Monday, April 6, 2015

Psychic VS Medium: Pat Chalfant, Spiritualist Medium And Author of 'Spirit Lights A Path To Mediumship', Offers Insight

Chalfant offers mediumship classes to help others develop mediumship in both classroom settings and via the Internet. Meditation plays a key role in mediumship development

For many people, the titles 'psychic' and 'medium' mean much the same thing. There is a great deal of confusion regarding what differentiates a psychic from a medium.

Pat Chalfant, author of 'Spirit Lights, A Path To Mediumship', states that the difference between a psychic and a medium is that Spiritualist mediums meditate to connect with a spirit guide in the development classes that they are required to take in order to become credentialed. They subsequently get all their reading information from that guide.

Psychics, however, do not study meditation in development classes to connect with spirit guides.  They believe they get their information only through energy, vibrations, sometimes by laying out cards, reading palms, runes, etc., but not through a spirit guide.

“Because psychics are convinced that they are not guided by spirits, they tend to operate under the false impression that they can’t be,” Pat instructed.  “Actually, it’s easy for ignorant or rogue spirits to join a psychic who is giving a reading without being detected.  Rogue spirits resemble delinquent children on earth who hang out on street corners looking for unsuspecting passersby to heckle or take advantage of.  So because most psychics believe they can only receive their information through vibrations, sensings, reading cards and such, they can easily be tricked by ignorant or rogue spirits.  This kind of spirit sees the psychic going into a semi-altered state of consciousness, the light around her shining more brightly, as she concentrates on doing a reading and he causes mischief by surreptitiously slipping his ”two-cents worth” into the psychic’s consciousness and thus into her reading.  Because he doesn’t have the training that a medium’s spirit guide receives, he can’t work accurately with any reader, so his contribution to the psychic’s reading will probably not be very appropriate or evidential.”

“Before I could even begin to build a working relationship with my first spirit guide,” Pat revealed, “mysterious visions began to trouble me and I wondered if they could be what I had only heard about in past-life classes but had never experienced--panic attacks.  A friend who had been a medium for many years said she had once had a similar experience and suggested that perhaps it might be an ignorant spirit trying to influence me.  My friend suggested I should stop doing anything with mediumship for awhile.  I took that advice and the attacks disappeared almost immediately.”

“Months later,” Pat said, “a gifted medium was at the Spiritualist church I regularly attended and I had a reading from her.  She was there for just that weekend  to help our church by volunteering her time to work in our psychic fair.  She confirmed that my ‘panic attacks’ had indeed been generated by a rogue spirit.  That spirit apologized through the medium for having targeted me and for causing me such grief.  He promised never to do it again.  I didn’t have any more ‘panic attacks’ from that day forward.”

“It’s been about 20 years since that incident,” she says, “and I am now actually glad that it happened because, as well as doing readings, I teach mediumship and I feel well-qualified to advise students who may wonder what an attack by an ignorant or rogue spirit is like. It’s difficult to even believe that such a thing ever actually happened to me now, but it did and it can be a help to those who are studying mediumship and want to learn how to do it safely, so I now look at it as a blessing in disguise.”

Pat reveals that she has had several different guides for reading work through the years and she feels that because she initially established her connection with her first guide in the proper way, through meditation in a development class, her communication with each successive guide has always been clear and very effective.  Her symbols, which never change in meaning or in appearance regardless of which guide delivers them to her, have continued to allow Pat to give the same reliable information for readings that the symbols represented when she and her first guide established them together.  The meditative process that mediums and their guides go through is all extremely orderly and each new guide learns the lexicon of symbols Pat uses so there is always continuity of communication from one guide to the next.  So, as she describes herself in the opening of her book, she is now definitely a textbook medium!

'Spirit Lights A Path To Mediumship', explains how she, a real skeptic regarding such matters, developed mediumship abilities and now lives a life transformed by the spiritual. Mediumship is a controversial issue and Pat understands this, but she also believes that credible mediumship holds the promise of real benefits for mankind that have not been fully explored.

In addition to offering one-on-one client consultations, Pat has penned the 'Spirit Lights Song Book' and three of those songs are in the National Spiritualist Association of Churches hymn book. There are samples of the words and music on her web site,, and ‘Spirit Lights’ song books for sale there, too. She does readings for clients by phone and teaches mediumship development classes. She has also created a DVD entitled 'Spirit Lights Psychic Development DVD'.

Pat Chalfant is currently appearing on The Authors Show. Her interview is available now at The Authors Show site. 'Spirit Lights A Path To Mediumship' is available at her website and at Amazon. Pat is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at Pat maintains a Youtube channel at  She is also available for inspirational lectures. More information is available at her website at

About Pat Chalfant:

Oregon Spiritualist Medium Pat Chalfant's amazing psychic gifts have helped hundreds of individuals worldwide. Pat has written a column on parapsychology and interviewed Hollywood stars and the psychics who read for them for a national newspaper. Other topics she’s taught and written about are: past life therapy, death and dying, the Edgar Cayce work, the Cathars, and Spiritual healing.

The Association for Past Life Research and Therapies newsletter published a series of her interviews with psychiatrists, psychologists, and hypnotherapists who were all west coast pioneers of past life therapy. Pat believes that series is destined to become a book.

She teaches internationally online and also hosts an online Spiritualist circle, Spirit Lights Chapel.


Pat Chalfant