The 4 Main Types of Mediumship

A medium is any person who channels an energy and brings that energy through to the physical plane. 

Where they do it with words, oil painting or performance art is irrelevant - because many things can be channeled. 

We all have the ability to work with our own Spirit Guides, Angels, and Loved Ones to receive guidance, insight, and wisdom – a medium has the ability to connect other people with their Spirit Guides, Angels, and Loved Ones, in addition to working with their own personal spiritual team.

Sometimes they do this in a private sitting with clients and this is how most mediums are pigeonhold. 

Mediums, typically associated with connecting their clients with deceased loved ones on the other side,  is any person who works to channel the energy of Spirit through themselves. 

While it is possible to channel an energy that is less loving and wise than yourself, it is not the goal or ideal of most practicing mediums.

Despite this, there are four primary methods of practicing traditional mediumship - and these are: 

Spiritual Mediumship

This form of mediumship is the reception and delivery of messages from Spirit in the form of clairaudience, clairvoyance, claircognizance, clairsentience, and clairgustance.  

Messages are usually delivered through the speaking or writing and can be received through support from divination tools. Most Spiritual mediumship is performed primarily through clairaudience and clairvoyance with support from clairsentience and claircognizance. 

Physical Mediumship

This form of mediumship creates a physical phenomenon and can include table tipping, noise making levitation, smoke billet pictures and the creation of ectoplasm with the help of a visiting Spirit. The physical medium and the Spirit work together to create and produce physical phenomenon.

Healing Mediumship

This form of mediumship is bringing the Divine Light Energy of Spirit through your body to heal yourself and others. This can be through what is commonly called ‘the laying of the hands’, but can also refer to forms of healing like Reiki and Shamanism.

Channeling Mediumship

Channeling mediumship is much like Spiritual Mediumship, except that rather than connecting with many spirits, the medium connects with only one spirit or the same group of Spirits time and time again. Channel mediums allow their mouths and hands to be used to deliver messages through speaking and writing. Many feel they are allowing their body or voice to be taken over by the Spirit whom they are channeling.

Of these four types of mediumship, all mediums are sensitive to the presence of Spirit, though they may connect more to Angels, Guides, Loved Ones or Earth Spirits. As a medium, you can choose to develop and practice one of these four forms of mediumship and experiment with which method suits your personality and comfort level best.

Even if you regularly practice Spiritual Mediumship, starting to explore physical forms of mediumship can help you gain perspective and tips and tricks to adopt into your practice.

Amanda Linette Meder