A term used to refer to an invidual who is said to be able to sense and contact the spirits of the dead. The skills of a medium vary from person to person, many claim to be able to see, hear and talk to spirits as well as to perceive events from the past. Some mediums use techniques such as automatic writing or conduct seances to assist in making contact. Mediums can also be accompanied by a spirit guide with whom they converse and that can both assist and protect them.
With the recent increase in paranormal TV shows such as Most Haunted and Ghost Hunters has come an upsurge of celebrity psychics and mediums such as Derek Acorah. Many television mediums have been the subject of much scrutiny over the validity of their abilities, to date it has never been scientifically proven that it is possible for someone to contact the spirits of the dead.
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