Are you looking for a reading?
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If you want to know about different sorts of readings then please read on.
Readings can mean two quite different things.
Clairvoyant – contact with spirits of those who are now deceased or
Divination by methods such as Tarot cards, runes, I-Ching to seek advice about current or future events such as business or love-life.
Types of Readings
Clairvoyant readings are best suited for those people who have been bereaved recently and seek comfort. The National Spiritualist Union, who trains most clairvoyants in this country does not recommend seeking advice from the spirits of the deceased and most reputable NSU mediums will not attempt to predict the future. The satanic practise of contacting spirits for the purpose of predicting the future is called Necromancy. Google it to find out for yourself why we do not recommend it, and check our page on What to do if you think your house is haunted.
Sadly there are disreputable mediums who charge large sums of money for this service. If you have been bereaved and seek comfort through proof of the afterlife we would recommend contacting your local Spiritualist Church where reliable mediums, many of them with decades of experience will help you without payment. If you do not wish to do that then please contact us (link) and we will put you in contact with clairvoyant spiritualist mediums of international reputation.
Do not believe that just because they have not been on “Most Haunted” that they are not very good. Similarly a lot of people who have individual readings from the TV stars of the spirit world are often disappointed. As with spiritual healing the gift of clairvoyance is given for free from the spirit world and should be shared in the same way. Spiritualist mediums demonstrate their skills weekly before the most critical and knowledgeable audience in the world, the congregation of your local spiritualist church. Do not confuse that with TV showmanship.
Psychic or Clairvoyant?
Often these two terms are confused. Everybody is psychic, but often this skill is overlooked. If you have ever walked into a room and had a bad feeling about it, or met a person and had a good (or bad) feeling about them then you could be experiencing your own psychic feelings which are concerned with what is happening here and now, to living things around you. This is part of your normal survival skills inherited through evolution and trainee candidates for both CIA and SAS are taught to take notice of these “gut feelings.”
They are called gut feelings because they are often experienced around the solar plexus charka, but most untrained people dismiss them as imagination. Martial arts at their highest levels use meditation techniques to improve psychic skills so that their experts can sense danger and react to threats before they are carried out. These meditation techniques can be extreme. Students at the famous Kung fu academy the Shaolin Temple are required to meditate while sitting under a waterfall of ice-cold water from a mountain stream.
Clairvoyance is concerned with contact with the spirits of the dead and higher spirits like spirit guides and angels. This is a higher skill that often takes years to develop, but there are people who are naturally clairvoyant and this may be why some people can see “ghosts” when others cannot. Developing clairvoyance can be risky, because as you develop the power to see spirits then they can also start to see you and attempt to contact you. See “So you think your house is haunted” (link) for more details
This can be upsetting to a beginner which is why we would recommend that the best place to develop these skills is within a properly run development circle within a spiritualist church. Spiritualist church links can be found here.(link)
Occasionally clairvoyants use things like crystal balls, dark mirrors or bowls of water to focus their power. This is called scrying and its most famous users were Nostradamus and Queen Elizabeth I’s astrologer John Dee.
Tarot Cards, Runes, I-Ching, Astrology, Tea Leaf Readings etc.
These are all methods of the age-old practise of divination, which means asking the gods or spirits for advice. Properly done it is a safe and reliable way of seeking higher guidance about the present, past and future.
Divination is a more reliable method of prediction than contacting the spirits of the dead, even if the spirits are those of people who loved you while they were on earth. All too often your loved ones will tell you what you want to hear rather than the truth.
Also it seems that people do not change a great deal when they pass over into spirit. In particular they do not suddenly know everything as some unscrupulous clairvoyants would have you believe. If Uncle Jim could not read and write when he was alive it is unlikely that he can tell you everything about the universe because he no longer lives in a flesh-and-blood body. Death does not seem to be a crash-course in universal knowledge, unfortunately .
The situation is made even more complicated by the fact that the spirit world is a complicated place and not all spirits are honest and have your best interests at heart. This seems to be particularly true of the spirits who are associated with the ouija board. Please do not attempt to use this method – it is often associated with unpleasant and unhelpful spirit contact.
According to a lot of occultists the most reliable spirits are those associated with the Chinese divination method called the I-Ching. Interestingly this is also quite an easy technique to learn and most people can be introduced to it in about an hour. Like most things, however, practise improves your skill.
Tarot cards are also very good but it is not advisable to try to read them for yourself. They are likely to tell you what you want to hear rather than what you want to know. Learning to read the Tarot is more than a fortune telling system, it is a philosophy of its own. Most modern Tarot decks are based on the Rider-Waite system and are based on many philosophies, especially Kabala, Rosicrucianism and alchemy. Interestingly people who study the Tarot often develop clairvoyance as well.
Runes are a system that people who are afraid of the Tarot’s reputation often enjoy. Based upon the alphabet of pre-Christian Europe they are easily used for magical and spiritual protection uses when you have learnt their meanings.
Tea leaf reading was a popular and widespread practise in the North East fifty years ago. It is practised less frequently today but is a fun way to begin your personal study of “fortune telling”
Durham Paranormal Research Group can either teach you to use these methods yourself or arrange for someone to come to do readings in your own home for a small fee.