It is in the very nature of being human that creates in us a desire to know about the world beyond what we can physically see or experience with our five senses. This world beyond the senses is described as the metaphysical world. This philosophy has developed within it various sub-categories that help define and access the world beyond what we can see, feel, hear, touch or taste. These disciplines are used by mediums to provide spiritual guidance and enlightenment for people looking to explain current circumstances, to try and predict future events or come to terms with the past. Some of the techniques used in paranormal psychology such as Psychometry, clairaudience, automatic writing and Tarot reading are helpful to illuminate the path of higher consciousness.
Psychometry is the ability to sense the history of an object by touching it or placing it to the forehead. People with psychometric perceptions receive information from an object like an article of clothing or photograph as they hold the object. Usually experienced by seeing images, sounds, smells or even vibrations, someone with this ability can pick up the energy from the object. A psychic may be able to “see” or “feel” the emotions of the person who owned the object or who is pictured in a photograph, and know what they felt or experienced and provide a reading based on what they are feeling from the object which assists in providing spiritual guidance.
The term, psychometry was coined by Joseph R. Buchanan, an American professor of physiology, in 1842. Psychometry comes from the Greek word phyche meaning “soul” and metron meaning “measure”. Buchanan conducted experiments on his students, having them hold vials containing various drugs. He would then ask the students to identify the drugs. In his opinion the success rate was more than chance and published his findings in the Journal of Man, he concluded that all objects have “souls” that retain a memory. An individual with psychometric ability can “read” the memory in the object and provide spiritual guidance based on the information received.
Clairaudience is a French word that comes from clair meaning “clear” and audience which means “hearing”. Clairaudience is the ability to hear messages from beyond the physical world that are inaudible to the normal ear. One clairaudient describes her experience saying, “When I notice messages are starting to come through. I will immediately need to concentrate to be able to understand the words I am receiving to give to the client from the other side. The words can sometimes sound like static, broken up, distant sounds. Sometimes all I get is one word yet that one word will open the door to help me connect with a client on a deeper level to deal with an issue they are currently going through.”
A psychic with clairaudience is able to give spiritual guidance to others based on what they hear. Often people describe getting inspiration for their own lives through clairaudience. Authors and poets have been said to receive guidance through clairaudience. Joan of Arc is probably one of the most famous historical figures said to have heard voices from angels urging her to perform a certain task.
Psychic readings can also be given based on automatic writing, which is the process or production of writing material that does not originate in the writers conscience. This is a way in which a trance medium or ordinary person can receive information from the spirit world. Practitioners say that a message will be formed without being aware of what is going to be written in order to provide spiritual guidance for their client. One medium describes her process: “When I do readings I always ask that the client write their complete name and birthday as well as anyone else they have a question on. I then say a prayer so that I can connect with client’s angels as spiritual guides and then we will do the reading. I will hold onto the paper they have written on and the client can then begin to ask questions about themselves of the person they wrote on paper.”
Probably the most familiar form of spiritual guidance comes from reading Tarot Cards. Receiving guidance from the Tarot dates back thousands of years. Usually these cards are read to access information that is not directly available from the five senses. There are many different kinds of Tarot cards and usually a psychic will develop a special relationship with a specific deck that “speaks” to them. The thought is that the more you work with a deck the greater your connection to that deck will be, therefore the more accurate your readings will become.
Unlocking the metaphysical world is now easier and more accessible than ever. Psychic readings are available seemingly anywhere. In addition to Live Psychics, there are Online Psychic readings that can be done via email and Psychic Hotlines where mediums using their psychic gifts are able to connect with your energies and vibrations to view the event map of your life. If you need spiritual guidance to help direct your life, this might be the answer you are searching for.