All those who properly understand
and appreciate the gift of mediumship agree that
Britain produced an outstanding all-round medium
in the 20th-Century: Mrs Estelle Roberts. She
displayed a wide variety of the gifts of the
spirit, including mental mediumship, physical
remarkable healing powers.
1950s, this woman was probably responsible (with
the help of a small handful of other notables)
for getting the Spiritualist religion legalised
and respected in Great Britain because she
visited the Houses of Parliament and gave
stunning demonstrations of clairvoyance to the
Lords and Ladies of the Realm and to the MPs. So
convinced by her abilities were the MPs that they
rallied to the Spiritualist Cause.
more than a quarter of a century has passed since
she died, the impact of Estelle Roberts's gifts
is still keenly felt. Many modern-day mediums
hold Mrs Roberts in high regard, and when they're
delivering clairvoyant messages they try to
achieve her degree of accuracy.
1940s and 1950s verbatim reports were made of
Estelle's messages by stenographers present at
her public meetings. Here are a few simple
snippets of her messages, and in the first one a
'dead' brother is returning to his sister who is
seated in a crowd:
Estelle: He has
brought Jim with him.
Woman: I can't place
Estelle: He's your
Woman: Yes that's
Estelle: He's met Aunt
Woman: I don't
Estelle: She's an in-law
connected with your mother. Her name was Mary
Woman: Oh yes!
lady, whom Estelle had singled out of a large
crowd of people, she said:
Estelle: There is a young
airman who wants to talk. You are his mother.
Before this meeting, you went to his portrait and
asked him to get through tonight, if he could.'
Before going on to relay the boy's poignant
message of love, Estelle
gave his correct age as twenty-two.
recipient received through Mrs Roberts news of
her four 'dead' brothers, then the medium
Estelle: They have brought
Mary with them.
Woman: Mary? I can't
Estelle: Well, I must help
you. She is your father's sister.
Woman: Oh yes!
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Famed Novelist and Health
Guru, Dame Barbara Cartland described in her
autobiography how her mother, Mary, received
astonishingly accurate facts through the
mediumship of Estelle Roberts, whose survival
evidence all hardened sceptics and cynics would
find impossible to explain away:
Barbara's mother, Mary, had received news that
one of her sons, Ronald, had been shot and killed
in action in the War; and in the same year she
endured further agony concerning the fate of her
other son, Tony, who was reported missing.
mother wrote to every man in the Lincolnshire
Regiment who was taken prisoner," writes
Dame Barbara Cartland. "Several replied that
they had heard that Captain Anthony Cartland was
Dame Barbara's suggestion, and using the
pseudonym of Mrs Hamilton, her mother booked a
sitting with Estelle Roberts. Dame Barbara
suddenly announced, "You have come to
consult me about your sons. They are both here
both," said Dame Barbara's mother,
defensively. "One is a prisoner."
Roberts shook her head. "No," she
insisted. "They are together. The youngest
one tells me that he was killed the
day before his brother. Now they are both
talking together; they have so much they want to
say to you."
Dame Barbara's mother refused to listen, certain
that Tony was still alive. "What a waste of
money!" she commented after the sitting.
Estelle Roberts had been correct - the next year
a letter arrived from the Ministry of Defence
stating that Tony had indeed been killed in
action, on May 29, exactly one day before the
death of his elder brother, Ronald."
Estelle had made this announcement even before
the Ministry of Defence had received any news of
the missing boy - she could have received this
information only from the spirit world.
remarkable autobiography of Estelle Roberts is
now out-of-print but is still available through
specialist Internet bookstores and second-hand
bookshops. It's called:
Fifty Years a Medium (Corgi Books: 1975).
There was also an earlier version called:
Forty Years a Medium