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Gordon Higginson is generally acknowledged as one of the greatest mediums of the last century and he was known as "Mr Mediumship". Gordon referred to Estelle Roberts as the “perfect medium” due to the variety of different types of mediumship she demonstrated to the highest standards. Gordon gifts of mediumship paralleled those of Estelle’s and were equally as wide-ranging in nature as well as being of the highest quality. They comprised mental mediumship, trance control, physical mediumship and spiritual healing.
Gordon was trained from a very early age to be a platform medium and to demonstrate at large venues in front of capacity crowds. His mother paid for him to have elocution lessons and he commenced working in public at the youthful age of 12. He was known as the "the boy wonder" in his early years and he continued to demonstrate his gift of mental mediumship on the platform for another 63 years until the day before he passed to spirit. Gordon was renowned for the accuracy of his platform mediumship and his evidence often included full names, addresses and telephone numbers. Gordon was a master of his craft and would often set up several links amongst a large audience and work the links simultaneously. Gordon worked with many of the well known mediums from yesteryear including Estelle Roberts, Helen Hughes, Bertha Harris and Nan Mackenzie and he demonstrated at many of the largest venues in the UK including the Royal Albert Hall on many occasions. Some videos of Gordon demonstrating can be found on the “Video Recordings” page.
Gordon was also a fine and eloquent speaker and his addresses contained his trademark style and charisma. His addresses also demonstrated his love and passion for the spirit and a video recording with part of an address can be found on the “Video Recordings” page.
Gordon was a fine trance medium and many have witnessed the various guides and mentors who worked with Gordon. His prinicipal guide Choo Chow provided spiritual words of wisdom, whilst his childhood friend Cuckoo and his Irish guide Paddy provided gentle fun and humour, as well as Paddy providing clairvoyance in the trance state. Gordon also had another guide called Light who would make predictions and who only come through once per year usually during the trance address at the Christmas morning service at Longton church. It is hoped that audio recordings of all of the above guides will be uploaded on the “Audio Recordings” page over the coming months.
Gordon was also an excellent physical medium and produced a wide range of physical phenomena including materialisation, transfiguration, independent voice and apports. He regularly demonstrated his physical mediumship in the Library at the Arthur Findlay College to large audiences of 90 or so people. Despite receiving several injuries over the years due to inappropriate acts from sitters, he was not deterred and continued to demonstrate in public. Because of his desire that this remarkable form of mediumship be shared with the public, perhaps more people have been able to witness physical mediumship with Gordon than with any other medium. Gordon is also one of the few physical mediums to demonstrate physical mediumship publicly to an audience of 300 people at the Glasgow Association of Spiritualists. Despite his results, this was one area of his mediumship where Gordon felt there was room for improvement since he felt that he could have achieved better results were he able to sit more regularly.
Although well known for his platform work and physical séances, Gordon was also an accomplished spiritual healer. Together with his healing guide Dr John, Gordon was able to diagnose and provide healing for a wide range of ailments. Up until the time of his passing in 1993, queues regularly formed outside Longton Spiritualist Church when he was holding spiritual healing sessions. In addition, Gordon practised spiritual healing on animals and vets supported claims of a number of miracle cures with cases where all hope appeared lost.
You can read more about Gordon's life story in the biography "On the Side of Angels" compiled by Jean Bassett. It is available from the Psychic News Bookshop, the Arthur Findlay College Shop or it can be purchased from Amazon by clicking on the links below: