What does mediumship mean?
To enter into a perceptible connection with the spiritual world, a human being with a special mediumistic ability is required.
Every human being is mediumistic to a certain degree. Everyone has probably had the experience of predicting an event or of coming to a sudden insight without it occurring to them in the usual way. However, only a few human beings have mediumistic gifts to the extent that they are able to act as an intermediary between this world and the world beyond.
To enable the communication of messages from the world beyond, the most important form of mediumship is deep trance. It describes the state in which the medium’s own spirit has completely left the body. In its place another spirit being enters the body of the medium and communicates through it. During this time, the medium’s own spirit is only connected to its own body via the so-called “silver cord” (Ecclesiastes 12:6), the thread of life. At the end of the communication, the medium’s own spirit returns to its body. After awakening, the medium knows nothing of what the other spirit being said through their body.
We find the most well-known evidence of mediumistic communication in the Bible. There are two clear examples in the Acts of the Apostles: the events of Pentecost and the speeches of Stephen (Acts 2 and 6–7).
A connection between this world and the beyond through mediumistic intermediaries has existed since time immemorial. Just as it was in biblical times, it is still possible today to receive teachings from the spiritual world through a speaking medium. The well-known Swiss deep-trance medium Beatrice Brunner (1910–1983) is testament to this fact. During her 35 years of mediumistic work within the framework of GL Zürich, she conveyed over 2,000 lectures from the beyond.
German Television Documentary
In 1967, a German television station made a short documentary on the Swiss medium Beatrice Brunner (1910–1983). The documentary also shows a brief mediumistic address given in deep trance.