This and the following page is written for those who have become curious, who want to know more about what happens after death, more about the Beyond. Those who want to know things that go beyond what is reported in near-death experiences can not avoid dealing with mediums.
By “medium” or “mediums” is meant here psychic mediums, ie people with special “medium” abilities. These psychic mediums mediate between the earthly world and the Beyond world. Not meant are the electronic media like television, film, internet, which mediate between earthly people.
There is a soul beyond our dimension. There are, as the near-death experiences show, worlds Beyond and light beings or spirits Beyond going beyond our 3-D world. So it stands to reason that there are ways to communicate with these beings or that certain people may have the ability to communicate with these beings.
It is clear that here we are entering an area that is neither generally scientifically recognized nor verifiable. Esotericism is booming, and at least some of its economic interests are behind it. The public and the film industry are mainly interested in ghosts, vampires and zombies. How can you find your way between TV astrology, charlatans and real mediums? Those who fundamentally distrust all of this from the start and do not want to embark on this adventure simply have to be content with the reports of near-death experiences. I will come back to the possibility of review later.
Since I realize that not every reader will follow on this page, here and in the following I will clearly distinguish between information coming through normal terrestrial channels, ie. h., reports of existing living humans, and between medial information transmitted by spirit beings from Beyond. The amazing thing, however, is that at many points both areas fit together harmoniously.
Every person has “sensitive” abilities, that can be a special intuition, maybe an inexplicable knowledge of the emotional state of a person (“sixth sense”) or a short telepathic contact in a special event with a close person. Some people have “medial” skills, that is:
- Contact to the Beyond: Ability to speak with deceased souls and also with other Beyond beings. This conversation can take place in awake consciousness or in a trance state.
- Perceiving the “aura” is a kind of colored light silhouette around a person, from which the medium can draw conclusions about the emotional state or even the health of a person
Medial skills can be trained and educated. In addition, there are special techniques to refine the feeling, there are especially in England special schools with multi-year training courses, partly supported by the Anglican Church. It is very important for a medium to learn to distinguish exactly between one’s own thoughts and belief systems and what is reported from the Beyond. The nature of the Beyond contact is such that otherworldly beings can see mostly everything on this world, including the thoughts of earthly living people, while the living humans can only exceptionally see, feel or contact otherworldly beings. As a result, these medium-talented people often have to defend themselves against a rush of contact attempts from the Beyond. On the other hand, medium-talented people must constantly be careful for not to be considered to be crazy and end up in a psychiatric institution.
The most common work done by the mediums is consolation, which means contacts of relatives with recently deceased persons. Of course, the mediums are often distrusted and unbeliefed. To avoid the impression of a guessing game with queries from the client, many mediums therefore do not ask their clients specific questions, they often do not even ask what is at issue – the topic should be recognized by the contact of the Beyond. Good mediums only report what they hear from the otherworldly contacts and only ask questions that can be answered with yes or no. Pascal Voggenhuber (see below) asks only the one question “does this make sense to you?” Without any questions, however, a medium does not suffice, since it also has to choose with which person in the Beyond the contact should be established, and since the messages often are transmitted not verbally or literally unambiguously, but by symbols and pictures.
Some mediums work in such a way that they simultaneously conduct the conversation with the client or sitter and on the other hand with the Beyond contact. A more elegant method is that medium does not talk directly to the client, but indirectly, that is by mean of a person who is familiar to them, who is not himself a medium, but who conducts the conversation. This allows the medium to enter into a deeper trance, to learn finer details from the beyonc and to turn off their own personal thoughts and belief systems better.
The deceased then reveal themselves mostly by a detail that only their closest relatives know, such as habits or details from their previous lives, but which neither the medium nor the possible accompanying person can know. As a result, mediums convince their clients in these individual cases. Of course, it is very difficult or impossible to provide “scientific proof” in this way.
Most mediums cooperate with a familiar being in the Beyond that filters the contacts and prevents unwanted contacts. Usually this is the so-called personal spirit guide of the medium. In special cases, there are also contacts with otherworldly beings who can answer certain questions about the nature of the Beyond, the various levels, the specific situation of the earthly world, etc., and can also give systematic instructions.
Now the question arises, how can a person, who is not himself medium-talented, form an opinion about what comes from a medium from the Beyond? For him nothing is verifiable, often the Beyond reports also deviate from religious views. Those who are familiar with near-death experiences have the possibility of comparison, namely whether the Beyond world, which is described by the transmission of mediums, coincides, at least in the main, with what is known from near-death experiences. An irrefutable very last and universal “truth” is of course not attainable in this way.
Unfortunately, many mediums mix their reports and messages with religious ideas, be it Christian or Hindu. I myself can not recognize the “ultimate truth” in any religious scriptures and I believe that in all religions human and power-political aspects are brought in.
My approach is that the more a report on the Beyond contains religious things that could be copied from old books, the less I trust the report. The best reports come from the medium’s own unbiased experience.
I list some well-known mediums of German and English language here, which I will refer to on the next page, without any claim to completeness:
Rudolf Steiner 1861 – 1925, Austria, founder of anthroposophy, author of numerous writings, often not easy to read. He claims to have seen many interrelations in the Beyond based on his own experience. Whether he actually had concrete contact with deceased or otherworldly beings, I do not know. His religion-like system shows a great influence of Christian mysticism. In his descriptions of the Beyond world, he attaches a certain numerological mysticism, for he divides the spiritual components of man into seven units, as well as the spiritual world in seven levels. In my opinion, one should not take literally everything what he writes. Nevertheless, many of his statements coincide in principle with other Beyond reports.
Edgar Cayce 1877-1945 USA, famous medium, author of several books on the Beyond. As far as I’ve read, he describes numerous examples of otherworldly contacts, describing different levels, describing inventions and plans made in the Beyond and intended for our world. He also mentions isolated cases where souls of the Beyond return to earth (reincarnation). I read some of his books decades ago and so I can only quote from memory.
Jane Roberts 1929-1984, USA, artist, writer, well-known medium. She had special contact with a Beyond being who calls himself Seth and gave her a systematic teaching about the Beyond. From this contact numerous books have been created. The thing becomes more credible because Seth went deep into scientific contexts that were not known or accessible to the medium Jane Roberts. I will call the model of the Beyond and earthly world described by here in the following Seth model. This model is one of the most valuable and is therefore very interesting because it is very structured and detailed. If I hardly quote this model on the next few pages, it’s just because I personally have not read all her books.
Lorna Byrne, b. in 1955, Ireland, the only medium that had more contact with angels than with deceasad people, and this from childhood. Famous for her book “Angel in my hair”. Author of further works and lectures. Of course, it appeals most to the followers of Christianity. Her view is fascinating, showing how often angels intervene in our lives.
Alfred Ballabene, Vienna, Austrian contemporary medium, who gained knowledge mainly in out of body experiences. On his website, the findings of out of body experiences and lucid dreams of his teacher Guru Ananda are published.
Pascal Voggenhuber b. 1980, Switzerland, medium known beyond the borders of Switzerland, author of several books and YouTube videos. His merit is above all the public relations. His goal is to make the world of Beyond contacts known to a large audience. In his YouTube videos, he clarifies some understanding questions about fate plans, reincarnation, difference between angels and deceased people, etc. However his model is not very detailed.
Jenseits-Ressort („Beyond department“), German-speaking non-profit organization under the leadership of Peter Kirchner, Web address: jenseits-de.com . The goal is comfort contacts and help for souls in certain problem situations. Peter Kirchner, himself no medium, works as a confidant (“Pimp”) together with several specially selected and trained mediums. He attaches great importance to the separation of his research results from any religion and the elimination of individual human influences. It goes as far that the client is not present at the meetings and Peter communicates as a confidant via Internet chat with the medium in a trance, so that any direct personal influence is turned off. Here are several books (“Exploration of Creation”), very systematic, with numerous examples from Beyond sessions around the year 2006. Unfortunately, the electronic books of the Beyond are only in German. An attempt to transfer to the English-speaking world failed due to lack of resonance though Kirchner is living in USA. In his detailed and systematic accounts of the Beyond, Kirchner relies on the experiences gained from seances of himself or his wife with three different Beyond beings. In part, he also refers to the books and reports of Seth / Jane Roberts. The model of the Beyond and the earthly world represented in the „Beyond department“ is called the Sara model, according to the name of the most contacted Beyond teacher.
(revised translation 21-Sept-2019)