Spontaneous Mediumship

What may be called "spontaneous mediumship" is experienced by many

persons not claiming mediumistic powers, and not understanding the

nature of the phenomena manifesting to and through themselves. Such

persons at times are conscious of the presence of spirit friends, and

may even catch glimpses of them either in the form of a mental image

impressed upon their minds by the spirit friends, or else by a more or

less clear
partial materialization. Sometimes raps manifest themselves

in their vicinity, and tables and light articles of furniture may

manifest movement at their touch or approach. Such persons, not

understanding the laws of spirit manifestation, are frequently greatly

distressed, or even frightened, by such manifestations; and in not a few

cases they experience considerable annoyance and grief by reason of the

attitude of their friends who are apt to consider them "queer," or

"spooky," and therefore to be avoided. Moreover, in the case of the

physical manifestations such as the movements of tables, furniture,

etc., and the production of raps, these persons are frequently accused

of deliberate fraud in the production of such phenomena, whereas as a

matter of fact they, themselves, are quite in the dark as to the cause

and nature of the phenomena in question. It is obvious that the placing

of the right information in the hands of such persons, and their

instruction in the laws and principles of mediumship would be a blessing

to them.