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How do Mediums Work


How do mediums work?

Here we will discuss the methods which mediums use to allegedly convey messages of the dead to people who they have left behind. If you want to discover the truth behind mediumship, or even are looking to become a medium yourself, this is the place for you.

The article will be split into two parts. One for ‘genuine mediums’ and how they describe using psychic abilities to communicate with the Other Side, and the other for techniques people use to appear psychic when they have no psychic abilities at all. It is recommended you read both to fully understand the mindset of a medium.

How do mediums work – ‘Genuine’ Mediums

If they truly are able to talk to the dead then how do mediums work exactly? Most mediums such as David Thompson, describe feeling energy and vibrations around a room as the spirits are trying to communicate with someone.

Mediums like John Edward, say that everyone can receive messages from their passed relatives, but they just don’t listen hard enough. Read more about John Edward in Famous Mediums.

These ‘genuine’ mediums will offer private readings or do readings in groups. They will offer small details such as the initial of their first name, or the color of their hair to see if the person being read can recognise and ‘validate’ them. They will continue searching for ‘hits’ and try to develop a clear understanding of who is communicating with them and what their message is.

Usually, the message is something simple, such as telling the person to not worry about a feud over money or about passing away on bad terms with that person. The person being read is hopefully comforted by the message and can move on with their lives with less guilt or resent.

How do mediums work – ‘Fake’ or ‘pretend’ mediums

Some individuals will claim to have psychic powers, when in reality, they are no more psychic than you or me. They will employ techniques that they have developed over years of practice to seem to the people they’re reading as genuine psychics who are speaking with their passed relatives or friends.

So if you’re going to fake it, how do mediums work out details about people without knowing them? One technique is called “cold reading”. Cold reading is simply throwing out pieces of information to the group or individual being read and pursuing hits. For example, the medium might say “I’m getting the letter J, does that mean anything to you?”. The listener would ideally say yes they lost someone, or their name, or some other relevant person’s name starts with a J.

Another technique is simply using clever questioning or ‘linguistic’ skills. By wording their comments carefully, either a positive or negative answer can sound like a hit. Say a medium says “Now, you haven’t lost your parents already, have you?”. To which the listener could say “Yes, I have” (Wow how did he know?) or “No, I haven’t lost them yet” (Wow, how could he tell?). Both answers sound like the medium knew something without them actually making a solid statement.

Decide for yourself which method is being used in “Are mediums real” and “Are psychic real“. Which is the true method? Comment below to let your opinion be known. Maybe both are being used, some are real and some are fake.

Investigate for yourself, get a reading and listen very carefully to the comments and questions the medium makes. Don’t be afraid to tell them you think they’re wrong. Come back with the results and share your experiences.

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7 Responses to How do Mediums Work

  1. Charlie Olson

    Please explain to me about vibrations. I think that I can feel my wife tickling my hair, face and shoulders in an
    Attempt to let me know she is with me. Are these her
    Vibrations that I feel ? What are the different kinds of vibrations?
    Thank you,
    Charlie O
    ,

  2. bronya

    The only fantastic reading Ive had was by Romany Star clairvoyancy, through her facebook page. She was brilliant but I visited Colin Fry and was very disappointed! I loved her name so much I even use it as my spare email address.

  3. Mel

    I agree with John Edward – I think everybody has the ability, they are born with it. It’s just the majority don’t know how to access their abilities, and they may weaken over time.

  4. Anonymous

    The military spent much money trying to militarise mediums and psychics. Not only did they fail (and waste taxpayer money), they also found a remarkable number of ‘fake’ mediums in the process. The number wasn’t disclosed, but the test was a failure!
    And that’s just the us military. I’m not so sure they are the only ones to have ever tried…and to have failed.

  5. David

    Its all cods-wallop, there is no evidence to support it in ANY way, “mediums” will use very very vague statements in order to gain other information that they can use to make it looks like they actually know when in reality, they know nothing. My mother in law is supposed to be a “medium”, Its in the family, but EVERYTHING she says as a “message” is so vague that 90% of the population could relate to it. The only thing that has ever been described in detail was that we would move into a red-bricked semi-detatched house with a lane on the side and a square living room, but still nothing… The problem is, my girlfriend believes all this nonsense where as I believe in facts and evidence… if there is no evidence, how can it be true?

  6. Bobbi Jones

    I went out of curiosity (I heard she was the genuine thing) and to check and see if I had any messages to pick up from the ‘other side.’

    In fact, I don’t think she was genuine and I figured out how they do it. The trick is to keep your trap shut.

    They start sentences…”I sense someone…a lady…from the maternal side of your family…” waiting for me to interject and say, “Oh my aunt!” or “my grandmother” but when I say nothing she becomes unstuck and hazards a guess, in this instance, my aunt.

    My favourite aunt did die recently so I thought, oh maybe it’s her! Let’s continue:

    So I say….”That must be my aunt.” She described my aunt to me as someone who did not seem like my aunt to me. Snappy dresser she said. What?! My aunt lived in the mountains, had six children and dressed more like Ma Walton or Annie Oakley. I said nothing though. Then the medium said my aunt’s hair was neat and stylish. ha ha! NO Way! Her hair was always stuck on her head with strands falling down. The medium said my aunt felt she died young and would like to have lived longer. I do not consider in your 80′s particularly young to depart Earth and said my aunt should be more grateful to her creator. Let’s continue:

    She said “your mother….she is dead?” (I’m 60 so it is quite likely isn’t it?) I said, “No, she’s very much alive I think.” The Medium says “Oh, that’s good!” I reply, “Perhaps for her but not particularly for me..” I explained my mother was not much older than I was and therefore not on the cusp of death most likely. Then the medium picks up on some disharmony with my mother…. ‘You were raised by your grandmother..” I reply, “Unfortunately not. I was in the company of my mother until I left home at 17.”

    Things were certainly going downhill. “your father …… (no reply from me) is dead?” “If so,” I said, “Someone needs to tell him.”

    And that’s how it went. I think the Medium, if she was one, was quite upset at how it all went. Or did not go. Maybe it is just that no-one who died wants to speak to me but I did not feel she was authentic.

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