) or channeling
) is the belief that communication of information
occurs by or through a person (the channel
), from a spirit
or other paranormal
entity outside the mind
(or self) of the channel. Channeling is part of the belief systems and rituals of religions, such as Candomblé
, and Umbanda
Channelers claim to have channeled ascended masters
, or St. Germain
; people who have died; angels; higher dimensional beings; and extraterrestrials of a spiritual or more evolved nature; and God. Channeling is a popular source of revealed teachings in some New Age
groups. Well known channelers like Diandra
(Salem), Esther Hicks
(Abraham), David Reid Lowell
, Jane Roberts
(Seth), Linda Dillon (13 masters and archangels)
, and Lee Carroll (Kryon
) have volumes of teachings on angels
, higher dimensions
, future predictions
, non-judgment, now moment, past lives
, and spirituality
Books and channeled texts, entities and mediums
Books and channeled texts
Several notable books describe the entering of a trance state
to allow spirits
to speak through the medium or channel (see séance
). Some mediums use automatic writing or other methods to channel their entity.
Single volumes (alpha by title)
- A Course In Miracles: Channeled text, allegedly from Jesus, channeled by Helen Schucman
- A New Day Is Dawning: Channeled text, allegedly from Jesus, channeled by Diandra
- An Elias Book, The Shift Compiled by David Tate from selected Elias sessions. Elias channeled by Mary Ennis
- Ask and it is Given: Channeled text, allegedly from Abraham, channeled by Esther Hicks
- The Cosmic Tradition of Max and Alma Theon seems to be based in large part of Mme Theon's channeling ability
- Oneness: Channeled text, allegedly from Oneness, channeled by Rasha
- Revelations of Awareness: Channeled newsletter from Cosmic Awareness, a "force" interpreted/channeled through various people: Ralph Duby, Paul Shockley,and others since 1972
- The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ transcribed from the Akashic Records by Levi H. Dowling
- The Indigo Children: Channeled text allegedly from Kryon, channeled by Lee Carroll
- The Urantia Book: Channeled text, allegedly from celestial beings, anonymously channeled
- The Wind of Change: The first of four channeled books by writer/medium Julie Soskin
- Toward the Light: Channeled text
- The Book of the Law: Channeled by Aleister Crowley
- Sunlight On Water: Channeled by Flo Aeveia Magadalena
- The Orbs Messages: Channeled text from the Orbs & E.T.'s by Nedrra Lanakila
- Source Science: Channeling text by Michel through David Reid Lowell
- Why You Are Who You Are: Channeled text by Graham Bernard (out of print)
- Oahspe: Channeled text by John Newbrough
Multiple volumes (alpha by author)
Joseph Benner - Entity: unspecified
Edgar Cayce - Entity/Source: The Universal Mind or The Akashic Records
- All of Edgar Cayce's readings were carefully recorded, cataloged, and indexed. Those records are administered by the Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.), a foundation created to preserve and propagate the information he channeled. Cayce allegedly was able to tap into the so-called Universal Mind or the Akashic Records (a record of all history). Many books have been written about him and his readings. See the bibliography section on the Edgar Cayce page for a partial list. Unfortunately many books have been published under Cayce's name which contain only short sections of Cayce readings along with large embellishments by the editors. The A.R.E. Press has published the following books/CDs which contain the least extraneous material:
- The Complete Edgar Cayce Readings - 14,306 Psychic Readings - (on CD only)- Edgar Cayce
- Think on These Things: Selections from the Edgar Cayce Readings
- The Edgar Cayce Companion - A Comprehensive Treatise of the Edgar Cayce Readings - edited by B. Ernest Frejer
- A Search for God - book 1 and 2 - a collection of Edgar Cayce Readings - compiled by the Edgar Cayce Study Group
- A Search for God Paraphrased - books 1 and 2 (on CDs also} - paraphrased for easier comprehension by L. Nelson Farley
- See Revelations of Awareness above
Lekhraj Kripalani - Entity: God
James E Padgett - Jesus and the Celestials
- Angelic Revelations of Divine Truth Channeled text, messages recieved by automatic writing. Mediumship of James E. Padgett, authors include Jesus, apostles, and many other spirits: Subjects include; God, soul development, Divine Love and natural love, spiritual progression and the laws involved, laws of spiritualism and mediumship.
Eva Broch Pierrakos -- Entity: "The Pathwork Guide"
- The Pathwork of Self-Transformation (1990): Channeled by Eva Pierrakos
- Creating Union (2002): Channeled by Eva Pierrakos
- The Complete Lectures of the Pathwork (2000 - text on CD): Channeled by Eva Pierrakos
Gary Renard - Entities: Arten and Pursah
Jane Roberts -- Entity: Seth
- The Coming of Seth (1966): Jane Roberts describes the beginnings of her experiences with speaking for Seth.
- The Seth Material (1971): Channeled by Jane Roberts
- Seth Speaks (1972): Later sub-titled Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul
- The Nature of Personal Reality (1974): Later subtitled Specific, Practical Techniques for Solving Everyday Problems and Enriching the Life You Know
- The Magical Approach: Seth Speaks About the Art of Creative Living: Channeled by Jane Roberts
- The Nature of the Psyche: Its Human Expression: Channeled by Jane Roberts
- The Way Toward Health: A Seth Book: Channeled by Jane Roberts
- The 'Unknown' Reality: A Seth Book in Two Parts (2 volumes): Channeled by Jane Roberts
- The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events: Channeled by Jane Roberts
- Dreams, 'Evolution', and Value Fulfillment (2 volumes): Channeled by Jane Roberts
Pat Rodegast - Entity: Emmanuel
Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer
- Opening to Channel: How to Connect with your Guide (1987), by Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer, describes how to channel a spirit guide.
- Soul Love:Awakening Your Heart Centers (Roman, Sanaya) (1997), by Sanaya Roman, You are ready to embark upon a wonderful journey of discovery to learn more about yourself and your soul.
- Spiritual Growth: Being Your Higher Self (Roman, Sanaya) (1992), by Sanaya Roman, A breakthrough for tomorrow's teachers, healers, and leaders who want to be their higher selves now.
- Living with Joy: Keys to Personal Power and Spiritual Transformation (Roman, Sanaya) (1989), by Sanaya Roman
- Creating Money: Attracting Abundance (Sanaya Roman) (1988), by Sanaya Roman
Carla Rueckert - Entity: Ra
Neale Donald Walsch - Entity: God
- Conversations with God: Channeled text, allegedly from God, channeled by Neale Donald Walsch. This is a series of three books.
- Friendship with God: Channeled text, allegedly from God, channeled by Neale Donald Walsch.
- Questions and Answers on Conversations with God: Channeled text, allegedly from God, channeled by Neale Donald Walsch.
- Communion with God: Channeled text, allegedly from God, channeled by Neale Donald Walsch.
- Tomorrow's God: Channeled text, allegedly from God, channeled by Neale Donald Walsch.
- The New Revelations: Channeled text, allegedly from God, channeled by Neale Donald Walsch.
- Home with God: In a Life That Never Ends: Channeled text, allegedly from God, channeled by Neale Donald Walsch.
Story Waters - Entity: We Are 9
- The Messiah Seed: from We Are 9, channeled by Story Waters.
- You Are God. Get Over It!: from We Are 9, channeled by Story Waters.
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro - Entity: Michael
Entities (sources) and mediums
- Abraham group of entities, channeled by Esther Hicks
- Arten and Pursah, appear to Gary Renard
- BapDada (combined form of "God" and Lekhraj Kirpalani), channeled by BK Gulzar BKWSU
- Bartholomew entity, channeled by Mary Margaret Moore.
- Bashar entity, channeled by Daryll Anka
- Carlos entity, channeled by José Alvarez beginning in 1988 in Australia. Soon revealed to be a hoax orchestrated by Alvarez and skeptic/magician James Randi, in collaboration with an Australian newsmagazine show.
- Charles entity, channeled by author Kurt Leland
- Cassiopaeans entity, channeled by Arkadiusz Jadczyk and Laura Knight-Jadczyk
- Cosmic Awareness, channeled through various people: Ralph Duby, Paul Shockley, Will Berlinghof, and others since 1972
- Dr. Williams entity, deep-trance channeled by, Bart Smit
- Eikon Reflections of A Spirit Guide (dislikes the term "entity", preferring 'Spirit Guide' or something more "user-friendly")
- Elias entity, channeled by Mary Ennis often considered a follow-on to Seth Jane Roberts
- Emanuel entity, channeled by Christiane Zimmer
- Francine, Spirit Guide, channeled by Sylvia Browne.
- Jota, channeled entity
- The Herald group consciousness, deep-trance channeled by, Sheila M. Street
- Jesus channeled by James E Padgett
- Kris entity, channeled by Serge J. Grandbois
- Kryon: Channeled entity, channeled by Lee Carroll
- Lazaris entity, channeled by Jach Pursel
- Matthew Ward: Channeled entity
- David Reid Lowell: Channeled entity is Michel, The methodology of Source Science given by Michel through David Reid Lowell.
- Michael - Messages from Michael written by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro.
- Multiple/Various psychic surgeons, such as José Arigó, claim to work as channels for deceased surgeons.
- Oahspe: Channeled entity
- Oth entity, channeled by Ellen Rauh
- Pleiadeans entity, channeled by Barbara Marciniak
- Ra entity, channeled by Carla Rueckert
- Ramtha: Ascended Master, channeled by JZ Knight, Ramtha claims to have coined the term channeling in the late 70's.
- Salem entity, channeled by Diandra
- Seth entity, channeled by Jane Roberts
- God (Shiva Baba) said to be Supreme Soul, channelled by Lekhraj Kirpalani BKWSU
- The Akashic Records or The Universal Mind, channeled by Edgar Cayce and by Levi H. Dowling
- SOTU - Soul of the Universe Energy of movement and growth, channeled by Josh Schwartzbach
- The Orbs & E.T.'s Spiritual awakening, enlightenment and self-healing as channeled by Nedrra & Daerick Lanakila
- The Wonders collective consciousness, claim to be from 29th dimension of reality where all of reality is made of 32 dimensions. Largest collection of online channeled material channeled exclusively through Réné Gaudette
- Tobias channeled by Geoffrey Hoppe.
- We Are 9 channeled by Story Waters.
- John Zebedee entity, channeled by Gerry Bowman.
- Zoleen, a counsel channeled by the Raphaels
Channeling in fiction
In fantasy literature
, the term channeling
is sometimes used in other ways, particularly to describe a person's ability to draw on some form of magical
power. The Wheel of Time
series, for example, uses the term extensively (although it is by no means the only work to do so).
Channeling is mentioned in Tom Robbins
's Book "Skinny Legs and All".
- Rosemary Brown - Trance medium who purportedly channeled new works from composer Franz Liszt and many others
- Related ideas:
- Skeptical criticism:
- Klimo, John (1987). Channeling: Investigations on Receiving Information from Paranormal Sources. St. Martins Press. ISBN 0-87477-431-4.