Friday, April 15, 2011

Physical Mediumship information

I'm currently much enjoying the autobiography,  An Extraordinary Journey: The Memoirs of a Physical Medium, about Stewart Alexander, who I believe has recently retired from many years of an ongoing circle that sat for physical mediumship phenomena. His life story contains accounts of many experiences, invaluable for documenting other physical mediums he had worked with who have been largely forgotten. (See also, Experiences of Trance, Physical Mediumship and Associated Phenomena with the Stewart Alexander Circle Parts 1 and 2, by Katie Halliewell.) One of the largely forgotten mediums the author speaks fondly of is Hunter Selkirk, born in 1900 in the coal mining district of the English County Durham. There was a book written about him, "Listen, My Son" published by the Craghead Village Spiritualist Church, apparently still in print, but which I've not been able to find; however there is some information about him on the internet that is fascinating to read.

Physical mediumship, which was once quite prominent in the early-mid 20th century, had mostly disappeared by the end of the century, but appears to be having a resurgence around the world, notably David Thompson and the Circle of the Silver Cord,  and Kai Mugge's Felix Experiment Group, and the Yellow Cloud Circle of Eternal Illumination, for excellent modern examples. The Scole Group, although unfortunately discontinued, is legendary as well.

I am also privileged to be in close contact with one of the five known physical mediumship circles in the U.S., which has sat privately for some years, and is known for the many hundreds of apports gifted to them by spirit. The facilitator of the group recently showed me these astounding objects, which includes hundreds of old coins and significant documents from other countries, as well as a fine collection of little cars and trucks brought by one of their team's spirits, a little boy who loves to play and share. More ti come about this circle in the future as well as a report about a special private event I'll be attending for physical mediumship.

3 Comments:

At Sun Jan 15, 10:41:00 PM 2012, Anonymous Jim McArthur said...

August, you mentioned 5 known physical mediumship groups in the US. Do you know where they meet(cities and states)?

Jim

 
At Mon Jan 16, 02:43:00 PM 2012, Blogger August Goforth said...

Jim - it's my current understanding that all but one are meeting privately at this time. You might contact Kevin Lee of the Metaphysical Chapel of South Florida (Fort Lauderdale, I think):

http://www.metaphysicalchapel.com

 
At Mon Jan 16, 05:23:00 PM 2012, Blogger August Goforth said...

Also visit here:

http://physicalmediumship4u.ning.com/

 

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