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- n. The actions of a medium (person claiming to contact the dead)
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This "mediumism" resists the idea that design can be practiced in a medium-independent or cross-media way.
At the most there exist some indications -- e.g. in Morselli's masterly work (2) -- of the existence of some concordances between the phenomenology of mediumism and hysterical, hysteroid, or at least "sensitive" temperaments.
In cases where the subject is not prepared by evolutional process for the exercise of the psychic faculties, it will be found that the same or similar indications will tend to the simulation of such faculties, as by mediumism, conjuring, etc., while they may even result in chicanery and fraud.
Because this young girl wished to deceive, we are to conclude that mediumism is "tomfoolery," as you are pleased to express it?
It proves that your mediumism is -- tomfoolery; that's what it proves!
I do believe in the existence of many psychic diseases, and, amongst their number, in mediumism, for which we have got a queer sounding name from time immemorial.
And"I know you told me that my main psi-talent is mediumism and not sensitivity, but-well, I've been feeling something around the murder sites.