Exploring Techniques Used by Psychic Mediums
Very few people
have the gift of being able to act as a bridge between this world
and the next. Psychic mediums who have this ability take their responsibility
of relaying messages from the dead to the living very seriously.
Although a psychic medium's essential task is to create this communication,
each one has a personal technique, and each technique has its downside.
The most basic
technique that psychic mediums utilize is the cold reading. It involves
incorporating methods that help the medium to read a person who
they have never met before. Such methods may entail observing a
person's body language and vocal intonation, or asking a variety
of broad questions that the medium will then interpret. Cold reading
is best used by truly gifted mediums that have the ability to attune
themselves with the spirit and flow of another person. The downside
is that an amateur medium can fail to recognize authentic and meaningful
signs. This is not an easy method to practice. Although many skeptics
claim that reading a person involves nothing more than asking vague
questions and then making even more vague pronouncements, professional
mediums can gain great insight into their subjects which can subsequently
lead to helpful advice and guidance.
When a psychic
medium performs a cold reading, they are attempting to discover
certain insights about someone they have perhaps never met before.
Similarly, the method of warm reading involves the medium observing
and reflecting on a stranger and then making statements about them.
To achieve this, a medium will make contact with a paranormal for
information about the subject, and that consists of out of the ordinary
ghostly phenomena. The information gathered from the paranormal
source is usually about something seemingly inane such as 'the deceased
wore a gold watch on the left hand'. The purpose of this exercise
is to reassure the subject that contact has been made with the dead
and their spirit is still alive all around. A potential downside
of this technique is that skeptics believe that a medium is just
guessing and that they could possibly make a good guess. It is also
possible that the subject is so eager to get in touch with a loved
one that he/she may fail to be honest in the situation. This is
to say, the subject will believe that all pronouncements truly apply
to them, even though the visions may be incorrect or slightly wrong.
Cold and warm
readings are very popular techniques with those who want to believe
that the dead are still alive in spiritual form. Another common
technique that does not involve readings is one that relies on a
connection between the medium and angelic spirits. Typically, every
psychic medium has an angel and these personal angels will help
the subject better understand life's synchronicities and planned
coincidences. Psychic mediums will explain to you their experiences
and direct you in recognizing your own angels. Achieving this enlightenment
will lead you to a greater understanding of the realm of angels
and will provide you with guidance in your life. There is a downside
to this technique, however, and many mediums do warn that it easy
to loose touch with the present as you constantly search for guidance
from your angels. Although angelic beings are a comforting thought,
they cannot live our lives for us. An angelic presence can offer
spiritual comfort, but it is still the job of the living to deal
with life's responsibilities.
There are several
methods used by psychic mediums to make contact with the dead. Each
technique practiced by a professional and serious medium has taken
time to perfect. Although a psychic medium has the power to greatly
influence the living, a large degree of responsibility must be accepted
by the subject before embarking on a psychic journey. For any subject
to truly benefit from the visions of a medium, it is crucial that
the person is willing, open and always honest. Mediums may not always
be correct in their pronouncements, but it is up to the subject
to be aware of that and respond accordingly.
is an experienced tarot card reader who lives with the unexplainable
gift to see things others can not. She writes about the psychic
world in her website Exploring Psychic Readings.