Humans have been fascinated with contacting the dead since the beginning of human existence. Cave paintings by indigenous Australians date back 28,000 the synchronicity key david wilcock pdf download, some depicting skulls, bones, spirits and the afterlife.
Other cave paintings in Indonesia date back a further 10,000 years. Scientific researchers have attempted to ascertain the validity of claims of mediumship. Mental mediums purportedly “tune in” to the spirit world by listening, sensing, or seeing spirits or symbols. During seances, mediums are said to go into trances, varying from light to deep, that permit spirits to control their minds. Attempts to communicate with the dead and other living human beings, aka spirits, have been documented back to early human history. Spiritualism as a religious movement.
Some scientists of the period who investigated spiritualism also became converts. However, the religion and its beliefs continue in spite of this, with physical mediumship and seances falling out of practice and platform mediumship coming to the fore. In the late 1920s and early 1930s there were around one quarter of a million practising Spiritualists and some two thousand Spiritualist societies in the UK in addition to flourishing microcultures of platform mediumship and ‘home circles’. Spiritualism continues to be practiced, primarily through various denominational spiritualist churches in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. In the United Kingdom, over 340 spiritualist churches and centres open their doors to the public and free demonstrations of mediumship are regularly performed. They are very noisy and appear to have great power. A spirit who uses a medium to manipulate psychic “energy” or “energy systems.
In old-line Spiritualism, a portion of the services, generally toward the end, is given over to demonstrations of mediumship through contact with the spirits of the dead. A typical example of this way of describing a mediumistic church service is found in the 1958 autobiography of C. Services are held each afternoon, consisting of hymns, a lecture on philosophy, and demonstrations of mediumship. We affirm that the precepts of Prophecy and Healing are Divine attributes proven through Mediumship. When a medium is doing a “reading” for a particular person, that person is known as the “sitter”. Trance mediumship” is often seen as a form of mental mediumship. The spirit or spirits using the medium’s mind influences the mind with the thoughts being conveyed.
At the same time, one has awareness of the thoughts coming through and may even influence the message with one’s own bias. Trance phenomena result from the behavior of intense focusing of attention, which is the key psychological mechanism of trance induction. Adaptive responses, including institutionalized forms of trance, are ‘tuned’ into neural networks in the brain. In the 1860s and 1870s, trance mediums were very popular. Spiritualism generally attracted female adherents, many who had strong interests in social justice.