One person who really went through a very bad time – even using her gift – was a woman named Rosemary Brown. She was a channel for the pianists Chopin, Beethoven, Liszt, and Schubert, plus many other famous composers from the past. This non-assuming woman was a mother of two children and a widow (in those days a very poor living if one did not work). She was a “dinner lady” at a local school. In other words she cooked dinner for school children each day, and her only musical training was basic piano which enabled her to teach the basic skills of the piano. When she was discovered, all sorts of things were offered to her – fame, success – and yet she was let down so many times. She was ridiculed by those in the music world, tested endlessly by different people, and hardly earned any money from it at all. Yet she never gave up and believed she was channeling the composers who she claimed came into her home and sat by her piano while they taught her new music or finished off unfinished pieces started before they died.
Then there were others such as Estelle Roberts who, with her guide, filled the Albert Hall in London. She also suffered from a lot of ridicule before she made it. Helen Duncan died after police raided a séance where she was channeling. The police shook her while she was in deep trance. Just the thought of it upsets me greatly because I know how dangerous it is for me when I am in a deep state of trance. I cannot imagine what it would be like to be shaken and woken up from that state.
Jane Roberts was one of those who began to deep-trance channel Seth (an energy she worked with). I often ask people if they know of her, but not many people do these days, which is a shame as she wrote some wonderful books on early channeling.