> It has always been my understanding that "mediums" like Edgar
> Cayce, for instance, do not remember a thing when they come out
> of trance.
> Channels and to a greater extent, shamen, remember, never
> losing their own consciousness when possessed.
You don't need to be in a trance to channel. Mozart wrote his first symphony when he was eight years old.
Channeling is the ability to put self aside and become the conduit of information from higher dimensions of reality. For example, Mozart always stated that he did not create the music; he was the conduit for the music and his job was to write it down. On a more mundane level, most of us have had the experience of being asked a question and suddenly a wonderful and articulate answer flies out of your mouth before you have time to think about it. You might even say to yourself,” That was good, where did that come from?” Both the Mozart example and the every day one are instances of channeling…direct access to information of a higher nature…when the ego mind is out of the way.