Developing Mediumship
How to become a Medium
by Anji Wylde CSNU

People often ask me how they can develop themselves as a medium. If you are interested in developing mediumship and feel that you have a natural ability or are just curious about how clairvoyance works, then you should begin by attending a Spiritualist church.

Spiritual Awareness

Most Spiritualist churches run awareness classes or groups. These can give you an insight into your own psychic or mediumistic abilities, providing a valuable foundation which should lead you on to a beginners development circle.

The Development Circle

There are different levels of mediumship development circle, but firstly you need to learn how to meditate, this will help you to still your mind, ready to open up and work with the world of Spirit. In this early stage you may encounter your spirit guides, and as you develop to a higher level, you will learn how to link with Spirit and to become sensitive enough to establish communication.

Development is a very personal journey, and the outcome of developing mediumship varies depending on the individual's ability and aspirations; but I cannot stress enough the importance of sitting in circle.

Regardless of natural ability, an aspiring medium can only benefit from sitting in a good circle, and progression will almost always depend on commitment and a willingness to learn.

Getting Started

1) The first step is to locate a good Spiritualist church in your area. There are Spiritualist churches in every county of the UK. A worldwide list of Spiritualist churches and centres can be found here.

2) Find out when the church has services. You can go to either a divine service or a demonstration of mediumship. All Spiritualist churches should have a committee member at every service, so when the service is over, tell them that you are interested in Spiritualism and ask them if they have a spiritual awareness group or beginners circle or an open circle that you can join.

3) You may have a natural mediumistic gift, but in order to develop to your full potential you must learn technique, and sitting in a development circle is the best way to develop mediumship. Lay a good foundation and start at the beginning, you won't regret it. It is also worth watching as many demonstrating mediums as you can, to form your own opinion about what is good mediumship and what is not.

4) Once you find a circle that you are happy with, you need to make a commitment to sit regularly. Typically once a week, and you will reap what you sow. With a little effort and dedication, you may well surprise yourself!


I have run weekly mediumship development circles and workshops in Spiritualists' National Union churches for many years.

I am available to run one day workshops for groups of up to 20 people. If you have any questions about developing mediumship or would like to book a workshop with me, please contact me here.

As a working platform medium I hold an SNU Certificate of Recognition (CSNU) for demonstrating mediumship. I regularly serve at over forty churches around the Midlands, please click here for my current schedule of church services.