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.
+ 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.
+ 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? Is there a book?
A book containing complete transcripts is in the works. The first draft was finished in April 2018, with publication planned towards the end of the year. The working Title is Heated Earth. The book is a memoir of life at a remote Aboriginal community at Uluru, when Claudia learned to control her channeling and I 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.
+ 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.
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, 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 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 and request that the beings speak English.
Some of the details of how Claudia learned to channel and the first time I met Aedgar through Claudia will feature 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 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. Come along with the 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?
I am a medical doctor. If you’d like to get to know me, please visit my fortnightly blog Xylem Flow and Facebook page. I am not a channel or medium. I transcribe the material from 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?
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. Current plans are for a regular radio show, 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 very worldly and charming. Most likely, you’ll enjoy your conversation. Many people find the experience profoundly moving.
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. Paid 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 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; 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 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 questions. What’s the best way to get in touch with you?
You can email us at email@example.com or fill out the form on the Contact page. All correspondence is confidential.