What is Evidential Mediumship?

Mosaic from Other SideEvidential mediumship is the practice of gathering and communicating information for the recipient of a reading to validate in order to help him or her identify the loved one in spirit who is coming through. It is very important to identify the communicator prior to the sharing of personal messages. Knowing who is communicating is as important as the messages being shared, because the specific messages could only originate from a specific being in order to have meaning and provide healing for the recipient. For instance, if a recipient received a message about a loved one in spirit saying “I love you” from the Other Side, it would be nice to hear. However, if the recipient knew the message was coming from his or her mother who had a hard time saying it while living on earth, it would take on a whole new meaning and add depth to the communication, especially when accompanied with an apology by the mother for not saying it while she was alive.

Utilizing the Extrasensory Senses

Information is transmitted between the spirit medium and the communicator using the extrasensory senses. These senses, which are gifts that a spirit medium is born with but may not always be aware of, mirror the earthly senses of seeing, hearing, feeling, tasting, and smelling; however, the stimulus is received internally rather than externally and it includes claircognizance, which is the extrasensory sense of clear-knowing. Therefore, when transmissions from another dimension occur, a spirit medium, or a person who is highly sensitive to and aware of his or her extrasensory senses, must place his or her focus on the internal information being transmitted soul to soul. It is, in essence, a form of telepathy in which information is transmitted through the transfer of energy.

How to Gather Information

To expedite the identification and validation process, the spirit medium asks questions of the communicator coming through, such as:

  • Are you male or female?
  • What did you look like?
  • What did you do for a living?
  • How did you die?
  • What was your personality like?
  • How old were you when you passed?
  • What is your relationship with the recipient?
  • Where did you reside?
  • What were your hobbies?
  • Did you have any siblings?

Requests  can also be made, such as:

  • Share with me a memory that will help the recipient identify you.
  • Show me where you lived.
  • Share with me what life was like for you.

Free Will Reigns

In response to each of the questions and requests, the communicator in spirit decides whether or not he or she prefers to answer, and if so, how he or she will answer. Free will is a gift that we retain throughout our existence, and attempting to control a communicator in spirit or demand specific answers may be met with resistance. Keep in mind, those who have ascended to heaven have a much broader view of life on earth, and they know better than we do the information we need to receive in order to heal our lives.

Enhancing the Senses

When a spirit medium consistently practices the evidential mediumship method, the communicators in spirit coming through often provide answers to the questions and requests before being asked. The answers come in a variety of forms depending on the skill level and heightened awareness of the spirit medium. Again, all of the extrasensory senses are used; however, some spirit mediums are more attuned to certain senses than others. For instance, clairvoyance, also known as clear-seeing, may come easier for one spirit medium, while clairaudience, also known as clear-hearing, may be the specialty of another. Spirit mediums can work on improving awareness and abilities regarding all extrasensory senses; however, it is important to note that the dominant sense may be toned down a bit in order to heighten awareness of the sense the spirit medium is working on. This may be disconcerting at first because the spirit medium may be used to receiving information a certain way. Once a spirit medium has experienced this type of transition, it is easier to recognize the fluidity of the communication process, as well as its ability to change and grow as the spirit medium is ready to explore the full scale of his or her gifts.

All Information is Important

It is important to note that recipients of a reading may or may not recognize all of the information coming through. This does not mean that the information is incorrect or random in any way. Even if you do not understand the information, it may have great importance to the recipient. Do not dismiss it. Communicators on the Other Side bring through specific information and messages for a reason. If the recipient does not immediately recall the information or if it does not readily make sense, ask him or her to write it down as its meaning will be revealed at a later date. It may be that the recipient has temporarily forgotten certain details, or it could be information for the future, or it could be that the recipient needs to speak to another person on earth to validate the information. Either way, loved ones in spirit will do what they can to help the recipient remember at a later time or will help them to remember the information that came through in the reading when the future event occurs.

Keep Growing

When practicing evidential mediumship, a spirit medium will often develop his or her own preference for the order of questions and requests asked. It is often helpful to revisit potential questions and to think of additional ones in order to delve deeper into communications from the Other Side for the benefit of the recipient, as well to increase the depth of one’s skill set as a spirit medium.

Blessings and love to you and yours!

With Light and Love,
Karen T. Hluchan

Spirit Medium, Motivational Speaker, Reiki Master, & Author of How Have You Loved?


Karen T. Hluchan is a spirit medium, motivational speaker, Reiki master, and author of How Have You Loved? Through her mediumship practice, Healing Spirit with Love, she devotes her time to the healing of spirit on earth through her connection with heaven. Her passion for her calling is shared through the spirit readings, demonstrations, and workshops she provides, as well as through her writing and Reiki. All of her work is inspired by the divine light that is within us all. She has a great love of nature, people, and the planet, and she enjoys her connection in spirit, both here and in heaven.