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A term applied to those who allegedly have the ability, conscious or unconscious, to communicate with dead spirits, perform paranormal feats and channel the universal life force for healing; an individual qualified in some special manner to form a link between the living and the dead

Mediumship is explained as a form of communication with spirits.

Mediums have been known by various names, such as oracle, soothsayer, wizard, cunning woman, wise woman, witch, medicine man, sorcerer, shaman, fortune-teller, witch doctor, mystic, priest, prophet, psychic, and channeler.


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Mental mediumship uses techniques such as clairaudience or automatic writing to communicate, while physical mediumship involves rappings, apports, levitation, or movement of objects and other paranormal phenomena.

Mediums usually claim to communicate with spirits through one or more entities called 'controls' (or spirit guides), which usually remain permanently with the medium. Prevailing theory among parapsychologists holds that controls are not external spirits but secondary aspects of the medium's own personality that become externalized.


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As a rule, most mediums have need of assistance for the production of their particular phenomena. It is said that the sitters of the circle often report feeling depleted of power after an episode.

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Sources: (1) Dictionary of the Occult
, Caxton Publishing; (2) Spence, Lewis, An Encyclopedia of Occultism, Carol Publishing Group; (3) Shepard, Leslie A and Melton, J. Gordon (Editors), Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Gale Group; (4) Pickover, Clifford A., Dreaming the Future: The Fantastic Story of Prediction, Prometheus Books.

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-- Dream Interpreter CD-ROM: Spiritual, Psychological and Traditional Interpretations of Dreams.

Full-Color Angels CD-ROM: Heavenly Images, Angels and Cherubs.

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-- Develop Your Psychic Powers.

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-- Houdini: Unlocking His Secrets.

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Mind Rover - DVD.

Remote Viewing DVD.

Remote Viewing: The Gold Standard Course - DVD.

Remote Viewing & ESP From The Inside Out - DVD.

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Psychic Connection - Psychic Healing, Psychic Surgery & ESP.

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Unsolved Mysteries: Psychics - 4 Disc DVD Set.

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Psychic Powers 101.

Paranormal Investigations: Complete Edition.

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A Table Levitating During a Seance with Eusapia Palladino 12th November 1898
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    An Accordion Levitating During a Seance with Eusapia Palladino 15th March 1903
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Adventures in Time: Encounters with the Past.

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-- An Introduction to Parapsychology.

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Animal Talk: Interspecies Telepathic Communications.

-- Are You Psychic? Unlocking the Power Within.

-- Basic Psychic Development: A User's Guide to Auras, Chakra & Clairvoyance.

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-- Beginner's Guide to Mediumship.

-- Body Mind Spirit: Exploring the Parapsychology of Spirituality.

-- Channeling for Everyone: A Safe, Step-By-Step Guide to Developing Your Intuition and Psychic Awareness.

-- Channeling: Investigations on Receiving Information from Paranormal Sources.

China's Super Psychics.

Clairvoyance: How to Develop Your Psychic Powers.

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-- Clairvoyance and Materialisation (Perspectives in Psychical Research).

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-- Complete Idiot's Guide to Being Psychic.

Confessions of a Rabbi and a Psychic.

Crossing Over.

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-- Developing Psychic Abilities.

Development of Psychic Powers.

-- Don't Water the Stick; The Path of the Psyche.

Dream Telepathy: Experiments in Nocturnal Esp.

-- Esp (Mysteries of Science).

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-- Ethical ESP.

-- Everyday Life in Two Worlds: A Psychic's Experience.

-- Everyone's Guide for Using Psychic Ability.

-- Everyone's Guide to the Hereafter.

-- Extrasensory Deception: Esp, Psychics, Shirley MacLaine, Ghosts, Ufos.

Guidelines for Testing Psychic Claimants.

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-- Here and Hereafter.

-- How Not to Test a Psychic: Ten Years of Remarkable Experiments With Renowned Clairvoyant Pavel Stepanek.

-- How to Develop and Use Psychic Touch.

-- How to Develop Your Esp Power: The First Published Encounter With Seth.

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-- How to Read the Aura and Practice Psychometry, Telepathy & Clairvoyance.

Invisibility & Levitation: A How To Guide To Personal Performance.


Levitation: Five Fictions (Library of Modern Jewish Literature).

Levitation: What It Is, How It Works, How to Do It.

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-- Love Beyond Life: The Healing Power of After-Death Communications.

-- Manual for Introductory Experiments in Parapsychology [PHOTOCOPY].

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-- Memoirs of a Psychic Spy: The Remarkable Life of U.S. Government Remote Viewer.

Mind Medicine: Harness the Healing Power of Your Mind.

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-- Paranormal People: The Famous, the Infamous and the Supernatural.

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Psychology of the Psychic.

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-- Seance: A Guide for the Living.

Second Sight.

Seth Material.

-- Seven Steps to Developing Your Intuitive Powers: An Interactive Workbook.

Spiritualism & Clairvoyance for Beginners.

Stephen Turoff - Psychic Surgeon: The Story of an Extraordinary Healer.

-- Talking to Heaven: A Medium's Message of Life After Death.

Telepathy and the Etheric Vehicle.

-- Tell Me What You See: Remote Viewing Cases from the World's Premier Psychic Spy.

-- The Book of Seance: How to Reach Out to the Next World.

-- The Complete Guide to Psychic Development: 100 Ways to Tap into Your Psychic Potential.

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The Geller Papers: Scientific Observations on the Paranormal Powers of Uri Geller.

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-- The Limits of Influence: Psychokinesis and the Philosophy of Science.

The Other Side and Back: A Psychic's Guide to Our World and Beyond.

-- The Psychic Mafia.

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The Secret Teachings of the Espiritistas: Unravelling the Enigma of Psychic Surgery.

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-- Theory and Experiment in Psychical Research.

-- Tracks in the Psychic Wilderness: An Exploration of Remote View ing, Esp, Precognitive Dreaming, and Synchronicity.

Truth About Uri Geller.

Two Weeks With the Psychic Surgeons.

Uri Geller: Magician or Mystic.

Uri Geller's Little Book of Mind-Power; Maximise Your Will to Win.

Uri Geller's Mindpower Kit.

What the Animals Tell Me: Developing Your Innate Telepathic Skills to Understand and Communicate With Your Pets.

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Whose Hands Are These? A Gifted Healer's Miraculous True Story.

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