I post elsewhere here and can't fathom whether I've seen this, the Spiritualism, forum before and simply forgotten about it.... Disappointingly I can't see any recent contributions. This seems rather odd as there appears to have been postings until June this year. So, I'd better do something and not just whinge.... I've found elsewhere, in other 'Spiritualism' forums, threads where mediums are mentioned but in ways I don't see as mediumship. The postings often come from individuals who, when asked, reveal that they see Spiritualism and being spiritual as the same thing. Dealing, then, with mediumship - or why it's not mediumship - is tricky. From a Modern Spiritualism perspective a medium is someone who is psychically sensitive and able to provide evidence of the survival of humankind beyond death. This they do by acting as a 'go-between' passing information ('messages') from discarnates (individuals in spirit) to incarnates (living humans) and vice versa. Often this communication is between friends and family. They are generally termed 'evidential messages'. Mediumship is, therefore, this mechanism. Mediumship has also been used to convey information from teachers and guides to humankind generally. Silver Birch with medium, Maurice Barbanell, is just such an example. Mediums may use various gifts such as clairvoyance and clairaudience in communication. These are, perhaps, two of the best-known but other forms have also been used. Spiritualists will already know all that although some may disagree??? I'd love to hear from them and also from those who don't go along with the explanation above.