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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Readings with a Medium: Phone vs. In-Person

It is important to note that a medium does not need to be in your city, state, or country in order for you to receive a good reading.  Phone readings can actually be better than in-person readings for several reasons:

You can be sure the information the medium is reporting does not come from what she can glean from seeing you.

The mediumship process seems to be a 'right-brained' or intuitive activity and if she can see you, her 'left brain' or analytical side may get in the way by trying to make assessments about you from your appearance, age, etc.  This is one reason why authentic mediums may close their eyes during in-person readings.

Any visible expressions of grief you may exhibit will not distract her.  If the medium you are seeing is an empathetic one (and that is not a given), the pain you are demonstrating can divert her attention.

She can perform readings in an environment that is comfortable for her and, thus, conducive to her process.  With phone readings, the medium is not required to, say, vacuum, put on her shoes, or prepare for a guest in other ways.

On the phone, a medium can just concentrate on receiving the communication from your discarnate who will be able to find her either way.

[From: Beischel, J. (2013). Meaningful messages: Making the most of your mediumship reading.]

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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Why are most mediums female?

I am often asked why I think most modern mental mediums are female. On our research team, 90% of the mediums are female.

I can only conjecture about this gender discrepancy, but it might have something to do with the evolution-based predisposition female brains have for communication skills.

Alternatively---or additionally and probably more likely---it might simply be a social issue: it is more socially acceptable to be a medium if you are female. Just like men are not necessarily better scientists but it has just been more acceptable historically and socially for men to pursue science, women are not necessarily better mediums but it has just been more socially acceptable for women to practice mediumship. Historically, women with scientific proclivities and men with mediumistic abilities were often told by society to focus their energies elsewhere so those occupations have been dominated by those genders. However, I know there's nothing about science that necessitates an Adam's apple (because I don't have one and I rock at it) and I don't think there's anything about mediumship that necessitates two X chromosomes (because the other 10% on our team are equally as capable as the ladies).

Again, this is all pure speculation and only research will be able to sort it out.