The Third Eye – Peacock Feathers

Peacock Feathers, Pavo Cristatus, Native to India
Peacock Feathers / Third Eye

Peacock feathers have long been associated with protection, most especially of the inner psyche, the Third Eye.  It’s beautiful pattern appears as an eye, fueling the legends of old.

The peacock “eye” in some cultures was thought to represent the evil eye and considered unlucky.

The bird, because of its vivid hues and royal attitude, is held up as a symbol to manifesting wealth in our lives and it was this royal attitude that had monarchs keep peacocks on the grounds for state occasions.

From Greek myth to Christianity, the “eyes” of the peacock represent celestial bodies, the field of eyes being the stars.  In ancient Babylon, they stood on throne and throne-room as guardians to royalty.

Many incredible facts about peacocks

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Born With A Caul

Once in a while, a baby is born with a caul, or veil on its head or encased in it.  This is a natural membrane, but has folklore an beliefs attached to the occurrence. My own great uncle was born with a caul and spent his nearly ninety years telling of this feeling or that and usually right.

Many believe that the child in the caul will have unusually strong powers of psychic abilit and be naturally empathic by nature.  The caul, or veil, is supposed to keep contained, the energy and memories of previous existence and ability.  Most babies born without the caul are said to have lost those memories and abilities during the birth process and regain them sometimes, in their lives.

During the centuries of the middle ages, a caul bearer was seen as a very good sign of luck. Villages felt blessed to have a bearer among them and often looked for indications from the bearer about crops, and markets, etc. 

A caul was gathered with clean unbleached cotton cloth, dried in the sun and wrapped up for the mother to keep. Many mothers sold their baby’s caul to sailors as it was considered a charm to ward off drowning. 

In the Victorian era, a small bit was tucked into a hair locket or petite pointe embroidery and carried as a momentum, especially if the child succumbed in child birth in a time when the infant mortality rate was so high.


© J.J. Thompson

Automatic / Spirit Writing

Automatic or spirit writing is the practice of writing while channeling messages from the spirit realm.  Those on the Other Side are sometimes strong enough to “push” textual messages across the veil and those who are able to relax enough to take up the pen in a spirit writing session will have interesting messages come through.  

Automatic writing sessions will often leave the psychic exhausted.  It takes great effort to remain still while spirit energies literally take over strongly enough to send messages through the brain of the channel.

It may have its down side, but spirit writing can yield some of the finest works and bodies of information.  It allows for great detail if desired and so long as the psychic can keep the same momentum as the spirits, the message system will be successful.

To try automatic writing, sit in a quiet place, with a large pad of paper in front of you and a pencil or pen in your hand.  Relax completely and breathe, letting stress drift away.  Try not to focus on anything in particular.  Let your thoughts drift until they are indeed random.  Begin writing if the urge strikes you.  Many beginners feel the spirit pull as an urge to put pen to paper.  You can begin by doing circles (a spiral) along your page.  At times this can develop into words and messages.

This practice can bring out messages and information that otherwise may not get channeled, but caution is always wise when dealing with the other side and energy that isn’t familiar to you.

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Copyright  J. Thompson

History of Spirit Writing / Art

As spiritualism came into vogue in the mid nineteenth century, spirit writing became a popular form of mediumship.  A spiritualist or medium sat with pencil in hand, while others sat nearby ready to feed her/him blank sheets of paper awaiting the frantic script of the channeled messages. With the fringe attendees growing weary of the standard methods of “communication” like the auditory knocks of the Hydesville Fox sisters and other fashionable spiritualists used, spirit writing was just the ticket to renew a robust interest in the spirit realm and séances once more.  The method of automatic writing opened the door for women of the Victorian era to achieve some notoriety.  Taking up the spirit pen meant they could write, while not breaking any of the societal morals of the day. Blaming it on the spirits held up much better when confronted by an angry husband or father.

When it comes to the medium’s involvement in the process, some people slip into a trance-like state while doing this, while others are fully awake and simple let the words flow, usually not really aware of what is being written because the messages generally come in very quickly, as though the spirit has only so much energy to funnel the message to the medium.  Some go into a complete trance, unaware of either the  movement of the pencil or the words coming through, although some have reported feeling heat when angry words pour out and cool when the messages are calm.  As though the feelings behind the messages come through clearly for some sensitive ones.

A NY state supreme court judge named John Edmonds, in the mid nineteenth century attended a session with the Foxes after he lost his wife.  He had a friend who claimed to be a medium and pushed this man to try to channel famous authors and writers. What those automatic writing sessions produced are considered vague at best. The one thing the get-togethers did do was to stir even more interest in professional and public figures.  Edmonds was lucky his position in the courts did not radically suffer from his dabbling in the spirit realms.

Over the next hundred and fifty years, not only was writing used, mathematics came through from the spirit world, music, song lyrics, poetry, erotica and art.  Mandelas are said to be drawn by artists guided by “god”. Voodoo Veves and other magical symbology as well.

Spirit communication is here to stay, be it by word, tapping, ouija boards, automatic writing or spirit art.  Humans will continue to strive to open more clear communication with those on the other side.


©  J. Thompson

Psychic / Medium Abilities

Psychic abilities come in many forms.  Some are subtle and others very “loud” in their unfolding.  This site is named Psychic Pen, with not only psychic phenomenon among its topics, but also other paranormal subjects, too.  As is the case with many writers, those of us who write on psychic and metaphysical/paranormal topics, do so with information often seemingly coming “through” us rather than “from” us.  Not exactly as intense as an automatic writing session.  Much of the time we are in total control over what words appear on the screen, but many times, information / data will come to us as we write.  Things that aren’t familiar knowledge from our own stores, but seem to come from “another” source.

Psychic writing in only one form of the paranormal experience of ability.  There are many others.

Clairaudience – is that little voice that you hear on a frequency that no others can.  It is the inner you that guides you and leaves you with impulses that tell you if you’re on track or not.  We would be wise to listen to the inner voice.  Guaranteed it has more scope of knowledge than does our limited human self.

Often, clairaudience is the form that spirits will take as a “first step” to communication.  A whisper directly in the ear, a nearly-textual image in the mind, a rhyme, etc.  These are some of the experiences of a clairaudient.

It can also be one of the most startling of psychic experiences or talent.  A frantic voice in your ear as you drift off to sleep, might be one example.  Granted, clairvoyance can shake a body up, but hearing, in the human experience, is a powerful communication.

Clairvoyance – is the “sight”.  Cliché as it may seem, the “I see dead people” whisper of the little boy with his face serious and fearful is strikingly similar to those of us who are clairvoyant.  Seeing shadows, phantasms, spirit bodies, disembodied parts and floating heads, is an exhilarating experience for anyone interested in the topic, but for those who are not expecting such occurrences in their lives, it can be heart-stopping in its way.

You experience clairvoyance in many instances in your life when you’re not even aware it’s happening.  You may see someone on the street, be drawn to their face, turn away and when you turn back, they’re gone.  You may see a shadow from the corner of your eye and when you look full on, it’s gone.

The finest way for someone wanting to focus on seeing a spirit is to look away.  By averting your gaze, you allow the visual to form.

Clairsentience – is feeling the ghostly presences.  A woosh past the cheek, a cool draft, a touch, scratch, kiss or other type of touch isn’t uncommon for those with this talent. The clairsentient is going to physically feel the touch or vapors of a spirit being.  They are able to smell odors on occasion  that are familiar and coming from the memories of the spirit.

This particular talent is probably the most common among those who think they’re not psychic (everyone is) because a scent will become noticeable for a moment and then be gone.  Recognizing that a message has been sent is important

Clairalience – is the talent of “clear smelling”.  Pipe tobacco, cigarettes, pot, body odors, environmental cues, and perfumes are some of the experiences that psychics with this ability have had.  This, as opposed to the other talents, can be very poignant, as smell is one of humankind’s most compelling senses.  Our memories are closely associated with scents, aromas and smells.

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Copyright – J. Thompson

Fake Psychics

When attempting to connect with a psychic with whom you feel a comfortable relationship, you will likely run into a few who just aren’t as “real” as they might first appear. Real psychic advisors are out there and you have to keep alert and trust your intuition.

Perhaps the most fake of all would be those who continue to milk you for money.  The first reading isn’t enough, they say.  You need this protection spell or curse relief or other type of reading, they say.

Don’t listen. If you have a reading and your psychic urges you to invest in other tools or things (s/he happens to offer) because you have a curse on you or need some other service, think carefully before reaching for your credit card. 

Many networks and corporate companies out there push ready-written scripts at their “psychics”. The per-minute fees are pushed to the max and return calls are encouraged.  When so many people are taking calls, the likelihood of developing a rapport with someone becomes slim. The likelihood of your phone bill inflating becomes greater.

If you are seeking an in-person psychic in your area, be sure to take someone with you if you’re unfamiliar with the psychic.  Your safety comes first. Again use your intuition and if the person feels uncomfortable to you, leave. It’s unlikely that will change.

Fake psychics will provide all kinds of minutiae about their talents.  One page is plenty.  If the bio runs on, chances are some of it is crap. 

There are different kinds of talents out there.  Some of us have a number of them, others specialize in a few or single gifts.  They are all gifts, and if real, can have some pretty incredible outcomes. 

What it comes down to is that you may have to go through a few toads before you meet the psychic advisor with whom you feel connected.  Don’t get discouraged.  There are many of us out here who have genuine gifts that could be of benefit to you..  


© J Thompson 

What Is A Psychic Adviser?

Tips for choosing the right consultant

When you’re seeking an ongoing advisory relationship with your personal psychic, choosing a psychic consultant you feel comfortable with is paramount to getting the most out of the experience.

The most important tool in the pursuit of a good personal psychic is your intuition.  It’s important that you listen to that little inner voice that all too many have a tendency to ignore.  Our intuition never lets us down, provided we open ourselves up to listening. So as you seek a spiritual advisor, you will begin with how the person “feels” to you. 

Networks are a personal choice, but the “psychics” associated with huge business ventures can be so numerous that a relationship on any advisory level is nearly impossible.  

The per-minute system also sets off alarms for many who simply want some questions answered and a fair honest reading.  Too many times, people find that although 2.99 a minute may sound reasonable, the bill can add up in no time.  

When you’re looking for someone to trust with knowledge of your life, you want someone who has a feeling of integrity, who presents themselves without the flash of corporate psychic empires and who doesn’t promise the world. 

The Crystal Ball

Psychics have had a Hollywood image for too long and most of it is hogwash. The most important thing you must remember is that psychics are people.  We have lives, loves, schedules and require sleep on occasion 🙂  We’re not mind readers or miracle workers.  

Testimonials and endorsements can be faked and often are.  They are not a trustworthy indication of the strength of a particular psychic.  “References” are the same.  Anyone can fake a set of friends as references and be cautious of any psychic who gives out client info. You might want to reconsider using their service.  Client confidentiality applies with any type of advisory position. 

Ultimately you can’t really know for sure about any psychic, online or in person.  You can trust your intuition and go with the one that feels most comfortable to you. Be patient.  Once you find the right psychic advisor for you, you’ll enjoy an ongoing and enlightening relationship.


© J Thompson