day I told my
teacher that I had a vision of a man called "Ben" he was here and
wanted to tell him something. I told him that he had a double bladed
axe on his shoulder, and was sitting in a tree. My teacher told me
that he and Ben were lumberjacks together. And wanted to know why he
was here now since he died back in 1941 and he hasn't seen him in
over 30 yrs. Then I told him what Ben was there for.
said that all of your life Joseph, you have only used one side of
that ax. And two years from now around the middle of September, you
will turn over the ax and use the other side then you will really
did I know that in two years he would be in the spirit world
himself, yet he knew back then what the reading was telling him, by
turning over the axe, he would pass on into the spirit world, and
would someday become a spirit guide.
has been gone for twenty three years now, and the son he predicted
that I would have is now twenty two. Being a Spiritualist is leading
me into the light. It is a rewarding feeling to help someone who is
either suffering or afraid to die.
was visiting a friend on a Saturday evening. Her father called and
said her mother fell down a flight a stairs, could she come right
away. I told her I would watch her children while she and her
husband rushed home.
next day I asked her if I could come and work on her mother, I
reminded her that I had great success in helping people out of
comas. She said it was too soon for me to come to see her mother. I
said "Kim" I am really good at bringing people out of a
coma. She said it was too soon. Her father was very high with the
Associated Press, and it may be embarrassing for the family to have
a Spiritualist there in the hospital performing who knows what.
next two days was the same thing. And the third day she said it was
too late, she said the doctor told the family that her mother was
brain dead, and at 9:00am the next day, they would take her off of
became a little angry with her, and let her know it. She said after
thinking about it, that I could come to the hospital with her at
I went, and did not have the slightest idea what I was going to do.
When I arrived, I told Kim I was going to hypnotize her mother. She
thought that it was something she didn't think I could do, and I
said, "Who was going to stop me?"
I took her mother’s hand.
It felt cold
and I said to her
"Norma, it is Gordon. I am here to take you on a journey.
I am going to hypnotize you. Just relax and don't be afraid."
performed hypnosis, and then took her on a journey through her mind.
said "Norma, look at those green pastures, lets go in
them". So in my mind we ran through the fields. All the while, I was
holding her hand. Then I said "Norma, look at the still
water, it is so calm." And in our minds we went by the still water.
Then I said "Norma, look at the silver escalator, it is so
beautiful, lets get on it." She agreed. Then I said,
"Norma, I can’t go with you on the crystal escalator.
But if you go, you will be able to help your husband, son, and
daughter." She went on the escalator. And three days later while at
the funeral, in a Methodist Church, while the minister was saying
the eulogy, all of a sudden, a cool breeze came into the church. And
suddenly the minister looked up, and proclaimed that
Norma was present. She wanted the minister to read the
twenty first psalm.
I go through the green pastures, and by the still water. I froze in
the pew. I then realized that what I did, was take Norma on a
journey into the spirit world. I helped her to die. And that day I
knew truly what Spiritualism really is. Since
that experience I first became
ordained I have been led to talk people out of suicide, tell a bank
president that her bank was going to be robbed, even the day and
time. And I realize more and more each day that it is not me, but
spirit doing these things, I am just letting it happen. So each day
of your life just allow yourself to be there for spirit, and to be
used by spirit, and you will be led to witness great miracles.
1975 I have developed as a trance medium. Below is listed some of
the few spirit guides I have channeled.
have also channeled for people through Trance Mediumship over the
radio their loved ones, or someone they wanted to contact. I believe
we all have these abilities. If you have the same desire that I do,
then you can do the same as I. If your desire is stronger than mine,
you can do it greater than I.
you need is desire, attitude, belief, and above all else, never give
you but believe in yourself, Spirit will aid you in everything you
do. Believing makes it so. When I sat in class for two and a half
years, I would first meditate, then I would call on my ancestors.
Then I would call on my Spirit Guides, to allow only the truth to
flow through my mouth. That I wanted only the Highest and the best
and I would pray that I would be led to help anyone that I could. I
feel that this has really worked for me.
does not matter so much what you believe, so long as you live
according to your beliefs. It does not matter who or what you are.
Spirit does not discriminate. Spirit only Loves. If you sit in
solitude, and become absolutely still and take in several deep breaths.
You will soon be able to feel something that will reflect back to
you their true meaning. Then ask your spirit friends to give you
some knowledge about the picture. You will soon begin to receive
something. You will soon be opened up to the Spirit World. Your life
will change. It will have new meaning. You are now going to be doing
a life of service. This is what Spiritualism is all about. It is all
about Spirit. And being Spiritual. To give of yourself lovingly. To
be open to their Divine Wisdom, and to become a Healer. Infinite
Intelligence is the Creative Source. Allow yourself to be influenced
by the Source. Think and feel from the Heart. You will then be led
to become a true Spiritualist. I leave you with peace in your
hearts, and love as your guiding light.
Spiritualism, is the belief that the dead manifest their presence to people,
usually through a clairvoyant or medium; also, the doctrine and practices of those people
who so believe.
Although spiritualism has been practiced in one
form or another since prehistoric times, modern spiritualism is the result of 19th-century
occurrences and research. About 1848 in the United States, sisters Margaret and Kate Fox
were exploited by their older sister as alleged child mediums and aroused sensational news
stories that spurred the creation of a cult of spiritualism. It was given impetus by the
writings of another medium, the American Andrew Jackson Davis, who asserted that he was
capable of performing certain intellectual feats while in a trance that he could not
perform normally. About this time, the British surgeon James Braid provided a scientific
explanation of mesmerism and thus helped to establish the modern technique of hypnosis.
In 1872 a former British clergyman, William
Stainton Moses, became editor of the spiritualist paper Light and wrote several books
concerning spiritualism. The movement was publicly discredited after the appearance of a
number of charlatans, whose demonstrations were recognized as simple tricks of
prestidigitation. Margaret Fox herself, as a grown woman, claimed that she had used tricks
to make her "spirit rappings." Nevertheless, serious investigators believed some
truth lay behind the reports of other mediums. The Society for Psychical Research was
founded and a fund was established to examine the claims of spiritualism.
A number of prominent people have supported
investigations of the field, among them two British writers, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and
Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge. More recently, a former Episcopal bishop, James Albert Pike,
working with a former minister of the Disciples of Christ, Arthur A. Ford, a noted medium,
engaged in attempts to communicate with Pike's dead son.
Several organized bodies of spiritualists exist, with about 400
congregations and a membership of more than 180,000 persons in the U.S. in the early
1980s. The larger organizations include the International General Assembly of
Spiritualists, with headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia; the National Spiritual Alliance of
the U.S.A., in Keene, New Hampshire; and the National Spiritualist Association of
Churches, in Cassadaga, New York, and Cassadaga, Florida.