The Magic of Water

Aside from the health benefits of drinking good pure water daily, this elixir of life has incredible power when it comes to pagans and in the human experience.

Water is a universal cleaner, the fluid of life and the largest component in the human body. We are over ninety percent water and our bodies respond faster to dehydration than any other natural condition. We must take in fluids to be healthy. Water is the best there is.

Oceans and other bodies of water provide a home for the teeming forms of life in each, both plant and animal. These bodies of water contain all tat is needed for the multitudinous creatures to survive.

In the practice of magic, water provides the fluid as a conduit, symbolizing not only blood, but the fluid of the womb, rebirthing and replenishing what has been depleted. The element of water washes away the old and refreshes the new…ushering in the cleanliness and clarity of this moment.

The flow of a moving stream shows another aspect to water. Moving water is power in another way. The movement of it generates a constant rebirth and so renewal for stones and other magical tools is done well when the item is immersed in moving / running water.

Hydromancy is the art of scrying in a dish of water, from an ancient tradition practiced (in recorded history) in both ancient Greece and Rome, but with traditions back much much farther than that. Water scrying appears in literature like the story of Arthur and Gwenevere. The Avalon priestesses scry in a holy well up on the Tor.

Today, many pagans and seers use a black or dark ceramic or glass dish. Pure spring water works the best. The Greeks believed that spirits lived in the water and could control it.

Water is a necessary liquid of life and spirit, body and soul. It is the Great Fluid

 

© J Thompson

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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

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

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