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What's Physical Mediumship?

Updated: Nov 16, 2022

Two girls started a movement in Rochester New York, more importantly started the great conversation with spirit. The Fox sisters lived and were raised in Rochester, New York and were able to question and work with spirit with a series of raps and knocks. Physical mediumship is defined as manipulation of energies and energy systems by spirits. This type of mediumship is involved perceptible manifestations, such as loud raps and noises, voices, materialized objects, apports, materialized spirit bodies, or body parts such as hands, legs, and feet. The medium is used as a source of power for such spirit manifestations.

Most physical mediumship is presented in a darkened or dimly lit room. Most physical mediums make use of a traditional array of tools and apparatus's, including spirit trumpets, spirit cabinets, and levitation tables while utilizing ectoplasm and protoplasm, due to the light sensitivity of ectoplasm.


In spiritualism, ectoplasm is said to be formed by physical mediums when in a trance state. This material is excreted as a gauze-like substance from orifices on the medium's body and spiritual entities are said to drape this substance over their nonphysical body, enabling them to interact in the physical and real universe. Some accounts claim that ectoplasm begins clear and almost invisible, but darkens and becomes visible, as the psychic energy becomes stronger. In extreme cases ectoplasm will develop a strong odor. According to some mediums, the ectoplasm cannot occur in light conditions as the ectoplasmic substance would disintegrate

Direct voice

Direct voice communication is the claim that spirits speak independently of the medium, who facilitates the phenomenon rather than produces it. The role of the medium is to make the connection between the physical and spirit worlds. Trumpets are often utilized to amplify the signal and directed voice mediums are sometimes known as "trumpet mediums". This form of mediumship also permits the medium to participate in the discourse during séances, since the medium's voice is not required by the spirit to communicate. Spirit will form a "pseudo voice box" from ectoplasm within the trumpet and will communicate through the trumpet, answering questions or giving messages during a seance.


The medium is a conduit, for spirit communication in a trans state or non-trans state relaying messages in discourses of guidance or teachings, from a certain entity or as a collective consciousness, the medium allows it to enter their body in these trans states of mind. Example Edgar Cayce the "sleeping prophet" who in trans was able to communicate various healing herbs fand modalities for illnesses and able to foresee into the future. Today there are many channelers who allow spirit to communicate through them as collective consciousness, Archangels, guides and ascended masters.


Gift from spirit utilizing ectoplasm to bring forth a gift from the other side, sitters have been gifted with jewelry, stones, crystals and more. Some even venture to say that the Ten Commandments and mana from heaven would be the first true apportation that have been documented, also Jesus with loaves and fishes.

There are tons that we don't know about the spirit world, that very same world that is just out of reach offers love support and proof positive there is life after death.

The Healing Brew is a metaphysical Tea Shop located in Akron Ohio, we embrace the world of spirit offering tea readings, classes and events on varying topics and insight into the world of the paranormal and the occult. for more information on physical mediumship or to experience a seance contact the shop at 234-678-0380. Mychael Shane does offer Quarterly events to those who are open to the world of spirit

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