Interested in becoming a medium?
You’re in the right place.
Some people who are interested in the spiritual world have experience with communicating with the dead or being in touch in some way with spirits.
Others may have an interest in learning more about the spiritual world and opening themselves up to contacting people who have died.
There are ways to learn how to be a medium and about the spiritual world to help others. You’re about to discover exactly that.
– Updated 6/12/2019
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Becoming a Medium: Here’s What You Need to Know
What is a Medium?
There are several types of spiritual advisers that people can seek out when they want to get in touch with the spirit world, including:
It is important to know what a medium is before setting on a path to becoming one.
- Psychic Mediums
- Intuitive Mediums
- Spiritual Mediums
- Clairsentient Mediums
- Clairvoyant Mediums
- Clairaudient Mediums
The difference between a psychic and medium can be confusing for many people, especially those who are not familiar with these spiritual gifts. While a medium is a psychic, a psychic isn’t a medium unless they can communicate with spirits.
Types of Communications with Spirits
Mediums communicate with spirits in many ways.
They may directly channel them and allow spirits to communicate directly through them by speaking to those seeking to hear from the spirits. The spirits may also contact the medium to have them pass along messages to the ones seeking them.
Clairsentient mediums have the ability to communicate the feelings of someone who has departed.
While they are communicating with a spirit, they can feel their emotions, as well as those of the person who is to receive the message from the departed.
Clairaudient mediums can hear sounds or messages the spirit wants to convey to someone contacting them. While the message may be gibberish to the medium, the recipient will usually be able to decipher it.
Someone who is a clairvoyant medium sees visions when they receive messages from a spirit. Usually, when mediums see visions, they are in a trance. They will describe the vision to the recipient, and the medium may help them interpret it.
Training to be a Medium
Like other occupations, you can go to a school and take classes to learn more about becoming a medium.
While some of the classes have a campus, most of them offer their courses online. Some of the schools that offer formal classes and certifications in being a medium are:
- Montclair Psychic School in Rutherford, NJ
- James Van Praagh School of Mystical Arts
- Hawaii School of Mediumship and Psychic Studies in Honolulu
- Imagine Spirit
The online schools may offer video courses that allow people to study when they have time, and they may offer opportunities to learn with an established medium.
Here’s some additional tips on becoming a medium:
Workshops with Mediums
For people who don’t have the time to attend classes, they can learn by taking workshops or classes from established mediums to sharpen their abilities.
Many mediums offer workshops on their websites, while other mediums offer workshops during appearances across the country.
A workshop may last two hours or up to three days, and there is usually a fee for attending one. The best way to find workshops at a location near you is to search the internet.
Another way to learn how to be a medium is to become a medium’s apprentice.
How to Find a Medium Apprenticeship
If you don’t learn well in a classroom environment or want a more personal experience and learn from a medium, then you can seek out an apprenticeship.
Many mediums will take people under their wings and help them hone their skills.
To find an apprenticeship, you can speak to a medium that you know or have gone to about studying under him or her.
Along with courses about becoming a medium, many schools also offer mediumships.
The internet can be a great resource for finding apprenticeships because many mediums offer courses and apprenticeships online.
For instance, here is information about apprenticeships offered by the Mystic Dream Academy.
If you have an interest in learning how to be a medium, you can attend classes and earn a certificate from schools, go to workshops, or become an apprentice to learn about the spirit world and how to contact it.