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Let’s start with a little clarification on psychic readings. If you search the web for information on psychic readings, you will get absolutely everything thrown in. By everything I mean all the forms of divination that exist.
You may be misled to believe that tools and forms of divination such as (but not limited to) tarot, oracle cards, cartomancy, palmistry, rune stones, numerology, i-ching, astrology and horoscopes require psychic ability. If there are written meanings to refer to it just isn't psychic!
While these forms of divination have nothing at all to do with “PSYCHIC” readings they can be inspiring, enlightening and entertaining - but none are connected to REAL Psychic Readings. With the exception of psychics using their extrasensory perceptions (ESP) with these tools and not the recall of the associated meanings.
Why are these consultations called readings?
We call it a 'psychic reading' when the psychic reads the messages picked up in the sitting. That could be though seeing visions, hearing voices, sensing feelings, etc. with their ESP - things that are not actually there in the psychical.
All readings that utilize an expert's ESP (or 6th sense) are psychic readings.
These readings differ between the medium, clairvoyant, psychic-tarot reader and channeler. Generally, the most sought-after psychic is called a medium. (Medium: An agent through which something else is transmitted or carried.)
A psychic reader receives information mainly through the 3Cs:
-> Clairvoyance: the ability to see what isn’t seen through the eyes
-> Clairaudience: to hear what isn’t heard through the ears
-> Clairsentience: to be able to touch, taste or smell beyond the natural range of these senses.
Each medium will have his/her own specialty of one or more of the 'clairs' from where they convey their psychic advice.
For some it’s clairaudiently connecting to the spirit world as they can to communicate with those who have passed over. As in these insights into the afterlife from a ghost whisperer.
It doesn’t matter if you are trying to reach out to a loved one who has passed over, or the disincarnate soul is reaching out to you. Either way you will probably want to know as much as possible about connecting with a real psychic medium.
A session with a psychic medium can be very reassuring for those who have lost loved ones. Contacting those who have died is a very popular form of psychic consultation and attracts the TV producers to televise some of the more famous mediums like John Edward, James Van Praagh, Gordon Smith and the like.
Some mediums are referred to as Trance Channelers. This type of medium will usually go into a light trance state while the being/spirit/guide aligns with the person and communicates THROUGH him/her. Some mediums have little, or no conscious awareness of the messages being shared. But this is not set in stone, some channelers will remain totally aware of the session whilst it is in progress.
Much of the channeled information is truly remarkable, but you must get your own experiences to know that of course, and I must warn you, I have also found this area to harbor many absolute fruit-cakes and space-cadets. So, buyers beware as they say, Nutters exist as well as the Real MacCoys.
This leads me to the skeptics. All I can say about the skeptics is this:
I’m happy for both the believers and the skeptics. I’m not here to convert anyone. I have my own evidence and you need to get yours, if you want to that is. It’s always best to be skeptical until your own experience of real psychic readings gives you good reason to believe.
In Psychometry Readings, your psychic will typically hold a piece of jewelry or another an article you may present that would have some meaning and connection to you or the person you are seeking information about. Images captured in photography will hold a subtle energy that can be tuned into just like objects owned and worn by a person can be.
Clairsentience is the term often used to describe this. Claire = clear and Sentience = feelings/sensing. Psychometry is also a great place to begin your own psychic development.
Remote Viewing Readings are likened to astral projection. The reader's mind projects in time and space clairvoyantly, clairaudiently and clairsentiently with one clair being predominant. In psychic investigations of crime scenes, it is normally remote viewing being used.
TarotVision Readings are what I have branded my psychic tarot card reading. A good Clairvoyant Tarot Reader like myself will use the imagery of the Tarot to inspire visual messages in the mind's eye. We then relay thoughts and feeling from those visualizations within. The clairvoyant tarot reader is a psychic. These images will ‘come alive’ in the psychic's eye.
In a similar way that the clairvoyant will see the tarot cards come alive, the crystal ball gazer will see things in the nothingness of the ball.
In Crystal Ball Readings clairvoyance is used. The ball is uses as a focus point while the psychic 'sees' visions of people, scenarios, or symbols, which are then interpreted, or read by the clairvoyant. (This is one of my personal preferences.) It won’t matter whether the ball is quartz crystal or lead crystal glass, it’s the ability of the clairvoyant to see the unseen. The crystal ball has become one of the most used icons for depicting psychic readings.
I remember struggling for many years to ‘see’ things in my crystal ball. I had been adept with my Clairvoyant TarotVision for more than fifteen years but try as I may all I could see in the crystal ball was the impurities and flaws in the glass. Then one day while in the middle of giving a reading over the phone I just glanced back at the ball and there in my mind's eye the animated image of a hand holding a scrap of paper with a word written on it as clear as daylight. It was the very answer to the question my client had just posed.
No longer popular and yet always included in scary movies, are Séance and Ouija Board Readings. Many good psychic mediums will still get together and form a circle to connect with departed loved ones. Often times two or more psychics in a Séance Circle will receive messages and converse with the same spirit. The Ouija Board being so easily available and featured in so many spooky movies unfortunately attract the unenlightened (readers and entities) as revealed in this growing collection of Ouija Board Stories.
The first choice is to decide upon distance or face to face readings.
There are usually psychic advisors of one type or another at local new age bookstores providing face to face psychic readings. Remember to question the store owner or psychic about what type of reader he/she is.
Market stalls usually have a tarot reader on site as do Psychic Fairs, New Age festivals, Body-Mind-Spirit exhibitions and the like.
Stage or platform psychics are also popular at the festivals as well as being featured in local psychic churches.
Of course, today, more and more people opt for Distance Psychic Readings because of convenience, ease and value.
The main choices in readings at a distance are:
Well, there are so many reasons to consult a psychic, but here is a short list of the top reasons I am asked in my professional consultations.
Psychic Relationship Readings
Psychic Life Path Readings
Spiritual Guidance Readings
Psychic Mentoring Readings
Before you engage a professional psychic, it is always good to prepare for your consultation beforehand. This is especially so, when going into an online psychic reading where you are charged a per minute rate. Preparation can save a lot of money and get you more accurate answers.
Here is what I suggest for my own clients, but these guidelines will serve you well whoever you connect with for a reading.
Prepare some psychic questions
Make sure you pick your reader carefully
Get a notepad and pen ready