In this mawing ceremony Loydd and Marion Yontry communicate telepathically through their chosen root, aided by a metal conductor. Most ceremonies based on communication involve basic telepathy, referred to as meering. Mawing is used when there is a need to communicate with an individual who is at a considerable distance from the individuals contacting them. That may be in a distant city, or state, or even a different time period. Marion is trying to contact her sister who has recently died of a stroke. After three attempts I was told, "mawing is difficult, you must remain patient. It is not only based on the party in contact, but the ones being contacted as well. The whum doesnt always flow so readily at all times."