April 15, 2014
Some people believe that communication with the dead is possible. Perhaps you have lost a loved one and just want to have that final closure. Some contact the dead to learn about past events that happened in a building or on a piece of land, oftentimes in a quest to understand why the area is haunted. There are, of course, those who seek to contact the dead for recreational purposes.
While you can attempt to speak to the dead using an Ouija board or other method, you can also used a medium. Why does anyone use mediums? There is a perceived level of expertise with using one. After all, how many people contact the dead on a regular basis? Many mediums claim to have special psychic gifts that make them more in tune with those on the other side of the veil. These gifts can include clairvoyance and clairsentience, to name a few.
I've never used a medium to speak with the dead, but I've interviewed some. Like all psychics, my opinion is that there are many, many outright frauds. Yet there are some that at least seem pretty convincing. The subject of speaking with the dead is a sensitive one since it crosses all sorts of personal emotions and religious convictions, so it is a highly controversial subject.
There are many, many fictional portrayals of mediums, both of the real and fraudulent type. I'me still particular to the television show Medium. What are some of your favorites?