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 allows other beings to use her body as an instrument to communicate. Claudia could also be called a medium. But most mediums transmit the message they receive with some interpretation of their own. You always know that the medium 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.

If you'd like to know more about the history and process of channeling, I recommend [With the Tongues of Men and Angels][1] by Arthur Hastings. A larger and deeper work is Channeling by John Klimo.

+ What do you mean by deep trance?

A deep trance allows Claudia to step away while other beings use her body to communicate with humans. As a former scuba diving instructor, Claudia has dived more than five thousand times and is very comfortable underwater. For Claudia, deep trance channeling feels like diving into that beautiful big blue. Claudia’s absence during channeling sessions is evident to anyone who sees her work. Let me give you an example.

One day when she was channeling on a beachside verandah on a Pacific island, two humpback whales breached twice in spectacular style directly in front of our verandah. Claudia, an accomplished underwater photographer, travels regularly to the Pacific to photograph migrating humpback whales. She has been known to swim across a lagoon with her camera, striving to meet up with a whale she saw from afar. But that afternoon, while she was channeling Aedgar, Claudia did not even pause, much less run for her camera. She was fully inhabited by Aedgar in that moment.

+ Does Claudia know what she is saying when she channels?

No. She is unaware of what she says and does not like to talk about the content she has channeled. She has a very distinct, opinionated personality and does not want her personality to colour the material in any way.

+ Who or what is Aedgar?

Aedgar is an ancient spirit who has been involved with this planet, on and off, since its formation. In his last one or two lives, he took the name Aedgar. He is non-physical, as we all are when not living in these physical bodies. Aedgar is the being who is channeled by Claudia most often. He comes to speak in the majority of channeling sessions, and is present at almost all of the sessions that Claudia does for other people. Aedgar acts as a kind of coordinator for the other beings who come to speak.

+ Who or what is Bartgrinn?

Bartgrinn is a Druid healer who lived in Britain in ancient times. He is the same energy as Aedgar, but from a different lifetime. He has a different style and different fields of knowledge than Aedgar. For example, Bartgrinn uses more direct language and is more 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 seems to be a team of regulars. The transcripts on this website show some of our conversations with them. They are Aedgar, Bartgrinn, M’HoqToq and, rarely seen but never forgotten, Isis.

+ How do you say M’Hoq Toq?

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/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 me more than once that “It is the easiest of my names”. He offered this name after I (Janelle) had already got a couple of other names hopelessly wrong. I still don’t pronounce it as he would like, but he tolerates my pronounciation. Originally I transcribed the name as M’Hoq N’Toq. I also wrote it as M’Hoq Tauk for a while before the current spelling was endorsed.

+ 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?

Yes. The transcripts on this website are excerpts from longer conversations, an hour or so long. The excerpts show some 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. A book containing complete transcripts is in the works – we will update the website accordingly. It is a major project.

+ Some of the conversations were first posted years ago, is that right?

No. Even though many excerpts here on the website and on the Facebook page are from conversations several years ago, they have never been posted or published before. These excerpts have been 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.

+ 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 2010, she learned to negotiate with the beings to be able to control her channeling. Now she is able to choose when the channeling occurs.

+ Can the beings speak other languages?

They can but they are limited, they say, by the limitations of the facilitator, that is, myself. I am Claudia’s amanuensis, 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 optional 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 when we start telephone sessions (and would like to get on the waiting list), please 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. We’d love to have you come along with the us on this fascinating journey.

+ What will you do with my email?

You will get a fortnightly update from us. 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.

+ Who is Janelle? Is she a real doctor? Does she have a PhD in literature or social work or something? Does she also channel? Is she the one called ‘Nel’ in the conversations?

I am a medical doctor. If you’d like to get to know me, please do visit my fortnightly blog Xylem Flow and Facebook page. I am not a channel or medium. I transcribe the material during the conversations. Other than some light editing for grammar and changing personal details (for confidentiality), the conversation transcripts are exactly what was said. My name is abbreviated to Nel in the transcribed conversations.

+ 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?

Yes, we’re working on it. Please join our email list by completing the form on the Contact page so that we can update you.

+ If I have a personal session with Aedgar, what can I talk about?

Anything. You will find Aedgar very worldly and charming. At the very least, you’ll enjoy your conversation.

+ Is there anything I can’t ask Aedgar about?

As per Aedgar, the beings won’t do lottery numbers, the colour of your soulmate’s eyes or missing objects or persons. You are welcome to talk or ask about the spiritual aspects of illnesses or accidents. Further, Aedgar has said that there are aspects of his lives on earth which were private and will remain so. Finally, if you ask about something you are not ready to know about, you will be protected from that knowledge until you are ready to hear it. The beings do not want to frighten you.

Regardless of the topic, the conversations are always 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 I were both atheists since youth. Channeling with Claudia is not a religious experience and does not follow any religious formats or rituals.

We use words such as spirit and soul to speak of channeling; however Aedgar is very 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 his friends exist and communicate with us without a physical body. 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/very private questions. What’s the best way to get in touch with you?

You can email us at or fill out the form on the Contact page. All correspondence is confidential.