What is it?
A Channel is one who connects to a higher, or transcendent, energy and who serves as a conduit for that energy, whether by serving as its voice or using it for creative purposes, such as writing and playing music, painting, drawing, or any number of other artistic outlets. This energy is often described as a ‘spirit’ or a ‘spiritual energy’, and existing beyond the corporeal plane.
Channels generally fall into two groups. The first consists of channels who openly speak to spirits and then relay what they hear. The second group consists of channels that go into a trance, or “leave their body”, and a specific spirit then talks or acts through them. During this ‘trance channeling’, the voice of the channeler may change completely and the channeler is often unaware of anything they are doing. The most common type of channeling is simply to provide advice, insight or answers to questions from those present.