. This article clearly demonstrates that fact.
When an unbeliever is personally touched by the spirit world, their attitude often changes. It’s like the people that we see on the Long Island Medium television show who receive spirit messages through Theresa Caputo. We see the client exclaim in similar words “Wow. How could she know that about me?”
Being a spiritualist I can relate to this kind of wonderment. It startles the person receiving a reading when a medium says something of a personal nature that could not possibly be known to him or her. The first time I had a half hour session with the pastor of my former Spiritualist church, she made a statement that amazed me. The pastor said, “You are into concepts.” She barely knew me at the time. This was during the time that I was writing The First Truth: A Book of Metaphysical Theories.
While anyone can say that my pastor’s concept remark was coincidence, I find it interesting that she could have said just about anything concerning my character. I believe it was during this session that I inquired with her about my suspicions regarding the Arthur Waite. This question came from her mention of the name Arthur in a previous session and my realization of his connection to me. She positively confirmed his identity, by asking me if this Arthur person swayed back and forth between good and bad. This piece of information was among the few facts that I knew about him at the time. Many people may find this sufficient evidence for what might be considered a grandiose claim, but it is consistent with several other experiences I have had with Mr. Waite. I have discussed these experiences in other articles.
I am extremely careful in writing down my thoughts. When I reduce my thoughts to writing, I intend to stand by it. If I later find myself wrong about a particular statement I have written, or I discover a conflict with one of my theories, I am obliged to acknowledge my error. In such a situation, all I can say is those famous last words “It seemed like a good idea at the time.” While I am prepared to leave my ideas open to debate, I am duty-bound to defend my ideas. Otherwise, there would be no point in sharing my articles with curious readers on the Internet. Any theory can be refuted, no matter how well supported and officially endorsed they are.
I have seen the search results on Google that claim Theresa Caputo is a fake. I did not venture onto any of these websites. I have never met Mrs. Caputo, so I cannot personally attest to her mediumship ability. However, I’m not sure that the show would air if the producers thought her spirit messages were bogus. That revelation would reflect terribly on everyone involved in producing the show. I know people will do anything for money, but even so, it’s seems to me that no one would risk their reputation on a faker. Putting your career on the line for a hoax is risky. I would never knowingly associate myself with anything I recognized as a sham.
I want to state for the record that a certain amount of skepticism is healthy and necessary in evaluating supernatural phenomena. It goes without saying that one should not take everything he or she hears as the irrefutable truth. In that regard, I consider myself to be a true skeptic, despite my feelings towards spirit communication and metaphysics. My observations and conclusions are reliable when it comes to documenting what actually occurred in a particular situation.
I have to admit that the practice objectivity is challenging when dealing with the supernatural. Objectivity tends to be of little use in assessing spiritual or mystical experiences. These are the kind of experiences that are labeled hallucinations and dreams by the skeptics. If my statements in this article seem contradictory, then you are beginning to understand the deceptive and limited nature of objectivity.
I am not saying it’s impossible for Mrs. Caputo to be faking her talent. Having seen her show a number of times, I feel it is reasonable to believe her mediumship ability is genuine. Many people would agree with my opinion. Again a large number of people giving approval to a supernatural event, or to any situation, does not necessarily mean it is true. However, the people I am referring to have first-hand knowledge of Mrs. Caputo’s mediumship ability. If one chooses to disregard their personal testimony, then I do not know what to say.
Quite often the professed skeptics are nothing more than perpetuators of conspiracy theories. I am thinking of the misinformed groups who continue to link the legendary Illuminati to various world domination conspiracies. I fell for this nonsense in my early twenties. I have out grown them since that time. I like to be flexible in considering other people’s beliefs, but having followed many conspiracy theories in my younger days, I am of the opinion that the majority of these overblown rumors are unfounded. There may be some truth to a few of these theories, but it’s hard to determine which parts are factual.
I could come up with many plausible reasons for why Mrs. Caputo and many other mediums are frauds. By continuing in this manner, I would be doing a disservice to my readers. Humans are meant to reach out to the hidden universe in search of new ideas and information. I do not understand why some individuals feel the need to resist spiritual growth. If we protect the status quo, we are only hurting ourselves. The Truth will never be uncovered by thoughtlessly convincing people to maintain the notion of a closed universe.
Spiritualist mediums go through training. After this, they spend what I believe is a year or two as student mediums. They ply their skills once a month by giving readings to church attendees. At some point, the student’s mediumship skills are tested for accuracy by an independent certifying board. I have met some remarkable student mediums.
Am I of the opinion that all mediums are equal in their ability to communicate spirit messages? Of course not. Many mediums maintain an outstanding track record, while others have moderate success in their readings. The disparity in accuracy between mediums can be wide. It’s important to remember that the medium is reliant on unknown entities for their information. There is no known system for getting consistent results. Even the best mediums can have an off day through no fault of their own. I should also acknowledge the fact that there are excellent mediums who are not certified by any Spiritualist church.
Interestingly, I have noticed that few mediums in the Spiritualist tradition make future predictions. It confirms my suspicion that common spirits are no more capable of predicting the future than living beings. I liken future predictions to the principle of cause and effect. This universal law is responsible for the infinite possibilities that exist as our future realities. Some of these “alternate realities” become future probabilities. Both spirits and mediums are able to perceive the probable future. This does not mean that a particular probability will unfold in the present.
Based my personal experience with mediums, I am convinced that spirit communication is a reality. A close-minded person will never acknowledge the truth. No matter what a medium says to the skeptic, he or she is more than likely to deny the accuracy of the message given. I do not feel the statement of an absolute skeptic is a reliable measure of a medium’s competence. The assessment of reasonable and balanced person is much more useful in gaging a medium’s ability.
As a side discussion, I would like to make a brief comment on the paranormal investigator. These special investigators are helpful in substantiating or disproving a supernatural claim. By their nature, paranormal investigators are inclined to believe in the supernatural. Otherwise, they would not be interested in pursuing the unexplained. As I already stated, I feel that this open-mindedness is an excellent quality for an investigator to possess. Paranormal investigators minimize their natural curiosity with reasonableness and sensibility. They look for “proof” or “evidence” of supernatural manifestations by using modern technology.
I once requested the assistance of a paranormal investigation group to document the existence of supernatural activity in my former residence. This was more than ten years ago and took place before I became acutely aware of nonphysical reality. The investigators did not obtain the evidence I was seeking, but I was impressed with their professionalism.
David Almeida is a Spiritualist and researcher of Rosicrucian philosophy and esoteric knowledge. David is a past article contributor to the Sedona Journal of Emergence. He is also a Board Certified Hypnotist and Reiki healer. David is the author of The First Truth: A Book of Metaphysical Theories and Illusion of the Body: Introducing the Body Alive Principle. Both books can be purchased at Amazon.com. Visit http://www.findyourdivinelight.com
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