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Mediumship: Intuitive, Psychic, Mediumship Development


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RELATED LINKS: Upcoming Classes,  Summer Series Workshops,  Mediumship Development Class, Learning Path Chart,  Church Services


Also See: Mediumship Developoment—Associate Minister and Mediumship Development—Ordination



  • Counseling II*: Focuses on communication techniques to use with your clients. Also includes an overview of abuse and the many forms it takes, signs and symptoms, cycle of abuse and how to help. *Prerequisite: Counseling I

  • Introduction to the Séance Room: Learn the specifics of a séance such as rules and etiquette, what to expect, how natural law applies, healing and spirit manifestations. Students will experience an actual séance.

  • Introduction to Trance Mediumship: Learn how the physical body is used by an outside intelligence or a spirit form (doctor, guide or loved one) presenting ideas, truth, knowledge and blessings. Learn theory and practice.

  • Laws of Mediumship: A study of the laws governing mental and physical mediumship. Subjects covered will be clairvoyance, trance, direct voice, apports, spirit card writing and healing.

  • Public Presentation of Mediumship: Learn the acceptable methods of public and private clairvoyance and platform decorum.

  • Semantics: Learn tools for thinking to broaden awareness in communication skills. Discuss how belief systems are formed, enhancing communication and personal beliefs.

  • Symbols I: The student will learn a basic foundation in symbology including the interpretation of universal, conventional and personal symbols and their guidance in our lives.

  • Worship Service Practicum: This class incorporates the practical aspects and duties involved in the Spiritualists worship service, including proper platform decorum in chairing, lecture/sermon, presentation, message work, and proper etiquette in ushering.


  • IAOS member in good standing for one (1) year.

  • 20 Credits (10 core classes, 8 required classes, 2 elective classes)

  • Pass a written comprehensive exam covering current Medium Missionary classes with a score of 80% or more and successfully complete an oral demonstration. Development Classes: Twelve (12) classes with a certified staff mediumship or trance development class teacher over a period of three (3) week long seminaries. Eight (8) classes will be Mediumship development; the student may choose either Mediumship development or Trance development for the remaining four(4) classes. Four (4) classes per seminary with one (1) staff teacher per seminary.

  • Requirement Alternative: Regularly attend development classes with a certified mediumship staff development class teacher. Signature of teacher required.

  • Student Services: Three (3) clairvoyant demonstrations during Seminary Week or Sunday student services.

  • Minimum of two (2) years study.


ATTENTION STUDENTS PLANNING TO TEST: Students planning to test for any level of certification or Ordination must advise the Dean of Education of their Intent to Test no later than the pre-registration date identified for each Seminary. Application to test must be completed and testing fee paid during walk-in registration.


Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, all are welcome. Classes, Workshops and Special Events all require registration. You can view all events in our Calendar and registration forms can be found on the event page or in the Downloads section. Do not be concerned if you see the term “Seminary” next to an event, anyone on a spiritual path of learning may attend those classes as well. Many events allow you to register on-line too.
The best place to start is to visit our Calendar; there you will find a listing of special weekends, week-long classes as well as Summer Series Workshops and other Special Events. Click on an event and you will be taken to the event page with all the details and registration information. You can also visit our Downloads page for registration forms. Most can register for most classes and workshop on-line.
Mediumship Development Classes are hands on classes taught by Certified Development Teachers with many years of experience. These classes are held in a small group setting. You must contact a Development Teacher of your choosing directly. Go here to view a listing of Mediumship Development Teachers.
You will find all the information related to Church Services by clicking here.