Spiritualism is a fairly new form of religion based
on belief that the human spirit survives physical
death and can communicate through a medium.
Spiritualism started in America in mid 19th century
and spread to Europe. Though interest in
spiritualism slowly died out in America, it
continued to thrive in Britain.
Frankie Whelan is one of the well-known spiritual
ministers in England. He has a deep compassion for
people and believes "People need People." He feels
that all religions have their individual strengths.
Frankie is a full healer and a very fine medium. We
are glad to bring you his exclusive interview for
How is Spiritualism different from other religions?
Spiritualism is different from other religions as it
provides evidence that life continues after the
release of the physical body. The individual is able
to receive accurate evidence supporting the fact
that his/her loved one has made the journey from
home to Heaven. Other religions do not do this.
Spiritualism is also different as it does not
contain Dogma, but only seven principles to follow
as a way of life. Spiritualism is different in that
it encourages the individuals to go within and find
answers and solutions themselves. It is about
activating the person to take responsibility for
their own lives and thoughts rather than encouraging
dependence in a way perhaps that others religions
Q: Can anyone become a medium?
I think anyone can sit and develop for mediumship
but some will have greater potential to do the work.
In a similar way, that though many people may get
trained to become doctors, only few become skilled
surgeons and are able to undertake work with
precision. The law of Karma also comes to play as
some people will return to the earth plane with a
"stamp" on the soul - MEANING THEY HAVE COME BACK
SOLELY TO DO THIS WORK.
Q: Does being a medium affect or influence your
As a medium, one works with a very fine energy on a
very sensitive level. When the mediumship is over
the individual will need to continue his/her
everyday work and experience the earthly life like
everyone else. The medium can experience greater
sensitivity than others and at times this can be
painful. Like, working in crowded noisy offices,
working continually with computers, any number of
things can affect a medium in ways that it would not
another. Mediums tend to need longer periods of
quiet and rest enabling them to recharge their
energies. Also as the work is so very meaningful the
individual may have difficulty in doing other jobs
that does not help/touch people in such a deep way.
Why should people get in touch with spirits - Is
there any benefit?
The spirit people get in touch with us as spirits
cannot be forced to communicate with people. The
benefits are many if the person getting in touch
with the spirit is open. The communicating spirit
can offer advice and guidance which helps the people
in a practical way. Of course the main benefit is to
the bereaved, to know that their loved one lives on
and is safe. People feel so devastated after someone
close dies, so to know that they have reached the
other side and can express this is truly priceless.
Q: What kind of power do spirit people have?
Spirit people are not perfect. They simply have
traveled a little further than we have and have more
experience of life and death. Yes, they can
influence our lives but are never allowed to take
away our free will. They can advise us as they have
experienced through trial and error and can see the
different angles of a problem. However, they too
continue to grow and develop their own spirits.
Why can't Spirit people warn of natural disasters
Because man must take responsibility for his own
actions while on earth. Man must learn to treat the
earth plane with the respect it deserves. Growth,
and only growth is the nature of life. The whole
notion of responsibility for the earth has been
highlighted by this disaster. I would say that the
Spirit world has been trying to warn us for a long
time. The Native American Indians have told us time
and time again about how we should treat the earth
plane but have we listened.? No.! At some point,
disaster comes and man blames God, and the spirit
world when it is he who should have listened to the
warnings long time ago.
Can Spirits change destiny?
Ans: They can influence decision making -
that is, they can give you options but eventually
the individual makes his own choices in life. It all
depends on how open, receptive and progressed the
Are there evil Spirits?
In the same way as there are people here on earth
who are of a low consciousness level. I prefer to
use the _expression ‘low consciousness level’ as
that really is what makes them act in inhumane ways.
They may be intelligent yet have low consciousness.
There is a progression available to every soul, and
as long as they are truly sorry for their actions
and understand how their actions have affected
others, they can progress.
How can someone find their Spiritual Master or
think sometimes we are too caught up in these
expressions. The world of Spirit wants us to keep it
simple. Be like a child. Trust in the power of God
to help you and influence your thoughts. Have
positive intentions to love, heal and repair. Keep
your feet firmly on the ground, but put your mind
and heart up to God. In this way you will draw to
yourself advanced souls, who will work with you
because of the vibration you emanate. Remember
always the _expression "Like attracts like".