Channelling involves temporary experiences
in which you feel as though you are in
contact with another intelligent agent.
It is connected with meditation - in that
those who meditate view channelling as one
of the many facinating distractions the
mind likes to create rather than be still.
Historically, mediums have performed
channelling-like activities. They often
claimed to be able to communicate with
dead loved ones. Some of these mediums
became rich and famous in the process.
This sort of thing has damaged the
Some of those who are involved with
channelling take their experiences
very seriously - writing books about
them - and even starting religions
revolving about their channelled
Skeptics point out that channelling
involves a type of hallucination - and
that taking channeled experiences too
literally may not be wise.
Some view UFO abduction experiences
as a type of channelling.
Channelling is also spelled channeling
in some areas.
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