Everyone has innate psychic abilities. There are some who are born with a more developed gift than others, but everyone has potential.
There are three basic modes of psychic receptivity
Being aware of facts or situations that you have no concrete way of
knowing by experiencing them emotionally. In other words, a
clairsentient can feel the emotions of others, can feel the presence of
spiritual entities and feel that a situation will turn out a certain
way. This happens to be the mode I work most from.
This is the ability to hear sounds (music, voices, names) from other realms. Joan of Arc is a famous example of a clairaudient.
A clairvoyant experiences psychic awareness in the form of visual
images. Sometimes these images are of actual scenes, sometimes they are
symbols. Clairvoyants can sometimes see spiritual entities. The child in
the movie "The Sixth Sense," for instance, was an extremely powerful
The majority of people will find that their psychic abilities lie
primarily in one of these areas. Working within the area in which your
natural abilities lie makes the process of strengthening those abilities
If you are intuitive and empathic, your primary mode will likely be
clairsentience. If you are a very visual person, chances are your
primary mode will be clairvoyance. Experiment and see which works best
for you. Practice! These are not skill you can master with a minimum of
effort. It is like exercising a muscle; You have to work it to make it
The state of mind you should be in for divination is close to a
meditative state. Your mind and body should be relaxed. Sit comfortably
and breathe deeply. Slowly let your mind open.
Having a divinatory tool to work with is an excellent idea because it
gives you something tangible to interpret. It stimulates your intuition
and unconscious mind by serving as a screen for them to project upon.
Some useful divinatory tools are The I Ching, a form of stichomancy (the
practice of seeking insight into the world by reading a random passage
in a book), Runes (a tool that dates from at least 300 AD when they were
used by the Goths) and The Tarot. Then there is:
This is the use of a crystal or crystal globe or, more economically, a
bowl of water with a few drops of ink (not India ink so in case you
spill it, it won't be a disaster).
In order to scry, you should sit comfortably, preferably inside a cast
circle, in a darkened but candlelit room. Then, without straining, gaze
at the surface of your scrying tool. You may be able to discern a blue
light emanating from it. Out loud, say the question you want information
about. Continue to gaze at the scrying tool. At a certain point, you
will notice its surface has become hazy. Then it will come sharply back
into focus. This is the point at which the vision may open. If it
doesn't, don't be impatient. It may take lots of practice before you
have a breakthrough.
The vision may be symbols or scenes. When you are a beginner, they may
not be easily discernible. Resist the temptation to shift your line of
vision in an attempt to try to make them out. Keep your eyes on the
scrying tool. Perhaps the images you see won't make much sense to you,
but make sure you write them down in your notebook along with the
question you asked so you can assess their meaning from the vantage
point of a later date.
Meditation and Automatic Writing
Have a friend give you a question on which to meditate. Or ask a
question yourself. For learning purposes it should be a question you do
not know the answer to but will be able to verify later. Get a pen and a
piece of blank paper. Relax. Breathe deeply and slowly. Find your
centre. Ask your spirit guardian for assistance in guiding your hand.
Let your mind drift. Hold the pen lightly in your hand. Focus on the
question and on the charge of energy that is building up in your hand.
At a certain point, the pen may begin to move, seemingly of its own
accord. Don't let the excitement you feel at what is happening disrupt
the delicate connection between your everyday consciousness and your
deep mind. This last point is probably the most difficult instruction to
follow, particularly when you are just starting out.
Your first few efforts will likely result in a collection of squiggles
and chicken scratches. Again, don't be disheartened. With practice you
will be able to write legible words. Save even your most illegible
efforts in a binder or notebook so that you can keep track of your
Brief note of warning: Keep your perspective. Don't allow your psychic
abilities to dominate your life. In order to be a balanced person, you
have to listen to all of your senses (including your common sense), not
just your sixth sense. So develop your psychic abilities but find a
balance between them and your other abilities. Don't overindulge.