The Cure For Fraudulent Mediumship

At the present time we have too few mediums, and this fact is

attributable largely to the gradual discontinuance of the home circles.

Present time folks are too fond of having everything worked out and

presented to them, and they flock to the sensational public

demonstrations, some of which are undoubtedly "faked" in order to meet

the public demand for sensational features; and at the same time the

honest, careful, con
cientious mediums are often overlooked, and the

home circles almost unknown. Many so-called investigators of

spiritualism are feverishly anxious to "see something," and are

impatient and the comparatively slow order of developments at the home

circle or at the careful mediumistic circles. Many earnest spiritualists

lament the present tendency, and predict that in time there will be an

almost complete dearth of honest, careful mediums, owing to the demand

for "quick action" and the temptation to furnish fraudulent counterfeits

of the genuine phenomena resulting from this feverish public demand.