Channeling is the practice of professedly entering a meditative or trancelike state in order to convey messages from a spiritual guide.
Mediumship is the capacity, function, or profession of a spiritualist medium, who is a person able to hear and see beings in states or dimensions other than Earth Life. A medium is said to have psychic abilities to see and hear past and future information, read people’s minds, and channel Inner Plane teachers. Mediums claim to visit and talk with dead humans.
Every professional medium and psychic that Elie has met, has been trained by different people, relatives, or teachers in a school or church. And they all have different methods of achieving the states of consciousness and getting to the material. And they have belief in different religions and occult philosophies. We all mention Spirit Guides, Ancestors, Teachers, etc. as beings we communicate with on the other side or in a different dimension, or beyond the gates of death. There are folk methods, cultural methods, family traditions, spiritualist churches, backroom seances, and Las Vegas Shows; all showing a different style of mediumship and channeling.
In this class, we will cover the methods taught by occultists and Rosicrucian adepts, using the teachings of Walter Ernest Butler and Dion Fortune. They use an esoteric Christian philosophy and a Qabalistic methodology. We move our consciousness around the Tree of Life and use catchphrases, prompts to the subconscious, and Hermetic Teachers, Anubis and Hermes Trismegistus as our Psychopomps.