Mediumship With Tony Stockwell Academy

My first spiritual development course was in my early twenties, where I attended the The Arthur Findlay College in England, affectionally referred to as ‘Hogwarts!’ As a brand new ‘Muggle,’ (a Harry Potter term for Supernatural Novice) I was both excited and nervous about communicating and connecting directly with unknown unchartered territory and dimensions, however, I felt the calling and trusted my gut instincts.  I wasn’t disappointed and was surprised and delighted that I could get messages for people just by saying the first thing that came to me!

The tutors from Arthur Findlay travel to Australia every year and I try my best to attend as often as I can to put my ego to one side, refresh my skills and dive down the rabbit hole and though the looking glass into remote viewing, psychic detective work, mediumship, automatic writing, channelling and other myriad exercises.

A few years ago I spent the week with Tony and the Tutors (who I won’t refer to as Wizards!) in the Dandenong Ranges at a five day spiritual retreat in a country manor surrounded by tall, ancient trees and mist. The days were quite long as we were fully immersed in mediumship from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm, so there was not much time for anything else. Time seemed to stop and it was refreshing to be away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and completely immersed in a spiritual bubble for so long, I didn’t want it to pop!  So many like-minded people all in one place, comforting each other and bring forward enlightening messages from above and beyond.  This allowed me to devote all my time to spirit, and there must have been quite a few up there, excited to come through and make their presence known. I knew the spirits were working their magic and using me as a vessel because the first two nights I only had a couple of hours sleep but I was wide awake and as bright as a button all day long and ready for duty!

There I would be, in my bed at night, snoozing away and boom! I’d be wide awake. If I looked at my watch it was always some time between 3 and 4am, what some people refer to as the ‘witching hour.’ Spirit activity is at it’s most lively at 3.00 -4.00 am.  Our awareness of the other side is much more pronounced, astral travel and lucid dreaming is at its peak and spiritual activity in the physical world is more prominent. Some say this is when the veil between the two worlds is thinnest but it’s more likely that this is the time we are in our ‘alpha’ state (the meditative, dreamy, warm and fuzzy state that hypnotherapists use) which gives us easier access to the spirit plane and allows us to change our perception. We are not so aware during the day because we are preoccupied.

Spirits were high and emotions were heightened for all the people in my mediumship group.   My first assignment was to get into pairs and bring forward a loved one in spirit to my partner. “You are going to find this one very difficult” my partner said “because I don’t have anyone close that’s died.” I closed my eyes and took a deep breath, in my mind’s eye I saw a chocolate labrador running excitedly alongside a river, wagging his tail frantically. I explained my clairvoyant vision and my partner replied that the dog was her pet, who she used to walk every morning in the countryside by a creek. “He’s telling me that you were very sad when he passed over, and he wanted to you have another dog to love and protect you, so it was him that guided another dog to you,” I told her. My sitter replied that she woke up one morning and opened her front door, and there was a dog sitting there staring up at her with wide eyes. She brought him in to her house and over time, this dog came to live with her permanently and became her new pet!

This was the first time a message from the animal kingdom had come through for me, but what a beautiful story, it shows that our four legged friends can communicate in the same way as humans and are also looking out for us up there.  I’ve done many more since and even helped people with locating missing pets.

I’ve invested so much time and effort into my psychic training that I’m now able to facilitate my own workshops.  I regularly host a psychic development group in Aspendale and encourage others to trust their extra-sensory perceptions and interpret their messages to others.  If you’d like to learn more please visit my website: www.andreafortune.com.au