One of the American Spiritualists in Scotland in July in attendance at a Dunfermline Church Event.
There are two different courses and a different emphasis on each course. However many
of the subjects are the same. The first course is delivered in the USA in the University
town of Fredonia close to Lily Dale. The teachers are Scottish Mediums flown in from Scotland and local Mediums who have been to Scotland themselves. Video links are also used for short workshops with Mediums in Scotland. The Scottish course is much more focussed on the Church side of the movement with visits to around 10-15 different Churches.
The course will cover everything including practical workshops on a daily basis seven days a week.
In Scotland there will be practical experience over the Scottish trip of visiting many churches and working on many occasions on Gallery or Platform as the Scot's call it.
We are working with the Dunfermline Church - a church that is is about a century old.
Part of the course will be to set up and run a real church. Each evening we will take a trip out to a real Church giving a real service. So you should be exposed to approximately eight to twelve churches during the course in total.
Part of the Scottish element is to help you set up a Church and you will get the support of a Scottish Church when you are ready for it.
The Lily Dale based course is more practical in nature for the USA market. How to adapt and manage there. How to progress using the Scottish principals and methods.
It is based at The Church of the Lady of the Lake Church in Fredonia. This is the first of the American churches set up based on these Scottish methods.
The course will have at least two Scottish Mediums coming over to deliver and there will
be several video conferences with further Mediums in Scotland.
Being close to Lily Dale the theme behind the American Course is how to duplicate Lily Dale. Consider that in Scotland there is an effective Lily Dale sized Spiritual community every 20 miles with 3-5 churches, across the entire country.
The content of the course is broken into five modules. These can be booked separately for the USA Course but not for the Scottish course. Each Module individually will cost $500 each lasting for three days. The total cost if you go through the entire five modules in one go is $2,000 a saving of $500 if you buy the modules separately.
Module One - Introduction to Spiritualism and Scottish ideologies and basic methods.
Spiritualism development starts with and is based on a process of teaching you to ground yourself, and open and close. Think of this as a meditative state. If you have been involved in any form of meditation, then you are halfway there. Once “open” you must learn how to receive messages from the other side. Then how to interpret what you get. To distinguish from your imagination. And how to move forward after the course, what not to do being just as important as what to do. Sitting in Circle and how you must do this on a regular basis and how to set up a circle to move forward if there is not a suitable one available. You must also learn to protect yourself from both negative energy and thoughts as well as Spirits.
Module Two - Giving Private Readings.
How to give private readings. How to tune in specifically to one person. How to reassure them and what to explain to them. The things you must never do. The things you must do. Where to give readings. Face to Face. Online. Fairs. How to put things you receive into the correct context. How to ask for more information. The things you should not do when giving a reading. How to handle rejection of the information. How to build your reputation and market yourself as a Spiritual Medium reader.
Module Three - Working on Platform, Stage or Gallery.
The golden rule – never call out, always go directly to the person you are drawn to. Do not guess – how to handle when you have nothing to give out. Blockers sitting in the audience and again how to handle them. Be entertaining to a degree that is appropriate. Pattern Working and what is different about this – how to deliver a reading to a larger number of people perhaps everyone in the audience. How to build your reputation and market yourself.
Module Four - Setting up and Running a Circle
This is not to be confused with sitting in a circle. This is a very specific skill and involves constant communication with Spirit whilst running a circle. You will be guided through this by your Spirit guides and you need to learn how to follow their lead. Teaching the skills in module one to three to others to help them start on their path and progress themselves. Anyone taking this module will get free follow up support from a Scottish church on an ongoing basis to help you teach and progress yourself and deal with situations as they happen. This is meant for people who are serious about helping spiritualism as a method and totally committed to the long-term development of the movement based on the Scottish methods.
Module Five - Running a Spiritualist Church
How to set up and run a Spiritual Church. The organization of and the marketing of. This goes through stages and starts with a circle – see previous module. Then moves to a monthly meeting open to the public. Finally, weekly services which are very different from what you will have encountered in other American Spiritualist Churches. The principal aspect of the service is Mediums giving at least 45 minutes of Gallery/Platform work demonstrations. As you start this will Church Mediums doing this, but as the movement and community develops wherever possible have visiting mediums. However, all working Mediums must follow the basic rules working. Such as the address and how this should not be done as in from notes and for 20 minutes. It should be a short address from Spirit. The purposes of the Church. Legal Status and set up of the Church. Anyone taking this module will get free follow up support from a Scottish church on an ongoing basis to help you teach and progress yourself and deal with situations as they happen. This is meant for people who are serious about helping spiritualism as a method and totally committed to the long-term development of the movement based on the Scottish methods.
Flights and accommodation will be included in the price for Scotland but not for the USA.
Fredonia March 9th to 21st
June 29th to July 12th
Scotland September 13th to 26th
We currently have a vacancy for the role of Course Recruiter.