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Trance is a deeper form of psychic channeling where the medium allows an entity to speak or act through them, rather than simply relaying messages received. There are four stages to the process:
1) Entering the Trance State: The channeler, using various techniques like meditation, visualization, or rhythmic breathing, attempts to enter a trance. This is often described as a state of deep relaxation and altered consciousness where the channeler's own thoughts and personality are said to recede into the background.
2) Channeling the Entity: Once in the trance state, the channeler believes they can allow a specific spirit or entity to "borrow" their body for communication. The channeler might begin to speak, write, or move in ways that are believed to be controlled by the entity.
3) Delivering the Message: The entity may deliver messages, provide guidance, or share wisdom through the channeler. This could include speaking in different languages, displaying knowledge the channeler wouldn't ordinarily have, or demonstrating personality traits distinct from the channeler's.
4) Returning to Normal Consciousness: After the channeling session, the channeler typically returns to their normal state of consciousness, often with no memory of what was said or done while they were in the trance.
Edgar Cayce’s name is the most frequently associated with the world’s famous trance channelers. Dubbed the “Sleeping Prophet”, Cayce tapped into the universal consciousness in the Akashic Realms through deep meditation and self-hypnosis. The bulk of his readings concerned what we call holistic healing today. Yet he was never professionally trained in medicine and knew nothing about medicinal curatives when he was in awakening consciousness.
Cayce saw the human being as a whole entity, who travels in time and space. His mission statement was, “The spirit is the life, the mind is the builder and the physical is the result.”
Although healing was his forte, his legacy includes revolutionary psychic insights in areas of: ESP, reincarnation, dreams, religion and nutrition. Cayce was a true seer; the most respected clairvoyant of our time.
Jach Pursel is rightly called “one of the most famous channelers in contemporary America”. His channeled works of Lazaris has made the Spirit “one of the best-known Spirit advisors” of modern times.
A-listers, such as Shirley Maclaine have publicly expressed their appreciation to Lazaris. (in her book It’s all in the Playing which is about making the movie Out on a Limb) Cagney & Lacey’s, Sharon Gless, mentioned him when she accepted an Emmy Award.
Lazaris calls himself a “spark of consciousness” and maintains his communication with earth will terminate when Jach transitions. Pursel will leave this world a better place for having allowed Lazaris to use his “vocal cords” to enlighten thousands of people.
Lee Carroll trance-channels a warm and wise spirit entity named Kryon, whose origin goes back to the creation of the earth. According to Carroll, Kryon is rooted in the Archangel Michael family tree.
Carroll has developed 15 books based on messages he channeled from Kryon. His mission is to help the people ascend to a “higher vibrational level”.
When Carroll channels Kryon before an audience, he observes, “There are usually tears – not of sadness, but of recognition…”
Helen Schucman may not appear at the top of the famous trance channelers lists, but she deserves inclusion, as she was one of the most interesting. She channeled A Course in Miracles while in a trance. Pretty ironic that an atheist, such as Schucman was “chosen” by Jesus to transcribe such a profound spiritual work, which was clearly of the highest spiritual nature.
Further, she chose not to practice the book’s teachings and, consequently, resisted making positive changes in her life. But, Schucman was quite protective of the masterpiece she had birthed. Her contention was that very few people would truly understand the course and integrate the teachings into their daily lives.
Jane Roberts channeled the spirit entity Seth. It all started with an experiment with the Ouija Board with her husband Robert while studying ESP. The channeling of Seth developed over time and resulted in a collection of writing regarded as one of the most influential channelled works of our times. The most famous trance channelers book being Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul
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