posted on Oct, 2 2009 @ 06:38 PM
I grew up in a spiritualist household (which means that we lived a very normal family life, except Mother was a spiritualist. Oh, and weird stuff
would occasionally show up/happen only to be considered 'normal'....I know. We weren't all dragged of to church every week and and all that). I've
seen a lot.
I've also seen a lot of very, very bad 'mediums.' Maybe some just try too hard, maybe some of them just have no gift at all but like being the
center of attention.
I've seen them address a hundred people over 70 years old and ask, "Does anyone on the right recognize the name 'George'?" [or any other
old-fashioned name like Alice/Albert/Eunice/Florence/Charlie etc.] Chances are, if you are over 70 you knew a million Georges. Most of the people who
were your peers/family are already dead. So yes, someone always recognizes the name as someone who has 'passed.'
"Did he always wear a hat?" Well, until the mid 60's most people wore a hat of some description.
"He liked music, right?" Well, there's a stretch...
And so on and so forth. That kind of thing. Makes me very mad to see this kind of crap.
On the other hand, I've seen them zero in on a person and describe to the finest detail an artifact/moment in time/person/personal trait etc. without
any hesitation. I've even seen people sitting around the 'victim' trying their hardest to shoehorn the story into something that makes it relevant
to their own lives - only to have the medium tell them to 'bog off, it's for her, not you.'
Some of the mediums out there are phenomenal. Most - not all, but a vast majority of these - would not dream of performing their services for a fee.
I'm always very wary of those who do charge for their services, or the 'celebrity mediums.' They just don't sit right with me; in the same way
that the Evangelists in $5000 suits cry and ask for money....
The problem with mediums is that if there is a signal coming through, their ego (albeit quite unintentionally and/or subconsciously) gets in the way
and interferes with the signal. Try to put yourself in the shoes of the person on the other side! You are trying to get a message to your loved one,
and this medium keeps harping on about shoes or haircuts or similar minutiae. Must be very frustrating.
I've seen deep trance mediums. I've seen ectoplasm. I've seen spirit lights.
If seeing is believing........
I've seen/heard/experienced too much to dismiss it as delusional.
I once watched 'someone' walk right through my Mother's living room. Clear as day, just like a real person. She saw the same thing and our eyes
followed in unison (you just know it's not a living person). A friend in the same room, who didn't see, it was quite alarmed at our reaction...
That's the kind of 'seen' I'm talking about. Not just the shadows moving out of the corner of your eye 'seen'.
Honestly, "Prove it" is just completely ignorant, childish, and stupid. FFS.
On the other end of the spectrum, I also believe that if someone has passed, what makes you think they want to be contacted? Imagine taking a lovely
long nap and being woken up every five minutes by people wanting to know if you're there...That would be very frustrating.
Food for thought: The Catholic Church, not usually renowned for their progressive thinking and embracing of alternate thinking, began studies in the
early 70s into Electronic Voice Phenomena. They recently announced that it was no longer a sin to, "talk to the dead."
Two hundred year ago they would have burned people at the stake for the same thing, right? Why the sudden change in their thinking. What do they know?
Has something made them change their mind about this?