Passive mental mediumship
With Passive Mental Mediumship, the medium allows the deceased to merge their consciousness with that of the medium. The purpose of this is to give the deceased a certain control over the medium and his capacities as a living person. However, the medium will never go unconscious and always have the final control over his own body.
Mediums can give control to the spirit world for a number of motives, namely the performance of healing, talking, writing, painting and the production of physical phenomena (see physical mediumship).
This form of mediumship enables the spirit world to direct medicinal energy through the medium to one or more persons or other living organisms that cannot be obtained through consciousness in the normal way. The relationship between the medium and the working spirit has a direct and determining effect on the quality and effectiveness of the healing energy.
Talking or allowing a spirit to talk through the medium while in a trance gives access to an inexhaustible source of universal knowledge and inspiration. Over the past 150 year, an enormous amount of philosophy, inspiration and encouragement has been obtained from those who love us in the spirit world and wish us a beautiful, rich and spiritual life.
Even though writing is controlled (through trance) by the spirit, we are talking about automatic writing here. The spirit writer controls the writing, sometimes even in their own handwriting, or in mirror image. It is even possible that the medium writes with two hands simultaneously, in mirror image, guided by two spirits.
Painting in the trance state is equivalent to automatic writing where the hands are controlled by the spirit. The end result can be very spectacular, with images in the style of the great master being produced at a particularly rapid pace.