Originally Posted by briam
One teacher who said he had taught for fifty years insisted you..............ing forward to improve spirit connection
Of course you don't need to be blindfolded! Mediums don't routinely use blindfolds.
If you're nervous, if you can't concentrate without one, then you need to work at things a lot further and also work at ways to deal with nerves. An experienced medium in a development group would be able to help.
Those are neither old ways nor new ways.