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If This is What Fame Means, Then Iíll Stay Unknown
By Lorraine Holloway-White   
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Last edited: Saturday, March 19, 2011
Posted: Saturday, March 19, 2011

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The type of so-called mediumship that makes me feel ill.

Sunday afternoon I sat and tried to watch a programme about a medium. I was horrified and so was my husband. I have no doubt the person concerned has a gift, but for the theatre shows it is all high drama with wailing, high pitched voice, theatrics and sobbing - and that was the just medium! Now, remember it is edited so what we see on television isn't the whole thing it is meant to be the best bits. The only thing we saw this person get right was names. Mind you, stand on a stage with between 1,000 -3,000 people there and say, 'who has a son in spirit called...?' and someone is going to say they have.

Next to be said after someone took the name was, ' They're here with you now. They're here with me and they're sorry they can't be with you properly. They want me to tell you they are around you all the time and they send their love to you.' Okay, still no evidence, still generalised to fit anything or anyone. Anyone in the world could stand there and do that without being a psychic, medium or any other such thing. What was so good about that? Why were the people shaking and crying with gratitude for that?

The worst one was when a photo. was held and the medium referred to the man in the photograph tried to name him and said 'Barn, what's barn or Barn-ard? Is this Barn-ard, is this why he's telling me barn?' Turns out it was a woman in the photo not a man! The medium then changed from Barnard back to barn and asked if they had any barns. No was the answer but there had been a stable. The stable was made to fit as a barn to make it look like it was right and they were told the person in spirit was confused. There was more but it upsets me to relate it all. To see a theatre full of people who have all paid for a ticket to sit and watch that rubbish and listen to the wails and dramatics made my skin crawl.

That is NOT mediumship. No wonder we have a bad name, but what is far, far worse, is the amount of people who love this rubbish and can't get enough of it regardless. They truly think this watered down and often generalised rubbish is for real! These so-called mediums behaving in that way make millions and yet people such as myself sit here trying to be as honest as possible and aren't taken seriously because we won't 'perform' or charge silly amounts. I have no doubt that I could do what many others do and give fake readings which are all generalised, charge a fortune and I'd be swamped with requests for readings because to charge a huge amount must mean I'm good in their eyes.

The more dramatic I can be and the more I can make them gasp would probably go down well too. I won't do it though. There is no way I will sell my soul for fame and money. I have been given a gift which is meant to be treated with respect. There is no respect shown by people who behave in that way. It might be argued they are bringing comfort to those they give that generalised stuff to and maybe they are, but that doesn't make it right. How much better would it be if those people could be given a proper reading for the same money their ticket cost with real information rather than something that fits most people? Their desperation is what these fame seekers feed off and today I feel very sad having watched it. I had to turn it off as it literally turned my stomach. 

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