THE SPIRIT IN SPIRITUALISM BY GORDON HIGGINSON
As I see it, the spirit has gone out of Spiritualism; it is all too often just not there. Once inspiration goes out, then the Spirit cannot stay. With trance mediumship, we get such a close contact with the Spirit and are moved by their power. Not all mediums will be deep trance, but a true medium can develop some level of this type of work. We need to get our mediums more in contact with the Spirit and our congregations to be spiritualised.
If we can get the movement more aware of the presence of Spirit, then I think we will be able to get in contact with higher powers. Until we do that, we are just people who have found something wonderful, but not using it intelligently.
I am sure that Spirit are guiding us gently back to this realisation. In the past, we had wonderful guides like Red Cloud, Silver Birch and White Eagle who were able to share their wisdom with us. We need to be looking to developing mediums once again who can act as channels for these sorts of guides. We need to bring that back; there has never been anything written like the teachings of Silver Birch. He was a personality so very different from his medium, Maurice Barbanell.Continue Reading