The concept of channeling has a long history in the realm of the metaphysical and spirituality circles around the world. Channeling involves the integration of an individual referred to as a medium or channeler and a disembodied entity from the spiritual realm. The medium, acting as the channel or receiver, allows a spiritual being access to the physical body in order to relay and express a message to those living in the physical world.
Channeling gained immense interest among the metaphysical community during the 19th and 20th Centuries. While many of the supposed acts of channeling were discovered to be mere hoaxes, several incidents of this paranormal phenomenon are thought to be genuine.
An historical timeline of infamous channeling incidents has been documented by metaphysical researchers and historians throughout the modern world. While conventional scientific methods of verifying such claims of channeling have not been well-documented, the following examples have been set apart as being the most reliable channeling experiences.
Channeling In The 1800’s
One of the most well-documented incidents of channeling involves that of an individual named Joseph Smith. It has been said that Smith received divine messages through channeling and wrote the information which now comprises the Book of Mormon, the foundation of the Church of Jesus Christ and the Latter Day Saints.
In the mid 1800’s, a dentist by the name of John Ballou Newbrough claimed to have penned additional text of the Bible through a channeling technique known as automatic writing. The book, “Oahspe” was published in 1880 which was touted by Newbrough as divinely inspired.
20th Century Channeling Incidents
Aleister Crowley was a well-known metaphysical figure in Great Britain during the early 1900’s. Crowley dabbled in several occult genres during his lifetime. Among his most significant works was a book entitled, “Book of the Law” which was published in 1904. Aleister Crowley laid claim to the fact that the information contained in this book manifested directly from his channeling those of the spirit world.
During the 1950’s, an individual named George Van Tassel reportedly wrote down the information contained in the book, “Ashtar” through telepathy involving extra terrestrials.
In 1963, a woman by the name of Jane Roberts began what she called an ongoing channel of communication with an entity called “Seth”. According to documented information, Roberts’ connection to Seth spanned for over twenty years.
Neale Donald Walsch may be one of the most recognized author in the area of self-help and methaphysical arenas. Walsch wrote and published several books about God that were said to have been the result of channeling the information directly from spirit.
While the topic of channeling may not be one that mainstream society can directly relate to, there is undeniable evidence that science and the spiritual world may someday meet to prove the existence of this phenomenon.