All that we create comes about with the use of tools. If you fancy gardening, no doubt you have shovels, rakes, and watering cans at the ready. And so it is with psychic readers. While there are thousands of ways we can connect with our intuition and pass along messages to others, a few of them have become quite well known and broadly accepted.
Astrology is among the most popular tools used, along with tarot cards and crystal balls. Anyone who loves their craft has certain favourites in the collection of tools at their disposal. So, let’s gather our shovels and rakes and dig into ye olde psychic toolbox.
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Since time immemorial, humans have sought to predict important events before they happen. Early man and women studied the night sky, weather patterns, and animal behaviours to identify signs and patterns, then interpreted the subtle nuances supplied by nature to foretell upcoming occurrences.
Gifted individuals found they could read signs and symbols easier than others; these individuals became the medicine men and women, shamans, oracles, druids, and gurus of their cultures. Over time, people around the world, such as Egyptians, Celts, Romans, Native Americans, and Chinese, developed their own unique rituals and traditions for divining the future; These traditions form the basis for divination methods used today. Simply put, divination is the practice of predicting the future using specialised tools and rituals. Let us explore some of the various divination methods that have survived into modern times.
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You may be forgiven for thinking that psychics and mediums are one and the same. There are actually some psychics who are mediums; however, they are more likely to call themselves a medium, rather than a psychic.
If you are thinking of getting a psychic reading, then it is important that you know the difference between a psychic and a medium, as one may be more suitable for your needs than the other.
What is a psychic?
A psychic is someone who have highly-developed intuition. Some people call this the sixth sense. There are several types of psychic power: Clairvoyance is probably the most well-known and basically means that the psychic is able to see the future. They may get visions or may have prophetic dreams. Clairvoyants often use crystal balls when doing readings, to make the most of their clairvoyant ability. Clairaudience is when the psychic can hear voices or messages from their higher selves that help them predict future events. They may sometimes hear actual voices which give them messages. Clairsentience is when the psychic gets certain feelings, such as butterflies in the stomach, that help them predict future events. Claircognizance is when a psychic just knows things. They can then use this knowledge to inform you of possible events in your future. Clairgustance is when a psychic can smell things that others can’t and they use this to help them understand certain situations.
Psychics use various divinatory tools to perform readings. One of the most popular is the tarot, but some psychics like to use crystal balls or read palms. Often, a psychic will use a variety of tools to give you an all-round reading. When a psychic gives a reading, they will use their intuition when looking at the cards or crystal ball and this will give them the ability to predict events that are likely to come up in the future and some may also be able to see things from your past.
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It is said, that the lines on your hands can be likened to a ‘road map’ of your life. For those who have the ability to read that map, they can read you like an open book. Where you have been, what kind of person you are and who you have become. It can show the state of your health, the illnesses you have had; your luck in love; your creative and spiritual potential; the direction in which you are going & any potential pitfalls ahead.
Palmistry, also called chiromancy or chirosophy, reading of character and divination of the future by interpretation of lines and undulations on the palm of the hand. The origins of palmistry are uncertain. It may have begun in ancient India and spread from there. It was probably from their original Indian home that the traditional fortune-telling of the Roma (Gypsies) was derived. The chiromantic art has been known in China, Tibet, Persia, Mesopotamia, and Egypt, and it underwent significant development in ancient Greece.
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From the earliest prehistoric times to our technological age we have found beauty, power and mystery within crystals. Crystals were probably first used as amulets; objects worn to deflect negativity or evil. Later, they were revered as deities, offered as sacrifices and buried for blessings and fertility of the land. Their use is intimately connected with religion, ritual, healing and enhancing, psychic awareness.
Crystals may lie deep within the earth or exposed to the sun and stars. They are dull or prismatic, dense or coarse. Blue, green, red and colours as beautiful as any rainbow. Plentiful agate and costly emerald. Transparent, tri-coloured Tourmaline, and opaque marble. Royal purple sugalite, amethyst and clear quartz crystal. Crystals are the gifts of the Earth. They are manifestations of the universal forces. The Earth is one tiny part of a vast energy network. Though once created by it, our planet now contains it own vibrations. Some of these powers and their manifestations that are beneficial to us, can be found within the stones; And we can use them for our own healing, spiritual and psychic growth.
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The origins of Tarot cards, who first designed them, where and when and for what purpose, remain vague and elusive; despite the many attempts through articles and books to shed light on the subject. At one time or another writers on the subject of the Tarot, have assigned the invention of the cards to a wide range of sources; such as the religious rituals and symbols of the ancient Egyptians; others suggest that they spring from the mystery cults of the Mithras in the first centuries after Christ. Still others find similarities with pagan Celtic beliefs, or with the romantic poetry of the Holy Grail, which emerged during the middle ages in Western Europe.
If we wish to base our exploration of the Tarot’s origins exclusively on factual evidence, the first documented decks of Tarot cards; those which include not only the ordinary four suits of playing cards, but also the strange images of what are now known as the Major Arcana or Tarot Trumps. Spring from the second half of the fifteenth century and were painted in Italy. There are two of these decks. One known as the Charles VI pack and the other is known as the Visconti-Sforza pack, and the truth is that we do not know much about how they came into existence.
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