Developing A Medium

If the circle be one devoted chiefly to the development of mediumistic

powers in some one of its members, then it will perhaps be best to have

only that particular medium present. The remainder of the sitters should

be highly sympathetic toward the developing medium, and should assume

the mental attitude of help and aid toward him. While the early results

of such a circle may not be so interesting as those at which a fully
/> developed medium is present, nevertheless the gradual unfoldment of the

powers of the medium will be found highly interesting, and the gradual

evolution of the character of the phenomena produced will be a liberal

education in itself. In case that in the circle there are no particular

persons regarded as being mediums, and where there is a general desire

to develop mediumistic powers among many or all of the sitters, there

must be carefully avoided anything approaching a rivalry between the

members of the circle; and at the same time a strong desire and perfect

willingness for the spirit power to manifest through whomsoever it may

prefer, without regard to the personal ambitions of the individual

sitters. Most certainly there must be no spirit of "competition" among

the sitters in the circle.