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MEDIUM

Something intermediate between two others, or that which in some way unites the extremes, or that brings influence from one to another. It is the basis for the doctrine of mediation between God and man.

In spiritualism, a medium is the one who acts as an agent between a deceased person and one or more living people with whom the disembodied soul communicates ideas and experiences from beyond the grave.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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