Speaking Mediumship

In that form of Trance or Inspirational Mediumship generally known as

"Speaking Mediumship," the communicating spirit assumes partial or

complete control of the vocal organs of the medium, and the spirit then

directly addresses the circle or audience of listeners, just as he would

do were he, himself, actually in the flesh confronting them and using

his own vocal organs. In such addressing the spirit manifests many of

the characteristics which distinguished him during his earth life. The

medium's voice is changed, and his manner takes on a quite different

form, i.e., that of the spirit which he possessed in his own earth life.

In fact, in some cases, it has actually been observed that the very body

of the medium seemed to either shrink, or else enlarge, as if taking the

form of the etheric framework of the controlling spirit.