It has been said that British born Medium Gordon Higginson was one of the finest mediums of the last century and a great medium at that. His
gifts of Mediumship were wide ranging and comprised mental Mediumship, (this is the most common form of Mediumship seen today) trance,
(where the medium gives themselves over to a spirit control) and physical Mediumship (where the medium may have the ability to produce actual
visible evidence of a spirit person) and healing. Gordon was also a man of great charisma and an outstanding servant of the Spirit.
Personally, I myself had never met Gordon while he was alive, but know many people who had met him and known him personally. One is being
Derek Robinson, former president of Wimbledon Spiritualist church in South London. Derek was one of those who looked at Gordon as being one
of the great mediums of his time. Derek told me that he had set up many shows for Gordon around the country and considered him as a great friend.
One time Derek was taking me to a theatre where I would join two other mediums for an evening of Mediumship that he had arranged. He was
telling me about the many years of friendship he had with Gordon and told me how he deeply missed him. Keith Charles (psychic cop) at that time
had recently had a stroke. Keith knew Gordon well and was an influential guiding force in Keith’s own development. Derek as worried about Keith and
the shows and said how much he wished Gordon was still with us. At that point (and I am not proclaiming to have connected to Gordon in the
spirit world) but I said to Derek, “Derek, Gordon said he’s always with you and I don’t mean just in spirit he said he’s always with you”. At that point
Derek produced his wallet, in the wallet contained a picture of Gordon, which Derek always had with him!
Gordon's birth was pre-ordained by Spirit. His Mother at the age of fourteen had gone along to a spiritualist church and was told by the medium at the time that she would become a medium and have a son who would follow in her footsteps. Gordon began developing his spiritual gifts at a very early age of three under the careful supervision of his mother, Fanny Higginson, who was also an excellent medium. He first publicly demonstrated his Mediumship on his twelfth birthday and was soon known as the boy medium. He continued to work the platform for another 63 years until the day before he passed to spirit. He was renowned for the accuracy of his platform Mediumship and his evidence often included full names, addresses and telephone numbers.
Gordon was also an excellent physical medium and produced the rare phenomena of materialisation and independent voice. He was one of the few physical mediums to demonstrate these unique and precious gifts publicly to audiences of up to 300 people.
Gordon was a dedicated Spiritualist and is the longest serving President of the Spiritualists National Union (SNU), serving for an exceptional 23 years from 1970 until his passing in 1993. He was also the Principal of the Arthur Findlay College at Stansted Hall from 1979 to 1993, as well as being a Minister of the SNU. Stansted Hall was very dear to his heart and a place where many came from everywhere to hear his lectures and see his demonstrations.
Gordon was a fine trance medium and many have witnessed the various guides and mentors who worked with Gordon. His principal guide Choo Chow provided spiritual words of wisdom, whilst his childhood friend Cuckoo and his Irish guide Paddy provided gentle fun and humour, as well as Paddy providing clairvoyance in the trance state. Gordon also had another guide called Light who would make predictions and who only come through once per year usually during the trance address at the Christmas morning service at Longton church.
Gordon was also an excellent physical medium and produced a wide range of physical phenomena including materialisation, transfiguration, independent voice and apports. He regularly demonstrated his physical Mediumship in the Library at the Arthur Findlay College to large audiences of 90 or so people. Despite receiving several injuries over the years due to inappropriate acts from sitters, he was not deterred and continued to demonstrate in public. Because of his desire that this remarkable form of Mediumship be shared with the public, perhaps more people have been able to witness physical Mediumship with Gordon than with any other medium. Gordon is also one of the few physical mediums to demonstrate physical Mediumship publicly to an audience of 300 people at the Glasgow Association of Spiritualists. Despite his results, this was one area of his Mediumship where Gordon felt there was room for improvement. Since he felt that he could have achieved better results if he were he able to sit more regularly.
Although well known for his platform work and physical séances, Gordon was also an accomplished spiritual healer. Together with his healing guide Dr John, Gordon was able to diagnose and provide healing for a wide range of ailments. Up until the time of his passing in 1993, queues regularly formed outside Longton Spiritualist Church when he was holding spiritual healing sessions. In addition, Gordon practised spiritual healing on animals and vets supported claims of a number of miracle cures with cases where all hope appeared lost.
References from Gordon Higginson remembered (a website dedicated to his memory)
Mediums and their work by Linda Williamson