Knowing More About Psychic Readings

psychic signPsychic readings of human beings are things that have always been under investigation. These are things that cannot be proved with the help of the scientific methods that are prevalent today. Many of the statistical results have shown the evidences of the existence and the truth behind the things that are related with psychic abilities.  There is a very common misconception that the people who are having psychic reading are the ones who are highly evolved. The possession of psychic reading does not indicate the development of the individual but it just means that the individual has got some extra strength than others.

The truth is that all the individuals have got psychic reading in them but they are not visible because we do not take enough strain to understand and nourish them. If every individual spend some time knowing oneself and nurturing the skills that are lying beneath him then you can find that many people come up with talents and skills which are just amazing and cannot be defined with words or the proofs of science. These psychics who have developed the skills with great effort can help others with the skills of intuition. They can easily do this with the help of various psychic reading.


Psychometry is the ability of the psychic in reading the past of anything by getting access to the memory that is present in all matters. There are clairvoyants available who make use of the personal item of anyone who has died for telling things about them with the help of the vibration energy that they get from the item that was possessed by the individual. The patterns of vibrational energy that come from the object that the person owned can create sympathetic vibrations in the subtle bodies of reader.


This is another psychic skill according to which knowledge about the occurrence of an event is gained before it actually occurs by making use of extra sensory – perception., prophetic dream, vision or premonition. Present events can be considered as the effects of the causes that are already present in past. The events that happen in the future are the effects of what is present today. By knowing present causes, there is possibility for predicting effects that are more likely for occurring in future.

This ability can help them in identifying the causes that exist in the casual world so that they can predict the future without any kind of flaws. There is no way for them in knowing whether the vision that they have is related with fictional or actual event. Predictions can be valid only when no new causes arise. This is something that is very unlikely in the world. For this reason many different possibilities are foreseen about future which is due to the existence of many causes.


Edgar Cayce: Psychic or Channel?

edgar cayceIn the parlance of metaphysics, some terms are often used interchangeably whether accurately or not. Edgar Cayce, the so-called Sleeping Prophet, is almost always referred to as a psychic but we can fairly debate if that is the most appropriate term for him. He was called the Sleeping Prophet because of his ability to go into a trance state and gather information for various purposes.

The debate may seem frivolous, but there are distinctions: a person with genuine psychic ability (i.e. the ability to glean otherwise unknowable information in a consciously aware state) may not necessarily be a trance channel, and while a trance channel may have the remarkable ability to access information in an altered state of awareness, they may not necessarily be particularly psychically gifted. For all intents and purposes, I think Cayce is best referred to as a trance channel; either way, there is no debating the fact that he has left an indelible mark in the world of metaphysics.

The Gift Unfolding

Born in 1877 to a farming family in Kentucky, Cayce would receive no more than a ninth grade level education. Not surprisingly Cayce was a devout Christian, adhering to the Disciples of Christ, one of two denominations which share the name and one having its roots in 19th century rural Kentucky. In 1901 after taking a job as an insurance salesman in his early 20’s, Cayce developed a severe case of chronic laryngitis that lasted over a year, forcing him to find a new career in photography which would require less use of his voice.

In his search for a cure (which mainstream medicine failed to provide), Cayce experimented with hypnotism. Remarkably, during the first session his voice was restored but upon awakening the laryngitis returned. In subsequent attempts with a different hypnotist, Al Layne, who had knowledge of hypnosis as a means for curing illness, directed Cayce in the hypnotic trance to describe his ailment and also prescribe the cure. After several sessions his vocal cords were permanently healed.

Trance sessions for Layne would uncover accurate and effective treatments for his own conditions. As word spread about Cayce’s amazing ability requests for sessions (which became known as readings) came from far and wide. Even questions that came in the form of letters proved to be no obstacle as he could just as effectively diagnose and prescribe treatments (despite his lack of formal education or any training in medicine) whether or not a person was present, and in fact most of his work was done from a distance. In 1923 new kinds of questions were being posed to Cayce related to the meaning of life, the nature of reality and other more philosophical and metaphysical topics, and these became known as the “life readings” as opposed to the previous “physical readings.”

Conflicting Paradigms?

There was seemingly no question Cayce could not answer. Over a period of four and a half decades Cayce gave over 14,000 readings, most of which were documented and have been archived along with responses to the readings from patients. It was astounding enough that the physical readings could elicit accurate medical advice, but the life readings would reveal new kinds of information completely out of context with Cayce’s religious background. Topics such as reincarnation emerged, juxtaposed to his orthodox Christian belief system and information about the lost continent of Atlantis.

When asked during a psychic reading where the information came from Cayce said that it came from the subconscious or unconscious of the client, or the Akashic Records (sometimes referred to as the Book of Life), which is akin to Carl Jung’s concept of the collective unconscious. It is a sort of etheric database upon which every thought, every emotion, every experience of every person who has ever lived has been recorded and is thus accessible.

What do we name this ability of Cayce to access this information? When Cayce gave real psychic readings they came through in his normal voice but narrated in the “we” form, and he would not remember the readings upon waking, like most trance channels. There was not an outside entity that claimed control of his consciousness as also happens with most trance channels. Yet he had a direct line to records otherwise unknowable in ordinary consciousness. It’s possible that he was simply the clearest psychic that ever lived, but given the fact that he had to go into trance to retrieve the information makes me lean more the direction that he was actually a channel.