Trance channeling, often called “divine inspiration,” is a method that higher spiritual beings beyond our physical realm use to deliver information to us. Psychics claim it’s among the most powerful and difficult ways that psychics receive information.
Four of the most famous trance channelers are speaker and author Lee Carroll, for his channeling of the entity “Kryon” from “the magnetic service;” Edgar Cayce, dubbed “The Sleeping Prophet;” Jach Pursel, for his channeling of the spiritual being “Lazaris,” and psychologist Helen Schucman, who scribed the book A Course in Miracles.
Lee Carroll channels a loving, angelic entity called Kryon, whose origin allegedly lies beyond conventional reality and dates to the earth’s creation. Carroll claims Kryon’s roots are in the Archangel Michael’s family tree.
Carroll has written 13 books based on information from Kryon. The phenomenon began in 1989 with a mission to help people reach a higher vibrational level. When Carroll channels Kryon from “beyond the veil,” he receives positive and encouraging messages, such as “Walk into the light and don’t be afraid, because you’re winning.” Carroll has also co-authored three books about indigo children.
Clairvoyant Edgar Cayce is often associated with the most famous channelers in the world. Nicknamed by a biographer as “The Sleeping Prophet,” Cayce accessed universal consciousness using self-hypnosis and deep meditation. The majority of his readings focused on holistic healing, though he never trained professionally in medicine, and he claimed to know nothing about curatives while he was awake and conscious.
Cayce was born in 1877, and his psychic abilities became evident in his early childhood. Cayce viewed people as whole entities who travel in space and time. His philosophy was that spirit is the source of all life. The mind expresses life’s energy either positively, through creating, or negatively, by destroying. Our choices are ultimately expressed in the physical realm.
Holistic health was Cayce’s focus, and his legacy includes psychic insights in ESP, reincarnation, philosophy, dreams, spiritual growth, and psychic phenomena that were ahead of their time. Cayce, a seer and respected clairvoyant, established the Association for Research and Enlightenment in 1931. He died in 1945 after suffering a stroke.
Jach Pursel’s meditative channeling of the nonphysical entity Lazaris since October 1974 has elevated Pursel to the status of one of the best-known spiritual advisors of contemporary times. Lazaris refers to himself as a “spark of consciousness.” He maintains that his contact with human beings will end when Jach passes away.
Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning actress Shirley MacLaine expressed her appreciation to Lazaris in her 1987 book It’s all in the Playing. Actress Sharon Gless thanked Lazaris when she accepted her Emmy Award in 1987 for her role in the TV drama Cagney & Lacey.
Clinical and research psychologist Helen Schucman’s name doesn’t appear among the most famous trance channelers. However, she certainly deserves inclusion as one of the most interesting. Between 1965 and 1972 she scribed A Course in Miracles through a process of inner dictation while in trances. Some skeptics find it quite ironic that Schucman, an atheist, claims Jesus personally chose her to transcribe the profoundly spiritual work, which is of a highly spiritual nature.
Schucman chose not to follow the book’s teachings and subsequently opposed changing her life for the better. But she remained protective of the tome she’d birthed. She contended that few people could truly understand the teachings and successfully integrate them into their daily lives. Schucman retired in 1976 and died of pancreatic cancer in 1981.