I’m referring here to the mediums who go around concert halls giving readings to packed houses, and who may also do a few private readings. Some have been featured on TV programs, in Britain with the legal requirement to describe these shows as ‘for entertainment only’.
Hard-line debunkers, describing themselves as ‘skeptics’, say there is no such thing as an afterlife, and that all these mediums are doing ‘cold reading’, or resort to some sort of trickery such as plants in the audience, or somehow research their subject beforehand.
Of course there are good and bad mediums, as in all professions, but most at the top of their profession are extremely accurate and their knowledge cannot be dismissed as ‘cold reading’. Only mediums who give very general readings could be accused of this, or who say things which are quite obvious. For instance, it is a good bet that anyone elderly will have a father, mother, father-in-law or mother-in-law in Spirit, and the fall-back if all these fail is to say ‘well it’s a mother vibration’ or a ‘father vibration’ and say it must be a grandmother or grandfather.
This is all bad mediumship, as is the constant recital of common names like John or Mary which everyone must identify with, or to just say ‘A name beginning with J’.
On the other hand, there are some excellent mediums who are so accurate much of the time it could not possibly be ‘cold reading’. Mediums like Colin Fry, Tony Stockwell and Sally Morgan.
There are few mediums, past and present, who have not been accused of fraud at some time. Many have been investigated by scientists in the past and found to have real powers. It is true that some physical mediums (those who work with materializations, Direct Voice and ectoplasm or some other form of Spirit energy) have resorted to trickery when their powers fail them. One particular physical medium in the past said to investigators to watch her carefully or she would cheat. Both Colin Fry (when he worked as ‘Lincoln’) and Sally Morgan have been accused of cheating. Colin has given an explanation of what happened in an early display of physical mediumship, blaming the deception on a mischievous spirit while he was in a deep trance. Sally Morgan’s accusers had a story which just didn’t stand up, that she was fed information through headphones. First of all, no medium would do this and risk the message through the headphones being overheard by the audience, and secondly it doesn’t explain how the person supposedly relaying this information would have got it in the first place.
If it were possible to research people in the audience before a show with hundreds of thousands in the audience, then the medium would memorize the facts, not have them relayed over headphones. In most cases the accurate information given could not possibly be researched beforehand.
The possibility of ‘plants’ in the audience is also a non-starter. These people would have to be paid to do this deception, and there would have to be a lot of them. It is perfectly obvious they could get a lot more money by selling their story of this deception to the Press than by continually going to psychic shows and getting money in dribs and drabs as ‘plants’.
The fact is there are many very accurate real afterlife communications which come from great mental mediums. This is the term used for those who relay messages from the dead using clairaudience, clairvoyance or clairsensitivity rather than physical mediums who usually work in the dark and using ectoplasm and other Spirit energy are able to manifest voices and complete or partial materializations of the departed.
There is obviously more scope for trickery in any form of mediumship which takes place in the dark, but these too have been thoroughly investigated by some fo the most famous scientists like Sir William Crookes and others, including the lengthy Scole experiments of the 1990s which produced remarkable physical phenomena, testified as genuine by many scientists and even a magician who investigated them and said no trickery could possibly have been involved.
I personally received a very accurate message from Colin Fry in a packed Fairfield Hall in Croydon some years ago. He gave my grandmother’s first name, that she was in good health and of advanced age till an accident accelerated the aging process and she passed to Spirit, then went on to describe how my mother’s kitchen had been badly renovated with cheap materials, and how I had stood a hot pan on the working surface and damaged it. He then went on to say that the damage had been covered up with something and that it was on the left as you entered the kitchen. I defy anyone to say this detailed information could have been ‘cold reading’, and as none of it had been written down at the time, it could not have been researched beforehand.
The afterlife is real, and there is communication with Spirits in the afterlife dimensions. Get over it! Quite apart from all forms of mediumship, NDEs (Near Death Experiences) are conclusive evidence that we survive death, especially when so many accurately describe everything that went on around them while clinically dead.
A real skeptic is one who keeps an open mind, and distinguises fraudsters from the real thing. Those who debunk all evidence of the afterlife by being very selective with the evidence are not skeptics at all, they are hard-nosed debunkers who ignore or dismiss all evidence which doesn’t support their materialist views.
As some of you have been made aware I channel directly through Andrew Russell-Davis and have done so since September 7th 1997 so the day after my funeral in London. All this and more explained in greater detail on my personal website http://www.dianaspeaks.info for those of you interested.
Now of course a contoversial issue so not something I’d be personally daunted by, it has not received anything like the attention it merits, indeed ought to have done and with good reason of course; certain influential factions would have much preferred that she who vowed she wouldn’t in life, went quietly!
No chance of that happening I’m afraid as I stand to be remembered in ways the late HM. The Queen Mother and H.R.H. Princess Margaret are conversely not as others will likewise be more or less forgotten in the passage of time. Never the less at the moment as I say my work continuing has been stunted although I can see constructively I add that Harry is definitely doing his bit to see that it is not forgotten, something I am so personally grateful for him doing naturally but given the opportunity I can be so influential again and so why is this not happening .. because as I say negative forces are at the moment successfully blocking me.
Andrew posed me this question and answered to followers of my personal site, it is one I wish to share openly with everyone as it affects everyone at one level or another …
Thank you for listening to me.
“Hello again,May 12th, 2013 at 4:30 am
Andrew has just posed a valid question .. Why if it is a battle between light and dark is the darkness overpowering the light and albeit seemingly anyway winning the fight?
I have told him the more powerful energy in the world currently, the prevalent one is actually the darkness and in some places seen more clearly than others. Germany has had its darkest pages in World War 2 with the Holocaust and Nazi Regime which was at the time all powerful. Tonight there was a Eurovision Song Contest documentary and three times the German entries into the contest including a winning song were insulted by who? The English presenters so the English or even dare I say British are a very prejudice and judgemental people! Andrew experienced no such prejudice living in Bavaria! So with just this attitude expressed nationwide via the Media, it clearly seen what energy is very apparent in the United Kingdom! As I am sure many viewers agreed with the presenters points of view without question! It is little wonder therefore Andrew resents and feels alien amongst a people, a populace so negative, backward and bias in their thinking is it? Such a mentality would not be expected to believe in miracles and especially positive ones would they but alternatively be all too willing to disbelieve in them, criticise and insult anyone directly involved in them happening. It is little wonder he will not be living in the U.K. therefore when the work begins and his adopted homeland is in fact Germany just to add fuel to the fire.
So with the darkness being so powerful it is not the time for the light to fully shine, it is not as if the darkness needs illuminating as I say examples of it are being openly expressed and advertised everywhere at this time but at the right time the light will be all encompassing when man realises the meaning of self – destruct and wakes up to the reality of his contributing to his own demise! I would imagine something pretty dramatic has to happen to make him realise his complicity in destroying his own world and quite what this might be I shudder to think but it would necessitate being something to shock him to the core in order to see him begin to think and operate in a more positive and humanitarian fashion and then welcome others who powerfully and constructively can assist in his salvation!”
With love from,