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.