The bedrock of all Mediumship is the development circle. Spiritual unfoldment and Soul culture must accompany this type of development, which can only be achieved in a well-run circle group.
Within the Spiritualist Movement this work is called Circle Development. Group members sit in a Ring of Chairs, which facilitates a natural, circular movement of energy.
Good Mediumship cannot be developed alone, nor learned by attending lectures or reading do-it-yourself books. Many Mediums are content with little training and settle for fortune telling.
A renewed interest in sitting for further development, in the safety of the group circle, would educate and raise the standard of Mediumship beyond the New Age fringe of psychic channelers.
Excerpts from my Seminar “The Development of Mediumship, Spiritual Unfoldment and the Formation of the Home Circle”