Psychic Readings and Tarot Readings – Demystifying the Mysticism
The psychic gift is often referred to as second sight or use david hoffmeister of the third eye because we consider our greatest source of information to be our vision. This is because with all of our other senses we ignore the vast majority of the information that is being received. With sight, our brains do not demote most of the information as being background noise while our minds quickly forget about sounds, smells, and touch sensations that aren’t relevant to our fields of focus.
When a psychic gazes at a visual focusing agent such as a crystal ball, an image on a Tarot card, patterns in candle wax or in sand, in essence they are performing auto-hypnosis and are placing themselves into a hypnotic state. In a hypnotic state, the mind is extremely open to suggestion and is receptive to information without the filtering and interpretation that the conscious mind performs. This is what allows a hypnotherapist to provide suggestion that assists a person in removing negative habits from their lives such as smoking or substance abuse. For the Tarot reader, a partnership exists between the Tarot cards and the mind. The ordering and the orientation of cards drawn from a deck are only part of the equation. A reader chooses a deck which “speaks” to them, a deck that engages their mind fully, with cards that draw their complete attention, placing them in that hypnotic state. Often readers may have a favored Tarot deck or may alternate between several decks, choosing the one that speaks to them the most at a given time or circumstances. The symbols and characters portrayed on the cards reside in the collective unconscious: archetypes, some obvious, some subtle, some sources of nearly endless interpretation.
In the state of auto-hypnosis, the psychic becomes the medium, a conduit through which knowledge and information pass. This information can come from any number of sources and each psychic may connect to different sources of information. A clairvoyant is able to see beyond the narrow sliver of time we call “now” and the narrow breadth of distance we call “here” and envision amongst the nearly infinite web of possibilities the events which are probabilities and of those, events which may become inevitabilities. A spirit medium receives information from whatever entities or intelligences are present and these sources of knowledge may also have the capacity to see beyond the here and now, both into the past and into the future.
Consider that which physicists through observation, measurement, and calculation consider the plausible origin of our existence. At the beginning of the cosmos, of time, all the matter that we are, all the matter that surrounds us, all the energy, all the light, the heat, and sound, the forces of gravity and of motion, every molecule in your body, every atom in every molecule, and every subatomic particle within those atoms, all these things existed as one single point of energy and information: not merely all things connected, but all things being one.
Having all shared the same origin, is it possible that some connectivity remains after the cosmos was formed from that single point? Even the emptiness of space, physicists speculate, is full of matter and energy. In essence, everything touches everything else, in both space and in time.
Does the butterfly flapping its wings in South America affect the weather in Central Park and is that butterfly actually part of a system which appears as chaos only due to its complexity? Our individual lives can be chaotic but we are part of a complex system and we are butterflies surrounded by butterflies. A psychic has the ability to sense their wings in motion and to foresee the rain that falls in Central park. They have the ability to stretch their perception out beyond the limits of the five known senses and to tap into the connections that exist between all that was once one.