This is an article from 1964 which provides a fascinating biography of Gordon’s life to that point. It discusses his development, his time in the war and how he became the medium of choice for the Spiritualists National Union (SNU) publicity meetings. When people are able to demonstrate mediumship to the very high calibre that Gordon did, there are occasionally those who think that there may be fraud involved. The article discusses the accusation of fraud which had been made against Gordon and the tests that he undertook to counter the accusations. There would be other accusations of fraud in the 1970s, but no evidence of fraudulent mediumship was ever proven against Gordon. The way Gordon dealt with such accusations, by rising above them and allowing his work to speak for itself, is a lesson for all mediums. I do hope that you enjoy the article.
THE OTHER SIDE OF HIGGINSON
By Derek Everitt
Debt of Honour
See his tense, high pitched psychic demonstrations. Watch him pacing the vestry floor in restless anxiety before a service, whilst a procession of elderly ladies come “to-have-a-few-words-with-Gordon” and go through a ritual of affectionate hand-patting until he excuses himself on a fundamental pretext, impatiently looking at his watch. Witness all these and you see a target: a debonair, forty-three-year-old public figure ripe for the smear, the innuendo and the charged question.
But the account needs balancing. For ten years Gordon Higginson’s life has been a round of top-brass public appearances. Side by side with him have stood, at various times, most of the leading S.N.U. propagandists depending upon him to substantiate their words. The Movement has availed itself freely of the Longton hospitality where Higginson leads perhaps the most successful Church team ever. To such a man we owe a debt of honour. We’ve used him freely, we’ve eaten at his table and been served by his friends. The time has come to say “Thank you.”Continue Reading