HOW TO INTERPRET THE TALKS
I have presented the talks on an "as-is" basis, just
as they were recorded. My own comments are only on the Mediums' page. There are
a few obvious questions, which need answering:
This in ascending order of difficulty. So lets take
the questions one by one:
1. Do the talks
genuinely originate from outside the medium?
Since I knew Valerie's husband Guy
he assured me, that his wife was not faking the whole thing, at least I
can say, that in her case she was convinced, that the spirits were
external to her, and the talks were not given by her subconscious or
superconscious mind in the guise of spirits. But there is no way of knowing for sure.
That genuine spirit communication does take place can be
proven, if the spirit gives information, that was previously unknown to the
medium and any guests, and then can later be independently verified. Such
cases have been well documented, probably the best known involve Emanuel
Swedenborg. Closed minded sceptics have however put up theories, that the medium
itself was searching the world for this information via astral travel, and
then presented it to the spectators as a message from spirit. Even more
fantastic is the assumption, that this process could have been controlled
subconsciously, with the medium thinking, that genuine spirit contact had taken place.
2. Are the spirits, who
they claim to be?
Well, who knows? As they themselves state,
names do not mean much in the spiritual world, and can be assumed as the
entity wishes. When they talk about their lives on earth, not often one has
the opportunity to cross-check their names with history. One possible
exception is Valija, Guy's and Valerie's sister in law. However the situation,
she found herself in shortly before her death, is unfortunately all too
common. Guy also missed a golden opportunity by not using Latvian - a language
that of all people present in the group only he and Valija could speak
- to communicate with his late sister in law. Still, even if one can
verify, that the person, the spirit claims to be, had lived during the stated
time on earth, it is not sure, that the spirit really was that
person. Sometimes however the claims of channelled spirits can be proven false
- see for instance: How to
distinguish spiritual trash from spiritual treasure.
3. Do they speak the
The age old question: "What is truth?" comes
to mind. It certainly seems, that they speak "personal truth", matters,
that they themselves have accepted as truth. And they state, that nothing in
the spiritual world is "one way only". It stands to reason, that these
accepted "personal truths" will depend on the spiritual development of
the spirit talking. Just like with people "in the flesh" there probably
would be those, that have very little understanding, but still think,
that they "know it all", and simply show off. In case the spirits talk about
historical events, some of their claims can be checked. From what I
have read, I suspect that not all of the spirits have been 100% truthful
all of the time. It also begs the question, where the spirits derive
the historical information from. Surely not all spirits know everything
about all historical events!
4. Are their
statements corroborated by other Trance Mediums' spirits?
The answer is: Partly, but not 100%. If you
are an experienced web surfer, you surely have found several other sites
like this one here. There are also a few books about Trance Mediums and the
messages of their spirits. If you compare the messages, you get the
- Do the talks genuinely
originate from outside the medium?
- Are the spirits, who
they claim to be?
- Do they speak the truth?
- Are their statements
corroborated by other Trance Mediums' spirits?
- The messages from one medium's spirits are
generally - but not always - congruous.
- The messages from different mediums' spirits
are slightly different.
- Strikingly similar are the descriptions of
activities in the spiritual world, the way to "redemption", and the non-judgemental
nature of God.
- Differences are generally related to
religious doctrines, like reincarnation, the existence of angels and demons of
non-human(oid) origin, animal spirits and Devas, the possibility or impossibility of
eventually attaining union with God, and the nature of "hell".
Channelled spirits will tell
you, what they know. Well meaning spirits will not try to deceive you, but they may be
unaware of lots of facts or may even be misinformed themselves. Different
groups of spirits will be aware of different facts. A particular medium is in
touch with a particular group of spirits - that's why there is no 100%
sameness of the transmitted information between mediums. Thus, if you
look for absolute truth, you probably are asking too much. It is possible,
that there is no such thing, and you must be content with personal truth,
that is yours only. Each person's truth will be
dependent on the level of their current spiritual development. So
please examine the talks, and take aboard, what sounds right for YOU at this
moment in time. If in doubt about the appropriateness of any suggestion made
by a spirit use Immanuel
Kant's "Categorical Imperative" as
your ethical guideline.
An example of
"personal truth" are the so called "stigmata" - the "wounds of Christ", that appear on some
people's palms and feet for some religious occasions. The latest documented such
case was shown on Prime TV on the 24th of August 1999 ("Signs From God"). It is
well known now, that in order to be crucified a victim has to be nailed
to the cross at the WRISTS and not at the PALMS, lest
the soft tissue in the latter break under the strain of the body, whilst it
is at the cross. But stigmata appear on the PALMS of the
affected. Why? Simply because they have accepted the "fact", that Jesus' palms
were used to fix Him to the cross as
their personal truth!
Under hypnosis or
autohypnosis many such "personal truths" can be accepted, opening the potential for
healing addictions and even severe illnesses, but also enabling negative
thoughts to take hold - like a shaman "pointing the bone" to kill a suggestible
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