2019, Vol. 83, No. 2, 248-267
Cunningham, P. F. (2019). A Contribution to the Study of the Possession Trance Mediumship of Jane Roberts. Journal of Parapsychology, 83, 248-267. http://doi.org/10.30891/jopar.2019.02.09
A Contribution to the Study of the Possession Trance Mediumship of Jane Roberts
Paul F. Cunningham
Abstract. This article presents a new examination of the possession trance mediumship of Jane Roberts, the woman who channeled the purported discarnate entity called Seth between 1963 and 1984. Roberts’s mediumship has generally been overlooked by the parapsychological research community. The purpose of the present article is to fill this gap in the literature. This article presents a preliminary description of Jane Roberts’s mediumship for parapsychologists who may be unfamiliar with the case, including an account of Roberts’s personal life and mediumistic career. The relevance of Roberts’s mediumship for parapsychology is examined. A comparison with the Patience Worth case is presented and the paranormal character of the Roberts mediumship is evaluated.
Keywords: Jane Roberts; mediumship; parapsychology; Seth