Frequently Asked Questions
Answers by Dr Janelle Trees
+ What is channeling?
“Channeling” is the nearest word we’ve found yet to describe what Claudia Luise does when she permits other non-physical beings to speak, using her body as an instrument to communicate their supernatural perspective on life and reality.
Claudia could also be called a medium. But most mediums transmit the message they receive with some interpretation of their own. The medium's consciousness and personality is still there, even if she or he is processing and transmitting information the rest of us don’t access.
When she channels, strange as it is, Claudia is not really there at all. She falls into a deep trance. The beings she channels speak in their own right, with no distortion from Claudia's thoughts, judgements or opinions.
In other cultures some aspects of her work would lead to her being called a Shaman, perhaps even an Oracle.
+ What do you mean by deep trance?
A deep trance allows Claudia to step away while non-physical, 'spirit' beings use her body to communicate with humans. This sounds strange but has been practised by humans of many cultures for millenia.
Claudia says that deep trance channeling feels like diving into that beautiful big blue ocean. A former scuba diving instructor, Claudia dived more than five thousand times. She is very comfortable underwater.
Her absence during channeling sessions is evident to anyone who sees her work. She gets irritated when people talk to her as if she was aware of what was said during channeling. She does not read the transcribed material.
+ Does Claudia know what she is saying when she channels?
No. She is unaware of what she says and, as mentioned above, does not like to talk about the content she has channeled.
Claudia is a highly-intelligent, forceful and passionate woman. She has a very distinct, opinionated personality and a rich personal history. Insightfully, she does not want her personality to colour the channeled material in any way. She feels that if she is aware of, or conversant with the material, there could be a risk to the purity of the work.
This decision makes her an excellent channel, but it comes at a cost. It sometimes puts a strain on relationships with friends or family she channels for because they are always excited about conversations with spirit, and want to talk about what they've discovered after a session. So, Claudia usually leaves the room after the end of a session.
Claudia not only gives up hours of her conscious life to do this work, but cultivates and accepts separation from those closest to her in doing so. She also has to deal with stigma, occasionally, from those who do not accept or want to begin to understand what she can do.
+ Who or what is Aedgar?
Aedgar is an ancient spirit who is said to have been involved with this planet, on and off, since its formation. In his last one or two lives on Earth, he took the name Aedgar.
He is non-physical, as we all are when not living in these material bodies.
Aedgar's last lifetime on earth was in Tudor England, when he lived in Bristol. He found true love--for the first time in physical life--with another man, Aiden, in that lifetime.
As a 'spirit' (not a word he likes much) Aedgar is the one channeled by Claudia most often. He comes to speak in the majority of channeling sessions, and is present at most of the sessions that Claudia does for other people.
In the early years, when Claudia was learning to control her channeling and Nel was getting to know the beings she channeled, Aedgar seemed to act as a guide and facilitator for the other beings who came to speak.
+ Who or what is Bartgrinn?
Bartgrinn was a Druid healer who lived in Northern Britain in ancient times. In a mind-bending twist, Bartgrinn is an aspect of the same energy that we call Aedgar, but from a different lifetime.
His personality differs and he has other fields of knowledge than Aedgar.
For example, Bartgrinn uses more direct language and is more earthy and emotional than Aedgar, who has a more refined personality.
+ Do the same beings come to every session?
While visits by new beings are always possible, there is a team of regulars. The transcripts on this website show some of our conversations with them. They are Aedgar, M’Hoq Toq and Bartgrinn. Finally, rarely seen but impressive in her feminine style, there is Isis.
+ How do you say M’Hoq Toq?
The two syllables are quick and short, the vowels are flat, as Americans say them.
It’s a Native American name, and Claudia and I don’t yet have the alphabet to transcribe it properly. If you are Native American and/or familiar with Native American languages and would like to offer an alternative spelling, we would be delighted to hear from you.
M’Hoq Toq has told Nel more than once that “It is the easiest of my names”. He offered this name after Nel had already got one or two other names hopelessly wrong. It is still not pronounced as he would like, but he tolerates the pronounciation. Originally Nel transcribed the name as M’Hoq N’Toq. It was also written as M’Hoq Tauk for a while before the current spelling was accepted.
+ Does Isis have anything to do with the religious extremists?
No. If you read transcripts of our conversation with Isis, it is clear that Isis is as far as possible from terrorism.
+ I get the feeling there is more to this. Are these transcripts excerpts from longer conversations? Is there a book?
A book containing complete transcripts is in the works.
The first draft was finished in April 2018 and is undergoing its second edit in October. The time of publication depends on whether the book is traditionally published or self-published.
The book is a memoir of life at a remote Aboriginal community at Uluru, when Claudia learned to control her channeling and Nel began to talk to the beings she channels. The main character in this non-fiction book is Aedgar.
The transcripts on this website are excerpts from longer conversations, mostly about an hour long. The excerpts reveal flashes of the wisdom of the beings, but only hint at the narrative power and complexity of the entire conversations, which build on various themes and interweave.
An e-booklet Consciousness is Chosen - The Complete Conversation is now available free to subscribers. It is the transcription of one of these unique conversations, containing questions asked by a (de-identified) woman Claudia channeled for.
+ Some of the conversations were first posted years ago, is that right?
Not necessarily. Even though many excerpts here on the website and on the Facebook page are from conversations several years ago, they have may never been posted or published before.
The excerpts are chosen to represent the beings and their conversations as succinctly as possible without sacrificing comprehensibility. The transcripts of entire conversations have not been made available online, but will be in the book (see above).
The only sure way to know what and when is updated here, and to hear about the book when it's ready, is to subscribe to email updates here.
+ How long has Claudia been doing this?
Claudia has been talking all night in her sleep in different languages since her teenage years, according to friends. In 2012, she learned to negotiate with the beings to be able to control her channeling.
Now she is able to choose when the channeling occurs and request that the beings speak English.
Details of how Claudia learned to channel and the first time Nel met Aedgar through Claudia form chapters in the upcoming book. Please subscribe to our email list to be among the first to hear when the book is published.
+ Can the beings speak other languages?
They could but they are limited, they say, by the limitations of the facilitator, Nel. Nel is Claudia’s amanuensis and facilitator and Nel only speks English with sufficient fluency. So they only speak in English.
+ Can I book an individual or group session in person with Claudia?
Yes. Please write to me if you would like one. We travel a lot. We have had gatherings featuring daily group sessions and often engage in private sessions.
+ Can I book a telephone session?
At the moment, no. Claudia will consider telephone sessions in the future. If you would like to know more contact us.
+ Do you have an email list?
Yes. Please send us a note on the Contact page so that we can keep you posted about the conversations, the e-books, gatherings and more. Join us on this fascinating journey.
+ What will you do with my email?
You will get a fortnightly update from us and an occasional announcement. Being on our email list is the best way to know when a new text is uploaded. You can also follow us on Facebook or Twitter. Your email will not be sold and we will not spam you. We do not do affiliate marketing.
+ What kind of doctor is Janelle? Does she also channel? Is she the one called ‘Nel’ in the conversations?
My name is abbreviated to Nel in the transcribed conversations.
For the record, I don't agree with everything Claudia channels.
Sometimes I strongly disagree with what the beings say. But I find the material compelling enough to fulfil my obligation to record, transcribe and report it accurately.
+ Is this real? It reads like a Kurt Vonnegut novel (or a Twilight Zone script or Carlos Castenada).
It’s all true. We couldn’t make this up if we tried. As someone with scientific training, I understand your skepticism. If it helps you to consider this a surrealist experiment, please feel free to do so.
+ Can we get recordings or videos of Claudia channeling on the website please?
We’re working on it. Please join our email list by completing the form on the Contact page so that we can update you. We plan a regular podcast, allowing one of the channeled beings to send a recorded message to our audience.
+ If I have a personal session with Aedgar, what can I talk about?
Anything. You will find Aedgar broad-minded and charming. Most likely, you’ll enjoy your conversation. Many people find the experience profoundly moving. It's not everyday you get to have a clear, out-loud conversation with a being who can read your energy like a book.
It's good to bring some questions with you when you come for a session. It helps the beings to know what you are curious or concerned about.
+ Is there anything I can’t ask Aedgar about?
The beings won’t do lottery numbers, the colour of your soulmate’s eyes or missing objects or persons.
Aedgar has also said that there are aspects of his lives on earth which were private and will remain so.
Anything else is permitted. All sessions are completely confidential.
Regardless of the topic, the conversations are generally warm, friendly and heartfelt.
+ Who is or was Aiden?
Aiden was the love of Aedgar’s life, in two of his lives, actually.
They were both men. Aedgar and Aiden chose to incarnate in Bristol, England for a second lifetime after experiencing true love together there. In their second lifetimes they were contemporaries of Henry VIII.
Some of the most moving and exquisite passages in the material are Aedgar’s memories of and allusions to his dear Aiden.
+ Is this religious? Is it anti-religious?
The existence of a spirit or soul has long been associated with religion. Science separates itself from religion by denying the existence of any kind of eternal soul or spirit in living things.
Claudia and Nel were both atheists since youth. Channeling with Claudia is not a religious experience and does not follow any religious formats or rituals.
Words such as spirit and soul are used to speak of channeling; but we are all aware of the religious connotations of the words, ‘spirit’ and ‘soul.’ We use those words for lack of better ones in English, since Aedgar and our other friends exist and communicate with us without physical bodies.
The beings are all tolerant and kind but each will tell you in their own way that religions are man-made and often misused.
+ Is this available in other languages? Can I translate the material for you?
Translating this material is challenging. At the moment, we are working with a professional English to German translator with an excellent knowledge of channeling and metaphysical concepts.
We appreciate multilingual readers who are keen to see the material distributed as widely as possible. If you would like to translate, please get in touch.
+ I have more questions. What’s the best way to get in touch with you?
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the form on the Contact page. All correspondence is confidential.