Mediums & Psychics

Describes how 'spirit mediumship' and 'spirit possession' overlap, especially as experienced in non-Western contexts.

A review of research carried out with mental mediums since 2001.

Carlos Mirabelli (1889-1951) was a Brazilian medium credited with phenomena of similar power and frequency to those associated with DD Home, although he was little known in the English-speaking world.  The occurrences were observed by credible witnesses in conditions sufficient to rule out fraud, and often in daylight.

Study on mediumship by an Italian psychiatrist and psychical researcher (1852-1929), focusing in particular on Eusapia Palladino, with the emphasis on clinical and psychological aspects. 

William Stainton Moses (1839-1892) was an Anglican priest and teacher who described experiences with mediumship in a private circle.

Nineteenth century Italian trance medium (1854–1918) who produced psychokinetic phenomena of striking strength, variety and reliability, attracting the interest of scientists throughout Europe.

Examination of writings by 'Patience Worth', asking whether the case should be considered in terms of spirit communication or rather as one involving creative dissociation.  For a biographical introduction see Patience Worth (Pearl Curran).

Putative author of critically-acclaimed novels, poems and other works channelled by Pearl Curran (1883-1937), first through the use of a Ouija board, then by clairvoyant and clairaudient dictation. 

Landmark 1970s experiment in which a Canadian group created psychokinetic phenomena while communicating with a ‘discarnate spirit’ whose identity, personality and memories they had made up. 

Boston trance medium, the subject of in-depth investigations by British and American researchers, considered by many to have provided convincing evidence of survival of death.