is a Psychic Reading?
readings mean different things to different people. Ask a tarot
reader and you'll get one answer, ask a psychic medium - you'll
get another and a clairvoyant will give you a different picture
again. They are all using some form of psychic ability but how
it works will vary for each of them.
is using their ability to psychically connect with a client and/or
spiritual guides and channel information. They are called clairvoyant
because information is conveyed through vision - they are literally
seeing an image in their mind's eye of a moment in time. This
may be the past, present or the future. They may see the person
that they are reading for in a particular situation and they can
describe it as if they are viewing a picture or film of it.
of this is from a reading that I had once with a gifted Clairvoyant
who described me sitting at a desk with scaffold and worksheets
in the background (the office where I worked was undergoing building
work at the time). She went on to tell me about a concern with
a parcel, something about a bomb, and not to worry because it
would be alright! This was at a time when there were frequent
bomb scares due to IRA activity and the office that I worked in
had already had a few hoax bomb scares. I assumed that it was
related to that at the time. However a couple of weeks later,
I got a message from security to tell me someone had left a parcel
for me, they left no name and had hand delivered it during the
night. I wasn't expecting anything and it was certainly outside
of normal postal deliveries, so with the "warning" in
the back of my mind I was slightly concerned to say the least.
So, with the assistance of security - we tentatively opened a
corner of the package, expecting at any moment to be ducking for
cover. It turned out to be an innocent mis-communication from
a colleague working overseas, who had organised for someone to
drop off their home mail for me to take with me when I visited
them! All the facts that had been provided in the reading were
quite true, but the clairvoyant had obviously stopped before she
got to the bit with us rolling around the floor laughing!
is perhaps the psychic ability that most people expect in a reading,
however Clairaudience and Clairsentience are often used as a means
to channel information. A Clairaudient will hear messages
or information, often as clearly as if it is spoken to them. Readings
with a clairaudient are usually fast and direct as they literally
mouth the words coming into their head. A Clairsentient
uses empathic abilities through feelings - they experience the
feeling of a situation, the emotions that are felt by the querent
and those around them. Using this ability alone does not always
give very precise facts, but clairsentience does provide a deeper
understanding of what is going on beneath the surface.
quite common for combinations of these abilities to be used together
in a reading and each reader will have varying levels of ability
in each aspect.
tarot readings, the above abilities are usually used in conjunction
with an interpretation of a spread of tarot cards. The cards have
set meanings but the reader is also using their other psychic
abilities to receive information, whether they are seeing specific
images or situations in their mind's eye, hearing certain words
or getting feelings or emotions from the cards. The tarot cards
are used to help the querent with specific questions or as an
aide to assist the flow of information that is being channelled
is a tool used to assist a psychic's abilities, just as are crystall
balls, runes and other divination devices. The body can provide
further information - palmistry
reads the lines on your hand, iridology through the eyes, etc..
There is still more information that can be determined from the
date of birth such as with Numerology
medium provides yet a different kind of reading. Their speciality
is to channel information from the spirits of deceased people.
Their means of receiving information is still through either their
clairvoyance, clairaudience or clairsentience but the connection
is to the spirits of the departed. They are sometimes referred
to as platform psychics or platform mediums and
may advertise their services as crossing over readings.
Prominent examples of these are depicted in TV programmes such
as the "Ghost Whisperer" and celebrity status
follows such psychic mediums eg John Edwards or James Van Praagh.
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