Mediums: Hoaxers, charlatans or the real thing? Discussion Forum: General Paranormal Discussions: Mediums: Hoaxers, charlatans or the real thing?
By DTNP on Wednesday, July 28, 1999 - 07:46 pm:

Are mediums conduits for the dead to make contact with the living? Can anyone be a medium? Stories abound of those who claim to have contacted the dearly departed. Skeptics need verifiable proof
preferrably through scientific method. The true
believers, well...

By Chris on Wednesday, December 20, 2000 - 02:57 am:

Like I said many times, I really want to believe. I have a dieing mother who is dieing of emphysema, and a dad who is already dead 25 years now. I just met my sister that I never knew I had in 1996, and she's a medium. I guess she's pretty good she has a large following, but I have yet to get a reading she's nervous because I'm her sister. She has no Idea how interested I really am. It would be nice to know that my mother is not just winking out, if I thought I could possibly visit her after she passes over it would make letting go so much easier. Guess I'll have to find out for myself if there really is such a thing as a medium. I'll pin my sister down for a reading and let you know for sure. I'm a real sceptic it has to be proved to me without a doubt. It's hard to listen to others stories without seeing for yourself. But like I said a lot of times before, I have a need to know. It will surly take a lot more than just generalizing the information she gets. I need details that knowone else would know about my dead loved one except for me. John Edwards seems to hit it on the nail for his studio members if it's not a set up. Chris.

By Kenobe on Thursday, April 19, 2001 - 03:46 pm:

I used to use mediums.Now I find I like larges better.

By Anonymous on Tuesday, July 3, 2001 - 10:18 pm:

chris- it is very possible for a departed loved one to communicate with you, chances are that your father has already tried. i understand that you need to know for sure for yourself ,but from my expeirience i can tell you without a bit of dought that , they are willing and ready to communicate. in this case you might wish to have your sister make contact for you and relay messages,but if you are going to do that you must not close your mind to the idea of it being real altogether. in order for a sucsessful session you must try to keep an open mind, that way the spirit is more willing to communicate. hope all goes well
love and light.

By CrisYouSasyMedic on Monday, July 23, 2001 - 02:54 am:

Love and Light, this is Chris and I will take your advice and let my sister read me. After all she really knows nothing about me as far as my dead relatives. So it aught to be interesting. And maybe my mind to tooooo open, tooo much of a want may hinder it. Have you experienced it?????

By Scot on Tuesday, February 5, 2002 - 03:47 pm:

Cris, talk to your mother before she crosses. Ask her to come back to you and let you know she is okay after she dies. From my own experience, you cannot be emotionally overloaded if you want it to work. Dont try alcohol to clear your mind. It doesnt work. It just stops the contact from happening. Sitting quietly in a safe comfortable room and letting your mind wander, like when you are trying to go to sleep, DOES work. (ask your sister) ALso, I would love to hear HER opinion on use of canibus to induce the detached, receptive state of mind....... any chance you would ask her?
One last thing, where is your sister located? If she is for real, I would love to ask her how she feels about some other things, for instance, if psychic abilities run in familys and if she or other mediums are able to ....feel(?) ability in others.

By Wendianne on Friday, February 15, 2002 - 01:46 pm:

I'm with you Chris, in both the balance that I want to believe, I want to be skeptical-- and I have a family member that is a medium (in this case my own mom). It's hard to tell if anyone is a true medium.
You can document any physical changes around her, ask her if you can set up a camera with heat vision (you can rent them from security companies CHEAP!) and video tape her in action. You can also use an EMF meter to see if there are any spikes or dips in her magnetic field. If your sister is anything like my mom, she'll be curious about the results too. (Mom wondered if her mediumship was a mental illness or the "real thing", the results seem to assure her that its real and she's not crazy.)

By on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 01:01 pm:

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By on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 01:18 pm:

Hello, this is my first contribution to an on -line forum ever. As a writer of supernatural stories, I am aware both of apparently supernatural occurances and things that a sceptic would point to with regard to wether the dead can really be contacted by mediums. History is a study involving intrpretation-where you place the emphasis within a larger store of facts. Science is uncompromising in its demands for proof. I would say that it would be easier to argue historically that the dead can be contacted by mediums than to argue this scientifically. However, humans can be artistic and have a great capacity for this-but artistic people are not like scientists. I hope that dead spirits can communicate with mediums, but who is to say if they can for certain?
With regard to the issue of whether anyone can be a medium- I say that some people are more scientifically minded but others are more artistically minded-that talents vary-including that of mediumship.

By Deborah Anna Espino on Monday, March 25, 2002 - 05:38 pm:

What a wonderful accident to come across this forum.
I am a psychic medium myself and sometimes in switch over to semi trance mediumship when the spirit is strong enough.
Hi Chris !This is for you. My brother was also skeptical of my abilities (there"s a big age difference between us )
I wasn't sure if I could read for him or not since it was the same family members that we hoped to contact.I was concerned that I would not be able to be objective enough since I already knew too much about the parties concerned.
But much to our amazement my grandmother found a way to come thru for him with information that only he and she knew and so we where still able to validate the contact .
We where so happy that we could still find something validating even in such a close related session.
And it saved him the cost of going to an outsider.

Not to mention that I also read for my sister whoms husband I had only met once and he came thru great.I certainly knew alot more about him when that session ended and so did she.And she's a very skeptical person.
I think your sister can read for you especially since you weren't really raised together .Show her this note to convience her and to help erase her doubts.
I assure you and her that Spirit always finds away.It has been proven to me many times.
In Love & Truth,
Deborah Anna

By Anonymous on Tuesday, March 26, 2002 - 07:43 am:

There you have it. Deborah finally should have a sense of validation.

By Anonymous on Tuesday, March 26, 2002 - 08:24 pm:

What do you think of John Edward, James van Praagh, Rosemary Altea and George Anderson? There are multitudes of others but these are the most well-known. Why aren't main-stream scientists willing to touch this subject or anything paranormal for that matter? Is it too nebulous,enigmatic,phoney or just not enough verifiable evidence to justify research.

By Deborah Anna on Thursday, March 28, 2002 - 08:31 pm:

I think John Edward is for real.I watch him often.
And I noticed he uses similar methods to mine.That he recieves in the same way.And I'd love to met him someday in person.I'm one of his biggest fans.
Deborah Anna

By Deborah Anna on Thursday, March 28, 2002 - 08:33 pm:

Oh ! forgot to mention .John is cooperating with a University that is studing him.
Deborah Anna

By 2_much_time on Sunday, March 31, 2002 - 11:43 pm:

I've seen John Edward. I don't think he is a bad person. I do however have doubts in his abilities.

I do believe in the paranormal, but I do not think I posess any strong "psycic" abilities. I can however convince people that I do. I don't do this to disprove the paranormal. On the contrary. I do this to show people that they must take heed. There are people in the world who like to take advantage of those who are distressed. If you believe or WANT to believe in something bad enough, it will seem to be proven to you. You must

Anyway, John uses the same techniques I use. I think John actually believes in what he is doing. However, I don't think he truly has the ability to talk to someones dead husband. I dont believe in ghosts in the traditional sense so I could be allowing that to bias my opinion even though I try not to.

That is just my appraisal of the situation. I do NOT in any way believe that my views are absolute and I would like to hear why others my believe he is legit.

By Deborah Anna on Friday, April 5, 2002 - 06:45 pm:

well I don't completly agree with you on that.Although I do understand part of what you are saying.
Now when he uses to many generalities and doesn't get personal enough with the readings it could look like he's using info that would fit all most anyone.But when he gets specfic and personal he mentions things that no one else could know and that are not ordinarary sitituations.
That is when he gives his best evidence.
Like when he says I have your father here and he died of Liver diease and mentiond specific details as not passing right away and periods of semi-concouis.
We it gets pretty hard to believe then that just genarlities are being thrown out.

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By Tastywetrose on Sunday, June 29, 2003 - 10:09 pm:

Hey there! Here is an opinion from Tasmania Australia..... I have seen John Edward both on t.v. and on stage, and you only have to watch the legitimate shocked responses from the families of those he reads to tell that he has said several important things for them, that seem trivial to people like you or I. On the subjects of mediums, I truly believe people have the ability to communicate to the dead, ALTHOUGH there are many people that claim to talk to the dead, and DON'T purely for financial gain. I also believe that EVERYONE has the ability to be psychic, some are naturally born gifted, while others (like me) have to learn how to tune into it. When I first learnt this concept 15 years ago I didn't quite believe it myself, but after many years of trying, heaps of impatience and a few good teachers not to mention heaps of cool little experiences I am finding a pretty good level of sucess. During all this I also come to find that I had medium gifts too, relatives that have passed have actually given me information I didn't know for other family members, this is jaw dropping when you experience it yourself! The point I wanted to make was the only way to become psychic is to know yourself first, learn to meditate and belive in yourself and all else will follow.
With love and light...Tastywetrose

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