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The “Awareness Course” Manual was written to provide a structured format of teaching for groups and individuals who do not have access to an experienced teaching Medium. Its aim is to provide a gentle introduction to Spiritualism and to give students an overall education in it’s history, it’s philosophy and it’s gifts, as opposed to adopting the prevailing practice of placing new students into “open” or “closed” circles for which they may not be emotionally or mentally equipped. This format does not claim to be the definitive way to development, however, it is an organised, simple way of teaching, that has proven successful.
The battle to win the hearts and minds, of the general public, will be won when Spiritualists are able to articulate our truths, knowledgeably and rationally, without recourse to unsubstantiated anecdotes. These only add to the cynic’s argument that we are unable to justify any of the wonderful events produced since the birth of modern Spiritualism. If we believe in the great exploits of our early pioneers, and there is tremendous evidence to do so, it is only sensible and prudent to study, and try to copy, the methods and practices that produced such fantastic phenomena and such unique Mediums. To this end, we endeavour to raise the standard of Mediumship by strict discipline in training those students who show promise and dedication, while educating our students in the history and philosophy of Spiritualism.
In support of Len’s reasons for introducing such a course, we’d like you to listen to an extract from an interview with Gordon Higginson, possibly the finest Spiritualist Medium/Teacher ever to have worked and demonstrated in the UK. The relevance of this 5 minute audio is Gordon’s assessment of the weakness in the current system of mediumship development, whereby the importance of learning the history and developing philosophy, is more often than not overlooked.