Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Biblical Precipitation Mediumship

[Otherside Press] Over 2,000 years ago, three mystical stories began to play out, ultimately were written down and are now a part of the formalized book of letters known as the Bible. Within the stories we find “clues and concepts” that support the core belief of Divine Metaphysicians, Spiritualists and Spiritists worldwide – mainly that of the “continuity of life after the change called death.” This core concept is supported within these old stories through the aspects detailed that many have come to call “precipitation mediumship”, “spirit writing” and by Spiritists as “pneumatography” (spirit writing independent of a medium’s hand.)
The first biblical account of spirit writing is actually the most famous. In 1445 BCE the story speaks of Moses being guided up Mount Sinai where he received (twice actually) the Ten Commandments of God’s moral and spiritual laws for the Jews. While some biblical translations detail how “the finger of God” (Spirit) wrote them, there is no clear proof that these writings were engraved/carved into each tablet or precipitated onto the tablets. What is the most likely consideration is that these writings in either form of manifestation were materialized through an intelligent (thinking) spirit mind.
Moving forward through the sacred text to the book of Daniel’s chapter 5, we find a story set in the year 539 BCE in the famed city of Babylon (located now in modern day Iraq). King Belshazzar was reveling in his recent victory and ransacking of Jerusalem’s Holy Temple by drinking and eating (basically by defiling) from the stolen relics. A hand materialized and (again through intelligent spirit control) began “to write upon the temple wall in a strange and foreign tongue” (precipitation and spirit writing). The king’s best seers and mediums were all unable to interpret the writings. The queen suggested another seer praised by prior kings for his spiritual wisdom and known as Daniel. Daniel successfully interpreted these writings which predicted the king’s death and an attack on Babylon within one day. And such came true.
The final interesting account of precipitation and spirit writing in the Bible we find in the book of 2nd Chronicles chapter 21, verse 12. The time period is estimated to be around 850 BCE. The story’s location suggests this account occurred in the region south of Jerusalem and west of the Dead Sea. The Bible details how a letter was received by Jehoram, the King of Judah, yet it was written by the Prophet Elijah who had “ascended into the Heavens” many years prior.
There was no mention of a person delivering said letter leading one to conclude the letter materialized when it needed to be delivered to Jehoram. This materialized letter contained “intelligently written guidance” from the mind of Elijah who was then in the spirit world. These spirit writings clearly had precipitated forth onto said materialized letter.
And now you know the “holy trinity” of the Bible’s history of precipitated spirit writings. These are surely not the only such accounts among the world’s various religions and philosophies of life. One can only imagine what other writings detailing similar psychic phenomena lay hidden among the scrolls, tablets, manuscripts and books tucked quietly away in a dark corner of a sacred house of worship. Read More