Spirit of Mediumship
While going through the books on the ‘Spiritual’ marked
shelf of a well-known book store, I came across ‘The Last
Marathon—A journey into the world of the paranormal’;
a book written and published by a Mumbai- based author Ruzbeh
Nari Bharucha. It spoke openly and with simplicity about
the concept of channeling or mediumship- a hush-hush subject
What is Mediumship?
This is to introduce the spiritually inquisitive mortals
to what Channeling or Mediumship is. "Channeling is
like being the pipe, which connects the water to the tap,";
"It is the 'taking over' of one, by another where- 'one'
may be a body and the 'another' may or may not have inhabited
a body once upon a time,"; "It is also referred
to as 'possession' -but only in some specific cases,";
"Channeling or Mediumship involves communication based
on telepathic or spirit to body, spirit to spirit or body
to spirit or even certain cases even (spirit of) body to (spirit
of) body contact".
Shamak Daver's Views
a party...host the Olympics...Nahh..!! Rather, host a ghost
!! That's what’s in… even Shamak Daver’s into it… or
say it is into him!! In a recent interview for a magazine
Shamak Daver said that he believed in UFO's,
I quote, "When I was very young, I saw two beautiful
lights in the sky that appeared and disappeared silently.
Luckily, my aunt also saw it. So people didn't call me crazy.
After that I've been seeing UFO's from time to time. I totally
believe in life-after death. I go to this family called The
Bhavnagari's, a Parsee couple whose two children died in in
a car crash. It left them inconsolable. One day their children's
spirits came and consoled them. Since then they regularly
communicate. Sixteen years ago they taught me 'Automatic Writing'.
There It is not sorcery or black magic. It is a science which
very few understand. You could call it a spiritual science.
It involves patience and love."
The 'HOW' and 'WHO' of Mediumship
Mehru Gandhi- Mumbai's Senior-Most Medium
To find out what it means to be a medium, we at Indias-Best spoke to Mehru Gandhi,
Roxan and Ruzbeh Bharucha who are all into Mediumship
and healing through it. In a business-oriented metropolitan
city like Mumbai, one doesn’t tend to get branded as a witch
or a sorcerer; infact you can make money out of
mediumship. But Mehru Gandhi warns saying , ‘No,
that is not done! A medium cannot function unless his 'Chula'
is burning’. Mehru Gandhi happens to be one of
the senior-most mediums of Mumbai. She says that “Some mediums work with a ‘Planchette’-
where the spirit communicates by spelling out the alphabets
on the Planchette Board, then there is ‘Auto Writing’-
where the spirit writes through the medium’s hand, which is
holding a pen; ‘Transmediumship’ is also practiced
where the spirit speaks through the Medium—in certain cases
the voice of the Medium is also known to change. Some of these
are Clairvoyant (who see the guides) and some
Clairaudient (who can hear them).
Ruzbeh Bharucha - Healer and Trans-Medium
Mehru Gandhi falls into all the categories, whereas Ruzbeh Bharucha
is ahealer and a trans-medium of Sri Sai
Baba of Shirdi; Meher Baba and Makhdum Shah
also speak through him. Ruzbeh Bharucha is of the
opinion that all the great scriptures of the world are written
through Autowriting. “Come to think of it—the Avesta,
Bible, Kuran—would the human-mind be able to
conceive of such profound ideas? Valmiki the dacoit,
after initiation must have evolved highly as a Medium to be
able to write the Ramayana.” So, generally speaking “Mediums
are normal human beings with an ability to get switched off
temporarily and allow themselves to be used as channels. Now
this does not make them morally or spiritually superior to
the common man nor does it make them seers, or some kind of
He adds that "
Jesus was a medium. He was an extraordinary
medium because he brought forth the thought vibration of the
Creator. Thus he could be called as the actual thought of
the Creator and thus is known as the Christ Consciousness".
Roxan- Healer Medium
Roxan was devastated when she lost her husband, she
approached Mehru Gandhi for healing and now heals others
through crystals. Minerals or crystal healing was something
she was never aware of earlier, but now she heals through
it, through the guidance of her guides. She calls herself
an 'Instrument' and is of the opinion that, 'pondering
on the past is an exercise in futility' ; her funda is
to work from one 'now' to another 'now'. "Minerals
act as catalysts-by giving their energy to the patient - to
enhance the healing power of the patient. Minerals work on
the principle that 'All is energy and every thing vibrates
at a frequency'. After attunement, the mineral is thanked
for being there, cleansed and directed to respond to the vibrational
frequencies of the patient. The patient may not always feel
it's vibrations, but the mental attitude has to be open to
healing, which is the responsibility of the patient."
Roxan also feels that minerals are a gift from
Mother Earth and cause no harm to anyone. All it may do, is
increase the rate at which you are evolving or your Karma
quotient- which is rate at which you are supposed to complete
your cycle of Karma-thus either you suffer in excess or gain
The 'WHY' of Mediumship -
in deep grief approach mediums to communicate with their dear
departed, just to know if they are fine and get some kind
of consonance.The spiritual-guides are known to heal them through
emotional and spiritual counseling. After talking to
their dear ones, they feel relieved and happy. Most of the
spirits give the reason of death as "my time was up"
and they answer the questions raised by their near and dear
ones. People generally are under the misconception that after
death a person becomes an 'all-knower' ; as if a demi-semi
God. Says Mehru Gandhi that it is not so. "We
only take our mind from here."
The 'BEWARE' Section
In a frivolous society like ours where
people confuse clairvoyance with healing and astrologers with
seers...it is possible that mediums can be genuine or otherwise.
"It becomes very difficult when the subconscious self
takes over and starts speaking instead of the spirit guide.
To be a medium is a job of great responsibility, since people
with questions that may make or mar their personal or professional
lives. It is not to be indulged in coffee-table talk".
says Ruzbeh Bharucha. Some mediums may stop using
their judgement, discretion decisive powers and even their
common sense! That is only if they become totally dependent
on it. One has to become like a flute where the music of the
masters comes across. There is place either for the 'I' or
the 'Spirit'. If there is more of the I-ness then distortion
takes place. The best of mediumship takes place when there
is no 'I' and only the 'Spirit' reigns. One is not supposed
to attach oneself to the results. 'Detachment' is the key
What 'YOU' Can Do
Mediums are people whose psychic faculties are more developed
than the rest of the people. They are not special people the
only difference is that their psychic faculties are highly
developed and thus they can attract earth bound souls as well
as highly spiritual souls, even those of Saints. There are
no classes to train mediums; it happens if it has to; if your
time is right. A medium has to develop his psychic faculty
and practice certain values of life. Anyone can become a medium
but instruction is necessary as far as protecting yourself
is concerned. 'Discipline' says Mehru Gandhi
is of utmost importance. "Whatever you do the rules
of the game, can never be ignored, since it's like playing
with fire; if you do not do it in the right manner then you
will have to suffer".
Gandhi is of the opinion that since we are approaching
the fifth dimension the vibrations of the earth may become
extremely high and there may be drastic changes on this planet.
We want to prepare the people for them. Teaching them the
techniques for increasing their vibrational levels and walk
on the path of righteousness and spiritualism organizes workshops
and so does Ruzbeh Bharucha. The workshops deal with
an individuals' psychic development and are not mediumship
A recommended list of authors and titles for our readers
to know more on the subject:
Books written by the famous Hollywood Star -Shirley Mclaine,
Edgar Caycee, the book 'Cerlestial Prophecy' by James Red
Field, Paulo Coelho's 'The Alchemist', Brian Weiss's 'Many
Lives Many Masters', 'Sounds Of Silence' by Maan Umrigar.
By: Kamakshi Vyas