Who Are Mediumistic?

Many persons are more or less naturally sensitive to spirit influence,

and therefore mediumistic. In many cases these persons tend to take on

the psychic conditions of others, both those in earth life and those on

the spirit plane of existence, without realizing the nature of the

influence operating on them. Such persons are frequently more or less

erratic, and are considered as "flighty" by their friends. They need

truction on the subject of psychic laws and self-control, so that

they may intelligently guard themselves against undesirable influences,

and at the same time cultivate the power of mediumship of the desirable

kind. It has been asserted that "everyone is a medium," and in a way

this is true, for practically every person is more or less sensitive to

spirit influence, and is capable of being developed into an efficient

medium of communication with the spirit world. But it is equally true

that only a certain percentage of persons possess the true spiritual

qualities requisite for the highest phases of true mediumship. That is

to say, but few persons are fitted temperamentally and spiritually for

the higher tasks of mediumship. We think it safe to say, however, that

where a person is filled with a burning desire to become a true medium,

and feels within himself or herself a craving of the soul for

development along these lines, then that person may feel assured that he

or she has within his or her soul the basic qualities required for true

mediumship, and that these may be developed by the proper methods.