Robert - Although the
following thoughts are offered as a forum contribution, it may be
that the theme might be suitable for a question to be put to White
Feather. (unless it's already been covered?) Although spiritual
guides/teachers will have replied to most issues in the past, this
one relates to recent medical developments.
It's now possible to
keep the human body functioning when previously death would have been
the most likely outcome. In the condition termed 'Persistent
Vegetative State' certain badly-affected patients have few, or no,
detectable responses – effectively they are unable to be reached.
It's been claimed, in the cyber community, there have been times when
the spirit of such (still living) individuals has been engaged by a
medium, in effect an assertion of contact with the living via
mediumship. But no firm evidence has been brought forward and
accounts are nothing more than anecdotes thus far.
I have many doubts
about the claims made but even if they were substantiated somehow,
would it be mediumship? As I see matters it would be telepathy
because communication would not be transdimensional - the patient
still living in the physical, claims for contact with their spirit
being fanciful and unproven. Nonetheless such communication might
still be an invaluable way to reach patients trapped by their
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