Last weekend I had the chance to take a Mediumship training event with famous Scottish psychic Gordon Smith, also known as The Psychic Barber and Mary Armour, another excellent Scottish medium. Each ran a half day of teaching, and I started off in Mary’s group on the in’s and out’s of how to deliver a clear message.
I was really curious how both mediums would perform as I’d never seen any reputable mediums up close. On top of that although I’ve had years of mind training practice I’ve never tried to speak to dead people, at least not to actually pass on messages so I was pretty curious!
We started in large circle of about 65 people. Mary had them quickly say first thing that came into your head in turn. The most useful thing she taught was the idea of ‘The List’, a very handy checklist to run through to help establish the identity of the person and relay information in an organised manner.
We took turns to do a quick 5 minute reading for them and see who came through. I picked up a gents passed Gran and about a dozen bits of info he could verify which was interesting for my first attempt. He picked up another of Mary’s passed friends who seemed to have popped by.
By my estimation about 20% of the audience seemed to pick up messages for other people in the room and after a period of ‘musical messages’ most folks had a chance to deliver some thing that made sense to someone, which was rather higher than I’d have thought.
If anybody struggled a bit, Mary would kindly have them stand up in the middle of the whole room and keep them going with a little extra mojo of her own.
The afternoon session with Gordon Smith was on mental development and we broke into smaller meditation groups on comfier chairs! He ran the group through three exercises, a basic relaxation and meditation then a meditation to tune into your spirit guides.
He had people work in pairs doing hands on healing session as a ‘warm up’ to delivering information – a great way to get build rapport energetically.
We regrouped at the end for a short demo of mediumship from Gordon and Mary which was very funny, down to earth, and free from any cold reading, fudging or wittering I could spot. A nice, clean demonstration of straight up, factual, informative, detailed mediumship.
Some interesting energetic observations – both Gordon and Mary have nice, large, shiny energy fields that shift and change when they’re performing. Gordon showed these interesting pale purple scrolling swirls of energy that rolled with a fern like geometry when he was ‘downloading’.
When Mary was helping a new medium pass on info, she would often pat them on the back or hug them which visibly strengthened their energy field, like a resonant tuning fork. It was also interesting to watch her picking up on the same details that the new mediums were.