Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of being a medium (psychic conduit).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or condition of being a spiritualistic medium; the vocation or function of such a medium.

Etymologies

medium +‎ -ship (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Clake says: "The word mediumship, as understood and used by spiritualists, technically speaking, means a susceptibility to the influence, and more or less control, of decarnated spirits.

    Genuine Mediumship or The Invisible Powers

  • Although they occur in a context primarily meant to be entertaining, they have reintroduced the idea of mediumship to the public.

    Experiencing the Next World Now

  • Far from being in any degree a suspension of consciousness as is what is known as mediumship, this power partakes of the quality of omniscience.

    Cosmic Consciousness

  • The careful student will of course notice that this communication with the higher planes of life and being -- this so-called "mediumship" -- does not depend upon any particular form of religious belief, or teaching, concerning the nature of the state or place of abode of the departed spirits of men; but, on the contrary, is common to all form of religion and to all phases of belief in the survival of the human soul.

    Genuine Mediumship or The Invisible Powers

  • Bearing in mind all these subjective states and experiences, including the whole range of so-called mediumship, the _theorem_ of the Masters and adepts of all ages may be made exceeding plain.

    The New Avatar and The Destiny of the Soul The Findings of Natural Science Reduced to Practical Studies in Psychology

  • The mother is a spiritualist -- has been for years -- and, being on the lookout for it, naturally discovered what she calls 'mediumship' in

    The Tyranny of the Dark

  • Of course, the term "mediumship," as above defined, lacks a clear meaning unless the term "spiritualistic," or "spiritualism" be defined.

    Genuine Mediumship or The Invisible Powers

  • If the assumed "mediumship" of this woman was not an imposture, some of the many people who have visited her for the purpose of getting communications from their spirit-friends would have been gratified.

    The Humbugs of the World An Account of Humbugs, Delusions, Impositions, Quackeries, Deceits and Deceivers Generally, in All Ages

  • Her playing on the piano, her singing are as the rustle of leaves in the forest compared to her mediumship, which is as a trumpet-blast opening the gates of the city of refuge to let the weary traveller in. "

    The Tyranny of the Dark

  • But as certain gifts and graces are more developed in some individuals than in others, in like manner the sensitiveness which is called mediumship is more highly developed (or is capable of such development) in certain peculiarly constituted persons who may be regarded as supernormally gifted, yet as naturally so as are geniuses in other directions. "

    Genuine Mediumship or The Invisible Powers

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