Mediumship – deep trance
What does 'mediumship' mean? And wherein lies the special ability of a medium?
To enter into a perceptible connection with the spiritual world, a human being with a special mediumistic ability is required.
Every human being is mediumistic to a certain degree. Everyone has probably had the experience of predicting an event, or of coming to a sudden insight without it occurring to them in the usual way. However, only a few human beings have mediumistic gifts to the extent that they are able to act as an intermediary between this world and the world beyond.
For the transmission of truth, the most important form of mediumship is deep trance. It describes the state in which the medium’s own spirit has completely left the body. In its place another spiritual being enters the body of the medium and communicates through it. During this, the medium’s own spirit is connected to the body solely through the so-called ‘silver cord’ (Ecc. 12:6), the thread of life. At the end of the communication, the medium’s own spirit returns to its body. After awakening, the medium knows nothing of what the other spiritual being spoke through their body.
There are numerous proofs of mediumistic communication in the Bible. We find two beautiful examples in the Acts of the Apostles: the events of Pentecost and the speeches of Stephen (Acts 2 and 6–7).
A deep-trance medium from the recent past in service to the divine world was Beatrice Brunner (1910-1983).